SAB Biogenic Carbon Emissions Panel schedules 3 teleconferences

By Erin Voegele | June 12, 2015

The U.S. EPA’s Science Advisory Board has announced the SAB Biogenic Carbon Emissions Panel will hold three teleconferences over the next several months to review the EPA’s biogenic carbon emissions framework. The agency held a face-to-face meeting of the panel in late March along with a teleconference in May.

The U.S. EPA released the second draft of its biogenic emissions framework in November. At that time, the EPA indicated the draft framework would undergo additional review and published a memo outlining how the updated framework would impact the Clean Power Plan and Prevention of Significant Deterioration Program.

The three upcoming teleconferences are scheduled for July 6, Aug. 6 and Sept. 9. According to a notice published in the Federal Register, agendas and meeting materials will be posted on the SAB website prior to each teleconference.

Regarding public input, the EPA stressed public comments for consideration by EPA’s federal advisory committees and panels has a different purpose from public comment provided to EPA program offices. For that reason, the process to submit comments is different. EPA indicated members of the public can submit relevant comments on the topic for SAB to consider during the advisory process. Input will have the most impact if it provides specific scientific or technical information or analysis for the panel to consider or if relates to the clarity or accuracy of technical information.

Additional information on the teleconferences is available on the Federal Register website.