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Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Homeland Security Subcommittee Meeting-August 2020

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


Notice of public meeting.


The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Research and Development (ORD), gives notice of a virtual meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Homeland Security (HS) Subcommittee to review the initial progress on implementation of the FY 19-22 HS Strategic Research Action Plan (StRAP).


1. The initial meeting will be held over two days via videoconference:

a. Thursday, August 20, 2020, from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (EDT); andStart Printed Page 48244

b. Friday, August 21, 2020, from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (EDT). Attendees must register by August 19, 2020.

2. A BOSC deliberation will be held on Wednesday, September 9, 2020, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (EDT). Attendees must register by September 8, 2020.

3. A final summary teleconference will be held on Thursday, September 24, 2020, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (EDT). Attendees must register by September 23, 2020. Meeting times are subject to change. These series of meetings are open to the public. Comments must be received by August 19, 2020 to be considered by the subcommittee. Requests for the draft agenda or making a presentation at the meeting will be accepted until August 19, 2020.


Instructions on how to connect to the videoconference will be provided upon registration at

Submit your comments to Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2015-0765 by one of the following methods:

Note: comments submitted to the website are anonymous unless identifying information is included in the body of the comment.

  • Email: Send comments by electronic mail (email) to:, Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2015-0765.

Note: comments submitted via email are not anonymous. The sender's email will be included in the body of the comment and placed in the public docket which is made available on the internet.

Instructions: All comments received, including any personal information provided, will be included in the public docket without change and may be made available online at Information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute will not be included in the public docket, and should not be submitted through or email. For additional information about the EPA's public docket visit the EPA Docket Center homepage at​dockets/​.

Public Docket: Publicly available docket materials may be accessed Online at

Copyrighted materials in the docket are only available via hard copy. The telephone number for the ORD Docket Center is (202) 566-1752.

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The Designated Federal Officer (DFO), Tom Tracy, via phone/voicemail at: (202) 564-6518; or via email at: Any member of the public interested in receiving a draft agenda, attending the meeting, or making a presentation at the meeting should contact Tom Tracy no later than August 19, 2020.

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The Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) is a Federal advisory committee that provides advice and recommendations to EPA's Office of Research and Development on technical and management issues of its research programs. The meeting agenda and materials will be posted to​bosc.

Proposed agenda items for the meeting include, but are not limited to, the following: Water Security & Resilience, Oil Response, and Progress of StRAP Implementation.

Information on Services Available: For information on translation services, 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 at least ten days prior to the meeting to give the EPA adequate time to process your request.

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Authority: Pub. L. 92-463, 1, Oct. 6, 1972, 86 Stat. 770.

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Dated: July 29, 2020.

Mary Ross,

Director, Office of Science Advisor, Policy, and Engagement.

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[FR Doc. 2020-17420 Filed 8-7-20; 8:45 am]