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[FR Doc No: 94-17916]


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 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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National Environmental Justice Advisory Council Notification of 
Public Advisory Committee Meeting(s); Open Meeting(s); Amended

    Members of the public who wish to make a brief oral presentation at 
the meeting(s) will have the opportunity to do so either on Wednesday, 
August 3 or Thursday, August 4 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. In addition, 
limitation on timeframe for oral presentations has been increased from 
five to ten minutes. Friday, August 5, the meeting is from 8:00 a.m. to 
2:45 p.m. This paragraph clarifies the times outlined in the second 
paragraph of the original Federal Register Notice (FR) and changes the 
fourth paragraph of original FR Notice.
    Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), Public Law 
92-463, notice is hereby given that the National Environmental Justice 
Advisory Council (NEJAC) and four subcommittees will meet on the dates 
and times described below. All times noted are Mountain Standard Time. 
All meetings are open to the public. Due to limited space, seating at 
meetings will be on a first-come basis. For further information 
concerning specific meetings, please contact the individuals listed 
below. Documents that are subject of NEJAC reviews are normally 
available from the originating EPA office and are not available from 
the NEJAC.
    The full NEJAC will meet to discuss the role of the FACA, 
Environmental Impacts, EPA's Environmental Justice Draft Strategic 
Action Document, and the NEJAC Bylaws from Wednesday to Thursday, 
August 3-4, 1994 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Friday, August 5 from 
8:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. at the Albuquerque Hyatt Regency Hotel, 330 
Tijeras N.W., Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102, (505) 842-1234.
    Members of the public who wish to make a brief oral presentation at 
the meeting(s) should contact Dr. Clarice Gaylord or Linda K. Smith no 
later than July 27, 1994 in order to have time reserved on the agenda. 
In general, each individual or group making an oral presentation will 
be limited to a total time of ten minutes. Written comments received by 
July 25, 1994 may be mailed to the NEJAC prior to the meeting; comments 
received after that date will be provided to the Council as logistics 
allow. Written comments of any length (at least 35 copies) should be 
provided to the Committee no later than July 27, 1994. They should be 
sent to Office of Environmental Justice (3103), U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency, 401 M Street SW., Washington, D.C. 20460. Telephone 
number is (202)260-6357 or FAX (202) 260-0852.

Waste and Facility Siting Subcommittee Meeting--August 4-5, 1994

    The Waste and Facility Siting Subcommittee (WFSS) of the National 
Environmental Justice Advisory Committee (NEJAC) will hold its first 
meeting on Thursday and Friday, August 4-5, 1994, from 8:00 a.m. to 
5:30 p.m. on Thursday, and from 8:00 a.m. to Noon on Friday. Location 
of this meeting will be the Albuquerque Hyatt Regency, 330 Tijeras 
N.W., Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102, (505) 842-1234. In this meeting, 
the WFSS intends to initiate discussion and solicit input on 
environmental justice definitions and guidelines, the Office of Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response (OSWER) Environmental Justice Task Force 
recommendations, options developed by OSWER's siting workgroup, OSWER's 
proposed rule on public participation and future field hearings on 
specific topics. The meeting is open to the public and seating will be 
available on a first-come basis.
    Any member of the public wishing further information, such as 
proposed agenda on the meeting, should contact Ms. Jan Young, 
Designated Federal Official, OSWER, U. S. Environmental Protection 
Agency, 401 M Street SW., Washington, D.C. 20460, by telephone at (202) 
260-1691, Fax at (202) 260-6606.

(2) Enforcement Subcommittee (ES) Meeting--August 4-5, 1994:

    The Enforcement Subcommittee (ES) of the National Environmental 
Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC) will conduct a meeting on Thursday and 
Friday, August 4-5, 1994 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday and 
from 8:00 a.m. to Noon on Friday at the Albuquerque Hyatt Regency 
Hotel, 330 Tijeras NW., Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102, (505) 842-1234. 
In this meeting, the ES intends to develop a mission statement for the 
Subcommittee and review the Office of Enforcement and Compliance 
Assurance's draft strategy on Environmental Justice and recommend 
actions for EPA to address. At this meeting, the ES will discuss future 
issues and a mechanism to review enforcement activities. The meeting is 
open to the public and seating will be available on a first-come basis.
    Any member of the public wishing further information, such as 
proposed agenda on the meeting, should contact Ms. Sherry Milan, 
Designated Federal Official, Office of Enforcement and Compliance 
Assurance, U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, 401 M Street SW., 
Washington, D. C. 20460, by telephone at (202) 260-9807, Fax at (202) 
260-9437.

(3) Health and Research Subcommittee Meeting--August 4-5, 1994

    The Health and Research Subcommittee (HRS) of the National 
Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC) will conduct a meeting 
on Thursday and Friday, August 4-5, 1994, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 
on Thursday and from 8:00 a.m. to Noon on Friday at the Albuquerque 
Hyatt Regency Hotel, 330 Tijeras N. W., Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102, 
(505) 842-1234. In this meeting, the HRS intends to review the Office 
of Research and Development's (ORD) draft process description for 
development of the Agency's Environmental Justice research strategy. 
HRS will also evaluate and recommend options on the U. S. Environmental 
Protection Agency's overall research priorities and science policy 
setting as it relates to environmental justice. The subcommittee will 
review ORD's research strategy and definitions. The meeting is open to 
the public and seating will be available on a first-come basis.
    Any member of the public wishing further information, such as 
proposed agenda on the meeting, should contact Mr. Lawrence Martin, 
Designated Federal Official, Office of Research and Development, U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency, 401 M Street, S.W., Washington, D.C. 
20460, by telephone at (202) 260-0673, Fax at (202) 260-0507.

(4) Public Participation and Accountability Subcommittee Meeting--
August 4-5, 1994

    The Public Participation and Accountability Subcommittee (PPAS) of 
the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC) will hold 
its first meeting on Thursday and Friday, August 4-5, 1994, from 8:00 
a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday and from 8:00 a.m. to Noon on Friday at 
the Albuquerque Hyatt Regency Hotel, 330 Tijeras N.W., Albuquerque, New 
Mexico 87102, (505) 842-1234. In this meeting, the PPAS intends to find 
ways to improve communications, develop trust and involve affected 
communities. To this end, the Subcommittee will explore the creation of 
business and industry, stakeholder and other types of public/private 
partnerships to address environmental justice concerns. Finally, the 
PPAS will evaluate the Agency's strategy to use the Geographic 
Information System (GIS) program to identify potential geographic areas 
of environmental justice concern, i.e., define potential patterns of 
inequity and insure environmental justice accountability. The meeting 
is open to the public and seating will be available on a first-come 
basis.
    Any member of the public wishing further information, such as 
proposed agenda on the meeting, should contact Mr. Bob Knox, Designated 
Federal Official, Office of Environmental Justice, U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency, 401 M Street, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20460, by 
telephone at (202) 260-6357, Fax at (202) 260-0852.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Copies of the NEJAC Charter are 
available upon request. Please contact the Office of Environmental 
Justice (3103), U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, 401 M Street 
SW., Washington, D.C. 20460, 1-800-962-6215. For hearing impaired 
individuals or non-English speaking attendees wishing to make 
arrangements for a sign language or foreign language interpreter, 
please call or fax Kathy Ackley at (703) 934-3293 or (703) 934-9740 
(fax).

    Dated: July 19, 1994.
Clarice E. Gaylord, Designated Federal Official,
National Environmental Justice Advisory Council.
[FR Doc. 94-17916 Filed 7-21-94; 8:45 am]
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