Draft All-Ages Lead Model, 56447-56449 [05-19253]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 186 / Tuesday, September 27, 2005 / Notices restoration, waste management and related activities. 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Minutes will also be available at the Department of Energy’s Environmental Information Center and Reading Room at 115 Memorial Drive, Barkley Centre, Paducah, Kentucky between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., on Monday VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:52 Sep 26, 2005 Jkt 205001 thru Friday or by writing to David Dollins, Department of Energy, Paducah Site Office, Post Office Box 1410, MS– 103, Paducah, Kentucky 42001 or by calling him at (270) 441–6819. Issued at Washington, DC on September 20, 2005. Rachel M. Samuel, Deputy Advisory Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 05–19279 Filed 9–26–05; 8:45 am] 56447 Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460 at (202) 343–9077. Dated: September 20, 2005. Sam Napolitano, Director, Clean Air Markets Division, Office of Atmospheric Programs, Office of Air and Radiation. [FR Doc. 05–19258 Filed 9–26–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P BILLING CODE 6450–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–7974–6; E-Docket No. ORD–2005– 0026] [FRL–7974–8] Draft All-Ages Lead Model Acid Rain Program: Notice of Annual Adjustment Factors for Excess Emission Penalty AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency. ACTION: Notice of external review draft for public review and comment. SUMMARY: Under the Acid Rain Program, affected units must hold enough allowances to cover their sulfur dioxide emissions and meet an emission limit for nitrogen oxides. Under 40 CFR 77.6, units that do not meet these requirements must pay a penalty without demand to the Administrator based on the number of excess tons emitted times $2000 as adjusted by an annual adjustment factor that must be published in the Federal Register. The annual adjustment factor for adjusting the penalty for excess emissions of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides under 40 CFR part 77 for compliance year 2005 is 1.5209. This value is derived using the Consumer Price Index (‘‘CPI’’) for 1990 and 2005 (as defined at 40 CFR part 72, the 2005 CPI is based on the August 2004 CPI for all urban consumers), and corresponds to a penalty of $3042 per excess ton of sulfur dioxide or nitrogen oxides emitted. The annual adjustment factor for adjusting the penalty for excess emissions of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides under 40 CFR part 77 for compliance year 2006 is 1.5762. This value is derived using the Consumer Price Index (‘‘CPI’’) for 1990 and 2006 (as defined at 40 CFR part 72, the 2006 CPI is based on the August 2005 CPI for all urban consumers), and corresponds to a penalty of $3152 per excess ton of sulfur dioxide or nitrogen oxides emitted. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Miller, Clean Air Markets Division (6204J), U.S. Environmental SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Research and Development’s National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) is announcing the availability of an external review draft of the newly developed All-Ages Lead Model (AALM) Version 1.05, for public review and comment. EPA is releasing this draft model solely for the purpose of pre-dissemination peer review under applicable information quality guidelines. This model has not been formally disseminated by EPA. It does not represent and should not be construed to represent any Agency policy or determination. DATES: The period for submission of comments on the external review draft of the AALM begins September 27, 2005, and ends October 27, 2005. ADDRESSES: The external review draft of the AALM will be available on or about September 27, 2005. Internet users will be able to access this model and the accompanying user’s guide on the NCEA home page under Recent Additions; the URL is http:// www.epa.gov/ncea/. The EPA numbers are: EPA/600/C–05/013 for the model and EPA/600/R–05/102 for the user’s guide. A limited number of CD–ROM copies will be available. For information on copies of the draft documents, contact Ms. Diane Ray by phone (919– 541–3637), facsimile (919–541–1818), or e-mail (ray.diane@epa.gov) to request a CD–ROM copy. Please provide the draft’s title, All-Ages Lead Model (AALM) Version 1.05, the EPA numbers, EPA/600/C–05/013 and EPA/600/R–05/ 102, and your name and address to facilitate processing of your request. Public comments on the external review Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of annual adjustment factors for excess emissions penalty. PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\27SEN1.SGM 27SEN1 56448 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 186 / Tuesday, September 27, 2005 / Notices draft of the AALM may be submitted electronically, by mail, by facsimile, or by hand delivery/courier. Please follow the detailed instructions as provided in the section of this notice entitled SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For details on the period for submission of comments from the public, contact the Office of Environmental Information Docket; telephone: 202–566–1752; facsimile: 202–566–1753; or e-mail: ORD.Docket@epa.gov. For technical information, contact Robert Elias, Ph.D., NCEA, facsimile: 919–541–1818, or e-mail: elias.robert@epa.gov. The AALM represents EPA’s latest efforts to develop tools to model human lead exposure, and it builds on EPA’s prior experience in lead modeling. EPA’s Uptake Biokinetic (UBK) Model for Lead underwent peer review by the Science Advisory Board’s (SAB) Indoor Air Quality and Total Human Exposure Committee in November 1991 (56 FR 55127, October 24, 1991). Subsequently, the Integrated Exposure Uptake Biokinetic (IEUBK) Model for Lead in Children Version 0.99d was released in March 1994 (U.S. EPA, Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response; available from NTIS, PB94–501517). The purpose of the IEUBK model is to provide risk assessors