[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 140 (Friday, July 20, 2018)]
[Pages 34572-34573]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-15621]




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

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notification of public meeting.


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 space, seating at the NEJAC 
meeting will be on a first-come, first served basis. Pre-registration 
is highly suggested.

DATES: The NEJAC will convene a public face-to-face meeting beginning 
on Tuesday, August 14, 2018, starting at 6:00 p.m., Eastern Time. The 
NEJAC meeting will continue August 15-16,

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2018, from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time. The meeting 
discussion will focus on several topics including, but not limited to, 
environmental justice concerns of communities in Boston, MA and 
surrounding areas; discussion and deliberation of the final report from 
the NEJAC Environmental Justice and Water Infrastructure Finance and 
Capacity Work Group; and the proactive efforts of EPA Region 1 to 
advance environmental justice.
    One public comment period relevant to the specific issues being 
considered by the NEJAC (see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION) is scheduled 
for Tuesday, August 14, 2018, starting at 6:00 p.m., Eastern Time. 
Members of the public who wish to participate during the public comment 
period are highly encouraged to pre-register by 11:59 p.m., Eastern 
Time on Monday, August 6, 2018.

ADDRESSES: The NEJAC meeting will be held at the Boston Park Plaza, 50 
Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116-3912.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions or correspondence concerning 
the public 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 https://www.epa.gov/environmentaljustice/national-environmental-justice-advisory-council.

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.''


    Registration for the August 14-16, 2018, pubic face-to-face meeting 
will be processed at https://nejac-public-meeting-august-2018.eventbrite.com. Pre-registration is highly suggested. Registration 
for the August 15-16, 2018, pubic meeting teleconference option will be 
processed at https://nejac-public-teleconference-option-august-2018.eventbrite.com. Pre-registration is required. Registration closes 
at 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time on Monday, August 6, 2018. The deadline to 
sign up to speak during the public comment period, or to submit written 
public comments, is 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time on Monday, August 6, 2018. 
When registering, please provide your name, organization, city and 
state, email address, and telephone number for follow up. Please also 
indicate whether you would like to provide public comment during the 
meeting, and whether you are submitting written comments before the 
Monday, August 6, 2018, deadline.

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 
fourteen (14) 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 

    Dated: July 5, 2018.
Matthew Tejada,
Designated Federal Officer, National Environmental Justice Advisory 
[FR Doc. 2018-15621 Filed 7-19-18; 8:45 am]