[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 203 (Friday, October 19, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 64334-64335]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-25791]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

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Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Clean Air 
Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) Ozone Review Panel

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a 
public teleconference of the CASAC Ozone Review Panel to discuss its 
draft reviews of four EPA documents: Integrated Science Assessment for 
Ozone and Related Photochemical Oxidants (Third External Review Draft--
June 2012), Health Risk and Exposure Assessment for Ozone (First 
External Review Draft--Updated August

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2012), Welfare Risk and Exposure Assessment for Ozone (First External 
Review Draft--Updated August 2012), and Policy Assessment for the 
Review of the Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (First 
External Review Draft--August 2012).

DATES: The CASAC Ozone Review Panel teleconference will be held on 
Monday, November 5, 2012, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Eastern Time).

ADDRESSES: The public teleconference will take place by telephone only.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public who wants 
further information concerning the 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. The 
CASAC Ozone 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 ozone. EPA is 
currently reviewing the primary (health-based) and secondary (welfare-
based) NAAQS for ozone. The CASAC Ozone Review Panel held a face-to-
face meeting on September 11-13, 2012 (as noticed in 77 FR 46755-46756) 
to review four EPA documents: Integrated Science Assessment for Ozone 
and Related Photochemical Oxidants (Third External Review Draft--June 
2012), Health Risk and Exposure Assessment for Ozone (First External 
Review Draft--Updated August 2012), Welfare Risk and Exposure 
Assessment for Ozone (First External Review Draft--Updated August 
2012), and Policy Assessment for the Review of the Ozone National 
Ambient Air Quality Standards (First External Review Draft--August 
2012). Information about these review activities may be found on the 
CASAC Web site at http://www.epa.gov/casac. Pursuant to FACA and EPA 
policy, notice is hereby given that the CASAC Ozone Review Panel will 
hold a follow-up public teleconference to discuss its draft reviews of 
these four EPA documents.
    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 at a public teleconference will be limited to three 
minutes. Interested parties should contact Dr. Holly Stallworth, DFO, 
in writing (preferably via email) at the contact information noted 
above by October 29, 2012, to be placed on the list of public speakers 
for the teleconference.
    Written Statements: Written statements should be supplied to the 
DFO via email at the contact information noted above by October 29, 
2012 for the teleconference so that the information may be made 
available to the Panel members for their consideration. 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 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 
(202) 564-2073 or stallworth.holly@epa.gov. To request accommodation of 
a disability, please contact Dr. Stallworth preferably at least ten 
days prior to the teleconference to give EPA as much time as possible 
to process your request.

    Dated: October 10, 2012.
Thomas H. Brennan,
Deputy Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office.
[FR Doc. 2012-25791 Filed 10-18-12; 8:45 am]
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