[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 89 (Monday, May 9, 2011)]
[Pages 26720-26721]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-11209]




Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of a Public 
Teleconference of the Chartered Science Advisory Board

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a 
public teleconference of the chartered SAB on June 7, 2011 to conduct a 
quality review of a draft SAB report entitled ``SAB Review of Valuing 
Mortality Risk Reductions for Environmental Policy.''

DATES: The public teleconference will be held on June 7, 2011, from 12 
p.m. to 3 p.m. (Eastern Time).

ADDRESSES: The public teleconference will be conducted by telephone 

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public wishing to 
obtain general information concerning the public teleconference may 
contact Dr. Holly Stallworth, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), EPA 
Science Advisory Board via e-mail at stallworth.holly@epa.gov, 
telephone/voice mail (202) 564-2073, or fax (202) 565-2098. General 
information concerning the EPA Science Advisory Board can be found on 
the EPA Web site at http://www.epa.gov/sab.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The SAB was established pursuant to the 
Environmental Research, Development, and Demonstration Authorization 
Act (ERDAA), codified at 42 U.S.C. 4365, to provide independent 
scientific and technical advice to the EPA Administrator on the 
technical basis for Agency positions and regulations. The SAB 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 SAB will hold a public 
teleconference to conduct a quality review of a draft report entitled 
``SAB Review of Valuing Mortality Risk Reductions for Environmental 
Policy.'' The SAB will comply with the provisions of FACA and all 
appropriate SAB Staff Office procedural policies.
    Background: The SAB was asked to review and provide advice to EPA 
on a draft White Paper, entitled ``Valuing Mortality Risk Reductions 
for Environmental Policy: A White Paper'' (December 2010). To conduct 
this review, the SAB Staff Office requested public nominations of 
experts (74 FR 32607-32608) and augmented the SAB Environmental 
Economics Advisory Committee. The Environmental Economics Advisory 
Committee Augmented for Valuing Mortality Risk Reduction held a face-
to-face public meeting on January 20-21, 2011 (75 FR 80048-80049) and a 
public teleconference on March 14, 2011 (76 FR 11242-11243). The SAB 
will conduct a quality review of the Panel's draft report. Background 
information about this SAB advisory activity can be found on the SAB 
Web site at http://yosemite.epa.gov/sab/sabproduct.nsf/fedrgstr_activites/Mortality%20Risk%20Valuation?OpenDocument.
    Availability of Meeting Materials: The agenda and other materials 
in support of the teleconference will be placed on the SAB Web site at 
http://www.epa.gov/sab in advance of the teleconference.
    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 comments for a Federal advisory committee to consider 
as it develops advice for EPA. Input from the public to the SAB will 
have the most impact if it provides specific scientific or technical 
information or analysis for SAB 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 Designated Federal 
Officer directly. Oral Statements: Individuals or groups requesting an 
oral presentation will be limited to three minutes. Those interested in 
being placed on the public speaker list for the June 7, 2011 
teleconference should contact Dr. Stallworth at the contact information 
provided above no later than June 1, 2011. Written Statements: Written 
statements should be supplied to the DFO via e-mail at the contact 
information noted above by June 1, 2011 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 SAB 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. Stallworth at (202) 
564-2073 or stallworth.holly@epa.gov. To request accommodation of a 
disability, please contact Dr. Stallworth preferably at least ten days 
prior to the teleconference to give EPA as much time as possible to 
process your request.

    Dated: May 3, 2011.
Anthony Maciorowski,
Deputy Director, EPA Science Advisory Staff Office.
[FR Doc. 2011-11209 Filed 5-6-11; 8:45 am]