[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 105 (Friday, May 31, 2013)]
[Pages 32645-32646]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-12962]




Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Great Lakes 
Advisory Board

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces a public 
teleconference of the Great Lakes Advisory Board (GLAB). The purpose of 
the teleconference is to continue discussions that will inform the 
development of a draft Great Lakes Restoration Initiative FY 2015-2019 
Action Plan.

DATES: The public teleconference will be held on Wednesday, June 12, 
2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The teleconference numbers is: (877) 
226-9607; Participant code: 4218582837. Due to budgetary uncertainties, 
EPA is announcing this teleconference with less than 15 calendar days 
public notice.

ADDRESSES: The public teleconference will take place by telephone only.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public wishing 
further information regarding this teleconference may contact Rita 
Cestaric, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), GLAB, by telephone at (312) 
886-6815 or email at [email protected]. General information on the 
Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) and the GLAB can be found on 
the GLRI Web site at http://www.glri.us.

    Background: The GLAB is a federal advisory committee chartered 
under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), Public Law 92-463. EPA 
established the GLAB in 2013 to provide independent advice to the EPA 
Administrator in his or her capacity as Chair of the federal Great 
Lakes Interagency Task Force. The GLAB conducts business in accordance 
with FACA and related regulations.
    The GLAB consists of 18 members appointed by EPA's Administrator. 
Members serve as representatives of state, local and tribal government, 
environmental groups, agriculture, business, transportation, 
foundations, educational institutions and as technical experts.
    The GLAB held a teleconference and meeting on May 21-22, 2013 (as 
noticed in 78 FR 26636-26637) to discuss the development of a draft FY 
2015-2019 GLRI Action Plan.
    The teleconference will provide opportunity for members of the 
public to submit oral comments in response to the charge questions for 
consideration by the GLAB. The charge questions are available at http://www.glri.us.
    Also, periodic opportunities for the public to provide input for 
the GLAB to consider will be provided after the June 12 teleconference.
    Availability of Teleconference Materials: The agenda and other 
materials in support of the teleconference will be available on the 
GLRI Web site at http://www.glri.us in advance of the teleconference.
    Procedures for Providing Public Input: Federal advisory committees 
provide independent advice to federal agencies. Members of the public 
can submit relevant comments for consideration by the GLAB. Input from 
the public to the GLAB will have the most impact if it provides 
specific information for the GLAB to consider. Members of the public 
wishing to provide comments should contact the DFO directly.
    Oral Statements: In general, individuals or groups requesting an 
oral presentation at this public teleconference will be limited to 
three minutes per speaker, subject to the number of people wanting to 
comment. Interested parties should contact Rita Cestaric, DFO, in 
writing (preferably via email) at the contact information noted above 
by June 10, 2013 to be placed on the list of public speakers for the 
    Written Statements: Written statements must be received by June 10, 
2013 so that the information may be made available to the GLAB for 
consideration. Written statements should be supplied to the DFO in the 
following formats: One hard copy with original signature and one 
electronic copy via email. Commenters are requested to provide two 
versions of each document submitted: one each with and without 
signatures because only documents without signatures may be published 
on the GLRI Web page.
    Accessibility: For information on access or services for 
individuals with disabilities, please contact Rita Cestaric at the 
phone number or email address noted above, preferably at least 10 days 
prior to the teleconference, to give EPA as much time as possible to 
process your request.

    Dated: May 23, 2013.
Cameron Davis,
Senior Advisor to the Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2013-12962 Filed 5-30-13; 8:45 am]