[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 108 (Friday, June 5, 2015)]
[Pages 32113-32114]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-13803]




Notification of Three Teleconferences of the Science Advisory 
Board Biogenic Carbon Emissions Panel

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) Science 
Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces three teleconferences of 
the SAB Biogenic Carbon Emissions Panel to review EPA's Framework for 
Assessing Biogenic CO2 Emissions from Stationary Sources 
(November 2014).

DATES: The public teleconferences will be held on July 6, 2015 from 
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Eastern Time), August 6, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. 
to 2:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) and September 9, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. to 
2:00 p.m. (Eastern Time).

ADDRESSES: The teleconferences will be held by telephone only.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public wishing 
further information regarding the 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.

    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 three public 
teleconferences to review its draft report on EPA's Framework for 
Assessing Biogenic CO2 Emissions from Stationary Sources 
(November 2014). The SAB will comply with the provisions of FACA and 
all appropriate SAB Staff Office procedural policies.
    As noticed in 80 FR 8867-8868, a face-to-face meeting of the 
Biogenic Carbon Emissions Panel was held on March 25 and 26, 2015 and a 
teleconference was held on May 29, 2015. Background on the current 
advisory activity can be found on the SAB Web site at http://yosemite.epa.gov/sab/sabproduct.nsf/fedrgstr_activites/Biogenic%20CO2%20Framework?OpenDocument.
    Availability of the meeting materials: Agendas and meeting 
materials will be posted on the SAB Web site prior to each 
teleconference. To locate these materials, go to epa.gov/sab and click 
on the calendar and then the respective teleconference dates. EPA's 
review document, charge to the Panel and other background materials are 
also available at the URL above. For questions concerning EPA's 
Framework for Assessing Biogenic CO2 Emissions from 
Stationary Sources (November 2014), please contact Sara Ohrel, Climate 
Change Division, 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 on the topic of this 
advisory activity, including the charge to the panel and the EPA review 
documents, 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 consists of comments that provide 
specific scientific or technical information or analysis for the SAB

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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 will be limited to three minutes per speaker for each 
teleconference. Interested parties should contact Dr. Holly Stallworth, 
DFO, in writing (preferably via email), at the contact information 
noted above, by June 29, 2015 to be placed on the list of public 
speakers for the July 6, 2015 teleconference; by July 30, 2015 for the 
August 6, 2015 teleconference; and by September 2, 2015 for the 
September 9, 2015 teleconference. Written Statements: Written 
statements should be received in the SAB Staff Office in advance of 
each teleconference according to the same deadlines listed above for 
requesting oral comments. Written statements should be supplied to the 
DFO, preferably in electronic format via email. 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. 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: May 28, 2015.
Thomas H. Brennan,
 Deputy Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office.
[FR Doc. 2015-13803 Filed 6-4-15; 8:45 am]