Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Chartered Science Advisory Board, 77674-77675 [2013-30710]

Download as PDF 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 emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 247 / Tuesday, December 24, 2013 / Notices The chartered SAB will also discuss draft advisory letters to the EPA Administrator on the Science to Achieve Results (STAR) fellowship program and possible future SAB advice related to the EPA’s strategic priorities. Availability of Meeting Materials: Agendas and materials in support of this meeting will be placed on the EPA Web site at http://www.epa.gov/sab in advance of the meeting. 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 SAB panels 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. Each person making an oral statement should consider providing written comments as well as their oral statement so that the points presented orally can be expanded upon in writing. Interested parties should contact Dr. Angela Nugent, DFO, in writing (preferably via email) at the contact information noted above by January 14, 2014 for the teleconference, to be placed on the list of public speakers. Written Statements: Written statements should be supplied to the DFO via email at the contact information noted above by January 14, 2014 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 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:36 Dec 23, 2013 Jkt 232001 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. Angela Nugent at (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: December 16, 2013. Thomas H. Brennan, Deputy Director, EPA Science Advisory Staff Office. [FR Doc. 2013–30710 Filed 12–23–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Information Collections Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501– 3520), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or the Commission) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection. Comments are requested concerning: 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; the accuracy of the Commission’s burden estimate; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and ways to further reduce the information collection burden on small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees. The FCC may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 77675 displays a currently valid control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the PRA that does not display a valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. DATES: Written PRA comments should be submitted on or before February 24, 2014. If you anticipate that you will be submitting comments, but find it difficult to do so within the period of time allowed by this notice, you should advise the contact listed below as soon as possible. ADDRESSES: Direct all PRA comments to Cathy Williams, FCC, via email PRA@ fcc.gov mailto:PRA@fcc.gov and to Cathy.Williams@fcc.gov mailto:Cathy.Williams@fcc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information about the information collection, contact Cathy Williams at (202) 418–2918. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control Number: 3060–0289. Title: Section 76.76.601, Performance Tests; Section 76.1704, Proof of Performance Test Data; Section 76.1705, Performance Tests (Channels Delivered); 76.1717, Compliance with Technical Standards. Form Number: N/A. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Business or other forprofit entities; State, local or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 8,250. Estimated Time per Response: 0.5–70 hours. Frequency of Response: Recordkeeping requirement, Semiannual and Triennial reporting requirements; Third party disclosure requirement. Total Annual Burden: 276,125 hours. Total Annual Costs: None. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. The statutory authority for this collection of information is contained in Sections 4(i) and 624(e) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended. Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: There is no need for confidentiality with this collection of information. Privacy Impact Assessment: No impact(s). Needs and Uses: 47 CFR 76.601(b) requires the operator of each cable television system shall conduct complete performance tests of that system at least twice each calendar year (at intervals not to exceed seven months), unless otherwise noted below. The performance tests shall be directed at determining the extent to which the E:\FR\FM\24DEN1.SGM 24DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 247 (Tuesday, December 24, 2013)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-9904-65-OA]


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 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 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).

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    The chartered SAB will also discuss draft advisory letters to the 
EPA Administrator on the Science to Achieve Results (STAR) fellowship 
program and possible future SAB advice related to the EPA's strategic 
priorities.
    Availability of Meeting Materials: Agendas and materials in support 
of this meeting will be placed on the EPA Web site at http://www.epa.gov/sab in advance of the meeting.
    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 SAB panels 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. Each person making an oral statement should consider 
providing written comments as well as their oral statement so that the 
points presented orally can be expanded upon in writing. Interested 
parties should contact Dr. Angela Nugent, DFO, in writing (preferably 
via email) at the contact information noted above by January 14, 2014 
for the teleconference, to be placed on the list of public speakers. 
Written Statements: Written statements should be supplied to the DFO 
via email at the contact information noted above by January 14, 2014 
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 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. Angela Nugent at 
(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: December 16, 2013.
Thomas H. Brennan,
 Deputy Director, EPA Science Advisory Staff Office.
[FR Doc. 2013-30710 Filed 12-23-13; 8:45 am]
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