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National and Governmental Advisory Committees to the U.S. Representative to the Commission for Environmental Cooperation

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AGENCY:

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION:

Notice of meeting.

SUMMARY:

Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Pub. L. 92-463, EPA gives notice of a meeting of the National Advisory Committee (NAC) and Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) to the U.S. Representative to the North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC). The National and Governmental Advisory Committees advise the EPA Administrator in his capacity as the U.S. Representative to the CEC Council. The Committees are authorized under Articles 17 and 18 of the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation (NAAEC), North American Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act, Pub. L. 103-182, and as directed by Executive Order 12915, entitled “Federal Implementation of the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation.” The NAC is composed of 12 members representing academia, environmental non-governmental organizations, and private industry. The GAC consists of 12 members representing state, local, and Tribal governments. The Committees are Start Printed Page 59625responsible for providing advice to the U.S. Representative on a wide range of strategic, scientific, technological, regulatory, and economic issues related to implementation and further elaboration of the NAAEC.

The purpose of the meeting is to review and provide advice on CEC projects related to capacity building and information for decision-making. The committees will also provide advice on the CEC's 2009 Operational Plan and learn about regional transboundary environmental issues. A copy of the agenda will be posted at http://www.epa.gov/​ocem/​nacgac-page.htm.

DATES:

The National and Governmental Advisory Committees will hold an open meeting on Thursday, October 23, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Thursday October 24, from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.

ADDRESSES:

The meeting will be held at the Cocopah Conference Center, 15268 S. Avenue B, Somerton, Arizona 85350. The meeting is open to the public, with limited seating on a first-come, first-served basis.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Oscar Carrillo, Designated Federal Officer, carrillo.oscar@epa.gov, 202-564-0347, U.S. EPA, Office of Cooperative Environmental Management (1601-M), 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Requests to make oral comments or provide written comments to the Committees should be sent to Oscar Carrillo, Designated Federal Officer, at the contact information above.

Meeting Access: For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, please contact Oscar Carrillo at 202-564-0347 or carrillo.oscar@epa.gov. To request accommodation of a disability, please contact Oscar Carrillo, preferably at least 10 days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request.

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Dated: September 25, 2008.

Oscar Carrillo,

Designated Federal Officer.

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[FR Doc. E8-23865 Filed 10-8-08; 8:45 am]

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