Human Studies Review Board Advisory Committee, 15118-15119 [2014-05907]

Download as PDF 15118 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 52 / Tuesday, March 18, 2014 / Notices emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES one-time and periodic reports, and the maintenance of records. These activities will enable EPA to determine initial compliance with the emission limits for the regulated pollutants, monitor compliance with operating parameters, and ensure that facilities conduct the proper planning and operator training. Form Numbers: None. Respondents/affected entities: Owners and operators of commercial and industrial solid waste incineration units. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Mandatory (40 CFR part 60, subpart CCCC). Estimated number of respondents: 5 (total). Frequency of response: Initially, occasionally, and annually. Total estimated burden: 1,036 hours (per year). ‘‘Burden’’ is defined at 5 CFR 1320.3(b). Total estimated cost: $451,859 (per year), includes $350,476 annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs. Changes in the Estimates: There is an increase in the total estimated respondent burden when compared with the ICR currently-approved by OMB. This increase is due to a multitude of factors including an increase in the respondent universe since the last ICR period, an update to the labor rates, as well as corrections to errors in the burden estimates. The primary correction included revising the number of existing respondents subject to annual reporting and recordkeeping requirements. There is also an increase in the total capital and O&M costs due to an increase in the number of respondents. In addition, this ICR corrects the number of respondents that have to maintain monitors, which also contributes to the increase in O&M costs. There is also a decrease in the Agency burden and cost due to several corrections, primarily associated with the frequency of observing initial stack tests and reviewing excess emission reports. Richard T. Westlund, Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. 2014–05884 Filed 3–17–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:34 Mar 17, 2014 Jkt 232001 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9908–28–ORD; EPA–HQ–ORD–2014– 0192] Human Studies Review Board Advisory Committee Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. Request for Nominations to the Human Studies Review Board (HSRB) Advisory Committee. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites nominations from a diverse range of qualified candidates with expertise in bioethics to be considered for appointment to its Human Studies Review Board (HSRB) advisory committee. Anticipated vacancies will be filled by September 1, 2014. Sources in addition to this Federal Register Notice may also be utilized in the solicitation of nominees. DATES: Submit nominations by April 11, 2014. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: On February 6, 2006, the Agency published a final rule for the protection of human subjects in research (71 FR 24 6138) that called for creating a new, independent human studies review board (i.e., HSRB). The HSRB is a federal advisory committee operating in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) 5 U.S.C. App. 2 § 9 (Pub. L. 92–463). The HSRB provides advice, information, and recommendations to EPA on issues related to scientific and ethical aspects of human subjects research. The major objectives of the HSRB are to provide advice and recommendations on: (1) Research proposals and protocols that include human subjects; (2) reports of completed research with human subjects; and (3) how to strengthen EPA’s programs for protection of human subjects of research. The HSRB reports to the EPA Administrator through EPA’s Science Advisor. General information concerning the HSRB, including its charter, current membership, and activities can be found on the EPA Web site at http://www.epa.gov/osa/hsrb/. HSRB members serve as special government employees or regular government employees. Members are appointed by the EPA Administrator for either two or three year terms with the possibility of reappointment for additional terms, with a maximum of six years of service. The HSRB usually meets up to four times a year and the typical workload for HSRB members is approximately 25 to 30 hours per meeting, including the time spent at the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 meeting. Responsibilities of HSRB members include reviewing extensive background materials prior to meetings of the Board, preparing draft responses to Agency charge questions, attending Board meetings, participating in the discussion and deliberations at these meetings, drafting assigned sections of meeting reports, and helping to finalize Board reports. EPA compensates special government employees for their time and provides reimbursement for travel and other incidental expenses associated with official government business. EPA values and welcomes diversity. In an effort to obtain nominations of diverse candidates, EPA encourages nominations of women and men of all racial and ethnic groups. The qualifications of nominees for membership on the HSRB will be assessed in terms of the specific expertise sought for the HSRB. Qualified nominees who agree to be considered further will be included in a ‘‘Short List’’. The Short List of nominee names and biographical sketches will be posted for 14 calendar days for public comment on the HSRB Web site: http:// www.epa.gov/osa/hsrb/index.htm. The public will be encouraged to provide additional information about the nominees that EPA should consider. At the completion of the comment period, EPA will select new Board members from the Short List. Candidates not selected for HSRB membership at this time may be considered for HSRB membership as vacancies arise in the future or for service as consultants to the HSRB. The Agency estimates that the names of Short List candidates will be posted in June 2014. However, please be advised that this is an approximate time frame and the date is subject to change. If you have any questions concerning posting of Short List candidates on the HSRB Web site, please consult the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Members of the HSRB are subject to the