[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 88 (Tuesday, May 7, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 26636-26637]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-10822]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-9809-9]


Notification of a Public Meeting of the Great Lakes Advisory 
Board

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces a public 
meeting and teleconference of the Great Lakes Advisory Board (GLAB). 
The meeting will be held on May 21 and 22, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois.

DATES: The public meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 from 
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Wednesday, May22, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 
12:00 p.m. (Central Daylight Time). The teleconference numbers is: 
(877) 226-9607; Participant code: 4218582837.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the EPA Region 5 Offices, Lake 
Michigan Room, in the Ralph H. Metcalfe Federal Building, 77 West 
Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60604.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public wishing 
further information regarding this meeting may contact Rita Cestaric, 
Designated Federal Officer (DFO), GLAB, by telephone at (312) 886-6815 
or email at

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cestaric.rita@epa.gov. General information on the Great Lakes 
Restoration Initiative (GLRI) and the GLAB can be found on the GLRI Web 
site at http://www.glri.us.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Background: The GLAB is a federal advisory committee chartered 
under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), Public Law 92-463. EPA 
established the GLAB in 2013 to provide independent advice to the EPA 
Administrator in his or her capacity as Chair of the federal Great 
Lakes Interagency Task Force. The GLAB conducts business in accordance 
with FACA and related regulations.
    The GLAB consists of 18 members appointed by EPA's Administrator. 
Members serve as representatives of state, local and tribal government, 
environmental groups, agriculture, business, transportation, 
foundations, educational institutions and as technical experts.
    The purpose of the May 21-22 meeting is for individual members of 
the GLAB to provide recommendations on refinements to the existing 
interagency Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) Action Plan (FY 
2010--FY 2014) to inform the development of a draft FY 2015-2019 Action 
Plan.
    The May 21-22 meeting will provide opportunity for members of the 
public to submit oral comments in response to the charge questions for 
consideration by the GLAB.
    Also, periodic opportunities for the public to provide input for 
the GLAB to consider will be provided after the May 21-22 public 
meeting and teleconference.
    Availability of Meeting Materials: The agenda and other materials 
in support of the meeting will be available on the GLRI Web site at 
http://www.glri.us in advance of the meeting/teleconference.
    Procedures for Providing Public Input: Federal advisory committees 
provide independent advice to federal agencies. Members of the public 
can submit relevant comments for consideration by the GLAB. Input from 
the public to the GLAB will have the most impact if it provides 
specific information for the GLAB to consider. Members of the public 
wishing to provide comments should contact the DFO directly.
    Oral Statements: In general, individuals or groups requesting an 
oral presentation at this public meeting will be limited to three 
minutes per speaker, subject to the number of people wanting to 
comment. Interested parties should contact Rita Cestaric, DFO, in 
writing (preferably via email) at the contact information noted above 
by May 14, 2013 to be placed on the list of public speakers for the 
meeting.
    Written Statements: Written statements must be received by May 14, 
2013 so that the information may be made available to the GLAB for 
consideration. Written statements should be supplied to the DFO in the 
following formats: One hard copy with original signature and one 
electronic copy via email. Commenters are requested to provide two 
versions of each document submitted: one each with and without 
signatures because only documents without signatures may be published 
on the GLRI Web page.
    Accessibility: For information on access or services for 
individuals with disabilities, please contact Rita Cestaric at the 
phone number or email address noted above, preferably at least 10 days 
prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to process 
your request.

    Dated: April 30, 2013.
Susan Hedman,
Great Lakes National Program Manager.
[FR Doc. 2013-10822 Filed 5-6-13; 8:45 am]
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