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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 193 / Friday, October 3, 2008 / Notices ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8724–6] EPA Science Advisory Board; Notification of a Public Meeting of the Science Advisory Board Environmental Economics Advisory Committee (EEAC) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The EPA’s Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office is announcing a public meeting of the SAB Environmental Economics Advisory Committee (EEAC) to review EPA’s revised Guidelines for Preparing Economic Analyses. DATES: The meeting will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Eastern Time) on October 23, 2008 and from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. on October 24, 2008. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the SAB Conference Center located at 1025 F Street, NW., Suite 3705, Washington, DC 20004. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public wishing further information regarding the public meeting and call-in numbers may contact Dr. Holly Stallworth, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), U.S. EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office by telephone/voice mail at (202) 343–9867, or via e-mail at stallworth.holly@epa.gov. 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, may be found in 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 Environmental Economics Advisory Committee will hold a public meeting to review EPA’s revised Guidelines for Preparing Economic Analyses posted at http:// yosemite.epa.gov/EE/epa/eerm.nsf/ vwRepNumLookup/EE–0516? OpenDocument. The SAB was established by 42 U.S.C. 4365 to provide independent scientific and technical advice to the 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 23:33 Oct 02, 2008 Jkt 217001 FACA and all appropriate SAB Staff Office procedural policies. Background: The mission of the EEAC is to provide independent advice to the EPA Administrator, through the chartered SAB, regarding the economic analysis of EPA’s decisions. EPA’s National Center for Environmental Economics (NCEE) issued the Guidelines for Preparing Economic Analyses in September 2000 to represent Agency policy on the preparation of economic analysis called for under applicable legislative and administrative requirements. Subsequently, the EEAC provided advice on the 2000 Guidelines for Preparing Economic Analyses and issued an Advisory posted at http:// yosemite.epa.gov/sab/sabproduct.nsf/ 31C8A71147AF2AD285257193 00562630/$File/eea99020.pdf. Over the past eight years, the literature has grown considerably and EPA has received new guidance from the Office of Management and Budget pertaining to the Agency’s conduct of regulatory analysis. In response, NCEE has revised and updated the Guidelines for Preparing Economic Analyses and has requested the SAB’s review. Availability of Meeting Materials: Materials in support of this meeting, including an agenda and charge questions to the EEAC will be placed on the SAB Web site at http:// www.epa.gov/sab prior to the meeting. Procedures for Providing Public Input: Interested members of the public may submit relevant written or oral information for the SAB to consider during the advisory process. Oral Statements: In general, individuals or groups requesting an oral presentation at a public meeting will be limited to five minutes per speaker, with no more than a total of one hour for all speakers. Interested parties should contact Dr. Stallworth, DFO, at the contact information noted above, to be placed on the public speaker list for the October 23–24, 2008 meeting. Written Statements: Written statements should be received in the SAB Staff Office by October 16, 2008 so that the information may be made available to the SAB 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 to stallworth.holly@epa.gov (acceptable file format: Adobe Acrobat PDF, WordPerfect, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, or Rich Text files in IBM-PC/Windows 98/2000/XP format). 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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-8724-6]


EPA Science Advisory Board; Notification of a Public Meeting of 
the Science Advisory Board Environmental Economics Advisory Committee 
(EEAC)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The EPA's Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office is 
announcing a public meeting of the SAB Environmental Economics Advisory 
Committee (EEAC) to review EPA's revised Guidelines for Preparing 
Economic Analyses.

DATES: The meeting will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Eastern 
Time) on October 23, 2008 and from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. on October 24, 
2008.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the SAB Conference Center 
located at 1025 F Street, NW., Suite 3705, Washington, DC 20004.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public wishing 
further information regarding the public meeting and call-in numbers 
may contact Dr. Holly Stallworth, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), 
U.S. EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office by telephone/voice mail at 
(202) 343-9867, or via e-mail at stallworth.holly@epa.gov. 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, may be found in 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 
Environmental Economics Advisory Committee will hold a public meeting 
to review EPA's revised Guidelines for Preparing Economic Analyses 
posted at http://yosemite.epa.gov/EE/epa/eerm.nsf/vwRepNumLookup/EE-
0516?OpenDocument. The SAB was established by 42 U.S.C. 4365 to provide 
independent scientific and technical advice to the 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 mission of the EEAC is to provide independent 
advice to the EPA Administrator, through the chartered SAB, regarding 
the economic analysis of EPA's decisions. EPA's National Center for 
Environmental Economics (NCEE) issued the Guidelines for Preparing 
Economic Analyses in September 2000 to represent Agency policy on the 
preparation of economic analysis called for under applicable 
legislative and administrative requirements. Subsequently, the EEAC 
provided advice on the 2000 Guidelines for Preparing Economic Analyses 
and issued an Advisory posted at http://yosemite.epa.gov/sab/
sabproduct.nsf/31C8A71147AF2AD28525719300562630/$File/eea99020.pdf. 
Over the past eight years, the literature has grown considerably and 
EPA has received new guidance from the Office of Management and Budget 
pertaining to the Agency's conduct of regulatory analysis. In response, 
NCEE has revised and updated the Guidelines for Preparing Economic 
Analyses and has requested the SAB's review.
    Availability of Meeting Materials: Materials in support of this 
meeting, including an agenda and charge questions to the EEAC will be 
placed on the SAB Web site at http://www.epa.gov/sab prior to the 
meeting.
    Procedures for Providing Public Input: Interested members of the 
public may submit relevant written or oral information for the SAB to 
consider during the advisory process. Oral Statements: In general, 
individuals or groups requesting an oral presentation at a public 
meeting will be limited to five minutes per speaker, with no more than 
a total of one hour for all speakers. Interested parties should contact 
Dr. Stallworth, DFO, at the contact information noted above, to be 
placed on the public speaker list for the October 23-24, 2008 meeting. 
Written Statements: Written statements should be received in the SAB 
Staff Office by October 16, 2008 so that the information may be made 
available to the SAB 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 to stallworth.holly@epa.gov (acceptable file 
format: Adobe Acrobat PDF, WordPerfect, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, or Rich 
Text files in IBM-PC/Windows 98/2000/XP format).
    Meeting Access: For information on access or services for 
individuals with disabilities, please contact Dr. Stallworth at (202) 
343-9867 or stallworth.holly@epa.gov. To request accommodation of a 
disability, please contact Dr. Stallworth, preferably at least 10 days 
prior to the meeting to give EPA as much time as possible to process 
your request.

    Dated: September 29, 2008.
Anthony F. Maciorowski,
 Deputy Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office.
[FR Doc. E8-23374 Filed 10-2-08; 8:45 am]
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