Science Advisory Board Staff Office Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Advisory Council on Clean Air Compliance Analysis Augmented for Review of the Report to Congress on Black Carbon, 27316-27317 [2011-11561]

Download as PDF 27316 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 91 / Wednesday, May 11, 2011 / Notices mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES overview of the panel formation process [Overview of the Panel Formation Process at the Environmental Protection Agency Science Advisory Board, September 2002 (EPA–SAB–EC–02– 010), on the Web at http:// yosemite.epa.gov/sab/sabproduct.nsf/ WebFiles/OverviewPanelForm/$File/ ec02010.pdf)]; and (2) ‘‘Frequently Asked Questions about SAB, CASAC, and Council Membership and Establishment of Ad Hoc Panels and Committees’’ (on the Web at http:// yosemite.epa.gov/sab/sabproduct.nsf/ WebSABSO/QsandAsRefMembership? OpenDocument). The SAB Staff Office is seeking public comment on the current process regarding public nomination of experts. Public Involvement in Meeting and Report Development FACA and General Services Administration regulations mandate public involvement in committee activities primarily by open access to meetings and records and by providing the public opportunity to submit comments to the advisory committee or panel. 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. Members of the public can submit comments for a Federal advisory committee to consider as it develops advice for EPA. Public comments are sent to the Designated Federal Officer. The contact information for the Designated Federal Officer is identified in the Federal Register notice for committee meetings and is made publicly available on the public access Web site. To participate in advisory activities of the SAB, CASAC, and Council, members of the public can: (1) Contact the appropriate Designated Federal Officer (DFO) or the SAB Staff Office to obtain information on or provide comments about committee activities; (2) attend and observe public meetings and teleconferences; (3) review materials used by committee members in their deliberations; (4) provide written comments for consideration by committee member; (5) present oral statements for consideration by committee members at public meetings during time periods set aside for that purpose; and (6) review minutes of committee meeting and deliberations. The SAB Staff has developed a description of how SAB, CASAC, and VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:18 May 10, 2011 Jkt 223001 Council committees work and how the public can participate through the steps outlined above (A Report of the Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Advisory Committee Meetings and Report Development: Process for Public Involvement, EPA–SABSO–04–001, available on the Web at http:// yosemite.epa.gov/sab/ SABPRODUCT.NSF/WEBSABSO/ participatemeetingsreports? OpenDocument). The SAB Staff Office is seeking public comment on ways to strengthen public access to information about and public involvement in advisory meetings and report development. Availability of Meeting Materials: A meeting agenda and other materials for the meeting will be placed on the SAB Web site at http://epa.gov/sab. 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 meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request. Dated: May 4, 2011. Anthony F. Maciorowski, Deputy Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office. [FR Doc. 2011–11560 Filed 5–10–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9304–6] Science Advisory Board Staff Office Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Advisory Council on Clean Air Compliance Analysis Augmented for Review of the Report to Congress on Black Carbon Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference of the Black Carbon Review Panel. DATES: The meeting will be held on June 27, 2011, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern Time. ADDRESSES: The public teleconference will be conducted by telephone only. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Members of the public who wish to obtain further information regarding this meeting must contact Ms. Stephanie Sanzone, Designated Federal Officer (DFO). Ms. Sanzone may be contacted at SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the EPA Science Advisory Board (1400R), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460; or by telephone/voice mail at (202) 564–2067; fax at (202) 565–2098; or e-mail at sanzone.stephanie@epa.gov. General information concerning the Council can be found at the EPA Council Web site at http://www.epa.gov/ advisorycouncilcaa. Any inquiry regarding EPA’s Draft Report to Congress on Black Carbon should be directed to Erika Sasser, EPA Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS), at sasser.erika@epa.gov or (919) 541–3889. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: The Advisory Council on Clean Air Compliance Analysis (Council) was established pursuant to Section 812 of the Clean Air Act (CAA) Amendments of 1990 (codified as 42 U.S.C. 7612) to provide independent advice to the Administrator on technical and economic aspects of analyses and reports EPA prepares on the impacts of the CAA on the public health, economy, and environment of the United States. The Council 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 the Council augmented with additional experts (hereafter referred to as the Black Carbon Review Panel) will hold a public teleconference to discuss a draft advisory report, Review of EPA’s Draft Report to Congress on Black Carbon. The Panel will comply with the provisions of FACA and all appropriate SAB Staff Office procedural policies. The October 2009 Interior Appropriations bill (Pub. L. 111–88) requires the EPA, in consultation with other Federal agencies, to prepare a comprehensive report to Congress on the climate and public health effects of black carbon and the potential utility and cost-effectiveness of mitigation options. EPA’s Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS) requested that the Council review the draft Report to Congress on Black Carbon to evaluate the report’s scientific rigor, completeness, and technical