Notification of a Public Meeting of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC); Secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards Review Panel for Oxides of Nitrogen and Sulfur, 15701-15702 [2017-06316]

Download as PDF asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 60 / Thursday, March 30, 2017 / Notices a briefing from Mr. Barry Pike, Program Executive Officer, Missiles and Space, U.S. Army, on the utilization of Army resources to address adversary long range strike capabilities; a briefing on the Joint Force Special Operations Combatant Command Insights for the Pacific Region from Colonel William Nagel, Special Operations Command— Pacific; and a briefing on the operational programs and planning in the U.S. Pacific area of operations by Dr. George Ka’iliwai, U.S. Pacific Command. The Day Two briefing will be an overview of DoD’s planning and development of strategic capabilities across DoD missions presented by Dr. William Roper, Director, Strategic Capabilities Office, Office of the Secretary of Defense. The remainder of this day will be the Long Range Effects 2017 Summer Study Task Force’s four panel break-out sessions: Architecture; Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR); Basing, Delivery, and Weapons; Command, Control, Communications, and Cyber. These panels will meet simultaneously to discuss topics to analyze in support of the study. The Day Two will close with discussion of the four panel’s work. In accordance with section 10(d) of the FACA and 41 CFR 102–3.155, the DoD has determined that the Long Range Effects 2017 Summer Study Task Force meeting will be closed to the public. Specifically, the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics), in consultation with the DoD Office of General Counsel, has determined in writing that the meeting will be closed to the public because matters covered by 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(1) will be considered. The determination is based on the consideration that it is expected that discussions throughout will involve classified matters of national security concern. Such classified material is so intertwined with the unclassified material that it cannot reasonably be segregated into separate discussions without defeating the effectiveness and meaning of the overall meetings. To permit the meeting to be open to the public would preclude discussion of such matters and would greatly diminish the ultimate utility of the DSB’s findings and recommendations to the Secretary of Defense and to the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics. In accordance with section 10(a)(3) of the FACA and 41 CFR 102–3.105(j) and 102–3.140, interested persons may submit a written statement for consideration by the Long Range Effects 2017 Summer Study Task Force members at any time regarding its VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:09 Mar 29, 2017 Jkt 241001 mission or in response to the stated agenda of a planned meeting. Individuals submitting a written statement must submit their statement to the DSB’s DFO—Ms. Karen D.H. Saunders, Executive Director, Defense Science Board, 3140 Defense Pentagon, Room 3B888A, Washington, DC 20301, via email at karen.d.saunders.civ@ mail.mil or via phone at (703) 571–0079 at any point; however, if a written statement is not received at least 3 calendar days prior to the meeting, which is the subject of this notice, then it may not be provided to or considered by the Long Range Effects 2017 Summer Study Task Force until the next meeting of this task force. The DFO will review all submissions with the Long Range Effects 2017 Summer Study Task Force Co-Chairs and ensure they are provided to Long Range Effects 2017 Summer Study Task Force members prior to the end of the two-day meeting on March 24, 2017. Dated: March 24, 2017. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register, Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 2017–06229 Filed 3–29–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9960–25–OA] Notification of a Public Meeting of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC); Secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards Review Panel for Oxides of Nitrogen and Sulfur Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public meeting of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) Secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards Review Panel for Oxides of Nitrogen and Sulfur to peer review EPA’s Integrated Science Assessment for Oxides of Nitrogen, Oxides of Sulfur, and Particulate Matter—Ecological Criteria (First External Review Draft). DATES: The public meeting of the CASAC Secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards Review Panel for Oxides of Nitrogen and Sulfur will be held on Wednesday May 24, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time) and Thursday, May 25, 2017, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15701 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Eastern Time). Location: The public meeting will be held at the Hilton Durham Hotel near Duke University, 3800 Hillsborough Road, Durham, North Carolina, 27705. