Notice of Availability for Public Review and Comment: Draft EPA Climate Change Adaptation Implementation Plans, 65980-65981 [2013-26354]

Download as PDF 65980 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 213 / Monday, November 4, 2013 / Notices address or phone number listed above. Minutes will also be available at the following Web site: http://cab.srs.gov/ srs-cab.html. Issued at Washington, DC on October 25, 2013. LaTanya R. Butler, Deputy Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–26300 Filed 11–1–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY State Energy Advisory Board (STEAB) Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. ACTION: Notice of open teleconference. AGENCY: This notice announces a teleconference call of the State Energy Advisory Board (STEAB). The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92– 463; 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register. DATES: Thursday, November 21, 2013, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Eastern Time). To receive the call-in number and passcode, please contact the Board’s Designated Federal Officer (DFO) at the address or phone number listed below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julie Hughes, STEAB Designated Federal Officer, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, 1000 Independence Ave. SW., Washington DC 20585. Phone number 202–320–9703, and email at: Julie.Hughes@ee.doe.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose of the Board: To make recommendations to the Assistant Secretary for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy regarding goals and objectives, programmatic and administrative policies, and to otherwise carry out the Board’s responsibilities as designated in the State Energy Efficiency Programs Improvement Act of 1990 (Pub. L. 101– 440). Tentative Agenda: Receive an update on the activities of the STEAB’s Taskforces and discuss the formation of new Task Forces to assist EERE with the Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative and other proposed programs, provide an update to the Board on routine business matters and EERE areas of interest, and work on agenda items and details for the December 2013 meeting. Public Participation: The meeting is open to the public. Written statements may be filed with the Board either before or after the meeting. Members of TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:07 Nov 01, 2013 Jkt 232001 the public who wish to make oral statements pertaining to agenda items should contact Julie Hughes at the address or telephone number listed above. Requests to make oral comments must be received five days prior to the meeting; reasonable provision will be made to include requested topic(s) on the agenda. The Chair of the Board is empowered to conduct the meeting in a fashion that will facilitate the orderly conduct of business. Minutes: The minutes of the meeting will be available for public review and copying within 60 days on the STEAB Web site at: www.steab.org. Issued at Washington, DC, on October 24, 2013. LaTanya R. Butler, Deputy Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–26301 Filed 11–1–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9902–05–OP] Notice of Availability for Public Review and Comment: Draft EPA Climate Change Adaptation Implementation Plans Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Scientific evidence demonstrates that the climate is changing at an increasingly rapid rate, outside the range to which society has adapted in the past. Climate change can pose significant challenges to the EPA’s ability to fulfill its mission. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is committed to identifying and responding to the challenges that a changing climate poses to human health and the environment. It is essential therefore, that the EPA adapt to climate change in order to continue fulfilling its statutory, regulatory and programmatic requirements, chief among these protection of human health and the environment. Adaptation will involve anticipating and planning for changes in climate and incorporating considerations of climate change into many of the Agency’s programs, policies, rules and operations to ensure they are effective under changing climatic conditions. Adaptation also necessitates close coordination between EPA and its many partners and stakeholders. In February 2013, EPA published its draft Agency Climate Change Adaptation Plan (draft Plan) in response SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 to the President’s October 2009 Executive Order (E.O. 13514—‘‘Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance’’) and the March 2011 ‘‘Implementing Instructions to all Federal Department and Agencies.’’ The Plan is being finalized based upon comments received during a 60-day public review and comment period earlier in 2013. EPA’s Program and Regional Offices have produced draft Climate Change Adaptation Implementation Plans (‘‘Implementation Plans’’) that provide more detail on how they will carry out the work called for in the Agency-wide Plan. Today, EPA announces the availability of public review drafts of its draft Implementation Plans; one for each of its ten Regions and seven National Programs. The draft Implementation Plans will be available for a 60-day public review and comment period. The public review drafts of EPA’s draft Implementation Plans have been posted to a public docket and they are available on the Agency Web site at this URL address: http://epa.gov/ climatechange/impacts-adaptation/fedprograms/EPA-impl-plans.html. The Docket for public comment can be found on the Federal Government Regulations Web site (http:// www.regulations.gov/# !home). It is Docket Number EPA–HQ–OA–2013– 0568. DATES: The public should respond to the EPA with comment via the public docket no later than January 3, 2014. Only comments received by the deadline will be considered by the Agency in finalizing its plan. ADDRESSES: If you have questions about responding to this notice, please contact Gerald Filbin by phone (202–566–2182), or by mail (1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: EPA is working to fulfill its mission to protect human health and the environment. As EPA articulated in its draft Agency Climate Change Adaptation Plan, many of the goals EPA is working to attain (e.g., clean air, safe drinking water) are sensitive to changes in weather and climate. Until now, EPA has been able to assume that climate is relatively stable and future climate would mirror past climate. However, with climate changing at an increasingly rapid rate and outside the range to which society has adapted in the past, climate change is posing new challenges to EPA’s ability to fulfill