and risk managers with a tool for rapidly evaluating the impact of possible sources of lead in a specific human setting where there is a concern for human exposure to lead. The IEUBK model has been widely accepted in the risk assessment community as a tool for implementing the site specific risk assessment process when the issue is childhood lead exposure. Version 1.0 of IEUBK is currently available at the following URL, http://www.epa.gov/superfund/ programs/lead/ieubk.htm. Recognizing the need to expand the IEUBK model to include older childhood and adult lead exposure and to add several features not available with the model, EPA initiated work on the AALM in 1998, when the exposure module was expanded to a full age range (0–90 years) and revised to incorporate several new model features and user options. In 1999, additional AALM development was accomplished with the expansion of the uptake and biokinetic modules. Since then, further refinement and preliminary testing of the AALM software has been carried out. The goal is to reduce uncertainty in lead exposure assessments for adults and children. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:52 Sep 26, 2005 Jkt 205001 After the end of the comment period on the external review draft of the AllAges Lead Model (AALM) Version 1.05, EPA will present the draft at a public meeting, tentatively scheduled for October 27 and 28, 2005, for review by EPA’s Science Advisory Board (SAB) Ad Hoc All-Ages Lead Model (AALM) Review Panel. Public comments received during the external review comment period will be provided to the SAB review panel. There will be a subsequent Federal Register notice informing the public of the exact date and time of that SAB review panel meeting. How To Submit Comments to EPA’s EDocket EPA has established an official public docket for information pertaining to the external review draft of the AALM, Docket ID No. ORD–2005–0026. The official public docket is the collection of materials, excluding Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose 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. The EPA Docket Center Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Public Reading Room is 202–566–1744, and the telephone number for the OEI Docket is 202–566– 1752; facsimile: 202–566–1753; or email: ORD.Docket@epa.gov. An electronic version of the official public docket is available through EPA’s electronic public docket and comment system, E-Docket. You may use EDocket at http://www.epa.gov/edocket/ to submit or view public comments, to access the index listing of the contents of the official public docket, and to view those documents in the public docket that are available electronically. Once in the system, select search, then key in the appropriate docket identification number. Certain types of information will not be placed in E-Docket. Information claimed as CBI and other information with disclosure restricted by statute, also not included in the official public docket, will not be available for public viewing in E-Docket. Copyrighted material also will not be placed in EDocket but will be referenced there and available as printed material in the official public docket. Persons submitting public comments should note that EPA’s policy makes the information available as received and at PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 no charge for public viewing at the EPA Docket Center or in E-Docket. This policy applies to information submitted electronically or in paper form, except where restricted by copyright, CBI, or statute. Unless restricted as above, public comments submitted on computer disks that are mailed or delivered to the docket will be transferred to E-Docket. Physical objects will be photographed, where practical, and the photograph will be placed in E-Docket along with a brief description written by the docket staff. You may submit public comments electronically, by mail, by facsimile, or by hand delivery/courier. To ensure proper receipt by EPA, include the appropriate docket identification number with your submission. Please adhere to the specified submitting period. Public comments received or submitted past the closing date will be marked ‘‘late’’ and may only be considered if time permits. If you submit public comments electronically, EPA recommends that you include your name, mailing address, and an e-mail address or other details for contacting you. Also include these contact details 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 person submitting the public comments and allows EPA to contact you in case the Agency cannot read what you submit due to technical difficulties or needs to clarify issues raised by what you submit. If EPA cannot read what you submit due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, it may delay or prohibit the Agency’s consideration of the public comments. To access EPA’s electronic public docket from the EPA Internet Home Page, select ‘‘Information Sources,’’ ‘‘Dockets,’’ and ‘‘EPA Dockets.’’ Once in the system, select ‘‘search,’’ and key in Docket ID No. ORD–2005–0026. The system is an ‘‘anonymous access’’ system, which means EPA will not know your identity, email address, or other contact details unless you provide it in the body of your comment. Public comments may be sent by electronic mail (e-mail) to ORD.Docket@epa.gov, Attention Docket ID No. ORD–2005–0026. In contrast to EPA’s electronic public docket, EPA’s email system is not an ‘‘anonymous access’’ system. If you send an e-mail directly to the docket without going through EPA’s E-Docket, EPA’s e-mail system automatically captures your email address, and it becomes part of the information in the official public E:\FR\FM\27SEN1.SGM 27SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 186 / Tuesday, September 27, 2005 / Notices docket and is made available in EPA’s E-Docket. You may submit public comments on a disk or CD ROM mailed to the OEI Docket mailing address. Files will be accepted in WordPerfect, Word, or PDF file format. Avoid the use of special characters and any form of encryption. If you provide public comments in writing, please submit one unbound original, with pages numbered consecutively, and three copies. For attachments, provide an index, number pages consecutively with the main text, and submit an unbound original and three copies. Dated: September 21, 2005. Peter W. Preuss, Director, National Center for Environmental Assessment. [FR Doc. 05–19253 Filed 9–26–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY Dated: September 12, 2005. Susan Studlien, Director, Office of Site Remediation & Restoration, Region 1. [FR Doc. 05–19262 Filed 9–26–05; 8:45 am] [FRL–7975–5] Proposed CERCLA Administrative Cost Recovery Settlement; Town of Tilton and Tilton/Northfield Fire Department, Old Pillsbury Mill Superfund Site, Tilton, NH BILLING CODE 6560–50–P Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of proposed settlement; request for public comment. