[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 90 (Thursday, May 9, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 27234-27235]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-11064]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-9811-3]


Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Clean Air 
Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC); Oxides of Nitrogen Primary NAAQS 
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 Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee 
(CASAC) Oxides of Nitrogen (NOX) Primary National Ambient 
Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) Review Panel to provide consultative 
advice on EPA's Draft Plan for Development of the Integrated Science 
Assessment (ISA) for NOX--Health Criteria.

DATES: The public teleconference will be held on Wednesday, June 5, 
2013 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Eastern Time).
    Location: The public teleconference will be conducted by telephone 
only.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public wishing to 
obtain information concerning the public meeting may contact Mr. Aaron 
Yeow, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), EPA Science Advisory Board 
Staff Office (1400R), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 
Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460; by telephone/voice mail 
at (202) 564-2050 or at yeow.aaron@epa.gov. General information about 
the CASAC, as well as any updates concerning the meeting announced in 
this notice, may 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 
NOX Primary NAAQS Review Panel will hold a public meeting to 
provide consultative advice on EPA's Draft Plan for Development of the 
Integrated Science Assessment (ISA) for NOX--Health Criteria. The CASAC 
NOX Primary NAAQS 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 
NOX. EPA is currently reviewing the primary (health-based) 
NAAQS for nitrogen dioxide (NO2). Accordingly, the SAB Staff 
Office solicited nominations for the CASAC NOX Primary NAAQS 
Review Panel on October 17, 2012 (77 FR 63827-63828). Membership of the 
Panel is listed at http://yosemite.epa.gov/sab/sabpeople.nsf/WebCommitteesSubcommittees/CASAC%20Oxides%20of%20Nitrogen%20Primary%20NAAQS%20Review%20Panel%20(201
3-2016).
    EPA will develop several documents in support of its review of the 
primary (health-based) NAAQS for NO2, drafts of which will 
be subject to review or consultation by the CASAC panel. These 
documents include the Draft Plan for Development of the Integrated 
Science Assessment (ISA) for NOX--Health Criteria; the Integrated 
Review Plan (IRP) for the Primary NAAQS for NO2; the 
Integrated Science Assessment (ISA) for NOX--Health 
Criteria; a Risk and Exposure Assessment (REA), as warranted; and the 
Policy Assessment (PA). The purpose of the teleconference announced in 
this notice is for the CASAC Panel to provide consultative advice on 
the Draft Plan for Development of the Integrated Science Assessment 
(ISA) for NOX--Health Criteria.
    Availability of Meeting Materials: Agendas and materials in support 
of this meeting will be placed on the EPA Web site at http://www.epa.gov/casac in advance of the meeting. For technical questions 
and information concerning the review materials please contact Dr. 
Molini Patel of EPA's Office of Research and Development at (919) 541-
1492, or patel.molini@epa.gov.
    Procedures for Providing Public Input: Public comment for 
consideration by

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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 comments for a federal advisory committee to consider 
as it develops advice for EPA. 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 teleconference will be limited to three minutes. Each 
person making an oral statement should consider providing written 
comments as well as their oral statement so that the points presented 
orally can be expanded upon in writing. Interested parties should 
contact Mr. Aaron Yeow, DFO, in writing (preferably via email) at the 
contact information noted above by May 29, 2013 for the teleconference 
to be placed on the list of public speakers. Written Statements: 
Written statements should be supplied to the DFO via email at the 
contact information noted above by May 29, 2013 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 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 each meeting to give EPA as much time as possible to process your 
request.

    Dated: May 2, 2013.
Thomas H. Brennan,
Deputy Director, EPA Science Advisory Staff Office.
[FR Doc. 2013-11064 Filed 5-8-13; 8:45 am]
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