Notification of Teleconferences of the Science Advisory Board; Hydraulic Fracturing Research Advisory Panel, 81321-81323 [2015-32738]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 249 / Tuesday, December 29, 2015 / Notices Dated: December 16, 2015. Daniel J. Rosenblatt, Acting Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. 2015–32750 Filed 12–28–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OECA–2011–0228; FRL–9940– 71–OEI] Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Petroleum Refineries for Which Construction, Reconstruction, or Modification Commenced After May 14, 2007 (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ‘‘NSPS for Petroleum Refineries for which Construction, Reconstruction, or Modification Commenced after May 14, 2007 (40 CFR part 60, subpart Ja) (Renewal)’’ (EPA ICR No. 2263.05, OMB Control No. 2060–0602) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through December 31, 2015. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (80 FR 32116) on June 5, 2015 during a 60day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. DATES: Additional comments may be submitted on or before January 28, 2016. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA– HQ–OECA–2011–0228, to (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by email to docket.oeca@epa.gov, or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460, and (2) OMB via email to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. Address comments to OMB Desk Officer for EPA. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:17 Dec 28, 2015 Jkt 238001 EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes profanity, threats, information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patrick Yellin, Monitoring, Assistance, and Media Programs Division, Office of Compliance, Mail Code 2227A, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564–2970; fax number: (202) 564–0050; email address: yellin.patrick@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Supporting documents which explain in detail the information that the EPA will be collecting are available in the public docket for this ICR. The docket can be viewed online at www.regulations.gov or in person at the EPA Docket Center, EPA West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC. The telephone number for the Docket Center is 202–566–1744. For additional information about EPA’s public docket, visit http://www.epa.gov/ dockets. Abstract: Owners and operators of affected facilities are required to comply with reporting and record keeping requirements for the general provisions of 40 CFR part 60, subpart A, as well as the specific requirements at 40 CFR part 60, subpart Ja. This includes submitting initial notifications, performance tests and periodic reports and results, and maintaining records of the occurrence and duration of any startup, shutdown, or malfunction in the operation of an affected facility, or any period during which the monitoring system is inoperative. These reports are used by EPA to determine compliance with the standards. Form Numbers: None. Respondents/affected entities: Petroleum refineries constructed, reconstructed, or modified after May 14, 2007. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Mandatory (40 CFR part 60, subpart Ja). Estimated number of respondents: 150 (total). Frequency of response: Initially and semiannually. Total estimated burden: 64,300 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.3(b). Total estimated cost: $22,100,000 (per year), includes $15,700,000 annualized capital and/or operation & maintenance costs. Changes in the Estimates: There is an adjustment decrease in the number of PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 81321 responses, capital costs, and O&M costs as currently identified in the OMB Inventory of Approved Burdens. This decrease is not due to any program changes. The change in the burden and cost estimates for the renewal of this ICR occurred because we assumed that all refineries are now in full compliance with the rule initial flare compliance requirements since the standard has been in effect for more than three years. The active ICR reflects those burdens and costs associated with the initial activities for refineries that included purchasing monitoring equipment, conducting performance test(s) and establishing recordkeeping systems. This ICR renewal addresses the burden and costs for existing refineries to comply with the ongoing compliance requirements, including continuously monitoring of pollutants and the submission of semiannual reports. There is an increase in the respondent labor hours since we assumed all respondents are now required to comply with the flare ongoing rule requirements each year compared to one third per year in the active ICR. In addition, the labor burden calculation in the renewal includes additional hours associated with managerial and clerical work since the active ICR did not break down these types of labor costs, which also contribute to labor burden increase. Courtney Kerwin, Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. 2015–32730 Filed 12–28–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OA–2015–0245;F FRL–9940–73– OA] Notification of Teleconferences of the Science Advisory Board; Hydraulic Fracturing Research Advisory Panel Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces four public teleconferences of the SAB Hydraulic Fracturing Research Advisory Panel as part of the peer review of the EPA draft report, Assessment of the Potential Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing for Oil and Gas on Drinking Water Resources, (May, 2015 External Review Draft, EPA/600/R–15/047). DATES: The public teleconferences will be held on the following dates: Monday, February 1, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\29DEN1.SGM 29DEN1 asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 81322 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 249 / Tuesday, December 29, 2015 / Notices p.m. (Eastern Time); Tuesday, February 2, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Eastern Time); Monday, March 7, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Eastern Time); and Thursday, March 10, 2016 from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Eastern Time). ADDRESSES: The teleconferences will be conducted by telephone only. