Polychlorinated Biphenyls; Notice of Public Meeting, 37837-37839 [05-12916]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 125 / Thursday, June 30, 2005 / Notices located in the EPA Docket Center, is (202) 566–0280. 2. Electronic access. You may access this Federal Register document electronically through the EPA Internet under the ‘‘Federal Register’’ listings at http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/. An electronic version of the public docket is available through EPA’s electronic public docket and comment system, EPA Dockets. You may use EPA Dockets at http://www.epa.gov/edocket/ to access the index listing of the contents of the official public docket, and to access those documents in the public docket that are available electronically. Although not all docket materials may be available electronically, you may still access any of the publicly available docket materials through the docket facility identified in Unit VIII.B.1. Once in the system, select ‘‘search,’’ then key in the appropriate docket ID number. You may also access this document at the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics Lead Home Page at http:// www.epa.gov/lead/new.htm. C. Information on Related Lead Grant Program This notice is one of two EPA grant opportunities to conduct various leadbased paint activities. The second grant program, the lead-based paint section 404(g) lead grant program (Solicitation of Applications for Lead-Based Paint Program Grants; Notice of Availability of Funds), was made available to all States and Tribes through the EPA Regional Offices (see listing of EPA Offices under Unit VI.B.). Although a Tribe may apply to receive grant funding from both programs, they each have very distinct objectives. The grant program opportunities described in this notice may serve as a precursor to, but not as an equivalent or supplement to, the section 404(g) lead-based paint grant program. The section 404(g) lead-based paint grant program involves infrastructure development for the anticipated implementation of a leadbased paint training and certification program and does not include the activities (testing for lead in blood, paint, dust, or soil samples, or the general educational outreach activities) listed in this notice. Tribes may determine from the sample results and data interpretation that they obtain from the grant program described in this notice, that they have a need to develop a lead-based paint grant program and may apply for section 404(g) grant funds. Alternatively, a Tribe may decide that it is not in their best interest to pursue such a training and certification oversight program. Tribes or Tribal VerDate jul<14>2003 16:26 Jun 29, 2005 Jkt 205001 consortia with an EPA-approved leadbased paint program may become eligible for other Federal funding opportunities for lead activities. IX. Submission to Congress and the Comptroller General Grant solicitations such as this are considered rules for the purpose of the Congressional Review Act (CRA) (5 U.S.C. 801 et seq.). The CRA generally provides that before a rule may take effect, the agency promulgating the rule must submit a rule report, which includes a copy of the rule, to each House of the Congress and to the Comptroller General of the United States. EPA will submit a report containing this grant solicitation and other required information to the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, and the Comptroller General of the United States prior to its publication in the Federal Register. This rule is not a ‘‘major rule’’ as defined by 5 U.S.C. 804(2). List of Subjects Environmental protection, Lead, Lead-based paint, Grants, Indians, Native Americans, Maternal and child health, Tribal. Dated: June 23, 2005. Margaret Schneider, Acting Assistant Administrator, Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances. [FR Doc. 05–12953 Filed 6–29–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–S ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [OPPT–2005–0034; FRL–7722–9] Polychlorinated Biphenyls; Notice of Public Meeting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: EPA will conduct a public meeting on polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) to discuss PCB remediation waste and related activities under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Information obtained at the meeting will be considered by the Agency in preparing a response to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regarding a request for reform of PCB remediation waste disposal activities. DATES: The meeting will be held on July 18, 2005, from 9 a.m. to noon. EPA encourages attendees to pre-register for this public meeting by July 11, 2005. Requests to give oral presentations at the meeting, identified by docket PO 00000 Frm 00093 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 37837 identification (ID) number OPPT–2005– 0034, must be received in writing on or before July 11, 2005. Submit requests for special accommodations, identified by docket ID number OPPT–2005–0034, to the technical person on or before July 11, 2005. The meeting will be held in EPA’s East Bldg., Rm. 1153, at 1201 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. ADDRESSES: For general information contact: Colby Lintner, Regulatory Coordinator, Environmental Assistance Division (7408M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (202) 554–1404; e-mail address: TSCA-Hotline@epa.gov. For technical information contact: Peggy Reynolds, National Program Chemicals Division (7404T), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (202) 566–0513; e-mail address: reynolds.peggy@epa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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 particular interest to those persons who clean up and dispose of PCB remediation waste. Potentially affected entities may include, but are not limited to: • Oil and Gas Extraction (NAICS 21111), e.g., Former and existing facilities with surfaces contaminated by PCBs. • Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution (NAICS 2211), e.g., Former and existing facilities with surfaces contaminated by PCBs. • Construction (NAICS 23), e.g., Former and existing facilities with surfaces contaminated by PCBs. • Food Manufacturing (NAICS 311), e.g., Former and existing facilities with surfaces contaminated by PCBs. • Paper Manufacturing (NAICS 322), e.g., Former and existing facilities with surfaces contaminated by PCBs. • Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing (NAICS 324), e.g., Former and existing facilities with surfaces contaminated by PCBs. • Primary Metal Manufacturing (NAICS 331), e.g., Former and