[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 16 (Tuesday, January 27, 2009)]
[Pages 4744-4745]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-1701]



[EPA-HQ-ORD-2008-0926; FRL-8767-8]

Board of Scientific Counselors, Science and Technology for 
Sustainability Mid-Cycle Subcommittee Meetings--Winter 2009

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of meeting.


SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-
463, the Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and 
Development (ORD), gives notice of a meeting of the Board of Scientific 
Counselors (BOSC) Science and Technology for Sustainability 

DATES: The first meeting (teleconference call) will be held on 
Thursday, February 12, 2009, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Eastern Standard 
Time (EST). The second meeting (face-to-face) will be held on Thursday, 
March 12, 2009, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST. Meetings may adjourn early 
if all business is finished. Requests for the draft agenda or for 
making oral presentations at the meetings will be accepted up to one 
business day before the meeting.

ADDRESSES: Participation in the conference call will be by 
teleconference only--meeting rooms will not be used. Members of the 
public may obtain the call-in number and access code for the call from 
Greg Susanke, whose contact information is listed under the FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice. The face-to-face meeting 
will be held at the EPA Building--One Potomac Yard, 2777 S. Crystal 
Drive, Arlington, Virginia, 22202. The meeting is in the Fourth Floor 
Conference Center North, room N-4830. Submit your comments, identified 
by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2008-0926, by one of the following methods:
     http://www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line 
instructions for submitting comments.
     E-mail: Send comments by electronic mail (e-mail) to: 
[email protected], Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2008-0926.

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     Fax: Fax comments to: (202) 566-0224, Attention Docket ID 
No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2008-0926.
     Mail: Send comments by mail to: Board of Scientific 
Counselors, Science and Technology for Sustainability Mid-Cycle 
Subcommittee Meetings--Winter 2009 Docket, Mailcode: 28221T, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC, 20460, Attention Docket ID No. 
     Hand Delivery or Courier. Deliver comments to: EPA Docket 
Center (EPA/DC), Room B102, EPA West Building, 1301 Constitution 
Avenue, NW., Washington, DC, Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2008-
0926. Note: this is not a mailing address. Such deliveries are only 
accepted during the docket's normal hours of operation, and special 
arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information.
    Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-
2008-0926. EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included 
in the public docket without change and may be made available online at 
http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information 
provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be 
Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose 
disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you 
consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through http://www.regulations.gov or e-mail. The http://www.regulations.gov Web site 
is an ``anonymous access'' system, which means EPA will not know your 
identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of 
your comment. If you send an e-mail comment directly to EPA without 
going through http://www.regulations.gov, your e-mail address will be 
automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is 
placed in the public docket and made available on the Internet. If you 
submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you include your name 
and other contact information in the body of your comment and with any 
disk or CD-ROM you submit. If EPA cannot read your comment due to 
technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, EPA 
may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid 
the use of special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of 
any defects or viruses. For additional information about EPA's public 
docket visit the EPA Docket Center homepage at http://www.epa.gov/epahome/dockets.htm.
    Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index. Although listed in the index, some 
information is not publicly available, e.g., CBI or other information 
whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such 
as copyrighted material, will be publicly available only in hard copy. 
Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically 
in http://www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the Board of 
Scientific Counselors, Science and Technology for Sustainability Mid-
Cycle Subcommittee Meetings--Winter 2009 Docket, EPA/DC, EPA West, Room 
B102, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. The Public Reading 
Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, 
excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Public Reading 
Room is (202) 566-1744, and the telephone number for the ORD Docket is 
(202) 566-1752.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Designated Federal Officer via 
mail at: Greg Susanke, Mail Drop 8104-R, Office of Science Policy, 
Office of Research and Development, Environmental Protection Agency, 
1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; via phone/voice mail 
at: (202) 564-9945; via fax at: (202) 565-2911; or via e-mail at: 
[email protected].


General Information

    The meetings are open to the public. Any member of the public 
interested in receiving a draft BOSC agenda or making a presentation at 
the meeting may contact Greg Susanke, the Designated Federal Officer, 
via any of the contact methods listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 
CONTACT section above. In general, each individual making an oral 
presentation will be limited to a total of three minutes.
    EPA ORD is conducting an independent expert review through the 
BOSC, to evaluate the progress made by the Science and Technology for 
Sustainability Research Program towards addressing the recommendations 
that resulted from its initial program review in April 2007; and to 
evaluate and obtain advice on key future directions for the research 
program which have been developed and other potential areas that could 
be considered. Proposed agenda items for the meetings include, but are 
not limited to: Teleconference: objectives of the review; an overview 
of ORD's Science and Technology for Sustainability Research Program; a 
summary of major changes in the research program since 2007; Face-to-
face meeting: ORD progress in response to recommendations from the 
previous BOSC program review and other activities; subcommittee 
    Information on Services for Individuals with Disabilities: For 
information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, 
please contact Greg Susanke at (202) 564-9945 or [email protected]. 
To request accommodation of a disability, please contact Greg Susanke, 
preferably at least 10 days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much 
time as possible to process your request.

    Dated: January 15, 2009.
Fred Hauchman,
Director, Office of Science Policy.
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