National Environmental Justice Advisory Council; Notification of Public Meeting, Public Teleconference and Public Comment, 34572-34573 [2018-15621]

Download as PDF 34572 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 140 / Friday, July 20, 2018 / Notices Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Bureau of Land Management; • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), on behalf of the U.S. Department of Commerce; • U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA); • State of Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office (LOSCO), Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ), Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF), and Department of Natural Resources (LDNR); • State of Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality; • State of Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and Geological Survey of Alabama; • State of Florida Department of Environmental Protection and Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission; and • State of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, General Land Office, and Commission on Environmental Quality. On April 4, 2016, the Trustees reached and finalized a settlement of their natural resource damage claims with BP in a Consent Decree approved by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Pursuant to that Consent Decree, restoration projects in the Louisiana Restoration Area are now chosen and managed by the Louisiana TIG. The Louisiana TIG is composed of the following Trustees: CPRA, LOSCO, LDEQ, LDWF, LDNR, EPA, DOI, NOAA, USDA. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Background A Notice of Availability of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group Draft Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment #4: Nutrient Reduction (Nonpoint Source) and Recreational Opportunities (Draft RP/EA #4) was published in the Federal Register on April 20, 2018. The Louisiana TIG hosted a public meeting on April 24, 2018, in New Orleans, and the public comment period for the Draft RP/EA #4 closed on May 21, 2018. The Draft RP/ EA #4 proposed twenty-three restoration projects, evaluated in accordance with OPA and NEPA. The Louisiana TIG considered the public comments received on the Draft RP/EA #4 which informed the Louisiana TIG’s analyses and selection of the restoration projects in the Final RP/EA #4. A summary of the public comments received and the Trustees’ responses to those comments are included in Chapter 7 of the Final RP/EA #4. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:06 Jul 19, 2018 Jkt 244001 Overview of the Final RP/EA #4 The Final RP/EA #4 is being released in accordance with OPA NRDA regulations found in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 15 CFR 990, and NEPA (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.). In the Final RP/EA #4, the Louisiana TIG selects the following preferred project alternatives: Nutrient Reduction (Nonpoint Source): • Nutrient Reduction on Dairy Farms in St. Helena and Tangipahoa Parishes • Nutrient Reduction on Dairy Farms in Washington Parish • Nutrient Reduction on Cropland and Grazing Lands in Bayou Folse • Winter Water Holding on Cropland in Vermilion and Cameron Parishes Plus Agricultural Best Management Practices Recreational Use: • Pass-a-Loutre Wildlife Management Area Crevasse Access • Pass-a-Loutre Wildlife Management Area Campgrounds • Grand Isle State Park Improvements • Chitimacha Boat Launch • Sam Houston Jones State Park Improvements • Montegut S1/S2 Access/Pointe-auxChenes Fishing Piers • WHARF Phase 1 • Bayou Segnette State Park Improvements • Atchafalaya Delta Wildlife Management Area Access • Atchafalaya Delta Wildlife Management Area Campgrounds • Rockefeller Piers/Rockefeller Signage • St. Bernard State Park Improvements • Cypremort Point State Park Improvements • The Wetlands Center • Recreational Use Improvements at Barataria Preserve in Jefferson Parish, Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, Barataria Unit • Des Allemands Boat Launch • Middle Pearl • Improvements to Grand Avoille Boat Launch • Belle Chasse The Louisiana TIG has examined the injuries assessed by the Deepwater Horizon Trustees and evaluated restoration alternatives to address the injuries. In the Final RP/EA #4, the Louisiana TIG presents to the public its plan for providing partial compensation for lost recreational use services and reducing nutrients from nonpoint sources in the Louisiana Restoration Area. The selected projects are intended to continue the process of using restoration funding to reduce nutrients PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (nonpoint source) and restore recreational use services lost as a result of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The total estimated cost of the selected projects is $47.5 million. Additional restoration planning for the Louisiana Restoration Area will continue. Administrative Record The documents comprising the Administrative Record for the Final RP/EA #4 and FONSI can be viewed electronically at http://www.doi.gov/ deepwaterhorizon/administrativerecord. Authority The authority for this action is the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (33 U.S.C. 2701 et seq.), its implementing NRDA regulations found at 15 CFR part 990, and NEPA (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.). Dated: July 2, 2018. Benita Best-Wong, Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Water. [FR Doc. 2018–15347 Filed 7–19–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9980–87–OP] National Environmental Justice Advisory Council; Notification of Public Meeting, Public Teleconference and Public Comment Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notification of public meeting. AGENCY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), Public Law 92–463, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hereby provides notice that the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC) will meet on the dates and times described below. All meetings are open to the public. Members of the public are encouraged to provide comments relevant to the specific issues being considered by the NEJAC. For additional information about registering to attend the meeting or to provide public comment, please see ‘‘REGISTRATION’’ under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Due to a limited space, seating at the NEJAC meeting will be on a first-come, first served