Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Air, Climate, and Energy Subcommittee Meeting-October 2016, 67349-67350 [2016-23687]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 190 / Friday, September 30, 2016 / Notices John Anderson 202–586–0521. The U.S Department of Energy (DOE) has adopted the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s FEIS #20150325, filed with the U.S. EPA on 11/13/2015. DOE was a cooperating agency on the project. Therefore, recirculation of the document is not necessary under Section 1506.3(c) of the CEQ Regulations EIS No. 20160224, Draft, AFS, CO, La Garita Hills Restoration Project, Comment Period Ends: 11/14/2016, Contact: Diana McGinn 719–852–6241 Amended Notices EIS No. 20160211, Final, USAF, GU, Divert Activities and Exercises, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Review Period Ends: 10/25/2016, Contact: Mark Petersen 808–449–1078 Revision to FR Notice Published 09/ 26/2016; Correction to the Review Period to End 10/25/2016. Dated: September 27, 2016 Dawn Roberts, Management Analyst, NEPA Compliance Division, Office of Federal Activities. [FR Doc. 2016–23703 Filed 9–29–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–ORD–2015–0365; FRL–9953–47– ORD] Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Air, Climate, and Energy Subcommittee Meeting—October 2016 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92–463, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Research and Development (ORD), gives notice of a meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Air, Climate, and Energy Subcommittee. DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 25, 2016, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and will continue on Wednesday, October 26, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. All times noted are Eastern Time. The meeting may adjourn early if all business is finished. Attendees should register by October 18, 2016. Requests for the draft agenda or for making oral presentations at the meeting will be accepted up to one business day before the meeting. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:49 Sep 29, 2016 Jkt 238001 The meeting will be held at the EPA’s RTP Main Campus Facility, 109 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27711. Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–ORD–2015– 0365, by one of the following methods: • www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. • Email: Send comments by electronic mail (email) to: ORD.Docket@ epa.gov, Attention Docket ID No. EPA– HQ–ORD–2015–0365. • Fax: Fax comments to: (202) 566– 0224, Attention Docket ID No. EPA– HQ–ORD–2015–0365. • Mail: Send comments by mail to: Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Air, Climate, and Energy Subcommittee Docket, Mail Code: 2822T, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20004, Attention Docket ID No. EPA– HQ–ORD–2015–0365. • Hand Delivery or Courier: Deliver comments to: EPA Docket Center (EPA/ DC), Room 3334, William Jefferson Clinton West Building, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC, Attention Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– ORD–2015–0365. Note: This is not a mailing address. Deliveries are only accepted during the docket’s normal hours of operation, and special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information. Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–ORD–2015– 0365. The EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change and may be made available online at www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, unless the 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 the EPA will not know your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an email comment directly to the 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, the 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 the EPA cannot read your ADDRESS: PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 67349 comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, the EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid the use of special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses. For additional information about the EPA’s public docket visit the EPA Docket Center homepage at http://www.epa.gov/ dockets/. Docket: All 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 in www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Air, Climate, and Energy Subcommittee Docket, EPA/DC, William Jefferson Clinton West Building, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC. The 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, and the telephone number for the ORD Docket is (202) 566–1752. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Designated Federal Officer via mail at: Tim Benner, Mail Code 8104R, Office of Science Policy, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; via phone/voice mail at: (202) 564–6769; via fax at: (202) 565–2911; or via email at: benner.tim@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: General Information: The meeting is open to the public. Any member of the public interested in receiving a draft agenda, attending the meeting, or making a presentation at the meeting may contact Tim Benner, the Designated Federal Officer, via any of the contact methods listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section above. In general, each individual making an oral presentation will be limited to a total of three minutes. For security purposes, all attendees must provide their names to the Designated Federal Officer or register online at https:// www.eventbrite.com/e/us-epa-bosc-airclimate-and-energy-subcommitteemeeting-tickets-28117149150 by October 18, 2016, and must go through a metal detector, sign in with the security desk, and show REAL ID Actcompliant government-issued photo E:\FR\FM\30SEN1.SGM 30SEN1 67350 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 190 / Friday, September 30, 2016 / Notices identification to enter the building. Attendees are encouraged