[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 192 (Wednesday, October 5, 2022)]
[Pages 60394-60395]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-21596]




Notification of a Public Meeting of the Chartered Clean Air 
Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) and CASAC Ozone Review Panel

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a 
public meeting of the Chartered Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee 
(CASAC) and CASAC Ozone Review Panel to discuss a draft CASAC report on 
EPA's 2020 Ozone Integrated Science Assessment (ISA).

DATES: The public meeting will be held on November 14, 2022, from 11:00 
a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and November 15, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 
All times listed are in Eastern Time.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be conducted virtually. Please refer to the 
CASAC website at https://casac.epa.gov for details on how to access the 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public wishing 
further information regarding this notice may contact Mr. Aaron Yeow, 
Designated Federal Officer (DFO), SAB Staff Office, by telephone at 
(202) 564-2050 or via email at [email protected]. General information 
concerning the CASAC, as well as any updates concerning the meetings 
announced in this notice can be found on the CASAC website: https://casac.epa.gov.

    Background: The CASAC was established pursuant to the Clean Air Act 
(CAA) Amendments of 1977, codified at 42 U.S.C. 7409(d)(2), to review 
air quality criteria and NAAQS and recommend to the EPA Administrator 
any new NAAQS and revisions of existing criteria and NAAQS as may be 
appropriate. The CASAC shall also: advise the EPA Administrator of 
areas in which additional knowledge is required to appraise the 
adequacy and basis of existing, new, or revised NAAQS; describe the 
research efforts necessary to provide the required information; advise 
the EPA Administrator on the relative contribution to air pollution 
concentrations of natural as well as anthropogenic activity; and advise 
the EPA Administrator of any adverse public health, welfare, social, 
economic, or energy effects which may result from various strategies 
for attainment and maintenance of such NAAQS. As

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amended, 5 U.S.C., app. section 109(d)(1) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) 
requires that EPA carry out a periodic review and revision, as 
appropriate, of the air quality criteria and the NAAQS for the six 
``criteria'' air pollutants, including ozone.
    The CASAC is a Federal Advisory Committee chartered under the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C., app. 2, and conducts 
business in accordance with FACA and related regulations. The CASAC and 
the CASAC Ozone Review Panel will comply with the provisions of FACA 
and all appropriate SAB Staff Office procedural policies. Pursuant to 
FACA and EPA policy, notice is hereby given that the Chartered CASAC 
and CASAC Ozone Review Panel will hold a public meeting to discuss a 
draft CASAC report on EPA's 2020 Ozone ISA.
    Technical Contacts: Any technical questions concerning EPA's 2020 
Ozone ISA should be directed to Dr. Steven Dutton 
([email protected]).
    Availability of Meeting Materials: Prior to the meeting, the review 
documents, agenda and other materials will be accessible on the CASAC 
website: https://casac.epa.gov.
    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 CASAC and the EPA review 
documents, and/or the group conducting the activity, for the CASAC to 
consider as it develops advice for EPA. Input from the public to the 
CASAC will have the most impact if it provides specific scientific or 
technical information or analysis for CASAC to consider or if it 
relates to the clarity or accuracy of the technical information. 
Members of the public wishing to provide comment should follow the 
instructions below to submit comments.
    Oral Statements: Individuals or groups requesting an oral 
presentation during the public meeting will be limited to three 
minutes. Each person making an oral statement should consider providing 
written comments as well as their oral statement so that the points 
presented orally can be expanded upon in writing. Interested parties 
should contact Mr. Aaron Yeow, DFO, in writing (preferably via email) 
at the contact information noted above by November 7, 2022, to be 
placed on the list of public speakers.
    Written Statements: Written statements will be accepted throughout 
the advisory process; however, for timely consideration by CASAC 
members, statements should be supplied to the DFO (preferably via 
email) at the contact information noted above by November 7, 2022. 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 
websites. Members of the public should be aware that their personal 
contact information, if included in any written comments, may be posted 
to the CASAC website. 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 Mr. Aaron Yeow at (202) 
564-2050 or [email protected]. To request accommodation of a 
disability, please contact the DFO, at the contact information noted 
above, preferably at least ten days prior to each meeting, to give EPA 
as much time as possible to process your request.

V. Khanna Johnston,
Deputy Director, Science Advisory Board Staff Office.
[FR Doc. 2022-21596 Filed 10-4-22; 8:45 am]