Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Science Advisory Board (SAB); Notification of a Public Advisory Committee Meeting and Three Teleconferences of the Integrated Nitrogen Committee, 54803-54804 [E8-22225]

Download as PDF jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 185 / Tuesday, September 23, 2008 / Notices collection of information while this submission is pending at OMB. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The OMB control numbers for EPA’s regulations in title 40 of the CFR, after appearing in the Federal Register when approved, are listed in 40 CFR part 9, and displayed either by publication in the Federal Register or by other appropriate means, such as on the related collection instrument or form, if applicable. The display of OMB control numbers in certain EPA regulations is consolidated in 40 CFR part 9. Abstract: The New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for Primary and Secondary Emissions from Basic Oxygen Furnaces (40 CFR part 60, subparts N and Na) were promulgated on July 25, 1977 and January 2, 1986, respectively. These rules apply to Basic Oxygen Process Furnaces (BOPFs) in iron and steel plants commencing construction, modification or reconstruction after June 11, 1973 (NSPS subpart N) and top-blown BOPFs, hot metal transfer stations or skimming stations for which construction, reconstruction, or modification commenced after January 20, 1983 (NSPS subpart Na). Owners or operators of the affected facilities must make an initial notification, performance tests, periodic reports, and maintain records of the occurrence and duration of an affected facility, or any period during which the monitoring system is inoperative. Reports, at a minimum, are required semiannually. These notifications, reports, and records are essential in determining compliance; and are required, in general, of all sources subject to NSPS. Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 158 hours per response. Burden means the total time, effort, or financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, or disclose or provide information to or for a Federal agency. This includes the time needed to review instructions; develop, acquire, install, and utilize technology and systems for the purposes of collecting, validating, and verifying information, processing and maintaining information, and disclosing and providing information; adjust the existing ways to comply with any previously applicable instructions and requirements which have subsequently changed; train personnel to be able to respond to a collection of information; VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:54 Sep 22, 2008 Jkt 214001 search data sources; complete and review the collection of information; and transmit or otherwise disclose the information. Respondents/Affected Entities: Facilities with basic oxygen furnaces. Estimated Number of Respondents: 5. Frequency of Response: Initially, occasionally, and semiannually. Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 1,896. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $179,440, which is comprised of $8,397 in O&M costs, $153,043 in labor costs, and $18,000 in annualized capital/ startup costs. Changes in the Estimates: There is no change in the labor hours to the respondents in this ICR compared to the previous ICR. This is due to two considerations: (1) The regulations have not changed over the past three years and are not anticipated to change over the next three years; and (2) the growth rate for respondents is either very low, or negative, or non-existent. Therefore, the labor hours in the previous ICR reflect the current burden to the respondents and are reiterated in this ICR. There is a minor change to the cost figures, since the previous ICR rounded to the nearest $1,000; this ICR presents cost figures which differ by $397 from the previous ICR due to using exact figures instead of rounding. Dated: September 16, 2008. Sara Hisel-McCoy, Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. E8–22201 Filed 9–22–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8718–5] Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Science Advisory Board (SAB); Notification of a Public Advisory Committee Meeting and Three Teleconferences of the Integrated Nitrogen Committee Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public face-to-face meeting of the Science Advisory Board’s (SAB’s) Integrated Nitrogen Committee (INC) and three subsequent public teleconference of the INC. DATES: INC will meet from 8:30 a.m. on Monday, October 20 through 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 22, 2008. The PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54803 teleconferences will be held December 8, 9, and 10, 2008 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. All times are given in Eastern Time. Location: The October 20–22, 2008 public meeting will take place at the Renaissance—M Street Hotel, 1143 New Hampshire Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20037, telephone: (202) 775–0800. The December 8, 9, and 10, 2008 public teleconferences will be conducted by phone only. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public who wants further information concerning the October 20– 22, 2008 meeting or on the teleconferences December 8, 9, and 10, 2008 may contact Ms. Kathleen White, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), EPA Science Advisory Board (1400F), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460; via telephone/ voice mail: (202) 343–9878; fax: (202) 233–0643; or e-mail at white.kathleen@epa.gov. General information concerning the SAB can be found on the EPA Web site at https:// www.epa.gov/SAB. 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. The SAB is a Federal advisory committee chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended, 5 U.S.C., App. The SAB will comply with the provisions of FACA and all appropriate SAB Staff Office procedural policies. Background: The SAB Integrated Nitrogen Committee is studying the need for integrated research and strategies to reduce reactive nitrogen in the environment. At the global scale, reactive nitrogen from human activities now exceeds that produced by natural terrestrial ecosystems. Reactive nitrogen both benefits and impacts the health and welfare of people and ecosystems. Scientific information suggests that reactive nitrogen is accumulating in the environment and that nitrogen cycling through biogeochemical pathways has a variety of consequences. Research suggests that the management of reactive nitrogen should be viewed from a systems perspective and integrated across environmental media. Accordingly, linkages between reactive nitrogen induced environmental and human health effects need to be understood to optimize reactive nitrogen research and risk management strategies. Information on the Committee’s previous meetings was E:\FR\FM\23SEN1.SGM 23SEN1 jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES 54804 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 185 / Tuesday, September 23, 2008 / Notices published