to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the meeting to allow sufficient time for security screening. Proposed agenda items for the meeting include, but are not limited to, the following: Overview of materials provided to the subcommittee; Update on ORD’s Air, Climate, and Energy Research Program; Review of charge questions; Presentations on research efforts related to social science; and Subcommittee discussion. Information on Services for Individuals with Disabilities: For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, please contact Tim Benner at (202) 564–6769 or benner.tim@epa.gov. To request accommodation of a disability, please contact Tim Benner, preferably at least ten days prior to the meeting, to give the EPA as much time as possible to process your request. Dated: September 26, 2016. Fred S. Hauchman, Director, Office of Science Policy. [FR Doc. 2016–23687 Filed 9–29–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OW–2016–0438; FRL–9953–44– OW] Request for Public Comments To Be Sent to EPA on Peer Review Materials To Inform the Safe Drinking Water Act Decision Making on Perchlorate Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of request for public comment. AGENCY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the release of materials for public comment that will undergo expert peer review in support of the EPA’s Safe Drinking Water Act decision making on perchlorate. This request is one of two Federal Register notices being published concurrently, seeking public comment on two separate sets of peer review materials. The Agency requests comment on both the draft Biologically Based Dose-Response Model and an accompanying draft model report entitled ‘‘Biologically Based DoseResponse Models for the Effect of Perchlorate on Thyroid Hormones in the Infant, Breast Feeding Mother, Pregnant Mother, and Fetus: Model Development, Revision, and Preliminary DoseResponse Analyses.’’ These materials mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:49 Sep 29, 2016 Jkt 238001 will be reviewed by an expert peer review panel and the panelists will consider the public comments received. A companion notice published on this date requests comments on the interim list of peer reviewers and draft peer review charge questions to be sent to EPA’s contractor, Versar, Inc. DATES: Comments on the draft Biologically Based Dose-Response (BBDR) model and draft report must be received by EPA on or before November 14, 2016. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OW–2016–0438, 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information concerning the draft BBDR model and the draft report, please contact Russ Perkinson at U.S. EPA, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water, Standards and Risk Management Division (Mail Code 4607M), 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone: 202–564–4901; or email:perkinson.russ@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Information on EPA’s Biologically Based Dose-Response (BBDR) Model for Perchlorate in Drinking Water EPA has begun development of a national primary drinking water regulation (NPDWR) for perchlorate, in accordance with the requirements of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). One statutory requirement is that the Agency must request comment from EPA’s Science Advisory Board (SAB) prior to PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 proposal of a maximum contaminant level goal (MCLG) and a NPDWR. In 2012, EPA sought guidance from the SAB on how best to consider and interpret life stage information, epidemiologic and biomonitoring data, physiologically-based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) analyses and the totality of perchlorate health information to derive an MCLG for perchlorate. In 2013, the SAB recommended that, ‘‘. . . EPA derive a perchlorate MCLG that addresses sensitive life stages through physiologically-based pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic (PBPK/PD) modeling based upon its mode of action rather than the default MCLG approach using the reference dose and specific chemical exposure parameters’’ (Advice on Approaches to Derive a Maximum Contaminant Level Goal for Perchlorate, EPA–SAB–13– 004). Based on the SAB’s recommendations, EPA, with contributions from Food and Drug Administration scientists, developed a BBDR (also known as a PBPK/PD) model. The BBDR model was developed by integrating PBPK models for perchlorate and iodide with BBDR models for thyroid hormones to predict the effect of perchlorate on the thyroid gland in formula-fed and breast-fed infants for the postnatal period from days 7 to 90, as well as lactating women. The draft model is focused on the condition of hypothyroxinemia as an indicator of the potential adverse health effects. This integrated draft model predicts the effects of perchlorate on serum thyroid hormone concentrations in the pregnant and lactating mother exposed to perchlorate in the diet and in infants exposed via ingestion of perchlorate in formula or breast milk. II. How To Obtain the Draft BBDR Model and Draft Reports EPA’s draft model report entitled ‘‘Biologically Based Dose Response Models for the Effect of Perchlorate on Thyroid Hormones in the Infant, Breast Feeding Mother, Pregnant Mother, and Fetus: Model Development, Revision, and Preliminary Dose-Response Analyses’’ is available electronically and can be accessed using the Public Docket at http://www.regulations.gov (Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OW–2016– 0438). The draft BBDR model code files can be accessed at https://hero.epa.gov/ hero/index.cfm/reference/details/ reference_id/3352518. All written comments must be submitted during the public comment period. E:\FR\FM\30SEN1.SGM 30SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 190 (Friday, September 30, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 67349-67350]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-23687]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-ORD-2015-0365; FRL-9953-47-ORD]


Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Air, Climate, and Energy 
Subcommittee Meeting--October 2016

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-
463, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Research 
and Development (ORD), gives notice of a meeting of the Board of 
Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Air, Climate, and Energy Subcommittee.

DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 25, 2016, from 8:00 
a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and will continue on Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 
from 8:30 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. All times noted are Eastern Time. The 
meeting may adjourn early if all business is finished. Attendees should 
register by October 18, 2016. Requests for the draft agenda or for 
making oral presentations at the meeting will be accepted up to one 
business day before the meeting.

ADDRESS:  The meeting will be held at the EPA's RTP Main Campus 
Facility, 109 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, North 
Carolina 27711. Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-
HQ-ORD-2015-0365, by one of the following methods:
     www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for 
submitting comments.
     Email: Send comments by electronic mail (email) to: 
ORD.Docket@epa.gov, Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2015-0365.
     Fax: Fax comments to: (202) 566-0224, Attention Docket ID 
No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2015-0365.
     Mail: Send comments by mail to: Board of Scientific 
Counselors (BOSC) Air, Climate, and Energy Subcommittee Docket, Mail 
Code: 2822T, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20004, 
Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2015-0365.
     Hand Delivery or Courier: Deliver comments to: EPA Docket 
Center (EPA/DC), Room 3334, William Jefferson Clinton West Building, 
1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC, Attention Docket ID No. 
EPA-HQ-ORD-2015-0365. Note: This is not a mailing address. Deliveries 
are only accepted during the docket's normal hours of operation, and 
special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed 
information.
    Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-
2015-0365. The EPA's policy is that all comments received will be 
included in the public docket without change and may be made available 
online at www.regulations.gov, including any personal information 
provided, unless the 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 the EPA will not know your identity or contact 
information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you 
send an email comment directly to the 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, the 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 the EPA cannot read your comment due to technical 
difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, the EPA may not 
be able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid the use 
of special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of any 
defects or viruses. For additional information about the EPA's public 
docket visit the EPA Docket Center homepage at http://www.epa.gov/dockets/.
    Docket: All 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 
in www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the Board of Scientific 
Counselors (BOSC) Air, Climate, and Energy Subcommittee Docket, EPA/DC, 
William Jefferson Clinton West Building, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution 
Ave. NW., Washington, DC. The 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, and the 
telephone number for the ORD Docket is (202) 566-1752.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Designated Federal Officer via 
mail at: Tim Benner, Mail Code 8104R, Office of Science Policy, Office 
of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; via phone/voice mail at: 
(202) 564-6769; via fax at: (202) 565-2911; or via email at: 
benner.tim@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    General Information: The meeting is open to the public. Any member 
of the public interested in receiving a draft agenda, attending the 
meeting, or making a presentation at the meeting may contact Tim 
Benner, the Designated Federal Officer, via any of the contact methods 
listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section above. In 
general, each individual making an oral presentation will be limited to 
a total of three minutes. For security purposes, all attendees must 
provide their names to the Designated Federal Officer or register 
online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/us-epa-bosc-air-climate-and-energy-subcommittee-meeting-tickets-28117149150 by October 18, 2016, 
and must go through a metal detector, sign in with the security desk, 
and show REAL ID Act-compliant government-issued photo

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identification to enter the building. Attendees are encouraged to 
arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the meeting to allow 
sufficient time for security screening. Proposed agenda items for the 
meeting include, but are not limited to, the following: Overview of 
materials provided to the subcommittee; Update on ORD's Air, Climate, 
and Energy Research Program; Review of charge questions; Presentations 
on research efforts related to social science; and Subcommittee 
discussion.
    Information on Services for Individuals with Disabilities: For 
information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, 
please contact Tim Benner at (202) 564-6769 or benner.tim@epa.gov. To 
request accommodation of a disability, please contact Tim Benner, 
preferably at least ten days prior to the meeting, to give the EPA as 
much time as possible to process your request.

    Dated: September 26, 2016.
Fred S. Hauchman,
Director, Office of Science Policy.
[FR Doc. 2016-23687 Filed 9-29-16; 8:45 am]
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