its mission. The Agency’s draft Implementation Plans provide a road map for the Agency to E:\FR\FM\04NON1.SGM 04NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 213 / Monday, November 4, 2013 / Notices address future changes in climate and to incorporate considerations of climate change into its mission-driven activities. EPA considers public input to be essential for the development of these draft Implementation Plans. This input will also help the Agency strengthen its partnerships with states, tribes, local communities, and non-governmental organizations, many of which have already begun to develop and implement adaptation measures. Dated: October 30, 2013. Shannon Kenny, Acting Associate Administrator, Office of Policy. [FR Doc. 2013–26354 Filed 11–1–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9902–32–OW] Meeting of the National Drinking Water Advisory Council Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing a meeting of the National Drinking Water Advisory Council (Council), established under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). The meeting is scheduled for December 11 and 12, 2013. This meeting of the Council was postponed from October 9 and 10, 2013, due to the government shutdown. The Council typically considers various issues associated with drinking water protection and public water systems. During this meeting, the Council will focus discussions on the proposed regulatory revisions to the Lead and Copper Rule under the SDWA as well as other program issues. DATES: The meeting on December 11, 2013, will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, and on December 12, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Eastern Time. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in Room 1117–A, EPA—East William Jefferson Clinton Building, 1201 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460 and the meeting will be open to the public. All attendees must go through a metal detector, sign in with the security desk, and show government issued photo identification to enter government buildings. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Members of the public who would like to register and receive pertinent information, present an oral statement TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:07 Nov 01, 2013 Jkt 232001 or submit a written statement for the December 11 and 12 meeting should contact Roy Simon, by November 25, 2013, by email at Simon.Roy@epa.gov; by phone at 202–564–3868; or by regular mail at U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water (MC 4601M), 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460. Further details about participating in the meeting can be found in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Details About Participating in the Meeting: If you wish to attend the meeting, you should provide your email address when you register. The EPA will provide updated information on the December 11 and 12 meeting to registered individuals and organizations by December 6, 2013. The Council will allocate one hour for the public’s input (1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m., Eastern Time) at the meeting on December 11, 2013. Oral statements will be limited to five minutes at the meeting. It is preferred that only one person present the statement on behalf of a group or organization. To ensure adequate time for public involvement, individuals or organizations interested in presenting an oral statement should notify Roy Simon no later than November 25, 2013. Any person who wishes to file a written statement can do so before or after the Council meeting. Written statements intended for the meeting must be received by December 2, 2013, to be distributed to all members of the Council before any final discussion or vote is completed. Any statements received on or after the date specified will become part of the permanent file for the meeting and will be forwarded to the Council members for their information. National Drinking Water Advisory Council: The Council was created by Congress on December 16, 1974, as part of the SDWA of 1974, Public Law 93– 523, 42 U.S.C. 300j–5, and is operated in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App.2. The Council was established under the SDWA to provide practical and independent advice, consultation and recommendations to the EPA Administrator on the activities, functions, policies, and regulations required by the SDWA. Special Accommodations: For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, please contact Roy Simon at 202–564–3868 or by email at Simon.Roy@epa.gov. To request accommodation of a disability, PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65981 please contact Roy Simon at least 10 days prior to the meeting to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request. Dated: October 24, 2013. Peter Grevatt, Director, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water. [FR Doc. 2013–26355 Filed 11–1–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9902–42–OA; EPA–HQ–OA–2013– 0124] Good Neighbor Environmental Board; Notification of Public Advisory Committee Teleconference Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of Public Advisory Committee Teleconference. AGENCY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92–463, notice is hereby given that the Good Neighbor Environmental Board (GNEB) will hold a public teleconference on Friday, November 15, 2013. The meeting will take place from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Due to the government shutdown resulting in administrative backlogs, EPA is announcing this teleconference with less than 15 calendar days public notice. The meeting is open to the public. For further information regarding the teleconference and background materials, please contact Ann-Marie Gantner at the number listed below. DATES: Friday, November 15, 2013. The meeting will take place from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: GNEB is a federal advisory committee chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92463. GNEB provides advice and recommendations to the President and Congress on environmental and infrastructure issues along the U.S. border with Mexico. Purpose of Meeting: The purpose of this teleconference is to discuss the Good Neighbor Environmental Board’s Sixteenth Report and preliminary advice letter. The report and advice letter will focus on ecological restoration in the U.S.-Mexico border region. General Information: The agenda and meeting materials will be available at http://www.regulations.gov under Docket ID: EPA–HQ–OA–2013–0124. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\04NON1.SGM 04NON1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-9902-05-OP]


