Notification of a Public Meeting of the Chartered Science Advisory Board

 
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Federal Register, Volume 84 Issue 250 (Tuesday, December 31, 2019)
[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 250 (Tuesday, December 31, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 72356-72357]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-28012]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
[FRL--FRL-10003-68-OA]
Notification of a Public Meeting of the Chartered Science
Advisory Board
AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
ACTION: Notice.
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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory
Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public meeting of the chartered
SAB to discuss its reviews of the following proposed rules: (1)
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Coal- and
Oil-Fired Electric Utility Steam Generating Units--Reconsideration of
Supplemental Finding and Residual Risk and Technology Review; (2) The
Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule for Model Years
2021-2026 Passenger Cars and Light Trucks; (3) Strengthening
Transparency in Regulatory Science; and (4) Revised Definition of
``Waters of the United States.''
DATES: The public meeting of the chartered Science Advisory Board will
be held on Friday, January 17, 2020, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(Eastern Time), Tuesday, January 21, 2020, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
(Eastern Time), Wednesday, January 22, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(Eastern Time), and Friday, January 24, 2020, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00
p.m. (Eastern Time). The chartered SAB will hear oral public comments
on January 17, 2020.
ADDRESSES: The meeting will be conducted by telephone only.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public who wants
further information concerning the public meeting may contact Dr.
Thomas Armitage, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), EPA Science Advisory
Board (1400R), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania
Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20460; via telephone/voice mail (202) 564-
2155, or email at [email protected]. General information
concerning the SAB can be found on the EPA website at http://www.epa.gov/sab.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Background: The SAB was established pursuant to the Environmental
Research, Development, and Demonstration Authorization Act (ERDDAA),
codified at 42 U.S.C. 4365, to provide independent scientific and
technical advice to the Administrator on the scientific and technical
basis for agency positions and regulations. The SAB is a Federal
Advisory Committee chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act
(FACA), 5 U.S.C., App. 2. The SAB 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 SAB will hold a
public meeting to discuss its reviews of the scientific and technical
basis of four proposed rules. Under the SAB's authorizing statute, the
SAB ``may make available to the Administrator, within the time
specified by the Administrator, its advice and comments on the adequacy
of the scientific and technical basis'' of proposed rules. At a public
meeting held on June 5-6, 2019, the SAB discussed whether to review the
scientific and technical basis of major EPA actions in the Spring 2018
regulatory agenda. The SAB decided to provide advice and comments on
the scientific and technical basis of the following proposed rules: (1)
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Coal- and
Oil-Fired Electric Utility Steam Generating Units--Reconsideration of
Supplemental Finding and Residual Risk and Technology Review; (2) The
Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule for Model Years
2021-2026 Passenger Cars and Light Trucks; (3) Strengthening
Transparency in Regulatory Science; and (4) Revised Definition of
``Waters of the United States.'' The purpose of the meeting described
in this notice is to discuss draft reports developed by SAB workgroups.
    Availability of Meeting Materials: Prior to the meeting, an agenda
and other meeting materials will be placed on the SAB website at http://epa.gov/sab.
    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.
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    Federal advisory committees and panels, including scientific
advisory committees, provide independent advice to the EPA. Members of
the public can submit relevant comments pertaining to the committee's
charge or meeting materials. Input from the public to the SAB will have
the most impact if it provides specific scientific or technical
information or analysis for the SAB to consider or if it relates to the
clarity or accuracy of the technical information. Members of the public
wishing to provide comment should contact the DFO directly.
    Oral Statements: In general, individuals or groups requesting an
oral presentation at a public teleconference will be limited to three
minutes. Persons interested in providing oral statements on January 17,
2020, should contact Dr. Thomas Armitage, DFO, in writing (preferably
via email) at the contact information noted above by January 10, 2020,
to be placed on the list of registered speakers.
    Written Statements: Written statements will be accepted throughout
the advisory process; however, for timely consideration by SAB members,
statements should be received in the SAB Staff Office by January 10,
2020. Written statements should be supplied to the DFO at the contact
information above via email (preferred) or in hard copy with original
signature. Submitters are requested to provide a signed and 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 SAB 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 Dr. Armitage at the phone
number or email address noted above, preferably at least ten days prior
to the meeting, to give the EPA as much time as possible to process
your request.
    Dated: December 16, 2019.
Khanna Johnston,
Deputy Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office.
[FR Doc. 2019-28012 Filed 12-30-19; 8:45 am]
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