Notice of Meeting of the EPA's Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee (CHPAC), 68440-68441 [2014-27130]

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 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 221 / Monday, November 17, 2014 / Notices Public Law 92–463, notice is hereby given that the next meeting of the Children’s Health Protection Advisory Committee (CHPAC) will be held December 2 and 3, 2014 at Marriott Metro Center, 775 12th Street NW., Washington, DC 20408). The CHPAC was created to advise the Environmental Protection Agency on science, regulations, and other issues relating to children’s environmental health. DATES: The CHPAC will meet December 2 and 3, 2014. ADDRESSES: 755 12th Street NW., Washington, DC 20408. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Martha Berger, Office of Children’s Health Protection, USEPA, MC 1107A, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460, (202) 564–2191 or berger.martha@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The meetings of the CHPAC are open to the public. The CHPAC will meet on December 2 from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and December 3 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Agenda will include discussions regarding the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for lead, the EPA/FDA Fish Advisory, and other EPA actions that affect children’s health. A complete and final agenda will be posted at epa.gov/children. Access and Accommodations: For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, please contact Martha Berger at 202–564–2191 or berger.martha@epa.gov. Dated: November 4, 2014. Martha Berger, Designated Federal Official. [FR Doc. 2014–27130 Filed 11–14–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9919–16–OA] Notification of a Public Meeting of the Science Advisory Board, Lake Erie Phosphorus Objectives Review Panel Environmental Protection Agency. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a meeting of the Lake Erie Phosphorus Objectives Review Panel. The SAB will conduct a consultation to develop advice on the ensemble modeling approach EPA is using to develop preliminary bi-national phosphorous objectives, loading targets and allocations for the nearshore and asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:14 Nov 14, 2014 Jkt 235001 offshore waters for Lake Erie. The meeting will be held in Chicago, Illinois. The Meeting will be held on December 10, 2014, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Central Time). ADDRESSES: The public face-to-face meeting will be held at the Ralph H. Metcalfe Federal Building, Lake Michigan Room (12th floor), 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60603. DATES: Any member of the public who wants further information concerning this public meeting may contact Mr. Thomas Carpenter, Designated Federal Officer (DFO) for the Lake Erie Phosphorus Review Panel, by telephone or at (202) 564–4885 or via email at carpenter.thomas@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 and its panels 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 Lake Erie Phosphorus Objectives Review Panel will hold a public face-to-face meeting. The purpose of the meeting is to conduct a consultation. In a consultation, panels develop advice on technical questions to the agency on projects that are in the early stages before EPA begins substantive work on the project. The SAB Panel will provide advice through the chartered SAB on the ensemble modeling approach the EPA is using to develop preliminary binational phosphorous objectives, loading targets and allocations for the nearshore and offshore waters to achieve the Lake Ecosystem Objectives for Lake Erie. Background: EPA Region 5 is coleading a binational workgroup to develop and implement the Nutrients Annex (‘‘Annex 4’’) of the 2012 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement (GLWQA) in accordance with Article 3(b)(i) of the GLWQA. Under Annex 4, the United States and Canada are charged with establishing binational FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 68441 Substance Objectives for phosphorus concentrations, loading targets and allocations for the nearshore and offshore waters of Lake Erie by February 2016. The general approach is to use an ensemble of Lake Erie ecosystem models to compute appropriate load-response relationships for eutrophication response indicators of concern. EPA Region 5 requested an SAB consultation (i.e., early advice) on the appropriateness of modeling approaches to meet the GLWQA Lake Ecosystem Objectives. EPA also requested a subsequent review of the modeled phosphorus targets and loads to obtain advice on (1) whether the process used to develop targets was appropriate to meet the Lake Ecosystem Objectives as defined in the GLWQA and (2) whether the modeled results reflect the best available information on the phosphorous sources and trophic status of Lake Erie. The SAB Staff Office anticipates that the Lake Erie Phosphorus Objectives Review Panel will conduct the subsequent review in 2015. For technical information concerning this effort under the GLWQA Annex 4 please contact Ms. Santina Wortman, Water Division, US EPA Region 5, 77 West Jackson Boulevard (WW–16J), Chicago, Illinois 60604, phone (312) 353–8319. 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/fedrgstractivites/ GLWQA?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 E:\FR\FM\17NON1.SGM 17NON1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-9919-32-OA]


Notice of Meeting of the EPA's Children's Health Protection 
Advisory Committee (CHPAC)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee 
Act,

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Public Law 92-463, notice is hereby given that the next meeting of the 
Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee (CHPAC) will be held 
December 2 and 3, 2014 at Marriott Metro Center, 775 12th Street NW., 
Washington, DC 20408). The CHPAC was created to advise the 
Environmental Protection Agency on science, regulations, and other 
issues relating to children's environmental health.

DATES: The CHPAC will meet December 2 and 3, 2014.

ADDRESSES: 755 12th Street NW., Washington, DC 20408.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Martha Berger, Office of Children's 
Health Protection, USEPA, MC 1107A, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20460, (202) 564-2191 or berger.martha@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The meetings of the CHPAC are open to the 
public. The CHPAC will meet on December 2 from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. 
and December 3 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Agenda will include 
discussions regarding the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for 
lead, the EPA/FDA Fish Advisory, and other EPA actions that affect 
children's health. A complete and final agenda will be posted at 
epa.gov/children.
    Access and Accommodations: For information on access or services 
for individuals with disabilities, please contact Martha Berger at 202-
564-2191 or berger.martha@epa.gov.

    Dated: November 4, 2014.
Martha Berger,
Designated Federal Official.
[FR Doc. 2014-27130 Filed 11-14-14; 8:45 am]
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