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Members of the public who wish to obtain further information regarding these public teleconferences may contact Edward Hanlon, Designated Federal Officer, by telephone: (202) 564–2134 or email at hanlon.edward@ epa.gov. The SAB mailing address is: U.S. EPA Science Advisory Board (1400R), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460. General information about the SAB, including information concerning the SAB teleconferences announced in this notice, may be found on the SAB Web site at http://www.epa.gov/sab. Technical Contact for EPA’s Draft Report: Any technical questions concerning EPA’s draft report should be directed to Dr. Jeffrey Frithsen, National Center for Environmental Assessment, Office of Research and Development, U.S. EPA, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Mail Code 8601P, Washington, DC 20460, telephone (703) 347–8623 or via email at frithsen.jeff@epa.gov. 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 Hydraulic Fracturing Research Advisory Panel will hold four public teleconferences as part of the peer review of the EPA draft report, Assessment of the Potential Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing for Oil and Gas on Drinking Water Resources, (May, 2015 External Review Draft, EPA/600/R–15/ 047). The EPA’s Office of Research and Development (ORD) has developed a draft assessment report concerning the relationship between hydraulic fracturing and drinking water in the United States. The purpose of the VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:17 Dec 28, 2015 Jkt 238001 report, Assessment of the Potential Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing for Oil and Gas on Drinking Water Resources, (May, 2015 External Review Draft, EPA/ 600/R–15/047), is to synthesize available scientific literature and data to assess the potential for hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas to impact the quality or quantity of drinking water resources, and identify factors affecting the frequency or severity of any potential impacts. As noticed in 80 FR 32111–32113, the SAB Hydraulic Fracturing Research Advisory Panel held a face-to-face meeting on October 28–30, 2015 to conduct a peer review of the agency’s draft report. As noticed in 80 FR 69652–69653, the SAB Hydraulic Fracturing Research Advisory Panel held a public teleconference on December 3, 2015, to complete agenda items from the October 28–30, 2015, Panel meeting. The purpose of the February 1, 2016, public teleconference is for the SAB Hydraulic Fracturing Research Advisory Panel to discuss its draft report regarding its peer review of the agency’s draft report. If the SAB Staff Office determines that there will be insufficient time during the February 1, 2016, teleconference for the Panel to complete discussion on its draft report or to accommodate the members of the public who registered in advance to provide oral public comments, the teleconference on February 2, 2016, will be held to provide additional time for the Panel’s discussions or for oral public comments. The purpose of the March 7, 2016, teleconference is for the SAB Hydraulic Fracturing Research Advisory Panel to further discuss its draft report regarding its peer review of the agency’s draft report. If the SAB Staff Office determines that there will be insufficient time during the March 7, 2016, teleconference for the Panel to complete discussion on its draft report or to accommodate the members of the public who registered in advance to provide oral public comments, the teleconference on March 10, 2016, will be held to provide additional time for the Panel’s discussions or for oral public comments. Availability of Meeting Materials: Additional background on this SAB activity, the teleconference agendas, 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/ 02ad90b136fc21ef85256eba00436459/ f7a9db9abbac015785257e540052dd54! OpenDocument&Highlight=0,hydraulic, fracturing in advance of the teleconferences. PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Procedures for Providing Public Input: 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 technical information. Throughout the Panel review process, there will be opportunities for the public to provide comments. For example, the public was invited to provide comments to the Docket on the EPA’s charge questions to the SAB and the draft EPA report and provide oral statements to the Panel during the Panel teleconferences and meeting, and will have opportunity to provide comments to the Docket on the draft EPA report and the SAB Panel’s draft report, provide oral statements to the Panel during upcoming Panel teleconferences, and provide oral and written comments in preparation for quality review of the SAB Panel’s draft report by the Chartered SAB. Members of the public wishing to provide written comments may submit them to the EPA Docket electronically via www.regulations.gov, by email, by mail, by facsimile, or by hand delivery/courier. Please follow the detailed instructions provided in the written statements section of this notice. Members of the public wishing to provide oral statements to the SAB Panel should contact the DFO directly. Oral Statements: In general, individuals or groups requesting to present an oral statement at a public teleconference will be limited to three minutes per speaker. To be placed on the public speaker list for the February 1, 2016, teleconference, interested parties should notify Mr. Edward Hanlon, DFO, by email no later than January 25, 2016. To be placed on the public speaker list for the March 7, 2016 teleconference, interested parties should notify Mr. Edward Hanlon, DFO, by email no later than February 29, 2016. Written Statements: Written statements for the February 1, 2016, teleconference should be received in the EPA Docket by January 21, 2016, so that the information may be made available to the SAB Panel sufficiently in advance of the teleconference for the Panel’s consideration. Written statements for the March 7, 2016, teleconference should be received in the EPA Docket by February 22, 2016, so that the E:\FR\FM\29DEN1.SGM 29DEN1 asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 249 / Tuesday, December 29, 2015 / Notices information may be made available to the SAB Panel sufficiently in advance of the teleconference for the Panel’s consideration. Written statements should be identified by Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OA–2015–0245 and submitted to the Docket at www.regulations.gov by one of the following methods: • www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. • EMail: Docket_OEI@epa.gov: Include the docket number in the subject line of the message. • Mail: