[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 101 (Thursday, May 24, 2012)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-12629]

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National Environmental Justice Advisory Council; Notification of 
Public Meeting and Public Comment

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION: Notification of public meeting.


SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), Public 
Law 92-463, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hereby 
provides notice that the National Environmental Justice Advisory 
Council (NEJAC) will meet on the dates and times described below. All 
meetings are open to the public. Members of the public are encouraged 
to provide comments relevant to the specific issues being considered by 
the NEJAC. For additional information about registering for public 
comment, please see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Due to limited space, 
seating at the NEJAC meeting will be on a first-come, first-served 

DATES: The NEJAC meeting will convene Tuesday, July 24, 2012, from 9:00 
a.m. until 3:45 p.m.; and will reconvene on Wednesday, July 25, 2012, 
from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. All noted times are Eastern Time.
    One public comment period relevant to the specific issues being 
considered by the NEJAC (see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION) is scheduled 
for Tuesday, July 24, 2012, from 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Members of the 
public who wish to participate during the public comment period are 
highly encouraged to pre-register by Noon Eastern Time on Friday, July 
6, 2012.

ADDRESSES: The NEJAC meeting will be held at the EPA Potomac Yard 
Conference Center, located at 2777 Crystal Drive, Crystal City, 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions concerning the meeting 
should be directed to Mr. Aaron Bell, U.S. Environmental Protection 
Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., (MC2201A), Washington, DC 20460; 
by telephone at 202-564-1044, via email at Bell.Aaron@epa.gov; or by 
FAX at 202-501-0936. Additional information about the meeting is 
available at the following Web site address: http://www.epa.gov/environmentaljustice/nejac/meetings.html.
    Registration is required for all participants. Pre-registration by 
Noon Eastern Time, Friday, July 6, 2012, for all attendees is highly 
recommended. Because this NEJAC meeting will be held in a government 
space, we strongly encourage you to register early. Space limitations 
may not allow us to accommodate everyone who is interested in 
attending. Priority admission will be given to pre-registered 
participants. To register online, visit the Web site address above. 
Alternatively, registration forms should be faxed to Ms. Estela Rosas, 
EPA Contractor, APEX Direct, Inc., at 877-773-0779, or emailed to 
NEJACJuly2012Meeting@AlwaysPursuingExcellence.com. Please state whether 
you would like to be put on the list to provide oral public comment. 
Please specify whether you are submitting written comments before the 
July 6, 2012, deadline. Non-English speaking attendees wishing to 
arrange for a foreign language interpreter may make appropriate 
arrangements in writing using the above telephone number.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Charter of the NEJAC states that the 
advisory committee shall provide independent advice to the EPA 
Administrator about areas that may include, among other things, 
``advice about broad, cross-cutting issues related to environmental 
justice, including environment-related strategic, scientific, 
technological, regulatory, and economic issues related to environmental 
    The meeting shall be used to receive comments, and discuss and 
provide recommendations regarding these primary areas: (1) EPA's Plan 
EJ 2014; (2) NEJAC's Science And Research Work Group; (3) NEJAC's 
Indigenous Peoples Work Group and; (4) NEJAC's Permitting Work Group.
    A. Public Comment: Individuals or groups making oral presentations 
during the public comment periods will be limited to a total time of 
five minutes. To accommodate the large number of people who want to 
address the NEJAC, only one representative of an organization or group 
will be allowed to speak. If time permits, multiple representatives 
from the same organization can provide comment at the end of the 
session. In addition, those who did not sign up in advance to give 
public comment can sign up on site. The suggested format for written 
public comments is as follows: Name of Speaker; Name of Organization/
Community; City and State; Email address; and a brief description of 
the concern and what you want the NEJAC to advise EPA to do. Written 
comments received by Noon Eastern Time, Friday, July 6, 2012, will be 
included in the materials distributed to the members of the NEJAC. 
Written comments received after that date and time will be provided to 
the NEJAC as time allows. All information should be sent to the mailing 
address, email address, or fax number listed in the FOR FURTHER 
    B. Information about Services for Individuals with Disabilities: 
For information about access or services for individuals with 
disabilities, please contact Ms. Estela Rosas, EPA Contractor, APEX 
Direct, Inc., at 877-773-0779 or 
NEJACJuly2012Meeting@AlwaysPursuingExcellence.com. To request special 
accommodations for a disability, please contact Ms. Rosas at least 
seven (7) working days prior to the meeting, to give EPA sufficient 
time to process your request. All other requests specifically related 
to the meeting should be sent to the mailing address, email address, or 
fax number listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section above.

    Dated: May 17, 2012.
Victoria J. Robinson,
Designated Federal Officer, National Environmental Justice Advisory 
[FR Doc. 2012-12629 Filed 5-23-12; 8:45 am]