[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 134 (Thursday, July 12, 2012)]
[Page 41165]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-16975]



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 relating to agriculture. Special emphasis will be placed 
on obtaining a greater understanding about the relationship between 
agricultural production and air quality. A draft agenda is included 
with this notice. The meeting is open to the public.

DATES: The AAQTF meeting will convene on Wednesday, August 1, 2012, 
from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Thursday, August 2, 2012, from 8:00 
a.m. to 4:00 p.m. A portion of the meeting is reserved for public 
comment. See the procedure section of this notice.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn Syracuse/
Liverpool, 441 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool, New York 13088; 
telephone: (315) 457-1122.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions and comments should be 
directed to Elvis L. Graves, Designated Federal Official, Department of 
Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 2901 East Lee 
Street, Suite 2100, Greensboro, North Carolina 27401; telephone: (336) 
370-3352; fax: (336) 273-8132; or 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 revisions to the meeting agenda that may 
occur after this Federal Register Notice is published, may be found at: 

Draft Agenda

Meeting of AAQTF

August 1-2, 2012
A. Welcome to Syracuse, New York USDA, NRCS, and local officials
B. Review Minutes and Action Items from Last Meeting
C. USDA Agency and Environmental Protection Agency Updates
D. Air Quality Issues/Concerns Discussion
     Continued discussion of goals for Task Force
     Anaerobic Digester Technologies
     Odor Management Technologies
     Committee Updates
E. Next Meeting, time/place

    Note: Public Input (time will be reserved for public comment. 
Individual presentations will be limited to 5 minutes).

    Please note that the sequence of events in the agenda is subject to 
change to accommodate potential changes in schedules of expected 
speakers and extended discussions.


    This meeting is open to the public. At the discretion of the Chair, 
members of the public may present oral presentations during the 
meeting. Persons wishing to make an oral presentation should notify 
Elvis Graves at (336) 370-3352 no later than July 20, 2012. Those 
wishing to distribute written materials at the meeting (in conjunction 
with spoken comments) must bring at least 35 copies of the materials 
with them. Written materials for distribution to AAQTF members prior to 
the meeting must be submitted and received by Elvis Graves no later 
than July 20, 2012.

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 Target 
Center at (202) 720-2000 (voice and TDD).

    Signed this 2nd day of July, 2012, in Washington, DC.
Dave White,
Chief, Natural Resources Conservation Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-16975 Filed 7-11-12; 8:45 am]