AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
ACTION: Notice of Workshop; Call for Information.
SUMMARY: The U.S. EPA Office of Research and Development's National
Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) is preparing an Integrated
Science Assessment (ISA) as part of the review of the primary National
Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for oxides of sulfur
(SOX) (for which the indicator is sulfur dioxide
[SO2]). This ISA will update the scientific assessment
presented in the Integrated Science Assessment for Sulfur Oxides--
Health Criteria (EPA 600/R-08/047F), published in September 2008.
Interested parties are invited to assist the EPA in developing and
refining the scientific information base for the review of the NAAQS
for SOX by submitting recent research studies that have been
published, accepted for publication, or presented at a public
The EPA is also announcing that a workshop entitled "Kickoff
Workshop to Inform EPA's Review of the Primary SO2 NAAQS''
is being organized by NCEA and the EPA Office of Air and Radiation's
Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS). The workshop will
be held June 12-13, 2013, in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.
The workshop will be open to attendance by interested public observers
on a first-come, first-served basis up to the limits of available
Additionally, in the near future, the EPA Scientific Advisory Board
(SAB) will be forming a Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC)
panel for the SO2 NAAQS health review.
DATES: The workshop will be held on June 12-13, 2013. All
communications and information submitted in response to the call for
information should be received by EPA by June 10, 2013.
ADDRESSES: The workshop will be held at U.S. EPA, 109 T.W. Alexander
Drive, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. An EPA contractor, ICF
International, is providing logistical support for the workshop. Please
register by going to https://sites.google.com/site/soxkickoffworkshop/.
The pre-registration deadline is May 31, 2013. Please direct questions
regarding workshop registration or logistics to Whitney Kihlstrom at
EPANAAQSWorkshop@icfi.com or by phone at 919-293-1646. For specific
questions regarding technical aspects of the workshop see the section
of this notice entitled FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.
Information in response to the call for information may be
submitted electronically, by mail, by facsimile, or by hand delivery/
courier. Please follow the detailed instructions as provided in the
section of this notice entitled SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For details on the period for
submission of research information from the public, contact the Office
of Environmental Information (OEI) Docket; telephone: 202-566-1752;
facsimile: 202-566-9744; or email: Docket_ORD@epa.gov. For technical
information, contact Tom Long, Ph.D., NCEA; telephone: 919-541-1880;
facsimile: 919-541-2985; or email: email@example.com or Amy Lamson,
Ph.D., OAQPS; telephone: 919-541-4383 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.