Notification of a Joint Public Teleconference of the Chartered Science Advisory Board and the Board of Scientific Counselors and a Public Teleconference of the Chartered Science Advisory Board, 78430-78431 [2014-30403]

Download as PDF 78430 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 249 / Tuesday, December 30, 2014 / Notices Region III, 1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103–2029. • Bureau of Safe Drinking Water, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, 11th Floor Rachel Carson State Office Building, 400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kelly Moran at the Philadelphia address given above, telephone (215) 814–2331, fax (215) 814–2302, or email Moran.Kelly@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: All interested parties are invited to submit written comments on this determination and may request a public hearing. All comments will be considered; if necessary, EPA will issue a response. Frivolous or insubstantial requests for a hearing may be denied by the Regional Administrator. However, if a substantial request for a public hearing is made by January 29, 2015, a public hearing will be held. A request for public hearing shall include the following: (1) The name, address, and telephone number of the individual, organization, or other entity requesting a hearing; (2) a brief statement of the requesting person’s interest in the Regional Administrator’s determination and of information that the requesting person intends to submit at such a hearing; and (3) the signature of the individual making the request; or, if the request is made on behalf of an organization or other entity, the signature of a responsible official of the organization or other entity. Dated: December 3, 2014. Shawn M. Garvin, Regional Administrator, EPA, Region III. [FR Doc. 2014–30601 Filed 12–29–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9920–84–OA] Notification of a Joint Public Teleconference of the Chartered Science Advisory Board and the Board of Scientific Counselors and a Public Teleconference of the Chartered Science Advisory Board Environmental Protection Agency. ACTION: Notice. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces two public teleconferences: (1) A joint teleconference of the Chartered SAB and Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) to discuss a draft report providing advice on implementation of Office of SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:42 Dec 29, 2014 Jkt 235001 Research and Development’s (ORD’s) strategic directions for research; and (2) a teleconference of the Chartered SAB to discuss information provided in the agency’s Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 regulatory agenda and to review draft SAB reports on the EPA’s draft webbased Report on the Environment and the EPA’s draft Environmental Justice Technical Guidance. DATES: The public teleconference for the Chartered SAB and the BOSC will be held on Tuesday, January 13, 2015, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) and the public teleconference for the Chartered SAB will be held on Friday, January 23, 2015, from 1:00 p.m. to 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 information concerning the public teleconferences may contact Dr. Angela Nugent, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office (1400R), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460; by telephone/voice mail at (202) 564–2218 or at nugent.angela@epa.gov. General information about the SAB as well as any updates concerning the teleconferences announced in this notice may be found on the EPA 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 BOSC was established by the EPA to provide advice, information, and recommendations regarding the ORD research program. The SAB and BOSC are federal advisory committees chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C., App. 2. Pursuant to FACA and EPA policy, notice is hereby given that: (1) The Chartered SAB and Chartered BOSC will hold a joint teleconference to discuss a draft report on future directions for ORD’s research programs and (2) the Chartered SAB will hold a public teleconference for two purposes. The first purpose is to discuss information provided in the agency’s Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 regulatory agenda, specifically planned actions and their supporting science. The second purpose is to review two draft SAB reports (on the EPA’s draft web-based Report on the Environment and the PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 EPA’s draft Environmental Justice Technical Guidance). The SAB and BOSC will comply with the provisions of FACA and all appropriate SAB Staff Office procedural policies. Joint SAB–BOSC teleconference on future directions for ORD’s research programs. On January 13, 2015, the Chartered SAB and Chartered BOSC will discuss a draft report entitled Strategic Research Planning for 2016– 2019: A Joint Report (11/20/14 Draft) of the SAB and ORD BOSC. The draft report was developed as a result of deliberations at a joint SAB–BOSC meeting on July 24–25, 2014. Information about this advisory activity can be found on the Web at http:// yosemite.epa.gov/sab/sabproduct.nsf/ fedrgstr_activites/ORD%20Strat%20 Dir%202016-2019?OpenDocument. Chartered