Notification of a Public Meeting of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) Sulfur Oxides Panel, 11449-11450 [2017-03469]

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AGENCY: The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public meeting of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) Sulfur Oxides Panel to peer review EPA’s Integrated Science Assessment (ISA) for Sulfur Oxides—Health Criteria (Second External Review Draft— December 2016) and Review of the Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Sulfur Dioxide: Risk and Exposure Assessment Planning Document (External Review Draft). DATES: The CASAC Sulfur Oxides Panel meeting will be held on Monday, March rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:10 Feb 22, 2017 Jkt 241001 20, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) and Tuesday, March 21, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Eastern Time). ADDRESSES: Location: The public meeting will be held at the Residence Inn Arlington Capital View, 2850 South Potomac Avenue, Arlington, Virginia 22202. 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 at yeow.aaron@epa.gov. General information about the CASAC, as well as any updates concerning the meetings announced in this notice, may be found on the CASAC Web page 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 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) and recommend any new NAAQS and revisions of existing criteria and NAAQS as may be appropriate. 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 sulfur oxides. EPA is currently reviewing the primary (health-based) NAAQS for sulfur dioxide (SO2), as an indicator for health effects caused by the presence of sulfur oxides in the ambient air. Pursuant to FACA and EPA policy, notice is hereby given that the CASAC Sulfur Oxides Panel will hold a public face-to-face meeting to review EPA’s Integrated Science Assessment for Sulfur Oxides—Health Criteria (Second External Review Draft—December 2016) and Review of the Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Sulfur Dioxide: Risk and Exposure Assessment Planning Document (External Review Draft). The CASAC Sulfur Oxides Panel and CASAC will comply with the provisions of FACA and all appropriate SAB Staff Office procedural policies. Technical Contacts: Any technical questions concerning the Integrated Science Assessment for Sulfur Oxides— Health Criteria (Second External Review PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11449 Draft—December 2016) should be directed to Dr. Tom Long (long.tom@ epa.gov), EPA Office of Research and Development. Any technical questions concerning the Review of the Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Sulfur Dioxide: Risk and Exposure Assessment Planning Document (External Review Draft) should be directed to Dr. Stephen Graham (graham.stephen@epa.gov) and Dr. Nicole Hagan (hagan.nicole@ 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 available on the CASAC Web page 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 as it develops advice for EPA. 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 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 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 March 13, 2017, 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 CASAC members, statements should be supplied to the DFO (preferably via E:\FR\FM\23FEN1.SGM 23FEN1 11450 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 35 / Thursday, February 23, 2017 / Notices email) at the contact information noted above by March 13, 2017. 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 (202) 564–2050 or yeow.aaron@ epa.gov. 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: February 13, 2017. Khanna Johnston, Acting Deputy Director, EPA Science Advisory Staff Office. 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This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:10 Feb 22, 2017 Jkt 241001 description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before March 27, 2017. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA– HQ–OECA–2007–0468, to (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by email to docket.oeca@epa.gov, or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460, and (2) OMB via email to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. Address comments to OMB Desk Officer for EPA. EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes profanity, threats, information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julie Roemele, Office of Federal Activities, Mail Code 2252A, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564–5632; fax number: (202) 564–0072; email address: roemele.julie@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Supporting documents which explain in detail the information that the EPA will be collecting are available in the public docket for this ICR. The docket can be viewed online at www.regulations.gov or in person at the EPA Docket Center, WJC West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC. The telephone number for the Docket Center is 202–566–1744. For additional information about EPA’s public docket, visit http://www.epa.gov/ dockets. Abstract: The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) regulations at 40 CFR part 8, Environmental Impact Assessment of Nongovernmental Activities in Antarctica (Rule), were promulgated pursuant to the Antarctic Science, Tourism, and Conservation Act of 1996 (Act), 16 U.S.C. 2401 et seq., as amended, 16 U.S.C. 2403a, which implements the Protocol on Environmental Protection (Protocol) to the Antarctic Treaty of 1959 (Treaty). The Rule provides for assessment of the environmental impacts of nongovernmental activities in PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Antarctica, including tourism, for which the United States is required to give advance notice under Paragraph 5 of Article VII of the Treaty, and for coordination of the review of information regarding environmental impact assessments received from other Parties under the Protocol. The requirements of the Rule apply to operators of nongovernmental expeditions organized or proceeding from the territory of the United States to Antarctica and include commercial and non-commercial expeditions. The rule provides nongovernmental operators with the specific requirements they need to meet in order to comply with the requirements of Article 8 and Annex I to the Protocol. The provisions of the Rule are intended to ensure that potential environmental effects of nongovernmental activities undertaken in Antarctica are appropriately identified and considered by the operator during the planning process and that to the extent practicable appropriate environmental safeguards which would mitigate or prevent adverse impacts on the Antarctic environment are identified by the operator. Form Numbers: None. Respondents/Affected Entities: Nongovernmental operators with activities in Antarctica. Respondent’s Obligation to Respond: Mandatory (40 CFR part 8). Estimated Number of Respondents: 19 (total). Frequency of Response: Annual. Total Estimated Burden: 1,217 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b). Total Estimated Cost: $93,444 (per year), includes $0 annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs. Changes in Estimates: There is a decrease of 37 hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by OMB. This decrease is the result of a change to the level of environmental documentation EPA anticipates the operators will submit. Courtney Kerwin, Director, Regulatory Support Division. [FR Doc. 2017–03483 Filed 2–22–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P E:\FR\FM\23FEN1.SGM 23FEN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-9959-55-OA]


