WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced new members of the Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Committee (FRRCC) for its 2012-2014 term. The FRRCC is an independent committee that advises EPA on a wide range of environmental issues that are important to agriculture and rural communities.
“The committee has provided thoughtful and substantive insights on agricultural and environmental issues over the past two years,” said Lawrence Elworth, agricultural counselor to the administrator. “We have appreciated the contributions of the committee members and look forward to continued constructive engagement on key issues as the new committee begins its work.”
Committee members were selected from a large number of applicants responding to a request for nominations published in the Federal Register on Feb. 13, 2012. New members include representatives from the academic community, industry, non-governmental organizations, and state, local, and tribal governments.
The FRRCC will engage in discussion over the next two years on a wide range of specific and cross-cutting environmental issues that are important to agriculture.
The FRRCC will operate under the rules of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). As required by FACA, the FRRCC will hold open meetings and expects to meet approximately two times each year, generally in Washington, DC.
More information on FRRCC members: http://epa.gov/ofacmo/frrcc/members.htm
More information on the FRRCC: http://epa.gov/ofacmo/frrcc/index.html