[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 4 (Monday, January 7, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 938-939]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-00050]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL--9768-4]


Notification of a Public Meeting and a Public Teleconference of 
the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee Lead 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 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 (Third External Review 
Draft--November 2012) and EPA's Policy Assessment for the Review of the 
Lead National Ambient Air Quality Standards (First External Review 
Draft--January 2013).

DATES: The CASAC Lead Review Panel face-to-face public meeting will be 
held on Tuesday, February 5, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Eastern 
Time) and on Wednesday, February 6, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 
(Eastern Time). The follow-up public teleconference of the CASAC Lead 
Review Panel will be held on Monday, April 1, 2013, from 1:00 p.m. to 
4:00 p.m. (Eastern Time).

ADDRESSES: The CASAC Lead Review Panel face-to-face public meeting will 
be held at the Hilton Garden Inn Raleigh-Cary hotel, 131 Columbus 
Avenue, Cary, North Carolina, 27518 (919-377-0440). The CASAC Lead 
Review Panel's follow-up public teleconference will take place via 
telephone only.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public who wants 
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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. 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 and a public 
teleconference to peer review EPA's third external review draft of the 
Integrated Science Assessment for Lead (November 2012) and EPA's first 
external review draft of the Policy Assessment for the Review of the 
Lead National Ambient Air Quality Standards (January 2013). 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) and previously 
reviewed EPA's second external review draft of the Integrated Science 
Assessment for Lead (February 2012) as reported in a CASAC letter to 
the EPA Administrator, dated July 20, 2012 (EPA-CASAC-12-005).
    Technical Contacts: Any technical questions concerning the 
Integrated Science Assessment for Lead (Third External Review Draft--
November 2012) should be directed to Dr. Ellen Kirrane 
(kirrane.ellen@epa.gov) and technical questions concerning the Policy 
Assessment for the Review of the Lead National Ambient Air Quality 
Standards (First External Review Draft--January 2013) should be 
directed to Dr. Deirdre Murphy (murphy.deirdre@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 January 29, 2013, to be placed on the list of public speakers 
for the face-to-face public meeting and by March 25, 2013, for the 
follow-up public teleconference.
    Written Statements: Written statements should be supplied to the 
Mr. Yeow, DFO, via email at the contact information noted above by 
January 29, 2013 for the face-to-face public meeting and by March 25, 
2013, for the follow-up public 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 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: December 27, 2012.
Vanessa T. Vu,
Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office.
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