Notice of Availability for Public Review and Comment: Draft EPA 
Climate Change Adaptation Implementation Plans

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Scientific evidence demonstrates that the climate is changing 
at an increasingly rapid rate, outside the range to which society has 
adapted in the past. Climate change can pose significant challenges to 
the EPA's ability to fulfill its mission. The U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency is committed to identifying and responding to the 
challenges that a changing climate poses to human health and the 
environment. It is essential therefore, that the EPA adapt to climate 
change in order to continue fulfilling its statutory, regulatory and 
programmatic requirements, chief among these protection of human health 
and the environment. Adaptation will involve anticipating and planning 
for changes in climate and incorporating considerations of climate 
change into many of the Agency's programs, policies, rules and 
operations to ensure they are effective under changing climatic 
conditions. Adaptation also necessitates close coordination between EPA 
and its many partners and stakeholders.
    In February 2013, EPA published its draft Agency Climate Change 
Adaptation Plan (draft Plan) in response to the President's October 
2009 Executive Order (E.O. 13514--``Federal Leadership in 
Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance'') and the March 2011 
``Implementing Instructions to all Federal Department and Agencies.'' 
The Plan is being finalized based upon comments received during a 60-
day public review and comment period earlier in 2013. EPA's Program and 
Regional Offices have produced draft Climate Change Adaptation 
Implementation Plans (``Implementation Plans'') that provide more 
detail on how they will carry out the work called for in the Agency-
wide Plan.
    Today, EPA announces the availability of public review drafts of 
its draft Implementation Plans; one for each of its ten Regions and 
seven National Programs. The draft Implementation Plans will be 
available for a 60-day public review and comment period.
    The public review drafts of EPA's draft Implementation Plans have 
been posted to a public docket and they are available on the Agency Web 
site at this URL address: http://epa.gov/climatechange/impacts-adaptation/fed-programs/EPA-impl-plans.html. The Docket for public 
comment can be found on the Federal Government Regulations Web site 
(http://www.regulations.gov/# !home). It is Docket Number EPA-HQ-OA-
2013-0568.

DATES: The public should respond to the EPA with comment via the public 
docket no later than January 3, 2014. Only comments received by the 
deadline will be considered by the Agency in finalizing its plan.

ADDRESSES: If you have questions about responding to this notice, 
please contact Gerald Filbin by phone (202-566-2182), or by mail (1200 
Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: EPA is working to fulfill its mission to 
protect human health and the environment. As EPA articulated in its 
draft Agency Climate Change Adaptation Plan, many of the goals EPA is 
working to attain (e.g., clean air, safe drinking water) are sensitive 
to changes in weather and climate. Until now, EPA has been able to 
assume that climate is relatively stable and future climate would 
mirror past climate. However, with climate changing at an increasingly 
rapid rate and outside the range to which society has adapted in the 
past, climate change is posing new challenges to EPA's ability to 
fulfill its mission. The Agency's draft Implementation Plans provide a 
road map for the Agency to

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address future changes in climate and to incorporate considerations of 
climate change into its mission-driven activities.
    EPA considers public input to be essential for the development of 
these draft Implementation Plans. This input will also help the Agency 
strengthen its partnerships with states, tribes, local communities, and 
non-governmental organizations, many of which have already begun to 
develop and implement adaptation measures.

    Dated: October 30, 2013.
Shannon Kenny,
Acting Associate Administrator, Office of Policy.
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