Office of Environmental Information (OEI) Docket (Mail Code: 28221T), Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OA– 2015–0245, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460. The phone number is (202) 566–1752. • Hand Delivery: The OEI Docket is located in the EPA headquarters Docket Center, Room 3334, EPA West Building, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC. The EPA Docket Center Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Public Reading Room is (202) 566–1744. Deliveries are only accepted during the docket’s normal hours of operation, and special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information. • Fax: (202) 566–9744 Public comments submitted after January 21, 2016 for the February 1, 2016, teleconference will be marked late, and should be submitted to the Docket by email, mail, hand delivery or fax (see detailed instructions above). Public comments submitted after February 22, 2016 for the March 7, 2016, teleconference will be marked late, and should be submitted to the Docket by email, mail, hand delivery or fax (see detailed instructions above). Consistent with SAB Staff Office general practice, comments received after January 21, 2016 for the February 1, 2016, teleconference, and after February 22, 2016 for the March 7, 2016, teleconference, will be made available to the SAB Panel as soon as practicable. It is EPA’s policy to include all comments received in the public docket without change and to make the comments available on-line at www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, unless a comment includes information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through www.regulations.gov VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:53 Dec 28, 2015 Jkt 238001 or email. The www.regulations.gov Web site is an ‘‘anonymous access’’ system, which means EPA will not know your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an email directly to EPA without going through www.regulations.gov, your email address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the public docket and made available on the Internet. If you submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you include your name and other contact information in the body of your comment and with any disk or CD–ROM you submit. If EPA cannot read your comments due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, the SAB Panel may not be able to consider your comments. Electronic files should avoid the use of special characters and any form of encryption and be free of any defects or viruses. For additional information about EPA’s public docket, visit the EPA Docket Center homepage at www.epa.gov/epahome/dockets.htm. Documents in the docket are listed in the www.regulations.gov index. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, e.g., CBI or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material will be publicly available only in hard copy. Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically at www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the OEI Docket in the EPA Headquarters Docket Center. Accessibility: For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, please contact Mr. Edward Hanlon at the phone number or email address noted above, preferably at least ten days prior to the meeting to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request. Dated: December 22, 2015. Thomas H. Brennan, Deputy Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office. [FR Doc. 2015–32738 Filed 12–28–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P EXPORT-IMPORT BANK OF THE UNITED STATES [Public Notice 2015–3015] Agency Information Collection Activities: Final Collection; Comment Request AGENCY: PO 00000 Export-Import Bank of the U.S. Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 81323 Submission for OMB Review and Comments Request. ACTION: Form Title: EIB 94–08 Notification and Assignment by Insured to Financial Institution of Medium Term Export Credit Insurance Policy. SUMMARY: The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank), as a part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal Agencies to comment on the proposed information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This collection of information is necessary, pursuant to 12 U.S.C. Sec. 635(a)(1), to determine where insurance proceeds should be sent and to determine which exporters require lender financing of their insured receivables. Ex-Im Bank’s exporter policy holders, along with the financial institution providing it with financing, provide this form to Ex-Im Bank. The form transfers the duties and obligations of the insured exporter to the financial institution. It also provides certifications to the financial institution and Ex-Im Bank that the financed export transaction results in a valid, enforceable, and performing debt obligation. Exporter policy holders need this form to obtain financing for their medium term export sales. The form can be viewed at http:// www.exim.gov/sites/default/files/pub/ pending/eib94-08.pdf. DATES: Comments should be received on or before January 28, 2016 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted electronically on www.regulations.gov or by mail to Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20038, Attn: OMB 3048–0040. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Titles and Form Number: EIB 94–08 Notification and Assignment by Insured to Financial Institution of Medium Term Export Credit Insurance Policy. OMB Number: 3048–0040. Type of Review: Regular. Need and Use: The form transfers the duties and obligations of the insured exporter to the financial institution. It also provides certifications to the financial institution and Ex-Im Bank that the financed export transaction results in a valid, enforceable, and performing debt obligation. Exporter policy holders need this form to obtain financing for their medium term export sales. E:\FR\FM\29DEN1.SGM 29DEN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OA-2015-0245; FRL-9940-73-OA]


Notification of Teleconferences of the Science Advisory Board; 
Hydraulic Fracturing Research Advisory Panel

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces 
four public teleconferences of the SAB Hydraulic Fracturing Research 
Advisory Panel as part of the peer review of the EPA draft report, 
Assessment of the Potential Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing for Oil and 
Gas on Drinking Water Resources, (May, 2015 External Review Draft, EPA/
600/R-15/047).

