Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Chartered Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) and the CASAC Oxides of Nitrogen Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) Review Panel, 95137 [2016-31217]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 248 / Tuesday, December 27, 2016 / Notices has occurred because this ICR rounds totals to three significant figures. Spencer Clark, Acting Director, Regulatory Support Division. [FR Doc. 2016–31165 Filed 12–23–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9957–38–OA] Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Chartered Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) and the CASAC Oxides of Nitrogen Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) Review Panel Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference of the Chartered Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) and the CASAC Oxides of Nitrogen Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) Review Panel to discuss the CASAC draft review of 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 teleconference will be held on Tuesday, January 24, 2017, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Eastern Time). Location: The public teleconference will be held by telephone only. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public wishing to obtain information concerning the public teleconference 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/voice mail at (202) 564–2050 or 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 EPA 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 asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:45 Dec 23, 2016 Jkt 241001 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 any adverse effects which may result from various strategies 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 Chartered CASAC and the CASAC Oxides of Nitrogen Primary NAAQS Review Panel will hold a public teleconference to discuss the CASAC draft review of the EPA’s Policy Assessment for the Review of the Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Nitrogen Dioxide (External Review Draft—September 2016). The Chartered CASAC and CASAC Oxides of Nitrogen Primary NAAQS Review Panel 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. Scott Jenkins (jenkins.scott@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 comments for a federal advisory committee to consider as it develops advice for EPA. Interested members of the public may submit PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 95137 relevant written or oral information on the topic of this advisory activity, 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 to consider or if it relates to the clarity or accuracy of the technical information. Members of the public wishing to provide comment should follow the instructions below to submit comments. Oral Statements: In general, individuals or groups requesting an oral presentation on a public teleconference will be limited to three 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 January 17, 2017, to be placed on the list of public speakers. Written Statements: Written statements should be supplied to the DFO via email at the contact information noted above by January 17, 2017, so that the information may be made available to the Committee/Panel members for their consideration. 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: December 19, 2016. Khanna Johnston, Acting Deputy Director, EPA Science Advisory Staff Office. [FR Doc. 2016–31217 Filed 12–23–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P E:\FR\FM\27DEN1.SGM 27DEN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-9957-38-OA]


Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Chartered Clean 
Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) and the CASAC Oxides of 
Nitrogen Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) Review 
Panel

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory 
Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference of the 
Chartered Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) and the CASAC 
Oxides of Nitrogen Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standards 
(NAAQS) Review Panel to discuss the CASAC draft review of 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 teleconference will be held on Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 
from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Eastern Time).
    Location: The public teleconference will be held by telephone only.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public wishing to 
obtain information concerning the public teleconference 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/voice mail 
at (202) 564-2050 or 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 EPA 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 any 
adverse effects which may result from various strategies 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 
Chartered CASAC and the CASAC Oxides of Nitrogen Primary NAAQS Review 
Panel will hold a public teleconference to discuss the CASAC draft 
review of the EPA's Policy Assessment for the Review of the Primary 
National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Nitrogen Dioxide (External 
Review Draft--September 2016). The Chartered CASAC and CASAC Oxides of 
Nitrogen Primary NAAQS Review Panel 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. Scott Jenkins (jenkins.scott@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 comments for a federal advisory committee to consider 
as it develops advice for EPA. Interested members of the public may 
submit relevant written or oral information on the topic of this 
advisory activity, 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 to consider or if it 
relates to the clarity or accuracy of the technical information. 
Members of the public wishing to provide comment should follow the 
instructions below to submit comments. Oral Statements: In general, 
individuals or groups requesting an oral presentation on a public 
teleconference will be limited to three 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 January 17, 2017, to be placed on the list of public 
speakers. Written Statements: Written statements should be supplied to 
the DFO via email at the contact information noted above by January 17, 
2017, so that the information may be made available to the Committee/
Panel members for their consideration. 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: December 19, 2016.
Khanna Johnston,
Acting Deputy Director, EPA Science Advisory Staff Office.
[FR Doc. 2016-31217 Filed 12-23-16; 8:45 am]
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