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Download as PDF 12728 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 47 / Thursday, March 10, 2016 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES (RDX). The draft document was prepared by the National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) within EPA’s Office of Research and Development (ORD). EPA is releasing this draft IRIS assessment for public comment and discussion during the May 10, 2016 IRIS Public Science Meeting. All future announcements about this public comment draft and IRIS Public Science Meetings will be made on the IRIS Web site (www.epa.gov/iris). This draft assessment is not final as described in EPA’s information quality guidelines, and it does not represent, and should not be construed to represent Agency policy or views. EPA will consider all public comments submitted in response to this notice when revising this document. DATES: The 60-day public comment period begins March 10, 2016, and ends May 9, 2016. Comments must be received on or before May 9, 2016. ADDRESSES: The draft IRIS Toxicological Review of Hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro1,3,5-triazine (RDX) will be available via the Internet on IRIS’ Recent Additions at http://www.epa.gov/iris/iris-recentadditions or the public docket at http:// www.regulations.gov, Docket ID: EPA– HQ–ORD–2013–0430. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information on the public comment period, contact the ORD Docket at the EPA Headquarters Docket Center; telephone: 202–566–1752; facsimile: 202–566–9744; or email: Docket_ORD@epa.gov. For technical information on the draft IRIS assessment of Hexahydro-1,3,5trinitro-1,3,5-triazine (RDX), contact Dr. Louis D’Amico, NCEA; telephone: 703– 347–0344; facsimile: 703–347–8689; or email: damico.louis@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Information About IRIS EPA’s IRIS Program is a human health assessment program that evaluates quantitative and qualitative risk information on effects that may result from exposure to chemicals found in the environment. Through the IRIS Program, EPA provides the highest quality science-based human health assessments to support the Agency’s regulatory activities and decisions to protect public health. The IRIS database contains information on chemicals that can be used to support the first two steps (hazard identification and doseresponse evaluation) of the human health risk assessment process. When supported by available data, IRIS provides health effects information and toxicity values for health effects VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:09 Mar 09, 2016 Jkt 238001 (including cancer and effects other than cancer). Government and others combine IRIS toxicity values with exposure information to characterize public health risks of chemicals; this information is then used to support risk management decisions designed to protect public health. II. How to Submit Technical Comments to the Docket at http:// www.regulations.gov Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–ORD–2013– 0430, by one of the following methods: • http://www.regulations.gov: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–ORD–2013–0430 to the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Once submitted, comments cannot be edited or withdrawn. The EPA may publish any comment received to its public docket. Do not submit electronically any information you consider to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Multimedia submissions (audio, video, etc.) must be accompanied by a written comment. The written comment is considered the official comment and should include discussion of all points you wish to make. The EPA will generally not consider comments or comment contents located outside of the primary submission (i.e. on the Web, cloud, or other file sharing system). For additional submission methods, the full EPA public comment policy, information about CBI or multimedia submissions, and general guidance on making effective comments, please visit http://www2.epa.gov/dockets/ commenting-epa-dockets. • Email: Docket_ORD@epa.gov. • Fax: 202–566–9744. • Mail: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA Docket Center (ORD Docket), Mail Code: 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460. The phone number is 202– 566–1752. • Hand Delivery: The ORD Docket is located in the EPA Headquarters Docket Center, EPA West Building, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Avenue 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. If you PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 provide comments by mail or hand delivery, please submit three copies of the comments. For attachments, provide an index, number pages consecutively with the comments, and submit an unbound original and three copies. Docket: 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 materials, such as copyrighted material, are publicly available only in hard copy. Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically in www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the ORD Docket in the EPA Headquarters Docket Center. Dated: March 1, 2016. Mary A. Ross, Deputy Director, National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA). [FR Doc. 2016–05277 Filed 3–8–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9943–58–OA] National Environmental Education Advisory Council; Solicitation of Applications Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency office of Public Engagement and Environmental Education) is soliciting applications for environmental education professionals for consideration to serve on the National Environmental Education Advisory Council (NEEAC). There are nine vacancies on the Advisory Council that must be filled. Additional avenues and resources may be utilized in the solicitation of applications. In an effort to obtain nominations of diverse candidates, EPA encourages nominations of women and men of all racial and ethnic groups. DATES: Applications should be submitted by April 15, 2016. ADDRESSES: Submit non-electronic application materials to Javier Araujo, Designated Federal Officer, National Environmental Education Advisory Council, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Public Engagement and Environmental Education (MC 1704A), 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Room 1426 (WJCN), Washington, DC SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\10MRN1.SGM 10MRN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 47 / Thursday, March 10, 2016 / Notices 20460, Phone: (202) 564–2642, Fax (202) 564–2753, email: araujo.javier@epa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information regarding this Request for Nominations, please contact Mr. Javier Araujo, Designated Federal Officer, araujo.javier@epa.gov, 202–564–2642, U.S. EPA, Office of Environmental Education, William Jefferson Clinton North, Room 1426, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460. General Information concerning NEEAC can be found on the EPA Web site at: http://www2.epa.gov/education/ national-environmental-educationadvisory-council. