Federal Advisory Committee To Examine Detection and Quantitation Approaches in Clean Water Act Programs, 53004-53005 [05-17616]

Download as PDF 53004 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 171 / Tuesday, September 6, 2005 / Notices for making oral presentations will be accepted up to 2 business days prior to each meeting date. In general, each individual making an oral presentation will be limited to a total of three minutes. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–7965–1] Federal Advisory Committee To Examine Detection and Quantitation Approaches in Clean Water Act Programs Submitting Comments Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice; FACA Committee Meeting Announcement. AGENCY: SUMMARY: As required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92–463, the Environmental Protection Agency is announcing two meetings of the Federal Advisory Committee on Detection and Quantitation Approaches and Uses in Clean Water Act (CWA) Programs. Two meetings of the Federal Advisory Committee on Detection and Quantitation Approaches and Uses in Clean Water Act (CWA) Programs will be held on Thursday and Friday, September 29, 2005, and September 30, 2005, and on December 8, 2005 and December 9, 2005. The meeting on September 29, will be from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. e.d.t.; and on September 30, 2005, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. e.d.t.; and the meeting on December 8, 2005, will be from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.; and on December 9, 2005, will be from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. All times are eastern time. ADDRESSES: The September 2005 and December 2005 meetings of the Committee will be held at the L. William Seidman Center, 3501 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, Virginia, across from the Virginia Square Metro stop on the Orange line. Members of the public may attend this meeting in person or via teleconference. The public may obtain the call-in number and access code for the teleconference lines from Marion Kelly, whose contact information is listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice. Document Availability: The draft agenda for this meeting is provided in the General Information section of this notice or may be obtained from Marion Kelly whose contact information is listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice. The draft agenda may also be viewed through EDOCKET, as provided in section I.A. of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice. Any member of the public interested in making an oral presentation at the Committee meeting may contact Richard Reding, whose contact information is listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice. Requests DATES: VerDate Aug<18>2005 13:21 Sep 02, 2005 Jkt 205001 Written comments may be submitted electronically, by mail, or through hand delivery/courier. Follow the detailed instructions as provided in section I.B of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. Written comments will be accepted up to two business days prior to each meeting date. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marion Kelly, Engineering and Analysis Division, Mail Code 4303T, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; Telephone number: (202) 566–1045; Fax number: (202) 566–1053; E-mail address: Kelly.Marion@EPA.GOV; Richard Reding, Designated Federal Officer, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water, Mail Code 4303T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; Telephone number: (202) 566–2237; Fax number: (202) 566–1054; E-mail address: Reding.Richard@EPA.GOV. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. General Information This notice announces two meetings of the Federal Advisory Committee on Detection and Quantitation Procedures and Uses in Clean Water Act (CWA) Programs. The purpose of these meetings is to evaluate and recommend detection and quantitation procedures for use in EPA’s analytical methods programs for compliance monitoring under 40 CFR part 136. The Committee will analyze and evaluate relevant scientific and statistical approaches, protocols, review data and interpretations of data using current and recommended approaches. The major objectives are to provide advice and recommendations to the EPA Administrator on policy issues related to detection and quantitation, and scientific and technical aspects of procedures for detection and quantitation. The draft agenda for September 29 includes a report from the state caucus on how states use detection and quantitation approaches; it also includes reports from the committee’s Technical Work Group on draft definitions of terms and an initial analysis of detection and quantitation procedures. On September 30, the advisory committee is expected to discuss policy PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 issues, identify criteria for narrowing the list of detection and quantitation procedures, discuss how pilot testing of promising procedures might occur, and assign tasks to the Technical Work Group to carry out before the December 8 and 9 meeting. When the advisory committee reconvenes in December, the agenda is expected to include the following matters. On December 8, 2005, the Technical Work Group will report on assignments from the September 28–29 advisory committee meeting, including analysis of detection and quantitation approaches and procedures. On December 9, 2005, the meeting will include discussions concerning the Technical Work Group’s reports and further assignments to the Technical Work Group to carry out before the next advisory committee meeting. Agendas for the two meetings are available on the Internet at http:// www.epa.gov/methods/det. A. How Can I Get Copies of Related Information? 1. Docket. EPA has established an official public docket for this committee under Docket ID NO. OW–2004–0041. The official public docket consists of the documents specifically referenced in this action, any public comments received, and other information related to this action. Documents in the official public docket are listed in the index in EPA’s electronic public docket and comment system, EDOCKET. Documents are available either electronically or in hard copy. Electronic documents may be viewed through EDOCKET. Hard copies of the draft agendas may be viewed at the EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), EPA West, Room B102, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. The EPA Docket Center Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Public Reading Room is (202) 566–1744, and the telephone number for the OW Docket is (202) 566–2426. 