[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 169 (Tuesday, September 2, 2014)]
[Pages 52001-52002]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-20786]



[FRL- 9915-68-AO]

Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Science Advisory 
Board Advisory Panel for the Review of the EPA Report on the 
Environment 2014

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory 
Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference of the SAB 
Panel to discuss its draft advisory report concerning the EPA draft 
Report on the Environment 2014.

DATES: The public teleconference will be held on Friday, October 3, 
2014, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time).
    Location: The public teleconference will be conducted by telephone 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public wishing to 
obtain information concerning the public teleconference may contact Ms. 
Stephanie Sanzone, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), EPA Science 
Advisory Board Staff Office (1400R), U.S. Environmental Protection 
Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460; via 
telephone at (202) 564-2067 or email at sanzone.stephanie@epa.gov. 
General information concerning the SAB as well as any updates 
concerning the teleconference announced in this notice may be found on 
the EPA Web site at http://www.epa.gov/sab.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The SAB was established pursuant to the 
Environmental Research, Development, and Demonstration Authorization 
Act (ERDDAA), codified at 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 the Federal Advisory Committee Act 
(FACA), 5 U.S.C., App. 2. The SAB complies with the provisions of FACA 
and all appropriate SAB Staff Office procedural policies. Pursuant to 
FACA and EPA policy, notice is hereby given that the SAB Advisory Panel 
on EPA's Report on the Environment 2014 will hold a public meeting to 
discuss its draft advisory report on the Agency's draft Report on the 
Environment (ROE) 2014. This SAB panel will provide advice to the 
Administrator through the chartered SAB.
    Background: The SAB Advisory Panel on EPA's Report on the 
Environment 2014 previously held a face-to-face meeting on July 30-31, 
2014 (79 FR 40101-40103) to respond to charge questions regarding EPA's 
draft Report on the Environment 2014, available online at http://www.epa.gov/draftroe. Specifically, the Agency has requested the SAB to 
comment on the clarity of the ROE objectives for various audiences, the 
overarching conceptual framework based on a sustainability theme, the 
addition of statistical information for individual indicators, and the 
presentation of the ROE 2014 features in an online format. The purpose 
of the upcoming teleconference is for the SAB Panel to discuss its 
draft advisory report.
    Technical Contact: For technical questions and information 
concerning the EPA draft Report on the Environment 2014, please contact 
Dr. Jeffrey Frithsen, National Center for Environmental Assessment, 
Office of Research and Development, U.S. EPA, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue 
NW., Mail Code 8601P, Washington, DC 20460, telephone (703) 347-8623 or 
via email at frithsen.jeffrey@epa.gov.
    Availability of Meeting Materials: Prior to the teleconference, the 
meeting agenda, the SAB Panel's draft advisory report, and any other 
meeting materials will be accessible through the calendar link on the 
blue navigation bar of the SAB Web site at http://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 comments for a federal advisory committee to consider 
as it develops advice for EPA. Input from the public to the SAB will 
have the most impact if it provides specific scientific or technical 
information or analysis for SAB panels to consider or if it relates to 
the clarity or accuracy of the technical information. Members of the 
public wishing to provide oral statements to the SAB Panel should 
contact the DFO directly. Oral Statements: In general, individuals or 
groups requesting an oral presentation at a public teleconference will 
be limited to three minutes. Interested parties should contact Ms. 
Stephanie Sanzone, DFO, in writing (preferably via email) at the 
contact information noted above by
    September 26, 2014 to be placed on the list of public speakers. 
Written Statements: Written statements should be supplied to the DFO 
via email at the contact information noted above by September 26, 2014 
so that the information may be made available to the Panel members for 
their consideration. Written statements should be supplied in one of 

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following electronic formats: Adobe Acrobat PDF, MS Word, MS 
PowerPoint, or Rich Text files in IBM-PC/Windows 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 Ms. Sanzone at (202) 564-
2067 or via email at sanzone.stephanie@epa.gov. To request 
accommodation of a disability, please contact Ms. Sanzone preferably at 
least ten days prior to the teleconference to give EPA as much time as 
possible to process your request.

    Dated: August 20, 2014.
 Thomas H. Brennan,
 Deputy Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office.
[FR Doc. 2014-20786 Filed 8-29-14; 8:45 am]