[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 229 (Friday, November 28, 2014)]
[Pages 70845-70846]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-28067]



Natural Resources Conservation Service

[Docket No. NRCS-2014-0006]

Notice of Meeting of the Agricultural Air Quality Task Force

AGENCY: Natural Resources Conservation Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.


SUMMARY: The Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Air Quality 
Task Force (AAQTF) will meet for discussions on critical air quality 
issues relating 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, and a draft agenda is included in this notice.

DATES: The meeting will convene at 7:30 a.m. MST on Thursday and 
Friday, December 4-5, 2014. A public comment period will be held on the 
morning of December 5. The meeting will end at approximately noon on 
December 5.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Hilton Ft. Collins, 425 West 
Prospect Road, Fort Collins, Colorado 80526; telephone: (970) 482-2626.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions and comments should be 
directed to Dr. Greg Johnson, Designated Federal Official, USDA, NRCS, 
1201 Lloyd Boulevard, Suite 1000, Portland Oregon 97232; telephone: 
(503) 273-2424; fax: (503) 273-2401; or email: 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of this meeting is given under the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2. Additional information 
concerning AAQTF, including any revised agendas for the December 4-5, 
2014, meeting that occurs after this Federal Register Notice is 
published, may be found at: www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/national/air/taskforce.

Draft Agenda Meeting of the AAQTF December 4-5, 2014, Fort Collins, 

A. Welcome remarks and introductions
B. Colorado air quality and agriculture
C. Update on agricultural air quality regulatory issues at the 
Environmental Protection Agency
D. AAQTF Subcommittee reports
E. Carbon credits and environmental markets
F. Rocky Mountain National Park Nitrogen Deposition Issues
G. Updates from USDA agencies (Forest Service, NRCS, NIFA, ARS)

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H. Selected agricultural air quality research presentations
I. Public Input (Individual presentations limited to 5 minutes)

    Please note that the timing of events in the agenda is subject to 
change to accommodate changing schedules of expected speakers and or 
extended discussions.


    This meeting is open to the public. On December 5 the public will 
have an opportunity to provide up to 5 minutes of input to the AAQTF.

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, please 
contact Greg Johnson (contact information listed above). 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).

    Signed this 21st day of November 2014, in Washington, DC.
Jason A. Weller,
Chief, Natural Resources Conservation Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-28067 Filed 11-26-14; 8:45 am]