[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 151 (Tuesday, August 6, 2013)]
[Pages 47696-47697]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-18989]




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

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice; public meeting.


SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 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

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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 Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 
from 9:00 a.m. until 3:45 p.m.; and will reconvene on Thursday, 
September 12, 2013, 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 Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 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 Wednesday, August 28, 2013.

ADDRESSES: The NEJAC meeting will be held at the Sam Nunn Atlanta 
Federal Center, located at 61 Forsyth Street, Atlanta, Georgia.

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 [email protected]; 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, Wednesday, August 28, 2013, 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 
[email protected]. 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 August 
28, 2013, deadline. Non-English speaking attendees wishing to arrange 
for a foreign language interpreter may make appropriate arrangements in 
writing using the above email address or by calling the above telephone 

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/or 
provide recommendations regarding these primary areas: (1) Updates on 
EPA's Plan EJ 2014; (2) Updates from NEJAC work groups on Science and 
Research, Community Resiliency, and Indigenous Peoples; and (3) EPA's 
draft technical guidance on incorporating environmental justice in 
rulemaking; and (4) environmental justice in permitting. In addition, 
the Council will recognize the 20th Anniversary of the NEJAC.
    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, Wednesday, August 28, 2013, 
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 
    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 
[email protected]. 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 

    Dated: July 30, 2013.
Victoria J. Robinson,
 Designated Federal Officer, National Environmental Justice Advisory 
[FR Doc. 2013-18989 Filed 8-5-13; 8:45 am]