Notification of a Public Meeting of the Chartered Science Advisory Board, 17176-17177 [2018-08135]

Download as PDF 17176 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 75 / Wednesday, April 18, 2018 / Notices distributors, and importers of aerosol coatings. These regulated entities fall within the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code 32551, ‘‘Paint and Coating Manufacturing’’ and NAICS Code 325998, ‘‘All Other Miscellaneous Chemical Production and Preparation Manufacturing.’’ Respondent’s obligation to respond: Mandatory under 40 CFR part 59, subpart E. Estimated number of respondents: 65 (total). Frequency of response: Annual, triennial. Total estimated burden: 12,259 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b). Total estimated cost: $855,113 (per year), includes no annualized capital or operation and maintenance costs. Changes in Estimates: There is a decrease of 6 hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by OMB. This decrease is due to addressing calculation errors in the previously approved ICR. Dated: April 11, 2018. Penny Lassiter, Acting Director, Sector Policies and Programs Division. [FR Doc. 2018–08041 Filed 4–17–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9976–97–OA] Notification of a Public Meeting of the Chartered Science Advisory Board Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public meeting of the chartered SAB to: (1) Conduct a quality review of a draft SAB report on an Screening Methodologies to Support Risk and Technology Reviews (RTR) for National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: RTR; (2) discuss information provided by the EPA on planned actions in the 2017 semi-annual regulatory agenda and their supporting science; and (3) receive briefings from the EPA Office of Research and Development, the Office of Water, and the Office of Air. DATES: The public meeting will be held on Thursday, May 31, 2018, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Friday June 1, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. amozie on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:31 Apr 17, 2018 Jkt 244001 The meeting will be held at the Washington Plaza Hotel, 10 Thomas Circle NW, Washington, DC 20005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public who wants further information concerning the meeting may contact Mr. Thomas Carpenter, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), EPA Science Advisory Board (1400R), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20460; via telephone/voice mail (202) 564–4885, or email at carpenter.thomas@epa.gov. General information concerning the SAB can be found on the EPA website at http:// www.epa.gov/sab. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: 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. ADDRESSES: (1) Quality Review of a Draft SAB Review Report on the Screening Methodologies To Support Risk and Technology Reviews (RTR): A Case Study Analysis EPA’s Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS) requested that the SAB conduct a review of the methods for conducting Risk and Technology Review Assessments in conjunction with assessments of residual risk required by the Clean Air Act. These assessments evaluate the effects of industrial emissions of hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) on public health and the environment. The SAB convened RTR Methods Panel to review EPA’s draft Screening Methodologies to Support Risk and Technology Reviews (RTR) (External Review Draft May, 2017). The chartered SAB will conduct a quality review of the panel’s 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 PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 EPA Administrator. These reviews are conducted in a public meeting as required by FACA. Background on the current advisory activity, Screening Methodologies to Support Risk and Technology Reviews (RTR): A Case Study Analysis can be found on the SAB website at http:// yosemite.epa.gov/sab/sabproduct.nsf/ fedrgstr_activites/RTR%20 Screening%20Methods%20Review? OpenDocument. (2) Discussion of Information in the Agency’s Semiannual Regulatory Agenda As part of the EPA’s effort to routinely inform the SAB about proposed and planned agency actions that have a scientific or technical basis, the agency provided notice to the SAB that the Office of Management and Budget published the ‘‘Unified (Regulatory) Agenda’’ on the Web on and available at: http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ eAgendaMain. The SAB convened a Work Group to review information provided in the agency’s 2017 regulatory agenda regarding EPA planned actions and their supporting science. The SAB will discuss recommendations and information developed by the Work Group regarding the adequacy of the science supporting the planned actions. Information about this advisory activity can be found on the Web at: http:// yosemite.epa.gov/sab/sabproduct.nsf/ fedrgstr_activites/SAB%20Spring% 202017%20Reg%20Agenda?Open Document. Availability of Meeting Materials: A meeting agenda and other materials for the meeting will be placed on the SAB website at http://epa.gov/sab. 