[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 205 (Monday, October 24, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 65722-65723]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-27433]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-9482-7]


Notification of Two Public Teleconferences; Clean Air Scientific 
Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) Science 
Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces two public teleconferences 
of the chartered Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) to 
discuss its draft review of EPA's Integrated Science Assessment for 
Lead (First External Review Draft, May 2011) and EPA's draft Near-Road 
NO2 Monitoring Technical Assistance Document.

DATES: A public teleconference call will be held on November 28, 2011 
from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Eastern Time). Another teleconference will be 
held on January 27, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The public teleconferences will be conducted by telephone 
only.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public wishing 
further information regarding this Notice and public teleconference may 
contact Dr. Holly Stallworth, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), SAB 
Staff Office, by telephone/voice mail at (202) 564-2073; by fax at 
(202) 565-2098 or via e-mail at stallworth.holly@epa.gov. General 
information concerning the EPA CASAC can be found at the EPA CASAC Web 
site at http://www.epa.gov/casac. Any inquiry regarding EPA's 
Integrated Science Assessment for Lead (First External Review Draft, 
May 2011) should be directed to Dr. Ellen Kirrane, EPA Office of 
Research and Development, at kirrane.ellen@epa.gov or 919-541-1340. Any 
inquiry regarding EPA's draft Near-Road NO2 Monitoring 
Technical Assistance Document should be directed to Mr. Nealson 
Watkins, EPA Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS) at 
watkins.nealson@epa.gov or 919-541-5522.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Background: The CASAC was established pursuant to the under the 
Clean Air Act (CAA) Amendments of 1977, codified at 42 U.S.C. 
7409D(d)(2), to provide advice, information, and recommendations to the 
Administrator on the scientific and technical aspects of issues related 
to the criteria for air quality standards, research related to air 
quality, sources of air pollution, and the strategies to attain and 
maintain air quality standards and to prevent significant deterioration 
of air quality. The CASAC is a Federal Advisory Committee chartered 
under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C., App. 2. 
Pursuant to FACA and EPA policy, notice is hereby given that the 
chartered CASAC will hold a public teleconference call to review draft 
letters on Integrated Science Assessment for Lead (First External 
Review Draft, May 2011) and EPA's draft Near-Road NO2 
Monitoring Technical Assistance Document and EPA's.
    The Office of Research and Development has requested CASAC review 
of the Integrated Science Assessment supporting EPA's review of the 
National Ambient Air Quality Standards for lead. The CASAC Lead Review 
Panel reviewed the EPA's Integrated Science Assessment for Lead (First 
External Review Draft, May 2011) and is preparing a draft report for 
review by the chartered CASAC. The chartered CASAC will review the 
draft review of the CASAC Lead Review Panel on November 28, 2011 from 
10 a.m. to 12 p.m. More information about this advisory activity can be 
found at http://yosemite.epa.gov/sab/sabproduct.nsf/fedrgstr_activites/Lead%20ISA?OpenDocument.
    EPA's Office of Air and Radiation (OAR) requested CASAC review of a 
draft technical document entitled ``Near-Road NO2 Monitoring 
Technical Assistance Document'' (Draft, August 11, 2011) to provide 
state and local air monitoring agencies with recommendations and ideas 
on how to successfully implement near-road NO2 monitors 
required by the 2010 revisions to the NO2 minimum monitoring 
requirements. The CASAC Air Monitoring and Methods Subcommittee is 
preparing a draft report for review by the chartered CASAC. The 
chartered CASAC will review the draft letter on January 27, 2012 from 
10 a.m. to 12 p.m. More information about this advisory activity can be 
found at http://yosemite.epa.gov/sab/sabproduct.nsf/fedrgstr_activites/Near-road%20Network%20Design?OpenDocument.
    Availability of Meeting Materials: The agendas and other materials 
in support of these teleconferences will be placed on the EPA CASAC Web 
site at http://www.epa.gov/casac in advance of the each teleconference.
    Procedures for Providing Public Input: Public comment for 
consideration by EPA's federal advisory committees and panels has a 
different purpose from public comment provided to EPA program offices. 
Therefore, the process for submitting comments to a federal advisory 
committee is different from the process used to submit comments to an 
EPA program office.
    Federal advisory committees and panels, including scientific 
advisory committees, provide independent advice to EPA. Members of the 
public can submit comments for a federal advisory committee to consider 
as it develops advice for EPA. Input from the public to the CASAC will 
have the most impact if it provides specific scientific or technical 
information or analysis for CASAC to consider or if it relates to the 
clarity or accuracy of the technical information. Members of the public 
wishing to provide comment on this advisory activity should contact the 
Designated Federal Officer for the relevant advisory committee 
directly.
    Oral Statements: In general, individuals or groups requesting an 
oral presentation at this public teleconference will be limited to 
three minutes per speaker. Interested parties should contact Dr. Holly 
Stallworth, DFO, in writing (preferably via e-mail), at the contact 
information noted above, at least one week prior to each 
teleconference. To be placed on the public speaker list for the 
November 28, 2011 teleconference, please contact Dr. Stallworth by 
November 21, 2011. Likewise, to be placed on the public speaker list 
for the January 27, 2012 teleconference, please contact Dr. Stallworth 
by January 20, 2012.
    Written Statements: Written statements should be received in the 
SAB Staff Office by the same deadlines enumerated above (one week 
prior) so that the information may be made available to the Panel for 
their consideration. Written statements should be supplied to the DFO 
in electronic format via e-mail (acceptable file formats: Adobe Acrobat 
PDF, WordPerfect, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, or Rich Text files in IBM-PC/
Windows 98/2000/XP format). It is the SAB Staff Office general policy 
to post written comments on the Web page for the advisory meeting or 
teleconference. Submitters are requested to provide an unsigned version 
of each document because the SAB Staff Office does not publish 
documents with signatures on its Web sites. Members of the public 
should be aware that their personal contact information, if included in 
any written comments, may be posted to the CASAC Web site. Copyrighted 
material will not be posted without explicit permission of the 
copyright holder.
    Accessibility: For information on access or services for 
individuals with disabilities, please contact Dr. Holly Stallworth at 
the phone number or e-mail address noted above, preferably at least ten 
days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to 
process your request.

    Dated: October 17, 2011
 Vanessa T.
Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office.
[FR Doc. 2011-27433 Filed 10-21-11; 8:45 am]
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