[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 88 (Wednesday, May 7, 2014)]
[Pages 26247-26248]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-10353]




Notification of a Public Meeting of the Great Lakes Advisory 

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces a public 
meeting of the Great Lakes Advisory Board (Board). The purpose of this 
meeting is to address administrative matters and discuss further advice 
to strengthen the effectiveness of the Great Lakes Restoration 
Initiative (GLRI).

DATES: The public meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 from 
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Central Time, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern 
Time. An opportunity will be provided to the public to comment.

ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held at the EPA Region 5 Offices, 
Lake Michigan Room, twelfth floor, in the Ralph H. Metcalfe Federal 
Building, 77 W. Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois, 60604. The 
teleconference number is: (877) 744-6030; Participant code: 24658751.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public wishing 
further information regarding this meeting may contact Taylor Fiscus, 
Acting Designated Federal Officer (DFO), by telephone at 312-353-6059 
or email at Fiscus.Taylor@epa.gov. General information on the GLRI and 
the Board can be found at http://www.glri.us.

    Background: The Board is a federal advisory committee chartered 
under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), Public Law 92-463. EPA 
established the Board in 2013 to provide independent advice to the EPA 
Administrator in her capacity as Chair of the federal Great Lakes 
Interagency Task Force (IATF). The Board conducts business in 
accordance with FACA and related regulations.
    The Board consists of 18 members appointed by EPA's Administrator 
in her capacity as IATF Chair. Members serve as representatives of 
state, local and tribal government, environmental groups, agriculture, 
business, transportation, foundations, educational institutions, and as 
technical experts.
    The Board held teleconferences and meetings in 2013 to develop 
recommendations for the FY 2015-2019 GLRI Action Plan. In December 
2013, the Board issued its Advisory Report. See http://greatlakesrestoration.us/advisory/index.html.
    Availability of Meeting Materials: The agenda and other materials 
in support of the meeting will be available on the GLRI Web site at 
http://www.glri.us in advance of the meeting.
    Procedures for Providing Public Input: Federal advisory committees 
provide independent advice to federal agencies. Members of the public 
can submit relevant comments for consideration by the Board. Input from 
the public to the Board will have the most impact if it provides 
specific information for the Board to consider. Members of the public 
wishing to provide comments should contact the Acting DFO directly.
    Oral Statements: In general, individuals or groups requesting an 
oral presentation at this public meeting will be limited to three 
minutes per speaker, subject to the number of people wanting to 
comment. Interested parties should contact the Acting DFO in writing 
(preferably via email) at the contact

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information noted above by May 27, 2014 to be placed on the list of 
public speakers for the meeting.
    Written Statements: Written statements must be received by May 27, 
2014 so that the information may be made available to the Board for 
consideration. Written statements should be supplied to the Acting DFO 
in the following formats: One hard copy with original signature and one 
electronic copy via email. Commenters are requested to provide two 
versions of each document submitted: one each with and without 
signatures because only documents without signatures may be published 
on the GLRI Web page.
    Accessibility: For information on access or services for 
individuals with disabilities, please contact the Acting DFO at the 
phone number or email address noted above, preferably at least 10 days 
prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to process 
your request.

    Dated: April 15, 2014.
Cameron Davis,
Senior Advisor to the Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2014-10353 Filed 5-6-14; 8:45 am]