SAB teleconference to discuss EPA planned actions and review two draft SAB reports. On January 23, 2015, the chartered SAB will hold a teleconference for two purposes. The first purpose is to discuss information provided in the agency’s Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 regulatory agenda, specifically planned actions and their supporting science. The Chartered SAB will conclude discussions begun at an SAB public teleconference on June 11, 2014 (79 FR 27604–27605) regarding the Fall 2013 Unified (Regulatory) Agenda and Regulatory Plan. Information about this advisory activity can be found on the Web at http://yosemite.epa.gov/sab/ sabproduct.nsf/fedrgstr_activites/ SAB%20Fall%202013%20Agenda%20 Disc?OpenDocument. The Chartered SAB will also discuss recommendations regarding the Spring 2014 Unified (Regulatory) Agenda and Regulatory Plan. Information about this advisory activity can be found on the Web at http://yosemite.epa.gov/sab/sabproduct. nsf/fedrgstr_activites/SAB%20 Spring%202014%20Agenda%20Disc? OpenDocument. The second purpose of the call on January 23, 2015, is for the SAB to review two draft SAB reports. 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. Consistent with FACA, the chartered SAB makes a determination in a public meeting about each draft report and determines whether the report is ready to be transmitted to the EPA Administrator. The first Chartered SAB review will focus on a draft report on the scientific and technical merit of the EPA’s draft Web-based Report on the Environment with particular attention to its adoption E:\FR\FM\30DEN1.SGM 30DEN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 249 / Tuesday, December 30, 2014 / Notices of a sustainability framework and new sustainability indicators, as well as the online format as a tool to communicate to scientists, policy makers and public audiences. The SAB undertook this review at the request of the EPA’s Office of Research and Development. Information about this advisory activity can be found on the Web at http:// yosemite.epa.gov/sab/sabproduct.nsf/ fedrgstr_activites/ROE%202014?Open Document. The second Chartered SAB review will focus on an SAB draft report reviewing the EPA’s draft Environmental Justice Technical Guidance. The EPA developed the guidance to assist agency staff on how to assess disproportionate environmental and public health impacts of proposed rules and actions on minority, low income and indigenous populations in a variety of regulatory contexts. The EPA’s Office of Policy requested the SAB’s assessment of the appropriateness and scientific soundness of the technical guidance. Information about this advisory activity can be found on the Web at http:// yosemite.epa.gov/sab/sabproduct.nsf/ fedrgstr_activites/EJ%20Technical%20 Guidance?OpenDocument. Availability of Meeting Materials: The agendas and materials in support of these teleconferences will be available on the EPA 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 comments for a federal advisory committee to consider as it develops advice for EPA. Input from the public to the SAB will have the most impact if it provides specific scientific or technical information or analysis for SAB 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 Designated Federal Officer as noted above. Oral Statements: In general, individuals or groups requesting an oral presentation at a teleconference will be limited to three minutes. Each person making an oral statement should VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:42 Dec 29, 2014 Jkt 235001 consider providing written comments as well as their oral statement so that the points presented orally can be expanded upon in writing. Interested parties should contact Dr. Angela Nugent, DFO, in writing (preferably via email) at the contact information noted above one week before each of the teleconferences to be placed on the list of public speakers. Written Statements: Written statements should be supplied to the DFO, preferably via email, at the contact information noted above one week before each of the teleconferences so that the information may be made available to the Board members for their consideration. 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. Angela Nugent at (202) 564–2218 or nugent.angela@epa.gov. To request accommodation of a disability, please contact Dr. Nugent preferably at least ten days prior to the teleconference to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request. Dated: December 15, 2014. Thomas H. Brennan, Deputy Director, EPA Science Advisory Staff Office. [FR Doc. 2014–30403 Filed 12–29–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9921–07–Region 6] Draft National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permit for Discharges From Horse, Cattle and Dairy Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) in New Mexico (Except Indian Country) Environmental Protection Agency. ACTION: Notice of proposed permit reissuance. AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6 Water Quality SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 78431 Protection Division is today proposing for public comment the reissuance of a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System general permit (NMG010000) for discharges from eligible owners/operators