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

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Environmental Protection Agency.


Notification of public meeting.


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 for public comment, please see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Due to limited space, seating at the NEJAC meeting will be on a first-come, first-served basis.


The NEJAC meeting will convene Tuesday, October 25, 2011, from 9 a.m. until 10 p.m.; and will reconvene on Wednesday, October 26, 2011, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. All noted times are in Mountain Time.

One public comment period relevant to the specific issues being considered by the NEJAC (see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION) is scheduled for Tuesday, October 25, 2011, from 4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m., and 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Mountain Time. Members of the public who wish to participate during the public comment period are highly encouraged to pre-register by Noon, Mountain Time, Friday, October 7, 2011.


The NEJAC meeting will be held at The Albuquerque Marriott Hotel located at 2101 Louisiana Boulevard, NE., Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110. Telephone: 505-881-6800 or 1-800-334-2086; Fax: 505-888-2982.

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Questions concerning the meeting should be directed to Mr. Aaron Bell, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., (MC2201A), Washington, DC 20460; by telephone at 202-564-1044, via e-mail at; or by fax at 202-501-0936. Additional information about the meeting is available at the following Web site address:​environmentaljustice/​nejac/​meetings.html.

Registration is required for all participants. Pre-registration by Noon Mountain Time, Friday, October 7, 2011, for all attendees is highly recommended. To register online, visit the Web site address above. Registration forms should be faxed to Ms. Estela Rosas, EPA Contractor, APEX Direct, Inc., at 877-773-0779, or e-mailed to Please remember to specify which meeting you are registering to attend (e.g., NEJAC October 2011). Please also state whether you would like to be put on the list to provide public comment, and whether you are submitting written comments before the October 7, 2011, deadline. Non-English speaking attendees wishing to arrange for a foreign language interpreter may make appropriate arrangements in writing using the above telephone number.

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The Charter of the NEJAC states that the advisory committee shall provide independent advice to the EPA Administrator about areas that may include, among other things, “advice about broad, cross-cutting issues related to environmental justice, including environment-related strategic, scientific, technological, regulatory, and economic issues related to environmental justice.”

The meeting shall be used to receive comments, and discuss and provide recommendations regarding these primary areas: (1) Implementation of EPA Plan EJ 2014; (2) EPA's tribal program; (3) EPA's hazardous waste rules, and (4) the U.S.-Mexico Environmental Program (Border 2020).

A. Public Comment: Individuals or groups making oral presentations during the public comment periods will be limited to a total time of five minutes. To accommodate the large number of people who want to address the NEJAC, only one representative of a community, organization, or group will be allowed to speak. The suggested format for written public comments is as follows: Name of Speaker; Name of Organization/Community; City and State; E-mail address; and a brief description of the concern and what you want the NEJAC to advise EPA to do. Written comments received by Noon Mountain Time, Friday, October 7, 2011, will be included in the materials distributed to the members of the NEJAC. Written comments received after that date and time will be provided to the NEJAC as time allows. All information should be sent to the mailing address, e-mail address, or fax number listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT section above.

B. Information about Services for Individuals with Disabilities: For information about access or services for individuals with disabilities, please contact Ms. Estela Rosas, EPA Contractor, APEX Direct, Inc., at 877-773-0779 or To request special accommodations for a disability, please contact Ms. Rosas at least seven (7) working days prior to the meeting, to give EPA sufficient time to process your request. All other requests specifically related to the meeting should be sent to the mailing address, e-mail address, or fax number listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section above.

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Dated: September 21, 2011.

Victoria J. Robinson,

Designated Federal Officer, National Environmental Justice Advisory Council.

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[FR Doc. 2011-24982 Filed 9-27-11; 8:45 am]