Notice of a Public Meeting: The National Drinking Water Advisory Council (NDWAC) Lead and Copper Rule Working Group Meeting, 51153-51154 [2014-20274]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 166 / Wednesday, August 27, 2014 / Notices ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. DATES: Additional comments may be submitted on or before September 26, 2014. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA– HQ–OA–2010–0757, to (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by email to oei.docket@epa.gov, or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460, and (2) OMB via email to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. Address comments to OMB Desk Officer for EPA. EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes profanity, threats, information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Megan Moreau, Office of Diversity, Advisory Committee Management and Outreach, Office of Administration and Resources Management, Mail Code 1601M, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202–564–5320; fax number: 202–564–8129; email address: moreau.megan@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Supporting documents which explain in detail the information that the EPA will be collecting are available in the public docket for this ICR. The docket can be viewed online at www.regulations.gov or in person at the EPA Docket Center, WJC West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC. The telephone number for the Docket Center is 202–566–1744. For additional information about EPA’s public docket, visit http://www.epa.gov/ dockets. Abstract: The purpose of this information collection request is to assist the EPA in selecting federal advisory committee members who will be appointed as Special Government Employees (SGEs), mostly to the EPA’s scientific and technical committees. To select SGE members as efficiently and cost effectively as possible, the Agency needs to evaluate potential conflicts of interest before a candidate is hired as an VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:44 Aug 26, 2014 Jkt 232001 SGE and appointed as a member to a committee by the EPA’s Administrator or Deputy Administrator. Agency officials developed the ‘‘Confidential Financial Disclosure Form for Special Government Employees Serving on Federal Advisory Committees at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,’’ also referred to as Form 3110–48, for greater inclusion of information to discover any potential conflicts of interest as recommended by the Government Accountability Office. Form Numbers: EPA Form 3110–48. Respondents/affected entities: Individuals. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Required in order to serve as a SGE on an EPA federal advisory committee (5 CFR 2634.903). Estimated number of respondents: 250 (total). Frequency of response: Annual. Total estimated burden: 250 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b). Total estimated cost: $22,000 (per year), includes $0 annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs. Changes in the estimates: There is a decrease of 50 hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by OMB. This change is due to a decrease in the estimated number of respondents from 300 to 250. Spencer Clark, Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. 2014–20286 Filed 8–26–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9915–72–OW] Notice of a Public Meeting: The National Drinking Water Advisory Council (NDWAC) Lead and Copper Rule Working Group Meeting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of a Public Meeting. AGENCY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing a public meeting of the National Drinking Water Advisory Council (NDWAC) Lead and Copper Rule Working Group (LCRWG). The meeting is scheduled for September 18 and 19, 2014, in Arlington, VA. During this meeting, the LCRWG and the EPA will focus discussions on the Lead and Copper Rule revision issues associated with lead sampling protocols and public SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51153 education requirements for lead and copper. The meeting on September 18, 2014, will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., eastern time, and on September 19, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., eastern time. ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held at the Cadmus Group Inc., 1555 Wilson Blvd., Suite 300, Arlington, VA, and will be open to the public. All attendees must sign in with the security desk and show photo identification to enter the building. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For more information about this meeting or to request written materials contact Lameka Smith, Standards and Risk Management Division, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water, at the EPA, by phone at (202) 564–1629 or by email at LCRWorkingGroup@epa.gov. For additional information about the Lead and Copper Rule, please visit: http:// water.epa.gov/lawsregs/rulesregs/sdwa/ lcr/index.cfm. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Details about Participating in the Meeting: Members of the public who would like to register for this meeting should contact Lameka Smith by September 16, 2014, by email at LCRWorkingGroup@epa.gov or by phone at 202–564–1629. The LCRWG will allocate 15 minutes for the public’s input at the meeting on September 18th and 15 minutes on September 19th. Each oral statement will be limited to five minutes at the meeting. It is preferred that only one person present a statement on behalf of a group or organization. To ensure adequate time for public involvement, individuals or organizations interested in presenting an oral statement should notify Lameka Smith no later than September 11, 2014. Any person who wishes to file a written statement can do so before or after the LCRWG meeting. Written statements intended for the meeting must be received by September 11, 2014, to be distributed to all members of the working group before the meeting. Any statements received on or after the date specified will become part of the permanent file for the meeting and will be forwarded to the LCRWG members for their information. Special Accommodations: For information on access or to request special accommodations for individuals with disabilities please contact Lameka Smith at (202) 564–1629 or by email at LCRWorkingGroup@epa.gov at least 10 days prior to the meeting to give the EPA as much time as possible to process your request. DATES: E:\FR\FM\27AUN1.SGM 27AUN1 51154 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 166 / Wednesday, August 27, 2014 / Notices Dated: August 15, 2014. Peter Grevatt, Director, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water. [FR Doc. 2014–20274 Filed 8–26–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9915–76–OA] Notification of Public Teleconferences of the Chartered Science Advisory Board Environmental Protection Agency. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces two public teleconferences of the chartered SAB to (1) conduct a quality review of an SAB draft report on connectivity of streams and wetlands to downstream waters and (2) deliberate on the adequacy of the scientific and technical basis of the proposed rule titled Definition of Waters of the United States Under the Clean Water Act. DATES: The chartered SAB will conduct public teleconferences on September 26, 2014 and September 29, 2014. Each of the teleconferences will begin at 1:30 p.m. and end at 4:30 p.m. (Eastern Time). ADDRESSES: The public teleconferences will be conducted by telephone only. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public wishing to obtain general information regarding the teleconferences should contact Dr. Angela Nugent, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), EPA SAB (1400R), 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460; via telephone/voice mail (202) 564–2218; fax (202) 565–2098 or via email at nugent.angela@epa.gov. General information concerning the EPA SAB can be found on the SAB 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 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:44 Aug 26, 2014 Jkt 232001 and EPA policy, notice is hereby given that the EPA’s chartered SAB will hold two public teleconferences. On the first teleconference, the chartered SAB will conduct a quality review of an SAB draft report and on the second, the chartered SAB will deliberate on the adequacy of the science supporting a proposed EPA regulation. The SAB was established pursuant to 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 under FACA. The SAB will comply with the provisions of FACA and all appropriate SAB Staff Office procedural policies. (1) Quality review of an SAB draft report on connectivity of streams and wetlands to downstream waters: Quality review is a key function of the chartered SAB. Draft reports prepared by SAB committees, panels, or work groups must be reviewed and approved by the chartered SAB before transmittal to the EPA Administrator. The chartered SAB makes a determination in a public meeting consistent with FACA about the quality of all draft reports and determines whether the report is ready to be transmitted to the EPA Administrator. On September 26, 2014, the chartered SAB will conduct a quality review of an SAB draft report entitled SAB Review of the Draft EPA Report Connectivity of Streams and Wetlands to Downstream Waters (August 11, 2014, Draft). This draft SAB panel report peer reviews the EPA’s Office of Research and Development (ORD) draft report Connectivity of Streams and Wetlands to Downstream Waters: A Review and Synthesis of the Scientific Evidence (September, 2013 External Review Draft, EPA/600/R–11/098B). The ORD draft report was written to inform development of a rule proposed by the EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to clarify the definition of waters of the United States under the Clean Water Act (79 FR 22188–22274). The SAB panel was charged with reviewing the overall clarity and technical accuracy of the ORD draft report, whether it included and correctly summarized the most relevant peer-reviewed scientific literature, and whether the findings and conclusions were supported by the available science. Background information about this advisory activity can be found on the SAB Web site at: http://yosemite.epa. gov/sab/sabproduct.nsf/fedrgstr_ activites/Watershed%20Connectivity %20Report?OpenDocument. PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (2) Deliberations on the adequacy of the scientific and technical basis of the proposed rule titled Definition of Waters of the United States under the Clean Water Act (79 FR 22188–22274): ERDDAA requires the EPA to make available to the SAB proposed criteria documents, standards, limitations, or regulations at the time that they are provided to any other federal agency for formal review and comment, together with the relevant scientific and technical information on which the proposed action is based. The SAB then may make available to the Administrator its advice and comments on the adequacy of the scientific and technical basis of the proposed actions. The purpose of the teleconference on September 29, 2014, is for the chartered SAB to deliberate on the adequacy of the scientific and technical basis of the proposed rule cited above. The chartered SAB will consider information provided by the agency, members of the SAB Panel for the Review of the EPA Water Body Connectivity Report, and by the public through written or oral comments provided for their consideration. Information about this advisory activity may be found at http://yosemite.epa. gov/sab/sabproduct.nsf/fedrgstr_ activites/WOUS-adv%26com ?OpenDocument. Availability of Meeting Materials: The agendas and other materials in support of the teleconferences will be posted on the SAB Web site at http://www.epa. gov/sab in advance of the teleconferences. 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 pertaining to the group providing advice, EPA’s charge questions and EPA review or background documents. Input from the public to the SAB will have the most impact if it consists of comments that provide specific scientific or technical information or analysis for the SAB 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 Dr. Nugent at the contact information provided above. E:\FR\FM\27AUN1.SGM 27AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 166 (Wednesday, August 27, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 51153-51154]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-20274]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-9915-72-OW]