Notification of a Public Meeting of the Clean Air Scientific 
Advisory Committee (CASAC) Sulfur Oxides Panel

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a 
public meeting of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) 
Sulfur Oxides Panel to peer review EPA's Integrated Science Assessment 
(ISA) for Sulfur Oxides--Health Criteria (Second External Review 
Draft--December 2016) and Review of the Primary National Ambient Air 
Quality Standards for Sulfur Dioxide: Risk and Exposure Assessment 
Planning Document (External Review Draft).

DATES: The CASAC Sulfur Oxides Panel meeting will be held on Monday, 
March 20, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) and Tuesday, 
March 21, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Eastern Time).

ADDRESSES: Location: The public meeting will be held at the Residence 
Inn Arlington Capital View, 2850 South Potomac Avenue, Arlington, 
Virginia 22202.

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 at yeow.aaron@epa.gov. General information about the CASAC, 
as well as any updates concerning the meetings announced in this 
notice, may be found on the CASAC Web page 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 National Ambient Air 
Quality Standards (NAAQS) and recommend any new NAAQS and revisions of 
existing criteria and NAAQS as may be appropriate. 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 sulfur oxides. EPA is currently 
reviewing the primary (health-based) NAAQS for sulfur dioxide 
(SO2), as an indicator for health effects caused by the 
presence of sulfur oxides in the ambient air.
    Pursuant to FACA and EPA policy, notice is hereby given that the 
CASAC Sulfur Oxides Panel will hold a public face-to-face meeting to 
review EPA's Integrated Science Assessment for Sulfur Oxides--Health 
Criteria (Second External Review Draft--December 2016) and Review of 
the Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Sulfur Dioxide: 
Risk and Exposure Assessment Planning Document (External Review Draft). 
The CASAC Sulfur Oxides Panel and CASAC will comply with the provisions 
of FACA and all appropriate SAB Staff Office procedural policies.
    Technical Contacts: Any technical questions concerning the 
Integrated Science Assessment for Sulfur Oxides--Health Criteria 
(Second External Review Draft--December 2016) should be directed to Dr. 
Tom Long (long.tom@epa.gov), EPA Office of Research and Development. 
Any technical questions concerning the Review of the Primary National 
Ambient Air Quality Standards for Sulfur Dioxide: Risk and Exposure 
Assessment Planning Document (External Review Draft) should be directed 
to Dr. Stephen Graham (graham.stephen@epa.gov) and Dr. Nicole Hagan 
(hagan.nicole@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 available on the CASAC 
Web page 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 as it develops advice for EPA. 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 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 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 March 13, 2017, 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 CASAC 
members, statements should be supplied to the DFO (preferably via

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email) at the contact information noted above by March 13, 2017. 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 (202) 
564-2050 or yeow.aaron@epa.gov. 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: February 13, 2017.
Khanna Johnston,
Acting Deputy Director, EPA Science Advisory Staff Office.
[FR Doc. 2017-03469 Filed 2-22-17; 8:45 am]
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