Notification of a Public Meeting of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) Ozone Review Panel, 4693-4694 [2014-01723]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 19 / Wednesday, January 29, 2014 / Notices drift deposition values are included which account for more options available in the AgDRIFT model which allows for flexibility in the risk management process. These include: • All canopy types for orchard airblast sprayers, • All boom height and spray quality combinations available for groundboom sprayers, and • Different options for aircraft including consideration of helicopter use and differing spray qualities (e.g., coarse instead of fine to medium spray quality). tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES V. Request for Comment EPA is providing an opportunity, through this notice, for the public to provide comments and input on any additional information that may impact the Agency’s assessment of spray drift in pesticide risk assessments. Specifically included within the Agency’s request for comments are the model-generated spray drift values as described in either or both of the draft guidance documents. With regards to the Ecological and Drinking Water Assessment Guidance, as discussed in Unit III., EPA currently uses spray drift estimates, developed in the 1990s, using best professional judgement: 5% (aerial application), 3% (air-blast application) and 1% (ground application) in selected terrestrial and Tier II aquatic exposure assessments. Based upon continued model refinements, EPA is revising this approach and is beginning to incorporate AgDRIFT model estimates in all tiers for terrestrial and aquatic environments to estimate more realistic exposure from spray drift deposition. This approach is more consistent with current approaches throughout OPP. EPA is seeking comment on this approach. While EPA does not intend to formally respond to all comments made, comments in response to this notice will be taken into consideration as EPA finalizes these guidance documents. If substantive comments are made that may substantially change the EPA’s consideration of spray drift in pesticide risk assessment, EPA will notify the public of these comments and describe how EPA has responded to them. VI. References As indicated under ADDRESSES, a docket has been established for this notice under docket ID number EPA– HQ–OPP–2013–0676. The following is a listing of the documents that are specifically referenced in this action. The docket includes these documents and other information considered by VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:05 Jan 28, 2014 Jkt 232001 4693 Air Quality Standards—Second External Review Draft (January 2014). DATES: The CASAC Ozone Review Panel meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Eastern Time), Wednesday, March 26, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Eastern Time) and on Thursday, March 27, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 1. USEPA. Guidance on Modeling Offsite (Eastern Time). Deposition of Pesticides via Spray Drift for Ecological and Drinking Water ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be Assessments for the Environmental Fate held at the Carolina Inn at 211 Pittsboro and Effects Division (Draft dated 11/1/ St., Chapel Hill, NC 27516. 2013). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any 2. USEPA. Residential Exposure Assessment member of the public who wants further Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), information concerning the public Addenda 1: Consideration of Spray Drift meeting may contact Dr. Holly (Draft dated 11/1/2013). Stallworth, Designated Federal Officer 3. USEPA. Use of AgDRIFT and AGDISP in OPP Risk Assessments. (DFO), via telephone at (202) 564–2073 4. RESOLVE. 1992. Improving Aquatic Risk or email at stallworth.holly@epa.gov. Assessment under FIFRA: Report of the General information concerning the Aquatic Effects Dialogue Group. Published CASAC can be found on the EPA Web by World Wildlife Fund, Suite 500, 1250 site at http://www.epa.gov/casac. 24th Street NW., Washington, DC 20037. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The 5. Birchfield N B. 2004. Pesticide spray drift CASAC was established pursuant to the and ecological risk assessment in the U.S. Clean Air Act (CAA) Amendments of EPA: A comparison between current 1977, codified at 42 U.S.C. 7409D(d)(2), default spray drift deposition levels and AgDRIFT predictions in screening-level to provide advice, information, and risk assessments. Aspects of Applied recommendations to the Administrator Biology 71: 125–131. on the scientific and technical aspects of issues related to the criteria for air List of Subjects quality standards, research related to air Environmental protection, quality, sources of air pollution, and the Administrative practice and procedure, strategies to attain and maintain air Agricultural commodities, Pesticides quality standards and to prevent and pests. significant deterioration of air quality. Dated: January 13, 2014. The CASAC is a Federal Advisory Committee chartered under the Federal Steve Bradbury, Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 Director, Office of Pesticide Programs. U.S.C., App. 2. Pursuant to FACA and [FR Doc. 2014–01234 Filed 1–28–14; 8:45 am] EPA policy, notice is hereby given that BILLING CODE 6560–50–P the chartered CASAC augmented with additional experts, known as the CASAC Ozone Review Panel, will hold ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION a public meeting to peer review EPA’s AGENCY draft documents referenced above. [FRL–9905–98–OA] These EPA draft documents are prepared as part of the agency’s review Notification of a Public Meeting of the of the National Ambient Air Quality Clean Air Scientific Advisory Standards (NAAQS) for ozone. Committee (CASAC) Ozone Review Section 109(d)(1) of the CAA requires Panel that the Agency periodically review and revise, as appropriate, the air quality AGENCY: Environmental Protection criteria and the NAAQS for the six Agency (EPA). ‘‘criteria’’ air pollutants, including ACTION: Notice. ozone. EPA is currently reviewing the primary (health-based) and secondary SUMMARY: The EPA Science Advisory (welfare-based) NAAQS for ozone. The Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a CASAC previously reviewed EPA’s public meeting of the CASAC Ozone Health Risk and Exposure Assessment Review Panel to conduct a peer review of three draft EPA documents: (1) Health for Ozone (First External Review Draft— Updated August 2012) and Welfare Risk Risk and Exposure Assessment for and