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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 247 / Tuesday, December 26, 2006 / Notices Issued at Washington, DC, on December 20, 2006. Rachel Samuel, Deputy Advisory Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. E6–22047 Filed 12–22–06; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy State Energy Advisory Board Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of open teleconference. AGENCY: This notice announces a teleconference of the State Energy Advisory Board (STEAB). The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92– 463; 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of these teleconferences be announced in the Federal Register. DATES: January 18, 2007, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. EST. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gary Burch, STEAB Designated Federal Officer, Assistant Manager, Intergovernmental Projects & Outreach, Golden Field Office, U.S. Department of Energy, 1617 Cole Boulevard, Golden, CO 80401, Telephone 303/275–4801. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose of the Board: To make recommendations to the Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy regarding goals and objectives, programmatic and administrative policies, and to otherwise carry out the Board’s responsibilities as designated in the State Energy Efficiency Programs Improvement Act of 1990 (Pub. L. 101– 440). Tentative Agenda: Update members on routine business matters. Public Participation: The teleconference is open to the public. Written statements may be filed with the Board either before or after the meeting. Members of the public who wish to make oral statements pertaining to agenda items should contact Gary Burch at the address or telephone number listed above. Requests to make oral comments must be received five days prior to the conference call; reasonable provision will be made to include requested topic(s) on the agenda. The Chair of the Board is empowered to conduct the call in a fashion that will facilitate the orderly conduct of business. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES SUMMARY: Notes: The notes of the teleconference will be available for public review and copying within 60 days at the Freedom of Information Public Reading Room, 1E–190, Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The notes will also be made available for downloading on the STEAB Web site, http://www.steab.org, within 60 days. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:15 Dec 22, 2006 Jkt 211001 BILLING CODE 6450–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8260–8] Notice of Public Meeting on EPA Geospatial Data Access Project Environmental Protection Agency. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold a public meeting to solicit comments and feedback on the Agency’s project to share and publish information on locations of environmental interest through commercial Internet services. This project is designed to increase the awareness and availability of environmental information to the public. The project includes a pilot to publish environmental data from the Superfund program (National Priorities List) with the project then being expanded to other U.S. EPA data resources. DATES: The meeting will take place on Wednesday, January 17, 2007 from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (EST). ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at EPA’s Offices at 1 Potomac Yard, First Floor Conference Center, 2777 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dalroy Ward (Mail Stop 2843T), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone (202) 566–0381, e-mail: ward.dalroy@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: EPA is initiating a project to foster collaboration with commercial publishers of geospatial data content to improve accessibility and increase public awareness of EPA’s environmental data holdings. First steps consist of publishing environmental data from the Superfund program in XML format and made available to any interested parties. The data available through the project will be expanded after its initial release and may include data from other EPA programs. EPA’s goal is to establish a single venue for providing and maintaining access to its environmental content that can be utilized by any commercial service provider with an interest in doing so. PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 77395 Background This meeting is informational and is an opportunity for EPA to present the methodology it will be following in making the data available and provide an opportunity for interested parties to ask questions to aid in their understanding. Agenda 1 Welcome and EPA Introductions 1:15 Presentation on EPA’s Geospatial Data Access Project 2 Presentation on the XML Schema and Tag Definitions 2:30 Questions and Answers During the presentation attendees will have the opportunity to submit written questions. EPA will answer all questions that can be answered that are germane to the meeting and for which there is time available in the schedule. Some questions may require additional materials to be prepared and such questions will be deferred until after the meeting. Relevant questions not answered at the meeting will be answered in writing with the answers made available on the Geospatial Data Access Project Web site. How can I participate in the meeting? This meeting will be open to the public and seating is available on a firstcome basis. Persons interested in attending do not need to register in advance of the meeting. To request accommodation of a disability, please contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT, preferably at least 10 days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request. Dated: December 11, 2006. Linda A. Travers, Acting Assistant Administrator and Chief Information, Officer, Office of Environmental Information. [FR Doc. E6–22050 Filed 12–22–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–ORD–2006–0798; FRL–8261–1] Human Studies Review Board (HSRB); Notification of a Public Teleconference to Review Its Draft Report From the October 18–19, 2006 HSRB Meeting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The EPA Human Studies Review Board (HSRB) announces a public teleconference meeting to discuss E:\FR\FM\26DEN1.SGM 26DEN1 sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES 77396 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 247 / Tuesday, December 26, 2006 / Notices its draft HSRB report from the October 18–19, 2006 HSRB meeting. DATES: The teleconference will be held on January 18, 2007, from 1:30 to approximately 4 p.m. (Eastern Time). Location: The meeting will take place via telephone only. Meeting Access: For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, please contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT, so that appropriate arrangements can be made. Procedures for Providing Public Input: Interested members of the public may submit relevant written or oral comments for the HSRB to consider during the advisory process. Additional information concerning submission of relevant written or oral comments is provided in Unit I.D. of this notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Members of the public who wish to obtain the call-in number and access code to participate in the telephone conference, request a current draft copy of the Board’s report or who wish further information may contact Lu-Ann Kleibacker, EPA, Office of the Science Advisor, (8105R), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone (202) 564–7189 or via e-mail at kleibacker.lu-ann@epa.gov. General information concerning the EPA HSRB can be found on the EPA Web site at http://www.epa.gov/osa/hsrb/. ADDRESSES: Submit your written comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–ORD–2006–0798, by one of the following methods: http:// www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. E-mail: ORD.Docket@epa.gov. Mail: ORD Docket, Environmental Protection Agency, Mailcode: 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460. Hand Delivery: EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), Public Reading Room, Infoterra Room (Room Number 3334), EPA West Building, 1301 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460, Attention Docket ID No. EPA–ORD– 2006–0798. Deliveries are only accepted from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. Special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information. Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–ORD–2006– 0798. EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change and may be made available online at http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, unless VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:15 Dec 22, 2006 Jkt 211001 the comment includes information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through http:// www.regulations.gov or e-mail. The http://www.regulations.gov Web site is an ‘‘anonymous access’’ system, which means EPA will not know your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an e-mail comment directly to EPA, without going through http:// www.regulations.gov, your e-mail address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the public docket and made available on the Internet. If you submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you include your name and other contact information in the body of your comment and with any disk or CD–ROM you submit. 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. Electronic files should avoid the use of special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses. listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, e.g., CBI or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, will be publicly available only in hard copy. Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically in http:// www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the ORD Docket, EPA/DC, Public Reading Room, Infoterra Room (Room Number 3334), EPA West Building, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. The 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 ORD Docket is (202) 566–1752. The October 18–19, 2006 HSRB meeting draft report is now available. You may obtain electronic copies of this document, and certain other related documents that might be available electronically, from the regulations.gov Web site and the HSRB Internet Home Page at http://www.epa.gov/osa/hsrb/. For questions on document availability or if you do not have access to the Internet, consult the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. I. Public Meeting C. What Should I Consider as I Prepare My Comments for EPA? You may find the following suggestions helpful for preparing your comments: 1. Explain your views as clearly as possible. 2. Describe any assumptions that you used. 3. Provide copies of any technical information and/or data you used that support your views. 4. Provide specific examples to illustrate your concerns and suggest alternatives. 5. To ensure proper receipt by EPA, be sure to identify the docket ID number assigned to this action in the subject line on the first page of your response. You may also provide the name, date, and Federal Register citation. A. Does This Action Apply to Me? This action is directed to the public in general. This action may, however, be of interest to persons who conduct or assess human studies, including such studies on substances regulated by EPA, or to persons who are or may be required to conduct testing of chemical substances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) or the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). Since other entities may also be interested, the Agency has not attempted to describe all the specific entities that may be affected by this action. If you have any questions regarding the applicability of this action to a particular entity, consult the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. B. How Can I Access Electronic Copies of This Document and Other Related Information? In addition to using regulations.gov, you may access this Federal Register document electronically through the EPA Internet under the ‘‘Federal Register’’ listings at http://www.epa.gov/ fedrgstr/. Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the http:// www.regulations.gov index. Although PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 D. How May I Participate in This Meeting? You may participate in this meeting by following the instructions in this section. To ensure proper receipt by EPA, it is imperative that you identify docket ID number EPA–HQ–ORD–2006– 0798 in the subject line on the first page of your request. 1. Oral comments. Requests to present oral comments will be accepted up to January 11, 2007. To the extent that time permits, interested persons who have E:\FR\FM\26DEN1.SGM 26DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 247 / Tuesday, December 26, 2006 / Notices sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES not pre-registered may be permitted by the Chair of the HSRB to present oral comments at the meeting. Each individual or group wishing to make brief oral comments to the HSRB is strongly advised to submit their request (preferably via e-mail) to the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT no later than noon, Eastern Time, January 11, 2007, in order to be included on the meeting agenda and to provide sufficient time for the HSRB Chair and HSRB Designated Federal Official to review the meeting agenda to provide an appropriate public comment period. The request should identify the name of the individual making the presentation and the organization (if any) the individual will represent. Oral comments before the HSRB are limited to five minutes per individual or organization. Please note that this includes all individuals appearing either as part of, or on behalf of an organization. While it is our intent to hear a full range of oral comments on the science and ethics issues under discussion, it is not our intent to permit organizations to expand these time limitations by having numerous individuals sign up separately to speak on their behalf. If additional time is available, there may be flexibility in time for public comments. 2. Written comments. Although you may submit written comments at any time, for the HSRB to have the best opportunity to review and consider your comments as it deliberates on its report, you should submit your comments at least five business days prior to the beginning of this teleconference. If you submit comments after this date, those comments will be provided to the Board members, but you should recognize that the Board members may not have adequate time to consider those comments prior to making a decision. Thus, if you plan to submit written comments, the Agency strongly encourages you to submit such comments no later than noon, Eastern Time, January 11, 2007. You should submit your comments using the instructions in Unit 1.C. of this notice. In addition, the Agency also requests that person(s) submitting comments directly to the docket also provide a copy of their comments to the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. There is no limit on the length of written comments for consideration by the HSRB. E. Background The EPA Human Studies Review Board will be reviewing its draft report from the October 18–19, 2006 HSRB meeting. Background on the October VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:15 Dec 22, 2006 Jkt 211001 18–19, 2006 HSRB meeting can be found at Federal Register 71 187, 56527 (September 27, 2006) and at the HSRB Web site http://www.epa.gov/osa/hsrb/. Finally, the Board may discuss planning for future HSRB meetings. Dated: December 19, 2006. George M. Gray, EPA Science Advisor. 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All comments should refer to the OMB control number. Comments may be hand-delivered to the guard station at the rear of the 17th Street Building (located on F Street), on business days between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. [FAX number (202) 898–8788]. A copy of the comments may also be submitted to: OMB desk officer for the FDIC, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steve Hanft, at the address identified above. Proposal to renew the following currently approved collection of information: Title: Foreign Banks. OMB Number: 3064–0114. Frequency of Response: On occasion. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 77397 Affected Public: Certain U.S. branches of foreign banks. Estimated Number of Respondents: 12. Estimated Time per Response: 131. Total Annual Burden: 1,572 hours. General Description of Collection: This collection consists of applications relating to the FDIC’s supervision of insured branches of foreign banks. The applications cover such actions as moving a branch, operating as a noninsured state-licensed branch of a foreign bank, conducting activities which are not permissible for a federally-licensed branch internal recordkeeping; and reporting and recordkeeping requirements relating to pledges of assets to the FDIC. Request for Comment Comments are invited on: (a) Whether this collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the FDIC’s functions, including whether the information has practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the estimate of the burden of the information collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. All comments will become a matter of public record. Dated at Washington, DC, this 19th day of December, 2006. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Robert E. Feldman, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 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[EPA-HQ-ORD-2006-0798; FRL-8261-1]