on January 17, 2007 (72 FR 1989), March 22, 2007 (72 FR 3492), August 14, 2007 (72 FR 4542), November 20, 2007 (72 FR 65340) and March 19, 2008 (73 FR 4802). The information is also available on the SAB Web site at https://yosemite.epa.gov/sab/ sabproduct.nsf/fedrgstr_activites/ Nitrogen%20Project. At the October 20–22, 2008 public meeting, the INC will: (1) Present its preliminary findings and recommendations; (2) engage with invited participants in breakout groups to get their input on the preliminary recommendations relating to integrated risk reduction for nitrogen; and (3) consider how to incorporate the input received as the Committee prepares its advisory report for EPA. The purpose of the subsequent teleconferences of December 8, 9, and 10 is for the committee to discuss its revised draft report. Availability of Meeting Materials: As they become available, the agenda and materials for this meeting will be posted on the SAB Web site prior to the meeting. Procedures for Providing Public Input: Interested members of the public may submit relevant written or oral information for consideration on the topics included in this advisory activity. Oral Statements: Speakers who wish to be placed on the public speaker list for the morning of October 22, 2008 meeting should notify Ms. Kathleen White, DFO, by e-mail no later than October 6, 2008. Oral presentations will be limited to one hour for all speakers. To be placed on the public speaker list for the December 8, 9, and 10, 2008 teleconferences, interested parties should notify Ms. Kathleen White, DFO, by e-mail no later than December 1, 2008. Oral presentations will be limited to a total of 30 minutes for all speakers. Written Statements: Written statements for the October 20–22, 2008 meeting should be received in the SAB Staff Office by October 13, 2008, so that the information may be made available to the INC for its consideration prior to this meeting. For the INC teleconferences in December, statements should be received in the SAB Staff Office by December 1, 2008. Written statements should be supplied to the appropriate DFO as an electronic copy via e-mail (acceptable file formats: Adobe Acrobat PDF, MS Word, WordPerfect, 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 Ms. White at the phone number or e-mail address VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:54 Sep 22, 2008 Jkt 214001 noted above, preferably at least ten days prior to the face-to-face meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request. Dated: September 16, 2008. Anthony F. Maciorowski, Deputy Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office. [FR Doc. E8–22225 Filed 9–22–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P Eargle at (202) 564–3115 or eargle.frances@epa.gov. To request accommodations of a disability, please request it 10 days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request. Dated: September 10, 2008. M. Frances Eargle, Designated Federal Officer, Local Government Advisory Committee. [FR Doc. E8–22240 Filed 9–22–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8718–2] ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY Meeting of the Local Government Advisory Committee [FRL–8717–8] AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency. Notice. ACTION: SUMMARY: The Small Communities Advisory Subcommittee and the Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC) will meet by teleconference on Thursday October 9th at 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (EDT). Topics to be discussed are recommendations to the Administrator regarding environmental issues affecting small communities, Small Communities Report, and recommendations regarding green buildings. This is an open meeting and all interested persons are invited to attend. The Committee will hear comments from the public between 2 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. (EDT) on Thursday October 9, 2008. Each individual or organization wishing to address the Committee will be allowed a maximum of five minutes. Also, written comments may be submitted electronically to araujo.javier@epa.gov or eargle.frances@epa.gov. Please contact the Designated Federal Officer (DFO) at the number listed below to schedule agenda time. Time will be allotted on a first come, first serve basis, and the total period for comments may be extended, if the number of requests for appearances require it. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Frances Eargle, DFO for the Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC), at (202) 564–3115 or e-mail at eargle.frances@epa.gov. For those interested in participating in the Small Community Advisory Subcommittee meeting, contact Javier Araujo at (202) 564–2642 or e-mail at araujo.javier@epa.gov. Information on Services for Those With Disabilities: For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, please contact Frances PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Proposed CERCLA Administrative Cost Recovery Settlement; Amber Oil Site, Milwaukee, WI, U.S. EPA Region 5 CERCLA Docket No. V–W–’08–C–911 Environmental Protection Agency. ACTION: Notice; request for public comment. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with Section 122(i) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, as amended (‘‘CERCLA’’), 42 U.S.C. 9622(i), notice is hereby given of a proposed administrative settlement, In the Matter of: Amber Oil Site; 1016 N. Hawley Road; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Agreement for Payment of Past Response Costs, U.S. EPA Region 5 CERCLA Docket No. V–W–’08–C–911. This proposed settlement agreement for payment of U.S. EPA’s past response costs includes a compromise of some past response costs incurred by U.S. EPA in connection with the Amber Oil site in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. U.S. EPA is entering into the proposed Agreement with the following twenty-three settling parties: AAA Sales & Engineering, Inc.; AD-Tech Industries, Inc.; Metso Paper USA, Inc. (fka Beloit-Manhattan); Black and Decker Corporation; F. Ziegler Enterprises; Galland-Henning-Nopak, Inc.; Intermet Corporation (fka Ganton Technologies); Leggett & Platt, Inc.; MeadWestvaco Corporation (fka Mead Container); Milwaukee Wire Products; Muza Metal Products; Kraft Foods Global, Inc. (fka Oscar Mayer); Pioneer Products, Inc.; Epicor Industries, Inc. 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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 185 (Tuesday, September 23, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 54803-54804]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-8718-5]


Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Science Advisory Board 
(SAB); Notification of a Public Advisory Committee Meeting and Three 
Teleconferences of the Integrated Nitrogen Committee

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory 
Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public face-to-face meeting of the 
Science Advisory Board's (SAB's) Integrated Nitrogen Committee (INC) 
and three subsequent public teleconference of the INC.