provisions of 5 CFR Part 2634, Executive Branch Financial Disclosure, as supplemented by the EPA in 5 CFR Part 6401. In anticipation of this requirement, each nominee will be asked to submit confidential financial information that fully discloses, among other financial interests, the candidate’s employment, stocks and bonds, and where applicable, sources of research support. The information provided is strictly confidential and will not be disclosed to the public. Before a candidate is considered further for service on the HSRB, EPA will evaluate each candidate to assess whether there is any conflict of financial interest, appearance of a lack of impartiality, or E:\FR\FM\18MRN1.SGM 18MRN1 emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 52 / Tuesday, March 18, 2014 / Notices prior involvement with matters likely to be reviewed by the Board. Nominations will be evaluated on the basis of several criteria, including: The professional background, expertise and experience that would contribute to the diversity of perspectives of the committee; interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills and other attributes that would contribute to the HSRB’s collaborative process; consensus building skills; absence of any financial conflicts of interest or the appearance of a lack of impartiality, or lack of independence, or bias; and the availability to attend meetings and administrative sessions, participate in teleconferences, develop policy recommendations to the Administrator, and prepare recommendations and advice in reports. Nominations should include a resume or curriculum vitae providing the nominee’s educational background, qualifications, leadership positions in national associations or professional societies, relevant research experience and publications along with a short (one page) biography describing how the nominee meets the above criteria and other information that may be helpful in evaluating the nomination, as well as the nominee’s current business address, email address, and daytime telephone number. Interested candidates may selfnominate. To help the Agency in evaluating the effectiveness of its outreach efforts, nominees are requested to inform the Agency of how you learned of this opportunity. Final selection of HSRB members is a discretionary function of the Agency and will be announced on the HSRB Web site at http://www.epa.gov/osa/ hsrb/index.htm as soon as selections are made. ADDRESSES: Submit your nominations by April 11, 2014, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–ORD–2014–0192, by any of the following methods: Internet: http://www.regulations.gov: Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Email: ORD.Docket@epa.gov. USPS Mail: ORD Docket, Environmental Protection Agency, Mailcode: 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460. Hand or Courier Delivery: EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), Room 3304, EPA West Building, 1301 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460, Attention Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–ORD–2014– 0192. Deliveries are accepted from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. Special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:34 Mar 17, 2014 Jkt 232001 Jim Downing, Designated Federal Official, Office of the Science Advisor, Mail Code 8105R, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564–2468, fax number: (202) 564–2070, email: downing.jim@epa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dated: March 10, 2014. Glenn Paulson, Science Advisor. [FR Doc. 2014–05907 Filed 3–17–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–R05–OAR–2013–0825; FRL–9908–17– Region 5] 15119 Summerhays, Environmental Scientist, at (312) 886–6067 before visiting the Region 5 office. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Summerhays, Environmental Scientist, Air Planning and Maintenance Section, at 312–886–6067, summerhays.john@ epa.gov, or at Air Programs Branch (AR– 18J), Environmental Protection Agency, Region 5, 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60604. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This action pertains to a particular facility in Charlevoix, Michigan, and is not based on a determination of nationwide scope or effect. Thus, under section 307(b)(1) of the Clean Air Act, any petitions for review of EPA’s action denying the SMC petition for reconsideration must be filed in the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit on or before May 19, 2014. Michigan; Regional Haze State Implementation Plan; Petition for Reconsideration Dated: March 6, 2014. Susan Hedman, Regional Administrator, Region 5. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of action denying petition for reconsideration. [FR Doc. 2014–05905 Filed 3–17–14; 8:45 am] AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing notice of its response to a petition for reconsideration of a rule published in the Federal Register on December 3, 2012, addressing Clean Air Act regional haze planning requirements for the State of Michigan. The petition, submitted on January 17, 2013, on behalf of St. Marys Cement (SMC), asked EPA to reconsider its action promulgating emission limits representing best available retrofit technology for SMC’s facility in Charlevoix, Michigan. EPA has denied the petition by action signed February 20, 2014, for reasons that EPA explains in the document denying SMC’s petition. DATES: Petitions for review must be filed by May 19, 2014. ADDRESSES: EPA has established a docket for this action under Docket ID No. EPA–R05–OAR–2013–0825, which includes the petition for reconsideration, EPA’s response, and other related documents. All documents are listed on the www.regulations.gov Web site. Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically through www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the Environmental Protection Agency, Region 5, Air and Radiation Division, 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60604. 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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 52 (Tuesday, March 18, 2014)]
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[FR Doc No: 2014-05907]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-9908-28-ORD; EPA-HQ-ORD-2014-0192]