existing facilities with surfaces contaminated by PCBs. E:\FR\FM\30JNN1.SGM 30JNN1 37838 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 125 / Thursday, June 30, 2005 / Notices • Rail Transportation (NAICS 48211), Former and existing facilities with surfaces contaminated by PCBs. • Lessors of Real Estate (NAICS 5311), e.g., Former and existing facilities with surfaces contaminated by PCBs. • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (NAICS 54), e.g., Testing laboratories, environmental consulting. • Waste Treatment and Disposal (NAICS 5622), Former and existing facilities with surfaces contaminated by PCBs. • Repair and Maintenance (NAICS 811), e.g., Repair and maintenance of appliances, machinery, and equipment. • Public Administration (NAICS 92), Federal, State, and local agencies. Since other entities may also be interested, the Agency has not attempted to describe all the specific entities that may have an interest in this matter. If you have any questions regarding the applicability of this action to a particular entity, consult the technical person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. B. How Can I Get Copies of this Document and Other Related Information? 1. Docket. EPA has established an official public docket for this action under docket ID number OPPT–2005– 0034. The official public docket consists of the documents specifically referenced in this action, any public comments received, and other information related to this action. Although a part of the official docket, the public docket does not include Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. The official public docket is the collection of materials that is available for public viewing at the EPA Docket Center, Rm. B102–Reading Room, EPA West, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. The EPA Docket Center is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The EPA Docket Center Reading Room telephone number is (202) 566–1744 and the telephone number for the OPPT Docket, which is located in EPA Docket Center, is (202) 566–0280. 2. Electronic access. You may access this Federal Register document electronically through the EPA Internet under the ‘‘Federal Register’’ listings at http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/. An electronic version of the public docket is available through EPA’s electronic public docket and comment system, EPA Dockets. You may use EPA Dockets at http://www.epa.gov/edocket/ to submit or view public comments, VerDate jul<14>2003 16:26 Jun 29, 2005 Jkt 205001 access the index listing of the contents of the official public docket, and to access those documents in the public docket that are available electronically. Although not all docket materials may be available electronically, you may still access any of the publicly available docket materials through the docket facility identified in Unit I.B.1. Once in the system, select ‘‘search,’’ then key in the appropriate docket ID number. C. How and to Whom Do I Submit A Request to Make an Oral Presentation? You may submit a request to make an oral presentation electronically, by mail, or through hand delivery/courier. To ensure proper receipt by EPA, identify the appropriate docket ID number in the subject line. Please ensure your request is submitted within the specified time frame. Requests received after that date will be marked ‘‘late.’’ EPA is not required to consider late submissions. 1. Electronically. If you submit an electronic request as prescribed in this unit, EPA recommends that you include your name, mailing address, and an email address or other contact information. This ensures that you can be identified as the submitter and allows EPA to contact you in case EPA needs further information. i. EPA Dockets. Your use of EPA’s electronic public docket to submit a request to make an oral presentation to EPA electronically is EPA’s preferred method for receiving requests. Go directly to EPA Dockets at http:// www.epa.gov/edocket/, and follow the instructions for submitting comments. Once in the system, select ‘‘search,’’ and then key in docket ID number OPPT– 2005–0034. The system is an ‘‘anonymous access’’ system, which means EPA will not know your identity, e-mail address, or other contact information unless you provide it in the body of your request. ii. E-mail. Requests to make an oral presentation may be sent by e-mail to oppt.ncic@epa.gov, Attention: Docket ID Number OPPT–2005–0034. In contrast to EPA’s electronic public docket, EPA’s e-mail system is not an ‘‘anonymous access’’ system. If you send an e-mail request directly to the docket without going through EPA’s electronic public docket, EPA’s e-mail system automatically captures your e-mail address. E-mail addresses that are automatically captured by EPA’s e-mail system are included as part of the request that is placed in the official public docket, and made available in EPA’s electronic public docket. 2. By mail. Send your request to make an oral presentation to: Document Control Office (7407M), Office of PO 00000 Frm 00094 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001. 3. By hand delivery or courier. Deliver your request to make an oral presentation to: OPPT Document Control Office (DCO), EPA East Bldg., Rm. 6428, 1201 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. Attention: Docket ID Number OPPT–2005–0034. The DCO is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the DCO is (202) 564–8930. II. Background Congress directed OMB to prepare an annual report to Congress on the costs and benefits of Federal regulations. On February 20, 2004, OMB made the report ‘‘2004 Draft Report to Congress on the Costs and Benefits of Federal Regulations’’ publically available and requested public nominations for reforms (Ref. 1). One of the nominations that OMB received was from the Utilities Solid Waste Advisory Group (USWAG) (Ref. 2). USWAG contends EPA treats identical PCB remediation waste at concentrations less than 50 parts per million (ppm) differently. It believes that all PCB remediation wastes at concentrations less than 50 ppm should be managed in the same manner, ‘‘including being disposed in a municipal solid waste landfill.’’ While EPA does not necessarily believe that the exact same PCB remediation waste is treated differently, it is reviewing these concerns to determine how to minimize any potential confusion. EPA is interested in obtaining stakeholder input on how to make the PCB remediation waste activities more transparent. To obtain this input, EPA is holding a public meeting. A brief background paper is available from the TSCA-Hotline (Ref. 3). The TSCA Hotline can be reached by telephone at (202) 554–1404 or by e-mail at TSCAHotline@epa.gov. III. Meeting Procedures Oral presentations will be limited to 10 minutes. In order to give an oral presentation follow the instructions in Unit I.C. A written copy of the oral presentation must be provided to the technical person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT at the public meeting for inclusion in the official public docket. Direct inquiries regarding oral presentations and the submission of written copies of these oral presentations to the technical person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. E:\FR\FM\30JNN1.SGM 30JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 125 / Thursday, June 30, 2005 / Notices Seating at the meeting will be on a first-come basis. Special accommodations will be available for those requesting them on or before July 11, 2005. Persons interested in attending the public meeting are encouraged to preregister by calling the technical person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT and providing your name, organization, and telephone number by July 11, 2005. This advance request will assist in planning adequate seating and in securing access to the building. Meeting attendees are directed to use the EPA East entrance on Constitution Ave., near 12th St., NW., for direct access to the meeting room. Members of the public may attend without prior registration with the technical person, but pre-registration is encouraged. IV. References The following references have been placed in the official public docket that was established under docket ID number OPPT–2005–0034 for this action as indicated in Unit I.B.1. 1. OMB. 2004 Draft Report to Congress on the Costs and Benefits of Federal Regulations. Federal Register (69 FR 7987, February 20, 2004). 2. USWAG comments. Letter to Ms. Lorraine Hunt, OMB, from Joseph E. Shefchek, USWAG, dated May 20, 2004. Subject: Draft Report to Congress on the Costs and Benefits of Federal Regulation; Notice and Request for Comments. 3. EPA. Background Paper: PCB Remediation Waste. List of Subjects Environmental protection, Chemicals, Hazardous substances, Labeling, Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Dated: June 23, 2005. Charles M. Auer, Director, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics. [FR Doc. 05–12916 Filed 6–29–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–S VerDate jul<14>2003 16:26 Jun 29, 2005 Jkt 205001 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–7929–9] Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of an Upcoming Closed Meeting of the Science Advisory Board’s Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards CommitteeClosed Meeting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA), Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a closed meeting of the SAB’s Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards Committee to recommend to the Administrator the recipients of the Agency’s 2005 Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards. DATES: July 19–21, 2005. ADDRESSES: This closed meeting will take place at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Washington, DC. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Members of the public who wish to obtain further information regarding this announcement may contact Ms. Kathleen White, Designated Federal Officer, by telephone: (202) 343–9878 or e-mail at: white.kathleen@epa.gov. The SAB Mailing address is: U.S. EPA Science Advisory Board (1400F), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave, NW., Washington, DC, 20460. General information about the SAB as well as any updates concerning the meeting announced in this notice, may be found in the SAB Web site at http://www.epa.gov/sab/ panels/staarp.htm. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Summary: Pursuant to Section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App.2, and section (c)(6) of the Government in the Sunshine Act, 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(6) EPA has determined that the meeting will be closed to the public. The purpose of the meeting is for the SAB to recommend to the Administrator the recipients of the Agency’s 2005 Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards. These awards are established to honor and recognize EPA employees who have made outstanding contributions in the advancement of science and technology through their research and development activities, as exhibited in publication of their results in peer reviewed journals. This meeting is closed to the public because it is concerned with selecting PO 00000 Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 37839 which employees are deserving of awards, a personnel matter with privacy concerns, which is exempt from public disclosure pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App.2, and section (c)(6) of the Government in the Sunshine Act, 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(6). In accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, minutes of the meeting will be kept for Agency and Congressional review. Dated: June 20, 2005. Stephen L. Johnson, Administrator. [FR Doc. 05–12935 Filed 6–29–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EDOCKET ID No.: ORD–2005–0020; FRL– 7930–3] Board of Scientific Counselors, Executive Committee Telecon Meeting—Summer 2005 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Pub. L. 92– 463, the Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development (ORD), gives notice of an Executive Committee meeting (via conference call) of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC). The conference call will focus on reviewing a draft report of the BOSC Particulate Matter/Ozone Research Subcommittee. DATES: The conference call will be held on Wednesday, July 13, 2005 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., eastern time, and may adjourn early if all business is finished. Written comments, and requests for the draft agenda or for making oral presentations during the call will be accepted up to 1 business day before the conference call date. ADDRESSES: Participation in the conference call will be by teleconference only—meeting rooms will not be used. Members of the public may obtain the call-in number and access code for the calls from Lorelei Kowalski, whose contact information is listed under the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice. Document Availability Any member of the public interested in receiving a draft BOSC agenda or making an oral presentation during the meeting may contact Ms. Lorelei E:\FR\FM\30JNN1.SGM 30JNN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[OPPT-2005-0034; FRL-7722-9]


