Next Generation Risk Assessment Public Dialogue Conference, 82387 [2010-32977]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 250 / Thursday, December 30, 2010 / Notices ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9246–7] Next Generation Risk Assessment Public Dialogue Conference Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of Public Dialogue Conference. AGENCY: As a part of the ‘‘Advancing the Next Generation of Risk Assessment’’ (NexGen) program, EPA is announcing a 2-day public dialogue conference to engage, inform, and encourage feedback from key stakeholders. The conference will take place on February 15 and 16, 2011 in Washington, DC and will be open to attendance by interested public participants on a first-come, first-serve basis up to the limits of available space. DATES: The conference will be held on February 15, 2011 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and on February 16, 2011 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. ADDRESSES: The conference will take place at the Embassy Suites Convention Center, 900 10th Street, Northwest, Washington, DC 20001. ICF International, an EPA contractor, is providing logistical support for the conference. Questions regarding information, registration, and logistics for the workshop should be directed to Deshira Wallace, telephone: (703) 225– 2910; e-mail: epa_nexgen_workshop@icfi.com. Questions regarding the scientific and technical aspects of the workshop should be directed to Audrey Hoffer, telephone: (703) 347–0218; e-mail: hoffer.audrey@epa.gov. SUMMARY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES Jkt 223001 Members of the public may participate in the conference. Space is limited, and reservations will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information on how to register for the conference please visit: http://epa.nexgen.icfi.com. Further information regarding the conference and the NexGen program in general can be found at http://www.epa.gov/risk/ nexgen. Dated: December 22, 2010. Darrell A. Winn, Acting Director, National Center for Environmental Assessment. [FR Doc. 2010–32977 Filed 12–29–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P [EPA–HQ–OPP–2010–1065; FRL–8854–8] The landscape of risk assessment is changing rapidly with new advances in molecular systems biology, the advent of several recent reports from the National Research Council, and volumes of new test data emerging from the Tox21 and European REACH programs. In response, EPA has developed the NexGen program, a collaborative exploration of new science and methods with the National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences’ National Toxicology Program, Center for Disease Control’s Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, National Human Genome Research Institute, and the State of California’s Environmental Protection Agency. 16:35 Dec 29, 2010 II. Conference Information ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY I. Summary of Information About the Conference VerDate Mar<15>2010 The NexGen program aims to create a cheaper, faster, and more robust system for chemical risk assessment by incorporating new knowledge about molecular system biology. This is the beginning of a process that will evolve over several years, and engaging key stakeholders from the beginning is central to making it a success. The NexGen public dialogue conference in February 2011 offers stakeholders an opportunity to become involved early, comment on the process, and help direct the next phases. The conference will feature several informational presentations regarding the current science surrounding the NexGen program as well as highlights from an invitation-only scientists’ meeting that took place in November 2010. Following these presentations, breakout sessions will be held in order to obtain public feedback and give stakeholders an opportunity to voice questions, comments, and concerns. Product Cancellation Order for Certain Pesticide Registrations Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice announces EPA’s order for the cancellations, voluntarily requested by the registrants and accepted by the Agency, of the products listed in Tables 1A and 1B of Unit II., pursuant to section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended. This cancellation order follows two Notices of Receipt of Requests from the respective registrants listed in Table 2 of SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 82387 Unit II. The notice dated August 25, 2010, pertains to the fenoxycarb product registrations and the notice dated August 18, 2010, pertains to the propetamphos product registrations. In those notices, EPA indicated that it would issue an order implementing the cancellations, unless the Agency received substantive comments within the 30-day comment periods that would merit its further review of these requests, or unless the registrants withdrew their requests. The Agency did not receive any comments on the notice for fenoxycarb or propetamphos and neither request was withdrawn. Accordingly, EPA hereby issues in this notice a cancellation order granting the requested cancellations. Any distribution, sale, or use of the products subject to this cancellation order is permitted only in accordance with the terms of this order, including any existing stocks provisions. DATES: The cancellations are effective as provided in Unit IV. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matthew Lloyd, Pesticide Re-evaluation Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (703) 308–0130; fax number: (703) 308–8090; e-mail address: Lloyd.Matthew@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. General Information A. Does this action apply to me? This action is directed to the public in general, and may be of interest to a wide range of stakeholders including environmental, human health, and agricultural advocates; the chemical industry; pesticide users; and members of the public interested in the sale, distribution, or use of pesticides. Since others also may be interested, the Agency has not attempted to describe all the specific entities that may be affected by this action. If you have any questions regarding the applicability of this action to a particular entity, consult the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. B. How can I get copies of this document and other related information? EPA has established a docket for the fenoxycarb action under docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ– OPP–2010–0623. EPA has established a docket for the propetamphos action under docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPP–2007–1195. Publicly available docket materials are available either in the electronic docket at http://www.regulations.gov, or, if only E:\FR\FM\30DEN1.SGM 30DEN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

