Tentative Approval and Solicitation of Request for a Public Hearing for Public Water System Supervision Program Revision for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 78429-78430 [2014-30601]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 249 / Tuesday, December 30, 2014 / Notices teleconference may contact Mr. Thomas Carpenter, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), EPA Science Advisory Board (1400R), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460; via telephone/voice mail (202) 564–4885; fax (202) 565–2098; or email at carpenter.thomas@epa.gov. General information concerning the SAB can be found on the SAB Web site at http:// www.epa.gov/sab. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended, 5 U.S.C., App., notice is hereby given that the SAB CAAC–TMB Panel will hold a public teleconference to reach consensus on its draft report on the IRIS Toxicological Review of Trimethylbenzenes (August 2013 Revised External Review Draft) and enhancements the agency is implementing to the IRIS program. 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 chartered under FACA. The SAB will comply with the provisions of FACA and all appropriate SAB Staff Office procedural policies. The SAB CAAC–TMB Panel held a public meeting on June 17–19, 2014. The purpose of that meeting was to receive a briefing on the EPA’s enhancements to the IRIS Program and to develop responses to the peer review charge on the agency’s draft IRIS Toxicological Review of Trimethylbenzenes (August 2013 Revised External Review Draft). The SAB CAAC TMB Panel held teleconferences on November 5 and 7, 2014, to discuss and revise its draft report. The purpose of this public teleconference is for the Panel to reach consensus on a draft report entitled Science Advisory Board Review of the IRIS Draft (12/22/2014) Toxicological Review of Trimethylbenzenes. Availability of Meeting Materials: Additional background on this SAB activity, the teleconference agenda, draft panel 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%20 Trimethylbenzenes?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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:42 Dec 29, 2014 Jkt 235001 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. Members of the public can submit relevant comments pertaining to the group conducting this SAB activity or the 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 Mr. Thomas Carpenter at the contact information provided above. 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 list of registered speakers for the January 29, 2015, teleconference, interested parties should notify Mr. Thomas Carpenter, DFO, by email no later than January 21, 2015. 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Dated: December 18, 2014. Thomas H. Brennan, Deputy Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office. [FR Doc. 2014–30604 Filed 12–29–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 78429 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9921–06–Region 3] Tentative Approval and Solicitation of Request for a Public Hearing for Public Water System Supervision Program Revision for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Environmental Protection Agency. ACTION: Notice of tentative approval and solicitation of requests for a public hearing. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given in accordance with the provision of Section 1413 of the Safe Drinking Water Act, as amended, and the requirements governing the National Primary Drinking Water Regulations Implementation, 40 CFR part 142, that the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is revising its approved Public Water System Supervision Program. The Commonwealth has adopted the Lead and Copper Rule Short Term Revisions which will provide for better public health protection by reducing potential reproductive and developmental health risks from lead. The Commonwealth also revised its regulations for issuing variances and exemptions. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined that these revisions are no less stringent than the corresponding Federal regulations. EPA is taking action to tentatively approve these program revisions. All interested parties are invited to submit written comments on this determination and may request a public hearing. DATES: Comments or a request for a public hearing must be submitted by January 29, 2015. This determination shall become effective on January 29, 2015 if no timely and appropriate request for a hearing is received and the Regional Administrator does not elect on his own to hold a hearing, and if no comments are received which cause EPA to modify its tentative approval. ADDRESSES: Comments or a request for a public hearing must be submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region III, 1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103–2029. Comments may also be submitted electronically to Moran.Kelly@epa.gov. All documents relating to this determination are available for inspection between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the following offices: • Drinking Water Branch (3WP21), Water Protection Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\30DEN1.SGM 30DEN1 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

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 249 (Tuesday, December 30, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 78429-78430]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-30601]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-9921-06-Region 3]


Tentative Approval and Solicitation of Request for a Public 
Hearing for Public Water System Supervision Program Revision for the 
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION: Notice of tentative approval and solicitation of requests for a 
public hearing.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given in accordance with the provision of 
Section 1413 of the Safe Drinking Water Act, as amended, and the 
requirements governing the National Primary Drinking Water Regulations 
Implementation, 40 CFR part 142, that the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 
is revising its approved Public Water System Supervision Program. The 
Commonwealth has adopted the Lead and Copper Rule Short Term Revisions 
which will provide for better public health protection by reducing 
potential reproductive and developmental health risks from lead. The 
Commonwealth also revised its regulations for issuing variances and 
exemptions. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined 
that these revisions are no less stringent than the corresponding 
Federal regulations. EPA is taking action to tentatively approve these 
program revisions. All interested parties are invited to submit written 
comments on this determination and may request a public hearing.

DATES: Comments or a request for a public hearing must be submitted by 
January 29, 2015. This determination shall become effective on January 
29, 2015 if no timely and appropriate request for a hearing is received 
and the Regional Administrator does not elect on his own to hold a 
hearing, and if no comments are received which cause EPA to modify its 
tentative approval.

ADDRESSES: Comments or a request for a public hearing must be submitted 
to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region III, 1650 Arch 
Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103-2029. Comments may also be submitted 
electronically to Moran.Kelly@epa.gov. All documents relating to this 
determination are available for inspection between the hours of 8:00 
a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the following offices:
     Drinking Water Branch (3WP21), Water Protection Division, 
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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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]
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