[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 72 (Friday, April 15, 2005)]
[Pages 19953-19954]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-7575]




Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of an Upcoming 
Science Advisory Board Meeting

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

[[Page 19954]]

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a 
public face-to-face meeting of the chartered SAB. The Board will 
discuss (1) science issues facing EPA Regions, and (2) may review and 
approve of one or more draft SAB Committee reports.

DATES: May 11-12, 2005. A public meeting of the Board will be held from 
8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m (central time) on May 11, 2005, and from 8:30 
a.m. to 9:30 a.m. (central time) on May 12, 2005.

ADDRESSES: The May 11, 2005 meeting of the Board will be held at the 
U.S. EPA Region 6 Headquarters Office, 1445 Ross Avenue, Dallas, TX 
75202. The May 12, 2005 meeting will be accessible for the public by 
telephone only.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Members of the public who wish to 
obtain further information regarding this meeting, including the 
telephone conference, or the SAB may contact Mr. Thomas O. Miller, 
Designated Federal Officer (DFO), U.S. EPA Science Advisory Board via 
phone (202-343-9982) or e-mail at miller.tom@epa.gov. Those wishing to 
obtain the call-in number for the May 12, 2005 report review session 
should contact the DFO.
    The SAB Mailing address is: U.S. EPA, Science Advisory Board 
(1400F), 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460. General 
information about the SAB, as well as any updates concerning the 
meeting announced in this notice-including the specific draft report(s) 
to be reviewed, may be found on the SAB Web site at: http://www.epa.gov/sab.


    Background on the Board Meeting: At this meeting, the Science 
Advisory Board will focus on the following: (a) Science programs of EPA 
Region 6, and (b) review one or more draft SAB Panel reports. Any 
additional items that might be discussed will be reflected in the 
meeting agenda that will be posted on the SAB Web site prior to the 
    (a) EPA Regional Science Issues--The SAB will receive briefings 
from, and discuss scientific issues, with Regional senior leadership 
and scientists. These are designed to (1) inform the SAB about regional 
science issues and concerns; (2) identify opportunities for future SAB 
and Regional office interactions on topics of interest; and (3) provide 
the regions with insights into the overall SAB role in advising the 
Agency on the technical underpinnings of the Agency's science and 
environmental decisions.
    (b) Review of SAB Committee Draft Reports: The Board will review at 
least one draft SAB report at this meeting. Information on any draft 
reports to be reviewed, as well as the draft reports, will be on the 
SAB Web site at: http://www.epa.gov/sab/drrep.htm prior to the meeting.
    Availability of Review Material for the Board Meeting: Documents 
that are the subject of this meeting are available from the SAB Staff 
Office Web site at: http://www.epa.gov/sab.
    Procedures for Providing Public Comment: It is the policy of the 
EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office to accept written public 
comments of any length, and to accommodate oral public comments 
whenever possible. The EPA SAB Staff Office expects that public 
statements presented at Board meetings will not be repetitive of 
previously submitted oral or written statements. Oral Comments: In 
general, each individual or group requesting an oral presentation at a 
face-to-face meeting will be limited to a total time of ten minutes 
(unless otherwise indicated). For conference call meetings, 
opportunities for oral comment will usually be limited to no more than 
three minutes per speaker and no more than fifteen minutes total. 
Interested parties should contact the Designated Federal Official (DFO) 
in writing via e-mail at least one week prior to the meeting in order 
to be placed on the public speaker list for the meeting. Speakers 
should bring at least 35 copies of their comments and presentation 
slides for distribution to the participants and public at the meeting. 
Written Comments: Although written comments are accepted until the date 
of the meeting (unless otherwise stated), written comments should be 
received in the SAB Staff Office at least one week prior to the meeting 
date so that the comments may be made available to the committee for 
their consideration. Comments should be supplied to the appropriate DFO 
at the address/contact information above in the following formats: One 
hard copy with original signature, and one electronic copy via e-mail 
(acceptable file format: Adobe Acrobat, WordPerfect, Word, or Rich Text 
files (in IBM-PC/Windows 2000/98 format). Those providing written 
comments and who attend the meeting are also asked to bring 35 copies 
of their comments for public distribution.
    Meeting Accommodations: Individuals requiring special accommodation 
to access these meetings, should contact the relevant DFO at least five 
business days prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can 
be made.

    Dated: April 11, 2005.
Vanessa T. Vu,
Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office.
[FR Doc. 05-7575 Filed 4-14-05; 8:45 am]