[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 8 (Thursday, January 12, 2012)]
[Page 1932]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-450]




Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Science Advisory 
Board Committee on Science Integration for Decision Making

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) Science 
Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference of 
the SAB Committee on Science Integration for Decision Making.

DATES: The teleconference date is January 31, 2012 from 1 p.m. to 4 
p.m. (Eastern Time).

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held by teleconference only.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Members of the public who wish to 
obtain further information about this teleconference must contact Dr. 
Angela Nugent, Designated Federal Officer (DFO). Dr. Nugent may be 
contacted at the EPA Science Advisory Board (1400R), U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460; 
or via telephone/voice mail; (202) 565-2218; fax (202) 564-2050; or 
email at nugent.angela@epa.gov. General information about the EPA SAB, 
as well as any updates concerning the public meeting announced in this 
notice, may be found on the SAB Web site at http://www.epa.gov/sab.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee 
Act, 5 U.S.C., App. 2 (FACA), notice is hereby given that the SAB 
Committee on Science Integration for Decision Making will hold a public 
teleconference to discuss a draft report based on fact-finding 
activities conducted as part of a study of science integration 
supporting EPA decision making. The SAB was established pursuant to 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 SAB is a Federal Advisory Committee chartered under 
FACA. The SAB will comply with the provisions of FACA and all 
appropriate SAB Staff Office procedural policies.
    Background: The SAB is undertaking an advisory activity to provide 
recommendations to strengthen science integration for EPA's 
environmental decisions. The purpose of the January 31, 2012 
teleconference is for the SAB committee to discuss a draft report. 
Additional information about this advisory activity may be found on the 
SAB Web site at http:[sol][sol]yosemite.epa.gov/sab/sabproduct.nsf/
    Availability of Meeting Materials: The agenda and other material in 
support of this upcoming meeting are posted on the SAB Web site at 
    Procedures for Providing Public Input: Interested members of the 
public may submit relevant written or oral information on the topic of 
this advisory activity for the SAB to consider during the advisory 
process. Oral Statements: In general, individuals or groups requesting 
an oral presentation at a public teleconference will be limited to 
three minutes per speaker. Interested parties should contact Dr. 
Nugent, DFO, in writing (preferably via email) at the contact 
information noted above, by January 26, 2012 to be placed on a list of 
public speakers for the teleconference. Written Statements: Written 
statements should be received in the SAB Staff Office by January 26, 
2012 so that the information may be made available to the SAB committee 
members for their consideration. Written statements should be supplied 
to the DFO in the following formats: one hard copy with original 
signature, and one electronic copy via email (acceptable file format: 
Adobe Acrobat PDF, WordPerfect, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, or Rich Text 
files in IBM-PC/Windows 98/2000/XP format). Submitters are requested to 
provide two 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 email address noted above, preferably at least ten days prior 
to the teleconference to give EPA as much time as possible to process 
your request.

    Dated: January 5, 2012.
Vanessa T. Vu,
Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office.
[FR Doc. 2012-450 Filed 1-11-12; 8:45 am]