[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 107 (Friday, June 3, 2011)]
[Pages 32199-32200]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-13843]




Science Advisory Board Staff Office Notification of a Public 
Teleconference of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) 
Ozone Review Panel

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 on 
July 6, 2011 of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) 
Ozone Review Panel to discuss its draft review of EPA's Integrated 
Science Assessment for Ozone and Related Photochemical Oxidants (March 
2011 Draft).

DATES: The CASAC Ozone Review Panel teleconference will be held on 
Wednesday, July 6, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Eastern Time).

ADDRESSES: The public teleconference will take place by telephone only.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public who wants 
further information concerning the July 6, 2011 public teleconference 
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) 546-2073; fax (202) 565-2098; or e-mail at 
[email protected]. General information concerning the CASAC can 
be found on the EPA Web site at http://www.epa.gov/casac.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act (FACA), Public Law 92-463 5 U.S.C., App. 2, notice is 
hereby given that the CASAC Ozone NAAQS Review Panel will hold a public 
teleconference to discuss its draft letter reviewing EPA's first 
external review draft of the Integrated Science Assessment for Ozone 
and Related Photochemical Oxidants (March 2011) (http://cfpub.epa.gov/ncea/isa/recordisplay.cfm?deid=217463).
    The Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) was established 
under section 109(d)(2) of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) (42 U.S.C. 
7409) as an independent scientific advisory committee. CASAC provides 
advice, information and recommendations on the scientific and technical 
aspects of air quality criteria and national ambient air quality 
standards (NAAQS) under sections 108 and 109 of the Act. The CASAC 
Panel will comply with the provisions of FACA and all appropriate SAB 
Staff Office procedural policies. 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.
    The Ozone Review Panel developed its draft report after holding a 
face-to-face meeting on May 19-20, 2011 (as noticed in 76 FR 23809-
23810) to review EPA's draft Integrated Science Assessment. Information 
about this review activity may be found on the CASAC Web site at http://www.epa.gov/casac/.
    Technical Contacts: Any technical questions concerning the 
Integrated Science Assessment for Ozone and Related Photochemical 
Oxidants (March 2011) may be directed to Dr. James Brown 
([email protected]).
    Availability of Meeting Materials: Prior to the meeting, the draft 
letter, agenda, public comments and other materials will be accessible 
through the calendar link on the blue navigation bar at http://www.epa.gov/casac/.
    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. Input from the 
public to the CASAC will have the most impact if it provides specific 
scientific or technical information or analysis for CASAC panels to 
consider or if it relates to the clarity or accuracy of the technical 
information. Members of the public should send their comments directly 
to the Designated Federal Officer for the relevant advisory committee. 
Oral Statements: To be placed on the public speaker list for the 
teleconference, interested parties should

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notify Dr. Stallworth, DFO, by e-mail no later than July 1, 2011. 
Individuals making oral statements will be limited to three minutes per 
speaker. Written Statements: Written statements for the meeting should 
be received in the SAB Staff Office by July 1, 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 (acceptable file format: Adobe Acrobat PDF, MS Word, 
WordPerfect, MS PowerPoint, or Rich Text files in IBM-PC/Windows 98/
2000/XP format). It is the SAB Staff Office general policy to post 
written comments on the Web page for the advisory meeting or 
teleconference. Submitters are requested to provide an unsigned version 
of each document because the SAB Staff Office does not publish 
documents with signatures on its Web sites. Members of the public 
should be aware that their personal contact information, if included in 
any written comments, may be posted to the CASAC Web site. Copyrighted 
materials will not be posted without explicit permission of the 
copyright holder.
    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 teleconference, to give EPA as much time as possible 
to process your request.

    Dated: May 26, 2011.
Anthony Maciorowski,
Deputy Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office.
[FR Doc. 2011-13843 Filed 6-2-11; 8:45 am]