Science Advisory Board Staff Office Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC); Notification of a Public Advisory Committee Teleconference of the CASAC Oxides of Nitrogen Primary NAAQS Review Panel, 55074-55075 [E8-22456]

Download as PDF jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES 55074 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 186 / Wednesday, September 24, 2008 / Notices Environmental, LLC (PG), contract number EP–C–07–029, located in Herndon, VA, and with Westat, contract numbers EP–D–07–109 and GS–23F– 8144H, located in Rockville, MD. The purpose of these contracts is to secure economic, technical, and statistical analysis support for EPA in its development, review, implementation, and defense of effluent limitation guidelines and standards for, and studies of the environmental impacts and potential mitigation of effluent discharges for, a variety of industries, such as the drinking water treatment industry and the airport deicing industry. To obtain assistance in performing these contracts, Abt and PG have entered into contracts with their subcontractors. 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EPA also intends to transfer to Abt, PG, and Westat all information described in this notice, of the type described above (including CBI) that may be collected in the future under the authority of section 308 of the CWA or voluntarily submitted (e.g., in comments in response to a Federal Register notice), as is necessary to enable Abt, PG, and Westat to carry out the work required by their contracts to support EPA. Dated: September 16, 2008. Ephraim S. King, Director, Office of Science and Technology. [FR Doc. E8–22466 Filed 9–23–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8719–8] Science Advisory Board Staff Office Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC); Notification of a Public Advisory Committee Teleconference of the CASAC Oxides of Nitrogen Primary NAAQS Review Panel Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference of the Clean Air PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Scientific Advisory Committee’s (CASAC) Oxides of Nitrogen Primary NAAQS Review Panel (Panel) to conduct a peer review of the draft Exposure and Health Risk Characterization chapter for EPA’s Risk and Exposure Assessment to Support the Review of the NO2 Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standard: Second Draft. DATES: The teleconference will be held on October 22, 2008 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time). ADDRESSES: The public teleconference will be conducted by telephone only. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Members of the public who wish to obtain the call-in number and access code to participate in the teleconference may contact Dr. Angela Nugent, 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) 343–9981; fax (202) 233–0643; or e-mail at nugent.angela@epa.gov. General information concerning the CASAC and the CASAC documents cited below can be found on the EPA Web site at http://www.epa.gov/casac. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: The Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) 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. CASAC provides advice, information and recommendations on the scientific and technical aspects of air quality criteria and national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) under sections 108 and 109 of the Act. The CASAC is a Federal advisory committee chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended, 5 U.S.C., App. The Panel will comply 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 NAAQS for the six ‘‘criteria’’ air pollutants, including oxides of nitrogen (NOX). EPA is in the process of reviewing the primary NAAQS for nitrogen dioxide (NO2), an indicator for NOX. Primary standards set limits to protect public health, including the health of ‘‘sensitive’’ populations such as asthmatics, children, and the elderly. As part of its scientific advice to support EPA’s review of the primary NAAQS for nitrogen dioxide (NO2), CASAC met on September 9–10, 2008 to E:\FR\FM\24SEN1.SGM 24SEN1 jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 186 / Wednesday, September 24, 2008 / Notices conduct a peer review of the Risk and Exposure Assessment to Support the Review of the NO2 Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standard: Second Draft (73 FR 43444–43445). At that time, EPA had not completed chapter eight of the draft assessment entitled ‘‘Exposure and Health Risk Characterization.’’ The purpose of the teleconference is for CASAC to conduct a peer review of the draft Chapter 8. The public may access completed CASAC advisory reports related to the primary NAAQS NO2, including the CASAC report on the Risk and Exposure Assessment to Support the Review of the NO2 Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standard: Second Draft reviewed at the September 9–10 meeting, on the EPA Web site at http:// www.epa.gov/casac. Technical Contact: Any questions concerning Chapter 8 for EPA’s Risk and Exposure Assessment to Support the Review of the NO2 Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standard: Second Draft should be directed to Dr. Scott Jenkins, OAR (by telephone (919) 541– 1167, or e-mail jenkins.scott@epa.gov. Availability of Meeting Materials: Chapter 8 for EPA’s Risk and Exposure Assessment to Support the Review of the NO2 Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standard: Second Draft will be accessible via the Agency’s Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards Web site at http://www.epa.gov/ttn/naaqs/ standards/nox/s_nox_cr_rea.html on or about October 3, 2008. Agendas and materials supporting the teleconference will be placed on the EPA Web site at http://www.epa.gov/casac before the meeting. Procedures for Providing Public Input: Interested members of the public may submit relevant written or oral information for the CASAC Panel to consider during the advisory process. Oral Statements: Interested members of the public may submit relevant written or oral information for the SAB 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 Dr. Angela Nugent, DFO, in writing (preferably via e-mail) by October 15, 2008 at the contact information noted above to be placed on the public speaker list for this meeting. Written Statements: Written statements for the public meeting should be received by Dr. Angela Nugent at the contact information above by October 15, 2008, so that the information may be made available to VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:36 Sep 23, 2008 Jkt 214001 the Panel for their consideration prior to the teleconference. Written statements should be supplied to the DFO in the following formats: one hard copy with original signature (optional), and one electronic copy via e-mail (acceptable file format: Adobe Acrobat PDF, 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 Dr. Nugent at the phone number or e-mail address noted above, preferably at least ten days prior to the teleconference, to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request. Dated: September 17, 2008. Anthony F. Maciorowski, Deputy Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office. [FR Doc. E8–22456 Filed 9–23–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P [FRL–8719–9] Gulf of Mexico Program Citizens Advisory Committee Meeting Environmental Protection Agency ( EPA). ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463), EPA gives notice of a meeting of the Gulf of Mexico Program (GMP) Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC). For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, please contact Gloria Car, U.S. EPA, at (228) 688–2421 or car.gloria@epa.gov. To request accommodation of a disability, please contact Gloria Car, preferably at least 10 days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request. DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 28, 2008 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, No. 2 Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA 70140. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gloria D. Car, Designated Federal Officer, Gulf of Mexico Program Office, Mail Code EPA/GMPO, Stennis Space Center, MS 39529–6000 at (228) 688– 2421. The proposed agenda includes the following topics: Citizens Advisory Committee SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Overview, which includes the purpose, member responsibilities, and bylaws; GMP Program Update; CAC Participation in the Governors’ Alliance; Succession Planning to vote on a new slate of officers and to select alternates; discussions of meeting frequency, date of next meeting and future meeting topics. The meeting is open to the public. Dated: September 17, 2008. Gloria D. Car, Designated Federal Officer. [FR Doc. E8–22382 Filed 9–23–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8720–1] Gulf of Mexico Program Policy Review Board Meeting Environmental Protection Agency ( EPA). ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY PO 00000 55075 Sfmt 4703 SUMMARY: Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463), EPA gives notice of a meeting of the Gulf of Mexico Program (GMP) Policy Review Board (PRB). For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, please contact Gloria Car, U.S. EPA, at (228) 688–2421 or car.gloria@epa.gov. To request accommodation of a disability, please contact Gloria Car, preferably at least 10 days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request. DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 28, 2008, from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. and on Wednesday, October 29, 2008, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, 2 Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA 70140, (504) 561–0500. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gloria D. Car, Designated Federal Officer, Gulf of Mexico Program Office, Mail Code EPA/GMPO, Stennis Space Center, MS 39529–6000 at (228) 688– 2421. Proposed agenda topics include: Gulf of Mexico Alliance Implementation Status and Governors’ Action Plan Release #2 Updates; Louisiana Leadership Briefing; Binational Initiative Updates; SPARROW MODEL—Evolving Partnership Support Tools; Coastal America Partnership—Designation of Audubon Aquarium of the Americas; SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\24SEN1.SGM 24SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 186 (Wednesday, September 24, 2008)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

