[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 107 (Friday, June 3, 2011)]
[Pages 32198-32199]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-13823]




Science Advisory Board Staff Office Notification of a Joint 
Public Meeting of the Chartered Science Advisory Board and Board of 
Scientific Counselors

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of meeting.


SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory 
Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a joint public meeting of the 
Chartered SAB and Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) to hold 
discussions with EPA regarding the Office of Research and Development's 
(ORD's) new strategic directions for research.

DATES: The public meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 29, 2011 from 
8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Thursday, June 30, 2011 from 9 a.m. to 4 
p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time).

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 201 
Harrison Oaks Boulevard, Cary, North Carolina 27513.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public who wishes 
further information concerning the meeting may contact Dr. Angela 
Nugent, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), EPA Science Advisory Board 
(1400R), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania 
Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460; via telephone/voice mail (202) 564-
2218, fax (202) 202-565-2098; or e-mail at [email protected]. 
General information concerning the SAB can be found on the EPA Web site 
at http://www.epa.gov/sab.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: 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 Administrator on the 
technical basis for Agency positions and regulations. The BOSC was 
established by the EPA to provide advice, information, and 
recommendations regarding the ORD research program. The SAB and BOSC 
are Federal Advisory Committees 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 and BOSC will hold a joint 
public meeting to hold discussions with EPA regarding

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ORD's new strategic directions for research. The SAB and BOSC will 
comply with the provisions of FACA and all appropriate SAB Staff Office 
procedural policies.
    The Office of Research and Development is restructuring its 
research programs for FY 2012 to better understand environmental 
problems and inform sustainable solutions to meet EPA's strategic 
goals. The restructured research program will be comprised of six 
program areas: Air, Climate, and Energy; Safe and Sustainable Water 
Resources; Sustainable and Healthy Communities; Chemical Safety for 
Sustainability; Human Health Risk Assessment; and Homeland Security.
    The Office of Research and Development has requested SAB and BOSC 
advice at an early stage in the process of defining strategic program 
directions to help ORD develop research plans to respond to EPA's 
strategic goals and high priority needs.
    Availability of Meeting Materials: A meeting agenda and other 
materials for the meeting will be placed on the SAB Web site at http://epa.gov/sab.
    Procedures for Providing Public Input: Interested members of the 
public may submit relevant written or oral information for 
consideration on the topics included in this advisory activity. Oral 
Statements: To be placed on the public speaker list for the June 29-30, 
2011 meeting, interested parties should notify Dr. Angela Nugent, DFO, 
by e-mail no later than June 22, 2011. Individuals making oral 
statements will be limited to five minutes per speaker. Written 
Statements: Written statements for the June 29-30, 2011 meeting should 
be received in the SAB Staff Office by June 22, 2011, so that the 
information may be made available to the SAB and BOSC for their 
consideration prior to this meeting. Written statements should be 
supplied to the DFO in the following formats: One hard copy with 
original signature and one electronic copy via e-mail (acceptable file 
format: Adobe Acrobat PDF, MS Word, WordPerfect, MS PowerPoint, or Rich 
Text files in IBM-PC/Windows 98/2000/XP format). Submitters are asked 
to provide electronic versions of each document submitted with and 
without signatures, because the SAB Staff Office does not publish 
documents with signatures on its Web sites.
    Accessibility: For information on access or services for 
individuals with disabilities, please contact Dr. Nugent at the phone 
number or e-mail address noted above, preferably at least ten days 
prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to process 
your request.

    Dated: May 27, 2011.
 Anthony F. Maciorowski,
 Deputy Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office.
[FR Doc. 2011-13823 Filed 6-2-11; 8:45 am]