[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 75 (Tuesday, April 21, 2009)]
[Pages 18231-18232]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-9125]



[EPA-HQ-ORD-2008-0926; FRL-8894-3]

Board of Scientific Counselors, Science and Technology for 
Sustainability Mid-Cycle Subcommittee Meetings--Winter 2009

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of meeting.


SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-
463, the Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and 
Development (ORD), gives notice of a meeting of the Board of Scientific 
Counselors (BOSC) Science and Technology for Sustainability 

DATES: The meeting (teleconference call) will be held on Wednesday, May 
6, 2009, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST). The 
meeting may adjourn early if all business is finished. Requests for the 
draft agenda or for making oral presentations at the meetings will be 
accepted up to one business day before the meeting.

ADDRESSES: Participation in the conference call will be by 
teleconference only--meeting rooms will not be used. Members of the 
public may obtain the call-in number and access code for the call from 
Greg Susanke, whose contact information is listed under the FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice. Submit your comments, 
identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2008-0926, by one of the 
following methods:
     http://www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line 
instructions for submitting comments.
     E-mail: Send comments by electronic mail (e-mail) to: 
[email protected], Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2008-0926.
     Fax: Fax comments to: (202) 566-0224, Attention Docket ID 
No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2008-0926.
     Mail: Send comments by mail to: Board of Scientific 
Counselors, Science and Technology for Sustainability Mid-Cycle 
Subcommittee Meetings--Winter 2009 Docket, Mailcode: 28221T, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460, Attention Docket ID No. 
     Hand Delivery or Courier: Deliver comments to: EPA Docket 
Center (EPA/DC), Room B102, EPA West Building, 1301 Constitution 
Avenue, NW., Washington, DC, Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2008-
0926. Note: this is not a mailing address. Such deliveries are only 
accepted during the docket's normal hours of operation, and special 
arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information.
    Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-
2008-0926. EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included 
in the public docket without change and may be made available online at 
http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information 
provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be 
Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose 
disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you 
consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through http://www.regulations.gov or e-mail. The http://www.regulations.gov Web site 
is an ``anonymous access'' system, which means EPA will not know your 
identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of 
your comment. If you send an e-mail comment directly to EPA without 
going through http://www.regulations.gov, your e-mail address will be 
automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is 
placed in the public docket and made available on the Internet. If you 
submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you include your name 
and other contact information in the body of your comment and with any 
disk or CD-ROM you submit. If EPA cannot read your comment due to 
technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, EPA 
may not be able to consider your comment.

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Electronic files should avoid the use of special characters, any form 
of encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses. For additional 
information about EPA's public docket visit the EPA Docket Center 
homepage at http://www.epa.gov/epahome/dockets.htm.
    Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index. Although listed in the index, some 
information is not publicly available, e.g., CBI or other information 
whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such 
as copyrighted material, will be publicly available only in hard copy. 
Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically 
in http://www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the Board of 
Scientific Counselors, Science and Technology for Sustainability Mid-
Cycle Subcommittee Meetings--Winter 2009 Docket, EPA/DC, EPA West, Room 
B102, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. The Public Reading 
Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, 
excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Public Reading 
Room is (202) 566-1744, and the telephone number for the ORD Docket is 
(202) 566-1752.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Designated Federal Officer via 
mail at: Greg Susanke, Mail Drop 8104-R, Office of Science Policy, 
Office of Research and Development, Environmental Protection Agency, 
1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; via phone/voice mail 
at: (202) 564-9945; via fax at: (202) 565-2911; or via e-mail at: 
[email protected].


General Information

    The meeting is open to the public. Any member of the public 
interested in receiving a draft BOSC agenda or making a presentation at 
the meeting may contact Greg Susanke, the Designated Federal Officer, 
via any of the contact methods listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 
CONTACT section above. In general, each individual making an oral 
presentation will be limited to a total of three minutes.
    EPA ORD is conducting an independent expert review through the 
BOSC, to evaluate the progress made by the Science and Technology for 
Sustainability Research Program towards addressing the recommendations 
that resulted from its initial program review in April 2007; and to 
evaluate and obtain advice on key future directions for the research 
program which have been developed and other potential areas that could 
be considered. Proposed agenda items for the meeting includes, but is 
not limited to review and discussion of the draft subcommittee report 
which includes overall comments and recommendations to ORD's Science 
and Technology for Sustainability Research Program, and responses to 
the subcommittee charge questions.
    Information on Services for Individuals with Disabilities: For 
information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, 
please contact Greg Susanke at (202) 564-9945 or [email protected]. 
To request accommodation of a disability, please contact Greg Susanke, 
preferably at least 10 days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much 
time as possible to process your request.

    Dated: April 14, 2009.
Mary Ellen Radzikowski,
Acting Director, Office of Science Policy.
[FR Doc. E9-9125 Filed 4-20-09; 8:45 am]