Polychlorinated Biphenyls; Notice of Public Meeting

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: EPA will conduct a public meeting on polychlorinated biphenyls 
(PCBs) to discuss PCB remediation waste and related activities under 
the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Information obtained at the 
meeting will be considered by the Agency in preparing a response to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regarding a request for reform of 
PCB remediation waste disposal activities.

DATES: The meeting will be held on July 18, 2005, from 9 a.m. to noon. 
EPA encourages attendees to pre-register for this public meeting by 
July 11, 2005.
    Requests to give oral presentations at the meeting, identified by 
docket identification (ID) number OPPT-2005-0034, must be received in 
writing on or before July 11, 2005.
    Submit requests for special accommodations, identified by docket ID 
number OPPT-2005-0034, to the technical person on or before July 11, 
2005.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in EPA's East Bldg., Rm. 1153, at 
1201 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For general information contact: Colby 
Lintner, Regulatory Coordinator, Environmental Assistance Division 
(7408M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental 
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-
0001; telephone number: (202) 554-1404; e-mail address: TSCA-
Hotline@epa.gov.
    For technical information contact: Peggy Reynolds, National Program 
Chemicals Division (7404T), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., 
Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (202) 566-0513; e-mail 
address: reynolds.peggy@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 
particular interest to those persons who clean up and dispose of PCB 
remediation waste. Potentially affected entities may include, but are 
not limited to:
     Oil and Gas Extraction (NAICS 21111), e.g., Former and 
existing facilities with surfaces contaminated by PCBs.
     Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 
(NAICS 2211), e.g., Former and existing facilities with surfaces 
contaminated by PCBs.
     Construction (NAICS 23), e.g., Former and existing 
facilities with surfaces contaminated by PCBs.
     Food Manufacturing (NAICS 311), e.g., Former and existing 
facilities with surfaces contaminated by PCBs.
     Paper Manufacturing (NAICS 322), e.g., Former and existing 
facilities with surfaces contaminated by PCBs.
     Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing (NAICS 324), 
e.g., Former and existing facilities with surfaces contaminated by 
PCBs.
     Primary Metal Manufacturing (NAICS 331), e.g., Former and 
existing facilities with surfaces contaminated by PCBs.