basis. Pre-registration is highly suggested. SUMMARY: The NEJAC will convene a public face-to-face meeting beginning on Tuesday, August 14, 2018, starting at 6:00 p.m., Eastern Time. The NEJAC meeting will continue August 15–16, DATES: E:\FR\FM\20JYN1.SGM 20JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 140 / Friday, July 20, 2018 / Notices daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 2018, from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time. The meeting discussion will focus on several topics including, but not limited to, environmental justice concerns of communities in Boston, MA and surrounding areas; discussion and deliberation of the final report from the NEJAC Environmental Justice and Water Infrastructure Finance and Capacity Work Group; and the proactive efforts of EPA Region 1 to advance environmental justice. One public comment period relevant to the specific issues being considered by the NEJAC (see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION) is scheduled for Tuesday, August 14, 2018, starting at 6:00 p.m., Eastern Time. Members of the public who wish to participate during the public comment period are highly encouraged to pre-register by 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time on Monday, August 6, 2018. ADDRESSES: The NEJAC meeting will be held at the Boston Park Plaza, 50 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116–3912. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions or correspondence concerning the public meeting should be directed to Karen L. Martin, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, by mail at 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, (MC2201A), Washington, DC 20460; by telephone at 202–564–0203; via email at martin.karenl@epa.gov; or by fax at 202–564–1624. Additional information about the NEJAC is available at https:// www.epa.gov/environmentaljustice/ national-environmental-justiceadvisory-council. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Charter of the NEJAC states that the advisory committee ‘‘will provide independent advice and recommendations to the Administrator about broad, crosscutting issues related to environmental justice. The NEJAC’s efforts will include evaluation of a broad range of strategic, scientific, technological, regulatory, community engagement and economic issues related to environmental justice.’’ Registration Registration for the August 14–16, 2018, pubic face-to-face meeting will be processed at https://nejac-publicmeeting-august-2018.eventbrite.com. Pre-registration is highly suggested. Registration for the August 15–16, 2018, pubic meeting teleconference option will be processed at https://nejacpublic-teleconference-option-august2018.eventbrite.com. Pre-registration is required. Registration closes at 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time on Monday, August 6, 2018. The deadline to sign up to speak during the public comment VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:06 Jul 19, 2018 Jkt 244001 period, or to submit written public comments, is 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time on Monday, August 6, 2018. When registering, please provide your name, organization, city and state, email address, and telephone number for follow up. Please also indicate whether you would like to provide public comment during the meeting, and whether you are submitting written comments before the Monday, August 6, 2018, deadline. A. Public Comment B. Information About Services for Individuals With Disabilities or Requiring English Language Translation Assistance For information about access or services for individuals requiring assistance, please contact Karen L. Martin, at (202) 564–0203 or via email at martin.karenl@epa.gov. To request special accommodations for a disability or other assistance, please submit your request at least fourteen (14) working days prior to the meeting, to give EPA sufficient time to process your request. All requests should be sent to the address, email, or phone/fax number listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. Dated: July 5, 2018. Matthew Tejada, Designated Federal Officer, National Environmental Justice Advisory Council. [FR Doc. 2018–15621 Filed 7–19–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OW–2014–0350; FRL–9980–98– OEI] Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; National Fish Program (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR)— National Fish Program (formerly referred to as the National Listing of Fish Advisories); EPA ICR Number 1959.06, OMB Control Number 2040– 0226—to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through July 31, 2018. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on February 22, 2018 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller 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: Additional comments may be submitted on or before August 20, 2018. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA– HQ–OW–2014–0350, to (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by email to OWDocket@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: Samantha Fontenelle, Office of Science and Technology, Standards and Health Protection Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania SUMMARY: Individuals or groups making remarks during the public comment period will be limited to seven (7) minutes. To accommodate the number of people who want to address the NEJAC, only one representative of a particular community, organization, or group will be allowed to speak. Written comments can also be submitted for the record. The suggested format for individuals providing public comments is as follows: Name of speaker; name of organization/community; city and state; and email address; brief description of the concern, and what you want the NEJAC to advise EPA to do. Written comments received by registration deadline, will be included in the materials distributed to the NEJAC prior to the teleconference. Written comments received after that time will be provided to the NEJAC as time allows. All written comments should be sent to Karen L. Martin, EPA, via email at martin.karenl@epa.gov. Sfmt 4703 34573 E:\FR\FM\20JYN1.SGM 20JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 140 (Friday, July 20, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 34572-34573]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-15621]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-9980-87-OP]