Human Studies Review Board (HSRB); Notification of a Public 
Teleconference to Review Its Draft Report From the October 18-19, 2006 
HSRB Meeting

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The EPA Human Studies Review Board (HSRB) announces a public 
teleconference meeting to discuss

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its draft HSRB report from the October 18-19, 2006 HSRB meeting.

DATES: The teleconference will be held on January 18, 2007, from 1:30 
to approximately 4 p.m. (Eastern Time).
    Location: The meeting will take place via telephone only.
    Meeting Access: For information on access or services for 
individuals with disabilities, please contact the person listed under 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT, so that appropriate arrangements can 
be made.
    Procedures for Providing Public Input: Interested members of the 
public may submit relevant written or oral comments for the HSRB to 
consider during the advisory process. Additional information concerning 
submission of relevant written or oral comments is provided in Unit 
I.D. of this notice.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Members of the public who wish to 
obtain the call-in number and access code to participate in the 
telephone conference, request a current draft copy of the Board's 
report or who wish further information may contact Lu-Ann Kleibacker, 
EPA, Office of the Science Advisor, (8105R), Environmental Protection 
Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone 
(202) 564-7189 or via e-mail at kleibacker.lu-ann@epa.gov. General 
information concerning the EPA HSRB can be found on the EPA Web site at 
http://www.epa.gov/osa/hsrb/.

ADDRESSES: Submit your written comments, identified by Docket ID No. 
EPA-HQ-ORD-2006-0798, by one of the following methods: http://
www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for submitting 
comments.
    E-mail: ORD.Docket@epa.gov.
    Mail: ORD Docket, Environmental Protection Agency, Mailcode: 
28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460.
    Hand Delivery: EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), Public Reading Room, 
Infoterra Room (Room Number 3334), EPA West Building, 1301 Constitution 
Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460, Attention Docket ID No. EPA-ORD-
2006-0798. Deliveries are only accepted from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 
Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. Special arrangements 
should be made for deliveries of boxed information.
    Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-
2006-0798. EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included 
in the public docket without change and may be made available online at 
http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information 
provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be 
Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose 
disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you 
consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through http://
www.regulations.gov or e-mail. The http://www.regulations.gov Web site 
is an ``anonymous access'' system, which means EPA will not know your 
identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of 
your comment. If you send an e-mail comment directly to EPA, without 
going through http://www.regulations.gov, your e-mail address will be 
automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is 
placed in the public docket and made available on the Internet. If you 
submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you include your name 
and other contact information in the body of your comment and with any 
disk or CD-ROM you submit. 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. Electronic files should avoid 
the use of special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of 
any defects or viruses.

