[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 17 (Monday, January 27, 2014)]
[Pages 4343-4344]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-01504]




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

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION: Notice; 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, February 11, 2014, from 
9 a.m. until 3:45 p.m.; and will reconvene on Wednesday, February 12, 
2014, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. All noted times are Mountain Time.
    One public comment period relevant to the specific issues being 
considered by the NEJAC (see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION) is scheduled 
for Tuesday, February 11, 2014, starting at 4 p.m. Mountain Time. 
Members of the public who wish to participate during the public comment 
period are highly encouraged to pre-register by Noon, Mountain Time, on 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014.

ADDRESSES: The NEJAC meeting will be held at the EPA Region 8 
Conference Center, located at 1595 Wynkoop Street, Denver, CO 80202-

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Questions or correspondence 
concerning the meeting should be directed to Jasmin Muriel, U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency, by mail at 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue 
NW., (MC2201A), Washington, DC 20460; by telephone at 202-564-4287; via 
email at [email protected]; or by fax at 202-564-1624. Additional 
information about the NEJAC is available at: www.epa.gov/environmentaljustice/nejac.
    Registration is required for all participants. Pre-registration by 
Noon, Mountain Time, Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 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 https://nejac-denver2014.eventbrite.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 February 5, 2014, 
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 discuss and receive comments about the 
nexus between sustainability and environmental justice. Specifically, 
the NEJAC will discuss these primary areas:

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(1) Observance: of the 20th Anniversary of EO 12898 on Environmental 
Justice; (2) Fundamentals of Equitable Development; (3) Leveraging 
Resources for Community Capacity; (4) Agency Efforts on Sustainability 
and Equitable Development; and (5) Climate Resiliency and Environmental 
Justice. In addition, the meeting will include updates from several 
NEJAC work groups, as well as discussions about the NEJAC work plan for 

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, Mountain Time, Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 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 Jasmin Muriel, at (202) 564-4287 or via 
email at [email protected] To request special accommodations for a 
disability, please contact Ms. Muriel 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 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section above.

    Dated: January 16, 2014.
Victoria J. Robinson,
Designated Federal Officer, National Environmental Justice Advisory 
[FR Doc. 2014-01504 Filed 1-24-14; 8:45 am]