National Environmental Justice Advisory Council; Notification of 
Public Meeting, Public Teleconference and Public Comment

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notification of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), Public 
Law 92-463, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hereby 
provides notice that the National Environmental Justice Advisory 
Council (NEJAC) will meet on the dates and times described below. All 
meetings are open to the public. Members of the public are encouraged 
to provide comments relevant to the specific issues being considered by 
the NEJAC. For additional information about registering to attend the 
meeting or to provide public comment, please see ``REGISTRATION'' under 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Due to a limited space, seating at the NEJAC 
meeting will be on a first-come, first served basis. Pre-registration 
is highly suggested.

DATES: The NEJAC will convene a public face-to-face meeting beginning 
on Tuesday, August 14, 2018, starting at 6:00 p.m., Eastern Time. The 
NEJAC meeting will continue August 15-16,

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2018, from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time. The meeting 
discussion will focus on several topics including, but not limited to, 
environmental justice concerns of communities in Boston, MA and 
surrounding areas; discussion and deliberation of the final report from 
the NEJAC Environmental Justice and Water Infrastructure Finance and 
Capacity Work Group; and the proactive efforts of EPA Region 1 to 
advance environmental justice.
    One public comment period relevant to the specific issues being 
considered by the NEJAC (see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION) is scheduled 
for Tuesday, August 14, 2018, starting at 6:00 p.m., Eastern Time. 
Members of the public who wish to participate during the public comment 
period are highly encouraged to pre-register by 11:59 p.m., Eastern 
Time on Monday, August 6, 2018.

ADDRESSES: The NEJAC meeting will be held at the Boston Park Plaza, 50 
Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116-3912.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions or correspondence concerning 
the public meeting should be directed to Karen L. Martin, U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency, by mail at 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue 
NW, (MC2201A), Washington, DC 20460; by telephone at 202-564-0203; via 
email at [email protected]; or by fax at 202-564-1624. Additional 
information about the NEJAC is available at https://www.epa.gov/environmentaljustice/national-environmental-justice-advisory-council.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Charter of the NEJAC states that the 
advisory committee ``will provide independent advice and 
recommendations to the Administrator about broad, crosscutting issues 
related to environmental justice. The NEJAC's efforts will include 
evaluation of a broad range of strategic, scientific, technological, 
regulatory, community engagement and economic issues related to 
environmental justice.''

Registration

    Registration for the August 14-16, 2018, pubic face-to-face meeting 
will be processed at https://nejac-public-meeting-august-2018.eventbrite.com. Pre-registration is highly suggested. Registration 
for the August 15-16, 2018, pubic meeting teleconference option will be 
processed at https://nejac-public-teleconference-option-august-2018.eventbrite.com. Pre-registration is required. Registration closes 
at 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time on Monday, August 6, 2018. The deadline to 
sign up to speak during the public comment period, or to submit written 
public comments, is 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time on Monday, August 6, 2018. 
When registering, please provide your name, organization, city and 
state, email address, and telephone number for follow up. Please also 
indicate whether you would like to provide public comment during the 
meeting, and whether you are submitting written comments before the 
Monday, August 6, 2018, deadline.

A. Public Comment

    Individuals or groups making remarks during the public comment 
period will be limited to seven (7) minutes. To accommodate the number 
of people who want to address the NEJAC, only one representative of a 
particular community, organization, or group will be allowed to speak. 
Written comments can also be submitted for the record. The suggested 
format for individuals providing public comments is as follows: Name of 
speaker; name of organization/community; city and state; and email 
address; brief description of the concern, and what you want the NEJAC 
to advise EPA to do. Written comments received by registration 
deadline, will be included in the materials distributed to the NEJAC 
prior to the teleconference. Written comments received after that time 
will be provided to the NEJAC as time allows. All written comments 
should be sent to Karen L. Martin, EPA, via email at 
[email protected].

B. Information About Services for Individuals With Disabilities or 
Requiring English Language Translation Assistance

    For information about access or services for individuals requiring 
assistance, please contact Karen L. Martin, at (202) 564-0203 or via 
email at [email protected]. To request special accommodations for a 
disability or other assistance, please submit your request at least 
fourteen (14) working days prior to the meeting, to give EPA sufficient 
time to process your request. All requests should be sent to the 
address, email, or phone/fax number listed in the FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT section.

    Dated: July 5, 2018.
Matthew Tejada,
Designated Federal Officer, National Environmental Justice Advisory 
Council.
[FR Doc. 2018-15621 Filed 7-19-18; 8:45 am]
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