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 EDOCKET. You may use EDOCKET 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. Once in the system, select ‘‘search,’’ then key in the E:\FR\FM\06SEN1.SGM 06SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 171 / Tuesday, September 6, 2005 / Notices appropriate docket identification number (OW–2004–0041). For those wishing to make public comments, it is important to note that EPA’s policy is that comments, whether submitted electronically or on paper, will be made available for public viewing in EPA’s electronic public docket as EPA receives them and without change, unless the comment contains copyrighted material, confidential business information (CBI), or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. When EPA identifies a comment containing copyrighted material, EPA will provide a reference to that material in the version of the comment that is placed in EPA’s electronic public docket. The entire printed comment, including the copyrighted material, will be available in the public docket. Public comments submitted on computer disks mailed or delivered to the Docket will be transferred to EPA’s electronic public docket. Written public comments mailed or delivered to the Docket will be scanned and placed in EPA’s electronic public docket. B. How and to Whom Do I Submit Comments? You may submit comments electronically, by mail, or through hand delivery/courier. To ensure proper receipt by EPA, identify the appropriate docket identification number (OW– 2004–0041) in the subject line on the first page of your comment. Please ensure that your comments are submitted within the specified comment period. 1. Electronically. If you submit an electronic comment as prescribed below, EPA recommends that you include your name, mailing address, and an e-mail address or other contact information in the body of your comment. Also include this contact information on the outside of any disk or CD ROM you submit, and in any cover letter accompanying the disk or CD ROM. This ensures that you can be identified as the submittor of the comment, and it allows EPA to contact you if further information on the substance of the comment is needed or if your comment cannot be read due to technical difficulties. EPA’s policy is that EPA will not edit your comment, and any identifying or contact information provided in the body of a comment will be included as part of the comment placed in the official public docket and made available in EPA’s electronic public docket. If EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for VerDate Aug<18>2005 13:21 Sep 02, 2005 Jkt 205001 clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your comment. i. EDOCKET. Your use of EPA’s electronic public docket to submit comments to EPA electronically is EPA’s preferred method for receiving comments. Go directly to EDOCKET at http://www.epa.gov/edocket/, and follow the online instructions for submitting comments. To access EPA’s electronic public docket from the EPA Internet Home Page, http:// www.epa.gov, select ‘‘Information Sources,’’ ‘‘Dockets,’’ and ‘‘EDOCKET.’’ Once in the system, select ‘‘search,’’ and then key in Docket ID No. OW–2004– 0041. 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 comment. ii. E-mail. Comments may be sent by electronic mail (e-mail) to OW.Docket@epa.gov, Attention Docket ID No. OW–2004–0041. In contrast to EPA’s electronic public docket, EPA’s email system is not an anonymous access system. If you send an e-mail comment 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 comment that is placed in the official public docket, and made available in EPA’s electronic public docket. iii. Disk or CD ROM. You may submit comments on a disk or CD ROM mailed to the mailing address identified in section I.B.2 of this notice. These electronic submissions will be accepted in Word, WordPerfect or rich text files. Avoid the use of special characters and any form of encryption. 2. By Mail. Send your comments to: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, OW Docket, EPA Docket Center (EPA/ DC), Mail Code: 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC, 20460, Attention Docket ID No. OW–2004–0041. 3. By Hand Delivery or Courier. Deliver your comments to: EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), Room B102, EPA West Building, 1301 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC, Attention Docket ID No. OW–2004–0041 (note: this is not a mailing address). Such deliveries are only accepted during the docket’s normal hours of operation as identified in section I.A.1 of this notice. Information on Services for Individuals with Disabilities: For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, please contact Marion Kelly at (202) 566–1045 or email: Kelly.Marion@EPA.GOV to PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53005 request accommodation of a disability, at least ten days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request. Dated: August 26, 2005. Richard Reding, Designated Federal Officer. [FR Doc. 05–17616 Filed 9–2–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [OPP–2005–0084; FRL–7730–5] Dimethoate Revised Risk Assessments; Notice of Availability and Solicitation of Risk Reduction Options Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). AGENCY: ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: This notice announces the availability of EPA’s revised risk assessments for the organophosphate pesticide dimethoate. In addition, this notice solicits public comment on risk reduction options for dimethoate. The public is encouraged to suggest risk management ideas or proposals to address the risks identified. EPA is developing an Interim Reregistration Eligibility Decision (IRED) for dimethoate through the full, 6–Phase public participation process that the Agency uses to involve the public in developing pesticide reregistration and tolerance reassessment decisions. Through these programs, EPA is ensuring that all pesticides meet current health and safety standards. Comments must be received on or before November 7, 2005. DATES: Comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number OPP– 2005–0084, may be submitted electronically, by mail, or through hand delivery/courier. Follow the detailed instructions as provided in Unit I. of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. 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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 171 (Tuesday, September 6, 2005)]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-7965-1]


Federal Advisory Committee To Examine Detection and Quantitation 
Approaches in Clean Water Act Programs

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice; FACA Committee Meeting Announcement.

