Meeting of the National Drinking Water Advisory Council, 55474-55475 [2014-22060]

Download as PDF 55474 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 179 / Tuesday, September 16, 2014 / Notices supporting analyses aimed at identifying new pollutants of concern and identifying wastewater discharges in industrial categories that may not be currently regulated by effluent limitations guidelines and standards. EPA’s 2011, 2012 and 2013 Annual Review Reports are a part of the Annual Review record and can be found at http://water.epa.gov/lawsregs/ lawsguidance/cwa/304m/index.cfm. C. Public Comments EPA also considers public comments and information submitted by stakeholders in response to the Effluent Limitations Guidelines Program Plan, and submitted in response to specific solicitations made in this Notice (see Request for Comment and Information below). A summary of the public comments and stakeholder input on the Preliminary 2012 Plan is provided in the Final 2012 Plan and a detailed listing of all commenters, and the subjects upon which they commented, is provided in the 2012 Annual Review Report. All submitted comment letters, attachments and information are made a part of the record for the Effluent Guidelines Plan and are publicly accessible at www.regulations.gov. D. Requests for Public Comment and Information For the Preliminary 2014 Effluent Limitations Guidelines Plan, EPA requests comments and information on the following topics: tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 1. Data Sources and Methodologies—In General EPA solicits comments on whether it used the correct evaluation factors, criteria, and data sources in conducting its 2012 and 2013 Annual Reviews and in developing the Plans. EPA also solicits comment on other data sources EPA might use in its annual reviews and biennial planning process. 2. The Preliminary 2014 Effluent Guidelines Program Plan EPA solicits comments on its Preliminary 2014 Plan, including the data and information used to support the findings, actions and conclusions as stated in the Preliminary 2014 Plan. Specifically, EPA solicits public comment and stakeholder input, data and information on: (a) Study of Centralized Waste Treatment (‘‘CWT’’) facilities. EPA has decided to conduct a study of CWT facilities accepting oil and gas extraction wastewater. EPA solicits data and information related to the extent to which CWT facilities accept such wastewater, available treatment VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:22 Sep 15, 2014 Jkt 232001 technologies (and their associated costs), discharge characteristics, financial characteristics of CWT facilities, the environmental impacts of discharges from CWT facilities, as well as any other information believed to be relevant to EPA’s study of this issue. (b) Study of Petroleum Refineries. EPA plans to initiate a study of Petroleum Refineries (40 CFR Part 419). EPA specifically solicits data and information on the discharge of metals and dioxin from petroleum refineries, including for example, the source(s) of these contaminants, either in crude oil sources or in the refining process, the effects of new air pollution controls on wastewater discharges at refineries, and information on current and future trends in oil refining processes. EPA also solicits data and information on current wastewater treatment technology performance at petroleum refineries, as well as any other information believed to be relevant to EPA’s study of this issue. (c) Preliminary Category Review of Metal Finishing. EPA plans to continue a preliminary category review of the Metal Finishing point source category (40 CFR Part 433). EPA solicits data and information regarding the discharge and treatment of metals, particularly chromium, nickel, and zinc, in addition to cadmium, copper, lead, silver and any others, to publicly owned treatment works (‘‘POTWs’’) by metal finishers, as well as any other information believed to be relevant to EPA’s review. (d) Nanomaterials manufacturing and formulating. EPA is collecting data and information on the potential industrial wastewater discharge hazards associated with nanomaterials manufacturing and formulating. EPA requests public comment and stakeholder input relating to any information or data available on the wastewater hazards and discharges associated with the manufacture of nanomaterials and their use in manufacturing or formulating products, as well as any other information believed to be relevant. 3. Innovation and Technology in the Effluent Guidelines Program As it did in the Preliminary 2012 Effluent Guidelines Plan, EPA is again requesting public comment and ideas on the subject of technology innovation. EPA seeks public input and comment on the following questions and related themes: (a) Are there new, innovative pollution control or pollution prevention technologies that can be used by any of the existing 57 categories of industry with effluent limitations guidelines? PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (b) Are there innovative manufacturing approaches that can be used by industries to reduce or prevent their wastewater discharges? (c) How can EPA’s effluent limitations guidelines program enhance technology transfer to catalyze and harness innovation to solve industrial wastewater problems, both now and in the future? (d) How can EPA better foster consideration of innovative technologies through the effluent guidelines planning process? Dated: September 9, 2014. Kenneth J. Kopocis, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Water. [FR Doc. 2014–22062 Filed 9–15–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9916–64–OW] Meeting of the National Drinking Water Advisory Council Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing a meeting of the National Drinking Water Advisory Council (Council), as authorized under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). The meeting is scheduled for November 6 and 7, 2014. The Council typically considers various issues associated with drinking water protection and public water systems. During this meeting, the Council will focus discussions on the approaches to regulating groups of carcinogenic volatile organic chemicals, harmful algal blooms, climate and drinking water issues and other program topics. In addition, the Council will also discuss options for compliance schedules relative to the Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule. DATES: The meeting on November 6, 2014, will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., eastern time, and on November 7, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., eastern time. ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held in Room 1117–A at the EPA William Jefferson Clinton East Building, 1201 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20004. All attendees must go through a metal detector, sign in with the security desk and show government-issued photo identification to enter government buildings. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\16SEN1.SGM 16SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 179 / Tuesday, September 16, 2014 / Notices FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Members of the public who would like to register and receive pertinent information, present an oral statement or submit a written statement for the November 6 and 7 meeting should contact Roy Simon by October 17, 2014, by email at Simon.Roy@epa.gov; by phone at 202–564–3868; or by regular mail at the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water, William Jefferson Clinton East, (Mail Code 4601– M), 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460. Further details about participating in the meeting can be found in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Details about Participating in the Meeting: If you wish to attend the meeting, you should provide your email address when you register. The EPA will provide updated information on the November 6 and 7 meeting to registered individuals and organizations by October 29, 2014. The Council will allocate one hour for the public’s input (1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m., eastern time) at the meeting on November 7, 2014. Oral statements 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 Roy Simon no later than October 17, 2014. Any person who wishes to file a written statement can do so before or after the Council meeting. Written statements intended for the meeting must be received by October 29, 2014, to be distributed to all members of the Council before any final discussion or vote is completed. 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 Council members for their information. National Drinking Water Advisory Council: The Council was created by Congress on December 16, 1974, as part of the SDWA of 1974, Public Law 93– 523, 42 U.S.C. 300j–5, and is operated in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App.2. The Council was established under the SDWA to provide practical and independent advice, consultation and recommendations to the EPA Administrator on the activities, functions, policies and regulations required by the SDWA. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:22 Sep 15, 2014 Jkt 232001 Special Accommodations: For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, please contact Roy Simon at 202–564–3868 or by email at Simon.Roy@epa.gov. To request an accommodation for a disability, please contact Roy Simon at least 10 days prior to the meeting to give the EPA as much time as possible to process your request. Dated: September 8, 2014. Peter Grevatt, Director, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water. [FR Doc. 2014–22060 Filed 9–15–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2014–0614; FRL–9915–55] FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel; Notice of Public Meeting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: There will be a 4-day meeting of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel (FIFRA SAP) to consider and review Integrated Endocrine Activity and Exposure-based Prioritization and Screening. SUMMARY: The meeting will be held on December 2–5, 2014, from approximately 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Comments. The Agency encourages that written comments be submitted by November 18, 2014, and requests for oral comments be submitted by November 25, 2014. However, written comments and requests to make oral comments may be submitted until the date of the meeting, but anyone submitting written comments after November 18, 2014, should contact the Designated Federal Official (DFO) listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. For additional instructions, see Unit I.C. of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Nominations. Nominations of candidates to serve as ad hoc members of FIFRA SAP for this meeting should be provided on or before September 30, 2014. Webcast. This meeting may be webcast. Please refer to the FIFRA SAP Web site at http://www.epa.gov/scipoly/ sap for information on how to access the webcast. Please note that the webcast is a supplementary public process provided only for convenience. If difficulties arise resulting in Webcasting DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 55475 outages, the meeting will continue as planned. Special accommodations. For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, and to request accommodation of a disability, please contact the DFO listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT at least 10 days prior to the meeting to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request. The meeting will be held at the Environmental Protection Agency, Conference Center, Lobby Level, One Potomac Yard (South Bldg.), 2777 S. Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA 22202. Comments. Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPP–2014–0614, by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Do not submit electronically any information you consider to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. • Mail: OPP Docket, Environmental Protection Agency Docket Center (EPA/ DC), (28221T), 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001. • Hand Delivery: To make special arrangements for hand delivery or delivery of boxed information, please follow the instructions at http:// www.epa.gov/dockets/contacts.html. Additional instructions on commenting or visiting the docket, along with more information about dockets generally, is available at http:// www.epa.gov/dockets. If your comments contain any information that you consider to be CBI or otherwise protected, please contact the DFO listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT to obtain special instructions before submitting your comments. Nominations, requests to present oral comments, and requests for special accommodations. Submit nominations to serve as ad hoc members of FIFRA SAP, requests for special seating accommodations, or requests to present oral comments to the DFO listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alva Daniels, DFO, Office of Science Coordination and Policy (7201M), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (202) 564–2661; email address: daniels.alva@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\16SEN1.SGM 16SEN1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 179 (Tuesday, September 16, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 55474-55475]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-22060]


