[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 160 (Thursday, August 18, 2011)]
[Pages 51365-51366]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-21101]




Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Clean Air 
Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) Lead Review Panel

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a 
public teleconference of the CASAC Lead Review Panel to discuss its 
draft letter reviewing EPA's Integrated Science Assessment for Lead 
(First External Review Draft--May 2011).

DATES: The CASAC Lead Review Panel teleconference will be held on 
Thursday, September 15, 2011, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Eastern Time).

ADDRESSES: The public teleconference will take place by telephone only.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public wishing to 
obtain general information concerning the public teleconference may 
contact Mr. Aaron Yeow, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), via telephone 
at (202) 564-2050 or e-mail at yeow.aaron@epa.gov. General information 
concerning the EPA CASAC can 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. The 
CASAC Lead 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 lead. EPA is 
currently reviewing the primary (health-based) and secondary (welfare-
based) NAAQS for lead. The Lead Review Panel held a face-to-face 
meeting on July 20-21, 2011 (as noticed in 76 FR 36120-36121) to 
provide a peer review of EPA's draft Integrated Science Assessment for 
Lead (First External Review Draft--May 2011) and to provide 
consultative advice on EPA's Review of the National Ambient Air Quality 
Standards for Lead: Risk and Exposure Assessment Planning Document. 
Information about this review activity may be found on the CASAC Web 
site at http://www.epa.gov/casac/. Pursuant to FACA and EPA policy, 
notice is hereby given that the CASAC Lead Review Panel will hold a 
follow-up public teleconference to discuss the NAAQS review process and 
its draft letter reviewing EPA's Integrated Science Assessment for Lead 
(First External Review Draft--May 2011).
    Availability of Meeting Materials: Agendas and materials in support 
of the meeting will be placed on the CASAC Web site at http://www.epa.gov/casac in advance of the meeting. For technical questions 
and information concerning EPA's Integrated Science Assessment for Lead 
(First External Review Draft), please contact Dr. Ellen Kirrane of 
EPA's Office of Research and Development at (919) 541-1340, or 
    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 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 Designated Federal 
Officer directly.
    Oral Statements: In general, individuals or groups requesting an 

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presentation at a teleconference will be limited to three minutes. 
Interested parties should contact Mr. Aaron Yeow, DFO, in writing 
(preferably via e-mail) at the contact information noted above by 
September 8, 2011, to be placed on the list of public speakers for the 
    Written Statements: Written statements should be supplied to the 
DFO via e-mail at the contact information noted above by September 8, 
2011 for the meeting 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 the teleconference to give EPA as much time as possible to process 
your request.

     Dated: August 11, 2011.
Vanessa Vu,
Director, EPA Science Advisory Staff Office.
[FR Doc. 2011-21101 Filed 8-17-11; 8:45 am]