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with section 122(i) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, as amended (‘‘CERCLA’’), 42 U.S.C. 9622(i), notice is hereby given of a proposed administrative settlement for recovery of past costs concerning the Old Pillsbury Mill Superfund Site in Tilton, New Hampshire with the following settling parties: Town of Tilton and the Tilton/Northfield Fire Department. The settlement requires the settling parties to pay $378,706.00 to the Hazardous Substance Superfund. The settlement includes a covenant not to sue the settling parties pursuant to section 107(a) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9606 and 9607(a). For thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this notice, the Agency will receive written comments relating to the settlement. The Agency will consider all comments received and may modify or withdraw its consent to the settlement if comments received disclose facts or considerations which indicate that the settlement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:52 Sep 26, 2005 Jkt 205001 The Agency’s response to any comments received will be available for public inspection at One Congress Street, Boston, MA 02214–2023 (Telephone No. 617–918–1440). DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before October 27, 2005. ADDRESSES: Comments should be addressed to Audrey Zucker, Enforcement Counsel, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region I, One Congress Street, Suite 1100 (SES), Boston, Massachusetts 02114–2023 (Telephone No. 617–918– 1778) and should refer to: In re: Old Pillsbury Mill Superfund Site, U.S. EPA Docket No. 01–2005–0016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A copy of the proposed settlement may be obtained from Audrey Zucker, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region I, Office of Environmental Stewardship, One Congress Street, Suite 1100 (SES), Boston, MA 02114–2023 (Telephone No. 617–918–1778; E-mail zucker.audrey@epa.gov). ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [OPPT–2004–0109 FRL–7716–9] Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program; Chemical Selection Approach for Initial Round of Screening Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice describes the approach EPA plans to use for selecting the first group of chemicals to be screened in the Agency’s Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP). The Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 (FQPA) amended the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) to direct EPA to develop a chemical screening program using appropriate validated test systems and other scientifically relevant information to determine whether certain substances may have hormonal effects. In December 2002, EPA sought comment on its approach for selecting the initial list of chemicals for which testing will be required under the EDSP. Following review and revision based on the public comments, EPA is now describing the approach that it intends to use for PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 56449 selecting the chemicals for the initial list. For this initial approach, as recommended by scientific advisory committees, EPA will select 50 to 100 chemicals. The chemicals will be selected based on their relatively high potential for human exposure rather than using a combination of exposureand effects-related factors. The scope of this first group of chemicals to be tested includes pesticide active ingredients and High Production Volume (HPV) chemicals used as pesticide inerts. This will allow EPA to focus its initial screening efforts on a smaller and more manageable universe of chemicals that emphasizes the early attention to the pesticide chemicals that Congress specifically mandated EPA to test for possible endocrine effects. This notice does not identify the initial list of chemicals, nor does it describe other aspects of the EDSP such as the administrative procedures EPA will use to require testing, the validated tests and battery that will be included in the EDSP, or the timeframe for requiring the testing or receiving the data. The initial chemical list and the details of the EDSP process that will apply to the initial chemical list will be addressed in subsequent notices published in the Federal Register. 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: Mary Belefski, Office of Science Coordination and Policy (7201M), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (202) 564–8461; e-mail address: belefski.mary@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. General Information A. Does this Action Apply to Me? This action is directed to the public in general. This action may, however, be of interest if you produce, manufacture, use, consume, work with, or import pesticide chemicals, substances that may have an effect cumulative to an effect of a pesticide, or substances found in sources of drinking water. To determine whether you or your business may be affected by this action, you should carefully examine section 408(p) of FFDCA, 21 U.S.C. 346a(p), and the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), 42 E:\FR\FM\27SEN1.SGM 27SEN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-7974-6; E-Docket No. ORD-2005-0026]