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     Rail Transportation (NAICS 48211), Former and existing 
facilities with surfaces contaminated by PCBs.
     Lessors of Real Estate (NAICS 5311), e.g., Former and 
existing facilities with surfaces contaminated by PCBs.
     Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (NAICS 
54), e.g., Testing laboratories, environmental consulting.
     Waste Treatment and Disposal (NAICS 5622), Former and 
existing facilities with surfaces contaminated by PCBs.
     Repair and Maintenance (NAICS 811), e.g., Repair and 
maintenance of appliances, machinery, and equipment.
     Public Administration (NAICS 92), Federal, State, and 
local agencies.
    Since other entities may also be interested, the Agency has not 
attempted to describe all the specific entities that may have an 
interest in this matter. If you have any questions regarding the 
applicability of this action to a particular entity, consult the 
technical person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

B. How Can I Get Copies of this Document and Other Related Information?

    1. Docket. EPA has established an official public docket for this 
action under docket ID number OPPT-2005-0034. The official public 
docket consists of the documents specifically referenced in this 
action, any public comments received, and other information related to 
this action. Although a part of the official docket, the public docket 
does not include Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other 
information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. The official 
public docket is the collection of materials that is available for 
public viewing at the EPA Docket Center, Rm. B102-Reading Room, EPA 
West, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. The EPA Docket 
Center is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, 
excluding legal holidays. The EPA Docket Center Reading Room telephone 
number is (202) 566-1744 and the telephone number for the OPPT Docket, 
which is located in EPA Docket Center, is (202) 566-0280.
    2. Electronic access. You may access this Federal Register document 
electronically through the EPA Internet under the ``Federal Register'' 
listings at http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/.
    An electronic version of the public docket is available through 
EPA's electronic public docket and comment system, EPA Dockets. You may 
use EPA Dockets at http://www.epa.gov/edocket/ to submit or view public 
comments, access the index listing of the contents of the official 
public docket, and to access those documents in the public docket that 
are available electronically. Although not all docket materials may be 
available electronically, you may still access any of the publicly 
available docket materials through the docket facility identified in 
Unit I.B.1. Once in the system, select ``search,'' then key in the 
appropriate docket ID number.

