Meeting of the Mobile Sources Technical Review Subcommittee, 59017-59018 [2013-23369]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 186 / Wednesday, September 25, 2013 / Notices person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. List of Subjects Environmental protection, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Dated: September 13, 2013. James Jones, Assistant Administrator, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention. [FR Doc. 2013–23067 Filed 9–24–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–ORD–2013–0282; FRL—9536–8] Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Willingness To Pay Survey for Santa Cruz River Management Options in Southern Arizona (New) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ‘‘Willingness To Pay Survey for Santa Cruz River Management Options in Southern Arizona (New)’’ (EPA ICR No. 2484.01, OMB Control No. 2080–NEW) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). This is a request for approval of a new collection. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (78 FR 26773) on May 8, 2013 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. DATES: Additional comments may be submitted on or before October 25, 2013. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA– HQ–ORD–2013–0282, to (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by email to ord.docket@epa.gov, or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460, and (2) OMB via email to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:20 Sep 24, 2013 Jkt 229001 Address comments to OMB Desk Officer for EPA. EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes profanity, threats, information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matthew A. Weber, Environmental Protection Agency, 200 SW. 35th St., Corvallis, OR 97333; telephone number: (541) 754–4315; fax number: (541) 754– 4799; email address: weber.matthew@ epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Supporting documents which explain in detail the information that the EPA will be collecting are available in the public docket for this ICR. The docket can be viewed online at www.regulations.gov or in person at the EPA Docket Center, WJC West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC. The telephone number for the Docket Center is 202–566–1744. For additional information about EPA’s public docket, visit https://www.epa.gov/ dockets. Abstract: The USEPA Office of Research and Development is investigating public values for scenarios of change for perennial reaches of the effluent-dominated Santa Cruz River, Arizona. These values will be estimated via a willingness to pay mail survey instrument. There are two effluentdominated perennial reaches considered in the survey. A ‘‘South’’ reach starts at an outfall in Rio Rico, AZ, and flows ´ northward through Tumacacori National Historical Park. A ‘‘North’’ reach is fed by two outfalls in northwest Tucson, Arizona, flows northwest through Marana, AZ. For each of the South and North reaches, two different scenarios of change are considered. The first is a reduction in flow length, and associated decreases in cottonwood-willow riparian forest, a rare forest type in the region. The second is an increase in water quality to allow full contact recreation, such as submersion, at normal flow levels. The baseline flow length and forest acreages, as well as the acreages of forest that would be associated with reduced flow lengths, are derived from natural science information and modeling. For the survey, a choice experiment framework is used with statistically designed alternative choices. Options to maintain flow length and forest, or increase effluent water quality, are posed as increases in a yearly household tax. PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 59017 Each choice question allows a zero cost ‘‘opt out’’ option. The choice experiment is designed to allow isolation of the public value of each marginal change for each reach. A few additional questions to further understand respondent choice motivations, as well as their riverrelated recreation behavior, are also included. Several pages of background introduce the issue to respondents. A small number of sociodemographic questions are included to gauge how well the sample respondents represent the target population. Samples of the two major metropolitan areas in southern Arizona, Phoenix and Tucson, will receive the survey. The primary reason for the survey is public value research. The Santa Cruz River is a case study of a waterway highly impacted by human modifications. However it still represents potentially valuable ecological commodities such as rare riparian habitat and recreational opportunities for the regional population. The survey results may also be informative to local decision-makers considering Santa Cruz River management options. Water scarcity in the region raises periodic debates on the best uses of effluent. All survey responses will be kept confidential. Form Numbers: None. Respondents/affected entities: The target respondents for this survey are representatives 18 yrs or older of households in the two most populated urban areas of Arizona, the Phoenix metro area, and the Tucson metro area. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Voluntary. Estimated number of respondents: 500 households. Frequency of response: One-time response. Total estimated burden: 250 hours. Total estimated cost: $5,275, which includes no operations and maintenance costs. Changes in the Estimates: This is a new ICR, thus there is no currently approved burden. Richard T. Westlund, Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. 2013–23351 Filed 9–24–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9901–33–OAR] Meeting of the Mobile Sources Technical Review Subcommittee Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\25SEN1.SGM 25SEN1 59018 ACTION: Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 186 / Wednesday, September 25, 2013 / Notices Notice of meeting. Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92–463, notice is hereby given that the Mobile Sources Technical Review Subcommittee (MSTRS) will meet on October 29, 2013. The MSTRS is a subcommittee under the Clean Air Act Advisory Committee. This is an open meeting. The meeting will include discussion of current topics and presentations about activities being conducted by EPA’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality. The preliminary agenda for the meeting and any notices about change in venue will be posted on the Subcommittee’s Web site: https://www.epa.gov/air/caaac/ mobile_sources.html. MSTRS listserver subscribers will receive notification when the agenda is available on the Subcommittee Web site. To subscribe to the MSTRS listserver, send an email to Etchells.elizabeth@epa.gov. DATES: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting is currently scheduled to be held at The Madison Hotel at 1177 15th St. NW., Washington, DC 20005. However, this date and location are subject to change and interested parties should monitor the Subcommittee Web site (above) for the latest logistical information. The hotel is located five blocks from the McPherson Square Metro Station. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For technical information: Elizabeth Etchells, Designated Federal Officer, Transportation and Climate Division, Mailcode 6406J, U.S. EPA, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; Ph: 202–343–9231; email: Etchells.elizabeth@epa.gov. For logistical and administrative information: Ms. Cheryl Jackson, U.S. EPA, Transportation and Climate Division, Mailcode 6406J, U.S. EPA, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; 202–343–9653; email: jackson.cheryl@epa.gov. Background on the work of the Subcommittee is available at: https:// www.epa.gov/air/caaac/mobile_ sources.html. Individuals or organizations wishing to provide comments to the Subcommittee should submit them to Ms. Etchells at the address above by October 15, 2013. The Subcommittee expects that public statements presented at its meetings will not be repetitive of previously submitted oral or written statements. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: During the meeting, the Subcommittee may also hear progress reports from some of its mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:20 Sep 24, 2013 Jkt 229001 workgroups as well as updates and announcements on activities of general interest to attendees. For Individuals With Disabilities: For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, please contact Ms. Etchells or Ms. Jackson (see above). To request accommodation of a disability, please contact Ms. Etchells or Ms. Jackson, preferably at least 10 days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request. Dated: September 18, 2013. Christopher Grundler, Director, Office of Transportation and Air Quality. [FR Doc. 2013–23369 Filed 9–24–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9901–32–OA] Notification of a Closed Meeting of the Science Advisory Board’s Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards Committee Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA), Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a meeting of the SAB’s Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards (STAA) Committee to discuss SAB recommendations regarding the Agency’s 2013 STAA recipients. The SAB meeting will be closed to the public. DATES: The SAB meeting dates are Monday and Tuesday, October 21 and 22, 2013, from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Eastern Time). ADDRESSES: The closed SAB meeting will be held at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Suite 31146, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Members of the public who wish to obtain further information regarding this announcement may contact Mr. Edward Hanlon, Designated Federal Officer, by telephone: (202) 564–2134 or email at hanlon.edward@epa.gov. The SAB Mailing address is: U.S. EPA Science Advisory Board (1400R), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460. General information about the SAB concerning the SAB meeting announced in this notice may be found SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 on the SAB Web site at https:// www.epa.gov/sab. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Summary: Pursuant to Section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App.2, and section (c)(6) of the Government in the Sunshine Act, 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(6), EPA has determined that the SAB meeting will be closed to the public. The purpose of the SAB meeting is for the Committee to discuss recommendations for the SAB regarding the recipients of the Agency’s 2013 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. I have determined that the SAB meeting will be closed to the public because it is concerned with selecting employees deserving of awards. In making these recommendations, the Agency requires full and frank advice from the SAB. This advice will involve professional judgments on the relative merits of various employees and their respective work. Such personnel matters involve the discussion of information that is of a personal nature and the disclosure of which would be a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy and, therefore, are protected from disclosure by section (c)(6) of the Government in the Sunshine Act, 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(6). Minutes of the SAB meeting will be kept and certified by the Chair. Dated: September 17, 2013. Gina McCarthy, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2013–23372 Filed 9–24–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9901–27—Region 5] Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Great Lakes Advisory Board Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), on behalf of the federal Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) Task Force agencies, announces a public teleconference of the Great Lakes Advisory Board (GLAB). The purpose of the teleconference is for the GLAB to discuss its draft recommendations that will inform the development of a draft SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\25SEN1.SGM 25SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 186 (Wednesday, September 25, 2013)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

