Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Chartered Science Advisory Board (SAB), 14723-14724 [2017-05718]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 54 / Wednesday, March 22, 2017 / Notices days prior to the meeting at carrillo.oscar@epa.gov. Meeting Access: For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, please contact Oscar Carrillo at 202–564–0347 or carrillo.oscar@epa.gov. To request accommodation of a disability, please contact Oscar Carrillo, preferably at least 10 days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request. distribution, or use is consistent with the terms of the previously approved labeling on, or that accompanied, the canceled products. Authority: 7 U.S.C. 136 et seq. Dated: January 31, 2017. Delores Barber, Director, Information Technology and Resources Management Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. 2017–05717 Filed 3–21–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P Dated: February 28, 2017. Oscar Carrillo, Designated Federal Officer. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FR Doc. 2017–05719 Filed 3–21–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P [FRL–9959–97–OARM] National and Governmental Advisory Committees Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of public advisory committee meeting. AGENCY: asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [FRL–9959–79–OA] Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92–463, notice is hereby given that the National Advisory Committee and the Governmental Advisory Committee will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, March 28 and Wednesday, March 29, 2017 in Washington, DC. The meeting is open to the public. Due to unforeseen administrative circumstances, EPA is announcing this meeting with less than 15 calendar days notice. DATES: The National and Governmental Advisory Committees will hold an open meeting on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Wednesday, March 29, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Purpose of Meeting: The purpose of the meeting is to provide advice on the draft CEC 2017–18 Operational Plan and to discuss other trade and environment issues in North America. The meeting will also include a public comment session. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the U.S. EPA, Conference Room 2138, located in the William Jefferson Clinton South Building, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20004. Telephone: 202–564–2294. The meeting is open to the public, with limited seating on a first-come, first-served basis. General Information: The agenda, meeting materials, and general information about the NAC and GAC will be available at http:// www2.epa.gov/faca/nac-gac. If you wish to make oral comments or submit written comments to the NAC/GAC please contact Oscar Carrillo at least five SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:14 Mar 21, 2017 Jkt 241001 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Chartered Science Advisory Board (SAB) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference of the Chartered SAB to discuss the draft SAB Review of Lake Erie Nutrient Load Reduction Models and Targets (February, 2017) and conduct a quality review. Due to unforeseen administrative circumstances, EPA is announcing this meeting with less than 15 calendar days’ notice. DATES: The teleconference will be held on Thursday, March 30, 2017, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 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. Thomas Carpenter, 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) 564–4885 or at carpenter.thomas@epa.gov. General information about the SAB, 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/sab. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The SAB was established pursuant to the Environmental Research, Development, and Demonstration Authorization Act (ERDDAA), codified at 42 U.S.C. 4365, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14723 to provide independent scientific and technical advice to the Administrator on the scientific and technical basis for Agency positions and regulations. The SAB is a Federal Advisory Committee chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C., App. 2. The SAB will comply with the provisions of FACA and all appropriate SAB Staff Office procedural policies. Pursuant to FACA and EPA policy, notice is hereby given that the SAB will hold a public meeting to discuss and deliberate on the topics below. The Chartered SAB will conduct a quality review of the Lake Erie Phosphorus Objective Review Panel draft report before it is transmitted to the EPA Administrator. The SAB quality review process ensures that all draft reports developed by SAB panels, committees or workgroups are reviewed and approved by the Chartered SAB before being finalized and transmitted to the EPA Administrator. These reviews are conducted in a public meeting as required by FACA. EPA Region 5 has asked the SAB to provide advice on further modeling, monitoring, and analyses needed to support implementation and evaluation of the nutrient reduction goals as part of an ongoing, adaptive management approach. Background on the Lake Erie Nutrient Targets and Adaptive Management activity is available on the SAB Web site at: http:// yosemite.epa.gov/sab/sabproduct.nsf/ fedrgstr_activites/GLWQA%20Annex %204?OpenDocument. Pursuant to FACA and EPA policy, notice is hereby given that the Chartered SAB will hold a public teleconference to discuss the SAB Review of Lake Erie Nutrient Load Reduction Models and Targets (February 2017). The Chartered SAB will comply with the provisions of FACA and all appropriate SAB Staff Office procedural policies. Technical Contacts: Any technical questions concerning the documents reviewed by the SAB should be directed to Ms. Santina Wortman, Water Division, U.S. EPA Region 5, 77 West Jackson Boulevard (WW–15J), Chicago, Illinois 60604, phone (312) 353–8319 or via email at wortman.santina@epa.gov. Availability of Meeting Materials: Prior to the meeting, the review documents, agenda and other materials will be accessible on the SAB Web site at http://www.epa.gov/sab/. Procedures for Providing Public Input: Public comment for consideration by the EPA’s federal advisory