Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of an Upcoming Teleconference of the Ecological Processes and Effects Committee, 77744-77745 [E6-22145]

Download as PDF jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES 77744 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 248 / Wednesday, December 27, 2006 / Notices 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: EPA participates with other Federal agencies, states and tribes in the Mississippi River/Gulf of Mexico Watershed Nutrient Task Force. In 2001, the Task Force released the Action Plan for Reducing, Mitigating and Controlling Hypoxia in the Northern Gulf of Mexico (or Action Plan available at http:// www.epa.gov/msbasin/taskforce/ actionplan.htm). The Action Plan was informed by the science described in An Integrated Assessment of Hypoxia in the Northern Gulf of Mexico (or Integrated Assessment available at http:// oceanservice.noaa.gov/products/ hypox_final.pdf) developed by the National Science and Technology Council, Committee on Environment and Natural Resources. Six technical reports provided the scientific foundation for the Integrated Assessment and are available at http:// oceanservice.noaa.gov/products/ pubs_hypox.html#fia. The aforementioned documents provide a comprehensive summary of the state-ofthe-science for the Gulf of Mexico hypoxic zone through about the year 2000. EPA’s Office of Water has requested that the SAB develop a report that evaluates the state-of-the-science regarding the causes and extent of hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico, as well as the scientific basis of possible management options in the Mississippi River Basin. The SAB is asked to focus on scientific advances since 2000 that may have increased scientific understanding and control options. In response to EPA’s request, the SAB Staff Office formed the SAB Hypoxia Advisory Panel. Background on the Panel formation process was provided in a Federal Register notice published on February 17, 2006 (71 FR 8578– 8580). The SAB Hypoxia Advisory Panel met on September 6–7, 2006 to plan its work and organized itself into three subgroups listed above. The SAB Hypoxia Advisory Panel also met on December 6–8, 2006. Background for the first meeting of the Hypoxia Advisory Panel was provided in a Federal Register published in 71 FR 45543– 45544; and background for the second meeting was provided in 71 FR 66329– 66330. The three subgroups of the Panel have held multiple public VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:43 Dec 26, 2006 Jkt 211001 teleconferences to begin developing the Panel’s report. Background information for the subgroup teleconferences was provided in Federal Register notices published on September 25, 2006 (71 FR 55786–55787) and October 6, 2006 (71 FR 59107). Information about the SAB Hypoxia Advisory Panel is available on the SAB Web Site at: http:// www.epa.gov/sab. Availability of Meeting Materials: Materials in support of this meeting will be placed on the SAB Web Site http:// www.epa.gov/sab in advance of the meeting. Procedures for Providing Public Input: Interested members of the public may submit relevant written or oral information for the SAB to consider during the advisory process. Oral Statements: In general, individuals or groups requesting an oral presentation at a public meeting will be limited to five minutes per speaker, with no more than a total of one hour for all speakers. Interested parties should contact the appropriate Designated Federal Officer at the contact information noted above no later two weeks prior to each teleconference to be placed on the public speaker list. Written Statements: Written statements should be received in the SAB Staff Office no later than two weeks prior to the teleconference or meeting so that the information may be available to the SAB for their consideration prior to this meeting. Written statements should be supplied to the DFO in the following formats: one hard copy with original signature, and one electronic copy via email to stallworth.holly@epa.gov (acceptable file format: Adobe Acrobat PDF, WordPerfect, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, or Rich Text files in IBM– PC/Windows 98/2000/XP format). Meeting Access: For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, please contact Dr. Stallworth at (202) 343–9867 or stallworth.holly@epa.gov. To request accommodation of a disability, please contact Dr. Stallworth, preferably at least 10 days prior to the meeting to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request. Dated: December 20, 2006. Vanessa T. Vu, Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office. [FR Doc. E6–22141 Filed 12–26–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8262–1] Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of an Upcoming Teleconference of the Ecological Processes and Effects Committee Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference of the SAB Ecological Processes and Effects Committee to discuss a draft report on advancing the science and application of ecological risk assessment. DATES: The public teleconference will be held on January 26, 2007, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (eastern standard time). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Members of the public who wish to obtain the call-in number and access code for the teleconference may contact Dr. Thomas Armitage, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), by mail at EPA SAB Staff Office (1400F), U.S. EPA, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460; by telephone at (202) 343–9995; or by e-mail at armitage.thomas@epa.gov. General information about the SAB may be found on the SAB 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 SAB Ecological Processes and Effects Committee will hold a public teleconference to discuss a draft advisory report to EPA on advancing the science and application of ecological risk assessment. 