Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Chartered Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) and the CASAC Ozone Review Panel, 14246-14247 [2014-05530]

Download as PDF TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 14246 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 49 / Thursday, March 13, 2014 / Notices Availability of Meeting Materials: Prior to the meeting, the review document, 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. The intended use of comments submitted to a federal advisory committee is different from the purpose of comments submitted to the EPA’s program offices. Federal advisory committees and panels, including scientific advisory committees, provide independent advice to EPA. Members of the public may submit relevant comments pertaining to the group conducting the review to the SAB Staff Office or provide relevant comments pertaining to the topics being considered including the charge to the CASAC Subcommittee to consider as it develops advice for EPA. Input from the public to the CASAC Subcommittee will have the most impact if it provides specific scientific or technical information or analysis for the CASAC Subcommittee 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 will be limited to three minutes for the public teleconferences. 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 Mr. Edward Hanlon, DFO, in writing (preferably via email) at the contact information noted above by April 2, 2014, to be placed on the list of public speakers for the April 3, 2014 public teleconference, and by June 5, 2014, to be placed on the list of public speakers for the June 12, 2014 public teleconference. Written Statements: Written statements should be supplied to Mr. Hanlon, DFO, via email at the contact information noted above by April 2, 2014 for the April 3, 2014 public teleconference, and by June 5, 2014 for the June 12, 2014 public teleconference so that the information may be made available to the AMMS 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:33 Mar 12, 2014 Jkt 232001 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 CASAC 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 Mr. Edward Hanlon at (202) 564–2134 or hanlon.edward@epa.gov. To request accommodation of a disability, please contact Mr. Hanlon preferably at least ten days prior to the public meeting and/or teleconference to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request. Dated: March 5, 2014. Thomas H. Brennan, Deputy Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office. [FR Doc. 2014–05524 Filed 3–12–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9907–90–OA] Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Chartered Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) and the CASAC Ozone Review Panel Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference of the Chartered CASAC and the CASAC Ozone Review Panel to review and finalize CASAC draft letters on three 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 teleconference will be held on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Eastern Time). SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Location: The public teleconference will be conducted by telephone only. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public who wants further information concerning the public teleconference 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. 7409(d)(2), to review air quality criteria and NAAQS and recommend any new NAAQS and revisions of existing criteria and NAAQS as may be appropriate. The CASAC shall also 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 of adverse effects which may result from various strategies to attain and maintain air quality standards. The CASAC is a Federal Advisory Committee chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C., App. 2. 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’s draft documents for CASAC review were prepared as part of the agency’s review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ozone. 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 teleconference to review and finalize its letters on the three EPA documents cited above. The CASAC and the CASAC Ozone Panel will comply with the provisions of FACA and all appropriate SAB Staff Office procedural policies. 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 reviewed the first drafts of the 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 E:\FR\FM\13MRN1.SGM 13MRN1 TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 49 / Thursday, March 13, 2014 / Notices 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–13–002). CASAC also reviewed the first draft of the 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). 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 draft letters, 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 DFO directly. Oral Statements: In general, individuals or groups requesting an oral presentation at a public meeting will be limited to three minutes. Interested parties should contact Dr. Stallworth, DFO, in writing (preferably via email) at the contact information noted above by May 19, 2014 to be placed on the list of public VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:33 Mar 12, 2014 Jkt 232001 speakers for the teleconference. Written Statements: Written statements should be submitted to the DFO via email at the contact information noted above by May 19, 2014 for the teleconference 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: 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: March 5, 2014. Thomas H. Brennan, Deputy Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office. [FR Doc. 2014–05530 Filed 3–12–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P 14247 voluntarily cancel these product registrations. In the November 20, 2013 notice, EPA indicated that it would issue an order implementing the cancellations, unless the Agency received substantive comments within the 30-day comment period that would merit its further review of these requests, or unless the registrants withdrew their requests. The Agency did not receive any comments on the notice. However, the Agency did receive notice via letter dated December 18, 2013 from the registrant Nufarm Americas Inc. to withdraw their voluntary cancellation request for products EPA Reg. Nos. 33688–2 (Nufarm S.A. Technical Butralin) and EPA Reg. No. 33688–4 (Tamex 3EC). Accordingly, EPA hereby issues in this notice a cancellation order granting the requested withdrawals and cancellations. Any distribution, sale, or use of the products subject to this cancellation order is permitted only in accordance with the terms of this order, including any existing stocks provisions. In addition, for pertinent information relating to the pesticide registrations for ME030004 and ME980001 as published in the November 20, 2013 notice, see Unit II. of this notice. DATES: The cancellations are effective March 13, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John W. Pates, Jr., Pesticide Re-Evaluation Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (703) 308–8195; email address: pates.john@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. General Information ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2009–1017; FRL–9905–37] Product Cancellation Order for Certain Pesticide Registrations Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice announces EPA’s order for the cancellations, voluntarily requested by the registrants and accepted by the Agency, of the products listed in Table 1 of Unit II., pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). This cancellation order follows a November 20, 2013 Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Requests from the registrants listed in Table 2 of Unit II. to SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 A. Does this action apply to me? This action is directed to the public in general, and may be of interest to a wide range of stakeholders including environmental, human health, and agricultural advocates; the chemical industry; pesticide users; and members of the public interested in the sale, distribution, or use of pesticides. Since others also may be interested, the Agency has not attempted to describe all the specific entities that may be affected by this action. B. How can I get copies of this document and other related information? The docket for this action, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPP–2009–1017, is available at http://www.regulations.gov or at the Office of Pesticide Programs Regulatory Public Docket (OPP Docket) in the E:\FR\FM\13MRN1.SGM 13MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 49 (Thursday, March 13, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 14246-14247]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-05530]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-9907-90-OA]


Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Chartered Clean 
Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) and the CASAC Ozone Review 
Panel

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory 
Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference of the 
Chartered CASAC and the CASAC Ozone Review Panel to review and finalize 
CASAC draft letters on three 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 teleconference will be held on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 
from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Eastern Time).
    Location: The public teleconference will be conducted by telephone 
only.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public who wants 
further information concerning the public teleconference 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. 
7409(d)(2), to review air quality criteria and NAAQS and recommend any 
new NAAQS and revisions of existing criteria and NAAQS as may be 
appropriate. The CASAC shall also 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 of 
adverse effects which may result from various strategies to attain and 
maintain air quality standards. The CASAC is a Federal Advisory 
Committee chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 
U.S.C., App. 2. 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's draft documents for CASAC review were prepared 
as part of the agency's review of the National Ambient Air Quality 
Standards (NAAQS) for ozone.
    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 teleconference to review and 
finalize its letters on the three EPA documents cited above. The CASAC 
and the CASAC Ozone Panel will comply with the provisions of FACA and 
all appropriate SAB Staff Office procedural policies.
    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 reviewed the first drafts of the 
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

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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-13-002). CASAC also reviewed the first 
draft of the 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).
    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 draft 
letters, 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 DFO directly. Oral 
Statements: In general, individuals or groups requesting an oral 
presentation at a public meeting will be limited to three minutes. 
Interested parties should contact Dr. Stallworth, DFO, in writing 
(preferably via email) at the contact information noted above by May 
19, 2014 to be placed on the list of public speakers for the 
teleconference. Written Statements: Written statements should be 
submitted to the DFO via email at the contact information noted above 
by May 19, 2014 for the teleconference 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: 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: March 5, 2014.
Thomas H. Brennan,
Deputy Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office.
[FR Doc. 2014-05530 Filed 3-12-14; 8:45 am]
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