[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 236 (Thursday, December 8, 2011)]
[Pages 76725-76726]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-31398]




Notification of a Public Meeting of the Clean Air Scientific 
Advisory Committee (CASAC); Ozone Review Panel

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a 
public meeting of the CASAC Ozone Review Panel to conduct a peer review 
of EPA's Integrated Science Assessment for Ozone and Related 
Photochemical Oxidants (Second External Review Draft--September 2011).

DATES: The CASAC Ozone Review Panel meeting will be held on Monday 
January 9, 2012 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Eastern Time) and on 
Tuesday January 10, 2012 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Eastern Time).

ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held at the Marriott at Research 
Triangle Park hotel, 4700 Guardian Drive, Durham, North Carolina 27703 
(919) 941-6200.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public who wants 
further information concerning the public meeting may contact Mr. Aaron 
Yeow, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), via telephone at (202) 564-2050 
or email at [email protected]. General information concerning the 
CASAC can be found on the EPA Web site at http://www.epa.gov/casac.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The CASAC was established pursuant to 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. 
Pursuant to FACA and EPA policy, notice is hereby given that the CASAC 
Ozone Review Panel will hold a public meeting to peer review EPA's 
second external review draft of the Integrated Science Assessment for 
Ozone and Related Photochemical Oxidants (September 2011). This is 
being prepared as part of the review of the National Ambient Air 
Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ozone. The CASAC Ozone Review Panel and 
the CASAC 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. EPA is 
currently reviewing the primary (health-based) and secondary (welfare-
based) NAAQS for ozone. The CASAC Ozone Review Panel previously 
reviewed EPA's first external review draft of the Integrated Science 
Assessment for Ozone and Related Photochemical Oxidants (March 2011) as 
reported in a letter to the EPA Administrator, dated August 10, 2011 
    Technical Contacts: Any technical questions concerning the 
Integrated Science Assessment for Ozone and Related Photochemical 
Oxidants (Second External Review Draft--September 2011) should be 
directed to Dr. James Brown ([email protected]).
    Availability of Meeting Materials: Prior to the meeting, the review 
documents, agenda 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 relevant comments for a federal advisory committee to 
consider pertaining to EPA's charge to the panel or meeting materials. 
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 wishing to provide 
comment should contact the Designated Federal Officer directly. Oral 
Statements: In general, individuals or groups requesting an oral 
presentation at a public meeting will be limited to five minutes. 
Interested parties should contact Mr. Aaron Yeow, DFO, in writing 
(preferably via email) at the contact information noted above by 
January 3, 2012, to be placed on the list of public speakers for the 
meeting. Written Statements: Written statements should be supplied to 
the DFO via email at the contact information noted above by January 3, 
2012 for the meeting so that the information may be made available to 
the Panel members for their consideration. Written statements should be 
supplied in one of the following electronic formats: Adobe Acrobat PDF, 
MS Word, 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

[[Page 76726]]

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 material will not be posted without 
explicit permission of the copyright holder.
    Accessibility: For information on access or services for 
individuals with disabilities, please contact Mr. Aaron Yeow at (202) 
564-2050 or [email protected]. To request accommodation of a 
disability, please contact Mr. Yeow preferably at least ten days prior 
to the teleconference to give EPA as much time as possible to process 
your request.

    Dated: December 1, 2011.
Vanessa T. Vu,
 Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office.
[FR Doc. 2011-31398 Filed 12-7-11; 8:45 am]