of existing concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs), in New Mexico, except those discharges on Indian Country. CAFOs discharging on Indian Country would be required to apply for an individual permit. This permit was originally issued with an effective date of September 3, 2009, and an expiration date of September 2, 2014. Conditions from the 2009 permit are continued with the following changes proposed as part of this reissuance: (1) Removing eligibility for coverage for ‘‘New sources’’ under the proposed permit, (2) adding on-site rainfall measurement and record keeping, and (3) adding requirement for paperless submittal of application documents (NOIs and NMPs). DATES: Comments must be submitted in writing to EPA on or before March 2, 2015. ADDRESSES: Comments should be submitted to Ms. Evelyn Rosborough via email: rosborough.evelyn@epa.gov, or may be mailed to Ms. Evelyn Rosborough, Environmental Protection Agency, Water Quality Protection Division (6WQ–NP), 1445 Ross Ave., Suite 1200, Dallas, TX 75202. DATES: Public Meeting: An informal public meeting is scheduled. The meeting will include a presentation on the proposed permit followed by the opportunity for questions and answers. Written, but not oral, comments for the administrative record will be accepted at the public meeting. Date: February 10, 2015. Time: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Place: Eastern New Mexico State University—Roswell, Occupational Technology Center, Seminar Room 124, 20 West Mathis, Roswell, New Mexico 88202–6000. Public Hearings: No public hearing is scheduled at this time; however, interested persons may request a public hearing pursuant to 40 CFR 124.12 concerning the proposed permit. Requests for a public hearing must be sent or delivered in writing to the same address as provided above for public comments prior to the close of the comment period. Requests for a public hearing must state the nature of the issues proposed to be raised in the hearing. Pursuant to 40 CFR 124.12, EPA shall hold a public hearing if it finds, on the basis of requests, a significant degree of public interest in a public hearing on the proposed permit. E:\FR\FM\30DEN1.SGM 30DEN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-9920-84-OA]


Notification of a Joint Public Teleconference of the Chartered 
Science Advisory Board and the Board of Scientific Counselors and a 
Public Teleconference of the Chartered Science Advisory Board

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory 
Board (SAB) Staff Office announces two public teleconferences: (1) A 
joint teleconference of the Chartered SAB and Board of Scientific 
Counselors (BOSC) to discuss a draft report providing advice on 
implementation of Office of Research and Development's (ORD's) 
strategic directions for research; and (2) a teleconference of the 
Chartered SAB to discuss information provided in the agency's Fall 2013 
and Spring 2014 regulatory agenda and to review draft SAB reports on 
the EPA's draft web-based Report on the Environment and the EPA's draft 
Environmental Justice Technical Guidance.

DATES: The public teleconference for the Chartered SAB and the BOSC 
will be held on Tuesday, January 13, 2015, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
(Eastern Time) and the public teleconference for the Chartered SAB will 
be held on Friday, January 23, 2015, from 1:00 p.m. to 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 information concerning the public teleconferences may contact 
Dr. Angela Nugent, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), EPA Science 
Advisory Board Staff Office (1400R), U.S. Environmental Protection 
Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460; by 
telephone/voice mail at (202) 564-2218 or at nugent.angela@epa.gov. 
General information about the SAB as well as any updates concerning the 
teleconferences announced in this notice may be found on the EPA 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 BOSC was established by 
the EPA to provide advice, information, and recommendations regarding 
the ORD research program. The SAB and BOSC are federal advisory 
committees chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 
U.S.C., App. 2. Pursuant to FACA and EPA policy, notice is hereby given 
that: (1) The Chartered SAB and Chartered BOSC will hold a joint 
teleconference to discuss a draft report on future directions for ORD's 
research programs and (2) the Chartered SAB will hold a public 
teleconference for two purposes. The first purpose is to discuss 
information provided in the agency's Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 
regulatory agenda, specifically planned actions and their supporting 
science. The second purpose is to review two draft SAB reports (on the 
EPA's draft web-based Report on the Environment and the EPA's draft 
Environmental Justice Technical Guidance). The SAB and BOSC will comply 
with the provisions of FACA and all appropriate SAB Staff Office 
procedural policies.
    Joint SAB-BOSC teleconference on future directions for ORD's 
research programs. On January 13, 2015, the Chartered SAB and Chartered 
BOSC will discuss a draft report entitled Strategic Research Planning 
for 2016-2019: A Joint Report (11/20/14 Draft) of the SAB and ORD BOSC. 
