[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 80 (Wednesday, April 26, 2006)]
[Pages 24674-24675]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-6254]




Science Advisory Board Staff Office Notification of Two Public 
Teleconferences and a Meeting of the Science Advisory Board 
Environmental Engineering Committee

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces 
two public teleconferences and a face-to-face meeting of the SAB 
Environmental Engineering Committee to provide advice on the 
Sustainability Research Strategy and the associated multi-year research 
plan, Science and Technology for Sustainability.
    Agendas and documents will be posted on the SAB Web site at: http://www.epa.gov/sab prior to the teleconferences and face-to-face meeting.

DATES: Public teleconferences of the SAB Environmental Engineering 
Committee will be held on Wednesday, May 17, 2006, from noon to 4 p.m. 
eastern time and Tuesday August 1, 2006 from 1 to 4 eastern time. The 
face-to-face public meeting will be held June 13-15, 2006, from 9 a.m. 
to 5:30 p.m. eastern standard time on the first two days, ending at 3 
p.m. on the final day.

ADDRESSES: The public teleconferences will take place via telephone 
only. The public face-to-face meeting will be held at the SAB 
Conference Center, 1025 F Street, NW., Suite 3700, Washington, DC 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: General information concerning the SAB 
can be found on the SAB Web Site at: http://www.epa.gov/sab. Members of 
the public who wish to obtain the call-in number and access code for 
the teleconferences, or further information concerning the public face-
to-face meeting may contact Ms. Kathleen White, Designated Federal 
Officer (DFO), by mail at EPA SAB Staff Office

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(1400F), U.S. EPA, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460; 
by telephone at (202) 343-9878; by fax at (202) 233-0643; or by e-mail 
at white.kathleen@epa.gov. Technical Contacts: For questions and 
information concerning the Sustainability Research Strategy, please 
contact Dr. Diana Bauer, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, by 
telephone (202) 343-9759; or by e-mail bauer.diana@epa.gov. For 
questions and information concerning the multi-year research plan, 
Science and Technology for Sustainability, please contact Dr. Gordon 
Evans, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, by telephone at (513) 569-
7684; or by e-mail at evans.gordon@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The SAB was established by 42 U.S.C. 4365 to 
provide independent scientific and technical advice, consultation, and 
recommendations to the EPA Administrator on the technical basis for 
Agency positions and regulations. EPA's Office of Research and 
Development has requested the SAB to provide advice on EPA's Draft 
Sustainability Research Strategy its multi-year research plan. The 
Sustainability Research Strategy proposes a scientific framework for a 
more systematic and holistic approach to environmental protection that 
takes into consideration the complex nature of environmental issues and 
the welfare of future generations. The multi-year research plan 
describes ORD's research to meet the short-term and long-term goals of 
the Research Strategy.
    The SAB Environmental Engineering Committee will provide this 
advice, augmented by other SAB members. Biosketches for the SAB 
participants will be posted at the SAB Web site. The Committee will 
comply with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) 
and all appropriate SAB procedural policies.
    The purpose of the May 17, 2006 teleconference is to prepare the 
Committee for the face-to-face meeting through briefings, a discussion 
of the charge, an opportunity to ask preliminary questions, and the 
identification of areas where additional information would be valuable. 
The purpose of the June 13-15, 2006, face-to-face meeting is for the 
Committee to reach consensus on the content of their response to the 
charge questions, to capture that consensus in writing, to brief the 
Agency on the major findings and conclusions, and to respond to Agency 
questions. As time allows, the Committee may also hear briefings, 
engage in planning for future activities, and engage in other committee 
business. The purpose of the August 1, 2006, teleconference is to 
provide the Committee with an opportunity to discuss the draft report 
and agree to final language or to additional changes needed. 
Subsequently, the Committee's report will be considered by the Board 
and transmitted to the Administrator.
    Procedures for Providing Public Input: Members of the public may 
submit relevant written or oral information for the Environmental 
Engineering Committee to consider during the advisory process. Oral 
Statements: In general, individuals or groups requesting an oral 
presentation at a public teleconference will be limited to three 
minutes per speaker with no more than a total of thirty minutes for all 
speakers. In general, individuals or groups requesting an oral 
presentation at a face-to-face meeting will be limited to five to ten 
minutes with no more than two hours for all speakers. Those interested 
should contact Ms. White (preferably via e-mail) no later than May 10 
for the May 17 teleconference, June 6 for the June 13-15 face-to-face 
meeting, and July 25 for the August 1 teleconference to be placed on 
the public speaker list. Written Statements: Written statements should 
be received in the SAB Staff Office at least seven days before the 
meeting so that the comments may be made available to the Committee for 
timely consideration. Comments should be supplied to the DFO in the 
following formats: one hard copy with original signature by mail, and 
one electronic copy by e-mail (acceptable file format: Adobe Acrobat 
PDF, WordPerfect, MSWord, MSPowerPoint or Rich Text files in IBM-PC/
Windows 98/2000/XP format).
    Accessibility: For information on access or services for people 
with disabilities, please contact Ms. Kathleen White at (202) 343-9878 
or white.kathleen@epa.gov. To request accommodation of a disability, 
please contact Ms. White, preferably at least ten business days prior 
to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to process your 

    Dated: April 21, 2006.
Anthony F. Maciorowski,
Associate Director for Science, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff 
[FR Doc. E6-6254 Filed 4-25-06; 8:45 am]