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 the EPA. Members of the public can submit relevant comments pertaining to the EPA’s charge, meeting materials, or the group providing advice. Input from the public to the SAB will have the most impact if it provides specific scientific or technical information or analysis for the SAB to consider or if it relates to the clarity or accuracy of the technical information. Members of the public wishing to E:\FR\FM\18APN1.SGM 18APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 75 / Wednesday, April 18, 2018 / Notices 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. Persons interested in providing oral statements at the May 31–June 1, 2018, meeting should contact Mr. Thomas Carpenter, DFO, in writing (preferably via email) at the contact information noted above by May 22, 2018 to be placed on the list of registered speakers. Written Statements: Written statements for the May 31–June 1, 2018, meeting should be received in the SAB Staff Office by March 22, 2018, so that the information can be made available to the SAB for its consideration prior to the meeting. Written statements should be supplied to the DFO at the contact information above via email (preferred) or in hard copy with original signature. Submitters are requested to provide a signed and unsigned version of each document because the SAB Staff Office does not publish documents with signatures on its websites. Members of the public should be aware that their personal contact information, if included in any written comments, may be posted to the SAB website. 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. Carpenter at the phone number or email address noted above, preferably at least ten days prior to the meeting, to give the EPA as much time as possible to process your request. 17177 Dated: April 12, 2018. Khanna Johnston, Deputy Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office. [FR Doc. 2018–08135 Filed 4–17–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Deletion of Item From Sunshine Act Meeting April 13, 2016. The following item has been deleted from the list of items scheduled for consideration at the Tuesday, April 17, 2018, Open Meeting and previously listed in the Commission’s Notice of April 10, 2018. Item No. Bureau Subject 7 ................... MEDIA ....................................................... TITLE: Amendment of Section 73.624(g) of the Commission’s Rules Regarding Submission of FCC Form 2100, Schedule G, Used to Report TV Stations’ Ancillary or Supplementary Services (MB Docket No. 17–264); Modernization of Media Regulation Initiative (MB Docket No. 17–105). SUMMARY: The Commission will consider a Report and Order that would revise Section 73.624(g) of its rules to reduce broadcaster reporting obligations relating to the provision of ancillary or supplementary services. Federal Communications Commission. Katura Jackson, Federal Register Liaison Officer, Office of the Secretary. [FR Doc. 2018–08207 Filed 4–16–18; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P Contact Person for More Information: Kimberly Weaver, Director, Office of External Affairs, (202) 942–1640. Dated: April 12, 2018. Dharmesh Vashee, Deputy General Counsel, Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board. [FR Doc. 2018–08089 Filed 4–17–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P Meeting Agenda; April 23, 2018, In Person, 8:30 a.m. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Open Session amozie on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES FEDERAL RETIREMENT THRIFT INVESTMENT BOARD Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry 1. Approval of the Meeting Minutes for the March 26, 2018 Board Member Meeting 2. Monthly Reports (a) Participant Activity Report (b) Legislative Report 3. Quarterly Reports (c) Investment Performance (d) Budget Review (e) Audit Status 4. OCFO Annual Report 5. Internal Audit 6. Annual Financial Audit—CLA 7. DOL Presentation 8. IT Update Closed Session Information covered under 5 U.S.C. 552b (c)(9)(B). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:31 Apr 17, 2018 Jkt 244001 [Docket No. ATSDR–2018–0003] Proposed Substances To Be Evaluated for Toxicological Profile Development Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). ACTION: Request for comments on proposed substances to be evaluated for Toxicological Profile development. AGENCY: The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) within the Department of Health and Human Services is initiating the development of another set of Toxicological Profiles. This notice SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 solicits public nominations of substances for ATSDR to evaluate for Toxicological Profile development. ATSDR will consider nominations from the Substance Priority List, as well as any non-Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERLA) substances that may have public health implications, on the basis of ATSDR’s authority to prepare Toxicological Profiles for substances not found at sites on the National Priorities List. The agency will do so in order to ‘‘. . . establish and maintain inventory of literature, research, and studies on the health effects of toxic substances’’, to respond to requests for consultation, and to support the site-specific response actions conducted by ATSDR, as otherwise necessary. DATES: Nominations from the Substance Priority List and/or additional substances must be submitted by May 18, 2018. ADDRESSES: You may submit nominations, identified by Docket No. ATSDR–2018–0003 by any of the following methods: • Internet: Access the Federal eRulemaking portal at www.regulations.gov. 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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 75 (Wednesday, April 18, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 17176-17177]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-08135]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-9976-97-OA]


