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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 215 / Wednesday, November 5, 2008 / Notices ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8738–2] Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC); NOX & SOX Secondary NAAQS Review Panel Teleconference Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. hsrobinson on PROD1PC76 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee Oxides of Nitrogen (NOX) and Sulfur Oxides (SOX) Secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) Review Panel (CASAC Panel) to consider and discuss the Panel’s working-draft report regarding its peer review of EPA’s Risk and Exposure Assessment for Review of the Secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Oxides of Nitrogen and Oxides of Sulfur: First Draft (EPA–452/P–08–005a). DATES: The public teleconference will be held on Wednesday, November 19, 2008 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time). LOCATION: The public teleconference will be conducted by telephone only. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public who wants further information concerning the teleconference meeting may contact Ms. Kyndall Barry, 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– 9868; fax (202) 233–0643; or e-mail at barry.kyndall@epa.gov. General information concerning the CASAC can be found on the EPA Web site at https://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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:24 Nov 04, 2008 Jkt 217001 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 NOX and SOX. EPA is in the process of reviewing the secondary NAAQS for NOX and SOX. Welfare effects as defined in the CAA includes, but is not limited to, effects on soils, water, wildlife, vegetation, visibility, weather, and climate, as well as effects on materials, economic values, and personal comfort and well-being. As part of that process, EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation (OAR) completed the Risk and Exposure Assessment (REA) for Review of the Secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Oxides of Nitrogen and Oxides of Sulfur: First Draft (EPA–452/P–08–005a) in September 2008. The CASAC held a public meeting on October 1–2, 2008 to conduct a peer review of EPA’s first draft REA. The purpose of the November 19, 2008 meeting is for the CASAC Panel to discuss its working-draft report on the review of the first draft REA. Technical Contacts: Any questions concerning EPA’s Risk and Exposure Assessment for Review of the Secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Oxides of Nitrogen and Oxides of Sulfur: First Draft should be directed to Dr. Anne Rea, OAR, at (919) 541–0053 or rea.anne@epa.gov. Availability of Meeting Materials: EPA’s Risk and Exposure Assessment for Review of the Secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Oxides of Nitrogen and Oxides of Sulfur: First Draft can be accessed at https://www.epa.gov/ttn/naaqs/ standards/no2so2sec/cr_rea.html. The Panel’s draft report and agenda for the teleconference will be posted in advance of the meeting on the SAB Web site at https://www.epa.gov/casac. 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: To be placed on the public speaker list for the November 19, 2008 meeting, interested parties should notify Ms. Kyndall Barry, DFO, by email no later than November 14, 2008. Individuals making oral statements will be limited to three minutes per speaker. Written Statements: Written statements for the November 19, 2008 meeting should be received in the SAB Staff Office by November 14, 2008, so that the information may be made available to the CASAC Panel for its consideration PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65849 prior to this meeting. 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, 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. Barry 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: October 30, 2008. Anthony F. Maciorowski, Deputy Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office. [FR Doc. E8–26397 Filed 11–4–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2008–0046; FRL–8385–1] Notice of Receipt of Several Pesticide Petitions Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. 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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-8738-2]


Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Clean Air Scientific 
Advisory Committee (CASAC); NOX & SOX Secondary NAAQS Review Panel 
Teleconference

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 Oxides of Nitrogen (NOX) 
and Sulfur Oxides (SOX) Secondary National Ambient Air 
Quality Standards (NAAQS) Review Panel (CASAC Panel) to consider and 
discuss the Panel's working-draft report regarding its peer review of 
EPA's Risk and Exposure Assessment for Review of the Secondary National 
Ambient Air Quality Standards for Oxides of Nitrogen and Oxides of 
Sulfur: First Draft (EPA-452/P-08-005a).

DATES: The public teleconference will be held on Wednesday, November 
19, 2008 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time).

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

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public who wants 
further information concerning the teleconference meeting may contact 
Ms. Kyndall Barry, 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) 343-9868; fax (202) 233-0643; or e-mail at 
barry.kyndall@epa.gov. General information concerning the CASAC can be 
found on the EPA Web site at https://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 NOX 
and SOX. EPA is in the process of reviewing the secondary 
NAAQS for NOX and SOX. Welfare effects as defined 
in the CAA includes, but is not limited to, effects on soils, water, 
wildlife, vegetation, visibility, weather, and climate, as well as 
effects on materials, economic values, and personal comfort and well-
being. As part of that process, EPA's Office of Air and Radiation (OAR) 
completed the Risk and Exposure Assessment (REA) for Review of the 
Secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Oxides of Nitrogen 
and Oxides of Sulfur: First Draft (EPA-452/P-08-005a) in September 
2008. The CASAC held a public meeting on October 1-2, 2008 to conduct a 
peer review of EPA's first draft REA.
    The purpose of the November 19, 2008 meeting is for the CASAC Panel 
to discuss its working-draft report on the review of the first draft 
REA.
    Technical Contacts: Any questions concerning EPA's Risk and 
Exposure Assessment for Review of the Secondary National Ambient Air 
Quality Standards for Oxides of Nitrogen and Oxides of Sulfur: First 
Draft should be directed to Dr. Anne Rea, OAR, at (919) 541-0053 or 
rea.anne@epa.gov.
    Availability of Meeting Materials: EPA's Risk and Exposure 
Assessment for Review of the Secondary National Ambient Air Quality 
Standards for Oxides of Nitrogen and Oxides of Sulfur: First Draft can 
be accessed at https://www.epa.gov/ttn/naaqs/standards/no2so2sec/cr_
rea.html. The Panel's draft report and agenda for the teleconference 
will be posted in advance of the meeting on the SAB Web site at https://
www.epa.gov/casac.
    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: To be placed on the public speaker list for the November 
19, 2008 meeting, interested parties should notify Ms. Kyndall Barry, 
DFO, by e-mail no later than November 14, 2008. Individuals making oral 
statements will be limited to three minutes per speaker. Written 
Statements: Written statements for the November 19, 2008 meeting should 
be received in the SAB Staff Office by November 14, 2008, so that the 
information may be made available to the CASAC Panel for its 
consideration prior to this meeting. 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, 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. Barry 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: October 30, 2008.
Anthony F. Maciorowski,
Deputy Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office.
[FR Doc. E8-26397 Filed 11-4-08; 8:45 am]
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