-----------------------------------------------------------------------

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-9916-64-OW]


Meeting of the National Drinking Water Advisory Council

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of a public meeting.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing a 
meeting of the National Drinking Water Advisory Council (Council), as 
authorized under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). The meeting is 
scheduled for November 6 and 7, 2014. The Council typically considers 
various issues associated with drinking water protection and public 
water systems. During this meeting, the Council will focus discussions 
on the approaches to regulating groups of carcinogenic volatile organic 
chemicals, harmful algal blooms, climate and drinking water issues and 
other program topics. In addition, the Council will also discuss 
options for compliance schedules relative to the Long Term 2 Enhanced 
Surface Water Treatment Rule.

DATES: The meeting on November 6, 2014, will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 
5:00 p.m., eastern time, and on November 7, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. to 
2:00 p.m., eastern time.

ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held in Room 1117-A at the EPA 
William Jefferson Clinton East Building, 1201 Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20004. All attendees must go through a metal detector, 
sign in with the security desk and show government-issued photo 
identification to enter government buildings.

[[Page 55475]]


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Members of the public who would like 
to register and receive pertinent information, present an oral 
statement or submit a written statement for the November 6 and 7 
meeting should contact Roy Simon by October 17, 2014, by email at 
Simon.Roy@epa.gov; by phone at 202-564-3868; or by regular mail at the 
United States Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Ground Water 
and Drinking Water, William Jefferson Clinton East, (Mail Code 4601-M), 
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460. Further details 
about participating in the meeting can be found in the SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION section.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Details about Participating in the Meeting: If you wish to attend 
the meeting, you should provide your email address when you register. 
The EPA will provide updated information on the November 6 and 7 
meeting to registered individuals and organizations by October 29, 
2014. The Council will allocate one hour for the public's input (1:00 
p.m.-2:00 p.m., eastern time) at the meeting on November 7, 2014. Oral 
statements 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 Roy Simon no later than October 17, 2014. Any person who 
wishes to file a written statement can do so before or after the 
Council meeting. Written statements intended for the meeting must be 
received by October 29, 2014, to be distributed to all members of the 
Council before any final discussion or vote is completed. 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 Council 
members for their information.
    National Drinking Water Advisory Council: The Council was created 
by Congress on December 16, 1974, as part of the SDWA of 1974, Public 
Law 93-523, 42 U.S.C. 300j-5, and is operated in accordance with the 
provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. 
App.2. The Council was established under the SDWA to provide practical 
and independent advice, consultation and recommendations to the EPA 
Administrator on the activities, functions, policies and regulations 
required by the SDWA.
    Special Accommodations: For information on access or services for 
individuals with disabilities, please contact Roy Simon at 202-564-3868 
or by email at Simon.Roy@epa.gov. To request an accommodation for a 
disability, please contact Roy Simon at least 10 days prior to the 
meeting to give the EPA as much time as possible to process your 
request.

    Dated: September 8, 2014.
Peter Grevatt,
Director, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water.
[FR Doc. 2014-22060 Filed 9-15-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6560-50-P