Science Advisory Board Staff Office; EPA Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC); CASAC Ozone Review Panel Notification of a Public Advisory Committee Meeting (Teleconference), 77742-77743 [E6-22146]

Download as PDF 77742 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 248 / Wednesday, December 27, 2006 / Notices VA 23508–1278, Attn: MMA PM, fax 757–322–4859; or made on line at http://www.mmaeis.com. Dated: December 21, 2006. M. A. Harvison, Lieutenant Commander, Judge Advocate General’s Corps, U.S. Navy, Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. E6–22157 Filed 12–26–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3810–FF–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Environmental Management SiteSpecific Advisory Board, Idaho National Laboratory Department of Energy. Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES ACTION: SUMMARY: This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Idaho National Laboratory. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. No. 92–463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register. DATES: Tuesday, January 16, 2007, 8 a.m.—5 p.m.; Wednesday, January 17, 2007, 8 a.m.—12 p.m. Opportunities for public participation will be held Tuesday, January 16, from 1 to 1:15 p.m. and 3:45 to 4 p.m.; and Wednesday, January 17, from 9:15 to 9:30 a.m. Additional time may be made available for public comment during the presentations. These times are subject to change as the meeting progresses, depending on the extent of comment offered. ADDRESSES: Red Lion Hotel, 475 River Parkway, Idaho Falls, ID 83402. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shannon A. Brennan, Federal Coordinator, Department of Energy, Idaho Operations Office, 1955 Fremont Avenue, MS–1216, Idaho Falls, ID 83415. Phone (208) 526–3993; Fax (208) 526–1926 or e-mail: shannon.brennan@nuclear.energy.gov or visit the Board’s Internet home page at: http://www.inlemcab.org. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose of the Board: The purpose of the Board is to make recommendations to DOE in the areas of environmental restoration, waste management, and related activities. Tentative Topics (agenda topics may change up to the day of the meeting; please contact Shannon A. Brennan for the most current agenda): • Progress to Clean-up (Environmental Management Status). • Calcine Update. VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:43 Dec 26, 2006 Jkt 211001 • Engineering Test Reactor Engineering Evaluation/Cost Analysis. • TAN–607 Hot Shop Engineering Evaluation/Cost Analysis. • Tank Farm Grouting Update. • Spent Nuclear Fuel Update. Public Participation: The meeting is open to the public. Written statements may be filed with the Board either before or after the meeting. Individuals who wish to make oral presentations pertaining to agenda items should contact Shannon A. Brennan at the address or telephone number listed above. The request must be received five days prior to the meeting and reasonable provision will be made to include the presentation in the agenda. The Deputy Designated Federal Officer is empowered to conduct the meeting in a fashion that will facilitate the orderly conduct of business. Individuals wishing to make public comment will be provided a maximum of five minutes to present their comments. Minutes: The minutes of this meeting will be available for public review and copying at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Freedom of Information Public Reading Room, 1E–190, Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Minutes will also be available by writing to Shannon A. Brennan, Federal Coordinator, at the address and phone number listed above. Issued at Washington, DC on December 21, 2006. Rachel Samuel, Deputy Advisory Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. E6–22116 Filed 12–26–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8262–3] Science Advisory Board Staff Office; EPA Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC); CASAC Ozone Review Panel Notification of a Public Advisory Committee Meeting (Teleconference) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) Ozone Review PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Panel (CASAC Panel) to review EPA’s Final Review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone: Policy Assessment of Scientific and Technical Information (Final Ozone Staff Paper, January 2007), focusing on Chapter 6 (The Primary O3 NAAQS) and Chapter 8 (The Secondary O3 NAAQS). DATE: The teleconference meeting will be held on Monday, January 29, 2007, from 1 to 5 p.m. (Eastern Time). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public who wishes to obtain the teleconference call-in number and access code; submit a written or brief oral statement (three minutes or less); or receive further information concerning this teleconference meeting, must contact Mr. Fred Butterfield, Designated Federal Officer (DFO). Mr. Butterfield may be contacted at the EPA Science Advisory Board (1400F), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460; or via telephone/voice mail: (202) 343–9994; fax: (202) 233–0643; or e-mail at: butterfield.fred@epa.gov. General information concerning the CASAC or the EPA SAB can be found on the EPA Web site at http://www.epa.gov/sab. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: The CASAC, which is comprised of seven members appointed by the EPA Administrator, was established under section 109(d)(2) of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) (42 U.S.C. 7409) as an independent scientific advisory committee. The CASAC provides advice, information and recommendations on the scientific and technical aspects of issues related to air quality criteria and NAAQS under sections 108 and 109 of the Act. The CASAC is chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended, 5 U.S.C., App. The CASAC Ozone Review Panel consists of the seven CASAC members supplemented by subject-matter-experts. The CASAC Ozone Review Panel provides advice and recommendations to EPA concerning ozone and related photochemical oxidants in ambient air. The Panel complies with the provisions of FACA and all appropriate SAB Staff Office procedural policies. Section 109(d)(1) of the CAA requires that the Agency periodically review and revise, as appropriate, the air quality criteria and the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for the six ‘‘criteria’’ air pollutants, including ambient ozone. Pursuant to sections 108 and 109 of the Act, EPA is in the process of reviewing the ozone NAAQS, which the Agency most recently revised in July 1997. EPA’s Office of Air Quality E:\FR\FM\27DEN1.SGM 27DEN1 jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 248 / Wednesday, December 27, 2006 / Notices Planning and Standards (OAQPS), within the Office of Air and Radiation (OAR), will publish a Final Ozone Staff Paper as part of its review of the ozone NAAQS. The Final Ozone Staff Paper evaluates the policy implications of the key scientific and technical information contained in the Agency’s final Air Quality Criteria for Ozone and Related Photochemical Oxidants, Volumes I, II, and III, (EPA/600/R–05/004aF–cF, February 2006), and identifies critical elements that EPA believes should be considered in its review of the ozone NAAQS. The Ozone Staff Paper is intended to ‘‘bridge the gap’’ between the scientific review contained in the Ozone Air Quality Criteria Document (AQCD) and the public health and welfare policy judgments required of the EPA Administrator in reviewing the ozone NAAQS. EPA solicited advice and recommendations from the CASAC Panel on the First Draft Ozone Staff Paper (November 2005) in a public meeting on December 8, 2005, in Durham, NC. The CASAC’s letter to the EPA Administrator (EPA–CASAC– CON–06–003, dated February 16, 2006) is posted on the SAB Web Site at http:// www.epa.gov/sab/pdf/ casac_con_06_003.pdf. In addition, EPA solicited the Panel’s advice and recommendations on the Second Draft Ozone Staff Paper (July 2006) in a public meeting on August 24–25, 2006, in Durham, NC. The CASAC’s letter to the Administrator (EPA–CASAC–07– 001, dated October 24, 2006) is posted on the SAB Web site at http:// www.epa.gov/sab/pdf/casac-07–001.pdf. In that letter, the CASAC indicated it would review the Agency’s Final Ozone Staff Paper and offer additional, unsolicited advice to the Agency on Chapter 6 (The Primary O3 NAAQS) and Chapter 8 (The Secondary O3 NAAQS). The purpose of such advice is to advise EPA as it develops a proposed rule for ozone and related photochemical oxidants. This teleconference meeting continues the CASAC Ozone Review Panel’s advisory activities in the current review cycle for the ozone NAAQS. Technical Contact: Any questions concerning the Agency’s Final Ozone Staff Paper should be directed to Dr. Dave McKee, OAQPS, at phone: (919) 541–5288, or e-mail: mckee.dave@epa.gov. Availability of Meeting Materials: The Final Ozone Staff Paper will be posted on or about January 5, 2007 on the Agency’s Technology Transfer Network (TTN) Web site at http://www.epa.gov/ ttn/naaqs/standards/ozone/ s_o3_index.html. The document may be accessed in the ‘‘Documents for Current VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:43 Dec 26, 2006 Jkt 211001 Review’’ section under ‘‘Staff Papers.’’ A copy of the draft agenda and other materials for this CASAC teleconference will be posted on the SAB Web site at: http://www.epa.gov/sab/panels/ casacorpanel.html prior to the meeting. Procedures for Providing Public Input: Interested members of the public may submit relevant written or oral information for the CASAC Ozone Review Panel 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 30 minutes for all speakers. Interested parties should contact Mr. Butterfield, CASAC DFO, in writing (preferably via e-mail), by January 22, 2007, at the contact information noted above, to be placed on the list of public speakers for this meeting. Written Statements: Written statements should be received in the SAB Staff Office by January 26, 2007, so that the information may be made available to the CASAC Panel for their consideration prior to this teleconference. Written statements should be supplied to the DFO in the following formats: one hard copy with original signature, and one electronic copy via e-mail (acceptable file format: Adobe Acrobat PDF, WordPerfect, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, or Rich Text files in IBM–PC/Windows 98/2000/XP format). Accessibility: For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, please contact Mr. Butterfield at the phone number or email address noted above, preferably at least ten days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request. Dated: December 19, 2006. Vanessa Vu, Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office. [FR Doc. E6–22146 Filed 12–26–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8262–2] Science Advisory Board Staff Office Notification of Public Meetings Teleconferences) of the Science Advisory Board Hypoxia Advisory Panel Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 77743 SUMMARY: The EPA’s Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office is announcing four public teleconferences of the SAB Hypoxia Advisory Panel to discuss preparation of a Draft Advisory on the science concerning hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico. DATES: The dates and times for the teleconferences are: (1) SAB Hypoxia Advisory Panel Subgroup 1: Characterization of the Causes of Hypoxia—January 26, 2007 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Eastern Standard Time; (2) SAB Hypoxia Advisory Panel Subgroup 2: Characterization of Nutrient Sources, Fate, and Transport— January 25, 2007 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Eastern Standard Time; (3) SAB Hypoxia Advisory Panel Subgroup 3: Scientific Basis for Goals and Management Options—February 20, 2007 from 2 to 4 p.m. Eastern Standard Time; and (4) SAB Hypoxia Advisory Panel: February 12, 2007 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Location: The teleconferences will be conducted by phone only. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Members of the public who wish to obtain the teleconference call-in numbers and access codes to participate in the teleconferences may contact the following individuals. (1) For the SAB Hypoxia Advisory Panel Subgroup 1’s teleconference on January 26, 2007, contact Dr. Thomas Armitage, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), by telephone at (202) 343–9995, or e-mail at armitage.thomas@epa.gov. (2) For the SAB Hypoxia Advisory Panel Subgroup 2’s teleconference on January 25, 2007, contact Mr. David Wangsness, DFO, by telephone at (202) 343–9975, or e-mail at wangsness.david@epa.gov. (3) For the Hypoxia Advisory Panel’s teleconference on February 12, 2007 and Hypoxia Advisory Panel Subgroup 3’s teleconference on February 20, 2007, contact Dr. Holly Stallworth, DFO, by telephone at (202) 343–9867, or e-mail at stallworth.holly@epa.gov. General information about the SAB, as well as any updates concerning the teleconferences announced in this notice, may be found on the SAB Web site at: http://www.epa.gov/sab. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92–463, notice is hereby given that the SAB Hypoxia Advisory Panel will hold public meetings to continue its discussion and prepare a draft report that evaluates the state of the science regarding hypoxia in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. The SAB was established by 42 U.S.C. 4365 to provide E:\FR\FM\27DEN1.SGM 27DEN1

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Science Advisory Board Staff Office; EPA Clean Air Scientific 
Advisory Committee (CASAC); CASAC Ozone Review Panel Notification of a 
Public Advisory Committee Meeting (Teleconference)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) Science 
Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference of 
the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) Ozone Review Panel 
(CASAC Panel) to review EPA's Final Review of the National Ambient Air 
Quality Standards for Ozone: Policy Assessment of Scientific and 
Technical Information (Final Ozone Staff Paper, January 2007), focusing 
on Chapter 6 (The Primary O3 NAAQS) and Chapter 8 (The Secondary O3 
NAAQS).

DATE: The teleconference meeting will be held on Monday, January 29, 
2007, from 1 to 5 p.m. (Eastern Time).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public who wishes to 
obtain the teleconference call-in number and access code; submit a 
written or brief oral statement (three minutes or less); or receive 
further information concerning this teleconference meeting, must 
contact Mr. Fred Butterfield, Designated Federal Officer (DFO). Mr. 
Butterfield may be contacted at the EPA Science Advisory Board (1400F), 
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., 
Washington, DC 20460; or via telephone/voice mail: (202) 343-9994; fax: 
(202) 233-0643; or e-mail at: butterfield.fred@epa.gov. General 
information concerning the CASAC or the EPA SAB can be found on the EPA 
Web site at http://www.epa.gov/sab.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: The CASAC, which is comprised of 
seven members appointed by the EPA Administrator, was established under 
section 109(d)(2) of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) (42 U.S.C. 7409) as 
an independent scientific advisory committee. The CASAC provides 
advice, information and recommendations on the scientific and technical 
aspects of issues related to air quality criteria and NAAQS under 
sections 108 and 109 of the Act. The CASAC is chartered under the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended, 5 U.S.C., App. The 
CASAC Ozone Review Panel consists of the seven CASAC members 
supplemented by subject-matter-experts. The CASAC Ozone Review Panel 
provides advice and recommendations to EPA concerning ozone and related 
photochemical oxidants in ambient air. The Panel complies with the 
provisions of FACA and all appropriate SAB Staff Office procedural 
policies.
