[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 44 (Wednesday, March 6, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Page 14538]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-05221]



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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL--9788-1]


Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Clean Air 
Scientific Advisory Committee

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 Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee 
(CASAC) to review its draft letters on 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 will hold a teleconference on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 
from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Eastern Time).

ADDRESSES: The CASAC public teleconference will take place via 
telephone only.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public who wants 
further information concerning the CASAC's 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 
will hold a public teleconference review its draft letters on 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). These draft letters are being 
prepared as part of CASAC's review of the National Ambient Air Quality 
Standards (NAAQS) for lead. 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). The 
CASAC Lead Review Panel met in a face-to-face meeting on February 5-6, 
2013 to 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).
    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 teleconference, 
CASAC's draft letters, the 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 three minutes for public 
teleconferences. Interested parties should contact Dr. Holly 
Stallworth, DFO, in writing (preferably via email) at the contact 
information noted above by May 1, 2013, to be placed on the list of 
public speakers for the public teleconference. Written Statements: 
Written statements should be supplied to Dr. Holly Stallworth, DFO, via 
email at the contact information noted above by May 1, 2013 for the 
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 for advisory meetings or teleconferences. 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. Holly Stallworth 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: February 25, 2013.
Thomas H. Brennan,
 Deputy Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office.
[FR Doc. 2013-05221 Filed 3-5-13; 8:45 am]
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