Notice of a Public Meeting: The National Drinking Water Advisory 
Council (NDWAC) Lead and Copper Rule Working Group Meeting

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of a Public Meeting.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing a 
public meeting of the National Drinking Water Advisory Council (NDWAC) 
Lead and Copper Rule Working Group (LCRWG). The meeting is scheduled 
for September 18 and 19, 2014, in Arlington, VA. During this meeting, 
the LCRWG and the EPA will focus discussions on the Lead and Copper 
Rule revision issues associated with lead sampling protocols and public 
education requirements for lead and copper.

DATES: The meeting on September 18, 2014, will be held from 9:00 a.m. 
to 5:00 p.m., eastern time, and on September 19, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. 
to 3:00 p.m., eastern time.

ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held at the Cadmus Group Inc., 
1555 Wilson Blvd., Suite 300, Arlington, VA, and will be open to the 
public. All attendees must sign in with the security desk and show 
photo identification to enter the building.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For more information about this 
meeting or to request written materials contact Lameka Smith, Standards 
and Risk Management Division, Office of Ground Water and Drinking 
Water, at the EPA, by phone at (202) 564-1629 or by email at 
LCRWorkingGroup@epa.gov. For additional information about the Lead and 
Copper Rule, please visit: http://water.epa.gov/lawsregs/rulesregs/sdwa/lcr/index.cfm.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Details about Participating in the Meeting: Members of the public 
who would like to register for this meeting should contact Lameka Smith 
by September 16, 2014, by email at LCRWorkingGroup@epa.gov or by phone 
at 202-564-1629. The LCRWG will allocate 15 minutes for the public's 
input at the meeting on September 18th and 15 minutes on September 
19th. Each oral statement will be limited to five minutes at the 
meeting. It is preferred that only one person present a statement on 
behalf of a group or organization. To ensure adequate time for public 
involvement, individuals or organizations interested in presenting an 
oral statement should notify Lameka Smith no later than September 11, 
2014. Any person who wishes to file a written statement can do so 
before or after the LCRWG meeting. Written statements intended for the 
meeting must be received by September 11, 2014, to be distributed to 
all members of the working group before the meeting. Any statements 
received on or after the date specified will become part of the 
permanent file for the meeting and will be forwarded to the LCRWG 
members for their information.
    Special Accommodations: For information on access or to request 
special accommodations for individuals with disabilities please contact 
Lameka Smith at (202) 564-1629 or by email at LCRWorkingGroup@epa.gov 
at least 10 days prior to the meeting to give the EPA as much time as 
possible to process your request.


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    Dated: August 15, 2014.
Peter Grevatt,
Director, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water.
[FR Doc. 2014-20274 Filed 8-26-14; 8:45 am]
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