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EPA to host virtual Farm, Ranch and Rural Communities Federal Advisory Committee Meeting November 15-16, 2021

WASHINGTON  — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is hosting the Farm, Ranch and Rural Communities Advisory Committee (FRRCC) public meeting virtually on November 15-16, 2021, from 11:00 am to approximately 5:00 pm Eastern Time (ET).

The purpose of this meeting is to discuss topics of relevance to agriculture and rural communities, specifically the FRRCC’s recommendations on the two charge topics (1) creating a holistic pesticide program for the future and (2) supporting interagency environmental benchmarks with interagency partners on the issues of water quality and quantity and food loss and waste.

Attendees must register to receive information on how to attend. To register, visit the FRRCC website.

Persons interested in providing oral statements should register as attendees at the link provided above, and also contact the DFO directly at [email protected] by 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time on November 8, 2021 to be placed on the list of registered speakers and receive special instructions for participation. Persons interested in providing written statements pertaining to this committee meeting may email them to the DFO at [email protected] prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on November 30, 2021.

All media questions should be directed to [email protected].

Background

The FRRCC is a policy-oriented committee that provides policy advice, information, and recommendations to the Administrator on a range of environmental issues and policies that are of importance to agriculture and rural communities. The FRRCC addresses specific topics of relevance to agriculture as identified by the Agriculture Advisor to the Administrator, and reports its policy advice and recommendations to the EPA Administrator through the Agriculture Advisor.

For more information, visit: https://www.epa.gov/faca/frrcc.

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