[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 102 (Tuesday, May 28, 2013)]
[Pages 31922-31923]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-12597]




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

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notification of Public Teleconference Meeting and Public 


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 host a public teleconference meeting on Thursday, 
June 13, 2013, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time. The primary 
topics of discussion will be (1) preliminary recommendations concerning 
EPA's research programs and the scientific foundation needed to address 
and prevent environmental inequities and (2) EPA's draft Technical 
Guidance for Assessing Environmental Justice in Regulatory Analysis.
    There will be a public comment period from 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. 
Eastern Time. Members of the public are

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encouraged to provide comments relevant to the topics of the meeting.
    For additional information about registering to attend the meeting 
or to provide public comment, please see the ``Registration'' and 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION sections below. Due to a limited number of 
telephone lines, attendance will be on a first-come, first served 
basis. Pre-registration is required. Registration for the 
teleconference meeting closes at Noon Eastern Time on Monday, June 10, 
2013. The deadline to sign up to speak during the public comment 
period, or to submit written public comments, is also Noon, Monday, 
June 10, 2013.

DATES: The NEJAC teleconference meeting on Thursday, June 13, 2013, 
will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
    Registration: Registrations will primarily be processed via the 
NEJAC meeting Web page, www.epa.gov/environmentaljustice/nejac/meetings.html. Registrations can also be submitted by email to 
[email protected] with ``Register for the 
NEJAC June 2013 Teleconference'' in the subject line; or by phone or 
fax to 877-773-0779. When registering, please provide your name, 
organization, city and state, email address, and telephone number for 
follow up. Please also state whether you would like to be put on the 
list to provide public comment, and whether you are submitting written 
comments before the Monday, June 10, 2013, noon deadline. Non-English 
speaking attendees wishing to arrange for a foreign language 
interpreter may also make appropriate arrangements using the email 
address or telephone/fax number.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions or correspondence concerning 
the teleconference meeting should be directed to Mr. Aaron Bell, U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency, by mail at 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue 
NW., (MC2201A), Washington, DC 20460; by telephone at 202-564-1044; via 
email at [email protected]; or by fax at 202-564-1624. Additional 
information about the NEJAC and upcoming meetings is available at: 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Charter of the NEJAC states that the 
advisory committee shall provide independent advice to the 
Administrator on 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 justice.''
    A. Public Comment: Members of the public who wish to attend the 
Thursday, June 13, 2013, public teleconference meeting to provide 
public comment must pre-register by Noon Eastern Time on Monday, June 
10, 2013. Individuals or groups making remarks during the public 
comment period will be limited to five minutes. To accommodate the 
large number of people who want to address the NEJAC, only one 
representative of a particular community, organization, or group will 
be allowed to speak. Written comments can also be submitted for the 
record. The suggested format for individuals providing public comments 
is as follows: Name of speaker; name of organization/community; city 
and state; and email address; brief description of the concern, and 
what you want the NEJAC to advise EPA to do. Written comments received 
by Noon Eastern Time on Monday, June 10, 2013, will be included in the 
materials distributed to the NEJAC prior to the teleconference. Written 
comments received after that time will be provided to the NEJAC as time 
allows. All written comments should be sent to EPA's support 
contractor, APEX Direct, Inc., via email or fax as listed in the FOR 
    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 via email at 
[email protected]. To request special 
accommodations for a disability, please contact Ms. Rosas at least four 
working days prior to the meeting, to give EPA sufficient time to 
process your request. All requests should be sent to the address, 
email, or phone/fax number listed in the ``Registration'' section 

    Dated: May 17, 2013.
Victoria J. Robinson,
Designated Federal Officer, Office of Environmental Justice, U.S. EPA.
[FR Doc. 2013-12597 Filed 5-24-13; 8:45 am]