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public wishing to obtain information concerning the public meeting may contact Dr. Thomas Armitage, 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) 564–2155 or at armitage.thomas@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 oxides of nitrogen, oxides of sulfur, and particulate matter (PM). EPA is currently reviewing the secondary (welfare-based) ambient air quality standards for oxides of nitrogen, oxides of sulfur, and PM. Pursuant to FACA and EPA policy, notice is hereby given that the CASAC Secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards Review Panel for Oxides of Nitrogen and Sulfur will hold a public face-to-face meeting to review EPA’s Integrated Science Assessment for Oxides of Nitrogen, Oxides of Sulfur, and Particulate Matter—Ecological Criteria (First External Review Draft). The CASAC Secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards Review Panel for Oxides of Nitrogen and Sulfur will comply with the provisions of FACA and all appropriate SAB Staff Office procedural policies. The Panel will provide advice to the EPA Administrator through the chartered CASAC. Technical Contacts: Any technical questions concerning the Integrated Science Assessment for Oxides of Nitrogen, Oxides of Sulfur, and E:\FR\FM\30MRN1.SGM 30MRN1 asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 15702 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 60 / Thursday, March 30, 2017 / Notices Particulate Matter—Ecological Criteria (First External Review Draft) should be directed to Dr. Tara Greaver (greaver.tara@epa.gov), EPA Office of Research and Development. 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 Dr. Thomas Armitage, DFO, in writing (preferably via email) at the contact information noted above by May 17, 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 email) at the contact information noted above by May 17, 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:09 Mar 29, 2017 Jkt 241001 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 Dr. Armitage at (202) 564–2155 or armitage.thomas@ epa.gov. To request accommodation of a disability, please contact Dr. Armitage preferably at least ten days prior to each meeting to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request. Dated: March 10, 2017. Khanna Johnston, Acting Deputy Director, EPA Science Advisory Staff Office. [FR Doc. 2017–06316 Filed 3–29–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–ORD–2013–0620 and Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OAR–2014– 0128; FRL–9959–72–ORD] First External Review Draft Integrated Science Assessment for Oxides of Nitrogen, Oxides of Sulfur, and Particulate Matter—Ecological Criteria Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of public comment period. AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing a public comment period for the draft document titled, ‘‘First External Review Draft Integrated Science Assessment for Oxides of Nitrogen, Oxides of Sulfur, and Particulate Matter—Ecological Criteria’’ (EPA/600/R–16/372). The draft document was prepared by the National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) within EPA’s Office of Research and Development (ORD) as part of the review of the secondary (welfare-based) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for oxides of nitrogen, oxides of sulfur, and particulate matter. The Integrated Science Assessment (ISA), in conjunction with additional technical and policy assessments, provides the scientific basis for EPA’s decisions on the adequacy of the current NAAQS and the appropriateness of possible alternative standards. On January 28, 2016, EPA released a separate ISA as part of an independent review for the primary (health-based) NAAQS for oxides of nitrogen (EPA/600/R–15/068). In addition, EPA is currently developing separate ISAs to support the primary SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 NAAQS review for oxides of sulfur and the primary and non-ecological secondary (e.g., visibility, climate, materials damage) NAAQS review for particulate matter. EPA is releasing this draft document to seek review by the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) and the public (meeting date and location to be specified in a separate Federal Register notice). This draft document is not final, as described in EPA’s information quality guidelines, and it does not represent, and should not be construed to represent, Agency policy or views. When revising the document, EPA will consider any public comments submitted during the public comment period specified in this notice. DATES: The public comment period begins on March 30, 2017, and ends on May 24, 2017. Comments must be received on or before May 24, 2017. ADDRESSES: The ‘‘First External Review Draft Integrated Science Assessment for Oxides of Nitrogen, Oxides of Sulfur, and Particulate Matter—Ecological Criteria’’ will be available primarily via the internet on EPA’s Integrated Science Assessment home page at https:// www.epa.gov/isa/integrated-scienceassessment-isa-oxides-nitrogen-andsulfur-ecological or the public docket at http://www.regulations.gov, Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–ORD–2013–0620 and Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OAR–2014– 0128. A limited number of CD–ROM copies will be available. Contact Ms. Marieka Boyd by phone: 919–541–0031; fax: 919–541–5078; or email: boyd.marieka@epa.gov to request a CD– ROM, and please provide your name, your mailing address, and the document title, ‘‘First External Review Draft Integrated Science Assessment for Oxides of Nitrogen, Oxides of Sulfur, and Particulate Matter—Ecological Criteria’’ to facilitate processing of your request. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information on the public comment period, contact the ORD Docket at the EPA Headquarters Docket Center; phone: 202–566–1752; fax: 202–566– 9744; or email: Docket_ORD@epa.gov. For technical information, contact Dr. Tara Greaver, NCEA; phone: 919–541– 2435; fax: 919–541–1818; or email: greaver.tara@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Information About the Document Section 108(a) of the Clean Air Act directs the Administrator to identify certain pollutants which, among other things, ‘‘cause or contribute to air pollution which may reasonably be anticipated to endanger public health or E:\FR\FM\30MRN1.SGM 30MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 60 (Thursday, March 30, 2017)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-06316]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-9960-25-OA]