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 SAB Ecological Processes and Effects Committee is conducting a study to provide advice to EPA on advancing the science and application of ecological risk assessment in environmental decision making. To gather information for developing an advisory report, the Committee held a public workshop on February 7–9, 2006 on the state of the practice of ecological risk assessment. Background E:\FR\FM\27DEN1.SGM 27DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 248 / Wednesday, December 27, 2006 / Notices jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES information on the workshop and a public teleconference held on July 12, 2006 to discuss a workshop summary document was provided in Federal Register notices published on September 8, 2005 (70 FR 53360) and June 20, 2006 (71 FR 35421). The SAB workshop summary document, a draft advisory report, and a teleconference agenda will be posted on the SAB Web site provided above prior to the teleconference. Procedures for Providing Public Input: The SAB Staff Office accepts written public statements of any length, and accommodates oral public statements whenever possible. The SAB Staff Office expects that public statements presented at SAB meetings will not repeat previously submitted oral or written statements. Oral Statements: In general, individuals or groups requesting an oral presentation at a teleconference meeting will be limited to three minutes per speaker with no more than a total of fifteen minutes for all speakers. Interested parties should contact the DFO, contact information provided above, in writing via e-mail at least 10 days prior to the scheduled teleconference in order to be placed on the public speaker list. Speakers should provide an electronic copy of their statements to the DFO for distribution to interested parties and participants in the meeting. Written Statements: Written statements should be received in the SAB Staff Office at least seven days before the scheduled teleconference so that the information may be made available to the Panel for their consideration. Written statements should be supplied to the DFO at the address and contact information provided above in the following formats: one hard copy with original signature, and one electronic copy via email (acceptable file format: Adobe Acrobat, WordPerfect, Word, or Rich Text files (in IBM–PC/Windows 98/ 2000/XP format). Meeting Accommodations: Individuals requiring special accommodation to access the teleconference should contact the appropriate DFO at the phone number or e-mail address noted above at least five business days prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made. Dated: December 20, 2006. Vanessa T. Vu, Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office. [FR Doc. E6–22145 Filed 12–26–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:43 Dec 26, 2006 Jkt 211001 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2006–0986; FRL–8109–5] The Allethrins Risk Assessments; Notice of Availability Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice announces the availability of EPA’s risk assessments, and related documents for the allethrin series of pesticides (bioallethrin, esbiol, esbiothrin, and pynamin forte), and opens a public comment period on these documents. The public is encouraged to suggest risk management ideas or proposals to address the risks identified. EPA is developing a Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for the allethrins through a modified, 4-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. DATES: Comments must be received on or before February 26, 2007. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPP–2006–0986, by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) Regulatory Public Docket (7502P), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001. • Delivery: OPP Regulatory Public Docket (7502P), Environmental Protection Agency, Rm. S-4400, One Potomac Yard (South Building), 2777 S. Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA. Deliveries are only accepted during the Docket’s normal hours of operation (8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays). Special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information. The Docket telephone number is (703) 3055805. Instructions: Direct your comments to docket ID number EPA–HQ–OPP–2006– 0986. EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the docket without change and may be made available on-line 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 PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 77745 whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through regulations.gov or email. The Federal regulations.gov website 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 regulations.gov, your email address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the 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. Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the docket 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, is not placed on the Internet and will be publicly available only in hard copy form. Publicly available docket materials are available either in the electronic docket at http:// www.regulations.gov, or, if only available in hard copy, at the OPP Regulatory Public Docket in Rm. S-4400, One Potomac Yard (South Building), 2777 S. Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA. The hours of operation of this Docket Facility are from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The Docket telephone number is (703) 305-5805. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Molly Clayton, Special Review and Reregistration Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 603-0522; fax number: (703) 308-7070; e-mail address: clayton.molly@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. General Information A. Does this Action Apply to Me? This action is directed to the public in general, and may be of interest to a wide range of stakeholders including environmental, human health, and E:\FR\FM\27DEN1.SGM 27DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 248 (Wednesday, December 27, 2006)]
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Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of an Upcoming 
Teleconference of the Ecological Processes and Effects Committee

