Human Studies Review Board; Notification of Public Meetings, 68414-68415 [2016-23987]

Download as PDF 68414 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 192 / Tuesday, October 4, 2016 / Notices ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9953–67–OA] Notification of a Public Meeting of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) Oxides of Nitrogen Primary NAAQS Review Panel Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public meeting of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) Oxides of Nitrogen Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) Review Panel to peer review EPA’s Policy Assessment for the Review of the Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Nitrogen Dioxide (External Review Draft—September 2016). DATES: The CASAC Oxides of Nitrogen Primary NAAQS Review Panel meeting will be on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) and on Thursday, November 10, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Eastern Time). LOCATION: The public meeting will be held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Alexandria Old Town, 1900 Diagonal Road, Alexandria, Virginia 22314. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public wishing to obtain information concerning the public meeting may contact Mr. Aaron Yeow, 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 at (202) 564–2050 or via email at yeow.aaron@epa.gov. General information about the CASAC, as well as any updates concerning the meeting announced in this notice, may be found on the CASAC Web site at http:// www.epa.gov/casac. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The CASAC was established pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA) Amendments of 1977, codified at 42 U.S.C. 7409(d)(2), to review air quality criteria and NAAQS and recommend any new NAAQS and revisions of existing criteria and NAAQS as may be appropriate. The CASAC shall also provide advice, information, and recommendations to the Administrator on the scientific and technical aspects of issues related to the criteria for air quality standards, research related to air quality, sources of air pollution, and of adverse effects which may result from various strategies mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:01 Oct 03, 2016 Jkt 241001 to attain and maintain air quality standards. The CASAC is a Federal Advisory Committee chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C., App. 2. Section 109(d)(1) of the CAA requires that the Agency periodically review and revise, as appropriate, the air quality criteria and the NAAQS for the six ‘‘criteria’’ air pollutants, including oxides of nitrogen. EPA is currently reviewing the primary (health-based) NAAQS for nitrogen dioxide (NO2) as an indicator for health effects caused by the presence of oxides of nitrogen in the ambient air. Pursuant to FACA and EPA policy, notice is hereby given that the CASAC Oxides of Nitrogen Primary NAAQS Review Panel will hold a public meeting to peer review EPA’s Policy Assessment for the Review of the Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Nitrogen Dioxide (External Review Draft—September 2016). The CASAC Oxides of Nitrogen Primary NAAQS Review Panel and the CASAC will comply with the provisions of FACA and all appropriate SAB Staff Office procedural policies. Technical Contacts: Any technical questions concerning the Policy Assessment for the Review of the Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Nitrogen Dioxide (External Review Draft—September 2016) should be directed to Dr. Jennifer Nichols (nichols.jennifer@epa.gov), EPA Office of Air and Radiation. Availability of Meeting Materials: Prior to the meeting, the review documents, agenda and other materials will be accessible on the CASAC Web site at http://www.epa.gov/casac/. 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 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 EPA. Members of the public can submit relevant comments on the topic of this advisory activity, including the charge to the panel and the EPA review documents, and/or the group conducting the activity, for the CASAC to consider during the advisory process. Input from the public to the CASAC will have the most impact if it provides specific scientific or technical information or analysis for CASAC panels to consider or if it relates to the clarity or accuracy of the technical PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 information. Members of the public wishing to provide comment should contact the DFO directly. Oral Statements: In general, individuals or groups requesting an oral presentation at a public meeting will be limited to five minutes. Each person making an oral statement should consider providing written comments as well as their oral statement so that the points presented orally can be expanded upon in writing. Interested parties should contact Mr. Aaron Yeow, DFO, in writing (preferably via email) at the contact information noted above by November 2, 2016, to be placed on the list of public speakers. Written Statements: Written statements will be accepted throughout the advisory process; however, for timely consideration by Panel members, statements should be supplied to the DFO (preferably via email) at the contact information noted above by November 2, 2016. It is the SAB Staff Office general policy to post written comments on the Web page for the advisory meeting or teleconference. Submitters are requested to provide an unsigned version of each document because the SAB Staff Office does not publish documents with signatures on its Web sites. Members of the public should be aware that their personal contact information, if included in any written comments, may be posted to the CASAC Web site. Copyrighted material will not be posted without explicit permission of the copyright holder. Accessibility: For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, please contact Mr. Aaron Yeow at the contact information provided above. To request accommodation of a disability, please contact Mr. Yeow preferably at least ten days prior to each meeting to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request. Dated: September 28, 2016. Khanna Johnston, Acting Deputy Director, EPA Science Advisory Staff Office. [FR