Human Studies Review Board Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice. Request for Nominations to the Human Studies Review 
Board (HSRB) Advisory Committee.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites nominations 
from a diverse range of qualified candidates with expertise in 
bioethics to be considered for appointment to its Human Studies Review 
Board (HSRB) advisory committee. Anticipated vacancies will be filled 
by September 1, 2014. Sources in addition to this Federal Register 
Notice may also be utilized in the solicitation of nominees.

DATES: Submit nominations by April 11, 2014.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Background: On February 6, 2006, the Agency published a final rule 
for the protection of human subjects in research (71 FR 24 6138) that 
called for creating a new, independent human studies review board 
(i.e., HSRB). The HSRB is a federal advisory committee operating in 
accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) 5 U.S.C. App. 
2 Sec.  9 (Pub. L. 92-463). The HSRB provides advice, information, and 
recommendations to EPA on issues related to scientific and ethical 
aspects of human subjects research. The major objectives of the HSRB 
are to provide advice and recommendations on: (1) Research proposals 
and protocols that include human subjects; (2) reports of completed 
research with human subjects; and (3) how to strengthen EPA's programs 
for protection of human subjects of research. The HSRB reports to the 
EPA Administrator through EPA's Science Advisor. General information 
concerning the HSRB, including its charter, current membership, and 
activities can be found on the EPA Web site at http://www.epa.gov/osa/hsrb/.
    HSRB members serve as special government employees or regular 
government employees. Members are appointed by the EPA Administrator 
for either two or three year terms with the possibility of 
reappointment for additional terms, with a maximum of six years of 
service. The HSRB usually meets up to four times a year and the typical 
workload for HSRB members is approximately 25 to 30 hours per meeting, 
including the time spent at the meeting. Responsibilities of HSRB 
members include reviewing extensive background materials prior to 
meetings of the Board, preparing draft responses to Agency charge 
questions, attending Board meetings, participating in the discussion 
and deliberations at these meetings, drafting assigned sections of 
meeting reports, and helping to finalize Board reports. EPA compensates 
special government employees for their time and provides reimbursement 
for travel and other incidental expenses associated with official 
government business. EPA values and welcomes diversity. In an effort to 
obtain nominations of diverse candidates, EPA encourages nominations of 
women and men of all racial and ethnic groups.
    The qualifications of nominees for membership on the HSRB will be 
assessed in terms of the specific expertise sought for the HSRB. 
Qualified nominees who agree to be considered further will be included 
in a ``Short List''. The Short List of nominee names and biographical 
sketches will be posted for 14 calendar days for public comment on the 
HSRB Web site: http://www.epa.gov/osa/hsrb/index.htm. The public will 
be encouraged to provide additional information about the nominees that 
EPA should consider. At the completion of the comment period, EPA will 
select new Board members from the Short List. Candidates not selected 
for HSRB membership at this time may be considered for HSRB membership 
as vacancies arise in the future or for service as consultants to the 
HSRB. The Agency estimates that the names of Short List candidates will 
be posted in June 2014. However, please be advised that this is an 
approximate time frame and the date is subject to change. If you have 
any questions concerning posting of Short List candidates on the HSRB 
Web site, please consult the person listed under FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT.
    Members of the HSRB are subject to the provisions of 5 CFR Part 
2634, Executive Branch Financial Disclosure, as supplemented by the EPA 
in 5 CFR Part 6401. In anticipation of this requirement, each nominee 
will be asked to submit confidential financial information that fully 
discloses, among other financial interests, the candidate's employment, 
stocks and bonds, and where applicable, sources of research support. 
The information provided is strictly confidential and will not be 
disclosed to the public. Before a candidate is considered further for 
service on the HSRB, EPA will evaluate each candidate to assess whether 
there is any conflict of financial interest, appearance of a lack of 
impartiality, or

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prior involvement with matters likely to be reviewed by the Board.
    Nominations will be evaluated on the basis of several criteria, 
including: The professional background, expertise and experience that 
would contribute to the diversity of perspectives of the committee; 
interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills and other 
attributes that would contribute to the HSRB's collaborative process; 
consensus building skills; absence of any financial conflicts of 
interest or the appearance of a lack of impartiality, or lack of 
independence, or bias; and the availability to attend meetings and 
administrative sessions, participate in teleconferences, develop policy 
recommendations to the Administrator, and prepare recommendations and 
advice in reports.
    Nominations should include a resume or curriculum vitae providing 
the nominee's educational background, qualifications, leadership 
positions in national associations or professional societies, relevant 
research experience and publications along with a short (one page) 
biography describing how the nominee meets the above criteria and other 
information that may be helpful in evaluating the nomination, as well 
as the nominee's current business address, email address, and daytime 
telephone number. Interested candidates may self-nominate.
    To help the Agency in evaluating the effectiveness of its outreach 
efforts, nominees are requested to inform the Agency of how you learned 
of this opportunity.
    Final selection of HSRB members is a discretionary function of the 
Agency and will be announced on the HSRB Web site at http://www.epa.gov/osa/hsrb/index.htm as soon as selections are made.

ADDRESSES: Submit your nominations by April 11, 2014, identified by 
Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2014-0192, by any of the following methods:
    Internet: http://www.regulations.gov: Follow the online 
instructions for submitting comments.
    Email: ORD.Docket@epa.gov.
    USPS Mail: ORD Docket, Environmental Protection Agency, Mailcode: 
28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460.
    Hand or Courier Delivery: EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), Room 3304, 
EPA West Building, 1301 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460, 
Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2014-0192. Deliveries are accepted 
from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal 
holidays. Special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed 
information.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jim Downing, Designated Federal 
Official, Office of the Science Advisor, Mail Code 8105R, U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564-2468, fax number: 
(202) 564-2070, email: downing.jim@epa.gov.

    Dated: March 10, 2014.
Glenn Paulson,
Science Advisor.
[FR Doc. 2014-05907 Filed 3-17-14; 8:45 am]
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