[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 207 (Thursday, October 25, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 65189]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-26321]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

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National Environmental Justice Advisory Council; Notification of 
Public Teleconference Meeting and Public Comment

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notification of public teleconference meeting and public 
comment.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hereby provides 
notice in agreement with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, that the 
National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC) will host a 
public teleconference meeting on Wednesday, November 14, 2012, from 
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The primary topics of discussion 
will be:
     Proposed Recommendations for Fostering Environmental 
Justice for Tribes and Indigenous Peoples.
     Enhancing Public Engagement and Environmental Justice into 
Permitting.
     Revisions to the NEJAC Model Plan for Public 
Participation.
    There will be a public comment period from 2:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. 
Eastern Time. Members of the public are encouraged to provide comments 
relevant to the topics of the meeting.
    For additional information about registering to attend the meeting 
or to provide public comment, please see the ``REGISTRATION'' and 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION sections below. Due to a limited number of 
telephone lines, attendance will be on a first-come basis. Pre-
registration is required. Registration for the teleconference meeting 
closes at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, November 9, 2012. The 
deadline to sign up to speak during the public comment period, or to 
submit written public comments, is also Friday, November 9, 2012.

DATES: The NEJAC teleconference meeting on Wednesday, November 14, 
2012, will begin promptly at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
    Registration: Registrations will primarily be processed via the 
NEJAC meeting Web page, www.epa.gov/environmentaljustice/nejac/meetings.html. Registrations can also be submitted by email to 
NEJACNov2012Mtg@AlwaysPursuingExcellence.com with ``Register for the 
NEJAC November 2012 Teleconference'' in the subject line; or by phone 
or fax to 877-773-0779. When registering, please provide your name, 
organization, city and state, email address, and telephone number for 
follow up. Please also state whether you would like to be put on the 
list to provide public comment, and whether you are submitting written 
comments before the Friday, November 9, 2012, deadline. Non-English 
speaking attendees wishing to arrange for a foreign language 
interpreter may also make appropriate arrangements using the email 
address or telephone/fax number.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions or correspondence concerning 
the teleconference meeting should be directed to Mr. Aaron Bell, U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency, by mail at 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue 
NW., (MC2201A), Washington, DC 20460; by telephone at 202-564-1044; via 
email at Bell.Aaron@epa.gov; or by fax at 202-564-1624. Additional 
information about the NEJAC and upcoming meetings is available at: 
www.epa.gov/environmentaljustice/nejac.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Charter of the NEJAC states that the 
advisory committee shall provide independent advice to the 
Administrator on areas that may include, among other things, ``advice 
about broad, cross-cutting issues related to environmental justice, 
including environment-related strategic, scientific, technological, 
regulatory, and economic issues related to environmental justice.''
    A. Public Comment: Members of the public who wish to attend the 
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 public teleconference or provide public 
comment must pre-register by 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, 
November 9, 2012. Individuals or groups making remarks during the 
public comment period will be limited to five minutes. To accommodate 
the large number of people who want to address the NEJAC, only one 
representative of a particular community, organization, or group will 
be allowed to speak. Written comments can also be submitted for the 
record. The suggested format for individuals providing public comments 
is as follows: Name of speaker; name of organization/community; city 
and state; and email address; brief description of the concern, and 
what you want the NEJAC to advise EPA to do. Written comments received 
by 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, November 9, 2012, will be 
included in the materials distributed to the NEJAC prior to the 
teleconference. Written comments received after that time will be 
provided to the NEJAC as time allows. All written comments should be 
sent to EPA's support contractor, APEX Direct, Inc., via email or fax 
as listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section above.
    B. Information about Services for Individuals with Disabilities: 
For information about access or services for individuals with 
disabilities, please contact Ms. Estela Rosas, EPA Contractor, APEX 
Direct, Inc., at 877-773-0779 or via email at 
NEJACNov2012Mtg@AlwaysPursuingExcellence.com. To request special 
accommodations for a disability, please contact Ms. Rosas at least 
seven working days prior to the meeting, to give EPA sufficient time to 
process your request. All requests should be sent to the address, 
email, or phone/fax number listed in the ``REGISTRATION'' section 
above.

    Dated: October 17, 2012.
Heather Case,
Acting Office Director, Office of Environmental Justice, U.S. EPA.
[FR Doc. 2012-26321 Filed 10-24-12; 8:45 am]
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