[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 49 (Tuesday, March 13, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 14783-14784]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-6029]



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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-9646-3]


Notification of a Public Meeting and Two Public Teleconferences 
for the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee's Review of EPA's 
Integrated Science Assessment for Lead

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a 
public meeting and a public teleconference of the Clean Air Scientific 
Advisory Committee (CASAC) Lead Review Panel to conduct a peer review 
of EPA's Integrated Science Assessment for Lead (Second External Review 
Draft--February 2012), and a public teleconference of the Chartered 
CASAC to conduct a quality review of the Panel's draft report.

DATES: The CASAC Lead Review Panel face-to-face public meeting will be 
held on Tuesday, April 10, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Eastern 
Time) and on Wednesday, April 11, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 
(Eastern Time). The follow-up public teleconference of the CASAC Lead 
Review Panel will be held on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, from 12 p.m. to 3 
p.m. (Eastern Time). The quality review public teleconference of the 
Chartered CASAC will be held on Monday, July 16, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 
12 p.m. (Eastern Time).

ADDRESSES: The CASAC Lead Review Panel face-to-face public meeting will 
be held at the Marriott at Research Triangle Park hotel, 4700 Guardian 
Drive, Durham, North Carolina 27703 (919-941-6200). The CASAC Lead 
Review Panel's follow-up public teleconference and the Chartered 
CASAC's quality review public teleconference will take place via 
telephone only.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public who wants 
further information concerning the CASAC Lead Review Panel's face-to-
face public meeting and follow-up public teleconference may contact Mr. 
Aaron Yeow, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), via telephone at: (202) 
564-2050 or email at yeow.aaron@epa.gov. Any member of the public who 
wants further information concerning the Chartered CASAC's quality 
review public teleconference may contact Dr. Holly Stallworth, 
Designated Federal Officer (DFO), via telephone at (202) 564-2073 or 
email at stallworth.holly@epa.gov. General information concerning the 
CASAC can be found on the EPA Web site at http://www.epa.gov/casac.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The CASAC was established pursuant to 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 CASAC 
Lead Review Panel will hold a face-to-face public meeting to peer 
review EPA's second external review draft of the Integrated Science 
Assessment for Lead (February 2012). The CASAC Lead Review Panel will 
hold a follow-up public teleconference to discuss its draft review and 
the Chartered CASAC will hold a public teleconference to discuss the 
Panel's draft review. This is being prepared as part of the review of 
the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for lead. The CASAC 
Lead Review Panel and the CASAC will comply with the provisions of FACA 
and all appropriate SAB Staff Office procedural policies.
    Section 109(d)(1) of the CAA requires that the Agency periodically 
review and revise, as appropriate, the air quality criteria and the 
NAAQS for the six ``criteria'' air pollutants, including lead. EPA is 
currently reviewing the primary (health-based) and secondary (welfare-
based) NAAQS for lead. The CASAC Lead Review Panel previously reviewed 
EPA's first external review draft of the Integrated Science Assessment 
for Lead (May 2011) as reported in a CASAC letter to the EPA 
Administrator, dated December 9, 2011 (EPA-CASAC-12-002).
    Technical Contacts: Any technical questions concerning the 
Integrated Science Assessment for Lead (Second External Review Draft--
February 2012) should be directed to Dr. Ellen Kirrane 
(kirrane.ellen@epa.gov).
    Availability of Meeting Materials: Prior to the meeting, the review 
documents, agenda and other materials will be accessible through the 
calendar link on the blue navigation bar at http://www.epa.gov/casac/.
    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 relevant comments for a federal advisory committee to 
consider pertaining to EPA's charge to the panel or meeting materials. 
Input from the public to the CASAC will have the most impact if it 
provides specific scientific or technical information or analysis for 
CASAC panels to consider or if it relates to the clarity or accuracy of 
the technical information. Members of the public wishing to provide 
comment should contact the DFO directly.
    Oral Statements: In general, individuals or groups requesting an 
oral presentation will be limited to five minutes for the public face-
to-face meeting and will be limited to three minutes for the public 
teleconferences. Interested parties should contact Mr. Aaron Yeow, DFO, 
in writing (preferably via email) at the contact information noted 
above by April 3, 2012, to be placed on the list of public speakers for 
the CASAC Lead Review Panel's face-to-face public meeting and by May 
23, 2012, for the CASAC Lead Review Panel's follow-up public 
teleconference. Interested parties should contact Dr. Holly Stallworth, 
DFO, in writing (preferably via email) at the contact information noted 
above by July 9, 2012, to be placed on the list of public speakers for 
the Chartered CASAC quality review public teleconference. Written 
Statements: Written statements should be supplied to the Mr. Yeow, DFO, 
via email at the contact information noted above by April 3, 2012, for 
the CASAC Lead Review Panel's face-to-face public meeting, and by May 
23, 2012, for the CASAC Lead Review Panel's follow-up public 
teleconference so that the information may be made available to the 
Panel members for their consideration. Written statements should be 
supplied to Dr. Stallworth, DFO, via email at the contact information 
noted above by July 9, 2012, for the Chartered CASAC's quality review 
public teleconference. Written statements should be supplied in one of 
the following electronic formats: Adobe Acrobat PDF, 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

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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 Mr. Aaron Yeow at (202) 
564-2050 or yeow.aaron@epa.gov. To request accommodation of a 
disability, please contact Mr. Yeow preferably at least ten days prior 
to the public meeting and/or teleconference to give EPA as much time as 
possible to process your request.

    Dated: March 6, 2012.
Vanessa T. Vu,
Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office.
[FR Doc. 2012-6029 Filed 3-12-12; 8:45 am]
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