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Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Sustainable and Healthy Communities Subcommittee Meeting-September 2015

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


Notice of meeting.


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Research and Development (ORD), gives notice of a meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Sustainable and Healthy Communities (SHC) Subcommittee.


The meeting will be held on Thursday, September 24, 2015, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and will continue on Friday, September 25, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. All times noted are Eastern Daylight Time and are approximate. Attendees should register by September 16, 2015, at the following Eventbrite Web site:​e/​us-epa-bosc-sustainable-and-healthy-communities-subcommittee-tickets-17480310078. Requests for the draft agenda or for submitting written comments will be accepted up to September 22, 2015.


The meeting will be held at the EPA's Main Campus Facility,C111-C, 109 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27711. Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2015-0611, 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-2015-0611.
  • Fax: Fax comments to: (202) 566-0224, Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2015-0611.
  • Mail: Send comments by mail to: Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Sustainable and Healthy Communities Subcommittee Docket, Mail Code: 2822T, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20004, Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2015-0611.
  • 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-2015-0611. 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-2015-0611. 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. 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) Sustainable and Healthy Communities Subcommittee Docket, EPA/DC, William Jefferson Clinton West Building, Room 3334, 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.

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The Designated Federal Officer (DFO) via mail at: Jace Cujé, 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) 564-1795; via fax at: (202) 565-2911; or via email at:

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General Information: The BOSC was established by the EPA to provide advice, information, and recommendations regarding the ORD research programs. The BOSC is federal advisory committee chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C., App. 2. Pursuant to FACA and EPA policy, notice is hereby given that the BOSC SHC Subcommittee will hold a meeting to deliberate on the future direction of ORD's SHC research program.

This meeting is open to the public. Any member of the public interested in receiving a draft agenda, attending the meeting, or making a presentation at the meeting may contact Jace Cujé, DFO, via any of the contact methods listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section above. Proposed agenda items for the meeting include, but are not limited to, the following: Overview of materials provided to the subcommittee; Overview of ORD; Overview of ORD's SHC Research Program; Poster sessions; SHC Tools Café; Program and Regional Office perspectives; Public comments; and Subcommittee discussion. Members of the public wishing to provide comment in person should register by September 16, 2015, via the Eventbrite 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 September 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 Start Printed Page 53309making 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 the DFO in writing (preferably via email) at the contact information noted above by September 16, 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-sustainable-and-healthy-communities-subcommittee-tickets-17480310078 by September 16, 2015. Upon entering the EPA building, attendees will be required to sign in with the security desk, go through a metal detector, 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.

Information on Services for Individuals with Disabilities: For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, please contact Jace Cujé at (202) 564-1795 or To request accommodation of a disability, please contact Jace Cujé, 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 27, 2015.

Fred S. Hauchman,

Director, Office of Science Policy.

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[FR Doc. 2015-21918 Filed 9-2-15; 8:45 am]