[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 215 (Wednesday, November 5, 2008)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-26397]
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Clean Air Scientific
Advisory Committee (CASAC); NOX & SOX Secondary NAAQS Review Panel
AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory
Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference of the Clean
Air Scientific Advisory Committee Oxides of Nitrogen (NOX)
and Sulfur Oxides (SOX) Secondary National Ambient Air
Quality Standards (NAAQS) Review Panel (CASAC Panel) to consider and
discuss the Panel's working-draft report regarding its peer review of
EPA's Risk and Exposure Assessment for Review of the Secondary National
Ambient Air Quality Standards for Oxides of Nitrogen and Oxides of
Sulfur: First Draft (EPA-452/P-08-005a).
DATES: The public teleconference will be held on Wednesday, November
19, 2008 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time).
LOCATION: The public teleconference will be conducted by telephone
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public who wants
further information concerning the teleconference meeting may contact
Ms. Kyndall Barry, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), EPA Science
Advisory Board (1400F), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200
Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460; via telephone/voice
mail (202) 343-9868; fax (202) 233-0643; or e-mail at
[email protected]. General information concerning the CASAC can be
found on the EPA Web site at http://www.epa.gov/casac.
Background: The Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) was
established under section 109(d)(2) of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act)
(42 U.S.C. 7409) as an independent scientific advisory committee. CASAC
provides advice, information and recommendations on the scientific and
technical aspects of air quality criteria and national ambient air
quality standards (NAAQS) under sections 108 and 109 of the Act. The
CASAC is a Federal advisory committee chartered under the Federal
Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended, 5 U.S.C., App. The Panel
will comply with the provisions of FACA and all appropriate SAB Staff
Office procedural policies.
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 NOX
and SOX. EPA is in the process of reviewing the secondary
NAAQS for NOX and SOX. Welfare effects as defined
in the CAA includes, but is not limited to, effects on soils, water,
wildlife, vegetation, visibility, weather, and climate, as well as
effects on materials, economic values, and personal comfort and well-
being. As part of that process, EPA's Office of Air and Radiation (OAR)
completed the Risk and Exposure Assessment (REA) for Review of the
Secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Oxides of Nitrogen
and Oxides of Sulfur: First Draft (EPA-452/P-08-005a) in September
2008. The CASAC held a public meeting on October 1-2, 2008 to conduct a
peer review of EPA's first draft REA.
The purpose of the November 19, 2008 meeting is for the CASAC Panel
to discuss its working-draft report on the review of the first draft
Technical Contacts: Any questions concerning EPA's Risk and
Exposure Assessment for Review of the Secondary National Ambient Air
Quality Standards for Oxides of Nitrogen and Oxides of Sulfur: First
Draft should be directed to Dr. Anne Rea, OAR, at (919) 541-0053 or
Availability of Meeting Materials: EPA's Risk and Exposure
Assessment for Review of the Secondary National Ambient Air Quality
Standards for Oxides of Nitrogen and Oxides of Sulfur: First Draft can
be accessed at http://www.epa.gov/ttn/naaqs/standards/no2so2sec/cr_rea.html. The Panel's draft report and agenda for the teleconference
will be posted in advance of the meeting on the SAB Web site at http://www.epa.gov/casac.
Procedures for Providing Public Input: Interested members of the
public may submit relevant written or oral information for
consideration on the topics included in this advisory activity. Oral
Statements: To be placed on the public speaker list for the November
19, 2008 meeting, interested parties should notify Ms. Kyndall Barry,
DFO, by e-mail no later than November 14, 2008. Individuals making oral
statements will be limited to three minutes per speaker. Written
Statements: Written statements for the November 19, 2008 meeting should
be received in the SAB Staff Office by November 14, 2008, so that the
information may be made available to the CASAC Panel for its
consideration prior to this meeting. Written statements should be
supplied to the DFO in the following formats: One hard copy with
original signature and one electronic copy via e-mail (acceptable file
format: Adobe Acrobat PDF, MS Word, WordPerfect, MS PowerPoint, or Rich
Text files in IBM-PC/Windows 98/2000/XP format).
Accessibility: For information on access or services for
individuals with disabilities, please contact Ms. Barry at the phone
number or e-mail address noted above, preferably at least ten days
prior to the face-to-face meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible
to process your request.
Dated: October 30, 2008.
Anthony F. Maciorowski,
Deputy Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office.
[FR Doc. E8-26397 Filed 11-4-08; 8:45 am]
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