Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of an Upcoming Teleconference of the Perfluorooctanoic Acid Risk Assessment (PFOA) Review Panel of the EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB), 32771-32772 [05-11163]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 107 / Monday, June 6, 2005 / Notices EPA will consider ERG’s report and the public comments. Any resulting revisions to the proposed indicators or any changes to the list of proposed indicators will be discussed within EPA and with our federal agency partners. The external review draft of the EPA ROE 2006 Technical Document is expected in spring/summer 2006. How to Submit Comments to EPA’s EDocket EPA has established an official public docket for information pertaining to the Proposed Indicators—EPA ROE 2006, Docket ID No. ORD–2005–0021. The official public docket is the collection of materials, excluding Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information for which disclosure is restricted by statute, that is available for public viewing at the Office of Environmental Information (OEI) Docket in the Headquarters EPA Docket Center, EPA West Building, Room B102, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. 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[FR Doc. 05–11162 Filed 6–3–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–7921–3] Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of an Upcoming Teleconference of the Perfluorooctanoic Acid Risk Assessment (PFOA) Review Panel of the EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference of the SAB Perfluorooctanoic Acid Risk Assessment (PFOA) Review Panel. DATES: July 6, 2005, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. ADDRESSES: The public teleconference will take place via telephone only. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Members of the public who wish to obtain the call-in number and access code to participate in the teleconference may contact Dr. Sue Shallal, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff (1400F), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone/voice mail: (202) 343–9977 or via e-mail at shallal.suhair@epa.gov. The technical contact in EPA’s Office of Pollution E:\FR\FM\06JNN1.SGM 06JNN1 32772 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 107 / Monday, June 6, 2005 / Notices Prevention and Toxics (OPPT) is Dr. Jennifer Seed who can be reached at seed.jennifer@epa.gov or 202–564–7634. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: EPA’s Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT) had requested that the SAB peer review the Agency’s Draft Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) Risk Assessment. Background on this SAB review was provided in previous Federal Register notices published on March 29, 2004 (69 FR 16249–50); and January 12, 2005 (70 FR 2157–58). EPA’s Draft PFOA risk assessment and related background information on PFOA may be found at: http://www.epa.gov/opptintr/pfoa/ index.htm. The purpose of this upcoming teleconference is for the SAB Review Panel to finalize its draft review report. A meeting agenda and the draft SAB review report will be posted on the SAB Web site (http://www.epa.gov/sab/) prior to the meeting. Procedures for Providing Public Comment: It is the policy of the EPA SAB Staff Office to accept written public comments of any length for the SAB Panel’s consideration, and to accommodate oral public comments whenever possible. The EPA SAB Staff Office expects that public statements presented at this meeting will not be repetitive of previously submitted oral or written statements to this Panel. Requests to provide oral comments must be in writing (e-mail, fax or mail) and received by Dr. Shallal no later than five business days prior to the teleconference or meeting in order to reserve time on the meeting agenda. For teleconferences, opportunities for oral comment will usually be limited to no more than three minutes per speaker or organization and no more than fifteen minutes total. Written comments should be received in the SAB Staff Office at least five business days prior to the meeting date so that the comments may be made available to the committee for their consideration. Comments should be supplied to the DFO at the address/ contact information noted above in the following formats: one hard copy with original signature and one electronic copy via e-mail (acceptable file format: Adobe Acrobat, WordPerfect, Word, or Rich Text files (in IBM–PC/Windows 98/2000 format). Dated: March 31, 2005. Vanessa T. Vu, Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office. 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AGENCY: SUMMARY: Under section 122(h)(1) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has entered into an Agreement for Recovery of Past Cost (Agreement) at the Forty-Third Street Bay Drum Superfund Site (Site) located in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, with Specialty Chemical, Florida Department of Transportation, and Cicconne-D-Amico, Inc. EPA will consider public comments on the Agreement until July 6, 2005. EPA may withdraw from or modify the Agreement should such comments disclose facts or considerations which indicate the Agreement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. Copies of the Agreement are available from: Ms. Paula V. Batchelor, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4, Superfund Enforcement & Information Management Branch, Waste Management Division, 61 Forsyth Street, SW., Atlanta, Georgia 30303, (404) 562–8887, Batchelor.Paula@epa.gov. Written comments may be submitted to Ms. Batchelor at the above address within 30 days of the date of publication. Dated: April 18, 2005. Rosalind H. Brown, Chief, Superfund Enforcement & Information Management Branch, Waste Management Division. [FR Doc. 05–11161 Filed 6–3–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P FEDERAL HOUSING FINANCE BOARD Sunshine Act Meeting Notice; Announcing a Partially Open Meeting of the Board of Directors The open meeting of the Board of Directors is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 8, 2005. The closed portion of the meeting will follow immediately the open portion of the meeting. PLACE: Board Room, Second Floor, Federal Housing Finance Board, 1777 F Street, NW., Washington, DC 20006. STATUS: The first portion of the meeting will be open to the public. The final TIME AND DATE: PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED AT THE CLOSED PORTION OF THE MEETING: Periodic Update of Examination Program Development and Supervisory Findings. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shelia Willis, Paralegal Specialist, Office of General Counsel, at 202–408– 2876 or williss@fhfb.gov. Dated: June 1, 2005. By the Federal Housing Finance Board. John P. Kennedy, General Counsel. [FR Doc. 05–11293 Filed 6–2–05; 2:21 pm] BILLING CODE 6725–01–P FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Federal Open Market Committee; Domestic Policy Directive of May 3, 2005 In accordance with § 271.25 of its rules regarding availability of information (12 CFR part 271), there is set forth below the domestic policy directive issued by the Federal Open Market Committee at its meeting held on March 22, 2005.1 The Federal Open Market Committee seeks monetary and financial conditions that will foster price stability and promote sustainable growth in output. To further its long-run objectives, the Committee in the immediate future seeks conditions in reserve markets consistent with increasing the federal funds rate to an average of around 3 percent. The vote encompassed approval of the paragraph below for inclusion in the statement to be released shortly after the meeting: ‘‘The Committee perceives that, with appropriate monetary policy action, the upside and downside risks to the attainment of both sustainable growth 1 Copies of the Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee Meeting on May 3, 2005, which includes the domestic policy directive issued at the meeting, are available upon request to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Washington, DC 20551. The minutes are published in the Federal Reserve Bulletin and in the Board’s annual report. E:\FR\FM\06JNN1.SGM 06JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 107 (Monday, June 6, 2005)]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

