[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 70 (Wednesday, April 11, 2012)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-9658-7]


Notification of Two Public Teleconferences of the Science 
Advisory Board Biogenic Carbon Emissions Panel

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) Science 
Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces two public teleconferences 
of the SAB Biogenic Carbon Emissions Panel to discuss the Panel's draft 
report on EPA's draft Accounting Framework for Biogenic CO2 Emissions 
from Stationary Sources (September 2011).

DATES: The public teleconferences will be held on May 23, 2012 from 1 
p.m. to 4 p.m. and May 29, 2012 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Daylight 
Time).

ADDRESSES: The public teleconferences will take place by phone only.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Any member of the public wishing further 
information regarding these public teleconferences may contact Dr. 
Holly Stallworth, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), SAB Staff Office, 
by telephone/voice mail at (202) 564-2073 or via email at 
[email protected]. General information concerning the EPA 
Science Advisory Board can be found at the EPA SAB Web site at http://www.epa.gov/sab.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Background: The SAB was established pursuant to the Environmental 
Research, Development, and Demonstration Authorization Act (ERDAA) 
codified at 42 U.S.C. 4365, to provide independent scientific and 
technical peer review, advice, consultation, and recommendations to the 
EPA Administrator on the technical basis for EPA actions. As a Federal 
Advisory Committee, the SAB conducts business in accordance with the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (5 U.S.C. App. 2) and related 
regulations. Pursuant to FACA and EPA policy, notice is hereby given 
that the SAB Biogenic Carbon Emissions Panel will hold two public 
teleconferences to discuss the Panel's draft report on EPA's draft 
Accounting Framework for Biogenic CO2 Emissions from Stationary Sources 
(September 2011). The SAB will comply with the provisions of FACA and 
all appropriate SAB Staff Office procedural policies.
    EPA's Office of Atmospheric Programs (OAP) in EPA's Office of Air 
and Radiation requested SAB review of EPA's draft accounting framework. 
As noticed in 76 FR 61100-61101, the SAB Biogenic Carbon Emissions 
Panel held a public meeting on October 25-27, 2011 to review and 
discuss its advice on EPA's draft Accounting Framework for Biogenic CO2 
Emissions from Stationary Sources (September 2011). As noticed in 76 FR 
80368-80369, the Panel discussed its draft reports by teleconferences 
on January 27, 2012 and March 20, 2012. The Panel will continue its 
discussion of a revised draft report during the teleconferences on May 
23, 2012 and May 29, 2012.
    Availability of the Meeting Materials: An agenda and draft report 
will be posted on the SAB Web site http://yosemite.epa.gov/sab/sabproduct.nsf/fedrgstr_activities/Accounting%20for%20biogenic%20CO2?OpenDocument prior to the May 23, 
2012 teleconference. EPA's review document, charge to the Panel and 
other background materials are also available at the URL above. For 
questions concerning EPA's draft Accounting Framework for Biogenic CO2 
Emissions from Stationary Sources (September 2011), please contact Dr. 
Jennifer Jenkins, Climate Change Division, at [email protected] 
or 202-343-9361 or Sara Ohrel at [email protected] or 202-343-9712.
    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 charge to the panel, EPA 
review documents, or this advisory activity. Input from the public to 
the SAB will have the most impact if it consists of comments that 
provide specific scientific or technical information or analysis for 
the SAB panel to consider or if it relates to the clarity or accuracy 
of the technical information.
    Oral Statements: In general, individuals or groups requesting an 
oral presentation at these teleconferences will be limited to three 
minutes per speaker. Interested parties should contact Dr. Holly 
Stallworth, DFO, in writing (preferably via email), at the contact 
information noted above, by May 18, 2012 to be placed on the list of 
public speakers for the May 23, 2012 teleconference and by May 25, 2012 
to be placed on the list of speakers for the May 29, 2012 
teleconference. Written Statements: Written statements should be 
received in the SAB Staff Office by May 18, 2012 to be considered for 
the May 23, 2012 teleconference and by May 25, 2012 to be considered 
for the May 29, 2012 teleconference. Written statements should be 
supplied to the DFO in electronic format via email (acceptable file 
formats: Adobe Acrobat PDF, WordPerfect, 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 Dr. Holly Stallworth at 
the phone number or email 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: April 4, 2012.
Thomas H. Brennan,
Deputy Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office.
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