[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 104 (Tuesday, June 1, 2010)]
[Pages 30402-30403]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-13091]




National Environmental Justice Advisory Council; Notification of 
Public Teleconference and Public Comment

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION: Notification of Public Teleconference Meeting and Public 


SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), Public 
Law 92-463, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hereby 
provides notice that the National Environmental Justice Advisory 
Council (NEJAC) will host a public teleconference meeting on Tuesday, 
June 15, 2010, starting at 1 p.m. Eastern Time. The primary purpose of 
the teleconference meeting is to discuss EPA's activities related to 
the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, including cleanup and recovery actions, 
and the impacts of the spill on coastal environmental justice 
communities. There will be a public comment period from 2:30 p.m. to 4 
p.m. Eastern Time. Members of the public are invited to provide 
comments relevant to the topic of this teleconference meeting. 
Specifically, the NEJAC is seeking input about: (1) The scope of 
disaster preparedness efforts within communities, (2) how should EPA 
engage other Federal, State, Tribal, and local governments to ensure 
that coastal planning and protection efforts are a high priority, and 
(3) how should EPA engage communities around the environmental cleanup 
and recovery actions.


    Registration is required. A finite number of telephone lines will 
be reserved for the call. Full capacity is anticipated, so you are 
highly encouraged to register early by:
     E-mail: Send an e-mail to 
[email protected] with ``Register for 
the June NEJAC Teleconference'' in the subject line. Please provide 
your name, organization, address, e-mail and telephone number for 
future follow-up as necessary.
     Phone or Fax: Send a fax (please print), or leave a voice 
message, with your name, organization, address, e-mail and telephone 
number to 877-773-1489.
    Registration will close Friday, June 11, 2010 at Noon Eastern Time. 
For additional information about registering to attend the meeting or 
to provide public comment, please see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

DATES: The NEJAC teleconference meeting on June 15, 2010 will begin 
promptly at 1 p.m. Eastern Time.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: APEX Direct Inc., by phone or fax at 
877-773-1489, or by e-mail at 
[email protected]. Please provide your 
name, organization, and telephone number for follow-up as necessary. 
Non-English speaking attendees wishing to arrange for a foreign 
language interpreter also may make appropriate arrangements using these 
    Questions or correspondence concerning the teleconference meeting 
should be directed to Mr. Aaron Bell, U.S. Environmental Protection 
Agency, at 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., (MC2201A), Washington, DC 
20460; by telephone at (202) 564-1044, via e-mail at 
[email protected]; or by fax at (202) 564-1624. Additional information 
about this meeting and the NEJAC is available at the Internet Web site: 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Charter of the NEJAC states that the 
advisory committee shall provide independent advice to the 
Administrator on areas that may include, among other things, ``advice 
about broad, cross-cutting issues related to environmental justice, 
including environment-related strategic, scientific, technological, 
regulatory and economic issues related to environmental justice. The 
June 15, 2010, teleconference meeting shall be used to discuss and 
receive comment about EPA activities related to the Gulf of Mexico oil 
spill, including cleanup and recovery actions, and the impacts of the 
spill on environmental justice communities along the Gulf Coast.
    A. Public Comment: The NEJAC conducts public comment as a way of 
gathering stakeholder input which serves to inform the deliberations of 
the Council. Members of the public who wish to provide public comment 
must pre-register and sign up for comment by Noon Eastern Time Friday, 
June 11, 2010. Individuals or groups making remarks during the public 
comment period will be limited to a total time of five minutes each. 
Only one representative of a community, organization, or group will be 
allowed to speak. Written comments also may be submitted for the 
record. The suggested format for individuals providing public comments 
is as follows: Name of

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Speaker, Name of Organization/Community, Address/Telephone/E-mail, 
Description of Concern and its Relationship to a Specific Policy 
Issue(s), and Recommendations or desired outcome. Written comments 
received by Noon Eastern Time Monday, June 14, 2010, will be included 
in the materials distributed to the members of the NEJAC. Written 
comments received after that time will be provided to the NEJAC as 
logistics allow. All written comments should be sent to EPA's support 
contractor, APEX Direct, Inc., via e-mail or fax as listed in the 
CONTACT section above.
    B. Information about Services for Individuals with Disabilities: 
For information about access or services for individuals with 
disabilities, please contact EPA's support contractor, APEX Direct, 
Inc., listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section above. To 
request special accommodations for a disability, please contact EPA's 
support contractor, APEX Direct, Inc., at least 10 days prior to the 
call, to allow EPA sufficient time to process your request. All 
requests should be sent to the address, e-mail, or fax number listed in 

    Dated: May 25, 2010.
Victoria Robinson,
Designated Federal Officer, National Environmental Justice Advisory 
[FR Doc. 2010-13091 Filed 5-28-10; 8:45 am]