[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 16 (Tuesday, January 26, 2016)]
[Page 4297]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-01506]



[EPA-HQ-ORD-2015-0765; FRL-9941-62-ORD]

Board of Scientific Counselors Executive Committee; Notification 
of Public Teleconference and Public Comment

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notification of public teleconference and public comment.


SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-
463, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hereby provides 
notice that the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Executive 
Committee will host a public teleconference convening on February 8, 
2016, from 1:00pm to 3:00pm Eastern Time. The primary discussion will 
focus on the consolidated report incorporating the five subcommittee 
reports, which addresses the research and future direction of the 
Office of Research and Development's (ORD) National Research Programs. 
The five subcommittees are: Air, Climate and Energy; Chemical Safety 
for Sustainability and Human Health Risk Assessment; Homeland Security; 
Safe and Sustainable Water Resources; and Sustainable and Healthy 
Communities. The report also provides advice on two ORD Cross-Cutting 
Research Roadmaps: Environmental Justice and Climate Change. There will 
be a public comment period from 1:15 pm to 1:30 pm Eastern Time on 
February 8, 2016. For information on registering to participate on the 
teleconference or to provide public comment, please see the DATES and 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION sections below. Due to a limited number of 
telephone lines, attendance will be on a first-come, first-served 
basis. Advance registration is required. Registration for participating 
via teleconference closes February 4, 2016. The deadline to sign up to 
speak during the public comment period or to submit written public 
comment is February 4, 2016.

DATES: The BOSC Executive Committee meeting will be held on February 8, 
2016. All times noted are Eastern Time and are approximate. In order to 
participate on the teleconference you must register at the following 
site: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/us-epa-bosc-executive-committee-teleconference-registration-20730008012. Once you have completed the 
online registration, you will be contacted and provided with the 
teleconference instructions.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions or correspondence concerning 
the meeting should be directed to Tom Tracy, Designated Federal 
Officer, Environmental Protection Agency, by mail at 1200 Pennsylvania 
Avenue NW., MC 8104 R, Washington, DC 20460; by telephone at 202-564-
6518; fax at 202-565- 2911; or via email at [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Charter of the BOSC states that the 
advisory committee shall provide independent advice to the 
Administrator on technical and management aspects of the ORD's research 
program. Additional information about the BOSC is available at: http://www2.epa.gov/bosc. Oral Statements: Members of the public who wish to 
provide oral comment during the meeting must preregister. Individuals 
or groups making remarks during the public comment period will be 
limited to five (5) minutes. To accommodate the number of people who 
want to address the BOSC Executive Committee, only one representative 
of a particular community, organization, or group will be allowed to 
speak. Written Statements: Written comments for the public meeting must 
be received by February 4, 2016, and will be included in the materials 
distributed to the BOSC Executive Committee prior to the meeting. 
Written comments should be sent to Tom Tracy, Environmental Protection 
Agency, via email at [email protected] or by mail to 1200 Pennsylvania 
Avenue NW., (MC 8104 R), Washington, DC 20460, or submitted through 
regulations.gov, Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2015-0765. Members of the 
public should be aware that their personal contact information, if 
included in any written comments, may be posted online at 
regulations.gov. Information about Services for Individuals with 
Disabilities: For information about access or services for individuals 
with disabilities, please contact Tom Tracy, at 202-564-6518 or via 
email at [email protected]. To request special accommodations, please 
contact Tom Tracy no later than February 4, 2016, to give the 
Environmental Protection Agency sufficient time to process your 
request. All requests should be sent to the address, email, or phone 
number listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section above.

    Dated: January 14, 2016.
Fred S. Hauchman,
Director, Office of Science Policy.
[FR Doc. 2016-01506 Filed 1-25-16; 8:45 am]