Notification of a Public Meeting of the Environmental Justice Technical Guidance Review Panel, 77673-77674 [2013-30708]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 247 / Tuesday, December 24, 2013 / Notices Total estimated cost: $139,514 includes $0 annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs. Changes in Estimates: EPA as part of the ICR renewal process obtained usage of each of the letters for the past 12 months that comprise this ICR to obtain up-to-date estimates. EPA found that both usage and response rates decreased. John Moses, Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. 2013–30608 Filed 12–23–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9904–54-Region-5] Proposed CERCLA Administrative Cost Recovery Settlement; Cadie Auto Salvage Site, Belvidere, Boone County, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice; request for public comment. AGENCY: In accordance with the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, as amended (‘‘CERCLA’’), notice is hereby given of a proposed administrative settlement for recovery of past response costs concerning the Cadie Auto Salvage Site in Belvidere, Boone County, Illinois with the following settling party: Helen E. Cadie. The settlement requires the owner Settling Party to pay a set percentage of the net proceeds from the sale of the Site. The settlement includes a covenant not to sue the Settling Party pursuant to CERCLA, contribution protection for the Settling Party pursuant to CERCLA, and a release of a CERCLA lien on the Site. For thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this notice, the Agency will receive written comments relating to the settlement. The Agency will consider all comments received and may modify or withdraw its consent to the settlement if comments received disclose facts or considerations which indicate that the settlement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. The Agency’s response to any comments received will be available for public inspection at the EPA, Region 5, Records Center, 77 W. Jackson Blvd., 7th Fl., and Chicago, Illinois 60604. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before January 23, 2014. ADDRESSES: The proposed settlement is available for public inspection at the EPA, Region 5, Records Center, 77 W. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:36 Dec 23, 2013 Jkt 232001 Jackson Blvd., 7th Fl., Chicago, Illinois 60604. A copy of the proposed settlement may be obtained from Peter Felitti, Assoc. Regional Counsel, EPA, Office of Regional Counsel, Region 5, 77 W. Jackson Blvd., mail code: C–14J, Chicago, Illinois 60604. Comments should reference the Cadie Auto Salvage Site, Belvidere, Boone County, Illinois and EPA Docket No. and should be addressed to Peter Felitti, Assoc. Regional Counsel, EPA, Office of Regional Counsel, Region 5, 77 W. Jackson Blvd., mail code: C–14J, Chicago, Illinois 60604. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peter Felitti, Assoc. Regional Counsel, EPA, Office of Regional Counsel, Region 5, 77 W. Jackson Blvd., mail code: C– 14J, Chicago, Illinois 60604. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Cadie Auto Salvage Superfund Site is located in Belvidere, Boone County, Illinois. After EPA received a request from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. EPA conducted an assessment of the Site and conducted a removal action. A total of 248 compressed gas cylinders on the Site were shipped off site for disposal as well as approximately 733 gallons of flammable liquids, two oz. of metallic mercury, ten tons of empty drums, eight tons of non-hazardous soil, 18 tons of hazardous soil, and fifty cans of waste aerosols. The work was completed on December 1, 2010. U.S. EPA issued a General Notice Letter to the Settling Party in September 2010. Between June 2010 and August 2013, EPA and the Settling Party negotiated the present proposed Administrative Settlement. Dated: December 6, 2013. Richard C. Karl, Director, Superfund Division. [FR Doc. 2013–30666 Filed 12–23–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9904–64–OA] Notification of a Public Meeting of the Environmental Justice Technical Guidance Review Panel Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public meeting of the SAB Environmental Justice Technical Guidance Review Panel to provide advice through the Chartered SAB on the agency’s Draft Technical Guidance SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 77673 for Assessing Environmental Justice in Regulatory Analysis (May 1, 2013). DATES: The Environmental Justice Technical Guidance (EJTG) Review Panel public meeting will be held on Thursday January 30, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) and on Friday January 31, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time). ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held at The Renaissance Arlington Capitol View Hotel, 2800 South Potomac Avenue, Arlington, Virginia 22202. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public who wants further information concerning the public meeting may contact Dr. Sue Shallal, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), via telephone at (202) 564–2057 or email at shallal.suhair@epa.gov. General information concerning the SAB 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 (ERDDAA), codified at 42 U.S.C. 4365, to provide independent scientific and technical advice to the 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. The SAB will comply with the provisions of FACA and all appropriate SAB Staff Office procedural policies. Pursuant to FACA and EPA policy, notice is hereby given that the SAB Environmental Justice Technical Guidance Review Panel will hold a public meeting to discuss the agency’s draft technical document that provides information on how to consider environmental justice in regulatory analysis. This SAB panel will provide advice to the Administrator through the chartered SAB. Background: The EPA’s National Center for Environmental Economics along with the Office of Environmental Justice has requested that the SAB peer review