Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces two public teleconferences of the SAB Chemical Assessment Advisory Committee Augmented for the Review of the Draft Hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine (RDX) Assessment (CAAC-RDX Panel) to peer review EPA's draft Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) Toxicological Review of Hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine (RDX) (External Review Draft—September 2016).
The public teleconferences will be held on Thursday April 13, 2017, and Monday April 17, 2017. The teleconferences will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) on both days.
Location: The public teleconference will be conducted by telephone only.
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Any member of the public wishing further information concerning the teleconferences may contact Dr. Diana Wong, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), SAB Staff Office, by telephone at (202) 564-2049; or at firstname.lastname@example.org. General information concerning the EPA Science Advisory Board can be found at the EPA SAB Web site at http://www.epa.gov/sab.
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Background: The SAB was established pursuant to the Environmental Research, Development, and Demonstration Authorization Act (ERDAA) codified at 42 U.S.C. 4365, to provide independent scientific and technical advice to the Administrator on the technical basis for Agency positions and regulations. The SAB is a Federal Advisory Committee chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C., App. 2. The SAB will comply with the provisions of FACA and all appropriate SAB Staff Office procedural policies. Pursuant to FACA and EPA policy, notice is hereby given that the SAB CAAC—RDX Panel will hold two public teleconferences to discuss its draft report regarding the draft IRIS Toxicological Review of Hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine (External Review Draft—September 2016). The Panel will provide advice to the Administrator through the chartered SAB regarding this IRIS assessment.
The SAB CAAC—RDX Panel held a public meeting on December 12-14, 2016. The purpose of that meeting was to develop responses to the peer review charge on the agency's draft IRIS Toxicological Review of Hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine (External Review Draft—September 2016). The purpose of these public teleconferences is for the Panel to discuss these responses and draft report. The two public teleconferences will be conducted as one complete meeting, beginning on April 13, 2017, and if necessary, will continue on April 17, 2017.
Availability of Meeting Materials: Additional background on this SAB activity, the teleconference agenda, draft report, and other materials for the teleconferences will be posted on the SAB Web site at http://yosemite.epa.gov/sab/sabproduct.nsf/fedrgstr_activites/IRIS%20RDX?OpenDocument.
Procedures for Providing Public Input: Public comment for consideration by EPA's federal advisory committees and panels has a different purpose from public comment provided to EPA program offices. Therefore, the process for submitting comments to a federal advisory committee is different from the process used to submit comments to an EPA program office. Federal advisory committees and panels, including scientific advisory committees, provide independent advice to the EPA. Members of the public can submit relevant comments pertaining to the meeting materials or the group conducting this SAB activity. Input from the public to the SAB will have the most impact if it consists of comments that provide specific scientific or technical information or analysis for SAB committees and panels to consider or if it relates to the clarity or accuracy of the technical information. Members of the public wishing to provide comment should contact the DFO directly.
Oral Statements: In general, individuals or groups requesting an oral presentation on a public teleconference will be limited to three minutes per speaker. Interested parties wishing to provide comments should contact Dr. Diana Wong, DFO (preferably via email), at the contact information noted above, by April 6, 2017, to be placed on the list of public speakers for the teleconference.
Written Statements: Written statements will be accepted throughout the advisory process; however, for timely consideration by Panel members, statements should be should be supplied to the DFO (preferably via email) at the contact information noted above by April 6, 2017. It is the SAB Staff Office general policy to post written comments on the Web page for the advisory meeting or teleconference. Submitters are requested to provide an unsigned version of each document because the SAB Staff Office does not publish documents with signatures on its Web sites. Members of the public should be aware that their personal contact information, if included in any written comments, may be posted to the SAB Web site. Copyrighted material will not be posted without explicit permission of the copyright holder.
Accessibility: For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, please contact Dr. Diana Wong at (202) 564-2049 or email@example.com. To request accommodation of a disability, please contact Dr. Wong preferably at least ten days prior to the teleconferences, to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request.
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Dated: March 8, 2017.
Acting Deputy Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office.
[FR Doc. 2017-05702 Filed 3-21-17; 8:45 am]
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