accuracy. To conduct this review, the Council was augmented with additional experts in climate modeling and black carbon emissions, impacts, and control strategies. The Council’s Black Carbon Review Panel met on April 18–19, 2011 (76 FR 17123–17124, March 28, 2011), to review the draft Report to Congress. The purpose of the June 27, 2011, teleconference is to discuss the E:\FR\FM\11MYN1.SGM 11MYN1 mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 91 / Wednesday, May 11, 2011 / Notices Council’s draft report, Review of EPA’s Report to Congress on Black Carbon. Availability of Meeting Materials: The agenda, the draft Council report, and other meeting materials will be available on the Council Web site at http:// yosemite.epa.gov/sab/sabproduct.nsf/ fedrgstr_activites/BC%20Report%20to %20Congress?OpenDocument 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 Council will have the most impact if it provides specific scientific or technical information or analysis for Council panels to consider or if it relates to the clarity or accuracy of the technical information. 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 three minutes per speaker. Interested parties should contact Ms. Stephanie Sanzone, DFO, in writing (preferably via e-mail) at the contact information noted above by June 20, 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 June 20, 2011, so that the information can be made available to the Panel for their consideration. Written statements should be supplied to the DFO in electronic format via email (acceptable file formats: Adobe Acrobat PDF, WordPerfect, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, or Rich Text files in IBM–PC/Windows 98/2000/XP format). It is the SAB Staff Office general policy to post written comments on the Web page for the advisory meeting or teleconference. Submitters are requested to provide an unsigned version of each document because the SAB Staff Office does not publish documents with signatures on its Web sites. Members of the public should be aware that their personal contact information, if VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:18 May 10, 2011 Jkt 223001 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 Ms. Stephanie Sanzone 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: May 5, 2011. Anthony F. Maciorowski, Deputy Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office. 27317 each contact person by mail at Pesticide Re-evaluation Division, (7508P) Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460– 0001. For pesticide-specific information contact: The Chemical Review Manager identified in the table below for the pesticide of interest. Active ingredient Chemical Review Manager, telephone number, e-mail address Chloropicrin ........ Andrea Mojica, (703) 308–0122, mojica.andrea@epa.gov. Eric Miederhoff, (703) 347–8028, miederhoff.eric@epa.gov. Kelly Ballard, (703) 305–8126, ballard.kelly@epa.gov. Diquat dibromide Ziram .................. [FR Doc. 2011–11561 Filed 5–10–11; 8:45 am] SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: BILLING CODE 6560–50–P I. General Information ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2010–0887; FRL–8871–2] Ziram, Diquat Dibromide, and Chloropicrin; Order for Amendments To Terminate Uses Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice announces EPA’s order for the amendments to terminate uses, voluntarily requested by the registrants and accepted by the Agency, of products containing ziram, diquat dibromide, and chloropicrin, pursuant to section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended. This cancellation order follows a December 1, 2010 Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Requests from the registrants listed in Table 2 of Unit II. to voluntarily amend to terminate uses of all these product registrations. These are not the last products containing these pesticides registered for use in the United States. In the December 1, 2010 notice, EPA indicated that it would issue an order implementing the amendments to terminate uses, unless the Agency received substantive comments within the 30-day comment period that would merit its further review of these requests, or unless the registrants withdrew their requests. The Agency did not receive any comments on the notice. DATES: The amendments are effective May 11, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A contact person, with telephone number and e-mail address, is listed in the following table. You may also reach SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 A. Does this action apply to me? This action is directed to the public in general, and may be of interest to a wide range of stakeholders including environmental, human health, and agricultural advocates; the chemical industry; pesticide users; and members of the public interested in the sale, distribution, or use of pesticides. Since others also may be interested, the Agency has not attempted to describe all the specific entities that may be affected by this action. If you have any questions regarding the applicability of this action to a particular entity, consult one of the persons listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. B. How can I get copies of this document and other related information? EPA has established a docket for this action under docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPP–2010–0887. 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 Office of Pesticide Programs (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. II. What Action is the Agency taking? This notice announces the amendments to delete uses, as requested by registrants, of products registered under section 3 of FIFRA. These registrations are listed in sequence by registration number in Table 1 of this unit. E:\FR\FM\11MYN1.SGM 11MYN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

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Science Advisory Board Staff Office Notification of a Public 
Teleconference of the Advisory Council on Clean Air Compliance Analysis 
Augmented for Review of the Report to Congress on Black Carbon

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 teleconference of 
the Black Carbon Review Panel.

