[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 101 (Thursday, May 28, 2009)]
[Page 25530]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-12477]




Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of a Public 
Teleconference of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory 
Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference of the Clean 
Air Scientific Advisory Committee to review and approve the draft 
report of the CASAC Carbon Monoxide Review Panel regarding the review 
of EPA's Integrated Science Assessment for Carbon Monoxide: First 
External Review Draft (March 2009).

DATES: The public teleconference will be held on Wednesday, June 17, 
2009 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. (Eastern Time).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public who wants 
further information concerning the CASAC public teleconference may 
contact Dr. Holly Stallworth, 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) 343-9867 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 2. The CASAC 
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 
National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for the six ``criteria'' 
air pollutants, including carbon monoxide (CO). The CASAC CO Review 
Panel reviewed EPA's Integrated Science Assessment for Carbon Monoxide 
(First External Review Draft, March 2009) at a public meeting on May 
12-13, 2009 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina (announced in 74 FR 15265-
15266). The chartered CASAC will consider the draft report of the CASAC 
CO Review Panel for approval on the June 17, 2009 teleconference.
    Technical Contacts: Any questions concerning EPA's Integrated 
Science Assessment for Carbon Monoxide should be directed to Dr. Tom 
Long at [email protected] at (919) 541-1880.
    Availability of Meeting Materials: A meeting agenda, the CASAC 
draft report and other materials for the meeting will be placed on the 
CASAC Web site at http://www.epa.gov/casac. The Integrated Science 
Assessment for Carbon Monoxide: First External Review Draft (March 
2009) is available at http://cfpub.epa.gov/ncea/cfm/recordisplay.cfm?deid=203935.
    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 June 17, 
2009 meeting, interested parties should notify Dr. Holly Stallworth, 
DFO, by e-mail no later than June 12, 2009. Individuals making oral 
statements will be limited to three minutes per speaker. Written 
Statements: Written statements for the June 17, 2009 meeting should be 
received in the SAB Staff Office by June 12, 2009, 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). 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. Stallworth 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: May 19, 2009.
Anthony F. Maciorowski,
Deputy Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office.
[FR Doc. E9-12477 Filed 5-27-09; 8:45 am]