[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 8 (Thursday, January 12, 2012)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-469]

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Natural Resources Conservation Service

Notice of Meeting of the Agricultural Air Quality Task Force

AGENCY: Natural Resources Conservation Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of Meeting.


SUMMARY: The Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Air Quality 
Task Force (AAQTF) will meet to continue discussions on critical air 
quality issues related to agriculture. Special emphasis will be placed 
on obtaining a greater understanding about the relationship between 
agricultural production and air quality. The meeting is open to the 
public, and a draft agenda is included in this notice.

DATES: The AAQTF meeting will convene on Tuesday, February 7, 2012, 
from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesday, February 8, 2012, from 8 a.m. to 4 
p.m. There will be a public comment period. Individuals making oral 
presentations should contact Elvis Graves and bring at least 30 copies 
of any material to be distributed. Written material to be considered by 
the AAQTF must be received by Elvis Graves (address given below) no 
later than January 27, 2012.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Sheraton Phoenix Airport 
Hotel located at 1600 S. 52nd Street, Tempe, Arizona 85281; Telephone: 
(480) 829-9427.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions and comments should be 
directed to Elvis L. Graves, Designated Federal Official, Department of 
Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service, Post Office Box 
2890, Washington, DC 20013; Telephone: (202) 720-1858; Fax: (202) 720-
2646; Email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of this meeting is given under the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2. Additional information 
concerning AAQTF, including any revised agendas for the February 7-8, 
2012, meeting that occurs after this Federal Register Notice is 
published, may be found at http://www.airquality.nrcs.usda.gov/AAQTF/index.html.

Draft Agenda

Meeting of the AAQTF

February 7-8, 2012
A. Welcome to Phoenix, Arizona
     USDA, NRCS, and local officials
B. Review Minutes and Actions From Last Meeting
C. USDA Agency and Environmental Protection Agency Updates
D. Air Quality Issues/Concerns Discussions
     Exceptional Events Policy Implications in Desert 
     Maricopa County Ag Best Management Practices (BMP)
     Committee Updates
E. Next Meeting, time/place
     Public Input (time will be reserved at designated time(s) 
to receive public comment. Individual presentations will be limited to 
5 minutes).

    * Please note that the timing of events in the agenda is subject to 
change to accommodate changing schedules of expected speakers or 
unexpected events.


    The meeting is open to the public. At the discretion of the Chair, 
members of the public may give oral presentations during the meeting. 
Those persons wishing to make oral presentations should notify Elvis 
Graves at (202) 720-1858 no later than January 27, 2011. Those wishing 
to distribute written materials at the meeting (in conjunction with 
spoken comments) must bring at least 30 copies of the materials with 
them. If a person submitting material would like a copy distributed to 
each member of the committee in advance of the meeting, they should 
submit copies to Elvis Graves no later than January 27, 2011.

Information on Services for Individuals With Disabilities

    For information on facilities or services for individuals with 
disabilities or to request special assistance at the meeting, please 
contact Elvis Graves. USDA prohibits discrimination in its programs and 
activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, 
religion, age, sexual orientation, or disability. Additionally, 
discrimination on the basis of political beliefs and marital or family 
status is also prohibited by statutes enforced by USDA. (Not all 
prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who 
require alternate means for communication of program information 
(Braille, large print, audio tape, etc.) should contact the USDA's 
Target Center at (202) 720-2000 (voice and TDD).

    Signed this 5th day of January, 2012, in Washington, DC.
Dave White,
Chief, Natural Resources Conservation Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-469 Filed 1-11-12; 8:45 am]