The draft report was developed as a result of deliberations at a joint 
SAB-BOSC meeting on July 24-25, 2014. Information about this advisory 
activity can be found on the Web at http://yosemite.epa.gov/sab/sabproduct.nsf/fedrgstr_activites/ORD%20Strat%20Dir%202016-2019?OpenDocument.
    Chartered SAB teleconference to discuss EPA planned actions and 
review two draft SAB reports. On January 23, 2015, the chartered SAB 
will hold a teleconference for two purposes. The first purpose is to 
discuss information provided in the agency's Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 
regulatory agenda, specifically planned actions and their supporting 
science. The Chartered SAB will conclude discussions begun at an SAB 
public teleconference on June 11, 2014 (79 FR 27604-27605) regarding 
the Fall 2013 Unified (Regulatory) Agenda and Regulatory Plan. 
Information about this advisory activity can be found on the Web at 
http://yosemite.epa.gov/sab/sabproduct.nsf/fedrgstr_activites/SAB%20Fall%202013%20Agenda%20Disc?OpenDocument. The Chartered SAB will 
also discuss recommendations regarding the Spring 2014 Unified 
(Regulatory) Agenda and Regulatory Plan. Information about this 
advisory activity can be found on the Web at http://yosemite.epa.gov/sab/sabproduct.nsf/fedrgstr_activites/SAB%20Spring%202014%20Agenda%20Disc?OpenDocument.
    The second purpose of the call on January 23, 2015, is for the SAB 
to review two draft SAB reports. 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. Consistent with FACA, the 
chartered SAB makes a determination in a public meeting about each 
draft report and determines whether the report is ready to be 
transmitted to the EPA Administrator.
    The first Chartered SAB review will focus on a draft report on the 
scientific and technical merit of the EPA's draft Web-based Report on 
the Environment with particular attention to its adoption

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of a sustainability framework and new sustainability indicators, as 
well as the online format as a tool to communicate to scientists, 
policy makers and public audiences. The SAB undertook this review at 
the request of the EPA's Office of Research and Development. 
Information about this advisory activity can be found on the Web at 
http://yosemite.epa.gov/sab/sabproduct.nsf/fedrgstr_activites/ROE%202014?OpenDocument.
    The second Chartered SAB review will focus on an SAB draft report 
reviewing the EPA's draft Environmental Justice Technical Guidance. The 
EPA developed the guidance to assist agency staff on how to assess 
disproportionate environmental and public health impacts of proposed 
rules and actions on minority, low income and indigenous populations in 
a variety of regulatory contexts. The EPA's Office of Policy requested 
the SAB's assessment of the appropriateness and scientific soundness of 
the technical guidance. Information about this advisory activity can be 
found on the Web at http://yosemite.epa.gov/sab/sabproduct.nsf/fedrgstr_activites/EJ%20Technical%20Guidance?OpenDocument.
    Availability of Meeting Materials: The agendas and materials in 
support of these teleconferences will be available on the EPA 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 comments for a federal advisory committee to consider 
as it develops advice for EPA. Input from the public to the SAB will 
have the most impact if it provides specific scientific or technical 
information or analysis for SAB 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 Designated Federal 
Officer as noted above.
    Oral Statements: In general, individuals or groups requesting an 
oral presentation at a teleconference will be limited to three minutes. 
Each person making an oral statement should consider providing written 
comments as well as their oral statement so that the points presented 
orally can be expanded upon in writing. Interested parties should 
contact Dr. Angela Nugent, DFO, in writing (preferably via email) at 
the contact information noted above one week before each of the 
teleconferences to be placed on the list of public speakers.
    Written Statements: Written statements should be supplied to the 
DFO, preferably via email, at the contact information noted above one 
week before each of the teleconferences so that the information may be 
made available to the Board members for their consideration. 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. Angela Nugent at 
(202) 564-2218 or nugent.angela@epa.gov. To request accommodation of a 
disability, please contact Dr. Nugent preferably at least ten days 
prior to the teleconference to give EPA as much time as possible to 
process your request.

    Dated: December 15, 2014.
Thomas H. Brennan,
Deputy Director, EPA Science Advisory Staff Office.
[FR Doc. 2014-30403 Filed 12-29-14; 8:45 am]
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