Exposure Assessment for Ozone Ozone—Second External Review Draft (First External Review Draft—Updated (January 2014), (2) Welfare Risk and August 2012). CASAC’s comments on Exposure Assessment for Ozone— both of these documents are reported in Second External Review Draft (January a letter to the EPA Administrator, dated 2014) and (3) Policy Assessment for the November 19, 2012 (EPA–CASAC–13– Review of the Ozone National Ambient EPA, including documents that are referenced within the documents that are included in the docket, even if the referenced document is not physically located in the docket. For assistance in locating these other documents, please consult the persons listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\29JAN1.SGM 29JAN1 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 4694 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 19 / Wednesday, January 29, 2014 / Notices 002). CASAC also previously reviewed EPA’s Policy Assessment for the Review of the Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (First External Review Draft—August 2012) as reported in a letter to the EPA Administrator, dated November 26, 2012 (EPA– CASAC–13–003). The CASAC Ozone Review Panel will comply with the provisions of FACA and all appropriate SAB Staff Office procedural policies. Technical Contacts: Any technical questions concerning the Health Risk and Exposure Assessment for Ozone— Second External Review Draft (January 2014) or concerning the Welfare Risk and Exposure Assessment for Ozone— Second External Review Draft (January 2014) should be directed to Dr. Bryan Hubbell (hubbell.bryan@epa.gov). Any questions concerning the Policy Assessment for the Review of the Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards—Second External Review Draft (January 2014) should be directed to Ms. Susan Lyon Stone (stone.susan@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/casac/. 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 relevant comments for a federal advisory committee to consider pertaining to EPA’s charge to the committee or review materials. Input from the public to the CASAC will have the most impact if it provides specific scientific, technical information or analysis or if it relates to the clarity or accuracy of the technical information for the CASAC’s consideration. 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 public meeting will be limited to five minutes. Interested parties should contact Dr. Stallworth, DFO, in writing (preferably via email) at the contact information noted above by March 13, 2014, to be placed on the list of public speakers for the meeting. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:05 Jan 28, 2014 Jkt 232001 Written Statements: Written statements should be submitted to the DFO via email at the contact information noted above by March 13, 2014 for the meeting so that the information may be made available to the CASAC Panel 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 public 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 CASAC Web site. Copyrighted material will not be posted without explicit permission of the copyright holder. Accessibility: The public can view the March 25–27, 2014 meeting via a noninteractive webcast that will be broadcast on the internet. The connection information to view the meeting via webcast will be provided on the SAB Web site at http:// www.epa.gov/casac in advance of the meeting. For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, please contact Dr. Holly Stallworth at (202) 564–2073 or stallworth.holly@epa.gov. To request accommodation of a disability, please contact Dr. Stallworth preferably at least ten days prior to the meeting to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request. Dated: January 16, 2014. Christopher Zarba, Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office. [FR Doc. 2014–01723 Filed 1–28–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OAR–2008–0699; FRL–9905–99– OAR] Release of Draft Documents Related to the Review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of availability and public comment period. AGENCY: On or about January 31, 2014, the Office of Air Quality Planning and SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Standards (OAQPS) will make available for public comment three draft documents prepared as part of the current review of the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for Ozone (O3). Two are draft risk and exposure assessment documents: Health Risk and Exposure Assessment for Ozone, Second External Review Draft and Welfare Risk and Exposure Assessment for Ozone, Second External Review Draft, and the third is the draft policy assessment document: Policy Assessment for the Review of the Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards, Second External Review Draft. Comments on all documents should be submitted on or before March 24, 2014. ADDRESSES: This document is available primarily via the Internet at the following Web site: http://www.epa.gov/ ttn/naaqs/standards/ozone/s_o3_ index.html. Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OAR–2008– 0699, by one of the following methods: • www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. • Email: Comments may be sent by electronic mail (email) to a-and-rdocket@epa.gov, Attention Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OAR–2008–0699. • Fax: Fax your comments to 202– 566–9744, Attention Docket ID. No. EPA–HQ–OAR–2008–0699. • Mail: Send your comments to: Air and Radiation Docket and Information Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Mailcode: 2822T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460, Attention Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OAR–2008–0699. Please include a total of two copies. • Hand Delivery or Courier: EPA Docket Center, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Room 3334, Washington, DC. Such deliveries are only accepted during the Docket’s normal hours of operation, and special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information. Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OAR–2008– 0699. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change and may be made available online at www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you consider to be CBI or otherwise DATES: E:\FR\FM\29JAN1.SGM 29JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 19 (Wednesday, January 29, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 4693-4694]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-01723]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-9905-98-OA]