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Science Advisory Board Staff Office Clean Air Scientific Advisory 
Committee (CASAC); Notification of a Public Advisory Committee 
Teleconference of the CASAC Oxides of Nitrogen Primary NAAQS Review 
Panel

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 teleconference of the Clean 
Air Scientific Advisory Committee's (CASAC) Oxides of Nitrogen Primary 
NAAQS Review Panel (Panel) to conduct a peer review of the draft 
Exposure and Health Risk Characterization chapter for EPA's Risk and 
Exposure Assessment to Support the Review of the NO2 Primary National 
Ambient Air Quality Standard: Second Draft.

DATES: The teleconference will be held on October 22, 2008 from 11 a.m. 
to 1 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time).

ADDRESSES: The public teleconference will be conducted by telephone 
only.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Members of the public who wish to 
obtain the call-in number and access code to participate in the 
teleconference may contact Dr. Angela Nugent, 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) 343-9981; fax (202) 233-0643; or e-mail 
at nugent.angela@epa.gov. General information concerning the CASAC and 
the CASAC documents cited below can be found on the EPA Web site at 
http://www.epa.gov/casac.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Background: The Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) 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. CASAC 
provides advice, information and recommendations on the scientific and 
technical aspects of air quality criteria and national ambient air 
quality standards (NAAQS) under sections 108 and 109 of the Act. The 
CASAC is a Federal advisory committee chartered under the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended, 5 U.S.C., App. The Panel 
will comply 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 
NAAQS for the six ``criteria'' air pollutants, including oxides of 
nitrogen (NOX). EPA is in the process of reviewing the 
primary NAAQS for nitrogen dioxide (NO2), an indicator for 
NOX. Primary standards set limits to protect public health, 
including the health of ``sensitive'' populations such as asthmatics, 
children, and the elderly.
    As part of its scientific advice to support EPA's review of the 
primary NAAQS for nitrogen dioxide (NO2), CASAC met on 
September 9-10, 2008 to

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conduct a peer review of the Risk and Exposure Assessment to Support 
the Review of the NO2 Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standard: 
Second Draft (73 FR 43444-43445). At that time, EPA had not completed 
chapter eight of the draft assessment entitled ``Exposure and Health 
Risk Characterization.'' The purpose of the teleconference is for CASAC 
to conduct a peer review of the draft Chapter 8. The public may access 
completed CASAC advisory reports related to the primary NAAQS 
NO2, including the CASAC report on the Risk and Exposure 
Assessment to Support the Review of the NO2 Primary National Ambient 
Air Quality Standard: Second Draft reviewed at the September 9-10 
meeting, on the EPA Web site at http://www.epa.gov/casac.
    Technical Contact: Any questions concerning Chapter 8 for EPA's 
Risk and Exposure Assessment to Support the Review of the NO2 Primary 
National Ambient Air Quality Standard: Second Draft should be directed 
to Dr. Scott Jenkins, OAR (by telephone (919) 541-1167, or e-mail 
jenkins.scott@epa.gov.
    Availability of Meeting Materials: Chapter 8 for EPA's Risk and 
Exposure Assessment to Support the Review of the NO2 Primary National 
Ambient Air Quality Standard: Second Draft will be accessible via the 
Agency's Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards Web site at 
http://www.epa.gov/ttn/naaqs/standards/nox/s_nox_cr_rea.html on or 
about October 3, 2008. Agendas and materials supporting the 
teleconference will be placed on the EPA Web site at http://
www.epa.gov/casac before the meeting.
    Procedures for Providing Public Input: Interested members of the 
public may submit relevant written or oral information for the CASAC 
Panel to consider during the advisory process. Oral Statements: 
Interested members of the public may submit relevant written or oral 
information for the SAB 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 Dr. Angela Nugent, DFO, in 
writing (preferably via e-mail) by October 15, 2008 at the contact 
information noted above to be placed on the public speaker list for 
this meeting.
    Written Statements: Written statements for the public meeting 
should be received by Dr. Angela Nugent at the contact information 
above by October 15, 2008, so that the information may be made 
available to the Panel for their consideration prior to the 
teleconference. Written statements should be supplied to the DFO in the 
following formats: one hard copy with original signature (optional), 
and one electronic copy via e-mail (acceptable file format: Adobe 
Acrobat PDF, 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 Dr. Nugent at the phone 
number or e-mail address noted above, preferably at least ten days 
prior to the teleconference, to give EPA as much time as possible to 
process your request.

    Dated: September 17, 2008.
Anthony F. Maciorowski,
Deputy Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office.
[FR Doc. E8-22456 Filed 9-23-08; 8:45 am]
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