Notification of Two Public Teleconferences of the Science Advisory Board Chemical Assessment Advisory Committee Augmented for the Review of EPA's Draft Ammonia Assessment, 68440 [2014-27128]

Download as PDF 68440 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 221 / Monday, November 17, 2014 / Notices Dated: October 9, 2014. Matthew Leopard, Acting Director, Office of Information Collection. [FR Doc. 2014–27118 Filed 11–14–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9919–31–OA] Notification of Two Public Teleconferences of the Science Advisory Board Chemical Assessment Advisory Committee Augmented for the Review of EPA’s Draft Ammonia Assessment Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces two public teleconferences of the SAB Chemical Assessment Advisory Committee Augmented for the Review of the Draft Ammonia Assessment (CAAC-Ammonia Panel) to discuss its draft report concerning EPA’s draft Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) Toxicological Review of Ammonia (August 2013 Revised External Review Draft). DATES: The public teleconferences will be held on Wednesday December 17, 2014 and Friday December 19, 2014. The teleconferences will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time) on both days. Location: The teleconferences will be conducted by telephone only. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public who wants further information concerning the teleconferences may contact Dr. Suhair Shallal, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), EPA Science Advisory Board (1400R), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460; via telephone/voice mail (202) 564–2057; fax (202) 565–2098; or email at shallal.suhair@epa.gov. General information concerning the SAB can be found on the SAB Web site at http:// www.epa.gov/sab. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: 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 asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:14 Nov 14, 2014 Jkt 235001 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 public teleconferences to discuss its draft report regarding the draft IRIS Toxicological Review of Ammonia (August 2013 Revised External Review Draft) and responses to questions about enhancements the agency is implementing to the IRIS program. The EPA SAB Staff Office augmented the SAB CAAC with subject matter experts to provide advice through the chartered SAB regarding this IRIS assessment. The SAB CAAC Ammonia Panel held a public meeting on July 14–16, 2014. The purpose of that meeting was to receive a briefing on the EPA’s enhancements to the IRIS Program and develop responses to the peer review charge on the agency’s draft IRIS Toxicological Review of Ammonia (August 2013 Revised External Review Draft). The purpose of these public teleconferences is for the Panel to discuss its draft report peer reviewing the agency’s draft toxicological review. The two public teleconferences will be conducted as one complete meeting, beginning on December 17, 2014 and if necessary, will continue on December 19, 2014. Availability of Meeting Materials: Additional background on this SAB activity, the teleconference agenda, draft report, and other materials for the teleconferences will be posted on the SAB Web site at http:// yosemite.epa.gov/sab/sabproduct.nsf/ fedrgstr_activites/ IRIS%20Ammonia?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 EPA. Members of the public can submit relevant comments pertaining to the group conducting this SAB activity or meeting materials. 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. Members of the public PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 wishing to provide comment should contact the Designated Federal Officer for the relevant advisory committee directly. Oral Statements: In general, individuals or groups requesting an oral presentation at a public teleconference will be limited to three minutes per speaker. To be placed on the public speaker list for the December 17, 2014 teleconference, interested parties should notify Dr. Suhair Shallal, DFO, by email no later than December 10, 2014. Written Statements: Written statements for these teleconferences should be received in the SAB Staff Office by the same deadlines given above for requesting oral comments. Written statements should be supplied to the DFO via email (acceptable file format: Adobe Acrobat PDF, MS Word, WordPerfect, 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 Dr. Shallal at the phone number or email address noted above, preferably at least ten days prior to the teleconferences, to give the EPA as much time as possible to process your request. Dated: November 6, 2014. Thomas H. Brennan, Deputy Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office. [FR Doc. 2014–27128 Filed 11–14–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9919–32–OA] Notice of Meeting of the EPA’s Children’s Health Protection Advisory Committee (CHPAC) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: Pursuant to the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\17NON1.SGM 17NON1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-9919-31-OA]


Notification of Two Public Teleconferences of the Science 
Advisory Board Chemical Assessment Advisory Committee Augmented for the 
Review of EPA's Draft Ammonia Assessment

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory 
Board (SAB) Staff Office announces two public teleconferences of the 
SAB Chemical Assessment Advisory Committee Augmented for the Review of 
the Draft Ammonia Assessment (CAAC-Ammonia Panel) to discuss its draft 
report concerning EPA's draft Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) 
Toxicological Review of Ammonia (August 2013 Revised External Review 
Draft).

DATES: The public teleconferences will be held on Wednesday December 
17, 2014 and Friday December 19, 2014. The teleconferences will be held 
from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time) on both days.
    Location: The teleconferences will be conducted by telephone only.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public who wants 
further information concerning the teleconferences may contact Dr. 
Suhair Shallal, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), EPA Science Advisory 
Board (1400R), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1300 Pennsylvania 
Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460; via telephone/voice mail (202) 564-
2057; fax (202) 565-2098; or email at shallal.suhair@epa.gov. General 
information concerning the SAB can be found on the SAB Web site at 
http://www.epa.gov/sab.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: 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 public teleconferences to discuss 
its draft report regarding the draft IRIS Toxicological Review of 
Ammonia (August 2013 Revised External Review Draft) and responses to 
questions about enhancements the agency is implementing to the IRIS 
program. The EPA SAB Staff Office augmented the SAB CAAC with subject 
matter experts to provide advice through the chartered SAB regarding 
this IRIS assessment.
    The SAB CAAC Ammonia Panel held a public meeting on July 14-16, 
2014. The purpose of that meeting was to receive a briefing on the 
EPA's enhancements to the IRIS Program and develop responses to the 
peer review charge on the agency's draft IRIS Toxicological Review of 
Ammonia (August 2013 Revised External Review Draft). The purpose of 
these public teleconferences is for the Panel to discuss its draft 
report peer reviewing the agency's draft toxicological review. The two 
public teleconferences will be conducted as one complete meeting, 
beginning on December 17, 2014 and if necessary, will continue on 
December 19, 2014.
    Availability of Meeting Materials: Additional background on this 
SAB activity, the teleconference agenda, draft report, and other 
materials for the teleconferences will be posted on the SAB Web site at 
http://yosemite.epa.gov/sab/sabproduct.nsf/fedrgstr_activites/IRIS%20Ammonia?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 EPA. 
Members of the public can submit relevant comments pertaining to the 
group conducting this SAB activity or meeting materials. 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. Members of the public wishing to provide 
comment should contact the Designated Federal Officer for the relevant 
advisory committee directly.
    Oral Statements: In general, individuals or groups requesting an 
oral presentation at a public teleconference will be limited to three 
minutes per speaker. To be placed on the public speaker list for the 
December 17, 2014 teleconference, interested parties should notify Dr. 
Suhair Shallal, DFO, by email no later than December 10, 2014. Written 
Statements: Written statements for these teleconferences should be 
received in the SAB Staff Office by the same deadlines given above for 
requesting oral comments. Written statements should be supplied to the 
DFO via email (acceptable file format: Adobe Acrobat PDF, MS Word, 
WordPerfect, 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 Dr. Shallal at the phone 
number or email address noted above, preferably at least ten days prior 
to the teleconferences, to give the EPA as much time as possible to 
process your request.

    Dated: November 6, 2014.
Thomas H. Brennan,
Deputy Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office.
[FR Doc. 2014-27128 Filed 11-14-14; 8:45 am]
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