Notification of a Public Meeting of the Chartered Science 
Advisory Board

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 chartered 
SAB to: (1) Conduct a quality review of a draft SAB report on an 
Screening Methodologies to Support Risk and Technology Reviews (RTR) 
for National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: RTR; (2) 
discuss information provided by the EPA on planned actions in the 2017 
semi-annual regulatory agenda and their supporting science; and (3) 
receive briefings from the EPA Office of Research and Development, the 
Office of Water, and the Office of Air.

DATES: The public meeting will be held on Thursday, May 31, 2018, from 
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Friday June 1, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 
p.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Washington Plaza Hotel, 10 
Thomas Circle NW, Washington, DC 20005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public who wants 
further information concerning the meeting may contact Mr. Thomas 
Carpenter, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), EPA Science Advisory Board 
(1400R), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue 
NW, Washington, DC 20460; via telephone/voice mail (202) 564-4885, or 
email at [email protected]. General information concerning the 
SAB can be found on the EPA website at http://www.epa.gov/sab.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Background: 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.

(1) Quality Review of a Draft SAB Review Report on the Screening 
Methodologies To Support Risk and Technology Reviews (RTR): A Case 
Study Analysis

    EPA's Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS) 
requested that the SAB conduct a review of the methods for conducting 
Risk and Technology Review Assessments in conjunction with assessments 
of residual risk required by the Clean Air Act. These assessments 
evaluate the effects of industrial emissions of hazardous air 
pollutants (HAPs) on public health and the environment. The SAB 
convened RTR Methods Panel to review EPA's draft Screening 
Methodologies to Support Risk and Technology Reviews (RTR) (External 
Review Draft May, 2017).
    The chartered SAB will conduct a quality review of the panel's 
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.
    Background on the current advisory activity, Screening 
Methodologies to Support Risk and Technology Reviews (RTR): A Case 
Study Analysis can be found on the SAB website at http://yosemite.epa.gov/sab/sabproduct.nsf/fedrgstr_activites/RTR%20Screening%20Methods%20Review?OpenDocument.

(2) Discussion of Information in the Agency's Semiannual Regulatory 
Agenda

    As part of the EPA's effort to routinely inform the SAB about 
proposed and planned agency actions that have a scientific or technical 
basis, the agency provided notice to the SAB that the Office of 
Management and Budget published the ``Unified (Regulatory) Agenda'' on 
the Web on and available at: http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/eAgendaMain.
    The SAB convened a Work Group to review information provided in the 
agency's 2017 regulatory agenda regarding EPA planned actions and their 
supporting science. The SAB will discuss recommendations and 
information developed by the Work Group regarding the adequacy of the 
science supporting the planned actions. Information about this advisory 
activity can be found on the Web at: http://yosemite.epa.gov/sab/sabproduct.nsf/fedrgstr_activites/SAB%20Spring%202017%20Reg%20Agenda?OpenDocument.
    Availability of Meeting Materials: A meeting agenda and other 
materials for the meeting will be placed on the SAB website at http://epa.gov/sab.
    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 the EPA. Members of 
the public can submit relevant comments pertaining to the EPA's charge, 
meeting materials, or the group providing advice. Input from the public 
to the SAB will have the most impact if it provides specific scientific 
or technical information or analysis for the SAB to consider or if it 
relates to the clarity or accuracy of the technical information. 
Members of the public wishing to

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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. 
Persons interested in providing oral statements at the May 31-June 1, 
2018, meeting should contact Mr. Thomas Carpenter, DFO, in writing 
(preferably via email) at the contact information noted above by May 
22, 2018 to be placed on the list of registered speakers.
    Written Statements: Written statements for the May 31-June 1, 2018, 
meeting should be received in the SAB Staff Office by March 22, 2018, 
so that the information can be made available to the SAB for its 
consideration prior to the meeting. Written statements should be 
supplied to the DFO at the contact information above via email 
(preferred) or in hard copy with original signature. Submitters are 
requested to provide a signed and unsigned version of each document 
because the SAB Staff Office does not publish documents with signatures 
on its websites. Members of the public should be aware that their 
personal contact information, if included in any written comments, may 
be posted to the SAB website. 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. Carpenter at the 
phone number or email address noted above, preferably at least ten days 
prior to the meeting, to give the EPA as much time as possible to 
process your request.

    Dated: April 12, 2018.
 Khanna Johnston,
 Deputy Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office.
[FR Doc. 2018-08135 Filed 4-17-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 6560-50-P