EPA Science Advisory Board; Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Science Advisory Board, 62257-62258 [E6-17803]

Download as PDF rmajette on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 205 / Tuesday, October 24, 2006 / Notices Filed Date: October 13, 2006. Accession Number: 20061017–0032. Comment Date: 5 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, November 3, 2006. Take notice that the Commission received the following foreign utility company status filings: Docket Numbers: FC07–3–000. Applicants: Tynagh Energy Limited. Description: Tynagh Energy Limited submits a Notice of Self-Certification of Foreign Utility Company Status. Filed Date: October 10, 2006. Accession Number: 20061016–0112. Comment Date: 5 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, October 31, 2006. Any person desiring to intervene or to protest in any of the above proceedings must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214) on or before 5 p.m. Eastern time on the specified comment date. 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E6–17784 Filed 10–23–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8233–6] EPA Science Advisory Board; Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Science Advisory Board AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference of the Chartered Board to review a draft SAB report, Advisory on EPA’s Assessments of Carcinogenic Effects of Organic and Inorganic Arsenic. DATES: The SAB will hold the public teleconference on November 27, 2006. The teleconference will begin at 2 p.m. and end at 5 p.m. (Eastern Time). ADDRESSES: Telephone conference call only. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public wishing to obtain general information concerning this public teleconference should contact Dr. Angela Nugent, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), EPA Science Advisory Board (1400F), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460; via telephone/voice mail: (202) 343– 9981; fax: (202) 233–0643; or e-mail at: nugent.angela@epa.gov. General information concerning the EPA Science Advisory Board can be found on the EPA Web site at: http://www.epa.gov/ sab. Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92–463, notice is hereby given that the EPA SAB will hold a public teleconference to review a draft SAB report. The SAB was established by 42 U.S.C. 4365 to provide independent scientific and technical advice to the Administrator on the technical basis for Agency positions and regulations. The SAB is a Federal Advisory Committee chartered under the Federal Advisory SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 62257 Committee Act (FACA), as amended, 5 U.S.C., App. The SAB will comply with the provisions of FACA and all appropriate SAB Staff Office procedural policies. Background: The purpose of the public teleconference is to review the SAB Arsenic Review Panel’s draft report, Advisory on EPA’s Assessments of Carcinogenic Effects of Organic and Inorganic Arsenic. In reviewing draft reports from its panels, the SAB considers whether: (i) The original charge questions to the SAB review panel were adequately addressed in the draft report, (ii) the draft report is clear and logical; and (iii) the conclusions drawn, or recommendations made in the draft report, are supported by the body of the report. The draft report to be reviewed at this public teleconference focuses on several issues about the mode of carcinogenic action of various arsenic species and the implications of these issues for EPA’s assessment of the cancer hazard and risks of organic and inorganic arsenic. The panel reviewed a science issue paper prepared by EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs (with an attachment prepared by EPA’s Office of Research and Development) and a revised hazard and dose response assessment/ characterization for inclusion in EPA’s Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) prepared by EPA’s Office of Water. Additional information about the SAB Arsenic Assessment Review Panel can be found on the web at: http:// www.epa.gov/sab/panels/ arsenic_review_panel.htm. Availability of Teleconference Materials: The draft agendas and other materials will be posted on the SAB Web site at: http://www.epa.gov/sab/ prior to the teleconference. Procedures for Providing Public Input: Interested members of the public may submit relevant written or oral information for the SAB to consider during the public teleconference. Oral Statements: In general, individuals or groups requesting an oral presentation at a public SAB teleconference will be limited to three minutes per speaker, with no more than a total of one-half hour for all speakers. Interested parties should contact Dr. Angela Nugent, DFO, in writing (preferably via e-mail), by November 16, 2006, at the contact information noted above, to be placed on the public speaker list for this teleconference. Written Statements: Written statements should be received in the SAB Staff Office by November 16, 2006, so that the information may be made available to the SAB for their consideration prior to this teleconference. Written statements E:\FR\FM\24OCN1.SGM 24OCN1 62258 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 205 / Tuesday, October 24, 2006 / Notices should be supplied to the DFO in the following formats: One hard copy with original signature, and one electronic copy via e-mail (acceptable file format: Adobe Acrobat PDF, WordPerfect, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, or Rich Text files in IBM–PC/Windows 98/2000/XP format). Accessibility: For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, please contact Dr. Angela Nugent at (202) 343–9981 or nugent.angela@epa.gov. To request accommodation of a disability, please contact Dr. Nugent preferably at least ten days prior to the teleconference, to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request. Dated: October 17, 2006. Anthony F. Maciorowski, Associate Director for Science, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office. [FR Doc. E6–17803 Filed 10–23–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8233–5] EPA Science Advisory Board; Notification of a Public Telephone Conference of the Homeland Security Advisory Committee AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public telephone conference of the Homeland Security Advisory Committee (HSAC) to be briefed on the status of the Agency’s Standard Analytical Methods (SAM) and WaterSentinel (WS) projects and upcoming projects by the National Homeland Security Research Center in the Office of Research and Development. rmajette on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES1 DATES: November 13, 2006, the meeting will begin at 12 p.m. and end by 3 p.m. (Eastern Time). ADDRESSES: Telephone conference call only. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public wishing to obtain general information concerning this teleconference should contact Ms. Vivian Turner, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), EPA Science Advisory Board (1400F), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460; via telephone/voice mail (202) 343– 9697; fax (202) 233–0643; or e-mail at: VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:25 Oct 23, 2006 Jkt 211001 turner.vivian@epa.gov. General information concerning the EPA Science Advisory Board and the Homeland Security Advisory Committee can be found on the EPA Web site at: http:// www.epa.gov/sab. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92–463, notice is hereby given that the EPA SAB HSAC will hold a public teleconference to be briefed on the status of the Agency’s Standard Analytical Methods (SAM) and WaterSentinel (WS) projects and upcoming projects by the National Homeland Security Research Center in the Office of Research and Development. The SAB was established by 42 U.S.C. 4365 to provide independent scientific and technical advice to the Administrator on the technical basis for Agency positions and regulations. The SAB is a Federal Advisory Committee chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended, 5 U.S.C., App. As a subcommittee of the SAB, the HSAC will comply with the provisions of FACA and all appropriate EPA and SAB Staff Office procedural policies. Background The purpose of the public teleconference is: (1) To obtain Agency feedback on the HSAC’s comments presented to the Agency on its SAM and WS Programs discussed at the consultation held on January 30–31, 2006; and (2) to be briefed on three upcoming HSAC projects, including Provisional Advisory Levels (PALS), the Emergency Consequence Assessment Tool (ECAT), and Preliminary Microbial Risk Assessment Methodologies. Standard Analytical Methods (SAM) and WaterSentinel (WS) On January 30–31, 2006 the HSAC provided a consultation with the Agency on its SAM and WS projects (Federal Register Notice dated December 19, 2005, Volume 70, Number 242, pages 75173–75174). The SAM project standardizes the analytical methods for use by all laboratories when responding to incidents that require rapid analysis. The WS program is being developed by the EPA in partnership with drinking water utilities and other key stakeholders. This initiative involves designing, deploying, and evaluating a model contamination warning system for drinking water security. The Agency will provide updates to the HSAC on WS and SAM. Provisional Advisory Levels (PALs) Health-based exposure guidelines to identify acceptable re-entry levels PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 following a terrorist attack of natural disaster are not available for most chemical and biological agents. The National Homeland Security Research Center (NHSRC) is developing healthbased exposure levels for the general public, including the susceptible and sensitive subpopulations of all age groups. In particular, the developed PALs will address the limitations of other derived exposure values. For example, PALs can fill the critical exposure gap between acute exposure guideline levels (AEGLs) and short-term RfC/RfD exposure values. The PALs can be applied for national emergency programs, community planning, and public health protection. Specifically, PALs are appropriate for establishing health-based criteria for reentry into buildings, reuse of drinking water, and cleanup of contaminated facilities. Emergency Consequence Assessment Tool (ECAT) The NHSRC is developing an interactive online risk assessment software tool designed to provide health advisors and other emergency response officials with rapid access to critical information during an environmental emergency or training exercise. ECAT is designed to (1) Assess and provide sitespecific numeric estimates of health risks (where feasible) for selected chemical, biological, and radiological threat agents, (2) identify what response actions might be appropriate to mitigate health risks, and (3) provide guidance on how to effectively communicate key risk messages to the public. Preliminary Microbial Risk Assessment Methodologies The NHSRC conducts research in support of safe buildings, secure water systems and the rapid assessment of risk. The question ‘‘How clean is safe?’’ has confronted several EPA program offices. Recent national homeland security interests have increased demand for answers to this question. Because consensus methodologies for evaluating biological contaminants and establishing cleanup levels are not available, NHSRC is developing a biological risk assessment methodology. NHSRC has compiled a Compendium of Prior and Current Microbial Risk Assessment Methods. This Compendium has been used to develop a Microbial Risk Assessment Framework for Incident Response to Bioagents. The preliminary framework considers inhalation, ingestion, and dermal exposure pathways and is designed as a two-tier process to support risk management decisions for evacuation E:\FR\FM\24OCN1.SGM 24OCN1

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[Notices]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

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EPA Science Advisory Board; Notification of a Public 
Teleconference of the Science Advisory Board

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory 
Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference of the 
Chartered Board to review a draft SAB report, Advisory on EPA's 
Assessments of Carcinogenic Effects of Organic and Inorganic Arsenic.