DATES: The meeting will be held on June 27, 2011, from 12 p.m. to 4 
p.m. Eastern Time.

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

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Members of the public who wish to 
obtain further information regarding this meeting must contact Ms. 
Stephanie Sanzone, Designated Federal Officer (DFO). Ms. Sanzone may be 
contacted at the EPA Science Advisory Board (1400R), U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460; 
or by telephone/voice mail at (202) 564-2067; fax at (202) 565-2098; or 
e-mail at sanzone.stephanie@epa.gov. General information concerning the 
Council can be found at the EPA Council Web site at http://www.epa.gov/advisorycouncilcaa. Any inquiry regarding EPA's Draft Report to 
Congress on Black Carbon should be directed to Erika Sasser, EPA Office 
of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS), at sasser.erika@epa.gov 
or (919) 541-3889.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Background: The Advisory Council on Clean Air Compliance Analysis 
(Council) was established pursuant to Section 812 of the Clean Air Act 
(CAA) Amendments of 1990 (codified as 42 U.S.C. 7612) to provide 
independent advice to the Administrator on technical and economic 
aspects of analyses and reports EPA prepares on the impacts of the CAA 
on the public health, economy, and environment of the United States. 
The Council 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 the Council augmented with 
additional experts (hereafter referred to as the Black Carbon Review 
Panel) will hold a public teleconference to discuss a draft advisory 
report, Review of EPA's Draft Report to Congress on Black Carbon. The 
Panel will comply with the provisions of FACA and all appropriate SAB 
Staff Office procedural policies.
    The October 2009 Interior Appropriations bill (Pub. L. 111-88) 
requires the EPA, in consultation with other Federal agencies, to 
prepare a comprehensive report to Congress on the climate and public 
health effects of black carbon and the potential utility and cost-
effectiveness of mitigation options. EPA's Office of Air Quality 
Planning and Standards (OAQPS) requested that the Council review the 
draft Report to Congress on Black Carbon to evaluate the report's 
scientific rigor, completeness, and technical accuracy. To conduct this 
review, the Council was augmented with additional experts in climate 
modeling and black carbon emissions, impacts, and control strategies. 
The Council's Black Carbon Review Panel met on April 18-19, 2011 (76 FR 
17123-17124, March 28, 2011), to review the draft Report to Congress. 
The purpose of the June 27, 2011, teleconference is to discuss the

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Council's draft report, Review of EPA's Report to Congress on Black 
Carbon.
    Availability of Meeting Materials: The agenda, the draft Council 
report, and other meeting materials will be available on the Council 
Web site at http://yosemite.epa.gov/sab/sabproduct.nsf/fedrgstr_activites/BC%20Report%20to%20Congress?OpenDocument 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 Council 
will have the most impact if it provides specific scientific or 
technical information or analysis for Council panels to consider or if 
it relates to the clarity or accuracy of the technical information. 
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 three 
minutes per speaker. Interested parties should contact Ms. Stephanie 
Sanzone, DFO, in writing (preferably via e-mail) at the contact 
information noted above by June 20, 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 June 20, 2011, so that 
the information can be made available to the Panel for their 
consideration. Written statements should be supplied to the DFO in 
electronic format via e-mail (acceptable file formats: Adobe Acrobat 
PDF, WordPerfect, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, or Rich Text files in IBM-PC/
Windows 98/2000/XP format). It is the SAB Staff Office general policy 
to post written comments on the Web page for the advisory meeting or 
teleconference. Submitters are requested to provide an unsigned version 
of each document because the SAB Staff Office does not publish 
documents with signatures on its Web sites. 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 Ms. Stephanie Sanzone 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: May 5, 2011.
Anthony F. Maciorowski,
Deputy Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office.
[FR Doc. 2011-11561 Filed 5-10-11; 8:45 am]
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