I. Public Meeting

A. Does This Action Apply to Me?

    This action is directed to the public in general. This action may, 
however, be of interest to persons who conduct or assess human studies, 
including such studies on substances regulated by EPA, or to persons 
who are or may be required to conduct testing of chemical substances 
under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) or the Federal 
Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). Since other 
entities may also be interested, the Agency has not attempted to 
describe all the specific entities that may be affected by this action. 
If you have any questions regarding the applicability of this action to 
a particular entity, consult the person listed under FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT.

B. How Can I Access Electronic Copies of This Document and Other 
Related Information?

    In addition to using regulations.gov, you may access this Federal 
Register document electronically through the EPA Internet under the 
``Federal Register'' listings at http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/.
    Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the http://
www.regulations.gov index. Although listed in the index, some 
information is not publicly available, e.g., CBI or other information 
whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such 
as copyrighted material, will be publicly available only in hard copy. 
Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically 
in http://www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the ORD Docket, EPA/
DC, Public Reading Room, Infoterra Room (Room Number 3334), EPA West 
Building, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. The 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 ORD 
Docket is (202) 566-1752.
    The October 18-19, 2006 HSRB meeting draft report is now available. 
You may obtain electronic copies of this document, and certain other 
related documents that might be available electronically, from the 
regulations.gov Web site and the HSRB Internet Home Page at http://
www.epa.gov/osa/hsrb/. For questions on document availability or if you 
do not have access to the Internet, consult the person listed under FOR 
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

C. What Should I Consider as I Prepare My Comments for EPA?

    You may find the following suggestions helpful for preparing your 
comments:
    1. Explain your views as clearly as possible.
    2. Describe any assumptions that you used.
    3. Provide copies of any technical information and/or data you used 
that support your views.
    4. Provide specific examples to illustrate your concerns and 
suggest alternatives.
    5. To ensure proper receipt by EPA, be sure to identify the docket 
ID number assigned to this action in the subject line on the first page 
of your response. You may also provide the name, date, and Federal 
Register citation.

D. How May I Participate in This Meeting?

    You may participate in this meeting by following the instructions 
in this section. To ensure proper receipt by EPA, it is imperative that 
you identify docket ID number EPA-HQ-ORD-2006-0798 in the subject line 
on the first page of your request.
    1. Oral comments. Requests to present oral comments will be 
accepted up to January 11, 2007. To the extent that time permits, 
interested persons who have

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not pre-registered may be permitted by the Chair of the HSRB to present 
oral comments at the meeting. Each individual or group wishing to make 
brief oral comments to the HSRB is strongly advised to submit their 
request (preferably via e-mail) to the person listed under FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT no later than noon, Eastern Time, January 11, 2007, 
in order to be included on the meeting agenda and to provide sufficient 
time for the HSRB Chair and HSRB Designated Federal Official to review 
the meeting agenda to provide an appropriate public comment period. The 
request should identify the name of the individual making the 
presentation and the organization (if any) the individual will 
represent. Oral comments before the HSRB are limited to five minutes 
per individual or organization. Please note that this includes all 
individuals appearing either as part of, or on behalf of an 
organization. While it is our intent to hear a full range of oral 
comments on the science and ethics issues under discussion, it is not 
our intent to permit organizations to expand these time limitations by 
having numerous individuals sign up separately to speak on their 
behalf. If additional time is available, there may be flexibility in 
time for public comments.
    2. Written comments. Although you may submit written comments at 
any time, for the HSRB to have the best opportunity to review and 
consider your comments as it deliberates on its report, you should 
submit your comments at least five business days prior to the beginning 
of this teleconference. If you submit comments after this date, those 
comments will be provided to the Board members, but you should 
recognize that the Board members may not have adequate time to consider 
those comments prior to making a decision. Thus, if you plan to submit 
written comments, the Agency strongly encourages you to submit such 
comments no later than noon, Eastern Time, January 11, 2007. You should 
submit your comments using the instructions in Unit 1.C. of this 
notice. In addition, the Agency also requests that person(s) submitting 
comments directly to the docket also provide a copy of their comments 
to the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. There is no 
limit on the length of written comments for consideration by the HSRB.

E. Background

    The EPA Human Studies Review Board will be reviewing its draft 
report from the October 18-19, 2006 HSRB meeting. Background on the 
October 18-19, 2006 HSRB meeting can be found at Federal Register 71 
187, 56527 (September 27, 2006) and at the HSRB Web site http://
www.epa.gov/osa/hsrb/. Finally, the Board may discuss planning for 
future HSRB meetings.

    Dated: December 19, 2006.
George M. Gray,
EPA Science Advisor.
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