their Draft Technical Guidance for Assessing Environmental Justice in Regulatory Analysis (May 1, 2013). The EPA released the draft technical guidance for public comment on May 9, 2013 (see https:// www.federalregister.gov/articles/2013/ 05/09/2013–11165/technical-guidancefor-assessing-environmental-justice-inregulatory-analysis). The deadline for submitting public comments to the agency was September 6, 2013. Background on this SAB review, including the process for forming this review panel was provided in a Federal E:\FR\FM\24DEN1.SGM 24DEN1 emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES 77674 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 247 / Tuesday, December 24, 2013 / Notices Register Notice published on June 4, 2013 (Volume 78 FR 107; 33416–33417). The SAB Panel met on June 19–20, 2013 to learn about the development of the technical guidance, how the EPA currently assesses environmental justice (EJ) concerns and to provide their initial impressions. The purpose of this upcoming meeting is for the SAB Panel to learn about the comments submitted by the public to the agency and to develop draft responses to the charge questions. Additional information about this advisory activity can be found at the following URL: http:// yosemite.epa.gov/sab/sabproduct.nsf/ fedrgstr_activites/EJ%20Technical %20Guidance?OpenDocument. A meeting agenda and other meeting materials will be posted at the above noted URL prior to the meeting. Technical Contacts: Any technical questions concerning EPA’s draft technical document should be directed to Dr. Kelly Maguire at (202) 566–2273 or by email at maguire.kelly@epa.gov. Availability of Meeting Materials: Prior to the meeting, the review documents, agenda and other materials will be accessible through the calendar link on the blue navigation bar at http://www.epa.gov/sab/. 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 the EPA. Interested members of the public may submit relevant written or oral information on the topic of this advisory activity, and/or the group conducting the activity, for the SAB to consider during the advisory process. Input from the public to the SAB will have the most impact if it provides specific scientific or technical information or analysis for SAB committees 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 DFO directly. Oral Statements: In general, individuals or groups requesting an oral presentation at a public meeting will be limited to five minutes. Interested parties should contact Dr. Sue Shallal, DFO, in writing (preferably via email) at the contact information noted above by January 23, 2014, to be placed on the list of public speakers for the meeting. Written Statements: Written statements should VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:36 Dec 23, 2013 Jkt 232001 be supplied to the DFO via email at the contact information noted above by January 23, 2014 for the meeting so that the information may be made available to the Committee members for their consideration. Written statements should be supplied in one of the following electronic formats: Adobe 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. Sue Shallal at (202) 564–2057 or shallal.suhair@epa.gov. To request accommodation of a disability, please contact Dr. Shallal preferably at least ten days prior to the meeting to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request. Dated: December 17, 2013. Thomas H. Brennan, Deputy Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office. [FR Doc. 2013–30708 Filed 12–23–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9904–65–OA] 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 Science Advisory Board Panel to complete Board discussions of planned actions identified in the agency’s regulatory agenda and their supporting science and to discuss possible future SAB advice related to EPA’s strategic priorities. DATES: The public teleconference will be held on Friday, January 21, 2014 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time). Location: The public teleconference will be conducted by telephone only. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public wishing to obtain information concerning the public meeting may contact Dr. Angela Nugent, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office (1400R), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460; by telephone/voice mail at (202) 564–2218 or at nugent.angela@epa.gov. General information about the SAB as well as any updates concerning the meeting announced in this notice may 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 (ERDDAA), codified at 42 U.S.C. 4365, to provide independent scientific and technical advice to the 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. The SAB will comply with the provisions of FACA and all appropriate SAB Staff Office procedural policies. Pursuant to FACA and EPA policy, notice is hereby given that the SAB will hold a public meeting to discuss and deliberate on the topics below. As noted in the Federal Register Notice announcing a meeting of the chartered SAB on December 4–5, 2013 (78 FR 68057–68058), the EPA has recently underscored the need to routinely inform the SAB about proposed and planned agency actions that have a scientific or technical basis. Accordingly, the agency provided notice to the SAB that the Office of Management and Budget published the ‘‘Unified (Regulatory) Agenda’’ on the Web on July 3, 2013 (http:// www.reginfo.gov/public). On December 4–5, 2013, the Chartered SAB discussed whether it should provide advice and comment on the adequacy of the scientific and technical basis for EPA actions included in the Unified (Regulatory) Agenda. The chartered SAB discussed information relating to these planned actions at the December 4–5, 2013 meeting. On January 21, 2014, the chartered SAB will conclude its discussion of one action, the Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from New Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generation Units (2060– AQ91). E:\FR\FM\24DEN1.SGM 24DEN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-9904-64-OA]


