[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 128 (Tuesday, July 7, 2009)]
[Page 32155]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-16005]




Science Advisory Board Staff Office Notification of an Upcoming 
Meeting of the Science Advisory Board Environmental Engineering 

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) Science 
Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public face-to-face 
meeting of the SAB Environmental Engineering Committee (EEC). The EEC 
augmented with additional members will conduct a consultation on EPA's 
Aging Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Research Initiative.

DATES: The meeting dates are Tuesday, July 21, 2009 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 
p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time) and Wednesday, July 22, 2009 from 8 a.m. 
to 12 noon (Eastern Daylight Time).

ADDRESSES: The Committee meeting will be held at the Kingsgate Marriott 
Conference Hotel at the University of Cincinnati, 151 Goodman Drive, 
Cincinnati, Ohio, 45219.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Members of the public who wish to 
obtain additional information regarding this meeting may contact Mr. 
Edward Hanlon, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), EPA Science Advisory 
Board (1400F), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania 
Avenue, NW., Washington, DC, 20460; telephone/voice mail: (202) 343-
9946; fax (202) 233-0643; or via 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. Any inquiry regarding EPA's Aging Drinking 
Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Research Initiative should be 
directed to Dr. Thomas Speth, EPA Office of Research and Development 
(ORD), at [email protected] or (513) 569-7208.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee 
Act, 5 U.S.C., App. 2 (FACA), notice is hereby given that the SAB 
Environmental Engineering Committee augmented with additional experts 
will hold a public meeting to discuss comments on EPA's Aging Drinking 
Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Research Initiative. The SAB was 
established pursuant to 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 FACA. The SAB will comply with the 
provisions of FACA and all appropriate SAB Staff Office procedural 
    Background: As discussed in the Federal Register Notice dated March 
31, 2009 (74 FR 14553-14555) announcing this advisory activity, EPA's 
ORD initiated a research program in 2007 to improve and evaluate 
innovative technologies and techniques for reducing the cost and 
improving the effectiveness of operations, maintenance, and replacement 
of aging and failing systems for drinking water and wastewater 
treatment and conveyance. The outputs from this research program are 
intended to assist EPA's program and regional offices to implement 
Clean Water Act and Safe Drinking Water Act requirements; to help 
states and tribes meet their programmatic requirements; and to assist 
utilities to more effectively implement comprehensive management of 
drinking water and wastewater treatment and conveyance systems, provide 
reliable service to their customers, and meet their statutory 
requirements. In response to a request from EPA's ORD, the augmented 
EEC will hold a public meeting to provide comments on the suitability 
and appropriateness of completed, existing and upcoming research 
projects; whether additional projects are needed; and the overall scope 
of the initiative. Additional information about this consultative 
activity including a meeting agenda will be posted on the SAB Web site 
prior to the meeting at http://www.epa.gov/sab.
    Availability of Meeting Materials: The agenda and other meeting 
materials will be available on the SAB Web site at http://www.epa.gov/sab in advance of the meeting.
    Procedures for Providing Public Input: Interested members of the 
public may submit relevant written or oral information for the SAB EEC 
to consider during the advisory process. Oral Statements: In general, 
individuals or groups requesting an oral presentation at a public face-
to-face meeting will be limited to five minutes per speaker, with no 
more than a total of one hour for all speakers. Each person making an 
oral statement should consider providing written comments as well as 
their oral statement so that the points presented orally can be 
expanded upon in writing. Interested parties should contact Edward 
Hanlon, DFO, in writing (preferably via e-mail) at the contact 
information noted above, by July 14, 2009 to be placed on the list of 
public speakers for the meeting. Written Statements: Written statements 
should be received in the SAB Staff Office by July 14, 2009 so that the 
information may be made available to the Committee 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 requested 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 Edward Hanlon at the 
phone number or e-mail address noted above, preferably at least ten 
days prior to the public face-to-face meeting to give EPA as much time 
as possible to process your request.

    Dated: June 29, 2009.
 Anthony F. Maciorowski,
Deputy Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office.
[FR Doc. E9-16005 Filed 7-6-09; 8:45 am]