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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


Notice of meeting.


Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, EPA gives notice of a meeting of the Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Committee (FRRCC). The purpose of the FRRCC is to provide advice to the Administrator of EPA on environmental issues and programs that impact, or are of concern to, farms, ranches, and rural communities. The FRRCC is a part of EPA's efforts to expand cooperative working relationships with the agriculture industry and others who are interested in agricultural issues to achieve greater progress in environmental protection.

The purpose of this teleconference is to discuss and approve the draft FRRCC recommendations on EPA's Draft Biofuels Strategy. A copy of the meeting agenda will be posted at​ocemlfrrcc.


FRRCC will hold a public teleconference on Wednesday, January 14, 2009, from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.


The meeting will be held in the U.S. EPA East Building, 1201 Constitution Ave., NW., Room 1132, Washington, DC 20004.

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Alicia Kaiser, Designated Federal Officer,, 202-564-7273, U.S. EPA, Office of the Administrator (1 1O1A), 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460, or Christopher Ashcraft, Junior Designated Federal Officer,, 202-564-2432, U.S. EPA, Office of the Administrator (1601M), 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460.

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Requests to make oral comments or to provide written comments to the FRRCC should be sent to Alicia Kaiser, Designated Federal Officer, at the contact information above by Wednesday, January 7, 2009. The public is welcome to attend all portions of the meeting, but seating is limited and is allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis. Members of the public wishing to gain access to the teleconference must contact Alicia Kaiser at (202) 564-7273 or by January 7, 2009.

Meeting Access: For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, please contact Alicia Kaiser at 202-564-7273 or To request accommodation of a disability, please contact Alicia Kaiser, preferably at least 10 days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request.

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Dated: December 18, 2008.

Alicia Kaiser,

Designated Federal Officer.

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[FR Doc. E8-30723 Filed 12-30-08; 8:45 am]