Notification of a Public Meeting of the Environmental Justice 
Technical Guidance Review Panel

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a 
public meeting of the SAB Environmental Justice Technical Guidance 
Review Panel to provide advice through the Chartered SAB on the 
agency's Draft Technical Guidance for Assessing Environmental Justice 
in Regulatory Analysis (May 1, 2013).

DATES: The Environmental Justice Technical Guidance (EJTG) Review Panel 
public meeting will be held on Thursday January 30, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. 
to 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) and on Friday January 31, 2014 from 9:00 
a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time).

ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held at The Renaissance Arlington 
Capitol View Hotel, 2800 South Potomac Avenue, Arlington, Virginia 
22202.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public who wants 
further information concerning the public meeting may contact Dr. Sue 
Shallal, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), via telephone at (202) 564-
2057 or email at shallal.suhair@epa.gov. General information concerning 
the SAB 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 (ERDDAA), codified at 42 U.S.C. 4365, to provide independent 
scientific and technical advice to the 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. The SAB will comply with the provisions of 
FACA and all appropriate SAB Staff Office procedural policies. Pursuant 
to FACA and EPA policy, notice is hereby given that the SAB 
Environmental Justice Technical Guidance Review Panel will hold a 
public meeting to discuss the agency's draft technical document that 
provides information on how to consider environmental justice in 
regulatory analysis. This SAB panel will provide advice to the 
Administrator through the chartered SAB.
    Background: The EPA's National Center for Environmental Economics 
along with the Office of Environmental Justice has requested that the 
SAB peer review their Draft Technical Guidance for Assessing 
Environmental Justice in Regulatory Analysis (May 1, 2013). The EPA 
released the draft technical guidance for public comment on May 9, 2013 
(see https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2013/05/09/2013-11165/technical-guidance-for-assessing-environmental-justice-in-regulatory-analysis). The deadline for submitting public comments to the agency 
was September 6, 2013. Background on this SAB review, including the 
process for forming this review panel was provided in a Federal

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Register Notice published on June 4, 2013 (Volume 78 FR 107; 33416-
33417). The SAB Panel met on June 19-20, 2013 to learn about the 
development of the technical guidance, how the EPA currently assesses 
environmental justice (EJ) concerns and to provide their initial 
impressions. The purpose of this upcoming meeting is for the SAB Panel 
to learn about the comments submitted by the public to the agency and 
to develop draft responses to the charge questions. Additional 
information about this advisory activity can be found at the following 
URL: http://yosemite.epa.gov/sab/sabproduct.nsf/fedrgstr_activites/EJ%20Technical%20Guidance?OpenDocument. A meeting agenda and other 
meeting materials will be posted at the above noted URL prior to the 
meeting.
    Technical Contacts: Any technical questions concerning EPA's draft 
technical document should be directed to Dr. Kelly Maguire at (202) 
566-2273 or by email at maguire.kelly@epa.gov.
    Availability of Meeting Materials: Prior to the meeting, the review 
documents, agenda and other materials will be accessible through the 
calendar link on the blue navigation bar at http://www.epa.gov/sab/.
    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 the EPA. 
Interested members of the public may submit relevant written or oral 
information on the topic of this advisory activity, and/or the group 
conducting the activity, for the SAB to consider during the advisory 
process. Input from the public to the SAB will have the most impact if 
it provides specific scientific or technical information or analysis 
for SAB committees 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 DFO directly. Oral Statements: In 
general, individuals or groups requesting an oral presentation at a 
public meeting will be limited to five minutes. Interested parties 
should contact Dr. Sue Shallal, DFO, in writing (preferably via email) 
at the contact information noted above by January 23, 2014, to be 
placed on the list of public speakers for the meeting. Written 
Statements: Written statements should be supplied to the DFO via email 
at the contact information noted above by January 23, 2014 for the 
meeting so that the information may be made available to the Committee 
members for their consideration. Written statements should be supplied 
in one of the following electronic formats: Adobe 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. Sue Shallal at (202) 
564-2057 or shallal.suhair@epa.gov. To request accommodation of a 
disability, please contact Dr. Shallal preferably at least ten days 
prior to the meeting to give EPA as much time as possible to process 
your request.

    Dated: December 17, 2013.
Thomas H. Brennan,
Deputy Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office.
[FR Doc. 2013-30708 Filed 12-23-13; 8:45 am]
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