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Environmental Education Act requires that the council be comprised of (11) members appointed by the Administrator of the EPA. Members represent a balance of perspectives, professional qualifications, and experience. The Act specifies that members must represent the following sectors: Primary and secondary education (one of whom shall be a classroom teacher), two members; colleges and universities, two members; business and industry, two members; non-profit organizations, two members; state departments of education and natural resources, two members, and one member to represent senior Americans. Members are chosen to represent various geographic regions of the country, and the Council strives for a diverse representation. The professional backgrounds of Council members should include education, science, policy, or other appropriate disciplines. Each member of the Council shall hold office for a one (1) to three (3) year period. Members are expected to participate in up to two (2) meetings per year and monthly or more conference calls per year. Members of the council shall receive compensation and allowances, including travel expenses at a rate fixed by the Administrator. Expertise Sought: The NEEAC staff office seeks candidates with demonstrated experience and or knowledge in any of the following environmental education issue areas: (a) Integrating environmental education into state and local education reform and improvement; (b) state, local and tribal level capacity building for environmental education; (c) crosssector partnerships to foster environmental education; (d) leveraging resources for environmental education; (e) design and implementation of environmental education research; (f) evaluation methodology; professional development for teachers and other VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:55 Mar 09, 2016 Jkt 238001 education professionals; and targeting under-represented audiences, including low-income, multi-cultural, senior citizens and other adults. The NEEAC is best served by a structurally and geographically diverse group of individuals. Each individual will demonstrate the ability to make a time commitment. In addition, the individual will demonstrate both strong leadership and analytical skills. Also, strong writing skills, communication skills and the ability to evaluate programs in an unbiased manner are essential. Team players, which can meet deadlines and review items on short notice are ideal candidates. How to submit applications: Any interested and qualified individuals may be considered for appointment on the National Environmental Education Advisory Council. Applications should be submitted in electronic format to the Designated Federal Officer, Javier Araujo, araujo.javier@epa.gov and contain the following: Contact information including name, address, phone and fax numbers and an email address; a curriculum vitae or resume; the specific area of expertise in environmental education and the sector or slot the applicant is applying for; recent service on other national advisory committees or national professional organizations; a one page commentary on the applicant’s philosophy regarding the need for, development, implementation and or management of environmental education nationally. Persons having questions about the application procedure or who are unable to submit applications by electronic means, should contact Javier Araujo (DFO), at the contact information provided above in this notice. Nonelectronic submissions must contain the same information as the electronic. The NEEAC staff Office will acknowledge receipt of the application. The NEEAC staff office will develop a short list of candidates for more detailed consideration. The short list candidates will be required to fill out the Confidential Disclosure Form for Special Government Employees serving Federal Advisory Committees at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. (EPA form 3110–48.) This confidential form allows government officials to determine whether there is a statutory conflict between that person’s public responsibilities (which include membership on a Federal Advisory Committee) and private interests and activities and the appearance of a lack of impartiality as defined by Federal regulation. The form may be viewed and downloaded from the following URL PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12729 address: http://intranet.epa.gov/ogc/ ethics/EPA3110-48ver3.pdf. Dated: February 29, 2016. Sarah Sowell, Deputy Director, Office of Environmental Education. [FR Doc. 2016–05468 Filed 3–9–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OW–2015–0469; FRL_9943–52– OW ] Extension of Public Comment Period for the Draft Technical Support Document: Recommended Estimates for Missing Water Quality Parameters for Application in EPA’s Biotic Ligand Model Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice; extension of comment period. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is extending the comment period for the draft technical support document: Recommended Estimates for Missing Water Quality Parameters for Application in EPA’s Biotic Ligand Model. In response to stakeholder requests, the comment period will be extended for an additional 32 days, from March 17, 2016 to April 18, 2016. DATES: Comments must be received on or before April 18, 2016. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OW–2015–0469, to the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Once submitted, comments cannot be edited or withdrawn. EPA may publish any comment received to its public docket. Do not submit electronically any information you consider to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Multimedia submissions (audio, video, etc.) must be accompanied by a written comment. The written comment is considered the official comment and should include discussion of all points you wish to make. EPA will generally not consider comments or comment contents located outside of the primary submission (i.e., on the web, cloud, or other file sharing system). For additional submission methods, the full EPA public comment policy, information about CBI or multimedia submissions, and general guidance on making effective comments, please visit http:// SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\10MRN1.SGM 10MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 47 (Thursday, March 10, 2016)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-9943-58-OA]


