Environmental Economics Advisory Committee Augmented for the Consideration of the Value of Water to the U.S. Economy, 70444-70445 [2011-29295]

Download as PDF 70444 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 219 / Monday, November 14, 2011 / Notices kg of the chemical substance per year, and on its doing so solely for research and development purposes. EPA received an anonymous comment on 3M’s waiver request stating that EPA should deny the waiver request; however, the commenter did not provide any rationale for why EPA should deny 3M’s request. List of Subjects Environmental protection, Dibenzofurans, Dioxins, Hazardous substances, Tetrabromobisphenol A. Dated: November 7, 2011. Wendy C. Hamnett, Director, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics. [FR Doc. 2011–29301 Filed 11–10–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9491–7] Environmental Economics Advisory Committee Augmented for the Consideration of the Value of Water to the U.S. Economy 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 augmented SAB Environmental Economics Advisory Committee to provide early advice on the value of water to the United States (U.S.) Economy. The SAB Staff Office also announces the availability of information on committee members and the opportunity for public comment. DATES: The teleconference will be held on December 5, 2011 from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. (Eastern Time). ADDRESSES: The public teleconference will be conducted by telephone only. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public wishing further information regarding this teleconference may contact Mr. Thomas Carpenter, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), SAB Staff Office, by telephone/ voice mail at (202) 564–48853 or via email at carpenter.thomas@epa.gov. General information concerning the EPA Science Advisory Board can be found at the EPA SAB Web site at http:// www.epa.gov/sab. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: The SAB was established pursuant to the Environmental Research, Development, mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:40 Nov 10, 2011 Jkt 226001 and Demonstration Authorization Act (ERDAA) codified at 42 U.S.C. 4365, to provide independent scientific and technical peer review, advice, consultation, and recommendations to the EPA Administrator on the technical basis for EPA actions. As a Federal Advisory Committee, the SAB conducts business in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (5 U.S.C. app. 2) and related regulations. Pursuant to FACA and EPA policy, notice is hereby given that the Environmental Economics Advisory Committee Augmented for the Consideration of the Value of Water to the U.S. Economy will hold a public teleconference to provide early advice to assist EPA scope, plan and develop a report on water’s contribution to the U.S. economy. The SAB will comply with the provisions of FACA and all appropriate SAB Staff Office procedural policies. EPA’s Office of Water requested SAB provide a consultation on the data, information, and analytical methodology to evaluate the value of water to the U.S. economy and provide a resource for future decision-making. EPA plans to develop a report on the importance of clean water to the U.S. economy. The Agency is seeking advice and comment on topics such as how the availability of clean water may affect patterns of economic development, advantages clean water may provide to different sectors of the economy (i.e., tourism, farming and food production, fishing, manufacturing, infrastructure, housing and energy), and what data are available or needed to support strategic choices. EPA anticipates this effort, when combined with EPA research on the value of water in the United States from nonmarket values (e.g., nonuse values, recreation, etc.), will integrate market and nonmarket economic value information that is critical to support decision-making at multiple scales (e.g., EPA, state, regional, watershed, or local). Availability of the review materials: The agendas and materials in support of this meeting will be placed on the EPA Web site at http://www.epa.gov/sab in advance of the meeting. For technical questions and information concerning EPA’s approach, please contact Mr. John Powers at (202) 564–5776 or powers.john@epa.gov. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 relevant comments pertaining to the group conducting this advisory activity, EPA’s charge, or meeting materials. 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 the SAB to consider. 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 email), at the contact information noted above, by November 30, 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 November 30, 2011 so that the information may be made available to the SAB 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 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 Mr. Carpenter at the phone number or email address noted above, preferably at least ten days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request. E:\FR\FM\14NON1.SGM 14NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 219 / Monday, November 14, 2011 / Notices Dated: November 4, 2011. Vanessa T. Vu, Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office. hold a public teleconference to receive an update on EPA strategic research directions and to conduct quality reviews of two draft SAB reports, a draft SAB Recommendations for EPA’s FY2011 Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards (STAA) and a draft Review of Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Action Plan. The SAB will comply with the provisions of FACA and all appropriate SAB Staff Office procedural policies. [FR Doc. 2011–29295 Filed 11–10–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9491–5] Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Chartered Science Advisory Board Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference of the Chartered SAB on December 6, 2011 to receive an update on EPA strategic research directions and to conduct quality reviews of two draft SAB reports, a draft Review of Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Action Plan and draft SAB Recommendations for EPA’s FY2011 Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards (STAA). DATES: The public teleconference will be held on December 6, 2011 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time). ADDRESSES: The public teleconference will be conducted by telephone only. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public wishing to obtain general information concerning the public teleconference may contact Dr. Angela Nugent, Designated Federal Officer (DFO). Dr. Nugent 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– 2218; fax at (202) 565–2098; or email at nugent.angela@epa.gov. General information concerning the EPA Science Advisory Board can be found on the EPA Web site at http://www.epa.gov/ sab. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 EPA 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 the SAB will mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:40 Nov 10, 2011 Jkt 226001 Background (1) Update on Office of Research and Development (ORD) Strategic Research Directions At ORD’s request, the SAB provided joint advice with ORD’s Board of Scientific Counselors on strategic research directions through an October 2011 report, Office of Research and Development (ORD) New Strategic Research Directions: A Joint Report of the Science Advisory Board (SAB) and ORD Board of Scientific Councilors (BOSC) (EPA–SAB–12–001). The ORD Deputy Associate Administrator for Science will provide an update on ORD activities in this area and discuss ORD’s request for additional SAB advice. (2) EPA’s Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards (STAA) At ORD’s request, the Science Advisory Board makes recommendations to the Administrator concerning nominations for the Agency’s FY 2011 Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards. These awards are established to honor and recognize EPA employees who have made outstanding contributions in the advancement of science and technology through their research and development activities, as exhibited in publication of their results in peer-reviewed journals. An SAB committee reviewed the nominations and prepared a draft report making recommendations for the Administrator’s consideration for FY 2011 recognition and awards. Background information about this advisory activity can be found on the SAB Web site at http://yosemite.epa. gov/sab/sabproduct.nsf/fedrgstr_ activites/2011%20STAA?Open Document. (3) Review of Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Action Plan EPA is leading an interagency Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) to protect and restore the chemical, biological, and physical integrity of the Great Lakes. The GLRI is designed to target the most significant environmental problems in the region. PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70445 To guide the efforts of the GLRI, EPA and its Federal partners, through the Great Lakes Interagency Task Force, developed a comprehensive multi-year Action Plan. The EPA Great Lakes National Program Manager requested the SAB to review the GLRI Action Plan to assess the appropriateness of its measures and actions to achieve its stated priorities and goals. An SAB panel reviewed the EPA’s action plan and prepared a draft report that will undergo quality review by the chartered SAB. Background information about this advisory activity can be found on the SAB Web site at: http:// yosemite.epa.gov/sab/sabproduct.nsf/ fedrgstr_activites/ Review%20of%20GLRI%20Action%20 Plan?OpenDocument. Availability of Meeting Materials: The agenda and other materials in support of the teleconference will be placed on the SAB Web site at http://www.epa.gov/sab in advance of the teleconference. 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 provides specific scientific or technical information or analysis for the SAB 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 directly. Oral Statements: In general, individuals or groups requesting an oral presentation at a teleconference will be limited to three minutes. Those interested in being placed on the public speakers list for the December 6, 2011 teleconference should contact Dr. Nugent at the contact information provided above no later than December 1, 2011. Written Statements: Written statements should be supplied to the DFO via email at the contact information noted above by December 1, 2011 for the teleconference so that the information may be made available to the Panel members for their consideration. Written statements should be supplied in one of the following electronic formats: Adobe E:\FR\FM\14NON1.SGM 14NON1

