[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 27 (Wednesday, February 10, 2010)]
[Page 6658]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-2980]

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Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of a Public 
Teleconference of the Health Effects Subcommittee of the Advisory 
Council on Clean Air Compliance Analysis (Council)

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 
Health Effects Subcommittee (HES) of the Advisory Council on Clean Air 
Compliance Analysis (Council). The HES, supplemented with additional 
members from the Council, will discuss its draft peer review report on 
EPA's health benefits analyses and uncertainty analyses in the Second 
Section 812 Prospective Benefit-Cost Study of the Clean Air Act.

DATES: The public teleconference will be held on Tuesday, March 2, 2010 
from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. (Eastern Time).

ADDRESSES: The public teleconference will be conducted by telephone 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public who wants 
further information concerning the teleconference may contact Dr. Marc 
Rigas, 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-
9978; fax (202) 233-0643; or e-mail at [email protected]. General 
information concerning the Council can be found on the EPA Web site at 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee 
Act, 5 U.S.C., App. 2 (FACA), notice is hereby given that the Health 
Effects Subcommittee (HES) of the Advisory Council on Clean Air 
Compliance Analysis (Council) will hold a public teleconference to 
discuss its peer review report to EPA. The Council was established in 
1991 pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA) Amendments of 1990 (see 42 
U.S.C. 7612) to provide advice, information and recommendations on 
technical and economic aspects of analyses and reports EPA prepares on 
the impacts of the CAA on the public health, economy, and environment 
of the United States. The Council is a Federal Advisory Committee 
chartered under FACA. The HES will provide advice through the Council 
and will comply with the provisions of FACA and all appropriate SAB 
Staff Office procedural policies.
    Pursuant to Section 812 of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments, EPA 
conducts periodic studies to assess benefits and costs of the EPA's 
regulatory actions under the Clean Air Act. The Council has provided 
advice on an EPA retrospective study published in 1997 and an EPA 
prospective study completed in 1999. EPA initiated a second prospective 
study to evaluate the costs and benefits of EPA Clean Air programs for 
years 1990-2020.
    The Council HES met on December 15-16, 2009 to review the health-
related chapters and associated appendices of the EPA's Second Section 
812 Prospective Analysis of the Clean Air Act [Federal Register Notice 
dated November 27, 2009 (74 FR 62307-62308). Materials from the 
December meeting are posted on the Council web site at http://yosemite.epa.gov/sab/sabproduct.nsf/MeetingCal/0E2E2DB24DAC1AA3852576230066C8E0?OpenDocument. The purpose of this 
upcoming teleconference is for the HES to discuss its draft report. The 
draft committee report will be submitted to the Council for its 
consideration and approval. Additional information about this advisory 
activity may be found on the Council Web site at http://www.epa.gov/advisorycouncilcaa. A meeting agenda and draft HES report will be 
posted at this Council Web site prior to the meeting.
    Availability of Meeting Materials: A meeting agenda and materials 
in support of the teleconference will be placed on the Council Web site 
at http://www.epa.gov/advisorycouncilcaa in advance of the 
teleconference. For technical questions and information concerning 
EPA's draft benefits and uncertainty documents for the Second Section 
812 Prospective Study, please contact Mr. Jim Democker at (202) 564-
1673 or [email protected].
    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 March 2, 
2010 teleconference, interested parties should notify Dr. Marc Rigas, 
DFO, by e-mail no later than February 25, 2010. Individuals making oral 
statements will be limited to three minutes per speaker. Written 
Statements: Written statements should be received in the SAB Staff 
Office by February 25, 2010 so that the information may be made 
available to the HES members for their 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 
    Accessibility: For information on access or services for 
individuals with disabilities, please contact Dr. Rigas 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: February 4, 2010.
Anthony F. Maciorowski,
Deputy Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office.
[FR Doc. 2010-2980 Filed 2-9-10; 8:45 am]