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Public Teleconference Reviewing EPA’s Strategic Initiatives on the Great Lakes
EPA’s Science Advisory Board (SAB) will conduct a public teleconference on December 6, 2011 to receive an update on EPA’s strategic research directions, including a review of a draft Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Action Plan. A Federal Register announcement of the teleconference noted that EPA is leading an interagency Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) to protect and restore the chemical, biological, and physical integrity of the Great Lakes. To guide the efforts of the GLRI, EPA and its Federal partners developed the comprehensive, multi-year Action Plan.
The agenda and other materials in support of the teleconference will be placed on the SAB Web site at http://www.epa.gov/sab in advance of the teleconference. Members of the public can submit comments for a federal advisory committee to consider as it develops advice for EPA. Members of the public wishing to provide comment should contact the Designated Federal Officer directly. Brief oral statements can be made at the teleconference written statements must be submitted by December 1. The SAB Panel website has links to the 54-page draft review report as well as the 41-page GLRI Action Plan and additional background.