Notification of a Closed Teleconference of the Chartered Science Advisory Board, 63479-63480 [2016-22231]

Download as PDF sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 179 / Thursday, September 15, 2016 / Notices Background: The Children’s Health Protection Advisory Committee is chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), Public Law 92– 463. EPA established this Committee in 1997 to provide independent advice to the EPA Administrator on a broad range of environmental issues affecting children’s health. The EPA Administrator appoints members for three-year terms with a cap on service at six years. The Committee meets 2–3 times annually and the average workload is approximately 10 to 15 hours per month. EPA provides reimbursement for travel and other incidental expenses associated with official government business, but members must be able to cover expenses prior to reimbursement. 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Nominations must include: • Brief statement describing the nominee’s interest in serving on the CHPAC. • Short biography (no more than one page) describing the professional and educational qualifications, including a list of relevant activities, and any current or previous service on federal advisory committees. • Attestation that nominee is not a lobbyist. • Statement about the perspective and diversity the nominee brings to the committee. • Current contact information for the nominee, including the nominee’s name, organization (and position within that organization), current business address, email address, and daytime telephone number. • Candidates may self-nominate; one letter of support is welcome. Submit nominations by September 27, 2016 by email to EPA_CHPAC@icfi.com or mail to Martha Berger, Designated Federal Officer, Office of Children’s Health Protection, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 1107T, 1301 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Martha Berger, Designated Federal Officer, U.S. EPA; telephone (202) 564– 2191 or berger.martha@epa.gov. Dated: September 6, 2016. Martha Berger, Designated Federal Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–22124 Filed 9–14–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 63479 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9952–40–OA] Notification of a Closed Teleconference of the Chartered Science Advisory Board Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA), Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office is announcing a teleconference of the Chartered SAB to conduct a review of a draft report of recommendations regarding the agency’s 2016 Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards (STAA). The Chartered SAB teleconference will be closed to the public. DATES: The Chartered SAB teleconference date is Thursday, October 11, 2016, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time). ADDRESSES: The Chartered SAB closed teleconference will take place via telephone only. General information about the SAB may be found on the SAB Web site at http://www.epa.gov/sab. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Members of the public who wish to obtain further information regarding this announcement may contact Mr. Thomas Carpenter, Designated Federal Officer, by telephone: (202) 564–4885 or email at carpenter.thomas@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. 2, and section (c)(6) of the Government in the Sunshine Act, 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(6), the EPA has determined that the chartered SAB quality review teleconference will be closed to the public. The purpose of the teleconference is for the chartered SAB to conduct a review of a draft SAB advisory report of recommendations regarding the agency’s 2016 STAA. The Chartered SAB teleconference will be closed to the public. 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. The chartered SAB makes a determination in a meeting consistent with FACA about all draft reports and determines whether the report is ready to be transmitted to the EPA Administrator. At the teleconference, the chartered SAB will conduct a review of draft report developed by an SAB committee SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\15SEN1.SGM 15SEN1 63480 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 179 / Thursday, September 15, 2016 / Notices charged with developing recommendations regarding the agency’s 2016 STAA. (for more information, see http:// yosemite.epa.gov/sab/sabproduct.nsf/ fedrgstr_activites/STAA-20162018?OpenDocument. The STAA awards are established to honor and recognize EPA employees who have made outstanding contributions in the advancement of science and technology through their research and development activities, as exhibited in publication of their results in peer reviewed journals. I have determined that the Chartered SAB quality review teleconference will be closed to the public because it is concerned with recommending employees deserving of awards. In making these draft recommendations, the EPA requires full and frank advice from the SAB. This advice will involve professional judgments on the relative merits of various employees and their respective work. Such personnel matters involve the discussion of information that is of a personal nature, the disclosure of which would be a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy and, therefore, is protected from disclosure by section (c)(6) of the Government in the Sunshine Act, 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(6). Minutes of the Chartered SAB teleconference will be certified by the chair and retained in the public record. Dated: September 7, 2016. Gina McCarthy, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2016–22231 Filed 9–14–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9952–51–Region 6] Public Water System Supervision Program Revision for the State of New Mexico Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of tentative approval. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the State of New Mexico is revising its approved Public Water System Supervision (PWSS) program. New Mexico has adopted the Revised Total Coliform Rule (RTCR) by reference under 20.7.10.100 of the New Mexico Administrative Code and Regulations Pertaining to Public Water Systems. EPA has determined that the RTCR primacy application submitted by New Mexico is no less stringent than the corresponding sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:34 Sep 14, 2016 Jkt 238001 federal regulations. 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ADDRESSES: 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: New Mexico Environment Department, Drinking Water Bureau, Harold Runnels Building, 190 St. Francis Dr., Suite S2120, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505; and United States Environmental Protection Agency, Region 6, Drinking Water Section (6WQ–SD), 1445 Ross Avenue, Suite 1200, Dallas, Texas 75202. Copies of the documents which explain the rule can also be obtained at EPA’s Web site at https://www.federal register.gov/articles/2013/02/13/201231205/national-primary-drinking-waterregulations-revisions-to-the-totalcoliform-rule and https://www.federal register.gov/articles/2014/02/26/201404173/national-primary-drinking-waterregulations-minor-corrections-to-therevisions-to-the-total-coliform, or by writing or calling Ms. Evelyn Rosborough at the address below. 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 179 (Thursday, September 15, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 63479-63480]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-22231]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-9952-40-OA]


