[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 104 (Wednesday, May 30, 2012)]
[Pages 31847-31848]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-13073]




Notification of a Public Meeting and Public Teleconference of the 
Science Advisory Board (SAB); Perchlorate Advisory Panel

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a 
public meeting and follow-up public teleconference of the SAB 
Perchlorate Advisory Panel to conduct an advisory activity related to 
the development of a maximum contaminant level goal (MCLG) for 

DATES: The Perchlorate Advisory Panel face-to-face public meeting will 
be held on Wednesday July 18, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Eastern 
Time) and Thursday July 19, 2012 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Eastern 
Time). The follow-up teleconference will be held on Tuesday September 
25, 2012 from 1 p.m. to 5p.m. (Eastern Time).

ADDRESSES: The Perchlorate Advisory Panel face-to-face public meeting 
will be held at The Embassy Suites Hotel, 1250 22nd Street NW., 
Washington, DC 20037. The follow-up teleconference will take place via 
telephone only.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public who wants 
further information concerning the face-to-face public meeting or 
teleconference may contact Mr. Thomas Carpenter, Designated Federal 
Officer (DFO), via telephone at (202) 564-4885 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 
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. The SAB Staff Office previously announced the formation of 
the Perchlorate Advisory Panel under the auspices of the SAB in the 
Federal Register on December 16, 2011 (76 FR 78256-

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78257) and solicited nominations of experts to serve on this SAB panel. 
This SAB panel will provide advice, through the chartered SAB, to the 
Administrator related to the development of an MCLG for perchlorate. 
The Panel will discuss its advice at the public meeting on July 18-19, 
2012 and will discuss its draft report on a subsequent public 
teleconference call on September 25, 1012.
    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. 
Interested members of the public may submit relevant written or oral 
information on the topic of this advisory activity, and/or the group 
conducting the activity, for the SAB to consider during the advisory 
process. Input from the public to the SAB will have the most impact if 
it provides specific scientific or technical information or analysis 
for SAB committees 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 
face-to-face public meeting will be limited to five minutes. Parties 
interested in providing oral statements at the face-to-face meeting 
should contact Mr. Thomas Carpenter, DFO, in writing (preferably via 
email) at the contact information noted above by July 10, 2012 to be 
placed on the list of public speakers for the face-to-face meeting. 
Parties interested in providing oral statements at the follow-up 
teleconference should contact Mr. Carpenter by Wednesday September 19, 
2012. Written Statements: Written statements for the face-to-face 
meeting should be supplied to the DFO via email at the contact 
information noted above by Tuesday, July 10, 2012 so that the 
information may be made available to the Panel members for their 
consideration. Written statements for the follow-up teleconference 
should be supplied to the DFO by Wednesday September 19, 2012. 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. Thomas Carpenter at 
(202) 564-4885 or [email protected]. To request accommodation of 
a disability, please contact Mr. Carpenter preferably at least ten days 
prior to the face-to-face meeting or follow-up teleconference to give 
EPA as much time as possible to process your request.

    Dated: May 23, 2012.
 Vanessa T. Vu,
Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office.
[FR Doc. 2012-13073 Filed 5-29-12; 8:45 am]