[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 39 (Monday, February 28, 2011)]
[Pages 10895-10896]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-4377]




Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of a Public 
Teleconference of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC); 
Ozone Review Panel for the Reconsideration of the 2008 National Ambient 
Air Quality Standard (NAAQS)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) Science 
Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference of 
the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) Ozone Review Panel 
for the Reconsideration of the 2008 National Ambient Air Quality 
Standard (NAAQS) to continue the discussion of their advice regarding 
EPA's reconsideration of the 2008 Ozone NAAQS.

DATES: The CASAC teleconference will be held on March 23, 2011 from 
9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Eastern Time).

ADDRESSES: The teleconference will take place by telephone only.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public who wants 
further information concerning the teleconferences may contact Dr. 
Holly Stallworth, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), EPA Science 
Advisory Board (1400R), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1300 
Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20004; via telephone/voice 
mail (202) 564-2073; fax (202) 565-2098; or e-mail at 
[email protected]. General information concerning the CASAC may 
be found on the EPA Web site at http://www.epa.gov/casac.

    Background: The CASAC was established pursuant to the under the 
Clean Air Act (CAA) Amendments of 1977, codified at 42 U.S.C. 
7409D(d)(2), to provide advice, information, and recommendations to the 
Administrator on the scientific and technical aspects of issues related 
to the criteria for air quality standards, research related to air 
quality, sources of air pollution, and the strategies to attain and 
maintain air quality standards and to prevent significant deterioration 
of air quality. The CASAC is a Federal Advisory Committee chartered 
under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C., App. 2. 
Section 109(d)(1) of the CAA requires that the Agency periodically 
review and revise, as appropriate, the air quality criteria and the 
NAAQS for the six ``criteria'' air pollutants, including Ozone. As 
described in 75 FR 1381-1382, the CASAC Ozone Review Panel conducted 
scientific reviews of EPA's scientific assessments of the health and 
welfare effects of Ozone and other Photochemical Oxidants from 2005 
through 2008. On September 16, 2009, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson 
announced her decision to reconsider the March 12, 2008 primary and 
secondary Ozone NAAQS to ensure they are scientifically sound and 
protective of public health and the environment. EPA's Office of Air 
and Radiation requested the Ozone Review Panel that conducted the 2005-
2008 review to provide comments on EPA's 2010 proposed Ozone standards.
    This Panel (renamed ``CASAC Ozone Review Panel for the 
Reconsideration of the 2008 NAAQS'') held a public teleconference on 
January 25, 2010. A letter dated February 29, 2010 (EPA-CASAC 10-007), 
posted at http://yosemite.epa.gov/sab/sabproduct.nsf/
was transmitted to

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the EPA Administrator providing comment on the Administrator's proposed 
Ozone NAAQS.
    As previously announced (76 FR 4661-4662), the CASAC Panel has been 
asked to discuss its responses to additional charge questions regarding 
the Ozone reconsideration at the teleconferences on February 18, 2011 
and March 3, 2011. The purpose of the March 23, 2011 teleconference is 
for the Panel to continue its discussion of their advice on EPA's 
reconsideration of the 2008 Ozone NAAQS.
    Technical Contacts: Any technical questions concerning EPA's charge 
questions may be directed to Susan Stone at [email protected] or 
(919) 541-1146.
    Availability of Meeting Materials: The agenda, charge questions, 
public comments and any other meeting materials may be found posted at 
http://www.epa.gov/casac through the calendar link on the blue 
navigation bar.
    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. Written statements for the meeting should 
be received in the SAB Staff Office by March 14, 2011 so that the 
information may be made available to the Panel for its consideration 
prior to this meeting. Written statements should be supplied to the DFO 
via e-mail, preferably as an Adobe Acrobat PDF file.
    Accessibility: For information on access or services for 
individuals with disabilities, please contact Dr. Stallworth 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 22, 2011.
Anthony Maciorowski,
Deputy Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office.
[FR Doc. 2011-4377 Filed 2-25-11; 8:45 am]