Notification of a Closed Teleconference of the Chartered Science 
Advisory Board

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA), Science Advisory 
Board (SAB) Staff Office is announcing a teleconference of the 
Chartered SAB to conduct a review of a draft report of recommendations 
regarding the agency's 2016 Scientific and Technological Achievement 
Awards (STAA). The Chartered SAB teleconference will be closed to the 
public.

DATES: The Chartered SAB teleconference date is Thursday, October 11, 
2016, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time).

ADDRESSES: The Chartered SAB closed teleconference will take place via 
telephone only. General information about the SAB may be found on the 
SAB Web site at http://www.epa.gov/sab.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Members of the public who wish to 
obtain further information regarding this announcement may contact Mr. 
Thomas Carpenter, Designated Federal Officer, by telephone: (202) 564-
4885 or email at carpenter.thomas@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. 2, and section (c)(6) of 
the Government in the Sunshine Act, 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(6), the EPA has 
determined that the chartered SAB quality review teleconference will be 
closed to the public. The purpose of the teleconference is for the 
chartered SAB to conduct a review of a draft SAB advisory report of 
recommendations regarding the agency's 2016 STAA. The Chartered SAB 
teleconference will be closed to the public.
    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. The chartered SAB makes a determination in a meeting 
consistent with FACA about all draft reports and determines whether the 
report is ready to be transmitted to the EPA Administrator.
    At the teleconference, the chartered SAB will conduct a review of 
draft report developed by an SAB committee

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charged with developing recommendations regarding the agency's 2016 
STAA. (for more information, see http://yosemite.epa.gov/sab/sabproduct.nsf/fedrgstr_activites/STAA-2016-2018?OpenDocument.
    The STAA awards are established to honor and recognize EPA 
employees who have made outstanding contributions in the advancement of 
science and technology through their research and development 
activities, as exhibited in publication of their results in peer 
reviewed journals. I have determined that the Chartered SAB quality 
review teleconference will be closed to the public because it is 
concerned with recommending employees deserving of awards. In making 
these draft recommendations, the EPA requires full and frank advice 
from the SAB. This advice will involve professional judgments on the 
relative merits of various employees and their respective work. Such 
personnel matters involve the discussion of information that is of a 
personal nature, the disclosure of which would be a clearly unwarranted 
invasion of personal privacy and, therefore, is protected from 
disclosure by section (c)(6) of the Government in the Sunshine Act, 5 
U.S.C. 552b(c)(6). Minutes of the Chartered SAB teleconference will be 
certified by the chair and retained in the public record.

    Dated: September 7, 2016.
Gina McCarthy,
Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2016-22231 Filed 9-14-16; 8:45 am]
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