[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 249 (Thursday, December 28, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Page 78200]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-22306]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

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Request for Member Nominees to the Proposed Human Impacts of 
Climate Change Advisory Committee (HICCAC)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Request for nominations to the proposed Human Impacts and 
Climate Change Advisory Committee.

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SUMMARY: As required by section 9(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act, we are giving notice that EPA is accepting nominees for 
membership on the proposed Human Impacts of Climate Change Advisory 
Committee (HICCAC). The purpose of this proposed Committee is to 
provide advice on the conduct of a study titled, ``Analyses of the 
effects of global change on human health and welfare and human 
systems,'' to be conducted as part of the U.S. Climate Change Science 
Program (CCSP). This assessment is part of a comprehensive set of 
assessments identified in the CCSP's Strategic Plan. The proposed 
HICCAC will advise on the specific issues that should be addressed in 
the assessment, appropriate technical approaches, the nature of 
information relevant to decision makers, the content of the assessment 
report, and other scientific and technical matters that may be found to 
be important to the successful completion of the study. EPA has 
determined that this proposed federal advisory committee is in the 
public interest and will assist the Agency in performing its duties 
under the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, and the Global Climate 
Protection Act. The draft prospectus for the study is on the CCSP Web 
site at http://www.climatescience.gov/Library/sap/sap4-6/sap4-
6prospectus-final.htm.
    Proposed committee membership will total approximately eight 
persons who will serve as Special Government Employees or Regular 
Government Employees. The membership of the proposed committee will 
include a balanced representation of interested persons with 
professional and personal qualifications and experience to contribute 
to the functions of the proposed committee. In selecting members, EPA 
will consider individuals from the Federal Government, State and/or 
local and/or tribal governments, the scientific community, non-
governmental organizations and the private sector, with expertise, 
experience, knowledge and interests essential to, or affected by, the 
successful completion of the study. Any interested person or 
organization may submit a nomination. Nominations should be identified 
by name, occupation, organization, position, address, and telephone 
number, and must include a complete resume of the nominee's background, 
experience and expertise, and any other information considered 
relevant. Additional avenues and resources will be utilized by EPA in 
the solicitation of nominees. Copies of the Committee Charter will be 
filed with the appropriate congressional committees and the Library of 
Congress.

DATES: Nominations should be received by January 18, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Submit nominations to Joanna Foellmer (8601D), National 
Center for Environmental Assessment, Immediate Office, Office of 
Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 
Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone: (202) 564-
3208; e-mail address: Foellmer.joanna@epa.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joanna Foellmer (8601D), National 
Center for Environmental Assessment, Immediate Office, Office of 
Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 
Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20460; telephone: (202) 564-
3208; e-mail address: Foellmer.joanna@epa.gov. The Agency will not 
formally acknowledge or respond to suggestions.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the proposed committee is to 
provide advice on the conduct of a study titled, ``Analyses of the 
effects of global change on human health and welfare and human 
systems,'' to be conducted as part of the U.S. Climate Change Science 
Program (CCSP). This study will give particular attention to the 
impacts of climate change on human health, human welfare, and human 
settlements in the United States. Within the context of the 
assessment's prospectus, the proposed HICCAC will advise on the 
specific issues to be addressed, appropriate technical approaches, the 
nature of information relevant to decision makers, the content of the 
final assessment report, compliance with the Information Quality Act, 
and other matters important to the successful achievement of the 
objectives of the study. Individuals and organizations interested in 
submitting nominations for membership should familiarize themselves 
with the draft prospectus for this study, at http://
www.climatescience.gov/Library/sap/sap4-6/sap4-6prospectus-final.htm.
    The proposed HICCAC is expected to meet twice in 2007: once in a 
face-to-face meeting in the Washington, DC, area and a second time via 
conference call. Nominations should be sent preferably by e-mail. If 
sent by either fax or regular mail, the sender is encouraged to phone 
(202) 564-3208 in advance.

    Dated: December 21, 2006.
George Alapas,
Deputy Director, National Center for Environmental Assessment.
[FR Doc. E6-22306 Filed 12-27-06; 8:45 am]
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