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Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of an Upcoming 
Teleconference of the Perfluorooctanoic Acid Risk Assessment (PFOA) 
Review Panel of the EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a 
public teleconference of the SAB Perfluorooctanoic Acid Risk Assessment 
(PFOA) Review Panel.

DATES: July 6, 2005, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The public teleconference will take place via telephone 
only.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Members of the public who wish to 
obtain the call-in number and access code to participate in the 
teleconference may contact Dr. Sue Shallal, EPA Science Advisory Board 
Staff (1400F), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania 
Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone/voice mail: (202) 343-9977 
or via e-mail at shallal.suhair@epa.gov. The technical contact in EPA's 
Office of Pollution

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Prevention and Toxics (OPPT) is Dr. Jennifer Seed who can be reached at 
seed.jennifer@epa.gov or 202-564-7634.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Background: EPA's Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT) 
had requested that the SAB peer review the Agency's Draft 
Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) Risk Assessment. Background on this SAB 
review was provided in previous Federal Register notices published on 
March 29, 2004 (69 FR 16249-50); and January 12, 2005 (70 FR 2157-58). 
EPA's Draft PFOA risk assessment and related background information on 
PFOA may be found at: http://www.epa.gov/opptintr/pfoa/index.htm. The 
purpose of this upcoming teleconference is for the SAB Review Panel to 
finalize its draft review report. A meeting agenda and the draft SAB 
review report will be posted on the SAB Web site (http://www.epa.gov/
sab/) prior to the meeting.
    Procedures for Providing Public Comment: It is the policy of the 
EPA SAB Staff Office to accept written public comments of any length 
for the SAB Panel's consideration, and to accommodate oral public 
comments whenever possible. The EPA SAB Staff Office expects that 
public statements presented at this meeting will not be repetitive of 
previously submitted oral or written statements to this Panel. Requests 
to provide oral comments must be in writing (e-mail, fax or mail) and 
received by Dr. Shallal no later than five business days prior to the 
teleconference or meeting in order to reserve time on the meeting 
agenda. For teleconferences, opportunities for oral comment will 
usually be limited to no more than three minutes per speaker or 
organization and no more than fifteen minutes total. Written comments 
should be received in the SAB Staff Office at least five business days 
prior to the meeting date so that the comments may be made available to 
the committee for their consideration. Comments should be supplied to 
the DFO at the address/contact information noted above in the following 
formats: one hard copy with original signature and one electronic copy 
via e-mail (acceptable file format: Adobe Acrobat, WordPerfect, Word, 
or Rich Text files (in IBM-PC/Windows 98/2000 format).

    Dated: March 31, 2005.
Vanessa T. Vu,
Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office.
[FR Doc. 05-11163 Filed 6-3-05; 8:45 am]
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