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Next Generation Risk Assessment Public Dialogue Conference

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of Public Dialogue Conference.

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SUMMARY: As a part of the ``Advancing the Next Generation of Risk 
Assessment'' (NexGen) program, EPA is announcing a 2-day public 
dialogue conference to engage, inform, and encourage feedback from key 
stakeholders. The conference will take place on February 15 and 16, 
2011 in Washington, DC and will be open to attendance by interested 
public participants on a first-come, first-serve basis up to the limits 
of available space.

DATES: The conference will be held on February 15, 2011 from 8 a.m. to 
5:30 p.m. and on February 16, 2011 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The conference will take place at the Embassy Suites 
Convention Center, 900 10th Street, Northwest, Washington, DC 20001. 
ICF International, an EPA contractor, is providing logistical support 
for the conference. Questions regarding information, registration, and 
logistics for the workshop should be directed to Deshira Wallace, 
telephone: (703) 225-2910; e-mail: epa_nexgen_workshop@icfi.com. 
Questions regarding the scientific and technical aspects of the 
workshop should be directed to Audrey Hoffer, telephone: (703) 347-
0218; e-mail: hoffer.audrey@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Summary of Information About the Conference

    The landscape of risk assessment is changing rapidly with new 
advances in molecular systems biology, the advent of several recent 
reports from the National Research Council, and volumes of new test 
data emerging from the Tox21 and European REACH programs. In response, 
EPA has developed the NexGen program, a collaborative exploration of 
new science and methods with the National Institutes of Environmental 
Health Sciences' National Toxicology Program, Center for Disease 
Control's Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, National 
Human Genome Research Institute, and the State of California's 
Environmental Protection Agency.
    The NexGen program aims to create a cheaper, faster, and more 
robust system for chemical risk assessment by incorporating new 
knowledge about molecular system biology. This is the beginning of a 
process that will evolve over several years, and engaging key 
stakeholders from the beginning is central to making it a success. The 
NexGen public dialogue conference in February 2011 offers stakeholders 
an opportunity to become involved early, comment on the process, and 
help direct the next phases.
    The conference will feature several informational presentations 
regarding the current science surrounding the NexGen program as well as 
highlights from an invitation-only scientists' meeting that took place 
in November 2010. Following these presentations, breakout sessions will 
be held in order to obtain public feedback and give stakeholders an 
opportunity to voice questions, comments, and concerns.

II. Conference Information

    Members of the public may participate in the conference. Space is 
limited, and reservations will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve 
basis. For more information on how to register for the conference 
please visit: http://epa.nexgen.icfi.com. Further information regarding 
the conference and the NexGen program in general can be found at http://www.epa.gov/risk/nexgen.

    Dated: December 22, 2010.
Darrell A. Winn,
Acting Director, National Center for Environmental Assessment.
[FR Doc. 2010-32977 Filed 12-29-10; 8:45 am]
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