[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 42 (Thursday, March 4, 2010)]
[Page 9895]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-4537]

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Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of a Public 
Meeting of the Science Advisory Board; Committee on Science Integration 
for Decision Making

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) Science 
Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public meeting of the SAB 
Committee on Science Integration for Decision Making.

DATES: The meeting dates are March 30, 2010 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 
March 31, 2010 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Eastern Time).

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the Science Advisory Board 
Conference Center, 1025 F Street, NW., Suite 3705, Washington, DC 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Members of the public who wish to 
obtain further information about this meeting must 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 public 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 (FACA), 5 U.S.C., App. 2, notice is hereby given that the SAB 
Committee on Science Integration for Decision Making will hold a public 
meeting to discuss the results of fact-finding activities conducted as 
part of a study of science integration supporting EPA decision making. 
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 policies.
    Background: The SAB Staff Office has rescheduled the meeting of the 
Committee for Science Integration for Decision Making previously 
announced for February 10-11, 2010 (see 75 FR 2542-2543) and 
rescheduled because of adverse weather conditions in the Washington, DC 
    The goal of the committee is to develop an original study that 
provides recommendations to support and/or strengthen Agency's ability 
to integrate science to support decision meeting. The purpose of the 
meeting will be to discuss the results of the committee's fact-finding 
discussions with EPA program and regional offices concerning their 
current and recent experience with science integration. The committee 
will also determine next steps to complete the evaluative study. 
Additional information on the study and the committee's activities 
meeting may be found on the SAB Web site at http://yosemite.epa.gov/sab/sabproduct.nsf/fedrgstr_activites/Science%20Integration?OpenDocument.
    Availability of Meeting Materials: The agenda and other material in 
support of this upcoming meeting are posted on the SAB Web site at 
    Procedures for Providing Public Input: Interested members of the 
public may submit relevant written or oral information on the topic of 
this advisory activity for the SAB to consider during the advisory 
process. Oral Statements: In general, individuals or groups requesting 
an oral presentation at a public meeting will be limited to three 
minutes per speaker, with no more than a total of one hour for all 
speakers. Interested parties should contact Dr. Nugent, DFO, in writing 
(preferably via e-mail) at the contact information noted above, by 
March 24, 2010 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 March 24, 2010 so that the information may be 
made available to the SAB 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 two 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 meeting to give EPA as much time as possible to process 
your request.

    Dated: February 25, 2010.
Anthony F. Maciorowski,
Deputy Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office.
[FR Doc. 2010-4537 Filed 3-3-10; 8:45 am]