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United States Department of Agriculture

Departmental Regulation 1042-126

Natural Resources Conservation Service

Task Force on Agriculture Air Quality Research       

1. Purpose

This regulation re-establishes the Agricultural Air Quality Task Force (AAQTF). It is being re-established due to the requirement of section 391 of the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996 (FAIR Act; 7 U.S.C. 5405(d)), which directs the Chief of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to establish an advisory committee to address agricultural air quality issues. The Chief of NRCS is responsible for preparing the following charter under section 9(c) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, amended December 21, 1982.