Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Great Lakes Advisory Board, 70941 [2013-28527]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 229 / Wednesday, November 27, 2013 / Notices The external entity (or entities) would not perform any inherently governmental functions such as procurement policy, procurement decisions, or strategic implementation decisions. Dated: November 15, 2013. James Jones, Assistant Administrator, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention. [FR Doc. 2013–28507 Filed 11–26–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES V. Request for Comments EPA is seeking public input on the draft Guidelines and the concept of assessing non-governmental standards and ecolabels for voluntary use in Federal procurement. Recognizing that implementation of these draft Guidelines will call for additional stakeholder engagement and assessment processes, EPA also welcomes comment on the overall approach, including the potential pilot project. In particular: 1. How might the Guidelines benefit the broader marketplace? 2. 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The purpose of the teleconference is to conclude discussions that will inform the development of a draft Great Lakes Restoration Initiative FY 2015–2019 Action Plan. DATES: The public teleconference will be held on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. to 3 p.m. Central Time, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern Time. The teleconference number is: (877) 744–6030; Participant code: 11645588. ADDRESSES: The public teleconference will take place by telephone only. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Any member of the public wishing further information regarding this teleconference may contact Taylor Fiscus, Acting Designated Federal Officer (DFO), GLAB, by telephone at 312–353–6059 or email at mailto:Fiscus.Taylor@epa.gov. General information on the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) and the GLAB can be found on the GLRI Web site at http://www.glri.us. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: The GLAB is a federal advisory committee chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), Public Law 92–463. EPA established the GLAB in 2013 to provide independent advice to the EPA Administrator in her capacity as Chair of the federal Great Lakes Interagency Task Force. The GLAB conducts business in accordance with FACA and related regulations. The GLAB consists of 18 members appointed by EPA’s Administrator. Members serve as representatives of state, local and tribal government, environmental groups, agriculture, business, transportation, foundations, educational institutions, and as technical experts. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 70941 The GLAB held a teleconference and meeting on May 21–22, 2013 (as noticed in 78 FR 26636–26637) and on November 13, 2013 (as noted in 78 FR 66356) to discuss the development of a draft FY 2015–2019 GLRI Action Plan. The teleconference will provide opportunity for members of the public to submit oral comments in response to the draft of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative FY 2015–2019 Action Plan. Availability of Teleconference Materials: The agenda and other materials in support of the teleconference will be available on the GLRI Web site at http://www.glri.us in advance of the teleconference. Procedures for Providing Public Input: Federal advisory committees provide independent advice to federal agencies. Members of the public can submit relevant comments for consideration by the GLAB. Input from the public to the GLAB will have the most impact if it provides specific information for the GLAB to consider. Members of the public wishing to provide comments should contact the Acting DFO directly. Oral Statements: In general, individuals or groups requesting an oral presentation at this public teleconference will be limited to three minutes per speaker, subject to the number of people wanting to comment. Interested parties should contact the Acting DFO in writing (preferably via email) at the contact information noted above by December 9, 2013 to be placed on the list of public speakers for the teleconference. Written Statements: Written statements must be received by December 9, 2013 so that the information may be made available to the GLAB for consideration. Written statements should be supplied to the Acting DFO in the following formats: One hard copy with original signature and one electronic copy via email. Commenters are requested to provide two versions of each document submitted: one each with and without signatures because only documents without signatures may be published on the GLRI Web page. Accessibility: For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, please contact the Acting DFO at the phone number or email address noted above, preferably at least 10 days prior to the teleconference, to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request. Dated: November 20, 2013. Cameron Davis, Senior Advisor to the Administrator. [FR Doc. 2013–28527 Filed 11–26–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P E:\FR\FM\27NON1.SGM 27NON1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-9903-55-Region-5]


Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Great Lakes 
Advisory Board

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces a public 
teleconference of the Great Lakes Advisory Board (GLAB). The purpose of 
the teleconference is to conclude discussions that will inform the 
development of a draft Great Lakes Restoration Initiative FY 2015-2019 
Action Plan.

DATES: The public teleconference will be held on Wednesday, December 
11, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. to 3 p.m. Central Time, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. 
Eastern Time. The teleconference number is: (877) 744-6030; Participant 
code: 11645588.

ADDRESSES: The public teleconference will take place by telephone only.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Any member of the public wishing further 
information regarding this teleconference may contact Taylor Fiscus, 
Acting Designated Federal Officer (DFO), GLAB, by telephone at 312-353-
6059 or email at mailto:Fiscus.Taylor@epa.gov. General information on 
the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) and the GLAB can be found 
on the GLRI Web site at http://www.glri.us.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Background: The GLAB is a federal advisory committee chartered 
under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), Public Law 92-463. EPA 
established the GLAB in 2013 to provide independent advice to the EPA 
Administrator in her capacity as Chair of the federal Great Lakes 
Interagency Task Force. The GLAB conducts business in accordance with 
FACA and related regulations.
    The GLAB consists of 18 members appointed by EPA's Administrator. 
Members serve as representatives of state, local and tribal government, 
environmental groups, agriculture, business, transportation, 
foundations, educational institutions, and as technical experts.
    The GLAB held a teleconference and meeting on May 21-22, 2013 (as 
noticed in 78 FR 26636-26637) and on November 13, 2013 (as noted in 78 
FR 66356) to discuss the development of a draft FY 2015-2019 GLRI 
Action Plan.
    The teleconference will provide opportunity for members of the 
public to submit oral comments in response to the draft of the Great 
Lakes Restoration Initiative FY 2015-2019 Action Plan.
    Availability of Teleconference Materials: The agenda and other 
materials in support of the teleconference will be available on the 
GLRI Web site at http://www.glri.us in advance of the teleconference.
    Procedures for Providing Public Input: Federal advisory committees 
provide independent advice to federal agencies. Members of the public 
can submit relevant comments for consideration by the GLAB. Input from 
the public to the GLAB will have the most impact if it provides 
specific information for the GLAB to consider. Members of the public 
wishing to provide comments should contact the Acting DFO directly.
    Oral Statements: In general, individuals or groups requesting an 
oral presentation at this public teleconference will be limited to 
three minutes per speaker, subject to the number of people wanting to 
comment. Interested parties should contact the Acting DFO in writing 
(preferably via email) at the contact information noted above by 
December 9, 2013 to be placed on the list of public speakers for the 
teleconference.
    Written Statements: Written statements must be received by December 
9, 2013 so that the information may be made available to the GLAB for 
consideration. Written statements should be supplied to the Acting DFO 
in the following formats: One hard copy with original signature and one 
electronic copy via email. Commenters are requested to provide two 
versions of each document submitted: one each with and without 
signatures because only documents without signatures may be published 
on the GLRI Web page.
    Accessibility: For information on access or services for 
individuals with disabilities, please contact the Acting DFO at the 
phone number or email address noted above, preferably at least 10 days 
prior to the teleconference, to give EPA as much time as possible to 
process your request.

    Dated: November 20, 2013.
Cameron Davis,
Senior Advisor to the Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2013-28527 Filed 11-26-13; 8:45 am]
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