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SUMMARY: As required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 
92-463, the Environmental Protection Agency is announcing two meetings 
of the Federal Advisory Committee on Detection and Quantitation 
Approaches and Uses in Clean Water Act (CWA) Programs.

DATES: Two meetings of the Federal Advisory Committee on Detection and 
Quantitation Approaches and Uses in Clean Water Act (CWA) Programs will 
be held on Thursday and Friday, September 29, 2005, and September 30, 
2005, and on December 8, 2005 and December 9, 2005. The meeting on 
September 29, will be from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. e.d.t.; and on September 
30, 2005, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. e.d.t.; and the meeting on December 8, 
2005, will be from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.; and on December 9, 2005, will 
be from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. All times are eastern time.

ADDRESSES: The September 2005 and December 2005 meetings of the 
Committee will be held at the L. William Seidman Center, 3501 North 
Fairfax Drive, Arlington, Virginia, across from the Virginia Square 
Metro stop on the Orange line. Members of the public may attend this 
meeting in person or via teleconference. The public may obtain the 
call-in number and access code for the teleconference lines from Marion 
Kelly, whose contact information is listed under FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice.
    Document Availability: The draft agenda for this meeting is 
provided in the General Information section of this notice or may be 
obtained from Marion Kelly whose contact information is listed under 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice. The draft 
agenda may also be viewed through EDOCKET, as provided in section I.A. 
of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice.
    Any member of the public interested in making an oral presentation 
at the Committee meeting may contact Richard Reding, whose contact 
information is listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of 
this notice. Requests for making oral presentations will be accepted up 
to 2 business days prior to each meeting date. In general, each 
individual making an oral presentation will be limited to a total of 
three minutes.

Submitting Comments

    Written comments may be submitted electronically, by mail, or 
through hand delivery/courier. Follow the detailed instructions as 
provided in section I.B of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. 
Written comments will be accepted up to two business days prior to each 
meeting date.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marion Kelly, Engineering and Analysis 
Division, Mail Code 4303T, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; Telephone number: (202) 
566-1045; Fax number: (202) 566-1053; E-mail address: 
Kelly.Marion@EPA.GOV; Richard Reding, Designated Federal Officer, 
Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water, Mail Code 4303T, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; Telephone number: (202) 
566-2237; Fax number: (202) 566-1054; E-mail address: 
Reding.Richard@EPA.GOV.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. General Information

    This notice announces two meetings of the Federal Advisory 
Committee on Detection and Quantitation Procedures and Uses in Clean 
Water Act (CWA) Programs. The purpose of these meetings is to evaluate 
and recommend detection and quantitation procedures for use in EPA's 
analytical methods programs for compliance monitoring under 40 CFR part 
136. The Committee will analyze and evaluate relevant scientific and 
statistical approaches, protocols, review data and interpretations of 
data using current and recommended approaches. The major objectives are 
to provide advice and recommendations to the EPA Administrator on 
policy issues related to detection and quantitation, and scientific and 
technical aspects of procedures for detection and quantitation.
    The draft agenda for September 29 includes a report from the state 
caucus on how states use detection and quantitation approaches; it also 
includes reports from the committee's Technical Work Group on draft 
definitions of terms and an initial analysis of detection and 
quantitation procedures. On September 30, the advisory committee is 
expected to discuss policy issues, identify criteria for narrowing the 
list of detection and quantitation procedures, discuss how pilot 
testing of promising procedures might occur, and assign tasks to the 
Technical Work Group to carry out before the December 8 and 9 meeting. 
When the advisory committee reconvenes in December, the agenda is 
expected to include the following matters. On December 8, 2005, the 
Technical Work Group will report on assignments from the September 28-
29 advisory committee meeting, including analysis of detection and 
quantitation approaches and procedures. On December 9, 2005, the 
meeting will include discussions concerning the Technical Work Group's 
reports and further assignments to the Technical Work Group to carry 
out before the next advisory committee meeting. Agendas for the two 
meetings are available on the Internet at http://www.epa.gov/methods/
det.

