[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 61 (Wednesday, April 1, 2009)]
[Page 14799]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-7298]




Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of a Public 
Teleconference of the Science Advisory Board Expert Elicitation 
Advisory Panel

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) Science 
Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference of 
the SAB Expert Elicitation Advisory Panel to discuss a draft report 
reviewing EPA's draft Expert Elicitation Task Force White Paper.

DATES: The public teleconference will be held on Wednesday, April 22, 
2009, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Eastern Time).

ADDRESSES: The public teleconference will be conducted by telephone 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Members of the public who wish to 
obtain further information about this teleconference may contact Dr. 
Angela Nugent, Designated Federal Officer (DFO). Dr. Nugent may be 
contacted at the EPA Science Advisory Board (1400F), U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460; 
or via telephone/voice mail; (202) 343-9981; fax (202) 233-0643; or e-
mail at [email protected]. General information about the EPA SAB, 
as well as any updates concerning the meeting announced in this notice, 
may be found on the SAB Web site at http://www.epa.gov/sab.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee 
Act, Public Law 92-463, notice is hereby given that the SAB Expert 
Elicitation Advisory Panel will hold a public teleconference to discuss 
a draft report reviewing EPA's draft Expert Elicitation Task Force 
White Paper. The SAB was established by 42 U.S.C. 4365 to provide 
independent scientific and technical advice to the Administrator on the 
technical basis for Agency positions and regulations. The SAB is a 
Federal Advisory Committee chartered under the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act (FACA), as amended, 5 U.S.C., App. The SAB will comply 
with the provisions of FACA and all appropriate SAB Staff Office 
procedural policies.
    Background Information: EPA's Office of the Science Advisor 
requested SAB review of a draft white paper designed to initiate a 
thorough discussion of expert elicitation and to investigate how to 
conduct and use expert elicitation to support EPA regulatory and non-
regulatory analyses and decision-making. The SAB Expert Elicitation 
Advisory Panel met on February 25-26, 2009 (74 FR 5157-5158) to discuss 
EPA's draft white paper. The Panel will hold a public teleconference to 
discuss their draft report reviewing EPA's White Paper. Background 
information on this advisory activity can be found in the Federal 
Register at 72 FR 35463-35465 and on the SAB Web site at http://yosemite.epa.gov/sab/sabproduct.nsf/fedrgstr_activites/Expert%20Elicitation%20White%20Paper?OpenDocument.
    Availability of Meeting Materials: The background materials for 
this review are available on the EPA Web site at the links provided 
above in this notice. The draft SAB report will be made available on 
the SAB Web site in advance of the meeting. See the SAB Web site at 
    Procedures for Providing Public Input: Interested members of the 
public may submit relevant written or oral information for the SAB 
Committee to consider on the topics under review. Oral Statements: In 
general, individuals or groups requesting an oral presentation at a 
public conference call will be limited to three minutes per speaker, 
with no more than a total of one half hour for all speakers. Interested 
parties should contact Dr. Nugent, DFO, in writing (preferably via e-
mail) at the contact information noted above, by April 15, 2009 to be 
placed on a list of public speakers for the meeting. Written 
Statements: Written statements should be received in the SAB Staff 
Office by April 15, 2009 so that the information may be made available 
to the SAB Panel members for their consideration. 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, WordPerfect, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, or 
Rich Text files in IBM-PC/Windows 98/2000/XP format).
    Submitters are asked to provide versions of each document submitted 
with and without signatures, because the SAB Staff Office does not 
publish documents with signatures on its Web sites.
    Accessibility: For information on access or services for 
individuals with disabilities, please contact Dr. Nugent at the phone 
number or e-mail address noted above, preferably at least ten days 
prior to the teleconference to give EPA as much time as possible to 
process your request.

    Dated: March 26, 2009.
Anthony F. Maciorowski,
Deputy Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office.
 [FR Doc. E9-7298 Filed 3-31-09; 8:45 am]