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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


Notice of meeting.


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 El Paso, Texas on June 5-6, 2002. It is open to the public.


On June 5, the meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. Throughout the first day, invited speakers will address the following theme: innovative partnerships as a vehicle for improving U.S.-Mexico border-region environmental infrastructure. A public comment session will take place from 12 p.m.-12:30 p.m.

The following day, on June 6, the Board will conduct a routine half-day business meeting that will begin at 8 a.m. and end at 12 noon.


The meeting will take place in the Grand Ballroom Salon A of the Hilton Camino Real Hotel, El Paso, Texas. The address is 101 South El Paso Street. The hotel phone number is (915) 534-3000. The Camino Real is adjacent to the Convention Center and Performing Arts Theatre; it has underground fee parking. It is located approximately 10 minutes from the Santa Fe bridge to Juarez and is across from Trolley Stop #8.

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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, The Board website is​ocem/​gneb-page.htm.

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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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.


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 Americas 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 haveStart Printed Page 22428representatives 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: April 26, 2002.

Elaine M. Koerner,

Designated Federal Officer.

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[FR Doc. 02-11008 Filed 5-2-02; 8:45 am]