committees and panels has a different purpose from public comment provided to the EPA program offices. Therefore, the process for submitting comments to a federal E:\FR\FM\22MRN1.SGM 22MRN1 asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 14724 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 54 / Wednesday, March 22, 2017 / Notices 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 the EPA. Members of the public can submit comments for a federal advisory committee to consider as it develops advice for the 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 SAB to consider during the advisory process. Input from the public to the SAB will have the most impact if it provides specific scientific or technical information or analysis for SAB 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. Thomas Carpenter, DFO, in writing (preferably via email) at the contact information noted above by March 23, 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 March 23, 2017, so that the information may be made available to the SAB 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 SAB 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. Thomas Carpenter at the contact information provided above. To request accommodation of a disability, please contact Mr. Carpenter preferably at least ten days prior to each meeting to give the EPA as much time as possible to process your request. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:14 Mar 21, 2017 Jkt 241001 Dated: February 16, 2017. Khanna Johnston, Acting Deputy Director, EPA Science Advisory Staff Office. [FR Doc. 2017–05718 Filed 3–21–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2017–0042; FRL–9958–85] Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee; Request for Nominations to the Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs is inviting nominations from a diverse range of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment to the Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee (PPDC). The PPDC is chartered to provide advice and recommendations to the EPA Administrator on a broad range of issues concerning pesticide regulatory development and reform initiatives, evolving public policy and program implementation issues, and science issues associated with evaluating and reducing risks from pesticide use. To maintain the representation outlined by the charter, nominees will be selected to represent: Environmental/public interest and animal rights groups; farm worker organizations; pesticide industry and trade associations; pesticide user, grower, and commodity groups; federal/ state/local and tribal governments; academia; and public health organizations. Vacancies are expected to be filled by July 2017. Sources in addition to this Federal Register Notice may be utilized in the solicitation of nominees. DATES: Nominations should be submitted no later than April 21, 2017. ADDRESSES: Submit nominations electronically with the subject line ‘‘PPDC Membership 2017’’ to zimmerman.dea@epa.gov. You may also submit nominations by mail to: Dea Zimmerman (LC–8J), PPDC Designated Federal Officer, Office of Pesticide Programs, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 77 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60604. Non-electronic submissions must follow the same format and contain the same information. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dea Zimmerman, Designated Federal Officer for the PPDC, telephone number: (312) SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 353–6344; email address: zimmerman.dea@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. General Information A. Does this action apply to me? This action is directed to the public in general, and may be of particular interest to persons who work in agricultural settings or persons who are concerned about implementation of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA); the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA); and the amendments to both of these major pesticide laws by the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA) of 1996; and the Pesticide Registration Improvement Act. Potentially affected entities may include, but are not limited to: Agricultural workers and farmers; pesticide industry and trade associations; environmental, consumer, and farmworker groups; pesticide users and growers; animal rights groups; pest consultants; State, local and Tribal governments; academia; public health organizations; and the public. If you have questions regarding the applicability of this action to a particular entity, consult the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. B. How can I get copies of this document and other related information? The docket for this action, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPP–2017–0042, is available at http://www.regulations.gov or at the Office of Pesticide Programs Regulatory Public Docket (OPP Docket) in the Environmental Protection Agency Docket Center (EPA/DC), West William Jefferson Clinton Bldg., Rm. 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001. 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 OPP Docket is (703) 305–5805. Please review the visitor instructions and additional information about the docket available at http://www.epa.gov/dockets. II. Background The PPDC is a federal advisory committee chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), Public Law 92–463. EPA established the PPDC in September 1995 to provide advice and recommendations to the EPA Administrator on issues associated with pesticide regulatory development and reform initiatives, evolving public policy and program implementation E:\FR\FM\22MRN1.SGM 22MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 54 (Wednesday, March 22, 2017)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-9959-79-OA]


Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Chartered Science 
Advisory Board (SAB)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a 
public teleconference of the Chartered SAB to discuss the draft SAB 
Review of Lake Erie Nutrient Load Reduction Models and Targets 
(February, 2017) and conduct a quality review. Due to unforeseen 
administrative circumstances, EPA is announcing this meeting with less 
than 15 calendar days' notice.

