[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 27 (Thursday, February 9, 2012)]
[Pages 6796-6797]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-3009]




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 teleconference of the CASAC Ozone Review Panel to discuss its 
draft review of EPA's Integrated Science Assessment for Ozone and 
Related Photochemical Oxidants (Second External Review Draft--September 

DATES: The CASAC Ozone Review Panel teleconference will be held on 
Friday, March 9, 2012, from 9 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 public teleconference 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. 

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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. 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 held a face-to-
face meeting on January 9-10, 2012 (as noticed in 76 FR 76725-76726) to 
provide a peer review of EPA's Ozone and Related Photochemical Oxidants 
(Second External Review Draft--September 2011). Information about this 
review activity may be found on the CASAC Web site at http://www.epa.gov/casac. Pursuant to FACA and EPA policy, notice is hereby 
given that the CASAC Ozone Review Panel will hold a follow-up public 
teleconference to discuss its draft review of EPA's Ozone and Related 
Photochemical Oxidants (Second External Review Draft--September 2011).
    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 DFO directly.
    Oral Statements: In general, individuals or groups requesting an 
oral presentation at a public teleconference will be limited to three 
minutes. Interested parties should contact Mr. Aaron Yeow, DFO, in 
writing (preferably via email) at the contact information noted above 
by March 2, 2012, to be placed on the list of public speakers for the 
    Written Statements: Written statements should be supplied to the 
DFO via email at the contact information noted above by March 2, 2012 
for the teleconference 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 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: January 30, 2012.
Thomas H. Brennan,
Deputy Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office.
[FR Doc. 2012-3009 Filed 2-8-12; 8:45 am]