[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 209 (Friday, October 29, 2010)]
[Pages 66759-66760]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-27430]



[FRL-9218-9 ]

Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of a Public 
Meeting of the Science Advisory Board Nutrient Criteria Review Panel

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a 
public meeting of the SAB Nutrient Criteria Review Panel. The Panel 
will review EPA's technical support document on development of numeric 
nutrient criteria for Florida's estuarine and coastal waters, and 
southern canals.

DATES: The meeting will be held on Monday, December 13, 2010, and 
Tuesday, December 14, 2010, beginning at 8:30 a.m. and ending no later 
than 5 p.m. (Eastern Time), each day.

ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held at the Washington Plaza 
Hotel, 10 Thomas Circle, NW., Washington, DC 20005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Members of the public who wish to 
obtain further information about this meeting may contact Ms. Stephanie 
Sanzone, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), EPA Science Advisory Board 
Staff Office (1400R), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 
Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460; by telephone/voice 
mail: (202) 564-2067 or via e-mail at [email protected]. 
General information about the SAB is available on the SAB Web site at 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee 
Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C., App. 2, notice is hereby given that the SAB 
Nutrient Criteria Review Panel will hold a public meeting to review a 
draft technical support document (TSD) being developed by the Office of 
Water (OW). The draft TSD will describe methods and approaches for 
developing numeric nutrient criteria for Florida's estuarine and 
coastal waters, downstream protection values in streams to protect 
those waters, and criteria for flowing waters in the south Florida 
region (including canals). The Nutrient Criteria Review Panel has been 
asked to review and comment on the scientific validity of the Agency's 
draft TSD.
    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 Nutrient 
Criteria Review Panel will provide advice through the chartered SAB. 
The SAB Panel will comply with the provisions of FACA and all 
appropriate SAB Staff Office procedural policies.
    Availability of Meeting Materials: The Charge to the Panel and the 
EPA draft technical support document will be available by mid-November, 
and will be posted on the SAB Web site at http://yosemite.epa.gov/sab/sabproduct.nsf/fedrgstr_activites/FL%20Estuaries%20TSD?OpenDocument. 
The EPA Office of Water technical contact for the draft TSD is 
Elizabeth Behl, at (202) 566-0788, or via e-mail at [email protected]. 
The meeting agenda for December 13-14, 2010 and other meeting materials 
also will be posted on the SAB Web site prior to the meeting.
    Procedures for Providing Public Input: Public comment for 
consideration by EPA's Federal advisory committees and panels has a 
different purpose from public comment provided to EPA program offices. 
Therefore, the process for submitting comments to a Federal advisory 
committee is different from the process used to submit comments to an 
EPA program office.
    Federal advisory committees and panels, including scientific 
advisory committees, provide independent advice to EPA. Members of the 
public can submit comments for a Federal advisory committee to consider 
as it develops advice for EPA. They should send their comments directly 
to the Designated Federal Officer for the relevant advisory committee. 
Interested members of the public may submit relevant written 
information on the group conducting the activity or written or oral 
information for the Panel to consider on the topics of this review. 
Oral Statements: In general, individuals or groups requesting an oral 
presentation at a public meeting will be limited to five minutes per 
speaker. Interested parties should contact Ms. Sanzone at the contact 
information provided above by December 6, 2010, to be placed on the 
public speaker list for the December 13-14, 2010 meeting. Written 
Statements: Written statements should be received in the SAB Staff 
Office by December 6, 2010, so that the information can be made 
available to

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the Panel for their consideration prior to the meeting. Written 
statements should be supplied to Ms. Sanzone 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 Ms. Sanzone at (202) 564-
2067, or via 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: October 25, 2010.
Vanessa T. Vu,
Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office.
[FR Doc. 2010-27430 Filed 10-28-10; 8:45 am]