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a 
public teleconference of the SAB Ecological Processes and Effects 
Committee to discuss a draft report on advancing the science and 
application of ecological risk assessment.

DATES: The public teleconference will be held on January 26, 2007, from 
1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (eastern standard time).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Members of the public who wish to 
obtain the call-in number and access code for the teleconference may 
contact Dr. Thomas Armitage, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), by mail 
at EPA SAB Staff Office (1400F), U.S. EPA, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, 
NW., Washington, DC 20460; by telephone at (202) 343-9995; or by e-mail 
at armitage.thomas@epa.gov. General information about the SAB may be 
found on the SAB 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 SAB Ecological 
Processes and Effects Committee will hold a public teleconference to 
discuss a draft advisory report to EPA on advancing the science and 
application of ecological risk assessment. 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 SAB Ecological Processes and Effects Committee is 
conducting a study to provide advice to EPA on advancing the science 
and application of ecological risk assessment in environmental decision 
making. To gather information for developing an advisory report, the 
Committee held a public workshop on February 7-9, 2006 on the state of 
the practice of ecological risk assessment. Background

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information on the workshop and a public teleconference held on July 
12, 2006 to discuss a workshop summary document was provided in Federal 
Register notices published on September 8, 2005 (70 FR 53360) and June 
20, 2006 (71 FR 35421). The SAB workshop summary document, a draft 
advisory report, and a teleconference agenda will be posted on the SAB 
Web site provided above prior to the teleconference.
    Procedures for Providing Public Input: The SAB Staff Office accepts 
written public statements of any length, and accommodates oral public 
statements whenever possible. The SAB Staff Office expects that public 
statements presented at SAB meetings will not repeat previously 
submitted oral or written statements. Oral Statements: In general, 
individuals or groups requesting an oral presentation at a 
teleconference meeting will be limited to three minutes per speaker 
with no more than a total of fifteen minutes for all speakers. 
Interested parties should contact the DFO, contact information provided 
above, in writing via e-mail at least 10 days prior to the scheduled 
teleconference in order to be placed on the public speaker list. 
Speakers should provide an electronic copy of their statements to the 
DFO for distribution to interested parties and participants in the 
meeting. Written Statements: Written statements should be received in 
the SAB Staff Office at least seven days before the scheduled 
teleconference so that the information may be made available to the 
Panel for their consideration. Written statements should be supplied to 
the DFO at the address and contact information provided above in the 
following formats: one hard copy with original signature, and one 
electronic copy via e-mail (acceptable file format: Adobe Acrobat, 
WordPerfect, Word, or Rich Text files (in IBM-PC/Windows 98/2000/XP 
format).
    Meeting Accommodations: Individuals requiring special accommodation 
to access the teleconference should contact the appropriate DFO at the 
phone number or e-mail address noted above at least five business days 
prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

    Dated: December 20, 2006.
Vanessa T. Vu,
Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office.
[FR Doc. E6-22145 Filed 12-26-06; 8:45 am]
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