[Federal Register: May 2, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 85)]
[Page 25464]
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Farm Service Agency

National Drought Policy Commission

AGENCY: Farm Service Agency, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of Commission's final meeting.


SUMMARY: The National Drought Policy Commission (Commission) shall 
conduct a thorough study and submit a report to the President and 
Congress on national drought policy. This notice announces a meeting to 
be held on May 16, 2000. The Commission will submit the final report 
and discuss its final recommendations and future activities. The 
meeting is open to the public.

DATES: The Commission will conduct a meeting on May 16, 2000, at 1:00 
p.m. (EDT)
    Persons with disabilities who require accommodations to attend or 
participate in this meeting should contact Leona Dittus, on 202-720-
3168, Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339, or Internet:, by COB May 9, 2000.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the Williamsburg Room, Jamie L. 
Whitten Federal Building, 12th and Jefferson Drive, SW, Washington, DC. 
Comments and statements should be sent to Leona Dittus, Executive 
Director, National Drought Policy Commission, U.S. Department of 
Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Room 6701-S, STOP 0501, 
Washington, DC 20250-0501.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Leona Dittus (202) 720-3168; FAX (202) 
720-9688; Internet:

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the Commission is to provide 
advice and recommendations to the President and Congress on the 
creation of an integrated, coordinated Federal policy, designed to 
prepare for and respond to serious drought emergencies. Tasks for the 
Commission include developing recommendations that will: (a) Better 
integrate Federal laws and programs with ongoing State, local, and 
tribal programs, (b) improve public awareness of the need for drought 
mitigation, prevention, and response and (c) determine whether all 
Federal drought preparation and response programs should be 
consolidated under one existing Federal agency, and, if so, identify 
the agency.

    Signed at Washington, DC, on April 28, 2000.
Robert D. Springer,
Acting Administrator, Farm Service Agency.
[FR Doc. 00-10985 Filed 4-28-00; 11:57 am]