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Task Force on Agricultural Air Quality

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Natural Resources Conservation Service, USDA.


Notice of meeting.


The Task Force on Agricultural Air Quality will meet to continue discussions on critical air quality issues in relation 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; a draft agenda of the meeting is attached.


The meeting will convene Thursday, August 28, 2003, at 8:30 a.m., continue until 5 p.m., and will resume Friday, August 29, 2003, from 8:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Individuals with written materials, and those who have requests to make oral presentations, should contact the Natural Resources Conservation Service, at the address below, on or before August 19, 2003.


The meeting will be held at the Renaissance Tulsa Hotel and Convention Center, 6808 South 107th East Avenue, Tulsa, Oklahoma, telephone: (918) 307-4024. Written material and requests to make oral presentations should be sent to Dr. Beth Sauerhaft, USDA-NRCS, Post Office Box 2890, Room 6158, Washington, DC 20013.

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Questions or comments should be directed to Dr. Beth Sauerhaft, Designated Federal Official; telephone: (202) 720-8578; fax: (202) 720-2646; e-mail:

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Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2. Additional information about the Task Force on Agricultural Air Quality, including any revised agendas for the August 28 and 29, 2003, meeting that occur after this Federal Register Notice is published, may be found on the World Wide Web at​faca.

Draft Agenda of the August 28 and 29, 2003, Meeting of the AAQTF

A. Welcome to Oklahoma

  • Local and NRCS Officials

B. Discussion of May minutes

C. Discussion of National Emissions Inventory of Ammonia from Animal Husbandry

D. Discussion of USDA-NASA opportunities for collaboration

E. EPA update

F. Subcommittee Presentations

  • Emerging Issues Committee
  • Research Committee
  • Policy Committee
  • Education/Technology Transfer Committee

G. US Forest Service Healthy Forest Initiative

H. Invited Speaker

I. Next Meeting, Time/Place

G. Public Input (Time will be reserved before lunch and at the close of each daily session to receive public comment. Individual presentations will be limited to 5 minutes).


This meeting is open to the public. At the discretion of the Chair, members of the public may give oral presentations during the meeting. Persons wishing to make oral presentations should notify Beth Sauerhaft no later than August 19, 2003. If a person submitting material would like a copy distributed to each member of the committee in advance of the meeting, that person should submit 30 copies to Beth Sauerhaft no later than August 19, 2003.

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, contact Beth Sauerhaft.

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). The USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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Signed in Washington, DC, on July 10, 2003.

Bruce I. Knight,

Chief, Natural Resources Conservation Service.

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[FR Doc. 03-18506 Filed 7-21-03; 8:45 am]