    Section 109(d)(1) of the CAA requires that the Agency periodically 
review and revise, as appropriate, the air quality criteria and the 
national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for the six ``criteria'' 
air pollutants, including ambient ozone. Pursuant to sections 108 and 
109 of the Act, EPA is in the process of reviewing the ozone NAAQS, 
which the Agency most recently revised in July 1997. EPA's Office of 
Air Quality

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Planning and Standards (OAQPS), within the Office of Air and Radiation 
(OAR), will publish a Final Ozone Staff Paper as part of its review of 
the ozone NAAQS. The Final Ozone Staff Paper evaluates the policy 
implications of the key scientific and technical information contained 
in the Agency's final Air Quality Criteria for Ozone and Related 
Photochemical Oxidants, Volumes I, II, and III, (EPA/600/R-05/004aF-cF, 
February 2006), and identifies critical elements that EPA believes 
should be considered in its review of the ozone NAAQS. The Ozone Staff 
Paper is intended to ``bridge the gap'' between the scientific review 
contained in the Ozone Air Quality Criteria Document (AQCD) and the 
public health and welfare policy judgments required of the EPA 
Administrator in reviewing the ozone NAAQS. EPA solicited advice and 
recommendations from the CASAC Panel on the First Draft Ozone Staff 
Paper (November 2005) in a public meeting on December 8, 2005, in 
Durham, NC. The CASAC's letter to the EPA Administrator (EPA-CASAC-CON-
06-003, dated February 16, 2006) is posted on the SAB Web Site at 
http://www.epa.gov/sab/pdf/casac_con_06_003.pdf. In addition, EPA 
solicited the Panel's advice and recommendations on the Second Draft 
Ozone Staff Paper (July 2006) in a public meeting on August 24-25, 
2006, in Durham, NC. The CASAC's letter to the Administrator (EPA-
CASAC-07-001, dated October 24, 2006) is posted on the SAB Web site at 
http://www.epa.gov/sab/pdf/casac-07-001.pdf. In that letter, the CASAC 
indicated it would review the Agency's Final Ozone Staff Paper and 
offer additional, unsolicited advice to the Agency on Chapter 6 (The 
Primary O3 NAAQS) and Chapter 8 (The Secondary O3 NAAQS). The purpose 
of such advice is to advise EPA as it develops a proposed rule for 
ozone and related photochemical oxidants. This teleconference meeting 
continues the CASAC Ozone Review Panel's advisory activities in the 
current review cycle for the ozone NAAQS.
    Technical Contact: Any questions concerning the Agency's Final 
Ozone Staff Paper should be directed to Dr. Dave McKee, OAQPS, at 
phone: (919) 541-5288, or e-mail: mckee.dave@epa.gov.
    Availability of Meeting Materials: The Final Ozone Staff Paper will 
be posted on or about January 5, 2007 on the Agency's Technology 
Transfer Network (TTN) Web site at http://www.epa.gov/ttn/naaqs/standards/ozone/s_o3_index.html. The document may be accessed in the 
``Documents for Current Review'' section under ``Staff Papers.'' A copy 
of the draft agenda and other materials for this CASAC teleconference 
will be posted on the SAB Web site at: http://www.epa.gov/sab/panels/casacorpanel.html prior to the meeting.
    Procedures for Providing Public Input: Interested members of the 
public may submit relevant written or oral information for the CASAC 
Ozone Review Panel 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 30 minutes for all 
speakers. Interested parties should contact Mr. Butterfield, CASAC DFO, 
in writing (preferably via e-mail), by January 22, 2007, at the contact 
information noted above, to be placed on the list of public speakers 
for this meeting. Written Statements: Written statements should be 
received in the SAB Staff Office by January 26, 2007, so that the 
information may be made available to the CASAC Panel for their 
consideration prior to this teleconference. Written statements should 
be supplied to the DFO in the following formats: one hard copy with 
original signature, and one electronic copy via e-mail (acceptable file 
format: Adobe Acrobat PDF, WordPerfect, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, or Rich 
Text files in IBM-PC/Windows 98/2000/XP format).
    Accessibility: For information on access or services for 
individuals with disabilities, please contact Mr. Butterfield at the 
phone number or e-mail address noted above, preferably at least ten 
days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to 
process your request.

    Dated: December 19, 2006.
Vanessa Vu,
Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office.
[FR Doc. E6-22146 Filed 12-26-06; 8:45 am]
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