Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of a Public Meeting of the Science Advisory Board Panel for the Oil Spill Research Strategy Review Panel, 16769-16770 [2011-7094]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 58 / Friday, March 25, 2011 / Notices Individuals making oral statements will be limited to three minutes per speaker. Written Statements: Written statements for the teleconference should be received in the SAB Staff Office by May 5, 2011 so that the information may be made available to the CASAC for its consideration prior to this teleconference. Written statements should be supplied to the DFO 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). It is the SAB Staff Office policy to post written comments on the Web page for the advisory meeting or teleconference. Members of the public should be aware that their personal contact information, if included in any written comments, may be posted to the SAB Web site. Copyrighted material will not be posted without explicit permission of the copyright holder. Accessibility: For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, please contact Dr. Stallworth 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: March 16, 2011. Anthony F. Maciorowski, Deputy Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office. [FR Doc. 2011–7092 Filed 3–24–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9286–6] Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of a Public Meeting of the Science Advisory Board Panel for the Oil Spill Research Strategy Review Panel Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public face-to-face meeting of the SAB Panel to review EPA’s Draft Oil Spill Research Strategy. DATES: The meeting will be held on April 11, 2011 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and April 12, 2011 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Eastern Time). ADDRESSES: The Panel meeting will be held at the Omni Shoreham, 2500 Calvert Street, NW., Washington, DC 20008, Phone (202) 234–0700. erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:16 Mar 24, 2011 Jkt 223001 Any member of the public wishing further information regarding this meeting may contact Mr. Thomas Carpenter, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), SAB Staff Office, by telephone/voice mail at (202) 564–4885; by fax at (202) 565– 2098 or via e-mail at General information concerning the EPA Science Advisory Board can be found at the EPA SAB Web site at http://www.epa.gov/ sab. Any inquiry regarding EPA’s Draft Oil Spill Research Strategy should be directed to Patricia Erickson, EPA Office of Research and Development (ORD), at erickson.patricia@epa.gov or (513) 569– 7406. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: The SAB was established pursuant to the Environmental Research, Development, and Demonstration Authorization Act (ERDAA), codified at 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), 5 U.S.C., App. 2. Pursuant to FACA and EPA policy, notice is hereby given that an ad hoc SAB Panel will hold a public meeting to review EPA’s Draft Oil Spill Research Strategy. The SAB will comply with the provisions of FACA and all appropriate SAB Staff Office procedural policies. The Draft Oil Spill Research Strategy discusses proposed research and collaborative approaches for four activities related to oil spills: Dispersants, alternative remediation technologies, coastal inland restoration, and human health effects. The Deep Water Horizon spill identified the need for additional research on alternative spill response technologies; environmental impacts of chemical dispersants under deep sea application conditions; the fate and toxicity of dispersants and dispersed oil; chronic health effects for spill response workers and the public; and shoreline and wetland impacts, restoration and recovery. Accordingly, EPA developed the research strategy to address these needs, as they pertain to EPA’s responsibilities for oil spills, and has requested that the SAB review their draft strategy. EPA is seeking SAB review and comment regarding the Draft Oil Spill Research Strategy. Information about formation of the panel and the draft strategy can be found at http:// yosemite.epa.gov/sab/sabproduct.nsf/ fedrgstr_activites/Oil%20Spill%20 Research%20Strategy?OpenDocument. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16769 The purpose of the April 11–12, 2011, meeting is for the Panel to discuss their review comments on EPA’s draft Oil Spill Research Strategy. Availability of Meeting Materials: The agenda and the draft EPA Oil Spill Research Strategy will be available on the SAB Web site at http:// www.epa.gov/sab in advance of the meeting. Procedures for Providing Public Input: Public comment for consideration by EPA’s federal advisory committees and panels has a different purpose from public comment provided to EPA program offices. Therefore, the process for submitting comments to a federal advisory committee is different from the process used to submit comments to an EPA program office. Federal advisory committees and panels, including scientific advisory committees, provide independent advice to EPA. Members of the public can submit comments for a federal advisory committee to consider as it develops advice for EPA. Input from the public to the SAB will have the most impact if it consists of comments that provide specific scientific or technical information or analysis for SAB panels to consider or if it relates to the clarity or accuracy of the technical information included. Members of the public wishing to provide comment should contact the Designated Federal Officer for the relevant advisory committee directly. Oral Statements: In general, individuals or groups requesting an oral presentation at this public meeting will be limited to five minutes per speaker. Interested parties should contact Mr. Thomas Carpenter, DFO, in writing (preferably via e-mail), at the contact information noted above, by March 25, 2011 to be placed on the list of public speakers for the meeting. Written Statements: Written statements should be received in the SAB Staff Office by March 25, 2011 so that the information may be made available to the SAB Oil Spill Research Review Panel for their consideration. 