DATES: The teleconference will be held on Thursday, March 30, 2017, 
from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 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. 
Thomas Carpenter, 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) 564-4885 or at carpenter.thomas@epa.gov. 
General information about the SAB, 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/sab.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The SAB was established pursuant to the 
Environmental Research, Development, and Demonstration Authorization 
Act (ERDDAA), codified at 42 U.S.C. 4365, to provide independent 
scientific and technical advice to the Administrator on the scientific 
and technical basis for Agency positions and regulations. The SAB is a 
Federal Advisory Committee chartered under the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C., App. 2. The SAB will comply with the 
provisions of FACA and all appropriate SAB Staff Office procedural 
policies. Pursuant to FACA and EPA policy, notice is hereby given that 
the SAB will hold a public meeting to discuss and deliberate on the 
topics below.
    The Chartered SAB will conduct a quality review of the Lake Erie 
Phosphorus Objective Review Panel draft report before it is transmitted 
to the EPA Administrator. The SAB quality review process ensures that 
all draft reports developed by SAB panels, committees or workgroups are 
reviewed and approved by the Chartered SAB before being finalized and 
transmitted to the EPA Administrator. These reviews are conducted in a 
public meeting as required by FACA.
    EPA Region 5 has asked the SAB to provide advice on further 
modeling, monitoring, and analyses needed to support implementation and 
evaluation of the nutrient reduction goals as part of an ongoing, 
adaptive management approach. Background on the Lake Erie Nutrient 
Targets and Adaptive Management activity is available on the SAB Web 
site at: http://yosemite.epa.gov/sab/sabproduct.nsf/fedrgstr_activites/GLWQA%20Annex%204?OpenDocument.
    Pursuant to FACA and EPA policy, notice is hereby given that the 
Chartered SAB will hold a public teleconference to discuss the SAB 
Review of Lake Erie Nutrient Load Reduction Models and Targets 
(February 2017). The Chartered SAB will comply with the provisions of 
FACA and all appropriate SAB Staff Office procedural policies.
    Technical Contacts: Any technical questions concerning the 
documents reviewed by the SAB should be directed to Ms. Santina 
Wortman, Water Division, U.S. EPA Region 5, 77 West Jackson Boulevard 
(WW-15J), Chicago, Illinois 60604, phone (312) 353-8319 or via email at 
wortman.santina@epa.gov.
    Availability of Meeting Materials: Prior to the meeting, the review 
documents, agenda and other materials will be accessible on the SAB Web 
site at http://www.epa.gov/sab/.
    Procedures for Providing Public Input: Public comment for 
consideration by the EPA's federal advisory committees and panels has a 
different purpose from public comment provided to the EPA program 
offices. Therefore, the process for submitting comments to a federal

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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 the EPA. Members of 
the public can submit comments for a federal advisory committee to 
consider as it develops advice for the 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 SAB to consider during the advisory process. Input from the public 
to the SAB will have the most impact if it provides specific scientific 
or technical information or analysis for SAB 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. Thomas 
Carpenter, DFO, in writing (preferably via email) at the contact 
information noted above by March 23, 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 
March 23, 2017, so that the information may be made available to the 
SAB 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 SAB 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. Thomas Carpenter at 
the contact information provided above. To request accommodation of a 
disability, please contact Mr. Carpenter preferably at least ten days 
prior to each meeting to give the EPA as much time as possible to 
process your request.

    Dated: February 16, 2017.
 Khanna Johnston,
Acting Deputy Director, EPA Science Advisory Staff Office.
[FR Doc. 2017-05718 Filed 3-21-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 6560-50-P