Notification of a Public Meeting of the Clean Air Scientific 
Advisory Committee (CASAC); Secondary National Ambient Air Quality 
Standards Review Panel for Oxides of Nitrogen and Sulfur

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 meeting of the Clean Air 
Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) Secondary National Ambient Air 
Quality Standards Review Panel for Oxides of Nitrogen and Sulfur to 
peer review EPA's Integrated Science Assessment for Oxides of Nitrogen, 
Oxides of Sulfur, and Particulate Matter--Ecological Criteria (First 
External Review Draft).

DATES: The public meeting of the CASAC Secondary National Ambient Air 
Quality Standards Review Panel for Oxides of Nitrogen and Sulfur will 
be held on Wednesday May 24, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. (Eastern 
Standard Time) and Thursday, May 25, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
(Eastern Time).
    Location: The public meeting will be held at the Hilton Durham 
Hotel near Duke University, 3800 Hillsborough Road, Durham, North 
Carolina, 27705.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public wishing to 
obtain information concerning the public meeting may contact Dr. Thomas 
Armitage, 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) 
564-2155 or at armitage.thomas@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 oxides of nitrogen, oxides of 
sulfur, and particulate matter (PM). EPA is currently reviewing the 
secondary (welfare-based) ambient air quality standards for oxides of 
nitrogen, oxides of sulfur, and PM.
    Pursuant to FACA and EPA policy, notice is hereby given that the 
CASAC Secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards Review Panel for 
Oxides of Nitrogen and Sulfur will hold a public face-to-face meeting 
to review EPA's Integrated Science Assessment for Oxides of Nitrogen, 
Oxides of Sulfur, and Particulate Matter--Ecological Criteria (First 
External Review Draft). The CASAC Secondary National Ambient Air 
Quality Standards Review Panel for Oxides of Nitrogen and Sulfur will 
comply with the provisions of FACA and all appropriate SAB Staff Office 
procedural policies. The Panel will provide advice to the EPA 
Administrator through the chartered CASAC.
    Technical Contacts: Any technical questions concerning the 
Integrated Science Assessment for Oxides of Nitrogen, Oxides of Sulfur, 
and

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Particulate Matter--Ecological Criteria (First External Review Draft) 
should be directed to Dr. Tara Greaver (greaver.tara@epa.gov), EPA 
Office of Research and Development.
    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 Dr. Thomas Armitage, DFO, in writing (preferably via email) at 
the contact information noted above by May 17, 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 
email) at the contact information noted above by May 17, 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 Dr. Armitage at (202) 
564-2155 or armitage.thomas@epa.gov. To request accommodation of a 
disability, please contact Dr. Armitage preferably at least ten days 
prior to each meeting to give EPA as much time as possible to process 
your request.

    Dated: March 10, 2017.
 Khanna Johnston,
 Acting Deputy Director, EPA Science Advisory Staff Office.
[FR Doc. 2017-06316 Filed 3-29-17; 8:45 am]
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