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Good Neighbor Environmental Board Meeting

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AGENCY:

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION:

Notice of meeting.

SUMMARY:

The next meeting of the Good Neighbor Environmental Board, a federal advisory committee that reports to the President and Congress on environmental and infrastructure projects along the U.S. border with Mexico, will take place in Calexico, California on February 20-21, 2002. It is open to the public.

DATES:

On February 20, the meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 5:30 p.m. On February 21, the meeting will begin at 8 a.m. and end at 12 noon. Invited speakers will address local environmental concerns, especially water and energy issues, on the first day and a public comment session will be held. The following day, February 21, the Board will conduct a routine half-day business meeting.

ADDRESSES:

The meeting will take place in the campus library of the San Diego State University Imperial Valley Campus in Calexico. The address is 720 Heber Avenue in Calexico.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Elaine M. Koerner, Designated Federal Officer for the Good Neighbor Environmental Board, Office of Cooperative Environmental Management, Office of the Administrator, USEPA, MC1601A, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20004, (202) 564-1484, koerner.elaine@epa.gov. The Board website is www.epa.gov/​ocem/​gneb-page.htm.

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Meeting Access:

Individuals requiring special accommodation at this meeting, including wheelchair access to the meeting room, should contact the Designated Federal Officer at least five business days prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Public Attendance: The public is welcome to attend all portions of the meeting. Members of the public who plan to file written statements and/or make brief (suggested 5-minute limit) oral statements at the public comment session are encouraged to contact the Designated Federal Officer for the Board prior to the meeting.

Background: The Good Neighbor Environmental Board meets three times each calendar year at different locations along the U.S.-Mexico border. It was created by the Enterprise for the Americans Initiative Act of 1992. An Executive Order delegates implementing authority to the Administrator of EPA. The Board is responsible for providing advice to the U.S. President and Congress on environmental and infrastructure issues and needs within the States contiguous to Mexico in order to improve the quality of life of persons residing on the United States side of the border. The statute calls for the Board to have representatives from U.S. Government agencies; the governments of the States of Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas; and private organizations with expertise on environmental and infrastructure problems along the southwest border. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency gives notice of this meeting of the Good Neighbor Environmental Board pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Public Law 92-463).

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Dated: February 1, 2002.

Elaine M. Koerner,

Designated Federal Officer.

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[FR Doc. 02-3104 Filed 2-7-02; 8:45 am]

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