DATES: The public teleconferences will be held on the following dates: 
Monday, February 1, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00

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p.m. (Eastern Time); Tuesday, February 2, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 
p.m. (Eastern Time); Monday, March 7, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 
(Eastern Time); and Thursday, March 10, 2016 from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 
p.m. (Eastern Time).

ADDRESSES: The teleconferences will be conducted by telephone only.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Members of the public who wish to 
obtain further information regarding these public teleconferences may 
contact Edward Hanlon, Designated Federal Officer, by telephone: (202) 
564-2134 or email at hanlon.edward@epa.gov. The SAB mailing address is: 
U.S. EPA Science Advisory Board (1400R), U.S. Environmental Protection 
Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460. General 
information about the SAB, including information concerning the SAB 
teleconferences announced in this notice, may be found on the SAB Web 
site at http://www.epa.gov/sab.
    Technical Contact for EPA's Draft Report: Any technical questions 
concerning EPA's draft report should be directed to Dr. Jeffrey 
Frithsen, National Center for Environmental Assessment, Office of 
Research and Development, U.S. EPA, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Mail 
Code 8601P, Washington, DC 20460, telephone (703) 347-8623 or via email 
at frithsen.jeff@epa.gov.

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 Hydraulic Fracturing 
Research Advisory Panel will hold four public teleconferences as part 
of the peer review of the EPA draft report, Assessment of the Potential 
Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing for Oil and Gas on Drinking Water 
Resources, (May, 2015 External Review Draft, EPA/600/R-15/047).
    The EPA's Office of Research and Development (ORD) has developed a 
draft assessment report concerning the relationship between hydraulic 
fracturing and drinking water in the United States. The purpose of the 
report, Assessment of the Potential Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing for 
Oil and Gas on Drinking Water Resources, (May, 2015 External Review 
Draft, EPA/600/R-15/047), is to synthesize available scientific 
literature and data to assess the potential for hydraulic fracturing 
for oil and gas to impact the quality or quantity of drinking water 
resources, and identify factors affecting the frequency or severity of 
any potential impacts. As noticed in 80 FR 32111-32113, the SAB 
Hydraulic Fracturing Research Advisory Panel held a face-to-face 
meeting on October 28-30, 2015 to conduct a peer review of the agency's 
draft report. As noticed in 80 FR 69652-69653, the SAB Hydraulic 
Fracturing Research Advisory Panel held a public teleconference on 
December 3, 2015, to complete agenda items from the October 28-30, 
2015, Panel meeting.
    The purpose of the February 1, 2016, public teleconference is for 
the SAB Hydraulic Fracturing Research Advisory Panel to discuss its 
draft report regarding its peer review of the agency's draft report. If 
the SAB Staff Office determines that there will be insufficient time 
during the February 1, 2016, teleconference for the Panel to complete 
discussion on its draft report or to accommodate the members of the 
public who registered in advance to provide oral public comments, the 
teleconference on February 2, 2016, will be held to provide additional 
time for the Panel's discussions or for oral public comments. The 
purpose of the March 7, 2016, teleconference is for the SAB Hydraulic 
Fracturing Research Advisory Panel to further discuss its draft report 
regarding its peer review of the agency's draft report. If the SAB 
Staff Office determines that there will be insufficient time during the 
March 7, 2016, teleconference for the Panel to complete discussion on 
its draft report or to accommodate the members of the public who 
registered in advance to provide oral public comments, the 
teleconference on March 10, 2016, will be held to provide additional 
time for the Panel's discussions or for oral public comments.
    Availability of Meeting Materials: Additional background on this 
SAB activity, the teleconference agendas, 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/02ad90b136fc21ef85256eba00436459/f7a9db9abbac015785257e540052dd54!OpenDocument&Highlight=0,hydraulic,fracturing in advance of the teleconferences.
    Procedures for Providing Public Input: 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 technical information.