C. How and to Whom Do I Submit A Request to Make an Oral Presentation?

    You may submit a request to make an oral presentation 
electronically, by mail, or through hand delivery/courier. To ensure 
proper receipt by EPA, identify the appropriate docket ID number in the 
subject line. Please ensure your request is submitted within the 
specified time frame. Requests received after that date will be marked 
``late.'' EPA is not required to consider late submissions.
    1. Electronically. If you submit an electronic request as 
prescribed in this unit, EPA recommends that you include your name, 
mailing address, and an e-mail address or other contact information. 
This ensures that you can be identified as the submitter and allows EPA 
to contact you in case EPA needs further information.
    i. EPA Dockets. Your use of EPA's electronic public docket to 
submit a request to make an oral presentation to EPA electronically is 
EPA's preferred method for receiving requests. Go directly to EPA 
Dockets at http://www.epa.gov/edocket/, and follow the instructions for 
submitting comments. Once in the system, select ``search,'' and then 
key in docket ID number OPPT-2005-0034. The system is an ``anonymous 
access'' system, which means EPA will not know your identity, e-mail 
address, or other contact information unless you provide it in the body 
of your request.
    ii. E-mail. Requests to make an oral presentation may be sent by e-
mail to oppt.ncic@epa.gov, Attention: Docket ID Number OPPT-2005-0034. 
In contrast to EPA's electronic public docket, EPA's e-mail system is 
not an ``anonymous access'' system. If you send an e-mail request 
directly to the docket without going through EPA's electronic public 
docket, EPA's e-mail system automatically captures your e-mail address. 
E-mail addresses that are automatically captured by EPA's e-mail system 
are included as part of the request that is placed in the official 
public docket, and made available in EPA's electronic public docket.
    2. By mail. Send your request to make an oral presentation to: 
Document Control Office (7407M), Office of Pollution Prevention and 
Toxics (OPPT), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., 
NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001.
    3. By hand delivery or courier. Deliver your request to make an 
oral presentation to: OPPT Document Control Office (DCO), EPA East 
Bldg., Rm. 6428, 1201 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. 
Attention: Docket ID Number OPPT-2005-0034. The DCO is open from 8 a.m. 
to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The 
telephone number for the DCO is (202) 564-8930.

II. Background

    Congress directed OMB to prepare an annual report to Congress on 
the costs and benefits of Federal regulations. On February 20, 2004, 
OMB made the report ``2004 Draft Report to Congress on the Costs and 
Benefits of Federal Regulations'' publically available and requested 
public nominations for reforms (Ref. 1). One of the nominations that 
OMB received was from the Utilities Solid Waste Advisory Group (USWAG) 
(Ref. 2). USWAG contends EPA treats identical PCB remediation waste at 
concentrations less than 50 parts per million (ppm) differently. It 
believes that all PCB remediation wastes at concentrations less than 50 
ppm should be managed in the same manner, ``including being disposed in 
a municipal solid waste landfill.'' While EPA does not necessarily 
believe that the exact same PCB remediation waste is treated 
differently, it is reviewing these concerns to determine how to 
minimize any potential confusion. EPA is interested in obtaining 
stakeholder input on how to make the PCB remediation waste activities 
more transparent. To obtain this input, EPA is holding a public 
meeting. A brief background paper is available from the TSCA-Hotline 
(Ref. 3). The TSCA Hotline can be reached by telephone at (202) 554-
1404 or by e-mail at TSCA-Hotline@epa.gov.

III. Meeting Procedures

    Oral presentations will be limited to 10 minutes. In order to give 
an oral presentation follow the instructions in Unit I.C. A written 
copy of the oral presentation must be provided to the technical person 
listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT at the public meeting for 
inclusion in the official public docket. Direct inquiries regarding 
oral presentations and the submission of written copies of these oral 
presentations to the technical person listed under FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT.

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    Seating at the meeting will be on a first-come basis. Special 
accommodations will be available for those requesting them on or before 
July 11, 2005.
    Persons interested in attending the public meeting are encouraged 
to pre-register by calling the technical person listed under FOR 
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT and providing your name, organization, and 
telephone number by July 11, 2005. This advance request will assist in 
planning adequate seating and in securing access to the building. 
Meeting attendees are directed to use the EPA East entrance on 
Constitution Ave., near 12\th\ St., NW., for direct access to the 
meeting room. Members of the public may attend without prior 
registration with the technical person, but pre-registration is 
encouraged.

IV. References

    The following references have been placed in the official public 
docket that was established under docket ID number OPPT-2005-0034 for 
this action as indicated in Unit I.B.1.
    1. OMB. 2004 Draft Report to Congress on the Costs and Benefits of 
Federal Regulations. Federal Register (69 FR 7987, February 20, 2004).
    2. USWAG comments. Letter to Ms. Lorraine Hunt, OMB, from Joseph E. 
Shefchek, USWAG, dated May 20, 2004. Subject: Draft Report to Congress 
on the Costs and Benefits of Federal Regulation; Notice and Request for 
Comments.
    3. EPA. Background Paper: PCB Remediation Waste.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Chemicals, Hazardous substances, 
Labeling, Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), Reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements.


    Dated: June 23, 2005.
Charles M. Auer,
Director, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics.
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