A. How Can I Get Copies of Related Information?

    1. Docket. EPA has established an official public docket for this 
committee under Docket ID NO. OW-2004-0041. The official public docket 
consists of the documents specifically referenced in this action, any 
public comments received, and other information related to this action. 
Documents in the official public docket are listed in the index in 
EPA's electronic public docket and comment system, EDOCKET. Documents 
are available either electronically or in hard copy. Electronic 
documents may be viewed through EDOCKET. Hard copies of the draft 
agendas may be viewed at the EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), EPA West, Room 
B102, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. The EPA Docket 
Center Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday 
through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the 
Public Reading Room is (202) 566-1744, and the telephone number for the 
OW Docket is (202) 566-2426.
    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 
EDOCKET. You may use EDOCKET 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. Once in the system, select 
``search,'' then key in the

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appropriate docket identification number (OW-2004-0041).
    For those wishing to make public comments, it is important to note 
that EPA's policy is that comments, whether submitted electronically or 
on paper, will be made available for public viewing in EPA's electronic 
public docket as EPA receives them and without change, unless the 
comment contains copyrighted material, confidential business 
information (CBI), or other information whose disclosure is restricted 
by statute. When EPA identifies a comment containing copyrighted 
material, EPA will provide a reference to that material in the version 
of the comment that is placed in EPA's electronic public docket. The 
entire printed comment, including the copyrighted material, will be 
available in the public docket.
    Public comments submitted on computer disks mailed or delivered to 
the Docket will be transferred to EPA's electronic public docket. 
Written public comments mailed or delivered to the Docket will be 
scanned and placed in EPA's electronic public docket.

B. How and to Whom Do I Submit Comments?

    You may submit comments electronically, by mail, or through hand 
delivery/courier. To ensure proper receipt by EPA, identify the 
appropriate docket identification number (OW-2004-0041) in the subject 
line on the first page of your comment. Please ensure that your 
comments are submitted within the specified comment period.
    1. Electronically. If you submit an electronic comment as 
prescribed below, EPA recommends that you include your name, mailing 
address, and an e-mail address or other contact information in the body 
of your comment. Also include this contact information on the outside 
of any disk or CD ROM you submit, and in any cover letter accompanying 
the disk or CD ROM. This ensures that you can be identified as the 
submittor of the comment, and it allows EPA to contact you if further 
information on the substance of the comment is needed or if your 
comment cannot be read due to technical difficulties. EPA's policy is 
that EPA will not edit your comment, and any identifying or contact 
information provided in the body of a comment will be included as part 
of the comment placed in the official public docket and made available 
in EPA's electronic public docket. If EPA cannot read your comment due 
to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, EPA 
may not be able to consider your comment.
    i. EDOCKET. Your use of EPA's electronic public docket to submit 
comments to EPA electronically is EPA's preferred method for receiving 
comments. Go directly to EDOCKET at http://www.epa.gov/edocket/, and 
follow the online instructions for submitting comments. To access EPA's 
electronic public docket from the EPA Internet Home Page, http://
www.epa.gov, select ``Information Sources,'' ``Dockets,'' and 
``EDOCKET.'' Once in the system, select ``search,'' and then key in 
Docket ID No. OW-2004-0041. 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 comment.
    ii. E-mail. Comments may be sent by electronic mail (e-mail) to 
OW.Docket@epa.gov, Attention Docket ID No. OW-2004-0041. 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 comment 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 comment that is placed in the official public docket, and 
made available in EPA's electronic public docket.
    iii. Disk or CD ROM. You may submit comments on a disk or CD ROM 
mailed to the mailing address identified in section I.B.2 of this 
notice. These electronic submissions will be accepted in Word, 
WordPerfect or rich text files. Avoid the use of special characters and 
any form of encryption.
    2. By Mail. Send your comments to: U.S. Environmental Protection 
Agency, OW Docket, EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), Mail Code: 28221T, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC, 20460, Attention Docket ID No. 
OW-2004-0041.
    3. By Hand Delivery or Courier. Deliver your comments to: EPA 
Docket Center (EPA/DC), Room B102, EPA West Building, 1301 Constitution 
Avenue, NW., Washington, DC, Attention Docket ID No. OW-2004-0041 
(note: this is not a mailing address). Such deliveries are only 
accepted during the docket's normal hours of operation as identified in 
section I.A.1 of this notice.
    Information on Services for Individuals with Disabilities: For 
information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, 
please contact Marion Kelly at (202) 566-1045 or email: 
Kelly.Marion@EPA.GOV to request accommodation of a disability, at least 
ten days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to 
process your request.

    Dated: August 26, 2005.
Richard Reding,
Designated Federal Officer.
[FR Doc. 05-17616 Filed 9-2-05; 8:45 am]
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