National Environmental Education Advisory Council; Solicitation 
of Applications

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency office 
of Public Engagement and Environmental Education) is soliciting 
applications for environmental education professionals for 
consideration to serve on the National Environmental Education Advisory 
Council (NEEAC). There are nine vacancies on the Advisory Council that 
must be filled. Additional avenues and resources may be utilized in the 
solicitation of applications. In an effort to obtain nominations of 
diverse candidates, EPA encourages nominations of women and men of all 
racial and ethnic groups.

DATES: Applications should be submitted by April 15, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Submit non-electronic application materials to Javier 
Araujo, Designated Federal Officer, National Environmental Education 
Advisory Council, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Public Engagement and Environmental Education (MC 1704A), 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Room 1426 (WJCN), Washington, DC

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20460, Phone: (202) 564-2642, Fax (202) 564-2753, email: 
araujo.javier@epa.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information regarding this Request 
for Nominations, please contact Mr. Javier Araujo, Designated Federal 
Officer, araujo.javier@epa.gov, 202-564-2642, U.S. EPA, Office of 
Environmental Education, William Jefferson Clinton North, Room 1426, 
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460.
    General Information concerning NEEAC can be found on the EPA Web 
site at: http://www2.epa.gov/education/national-environmental-education-advisory-council.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Environmental Education Act 
requires that the council be comprised of (11) members appointed by the 
Administrator of the EPA. Members represent a balance of perspectives, 
professional qualifications, and experience. The Act specifies that 
members must represent the following sectors: Primary and secondary 
education (one of whom shall be a classroom teacher), two members; 
colleges and universities, two members; business and industry, two 
members; non-profit organizations, two members; state departments of 
education and natural resources, two members, and one member to 
represent senior Americans. Members are chosen to represent various 
geographic regions of the country, and the Council strives for a 
diverse representation. The professional backgrounds of Council members 
should include education, science, policy, or other appropriate 
disciplines. Each member of the Council shall hold office for a one (1) 
to three (3) year period. Members are expected to participate in up to 
two (2) meetings per year and monthly or more conference calls per 
year. Members of the council shall receive compensation and allowances, 
including travel expenses at a rate fixed by the Administrator.
    Expertise Sought: The NEEAC staff office seeks candidates with 
demonstrated experience and or knowledge in any of the following 
environmental education issue areas: (a) Integrating environmental 
education into state and local education reform and improvement; (b) 
state, local and tribal level capacity building for environmental 
education; (c) cross-sector partnerships to foster environmental 
education; (d) leveraging resources for environmental education; (e) 
design and implementation of environmental education research; (f) 
evaluation methodology; professional development for teachers and other 
education professionals; and targeting under-represented audiences, 
including low-income, multi-cultural, senior citizens and other adults.
    The NEEAC is best served by a structurally and geographically 
diverse group of individuals. Each individual will demonstrate the 
ability to make a time commitment. In addition, the individual will 
demonstrate both strong leadership and analytical skills. Also, strong 
writing skills, communication skills and the ability to evaluate 
programs in an unbiased manner are essential. Team players, which can 
meet deadlines and review items on short notice are ideal candidates.
    How to submit applications: Any interested and qualified 
individuals may be considered for appointment on the National 
Environmental Education Advisory Council. Applications should be 
submitted in electronic format to the Designated Federal Officer, 
Javier Araujo, araujo.javier@epa.gov and contain the following: Contact 
information including name, address, phone and fax numbers and an email 
address; a curriculum vitae or resume; the specific area of expertise 
in environmental education and the sector or slot the applicant is 
applying for; recent service on other national advisory committees or 
national professional organizations; a one page commentary on the 
applicant's philosophy regarding the need for, development, 
implementation and or management of environmental education nationally.
    Persons having questions about the application procedure or who are 
unable to submit applications by electronic means, should contact 
Javier Araujo (DFO), at the contact information provided above in this 
notice. Non-electronic submissions must contain the same information as 
the electronic. The NEEAC staff Office will acknowledge receipt of the 
application. The NEEAC staff office will develop a short list of 
candidates for more detailed consideration. The short list candidates 
will be required to fill out the Confidential Disclosure Form for 
Special Government Employees serving Federal Advisory Committees at the 
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. (EPA form 3110-48.) This 
confidential form allows government officials to determine whether 
there is a statutory conflict between that person's public 
responsibilities (which include membership on a Federal Advisory 
Committee) and private interests and activities and the appearance of a 
lack of impartiality as defined by Federal regulation. The form may be 
viewed and downloaded from the following URL address: http://intranet.epa.gov/ogc/ethics/EPA3110-48ver3.pdf.

    Dated: February 29, 2016.
Sarah Sowell,
Deputy Director, Office of Environmental Education.
[FR Doc. 2016-05468 Filed 3-9-16; 8:45 am]
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