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Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC); Homeland Security Subcommittee Public and Closed Meeting-August 2015

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


Notice of meeting.


Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development (ORD), gives notice of a meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Homeland Security Subcommittee.


The meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 25, 2015, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 26, 2015, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will continue on Thursday, August 27, 2015, from 8:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. The meeting will be closed to the public Tuesday, August 25, 2015, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. All times noted are Eastern Time and are approximate. Attendees should register by August 17, 2015 at the Eventbrite Web site:​e/​us-epa-bosc-homeland-security-subcommittee-meeting-tickets-17369165642. Requests for the draft agenda or for submitting written comments will be accepted up to August 21, 2015.


The meeting will be held at the EPA's Andrew W. Breidenbach Environmental Research Center, 26 Martin Luther King Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio. Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2015-0528, by one of the following methods:

  • Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments.
  • Email: Send comments by electronic mail (email) to:, Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2015-0528.
  • Fax: Fax comments to: (202) 566-0224, Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2015-0528.
  • Mail: Send comments by mail to: Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Homeland Security Subcommittee Docket, Mail Code: 2822T, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20004, Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2015-0528.
  • Hand Delivery or Courier: Deliver comments to: EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), Room 3334, William Jefferson Clinton West Building, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC, Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2015-0528. Note: this is not a mailing address. 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-2015-0528. The EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change and may be made available online at, 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 or email. The Web site is an “anonymous access” system, which means the EPA will not know your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an email comment directly to the EPA without going through, your email 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, the EPA recommends that you include your name and other contact information in the body of your comment including. If the EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, the 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 the EPA's public docket visit the EPA Docket Center homepage at​dockets/​.

Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the 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 or in hard copy at the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Homeland Security Subcommittee Docket, EPA/DC, William Jefferson Clinton West Building, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC. The Public Reading Start Printed Page 51256Room 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.

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The Designated Federal Officer (DFO) via mail at: Tom Tracy, Mail Code 8104R, Office of Science Policy, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; via phone/voice mail at: (202) 564-6518 or via email at:

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General Information: A portion of the meeting is closed to the public pursuant to E.O. 13526—Classified National Security Information sections 1.4(e) “scientific, technological or economic matters relating to national security” and section 1.4(g) “vulnerabilities or capabilities of systems, installations, infrastructures, projects or plans, or protection services relating to the national security.” Because a portion of the meeting involves matters that are classified in accordance with E.O. 13526, this session is exempt from public disclosure pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. 2, and section (c)(1) of the Government in the Sunshine Act, 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(1). Therefore, the meeting will be closed to the public on Tuesday, August 25, 2015, from approximately 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Any member of the public interested in receiving a draft agenda, attending the meeting, or making a presentation at the meeting may contact Tom Tracy, the DFO, via any of the contact methods listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section above. Members of the public wishing to provide comment in person should register by August 17, 2015, via the Eventbrite Web site noted above and contact the DFO directly.

Written Statements: Written statements for the public meeting should be received by the DFO via email at the contact information listed above by August 21, 2015. Written statements should be supplied in one of the following electronic formats: Adobe Acrobat PDF, MS Word, MS Power Point, or Rich Text format.

Oral Statements: In general, each individual making an oral presentation at the public meeting will be limited to a total of three minutes. Each person making an oral statement should also consider providing written comments so that the points presented orally can be expanded upon in writing. Interested parties should contact Tom Tracy, DFO, in writing (preferably via email) at the contact information noted above by August 17, 2015, to be placed on the list of public speakers for the BOSC meeting.

For security purposes, all attendees must provide their names to the DFO and register online at:​e/​us-epa-bosc-homeland-security-subcommittee-meeting-tickets-17369165642 by August 17, 2015, and must go through a metal detector, sign in with the security desk, and show government-issued photo identification to enter the building. Attendees are encouraged to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the meeting to allow sufficient time for security screening. Proposed agenda items for the meeting include, but are not limited to, the following: Overview of materials provided to the subcommittee, overview of ORD's Homeland Security program, poster session, and subcommittee discussion.

Information on Services for Individuals with Disabilities: For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, please contact Tom Tracy at (202) 564-6518 or To request accommodation of a disability, please contact Tom Tracy, preferably at least ten days prior to the meeting, to give the EPA as much time as possible to process your request.

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Dated: August 6, 2015.

Fred S. Hauchman,

Director, Office of Science Policy.

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[FR Doc. 2015-20901 Filed 8-21-15; 8:45 am]