US Environmental Protection Agency
Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Federal Advisory Committee (FRRCC)
 
LIVE VIRTUAL MEETING WEBCAST
NOVEMBER 12, 2020 - 11am - 5pm Eastern Time
NOVEMBER 13, 2020 - 11am - 5pm Eastern Time
 

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Part 1: Water

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11/6/2020
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Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of the Agriculture Advisor is holding a virtual, open, public meeting of the Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Advisory Committee (FRRCC) on November 12-13, 2020, with remote participation only.

Written comments about this meeting may be emailed to FRRCC@epa.gov prior to 11:59 pm EDT on November 13, 2020.

All media inquiries should be directed to press@epa.gov.

Meeting materials including the agenda are available at: www.epa.gov/​faca/​frrcc. 

General Information

The purpose of the FRRCC is to provide policy advice, information, and recommendations to the EPA Administrator on a range of environmental issues and policies that are of importance to agriculture and rural communities. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss topics of relevance to agriculture and rural communities, specifically the two charge topics (1) creating a holistic pesticide program for the future and (2) supporting inter-agency environmental benchmarks with interagency partners on the issues of water quality and quantity and food loss and waste. A copy of the FRRCC charges are posted at www.epa.gov/​faca/​frrcc. 

This is the second public meeting of the membership of the FRRCC which was newly appointed in June of 2020. Potentially interested entities may include: Farmers, ranchers, and rural communities and their allied industries; as well as the academic/research community who research environmental issues impacting agriculture; state, local, and tribal government agencies; and nongovernmental organizations.