    Throughout the Panel review process, there will be opportunities 
for the public to provide comments. For example, the public was invited 
to provide comments to the Docket on the EPA's charge questions to the 
SAB and the draft EPA report and provide oral statements to the Panel 
during the Panel teleconferences and meeting, and will have opportunity 
to provide comments to the Docket on the draft EPA report and the SAB 
Panel's draft report, provide oral statements to the Panel during 
upcoming Panel teleconferences, and provide oral and written comments 
in preparation for quality review of the SAB Panel's draft report by 
the Chartered SAB. Members of the public wishing to provide written 
comments may submit them to the EPA Docket electronically via 
www.regulations.gov, by email, by mail, by facsimile, or by hand 
delivery/courier. Please follow the detailed instructions provided in 
the written statements section of this notice. Members of the public 
wishing to provide oral statements to the SAB Panel should contact the 
DFO directly.
    Oral Statements: In general, individuals or groups requesting to 
present an oral statement at a public teleconference will be limited to 
three minutes per speaker. To be placed on the public speaker list for 
the February 1, 2016, teleconference, interested parties should notify 
Mr. Edward Hanlon, DFO, by email no later than January 25, 2016. To be 
placed on the public speaker list for the March 7, 2016 teleconference, 
interested parties should notify Mr. Edward Hanlon, DFO, by email no 
later than February 29, 2016. Written Statements: Written statements 
for the February 1, 2016, teleconference should be received in the EPA 
Docket by January 21, 2016, so that the information may be made 
available to the SAB Panel sufficiently in advance of the 
teleconference for the Panel's consideration. Written statements for 
the March 7, 2016, teleconference should be received in the EPA Docket 
by February 22, 2016, so that the

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information may be made available to the SAB Panel sufficiently in 
advance of the teleconference for the Panel's consideration.
    Written statements should be identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OA-
2015-0245 and submitted to the Docket at www.regulations.gov by one of 
the following methods:
     www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for 
submitting comments.
     EMail: Docket_OEI@epa.gov: Include the docket number in 
the subject line of the message.
     Mail: Office of Environmental Information (OEI) Docket 
(Mail Code: 28221T), Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OA-2015-0245, U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., 
Washington, DC 20460. The phone number is (202) 566-1752.
     Hand Delivery: The OEI Docket is located in the EPA 
headquarters Docket Center, Room 3334, EPA West Building, 1301 
Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC. The EPA Docket Center Public 
Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through 
Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Public 
Reading Room is (202) 566-1744. Deliveries are only accepted during the 
docket's normal hours of operation, and special arrangements should be 
made for deliveries of boxed information.
     Fax: (202) 566-9744
    Public comments submitted after January 21, 2016 for the February 
1, 2016, teleconference will be marked late, and should be submitted to 
the Docket by email, mail, hand delivery or fax (see detailed 
instructions above). Public comments submitted after February 22, 2016 
for the March 7, 2016, teleconference will be marked late, and should 
be submitted to the Docket by email, mail, hand delivery or fax (see 
detailed instructions above). Consistent with SAB Staff Office general 
practice, comments received after January 21, 2016 for the February 1, 
2016, teleconference, and after February 22, 2016 for the March 7, 
2016, teleconference, will be made available to the SAB Panel as soon 
as practicable.
    It is EPA's policy to include all comments received in the public 
docket without change and to make the comments available on-line at 
www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, 
unless a comment includes information claimed to be Confidential 
Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is 
restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you consider to 
be CBI or otherwise protected through www.regulations.gov or email. The 
www.regulations.gov Web site is an ``anonymous access'' system, which 
means EPA will not know your identity or contact information unless you 
provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an email directly 
to EPA without going through www.regulations.gov, your email address 
will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that 
is placed in the public docket and made available on the Internet. If 
you submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you include your 
name and other contact information in the body of your comment and with 
any disk or CD-ROM you submit. If EPA cannot read your comments due to 
technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, the 
SAB Panel may not be able to consider your comments. Electronic files 
should avoid the use of special characters and any form of encryption 
and be free of any defects or viruses. For additional information about 
EPA's public docket, visit the EPA Docket Center homepage at 
www.epa.gov/epahome/dockets.htm.
    Documents in the docket are listed in the www.regulations.gov 
index. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly 
available, e.g., CBI or other information whose disclosure is 
restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted 
material will be publicly available only in hard copy. Publicly 
available docket materials are available either electronically at 
www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the OEI Docket in the EPA 
Headquarters Docket Center.
    Accessibility: For information on access or services for 
individuals with disabilities, please contact Mr. Edward Hanlon at the 
phone number or email address noted above, preferably at least ten days 
prior to the meeting to give EPA as much time as possible to process 
your request.

    Dated: December 22, 2015.
Thomas H. Brennan,
 Deputy Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office.
[FR Doc. 2015-32738 Filed 12-28-15; 8:45 am]
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