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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


Notice of meeting.


Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92463, EPA gives notice of a meeting of the Good Neighbor Environmental Board (Board). The Board meets three times each calendar year, twice at different locations along the U.S. border with Mexico, and once in Washington, DC. It was created in 1992 by the Enterprise for the Americas Initiative Act, Public Law 102-532,7 U.S.C. 5404. Implementing authority was delegated to the Administrator of EPA under Executive Order 12916. 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 States of Arizona, California New Mexico and Texas; and Tribal and private organizations to provide advice on environmental and infrastructure issues along the U.S./Mexico Border.

The purpose of the meeting is to continue discussion and drafting the Board's 13th report. Presentations will also be heard on regional planning, water, and air quality issues along the Ambos Nogales Region. The meeting will include a planning session, a business meeting and a public comment session. A copy of the meeting agenda will be posted at​ocem/​gneb.


The Good Neighbor Environmental Board will hold an open meeting on Wednesday, September 23, from 8:30 a.m. (registration at 8 a.m.) to 5:30 p.m. The following day, September 24, the Board will hold a business meeting from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. Due to logistical circumstances, EPA is announcing this meeting with less than 15 calendar days public notice.


The meeting will be held at Esplendor Resort, 1069 Camino Caralampi, Rio Rico, AZ 85648, phone number: 520-281-1901. The meeting is open to the public, with limited seating on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Dolores Wesson, Designated Federal Officer,, 202-564-1351, U.S. EPA, Office of Cooperative Environmental Management (1601M), 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460.

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If you wish to make oral comments or submit written comments to the Board, please contact Dolores Wesson at least five days prior to the meeting.

General Information: Additional information concerning the GNEB can be found on its Web site at​ocem/​gneb.

Meeting Access: For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities; please contact Dolores Wesson at 202-564-1351 or by e-mail at To request accommodation of a disability, please contact Dolores Wesson 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: September 3, 2009.

Dolores Wesson,

Designated Federal Officer.

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[FR Doc. E9-21947 Filed 9-11-09; 8:45 am]