Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Notice of meeting.
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, the Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development (ORD), gives notice of a meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Science and Technology for Sustainability Subcommittee.
The first meeting (teleconference call) will be held on Thursday, February 12, 2009, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST). The second meeting (face-to-face) will be held on Thursday, March 12, 2009, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST. Meetings may adjourn early if all business is finished. Requests for the draft agenda or for making oral presentations at the meetings will be accepted up to one business day before the meeting.
Participation in the conference call will be by teleconference only—meeting rooms will not be used. Members of the public may obtain the call-in number and access code for the call from Greg Susanke, whose contact information is listed under the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice. The face-to-face meeting will be held at the EPA Building—One Potomac Yard, 2777 S. Crystal Drive, Arlington, Virginia, 22202. The meeting is in the Fourth Floor Conference Center North, room N-4830. Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2008-0926, by one of the following methods:
- http://www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments.
- E-mail: Send comments by electronic mail (e-mail) to: ORD.Docket@epa.gov, Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2008-0926. Start Printed Page 4745
- Fax: Fax comments to: (202) 566-0224, Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2008-0926.
- Mail: Send comments by mail to: Board of Scientific Counselors, Science and Technology for Sustainability Mid-Cycle Subcommittee Meetings—Winter 2009 Docket, Mailcode: 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC, 20460, Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2008-0926.
- Hand Delivery or Courier. Deliver comments to: EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), Room B102, EPA West Building, 1301 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC, Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2008-0926. Note: this is not a mailing address. Such deliveries are only accepted during the docket's normal hours of operation, and special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information.
Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2008-0926. EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change and may be made available online at http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through http://www.regulations.gov or e-mail. The http://www.regulations.gov Web site is an “anonymous access” system, which means EPA will not know your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an e-mail comment directly to EPA without going through http://www.regulations.gov, your e-mail address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the public docket and made available on the Internet. If you submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you include your name and other contact information in the body of your comment and with any disk or CD-ROM you submit. If EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid the use of special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses. For additional information about EPA's public docket visit the EPA Docket Center homepage at http://www.epa.gov/epahome/dockets.htm.
Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, e.g., CBI or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, will be publicly available only in hard copy. Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically in http://www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the Board of Scientific Counselors, Science and Technology for Sustainability Mid-Cycle Subcommittee Meetings—Winter 2009 Docket, EPA/DC, EPA West, Room B102, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. The Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Public Reading Room is (202) 566-1744, and the telephone number for the ORD Docket is (202) 566-1752.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
The Designated Federal Officer via mail at: Greg Susanke, Mail Drop 8104-R, Office of Science Policy, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Protection Agency, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; via phone/voice mail at: (202) 564-9945; via fax at: (202) 565-2911; or via e-mail at: email@example.com.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
The meetings are open to the public. Any member of the public interested in receiving a draft BOSC agenda or making a presentation at the meeting may contact Greg Susanke, the Designated Federal Officer, via any of the contact methods listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section above. In general, each individual making an oral presentation will be limited to a total of three minutes.
EPA ORD is conducting an independent expert review through the BOSC, to evaluate the progress made by the Science and Technology for Sustainability Research Program towards addressing the recommendations that resulted from its initial program review in April 2007; and to evaluate and obtain advice on key future directions for the research program which have been developed and other potential areas that could be considered. Proposed agenda items for the meetings include, but are not limited to: Teleconference: objectives of the review; an overview of ORD's Science and Technology for Sustainability Research Program; a summary of major changes in the research program since 2007; Face-to-face meeting: ORD progress in response to recommendations from the previous BOSC program review and other activities; subcommittee discussions.
Information on Services for Individuals with Disabilities: For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, please contact Greg Susanke at (202) 564-9945 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To request accommodation of a disability, please contact Greg Susanke, preferably at least 10 days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request.Start Signature
Dated: January 15, 2009.
Director, Office of Science Policy.
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