Notification of a Public Meeting of the Clean Air Scientific 
Advisory Committee (CASAC) Ozone 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 CASAC Ozone Review Panel to conduct a peer review 
of three draft EPA documents: (1) Health Risk and Exposure Assessment 
for Ozone--Second External Review Draft (January 2014), (2) Welfare 
Risk and Exposure Assessment for Ozone--Second External Review Draft 
(January 2014) and (3) Policy Assessment for the Review of the Ozone 
National Ambient Air Quality Standards--Second External Review Draft 
(January 2014).

DATES: The CASAC Ozone Review Panel meeting will be held on Tuesday, 
March 25, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Eastern Time), Wednesday, 
March 26, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Eastern Time) and on 
Thursday, March 27, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Eastern Time).

ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held at the Carolina Inn at 211 
Pittsboro St., Chapel Hill, NC 27516.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public who wants 
further information concerning the public meeting may contact Dr. Holly 
Stallworth, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), via telephone at (202) 
564-2073 or email at stallworth.holly@epa.gov. General information 
concerning the CASAC can be found on the EPA Web site at http://www.epa.gov/casac.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The CASAC was established pursuant to the 
Clean Air Act (CAA) Amendments of 1977, codified at 42 U.S.C. 
7409D(d)(2), to provide advice, information, and recommendations to the 
Administrator on the scientific and technical aspects of issues related 
to the criteria for air quality standards, research related to air 
quality, sources of air pollution, and the strategies to attain and 
maintain air quality standards and to prevent significant deterioration 
of air quality. The CASAC is a Federal Advisory Committee chartered 
under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C., App. 2. 
Pursuant to FACA and EPA policy, notice is hereby given that the 
chartered CASAC augmented with additional experts, known as the CASAC 
Ozone Review Panel, will hold a public meeting to peer review EPA's 
draft documents referenced above. These EPA draft documents are 
prepared as part of the agency's review of the National Ambient Air 
Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ozone.
    Section 109(d)(1) of the CAA requires that the Agency periodically 
review and revise, as appropriate, the air quality criteria and the 
NAAQS for the six ``criteria'' air pollutants, including ozone. EPA is 
currently reviewing the primary (health-based) and secondary (welfare-
based) NAAQS for ozone. The CASAC previously reviewed EPA's Health Risk 
and Exposure Assessment for Ozone (First External Review Draft--Updated 
August 2012) and Welfare Risk and Exposure Assessment for Ozone (First 
External Review Draft--Updated August 2012). CASAC's comments on both 
of these documents are reported in a letter to the EPA Administrator, 
dated November 19, 2012 (EPA-CASAC-13-

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002). CASAC also previously reviewed EPA's Policy Assessment for the 
Review of the Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (First 
External Review Draft--August 2012) as reported in a letter to the EPA 
Administrator, dated November 26, 2012 (EPA-CASAC-13-003).
    The CASAC Ozone Review Panel will comply with the provisions of 
FACA and all appropriate SAB Staff Office procedural policies.
    Technical Contacts: Any technical questions concerning the Health 
Risk and Exposure Assessment for Ozone--Second External Review Draft 
(January 2014) or concerning the Welfare Risk and Exposure Assessment 
for Ozone--Second External Review Draft (January 2014) should be 
directed to Dr. Bryan Hubbell (hubbell.bryan@epa.gov). Any questions 
concerning the Policy Assessment for the Review of the Ozone National 
Ambient Air Quality Standards--Second External Review Draft (January 
2014) should be directed to Ms. Susan Lyon Stone (stone.susan@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/casac/.
    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 relevant comments for a federal 
advisory committee to consider pertaining to EPA's charge to the 
committee or review materials. Input from the public to the CASAC will 
have the most impact if it provides specific scientific, technical 
information or analysis or if it relates to the clarity or accuracy of 
the technical information for the CASAC's consideration. 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 public meeting will be limited to 
five minutes. Interested parties should contact Dr. Stallworth, DFO, in 
writing (preferably via email) at the contact information noted above 
by March 13, 2014, to be placed on the list of public speakers for the 
meeting. Written Statements: Written statements should be submitted to 
the DFO via email at the contact information noted above by March 13, 
2014 for the meeting so that the information may be made available to 
the CASAC Panel 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 public 
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 CASAC Web site. Copyrighted material 
will not be posted without explicit permission of the copyright holder.
    Accessibility: The public can view the March 25-27, 2014 meeting 
via a non-interactive webcast that will be broadcast on the internet. 
The connection information to view the meeting via webcast will be 
provided on the SAB Web site at http://www.epa.gov/casac in advance of 
the meeting. For information on access or services for individuals with 
disabilities, please contact Dr. Holly Stallworth at (202) 564-2073 or 
stallworth.holly@epa.gov. To request accommodation of a disability, 
please contact Dr. Stallworth preferably at least ten days prior to the 
meeting to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request.

    Dated: January 16, 2014.
Christopher Zarba,
Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office.
[FR Doc. 2014-01723 Filed 1-28-14; 8:45 am]
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