[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 27 (Thursday, February 9, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 6795-6796]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-2999]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-9629-4]


Notification of a Public Meeting of the Science Advisory Board 
(SAB) Animal Feeding Operations Emission Review Panel

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a 
public meeting of the SAB Panel to conduct a peer review on the EPA 
documents, ``Draft--Development of Emissions Estimating Methodologies 
for Broiler Animal Feeding Operations'' and ``Draft--Development of 
Emissions Estimating Methodologies for Lagoons and Basins at Swine and 
Dairy Animal Feeding Operations'' (February 2012 draft).

DATES: The SAB Panel meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 
from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Eastern Time), Thursday, March 15, 2012 
from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Eastern Time), and Friday, March 16, 2012 
from 8:30 a.m. to 1 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. 
Edward Hanlon, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), via telephone at (202) 
564-2134 or email at [email protected]. General information 
concerning the SAB can be found on the EPA Web site at http://www.epa.gov/sab.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The SAB was established pursuant to the 
Environmental Research, Development, and Demonstration Authorization 
(ERDDAA) Act, codified at 42 U.S.C. 4365 to provide independent 
scientific and technical advice to the EPA Administrator on the 
technical basis for EPA actions. Pursuant to Federal Advisory Committee 
Act (FACA) and EPA policy, notice is hereby given that the SAB Animal 
Feeding Operations Emission Review Panel will hold a public meeting to 
peer review the EPA's documents, ``Draft--Development of Emissions-
Estimating Methodologies for Broiler Animal Feeding Operations'' 
(February 2012 draft), and ``Draft--Development of Emissions-Estimating 
Methodologies for Lagoons and Basins at Swine and Dairy Animal Feeding 
Operations'' (February 2012 draft). EPA's Office of Air and Radiation 
developed the draft methodologies to address requirements of a 
voluntary air compliance consent agreement signed in 2005 between EPA 
and nearly 14,000 broiler, dairy, egg layer, and swine animal feeding 
operations. As previously announced in a Federal Register Notice 
(Volume 76, Number 70, Pages 54466-54467) published on September 1, 
2011, EPA has requested the SAB to review EPA's emission estimating 
methodologies, and the SAB sought nominations of experts to serve on 
the SAB Panel. Information about the formation of the SAB Animal 
Feeding Operation Emission Review Panel can be found on the SAB Web 
site at http://yosemite.epa.gov/sab/sabproduct.nsf/fedrgstr_activites/Animal%20Feeding%20Air%20Methods?OpenDocument. The SAB Animal Feeding 
Operation Emission Review Panel will provide advice through the 
chartered SAB and will comply with the provisions of FACA and all 
appropriate SAB Staff Office procedural policies.
    Technical Contacts: Any technical questions concerning EPA's air 
emission estimating methodologies for animal feeding operations, please 
contact Mr. Larry Elmore of EPA's Office of Air Quality Planning and 
Standards by phone at (919) 541-5433, or via email at 
[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/sab/.
    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 SAB will have the most impact if it 
provides specific scientific or technical information or analysis for 
SAB 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. Edward Hanlon, DFO, in writing 
(preferably via email) at the contact information noted above by March 
7, 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 March 7, 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 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 SAB 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. Edward Hanlon at 
(202) 564-2134 or [email protected]. To request accommodation of a 
disability, please contact Mr. Hanlon preferably at least ten days 
prior to the meeting to give EPA as much time as possible to process 
your request.


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    Dated: February 2, 2012.
Thomas H. Brennan,
Deputy Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office.
[FR Doc. 2012-2999 Filed 2-8-12; 8:45 am]
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