Draft All-Ages Lead Model

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION: Notice of external review draft for public review and comment.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of 
Research and Development's National Center for Environmental Assessment 
(NCEA) is announcing the availability of an external review draft of 
the newly developed All-Ages Lead Model (AALM) Version 1.05, for public 
review and comment. EPA is releasing this draft model solely for the 
purpose of pre-dissemination peer review under applicable information 
quality guidelines. This model has not been formally disseminated by 
EPA. It does not represent and should not be construed to represent any 
Agency policy or determination.

DATES: The period for submission of comments on the external review 
draft of the AALM begins September 27, 2005, and ends October 27, 2005.

ADDRESSES: The external review draft of the AALM will be available on 
or about September 27, 2005. Internet users will be able to access this 
model and the accompanying user's guide on the NCEA home page under 
Recent Additions; the URL is http://www.epa.gov/ncea/. The EPA numbers 
are: EPA/600/C-05/013 for the model and EPA/600/R-05/102 for the user's 
guide. A limited number of CD-ROM copies will be available. For 
information on copies of the draft documents, contact Ms. Diane Ray by 
phone (919-541-3637), facsimile (919-541-1818), or e-mail 
(ray.diane@epa.gov) to request a CD-ROM copy. Please provide the 
draft's title, All-Ages Lead Model (AALM) Version 1.05, the EPA 
numbers, EPA/600/C-05/013 and EPA/600/R-05/102, and your name and 
address to facilitate processing of your request. Public comments on 
the external review

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draft of the AALM may be submitted electronically, by mail, by 
facsimile, or by hand delivery/courier. Please follow the detailed 
instructions as provided in the section of this notice entitled 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For details on the period for 
submission of comments from the public, contact the Office of 
Environmental Information Docket; telephone: 202-566-1752; facsimile: 
202-566-1753; or e-mail: ORD.Docket@epa.gov.
    For technical information, contact Robert Elias, Ph.D., NCEA, 
facsimile: 919-541-1818, or e-mail: elias.robert@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The AALM represents EPA's latest efforts to 
develop tools to model human lead exposure, and it builds on EPA's 
prior experience in lead modeling. EPA's Uptake Biokinetic (UBK) Model 
for Lead underwent peer review by the Science Advisory Board's (SAB) 
Indoor Air Quality and Total Human Exposure Committee in November 1991 
(56 FR 55127, October 24, 1991). Subsequently, the Integrated Exposure 
Uptake Biokinetic (IEUBK) Model for Lead in Children Version 0.99d was 
released in March 1994 (U.S. EPA, Office of Solid Waste and Emergency 
Response; available from NTIS, PB94-501517). The purpose of the IEUBK 
model is to provide risk assessors and risk managers with a tool for 
rapidly evaluating the impact of possible sources of lead in a specific 
human setting where there is a concern for human exposure to lead. The 
IEUBK model has been widely accepted in the risk assessment community 
as a tool for implementing the site specific risk assessment process 
when the issue is childhood lead exposure. Version 1.0 of IEUBK is 
currently available at the following URL, http://www.epa.gov/superfund/
programs/lead/ieubk.htm.
    Recognizing the need to expand the IEUBK model to include older 
childhood and adult lead exposure and to add several features not 
available with the model, EPA initiated work on the AALM in 1998, when 
the exposure module was expanded to a full age range (0-90 years) and 
revised to incorporate several new model features and user options. In 
1999, additional AALM development was accomplished with the expansion 
of the uptake and biokinetic modules. Since then, further refinement 
and preliminary testing of the AALM software has been carried out. The 
goal is to reduce uncertainty in lead exposure assessments for adults 
and children.
    After the end of the comment period on the external review draft of 
the All-Ages Lead Model (AALM) Version 1.05, EPA will present the draft 
at a public meeting, tentatively scheduled for October 27 and 28, 2005, 
for review by EPA's Science Advisory Board (SAB) Ad Hoc All-Ages Lead 
Model (AALM) Review Panel. Public comments received during the external 
review comment period will be provided to the SAB review panel. There 
will be a subsequent Federal Register notice informing the public of 
the exact date and time of that SAB review panel meeting.