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). Submitters are requested to provide two versions of each document submitted: One each with and without signatures, because the SAB Staff Office does not publish documents with signatures on its Web sites. It is the SAB Staff Office general policy to post written comments on the Web page for the advisory meeting or teleconference. E:\FR\FM\25MRN1.SGM 25MRN1 16770 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 58 / Friday, March 25, 2011 / Notices Members of the public should be aware that their contact information, if included in any written comments, will appear on the Web. Furthermore, special care should be taken not to include copy-righted material. Accessibility: For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, please contact Mr. Thomas Carpenter 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: March 22, 2011. Anthony F. Maciorowski, Deputy Director, EPA Science Advisory Staff Office. [FR Doc. 2011–7094 Filed 3–24–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2010–0541; FRL–8841–7] Petition To Suspend and Cancel All Registrations for the Soil Fumigant Iodomethane (Methyl Iodide); Notice of Availability Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: On March 31, 2010, EPA received a petition from Earthjustice requesting that all uses of iodomethane (methyl iodide) be suspended and cancelled. The Agency is posting this petition for public comment. Following the public comment period, EPA will evaluate the petitioner’s request, consistent with the statutory standards set forth in the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act. DATES: Comments must be received on or before April 25, 2011. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPP–2010–0541, by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) Regulatory Public Docket (7502P), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001. • Delivery: OPP Regulatory Public Docket (7502P), Environmental Protection Agency, Rm. S–4400, One Potomac Yard (South Bldg.), 2777 S. Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA. Deliveries are only accepted during the Docket Facility’s normal hours of operation (8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:16 Mar 24, 2011 Jkt 223001 Friday, excluding legal holidays). Special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information. The Docket Facility telephone number is (703) 305–5805. Instructions: Direct your comments to docket ID number EPA–HQ–OPP–2010– 0541. EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the docket without change and may be made available on-line at http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through regulations.gov or e-mail. The regulations.gov Web site is an ‘‘anonymous access’’ system, which means EPA will not know your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an e-mail comment directly to EPA without going through regulations.gov, your e-mail address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the docket and made available on the Internet. If you submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you include your name and other contact information in the body of your comment and with any disk or CD–ROM you submit. If EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid the use of special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses. Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the docket index available at http://www.regulations.gov. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, e.g., CBI or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, is not placed on the Internet and will be publicly available only in hard copy form. Publicly available docket materials are available either in the electronic docket at http:// www.regulations.gov, or, if only available in hard copy, at the OPP Regulatory Public Docket in Rm. S–4400, One Potomac Yard (South Bldg.), 2777 S. Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA. The hours of operation of this Docket Facility are from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The Docket Facility telephone number is (703) 305–5805. PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen Samek, Registration Division (7505P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (703) 347–8825; fax number: (703) 305– 6920; e-mail address: samek.karen@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. General Information A. Does this action apply to me? You may be potentially affected by this action if you are an agricultural producer, food manufacturer, or pesticide manufacturer. Potentially affected entities may include, but are not limited to: • Crop production (NAICS code 111) • Animal production (NAICS code 112) • Food manufacturing (NAICS code 311) • Pesticide manufacturing (NAICS code 32532). This listing is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather provides a guide for readers regarding entities likely to be affected by this action. Other types of entities not listed in this unit could also be affected. 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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 58 (Friday, March 25, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 16769-16770]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-7094]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-9286-6]


Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of a Public 
Meeting of the Science Advisory Board Panel for the Oil Spill Research 
Strategy Review Panel

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 face-to-face 
meeting of the SAB Panel to review EPA's Draft Oil Spill Research 
Strategy.

DATES: The meeting will be held on April 11, 2011 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
and April 12, 2011 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Eastern Time).

ADDRESSES: The Panel meeting will be held at the Omni Shoreham, 2500 
Calvert Street, NW., Washington, DC 20008, Phone (202) 234-0700.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public wishing 
further information regarding this meeting may contact Mr. Thomas 
Carpenter, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), SAB Staff Office, by 
telephone/voice mail at (202) 564-4885; by fax at (202) 565-2098 or via 
e-mail at General information concerning the EPA Science Advisory Board 
can be found at the EPA SAB Web site at http://www.epa.gov/sab. Any 
inquiry regarding EPA's Draft Oil Spill Research Strategy should be 
directed to Patricia Erickson, EPA Office of Research and Development 
(ORD), at erickson.patricia@epa.gov or (513) 569-7406.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Background: The SAB was established pursuant to the Environmental 
Research, Development, and Demonstration Authorization Act (ERDAA), 
codified at 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), 5 U.S.C., 
App. 2. Pursuant to FACA and EPA policy, notice is hereby given that an 
ad hoc SAB Panel will hold a public meeting to review EPA's Draft Oil 
Spill Research Strategy. The SAB will comply with the provisions of 
FACA and all appropriate SAB Staff Office procedural policies.
    The Draft Oil Spill Research Strategy discusses proposed research 
and collaborative approaches for four activities related to oil spills: 
Dispersants, alternative remediation technologies, coastal inland 
restoration, and human health effects. The Deep Water Horizon spill 
identified the need for additional research on alternative spill 
response technologies; environmental impacts of chemical dispersants 
under deep sea application conditions; the fate and toxicity of 
dispersants and dispersed oil; chronic health effects for spill 
response workers and the public; and shoreline and wetland impacts, 
restoration and recovery. Accordingly, EPA developed the research 
strategy to address these needs, as they pertain to EPA's 
responsibilities for oil spills, and has requested that the SAB review 
their draft strategy.
    EPA is seeking SAB review and comment regarding the Draft Oil Spill 
Research Strategy. Information about formation of the panel and the 
draft strategy can be found at http://yosemite.epa.gov/sab/sabproduct.nsf/fedrgstr_activites/Oil%20Spill%20Research%20Strategy?OpenDocument. The purpose of the 
April 11-12, 2011, meeting is for the Panel to discuss their review 
comments on EPA's draft Oil Spill Research Strategy.
    Availability of Meeting Materials: The agenda and the draft EPA Oil 
Spill Research Strategy will be available on the SAB Web site at http://www.epa.gov/sab in advance of the meeting.
    Procedures for Providing Public Input: Public comment for 
consideration by EPA's federal advisory committees and panels has a 
different purpose from public comment provided to EPA program offices. 
Therefore, the process for submitting comments to a federal advisory 
committee is different from the process used to submit comments to an 
EPA program office. Federal advisory committees and panels, including 
scientific advisory committees, provide independent advice to EPA. 
Members of the public can submit comments for a federal advisory 
committee to consider as it develops advice for EPA. Input from the 
public to the SAB will have the most impact if it consists of comments 
that provide specific scientific or technical information or analysis 
for SAB panels to consider or if it relates to the clarity or accuracy 
of the technical information included. Members of the public wishing to 
provide comment should contact the Designated Federal Officer for the 
relevant advisory committee directly.
    Oral Statements: In general, individuals or groups requesting an 
oral presentation at this public meeting will be limited to five 
minutes per speaker. Interested parties should contact Mr. Thomas 
Carpenter, DFO, in writing (preferably via e-mail), at the contact 
information noted above, by March 25, 2011 to be placed on the list of 
public speakers for the meeting. Written Statements: Written statements 
should be received in the SAB Staff Office by March 25, 2011 so that 
the information may be made available to the SAB Oil Spill Research 
Review Panel for their consideration. 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). Submitters are 
requested to provide two versions of each document submitted: One each 
with and without signatures, because the SAB Staff Office does not 
publish documents with signatures on its Web sites. It is the SAB Staff 
Office general policy to post written comments on the Web page for the 
advisory meeting or teleconference.

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Members of the public should be aware that their contact information, 
if included in any written comments, will appear on the Web. 
Furthermore, special care should be taken not to include copy-righted 
material.
    Accessibility: For information on access or services for 
individuals with disabilities, please contact Mr. Thomas Carpenter 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: March 22, 2011.
Anthony F. Maciorowski,
Deputy Director, EPA Science Advisory Staff Office.
[FR Doc. 2011-7094 Filed 3-24-11; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6560-50-P