Doc. 2016–23974 Filed 10–3–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9953–70–ORD] Human Studies Review Board; Notification of Public Meetings Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\04OCN1.SGM 04OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 192 / Tuesday, October 4, 2016 / Notices The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of the Science Advisor announces two separate public meetings of the Human Studies Review Board (HSRB) to advise the Agency on the ethical and scientific review of research involving human subjects. DATES: A public virtual meeting will be held on October 19–20, 2016, from 1:00 p.m. to approximately 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time each day. A separate, subsequent teleconference meeting is planned for Tuesday, December 13, 2016, from 2:00 p.m. to approximately 3:30 p.m. for the HSRB to finalize its Final Report of the October 19–20, 2016 meeting. ADDRESSES: Both of these meetings will be conducted entirely by telephone and on the Internet using Adobe Connect. For detailed access information visit the HSRB Web site: http://www2.epa.gov/ osa/human-studies-review-board. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public who wishes to receive further information should contact the HSRB Designated Federal Official, Jim Downing on telephone number (202) 564–2468; fax number: (202) 564–2070; email address: downing.jim@epa.gov; or mailing address: Environmental Protection Agency, Office of the Science Advisor, Mail code 8105R, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Meeting access: These meetings are open to the public. Meeting materials are available at the HSRB Web site: http://www2.epa.gov/osa/humanstudies-review-board for questions on document availability, or if you do not have access to the Internet, consult with Jim Downing listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Special accommodations. For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, or to request accommodation of a disability, please contact Jim Downing listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT at least 10 days prior to the meeting to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: How may I participate in this meeting? The HSRB encourages the public’s input. You may participate in these meetings by following the instructions in this section. 1. Oral comments. Requests to present oral comments during either conference call will be accepted up to Noon Eastern Time on Wednesday, October 12, 2016, for the October 19–20, 2016 meeting and up to Noon Eastern Time on Thursday, December 8, 2016 for the December 13, 2016 conference call. To the extent that time permits, interested persons who VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:01 Oct 03, 2016 Jkt 241001 68415 have not pre-registered may be permitted by the HSRB Chair to present oral comments during either call at the designated time on the agenda. Oral comments before the HSRB are generally limited to five minutes per individual or organization. If additional time is available, further public comments may be possible. 2. Written comments. Submit your written comments prior to the meetings. For the Board to have the best opportunity to review and consider your comments as it deliberates, you should submit your comments by Noon Eastern Time on Wednesday, October 12, 2016, for the October 19–20, 2016 conference call, and by noon Eastern Time on Thursday, December 8, 2016 for the December 13, 2016 teleconference. If you submit comments after these dates, those comments will be provided to the HSRB members, but you should recognize that the HSRB members may not have adequate time to consider your comments prior to their discussion. You should submit your comments to Jim Downing listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. There is no limit on the length of written comments for consideration by the HSRB. On December 13, 2016, the Human Studies Review Board will review and finalize their draft Final Report from the October 19–20, 2016 meeting. The draft report will be available prior to the conference call at http://www2.epa.gov/ osa/human-studies-review-board. Meeting minutes and final reports. Minutes of these meetings, summarizing the matters discussed and recommendations made by the HSRB, will be released within 90 calendar days of the meeting. These minutes will be available at http://www2.epa.gov/osa/ human-studies-review-board. In addition, information regarding the HSRB’s Final Report, will be found at http://www2.epa.gov/osa/humanstudies-review-board or from Jim Downing listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Background Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority The HSRB is a Federal advisory committee operating in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act 5 U.S.C. App. 2 § 9. The HSRB provides advice, information, and recommendations on issues related to scientific and ethical aspects of human subjects research that are submitted to the Office of Pesticide Programs to be used for regulatory purposes. The major objectives of the HSRB are to provide advice and recommendations on: (1) Research proposals and protocols; (2) reports of completed research with human subjects; and (3) how to strengthen EPA’s programs for protection of human subjects of research. Topics for discussion. On Wednesday, October 19, 2016, EPA’s Human Studies Review Board will consider a Protocol for Laboratory Evaluation of Mosquito Bite Protection from Permethrin-treated Clothing for the U.S. Army after 0, 20 and/or 50 washings. On Thursday, October 20, 2016 the HSRB will consider: A Study for Measurement of Potential Dermal and Inhalation Exposure during Manual Pouring of Two Solid Formulations Containing an Antimicrobial. Meeting materials for these two topics will be available in advance of the meeting at http:// www2.epa.gov/osa/human-studiesreview-board. PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Thomas A. Burke, EPA Science Advisor. [FR Doc. 2016–23987 Filed 10–3–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION [OMB 3060–1079] Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. 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Human Studies Review Board; Notification of Public Meetings