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Meeting of the Mobile Sources Technical Review Subcommittee

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-
463, notice is hereby given that the Mobile Sources Technical Review 
Subcommittee (MSTRS) will meet on October 29, 2013. The MSTRS is a 
subcommittee under the Clean Air Act Advisory Committee. This is an 
open meeting. The meeting will include discussion of current topics and 
presentations about activities being conducted by EPA's Office of 
Transportation and Air Quality. The preliminary agenda for the meeting 
and any notices about change in venue will be posted on the 
Subcommittee's Web site: https://www.epa.gov/air/caaac/mobile_sources.html. MSTRS listserver subscribers will receive notification 
when the agenda is available on the Subcommittee Web site. To subscribe 
to the MSTRS listserver, send an email to Etchells.elizabeth@epa.gov.

DATES: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting is currently scheduled to be held at The Madison 
Hotel at 1177 15th St. NW., Washington, DC 20005. However, this date 
and location are subject to change and interested parties should 
monitor the Subcommittee Web site (above) for the latest logistical 
information. The hotel is located five blocks from the McPherson Square 
Metro Station.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For technical information: Elizabeth 
Etchells, Designated Federal Officer, Transportation and Climate 
Division, Mailcode 6406J, U.S. EPA, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., 
Washington, DC 20460; Ph: 202-343-9231; email: 
Etchells.elizabeth@epa.gov. For logistical and administrative 
information: Ms. Cheryl Jackson, U.S. EPA, Transportation and Climate 
Division, Mailcode 6406J, U.S. EPA, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., 
Washington, DC 20460; 202-343-9653; email: jackson.cheryl@epa.gov.
    Background on the work of the Subcommittee is available at: https://www.epa.gov/air/caaac/mobile_sources.html. Individuals or 
organizations wishing to provide comments to the Subcommittee should 
submit them to Ms. Etchells at the address above by October 15, 2013. 
The Subcommittee expects that public statements presented at its 
meetings will not be repetitive of previously submitted oral or written 
statements.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: During the meeting, the Subcommittee may 
also hear progress reports from some of its workgroups as well as 
updates and announcements on activities of general interest to 
attendees.
    For Individuals With Disabilities: For information on access or 
services for individuals with disabilities, please contact Ms. Etchells 
or Ms. Jackson (see above). To request accommodation of a disability, 
please contact Ms. Etchells or Ms. Jackson, preferably at least 10 days 
prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to process 
your request.

    Dated: September 18, 2013.
Christopher Grundler,
Director, Office of Transportation and Air Quality.
[FR Doc. 2013-23369 Filed 9-24-13; 8:45 am]
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