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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 BOSC was established by the EPA to provide advice, information, and recommendations regarding the ORD research program. The SAB and BOSC are Federal Advisory Committees chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C., App. 2. Pursuant to FACA and EPA policy, notice is hereby given that the SAB and BOSC will hold a joint public teleconference to discuss a draft report providing advice on implementation of ORD's new strategic directions for research. The SAB and BOSC will comply with the provisions of FACA and all appropriate SAB Staff Office procedural policies.
ORD requested that the SAB work jointly with the BOSC to provide advice on implementation of ORD's strategic research action plans; efforts to strengthen program integration; and efforts to strengthen and measure innovation. The SAB and BOSC held a joint public meeting on July 10-11, 2012, to discuss implementation of ORD's six major research programs (77 FR 36273-36274). The SAB and BOSC will hold a public teleconference on September19, 2012, to discuss their draft joint advisory report. Additional information about SAB and BOSC advice on implementing ORD strategic research directions can be found on the SAB Web site at