[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 178 (Wednesday, September 15, 2010)]
[Pages 56104-56105]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-22979]




Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of Public 
Teleconferences of the Mountaintop Mining Panel

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces 
two public teleconferences of the SAB Mountaintop Mining Panel to 
discuss the Panel's draft reports.

DATES: A public teleconference will be held on Wednesday, October 20, 
2010 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (Eastern Time). Should the Panel need 
additional time, a second public teleconference will be held on 
Tuesday, October 26, 2010 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time).

ADDRESSES: The public teleconference will be conducted by telephone 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public wishing to 
obtain general information concerning the public teleconference may 
contact Mr. Edward Hanlon, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), via 
telephone at (202) 564-2134 or e-mail at [email protected]. General 
information concerning the EPA Science Advisory Board can 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 
Mountaintop Mining Panel will hold a public teleconference to discuss 
its draft reports. 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 under FACA. The 
SAB will comply with the provisions of FACA and all appropriate SAB 
Staff Office procedural policies.
    The Panel met on July 20-22, 2010 to review EPA's The Effects of 
Mountaintop Mines and Valley Fills on Aquatic Ecosystems of the Central 
Appalachian Coalfields and Field-Based Aquatic Life Benchmark for 
Conductivity in Central Appalachian Streams draft reports [Federal 
Register Notice dated May 25, 2010 (75 FR 29339-29340)]. Materials from 
the July 2010 meeting are posted on the SAB Web site at http://

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4bb87d5b9c6dea458525770400481586!OpenDocument&Date=2010-07-21. The 
purpose of the October 20, 2010 teleconference call and the October 26, 
2010 teleconference call if it occurs is to discuss the Panel's draft 
peer review reports of the two EPA documents.
    Availability of Meeting Materials: Agendas and materials in support 
of these meetings will be placed on the EPA Web site at http://www.epa.gov/sab in advance of each meeting. For technical questions and 
information concerning EPA's draft documents, please contact Dr. 
Michael Slimak, EPA Office of Research and Development (ORD), at (703) 
347-8524 or by e-mail at [email protected].
    Procedures for Providing Public Input: Interested members of the 
public may submit relevant written or oral information for the 
Mountaintop Mining Panel to consider on the topics of this advisory 
activity. Oral Statements: In general, individuals or groups requesting 
an oral presentation at a teleconference 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 Mr. Hanlon at the 
contact information provided above by October 13, 2010, to be placed on 
the public speaker list for the October 20, 2010 teleconference call. 
Written Statements: Written statements should be received in the SAB 
Staff Office by October 13, 2010 for the October 20, 2010 
teleconference call, so that the information can be made available to 
the Mountaintop Mining Panel for their consideration prior to the 
teleconference call. Written statements should be supplied to Mr. 
Hanlon 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). 
Submitters are asked to provide electronic 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 Mr. Hanlon at (202) 564-
2134 or e-mail at [email protected], preferably at least ten (10) 
days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to 
process your request.

    Dated: September 8, 2010.
Anthony F. Maciorowski,
Deputy Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office.
[FR Doc. 2010-22979 Filed 9-14-10; 8:45 am]