How To Submit Comments to EPA's E-Docket

    EPA has established an official public docket for information 
pertaining to the external review draft of the AALM, Docket ID No. ORD-
2005-0026. The official public docket is the collection of materials, 
excluding Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information 
whose 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. The EPA Docket Center Public 
Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through 
Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Public 
Reading Room is 202-566-1744, and the telephone number for the OEI 
Docket is 202-566-1752; facsimile: 202-566-1753; or e-mail: 
ORD.Docket@epa.gov.
    An electronic version of the official public docket is available 
through EPA's electronic public docket and comment system, E-Docket. 
You may use E-Docket at http://www.epa.gov/edocket/ to submit or view 
public comments, to access the index listing of the contents of the 
official public docket, and to view those documents in the public 
docket that are available electronically. Once in the system, select 
search, then key in the appropriate docket identification number.
    Certain types of information will not be placed in E-Docket. 
Information claimed as CBI and other information with disclosure 
restricted by statute, also not included in the official public docket, 
will not be available for public viewing in E-Docket. Copyrighted 
material also will not be placed in E-Docket but will be referenced 
there and available as printed material in the official public docket.
    Persons submitting public comments should note that EPA's policy 
makes the information available as received and at no charge for public 
viewing at the EPA Docket Center or in E-Docket. This policy applies to 
information submitted electronically or in paper form, except where 
restricted by copyright, CBI, or statute.
    Unless restricted as above, public comments submitted on computer 
disks that are mailed or delivered to the docket will be transferred to 
E-Docket. Physical objects will be photographed, where practical, and 
the photograph will be placed in E-Docket along with a brief 
description written by the docket staff.
    You may submit public comments electronically, by mail, by 
facsimile, or by hand delivery/courier. To ensure proper receipt by 
EPA, include the appropriate docket identification number with your 
submission. Please adhere to the specified submitting period. Public 
comments received or submitted past the closing date will be marked 
``late'' and may only be considered if time permits.
    If you submit public comments electronically, EPA recommends that 
you include your name, mailing address, and an e-mail address or other 
details for contacting you. Also include these contact details 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 person submitting the public comments and allows EPA 
to contact you in case the Agency cannot read what you submit due to 
technical difficulties or needs to clarify issues raised by what you 
submit. If EPA cannot read what you submit due to technical 
difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, it may delay or 
prohibit the Agency's consideration of the public comments.
    To access EPA's electronic public docket from the EPA Internet Home 
Page, select ``Information Sources,'' ``Dockets,'' and ``EPA Dockets.'' 
Once in the system, select ``search,'' and key in Docket ID No. ORD-
2005-0026. The system is an ``anonymous access'' system, which means 
EPA will not know your identity, email address, or other contact 
details unless you provide it in the body of your comment.
    Public comments may be sent by electronic mail (e-mail) to 
ORD.Docket@epa.gov, Attention Docket ID No. ORD-2005-0026. 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 directly to the 
docket without going through EPA's E-Docket, EPA's e-mail system 
automatically captures your email address, and it becomes part of the 
information in the official public

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docket and is made available in EPA's E-Docket.
    You may submit public comments on a disk or CD ROM mailed to the 
OEI Docket mailing address. Files will be accepted in WordPerfect, 
Word, or PDF file format. Avoid the use of special characters and any 
form of encryption.
    If you provide public comments in writing, please submit one 
unbound original, with pages numbered consecutively, and three copies. 
For attachments, provide an index, number pages consecutively with the 
main text, and submit an unbound original and three copies.

    Dated: September 21, 2005.
Peter W. Preuss,
Director, National Center for Environmental Assessment.
[FR Doc. 05-19253 Filed 9-26-05; 8:45 am]
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