[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 205 (Monday, October 24, 2011)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-27433]
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Notification of Two Public Teleconferences; Clean Air Scientific
AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) Science
Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces two public teleconferences
of the chartered Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) to
discuss its draft review of EPA's Integrated Science Assessment for
Lead (First External Review Draft, May 2011) and EPA's draft Near-Road
NO2 Monitoring Technical Assistance Document.
DATES: A public teleconference call will be held on November 28, 2011
from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Eastern Time). Another teleconference will be
held on January 27, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
ADDRESSES: The public teleconferences will be conducted by telephone
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public wishing
further information regarding this Notice and public teleconference may
contact Dr. Holly Stallworth, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), SAB
Staff Office, by telephone/voice mail at (202) 564-2073; by fax at
(202) 565-2098 or via e-mail at [email protected]. General
information concerning the EPA CASAC can be found at the EPA CASAC Web
site at http://www.epa.gov/casac. Any inquiry regarding EPA's
Integrated Science Assessment for Lead (First External Review Draft,
May 2011) should be directed to Dr. Ellen Kirrane, EPA Office of
Research and Development, at [email protected] or 919-541-1340. Any
inquiry regarding EPA's draft Near-Road NO2 Monitoring
Technical Assistance Document should be directed to Mr. Nealson
Watkins, EPA Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS) at
[email protected] or 919-541-5522.
Background: The CASAC was established pursuant to the under 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.
Pursuant to FACA and EPA policy, notice is hereby given that the
chartered CASAC will hold a public teleconference call to review draft
letters on Integrated Science Assessment for Lead (First External
Review Draft, May 2011) and EPA's draft Near-Road NO2
Monitoring Technical Assistance Document and EPA's.
The Office of Research and Development has requested CASAC review
of the Integrated Science Assessment supporting EPA's review of the
National Ambient Air Quality Standards for lead. The CASAC Lead Review
Panel reviewed the EPA's Integrated Science Assessment for Lead (First
External Review Draft, May 2011) and is preparing a draft report for
review by the chartered CASAC. The chartered CASAC will review the
draft review of the CASAC Lead Review Panel on November 28, 2011 from
10 a.m. to 12 p.m. More information about this advisory activity can be
found at http://yosemite.epa.gov/sab/sabproduct.nsf/fedrgstr_activites/Lead%20ISA?OpenDocument.
EPA's Office of Air and Radiation (OAR) requested CASAC review of a
draft technical document entitled ``Near-Road NO2 Monitoring
Technical Assistance Document'' (Draft, August 11, 2011) to provide
state and local air monitoring agencies with recommendations and ideas
on how to successfully implement near-road NO2 monitors
required by the 2010 revisions to the NO2 minimum monitoring
requirements. The CASAC Air Monitoring and Methods Subcommittee is
preparing a draft report for review by the chartered CASAC. The
chartered CASAC will review the draft letter on January 27, 2012 from
10 a.m. to 12 p.m. More information about this advisory activity can be
found at http://yosemite.epa.gov/sab/sabproduct.nsf/fedrgstr_activites/Near-road%20Network%20Design?OpenDocument.
Availability of Meeting Materials: The agendas and other materials
in support of these teleconferences will be placed on the EPA CASAC Web
site at http://www.epa.gov/casac in advance of the each 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 CASAC will
have the most impact if it provides specific scientific or technical
information or analysis for CASAC to consider or if it relates to the
clarity or accuracy of the technical information. Members of the public
wishing to provide comment on this advisory activity should contact the
Designated Federal Officer for the relevant advisory committee
Oral Statements: In general, individuals or groups requesting an
oral presentation at this public teleconference will be limited to
three minutes per speaker. Interested parties should contact Dr. Holly
Stallworth, DFO, in writing (preferably via e-mail), at the contact
information noted above, at least one week prior to each
teleconference. To be placed on the public speaker list for the
November 28, 2011 teleconference, please contact Dr. Stallworth by
November 21, 2011. Likewise, to be placed on the public speaker list
for the January 27, 2012 teleconference, please contact Dr. Stallworth
by January 20, 2012.
Written Statements: Written statements should be received in the
SAB Staff Office by the same deadlines enumerated above (one week
prior) so that the information may be made available to the Panel for
their consideration. Written statements should be supplied to the DFO
in electronic format via e-mail (acceptable file formats: Adobe Acrobat
PDF, WordPerfect, 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
Accessibility: For information on access or services for
individuals with disabilities, please contact Dr. Holly Stallworth 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: October 17, 2011
Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office.
[FR Doc. 2011-27433 Filed 10-21-11; 8:45 am]
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