DATES: The SAB will hold the public teleconference on November 27, 
2006. The teleconference will begin at 2 p.m. and end at 5 p.m. 
(Eastern Time).

ADDRESSES: Telephone conference call only.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public wishing to 
obtain general information concerning this public teleconference should 
contact Dr. Angela Nugent, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), EPA 
Science Advisory Board (1400F), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460; via telephone/
voice mail: (202) 343-9981; fax: (202) 233-0643; or e-mail at: 
nugent.angela@epa.gov. General information concerning the EPA Science 
Advisory Board can be found on the EPA Web site at: http://www.epa.gov/
sab.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee 
Act, Public Law 92-463, notice is hereby given that the EPA SAB will 
hold a public teleconference to review a draft SAB report. The SAB was 
established by 42 U.S.C. 4365 to provide independent scientific and 
technical advice to the Administrator on the technical basis for Agency 
positions and regulations. The SAB is a Federal Advisory Committee 
chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended, 
5 U.S.C., App. The SAB will comply with the provisions of FACA and all 
appropriate SAB Staff Office procedural policies.
    Background: The purpose of the public teleconference is to review 
the SAB Arsenic Review Panel's draft report, Advisory on EPA's 
Assessments of Carcinogenic Effects of Organic and Inorganic Arsenic. 
In reviewing draft reports from its panels, the SAB considers whether: 
(i) The original charge questions to the SAB review panel were 
adequately addressed in the draft report, (ii) the draft report is 
clear and logical; and (iii) the conclusions drawn, or recommendations 
made in the draft report, are supported by the body of the report.
    The draft report to be reviewed at this public teleconference 
focuses on several issues about the mode of carcinogenic action of 
various arsenic species and the implications of these issues for EPA's 
assessment of the cancer hazard and risks of organic and inorganic 
arsenic. The panel reviewed a science issue paper prepared by EPA's 
Office of Pesticide Programs (with an attachment prepared by EPA's 
Office of Research and Development) and a revised hazard and dose 
response assessment/characterization for inclusion in EPA's Integrated 
Risk Information System (IRIS) prepared by EPA's Office of Water. 
Additional information about the SAB Arsenic Assessment Review Panel 
can be found on the web at: http://www.epa.gov/sab/panels/arsenic_
review_panel.htm.
    Availability of Teleconference Materials: The draft agendas and 
other materials will be posted on the SAB Web site at: http://
www.epa.gov/sab/ prior to the teleconference.
    Procedures for Providing Public Input: Interested members of the 
public may submit relevant written or oral information for the SAB to 
consider during the public teleconference. Oral Statements: In general, 
individuals or groups requesting an oral presentation at a public SAB 
teleconference will be limited to three minutes per speaker, with no 
more than a total of one-half hour for all speakers. Interested parties 
should contact Dr. Angela Nugent, DFO, in writing (preferably via e-
mail), by November 16, 2006, at the contact information noted above, to 
be placed on the public speaker list for this teleconference. Written 
Statements: Written statements should be received in the SAB Staff 
Office by November 16, 2006, so that the information may be made 
available to the SAB for their consideration prior to this 
teleconference. Written statements

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should be supplied to the DFO in the following formats: One hard copy 
with original signature, and one electronic copy via e-mail (acceptable 
file format: Adobe Acrobat PDF, WordPerfect, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, or 
Rich Text files in IBM-PC/Windows 98/2000/XP format).
    Accessibility: For information on access or services for 
individuals with disabilities, please contact Dr. Angela Nugent at 
(202) 343-9981 or nugent.angela@epa.gov. To request accommodation of a 
disability, please contact Dr. Nugent preferably at least ten days 
prior to the teleconference, to give EPA as much time as possible to 
process your request.

    Dated: October 17, 2006.
Anthony F. Maciorowski,
Associate Director for Science, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff 
Office.
[FR Doc. E6-17803 Filed 10-23-06; 8:45 am]
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