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of the 
Science Advisor announces two separate public meetings of the Human 
Studies Review Board (HSRB) to advise the Agency on the ethical and 
scientific review of research involving human subjects.

DATES: A public virtual meeting will be held on October 19-20, 2016, 
from 1:00 p.m. to approximately 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time each day. A 
separate, subsequent teleconference meeting is planned for Tuesday, 
December 13, 2016, from 2:00 p.m. to approximately 3:30 p.m. for the 
HSRB to finalize its Final Report of the October 19-20, 2016 meeting.

ADDRESSES: Both of these meetings will be conducted entirely by 
telephone and on the Internet using Adobe Connect. For detailed access 
information visit the HSRB Web site: http://www2.epa.gov/osa/human-studies-review-board.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public who wishes to 
receive further information should contact the HSRB Designated Federal 
Official, Jim Downing on telephone number (202) 564-2468; fax number: 
(202) 564-2070; email address: downing.jim@epa.gov; or mailing address: 
Environmental Protection Agency, Office of the Science Advisor, Mail 
code 8105R, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Meeting access: These meetings are open to the public. Meeting 
materials are available at the HSRB Web site: http://www2.epa.gov/osa/human-studies-review-board for questions on document availability, or 
if you do not have access to the Internet, consult with Jim Downing 
listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.
    Special accommodations. For information on access or services for 
individuals with disabilities, or to request accommodation of a 
disability, please contact Jim Downing listed under FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT at least 10 days prior to the meeting to give EPA 
as much time as possible to process your request.

How may I participate in this meeting?

    The HSRB encourages the public's input. You may participate in 
these meetings by following the instructions in this section.
    1. Oral comments. Requests to present oral comments during either 
conference call will be accepted up to Noon Eastern Time on Wednesday, 
October 12, 2016, for the October 19-20, 2016 meeting and up to Noon 
Eastern Time on Thursday, December 8, 2016 for the December 13, 2016 
conference call. To the extent that time permits, interested persons 
who have not pre-registered may be permitted by the HSRB Chair to 
present oral comments during either call at the designated time on the 
agenda. Oral comments before the HSRB are generally limited to five 
minutes per individual or organization. If additional time is 
available, further public comments may be possible.
    2. Written comments. Submit your written comments prior to the 
meetings. For the Board to have the best opportunity to review and 
consider your comments as it deliberates, you should submit your 
comments by Noon Eastern Time on Wednesday, October 12, 2016, for the 
October 19-20, 2016 conference call, and by noon Eastern Time on 
Thursday, December 8, 2016 for the December 13, 2016 teleconference. If 
you submit comments after these dates, those comments will be provided 
to the HSRB members, but you should recognize that the HSRB members may 
not have adequate time to consider your comments prior to their 
discussion. You should submit your comments to Jim Downing listed under 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. There is no limit on the length of 
written comments for consideration by the HSRB.

Background

    The HSRB is a Federal advisory committee operating in accordance 
with the Federal Advisory Committee Act 5 U.S.C. App. 2 Sec.  9. The 
HSRB provides advice, information, and recommendations on issues 
related to scientific and ethical aspects of human subjects research 
that are submitted to the Office of Pesticide Programs to be used for 
regulatory purposes. The major objectives of the HSRB are to provide 
advice and recommendations on: (1) Research proposals and protocols; 
(2) reports of completed research with human subjects; and (3) how to 
strengthen EPA's programs for protection of human subjects of research.
    Topics for discussion. On Wednesday, October 19, 2016, EPA's Human 
Studies Review Board will consider a Protocol for Laboratory Evaluation 
of Mosquito Bite Protection from Permethrin-treated Clothing for the 
U.S. Army after 0, 20 and/or 50 washings. On Thursday, October 20, 2016 
the HSRB will consider: A Study for Measurement of Potential Dermal and 
Inhalation Exposure during Manual Pouring of Two Solid Formulations 
Containing an Antimicrobial. Meeting materials for these two topics 
will be available in advance of the meeting at http://www2.epa.gov/osa/human-studies-review-board.
    On December 13, 2016, the Human Studies Review Board will review 
and finalize their draft Final Report from the October 19-20, 2016 
meeting. The draft report will be available prior to the conference 
call at http://www2.epa.gov/osa/human-studies-review-board.
    Meeting minutes and final reports. Minutes of these meetings, 
summarizing the matters discussed and recommendations made by the HSRB, 
will be released within 90 calendar days of the meeting. These minutes 
will be available at http://www2.epa.gov/osa/human-studies-review-board. In addition, information regarding the HSRB's Final Report, will 
be found at http://www2.epa.gov/osa/human-studies-review-board or from 
Jim Downing listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

Thomas A. Burke,
EPA Science Advisor.
[FR Doc. 2016-23987 Filed 10-3-16; 8:45 am]
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