Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee Augmented for the Sulfur Oxides Review, 16325-16326 [2014-06550]

Download as PDF emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 57 / Tuesday, March 25, 2014 / Notices fedrgstr_activites/IRIS%20Trimethyl benzenes?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 IRIS assessment of trimethylbenzenes should be directed to Dr. Samantha Jones by telephone at 703–347–8580 or by email at jones.samantha@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/. Materials may also be accessed at the following SAB Web page http://yosemite.epa.gov/sab/ sabproduct.nsf/fedrgstr_activites/IRIS %20Trimethylbenzenes? OpenDocument. 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 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 and 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 DFO directly. Oral Statements: In general, individuals or groups requesting an oral presentation on the teleconference will be limited to three minutes and oral presentation at the face-to-face meeting will be limited to five minutes. Interested parties wishing to provide comments should contact Mr. Thomas Carpenter (preferably via email) at the contact information noted above by May 13, 2014 to be placed on the list of public speakers for the teleconference and by June 9, 2014 to be placed on the list of public speakers for the face-to-face meeting. Written Statements: Written statements will be accepted throughout the advisory process; however, for timely consideration by Committee/ Panel members, statements should be supplied to the DFO via email at the VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:16 Mar 24, 2014 Jkt 232001 contact information noted above at least one week prior to a public meeting. 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 Mr. Thomas Carpenter at (202) 564–4885 or carpenter.thomas@epa.gov. To request accommodation of a disability, please contact Mr. Carpenter preferably at least ten days prior to the meeting to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request. Dated: March 18, 2014. Thomas H. Brennan, Deputy Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office. [FR Doc. 2014–06551 Filed 3–24–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9908–75–OA] Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee Augmented for the Sulfur Oxides Review Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) Augmented for the Sulfur Oxides Review to review the EPA’s Integrated Review Plan for the Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standard for Sulfur Dioxide (External Review Draft—March 2014). DATES: The CASAC Augmented for the Sulfur Oxides Review will hold a public teleconference on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time). SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16325 The CASAC public teleconference will take place via telephone only. ADDRESSES: Any member of the public who wants further information concerning the CASAC’s public teleconference may contact Dr. Diana Wong, Designated Federal Officer (DFO) via telephone at (202) 564–2049 or email at wong.diana-M@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 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 oxides of sulfur. EPA is currently reviewing the primary (health-based) NAAQS for sulfur dioxide (SO2), as an indicator for health effects caused by the presence of oxides of sulfur in the ambient air. For purposes of the review of the sulfur oxides air quality criteria for health and the primary NAAQS for sulfur dioxide, the CASAC Augmented for the Sulfur Oxides Review was formed following a request for public nominations of experts (78 FR 43880— 43881, July 22, 2013). Pursuant to FACA and EPA policy, notice is hereby given that the CASAC Augmented for the Sulfur Oxides Review will hold a public teleconference to peer review EPA’s Integrated Review Plan for the Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standard for Sulfur Dioxide (External Review Draft—March, 2014). The CASAC and the CASAC Augmented for the Sulfur Oxides Review will comply with the provisions of FACA and all appropriate SAB Staff Office procedural policies. Technical Contacts: Any technical questions concerning the Integrated Review Plan for the Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standard for Sulfur FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: E:\FR\FM\25MRN1.SGM 25MRN1 emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES 16326 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 57 / Tuesday, March 25, 2014 / Notices Dioxide (External Review Draft—March 2014) should be directed to Dr. Michael Stewart (stewart.michael@epa.gov). Availability of Meeting Materials: Prior to the teleconference, EPA’s Integrated Review Plan for the Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standard for Sulfur Dioxide (External Review Draft—March 2014), the 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 panel or meeting materials. Input from the public to the CASAC will have the most impact if it provides specific scientific or technical information or analysis for CASAC 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 DFO directly. Oral Statements: In general, individuals or groups requesting an oral presentation will be limited to three minutes for public teleconferences. Interested parties should contact Dr. Diana Wong, DFO, in writing (preferably via email) at the contact information noted above by April 14, 2014 to be placed on the list of public speakers for the public teleconference. Written Statements: Written statements should be supplied to Dr. Diana Wong, DFO, via email at the contact information noted above by April 14, 2014 for the public teleconference. 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 advisory meetings or teleconferences. 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:16 Mar 24, 2014 Jkt 232001 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. Diana Wong at (202) 564–2049 or wong.dianaM@epa.gov. To request accommodation of a disability, please contact Dr. Diana Wong preferably at least ten days prior to the teleconference to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request. Dated: March 14, 2014. Christopher Carbo, Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office. [FR Doc. 2014–06550 Filed 3–24–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9908–74–OA] EPA Science Advisory Board; Notification of a Public Teleconference and Meeting of the Science Advisory Board Chemical Assessment Advisory Committee Augmented for the Review of EPA’s Draft Ammonia Assessment Environmental Protection Agency. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces two meetings of the Chemical Assessment Advisory Committee Augmented for the Review of the Draft Ammonia Assessment (CAAC-Ammonia Panel). A public teleconference will be held to discuss the charge questions, to learn about the development of the agency’s draft Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) Toxicological Review of Ammonia (August 2013 Revised External Review Draft), and to learn about the Health and Environment Research Online (HERO) database prior to a face-to-face meeting that will be held in Arlington, VA. The purpose of the face-to-face meeting is to receive a briefing on the EPA’s enhancements to the IRIS Program, including the process for developing IRIS assessments, and to conduct a peer review of the Agency’s draft IRIS Toxicological Review of Ammonia (August 2013 Revised External Review Draft). DATES: The public teleconference will be held on June 4, 2014, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time). The public face-to-face meeting will be held on July SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14—July 16, 2014. A briefing on the EPA’s enhancements to the IRIS Program will be held on July 14, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The peer review of the Agency’s draft IRIS Toxicological Review of Ammonia (August 2013 Revised External Review Draft) will commence on July 14, 2014 from 1:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Eastern Time). The peer review will continue on July 15–16, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Eastern Time). ADDRESSES: The public teleconference will be conducted by telephone only. The public face-to-face meeting will be held at the Crowne Plaza Washington National Airport, 1480 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA, 22202. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public who wants further information concerning these public meetings may contact Dr. Sue Shallal, Designated Federal Officer (DFO) for the CAAC-Ammonia Panel, by telephone at (202) 564–2057 or via email at shallal.suhair@epa.gov. General information concerning the EPA SAB can be found 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 CAAC-Ammonia Panel will hold a public teleconference and public face-to-face meeting. The purpose of the teleconference is to discuss the charge questions, to learn about the development of the agency’s draft IRIS Toxicological Review of Ammonia (August 2013 Revised External Review Draft) and learn about the EPA’s Health and Environmental Research Online (HERO) database. The purposes of the face-to-face meeting are to receive a briefing on the EPA’s enhancements to the IRIS Program, including the process for developing IRIS assessments, and to conduct a peer review of the EPA’s draft IRIS assessment of ammonia. This SAB panel will provide advice to the Administrator through the chartered SAB. Background: EPA’s Office of Research and Development requested that the SAB conduct a peer review of the draft IRIS Toxicological Review of Ammonia E:\FR\FM\25MRN1.SGM 25MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 57 (Tuesday, March 25, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 16325-16326]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-06550]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-9908-75-OA]


Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Clean Air 
Scientific Advisory Committee Augmented for the Sulfur Oxides Review

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 Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee 
(CASAC) Augmented for the Sulfur Oxides Review to review the EPA's 
Integrated Review Plan for the Primary National Ambient Air Quality 
Standard for Sulfur Dioxide (External Review Draft--March 2014).

DATES: The CASAC Augmented for the Sulfur Oxides Review will hold a 
public teleconference on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, from 1:00 p.m. to 
5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time).

ADDRESSES: The CASAC public teleconference will take place via 
telephone only.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public who wants 
further information concerning the CASAC's public teleconference may 
contact Dr. Diana Wong, Designated Federal Officer (DFO) via telephone 
at (202) 564-2049 or email at wong.diana-M@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 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 oxides of sulfur. EPA is currently reviewing the primary 
(health-based) NAAQS for sulfur dioxide (SO2), as an 
indicator for health effects caused by the presence of oxides of sulfur 
in the ambient air.
    For purposes of the review of the sulfur oxides air quality 
criteria for health and the primary NAAQS for sulfur dioxide, the CASAC 
Augmented for the Sulfur Oxides Review was formed following a request 
for public nominations of experts (78 FR 43880--43881, July 22, 2013). 
Pursuant to FACA and EPA policy, notice is hereby given that the CASAC 
Augmented for the Sulfur Oxides Review will hold a public 
teleconference to peer review EPA's Integrated Review Plan for the 
Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standard for Sulfur Dioxide 
(External Review Draft--March, 2014). The CASAC and the CASAC Augmented 
for the Sulfur Oxides Review will comply with the provisions of FACA 
and all appropriate SAB Staff Office procedural policies.
    Technical Contacts: Any technical questions concerning the 
Integrated Review Plan for the Primary National Ambient Air Quality 
Standard for Sulfur

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Dioxide (External Review Draft--March 2014) should be directed to Dr. 
Michael Stewart (stewart.michael@epa.gov).
    Availability of Meeting Materials: Prior to the teleconference, 
EPA's Integrated Review Plan for the Primary National Ambient Air 
Quality Standard for Sulfur Dioxide (External Review Draft--March 
2014), the 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 panel or meeting materials. 
Input from the public to the CASAC will have the most impact if it 
provides specific scientific or technical information or analysis for 
CASAC 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 DFO directly. Oral Statements: In general, 
individuals or groups requesting an oral presentation will be limited 
to three minutes for public teleconferences. Interested parties should 
contact Dr. Diana Wong, DFO, in writing (preferably via email) at the 
contact information noted above by April 14, 2014 to be placed on the 
list of public speakers for the public teleconference. Written 
Statements: Written statements should be supplied to Dr. Diana Wong, 
DFO, via email at the contact information noted above by April 14, 2014 
for the public teleconference. 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 advisory meetings or teleconferences. 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. Diana Wong at (202) 
564-2049 or wong.diana-M@epa.gov. To request accommodation of a 
disability, please contact Dr. Diana Wong preferably at least ten days 
prior to the teleconference to give EPA as much time as possible to 
process your request.

    Dated: March 14, 2014.
Christopher Carbo,
Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office.
[FR Doc. 2014-06550 Filed 3-24-14; 8:45 am]
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