[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 203 (Friday, October 19, 2012)]
[Pages 64335-64336]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-25793]




Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Science Advisory 
Board; Perchlorate Advisory Panel

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory 
Board (SAB) Staff Office announces two public teleconferences of the 
SAB Perchlorate Advisory Panel to discuss its revised draft report 
concerning EPA's draft white paper Life Stage Considerations and 
Interpretation of Recent Epidemiological Evidence to Develop a Maximum 
Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG) for Perchlorate.

DATES: The public teleconferences will be held on Wednesday December 5, 
2012 and Friday December 7, 2012. The teleconferences will be held from 
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time) on both days.

ADDRESSES: The teleconference will be conducted by telephone only.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public who wants 
further information concerning the meeting may contact Mr. Thomas 
Carpenter, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), EPA Science Advisory Board 
(1400R), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue 
NW., Washington, DC 20460; via telephone/voice mail

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(202) 564-4885; fax (202) 565-2098; or email at 
[email protected]. General information concerning the SAB can be 
found on the SAB Web site at http://www.epa.gov/sab.

    Background: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 
as amended, 5 U.S.C., App., notice is hereby given that the SAB 
Perchlorate Advisory Panel will hold a public teleconferences to 
discuss its draft report regarding EPA's draft white paper Life Stage 
Considerations and Interpretation of Recent Epidemiological Evidence to 
Develop a Maximum Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG) for Perchlorate. 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 
    The SAB Perchlorate Advisory Panel held a public meeting on July 
18-19, 2012 to discuss the EPA white paper and a public teleconference 
on September 25, 2012 to discuss its initial draft (9/5/21012) report. 
The purpose of these public teleconferences is for the Panel to discuss 
its revised draft report on this advisory activity. Additional 
background on this SAB advisory activity is provided on the SAB Web 
site at: http://yosemite.epa.gov/sab/sabproduct.nsf/fedrgstr_activites/Perchlorate%20MCLG%20Approaches?OpenDocument.''
    Availability of Meeting Materials: A meeting agenda, draft report, 
and other materials for the teleconferences will be posted on the SAB 
Web site at www.epa.gov/sab.
    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 relevant comments pertaining to the 
group conducting this advisory activity, EPA's charge, or meeting 
materials. Input from the public to the SAB will have the most impact 
if it consists of comments that provide specific scientific or 
technical information or analysis for the SAB to consider. Members of 
the public wishing to provide comment should contact the Designated 
Federal Officer for the relevant advisory committee directly.
    Oral Statements: In general, individuals or groups requesting an 
oral presentation at a public teleconference will be limited to three 
minutes per speaker. To be placed on the public speaker list for the 
December 5, 2012 meeting, interested parties should notify Mr. Thomas 
Carpenter, DFO, by email no later than November 28, 2012.
    Written Statements: Written statements for these teleconferences 
should be received in the SAB Staff Office by the same deadlines given 
above for requesting oral comments. Written statements should be 
supplied to the DFO via email (acceptable file format: Adobe Acrobat 
PDF, MS Word, WordPerfect, 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 SAB 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. Carpenter at the 
phone number or email 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 11, 2012.
Vanessa T. Vu,
Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office.
[FR Doc. 2012-25793 Filed 10-18-12; 8:45 am]