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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 Douglas, Arizona, on October 27th and the morning of October 28th, 2004. It is open to the public.

DATES:

On October 27th, the meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. (registration at 8 a.m.) and end at 5:30 p.m. On October 28th, the Board will hold a routine business meeting from 8 a.m. until 12 noon (registration at 7:30 a.m.).

ADDRESSES:

The meeting site is the City of Douglas Police Department Conference Room, located at 300 14th St., Douglas, AZ, 85607. The phone number is (520) 364-8422.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Elaine M. Koerner, Designated Federal Officer for the Good Neighbor Environmental Board, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 9 Office, 75 Hawthorne St., San Francisco, California, 94105. Tel: Region 9 office: (415) 972-3437; DC office (202) 233-0069. e-mail: koerner.elaine@epa.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Agenda: On the first day of the meeting, which Start Printed Page 57913begins at 8:30 a.m. (registration at 8 a.m.), the Board has invited the Mayor of Douglas to address attendees at the onset, followed by presentations from local experts throughout the day on three border-region environmental issues: drought; environmental impacts of immigration; and air quality. The first day also will include a public comment session, an update from Board members about their organizations' recent activities, and a report-out from a Mexican counterpart advisory group. It will conclude at 5:30 p.m. The second day of the meeting, October 28th, will take the form of a half-day routine business meeting. It will begin at 8 a.m., with registration at 7:30 a.m. The meeting will end at noon.

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 on the first day are encouraged to contact the Designated Federal Officer (DFO) for the Board prior to the meeting.

Meeting Access: Individuals requiring special accommodation at this meeting, including wheelchair access to the conference room, should contact the DFO at least five business days prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Background: The Good Neighbor Environmental Board meets three times each calendar year at different locations along the U.S.-Mexico border and in Washington, DC. 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 President and the 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 (Pub. L. 92-463).

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Dated: September 7, 2004.

Elaine Koerner,

Designate Federal Officer.

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[FR Doc. 04-21706 Filed 9-27-04; 8:45 am]

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