[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 26 (Tuesday, February 9, 2016)]
[Page 6857]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-02568]




National Environmental Justice Advisory Council; Notification of 
Public Teleconference and Public Comment

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice; public teleconference.


SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), Public 
Law 92-463, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hereby 
provides notice that the National Environmental Justice Advisory 
Council (NEJAC) will meet on the dates and times described below. All 
meetings are open to the public. Members of the public are encouraged 
to provide comments relevant to the specific issues being considered by 
the NEJAC. For additional information about registering to attend the 
meeting or to provide public comment, please see Registration under 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Due to a limited number of telephone lines, 
attendance will be on a first-come, first served basis. Pre-
registration is required.

DATES: The NEJAC will host a public teleconference meeting on Thursday, 
February 25, 2016, at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The discussion will focus 
on EPA's Draft Environmental Justice Primer Framework. This action-
oriented educational and training tool is being designed as a resource 
for port facilities of the perspectives, priorities, and challenges 
often unique to overburdened, vulnerable communities. The resource 
materials and process steps are designed to promote successful 
engagement with nearby communities in decision-making about 
environmental health and related concerns associated with port-related 
    Public comment period relevant to the specific issues being 
considered by the NEJAC (see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION) is scheduled 
for Thursday, February 25, 2016 starting at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. 
Members of the public who wish to participate during the public comment 
period are highly encouraged to pre-register by Midnight, Eastern Time, 
on Friday, February 19, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions or correspondence concerning 
the teleconference meeting should be directed to Karen L. Martin, U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency, by mail at 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue 
NW., (MC2201A), Washington, DC 20460; by telephone at 202-564-0203; via 
email at [email protected]; or by fax at 202-564-1624. Additional 
information about the NEJAC is available at: www.epa.gov/environmentaljustice/nejac.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Charter of the NEJAC states that the 
advisory committee ``will provide independent advice and 
recommendations to the Administrator about broad, crosscutting issues 
related to environmental justice. The NEJAC's efforts will include 
evaluation of a broad range of strategic, scientific, technological, 
regulatory, community engagement and economic issues related to 
environmental justice.''


    Registrations for the February 25, 2016, pubic teleconference will 
be processed http://nejac-teleconference-february-25-2016.eventbrite.com. Pre-registration is required. Registration for the 
February 25, 2016, teleconference meeting closes at Midnight, Eastern 
Time on Friday, February 19, 2016. The deadline to sign up to speak 
during the public comment period, or to submit written public comments, 
is also Midnight, Eastern Time Friday, February 19, 2016. When 
registering, please provide your name, organization, city and state, 
email address, and telephone number for follow up. Please also state 
whether you would like to be put on the list to provide public comment, 
and whether you are submitting written comments before the Friday, 
February 19, 2016, Midnight deadline. Due to a limited number of 
telephone lines, attendance will be on a first-come, first served 

A. Public Comment

    Individuals or groups making remarks during the public comment 
period will be limited to seven (7) minutes. To accommodate the number 
of people who want to address the NEJAC, only one representative of a 
particular community, organization, or group will be allowed to speak. 
Written comments can also be submitted for the record. The suggested 
format for individuals providing public comments is as follows: Name of 
speaker; name of organization/community; city and state; and email 
address; brief description of the concern, and what you want the NEJAC 
to advise EPA to do. Written comments received by registration 
deadline, will be included in the materials distributed to the NEJAC 
prior to the teleconference. Written comments received after that time 
will be provided to the NEJAC as time allows. All written comments 
should be sent to Karen L. Martin, EPA, via email at 
[email protected].

B. Information About Services for Individuals With Disabilities or 
Requiring English Language Translation Assistance

    For information about access or services for individuals requiring 
assistance, please contact Karen L. Martin, at (202) 564-0203 or via 
email at [email protected]. To request special accommodations for a 
disability or other assistance, please submit your request at least 
four working days prior to the meeting, to give EPA sufficient time to 
process your request. All requests should be sent to the address, 
email, or phone/fax number listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 
CONTACT section.

    Dated: February 2, 2016.
Matthew Tejada,
Designated Federal Officer, National Environmental Justice Advisory 
[FR Doc. 2016-02568 Filed 2-8-16; 8:45 am]