Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Chartered Science Advisory Board, 70445-70446 [2011-29299]

Download as PDF 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 70446 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 219 / Monday, November 14, 2011 / Notices Acrobat PDF, 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 Dr. Nugent (202) 564–2218 or nugent.angela@epa.gov. To request accommodation of a disability, please contact Dr. Nugent preferably at least ten days prior to the teleconference to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request. Dated: November 3, 2011. Vanessa T. Vu, Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office. [FR Doc. 2011–29299 Filed 11–10–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burden and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501– 3520), the Federal Communications Commission invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection(s). Comments are requested concerning: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Commission’s burden estimate; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:40 Nov 10, 2011 Jkt 226001 information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and (e) ways to further reduce the information burden for small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees. The FCC may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) that does not display a valid OMB control number. Written Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) comments should be submitted on or before January 13, 2012. If you anticipate that you will be submitting PRA comments, but find it difficult to do so within the period of time allowed by this notice, you should advise the FCC contact listed below as soon as possible. ADDRESSES: Submit your PRA comments to Nicholas A. Fraser, Office of Management and Budget, via fax at (202) 395–5167 or via Internet at Nicholas_A._Fraser@omb.eop.gov and to Judith B. Herman, Federal Communications Commission, via the Internet at judith-b.herman@fcc.gov. To submit your PRA comments by Email, send them to: PRA@fcc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Judith B. Herman, Office of Managing Director, (202) 418–0214. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control Number: 3060–0755. Title: Sections 59.1 through 59.4, Infrastructure Sharing. Form Number: N/A. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Business or other forprofit entities. Number of Respondents: 75 respondents; 1,125 responses. Estimated Time per Response: 1–2 hours. Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement and third party disclosure requirement. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. Statutory authority for this information collection is contained in 47 U.S.C. Section 259 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended. Total Annual Burden: 2,025 hours. Total Annual Cost: N/A. Privacy Impact Assessment: N/A. Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: The Commission is not requesting respondents to submit confidential information to the Commission. If the Commission requests respondents DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 submit information which respondents believe is confidential, respondents may request confidential treatment of such data under 47 CFR 0.459 of the Commission’s rules. Needs and Uses: The Commission is seeking an extension of this information collection in order to obtain the full three year approval from OMB. The Commission will submit this information collection to the OMB after this comment period. There are no changes in any of the reporting and third party disclosure requirements. The Commission is reporting a 150 hour adjustment decrease in burden which is due to fewer responses. The three reporting and third party disclosure requirements are under section 259 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended. They are (1) Filing of tariffs, contracts or arrangements; (2) information concerning deployment of new services and equipment; and (3) notice upon termination of section 259 agreements. The information collections by the Commission will under the requirement that incumbent LECs file any tariffs, contracts and agreements for infrastructure sharing will be made available for public inspection. Under the requirement that LECs provide timely information on planned deployments of new services and equipment is provided to third parties (qualifying carriers). And, under the requirement that providing incumbent LECs furnish 60 day notice prior to termination of a section 259 sharing agreement is provided to third parties (qualifying carriers) to protect customers from sudden changes in service. Federal Communications Commission. Bulah P. Wheeler, Deputy Manager, Office of the Secretary, Office of Managing Director. [FR Doc. 2011–29283 Filed 11–10–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission, Comments Requested Federal Communications Commission. 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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-9491-5]


Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Chartered Science 
Advisory Board

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: 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 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.

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?OpenDocument.

(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. 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%20Plan?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

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Acrobat PDF, 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 Dr. Nugent (202) 564-2218 
or nugent.angela@epa.gov. To request accommodation of a disability, 
please contact Dr. Nugent preferably at least ten days prior to the 
teleconference to give EPA as much time as possible to process your 
request.

    Dated: November 3, 2011.
Vanessa T. Vu,
Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office.
[FR Doc. 2011-29299 Filed 11-10-11; 8:45 am]
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