DATES: INC will meet from 8:30 a.m. on Monday, October 20 through 12:30 
p.m. on Wednesday, October 22, 2008. The teleconferences will be held 
December 8, 9, and 10, 2008 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. All times are given 
in Eastern Time.
    Location: The October 20-22, 2008 public meeting will take place at 
the Renaissance--M Street Hotel, 1143 New Hampshire Ave., NW., 
Washington, DC 20037, telephone: (202) 775-0800. The December 8, 9, and 
10, 2008 public teleconferences will be conducted by phone only.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public who wants 
further information concerning the October 20-22, 2008 meeting or on 
the teleconferences December 8, 9, and 10, 2008 may contact Ms. 
Kathleen White, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), EPA Science Advisory 
Board (1400F), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania 
Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460; via telephone/voice mail: (202) 343-
9878; fax: (202) 233-0643; or e-mail at white.kathleen@epa.gov. General 
information concerning the SAB can be found on the EPA Web site at 
https://www.epa.gov/SAB.

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. The SAB is a Federal advisory 
committee chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as 
amended, 5 U.S.C., App. The SAB will comply with the provisions of FACA 
and all appropriate SAB Staff Office procedural policies.
    Background: The SAB Integrated Nitrogen Committee is studying the 
need for integrated research and strategies to reduce reactive nitrogen 
in the environment. At the global scale, reactive nitrogen from human 
activities now exceeds that produced by natural terrestrial ecosystems. 
Reactive nitrogen both benefits and impacts the health and welfare of 
people and ecosystems. Scientific information suggests that reactive 
nitrogen is accumulating in the environment and that nitrogen cycling 
through biogeochemical pathways has a variety of consequences. Research 
suggests that the management of reactive nitrogen should be viewed from 
a systems perspective and integrated across environmental media. 
Accordingly, linkages between reactive nitrogen induced environmental 
and human health effects need to be understood to optimize reactive 
nitrogen research and risk management strategies. Information on the 
Committee's previous meetings was

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published on January 17, 2007 (72 FR 1989), March 22, 2007 (72 FR 
3492), August 14, 2007 (72 FR 4542), November 20, 2007 (72 FR 65340) 
and March 19, 2008 (73 FR 4802). The information is also available on 
the SAB Web site at https://yosemite.epa.gov/sab/sabproduct.nsf/
fedrgstr_activites/Nitrogen%20Project.
    At the October 20-22, 2008 public meeting, the INC will: (1) 
Present its preliminary findings and recommendations; (2) engage with 
invited participants in breakout groups to get their input on the 
preliminary recommendations relating to integrated risk reduction for 
nitrogen; and (3) consider how to incorporate the input received as the 
Committee prepares its advisory report for EPA.
    The purpose of the subsequent teleconferences of December 8, 9, and 
10 is for the committee to discuss its revised draft report.
    Availability of Meeting Materials: As they become available, the 
agenda and materials for this meeting will be posted on the SAB Web 
site prior to the meeting.
    Procedures for Providing Public Input: Interested members of the 
public may submit relevant written or oral information for 
consideration on the topics included in this advisory activity. Oral 
Statements: Speakers who wish to be placed on the public speaker list 
for the morning of October 22, 2008 meeting should notify Ms. Kathleen 
White, DFO, by e-mail no later than October 6, 2008. Oral presentations 
will be limited to one hour for all speakers. To be placed on the 
public speaker list for the December 8, 9, and 10, 2008 
teleconferences, interested parties should notify Ms. Kathleen White, 
DFO, by e-mail no later than December 1, 2008. Oral presentations will 
be limited to a total of 30 minutes for all speakers. Written 
Statements: Written statements for the October 20-22, 2008 meeting 
should be received in the SAB Staff Office by October 13, 2008, so that 
the information may be made available to the INC for its consideration 
prior to this meeting. For the INC teleconferences in December, 
statements should be received in the SAB Staff Office by December 1, 
2008. Written statements should be supplied to the appropriate DFO as 
an electronic copy via e-mail (acceptable file formats: Adobe Acrobat 
PDF, MS Word, WordPerfect, 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 Ms. White at the phone 
number or e-mail address noted above, preferably at least ten days 
prior to the face-to-face meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible 
to process your request.

    Dated: September 16, 2008.
Anthony F. Maciorowski,
Deputy Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office.
[FR Doc. E8-22225 Filed 9-22-08; 8:45 am]
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