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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-29295]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-9491-7]


Environmental Economics Advisory Committee Augmented for the 
Consideration of the Value of Water to the U.S. Economy

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 augmented SAB Environmental Economics Advisory Committee to provide 
early advice on the value of water to the United States (U.S.) Economy. 
The SAB Staff Office also announces the availability of information on 
committee members and the opportunity for public comment.

DATES: The teleconference will be held on December 5, 2011 from 12:30 
p.m. to 5 p.m. (Eastern Time).

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

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public wishing 
further information regarding this teleconference may contact Mr. 
Thomas Carpenter, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), SAB Staff Office, 
by telephone/voice mail at (202) 564-48853 or via email at 
carpenter.thomas@epa.gov. General information concerning the EPA 
Science Advisory Board can be found at the EPA SAB Web site at http://www.epa.gov/sab.

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 peer review, advice, consultation, and recommendations to the 
EPA Administrator on the technical basis for EPA actions. As a Federal 
Advisory Committee, the SAB conducts business in accordance with the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (5 U.S.C. app. 2) and related 
regulations. Pursuant to FACA and EPA policy, notice is hereby given 
that the Environmental Economics Advisory Committee Augmented for the 
Consideration of the Value of Water to the U.S. Economy will hold a 
public teleconference to provide early advice to assist EPA scope, plan 
and develop a report on water's contribution to the U.S. economy. The 
SAB will comply with the provisions of FACA and all appropriate SAB 
Staff Office procedural policies.
    EPA's Office of Water requested SAB provide a consultation on the 
data, information, and analytical methodology to evaluate the value of 
water to the U.S. economy and provide a resource for future decision-
making. EPA plans to develop a report on the importance of clean water 
to the U.S. economy. The Agency is seeking advice and comment on topics 
such as how the availability of clean water may affect patterns of 
economic development, advantages clean water may provide to different 
sectors of the economy (i.e., tourism, farming and food production, 
fishing, manufacturing, infrastructure, housing and energy), and what 
data are available or needed to support strategic choices. EPA 
anticipates this effort, when combined with EPA research on the value 
of water in the United States from nonmarket values (e.g., nonuse 
values, recreation, etc.), will integrate market and nonmarket economic 
value information that is critical to support decision-making at 
multiple scales (e.g., EPA, state, regional, watershed, or local).
    Availability of the review materials: The agendas and materials in 
support of this meeting will be placed on the EPA Web site at http://www.epa.gov/sab in advance of the meeting. For technical questions and 
information concerning EPA's approach, please contact Mr. John Powers 
at (202) 564-5776 or powers.john@epa.gov.
    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 relevant comments pertaining to the group conducting 
this advisory activity, EPA's charge, or meeting materials. 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 the SAB to consider. 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 email), at the contact 
information noted above, by November 30, 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 November 30, 
2011 so that the information may be made available to the SAB 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 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 Mr. Carpenter at the 
phone number or email address noted above, preferably at least ten days 
prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to process 
your request.


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    Dated: November 4, 2011.
Vanessa T. Vu,
 Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office.
[FR Doc. 2011-29295 Filed 11-10-11; 8:45 am]
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