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Download as PDF sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES 78202 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 249 / Thursday, December 28, 2006 / Notices 0998 in the subject line on the first page of your request. a. Oral comments. Requests to present oral comments will be accepted up to January 17, 2007. To the extent that time permits, interested persons who have 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 email) to the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT no later than noon, Eastern time, January 17, 2007 in order to be included on the meeting agenda and to provide sufficient time for the HSRB Chair and HSRB Designated Federal Officer (DFO) to review the agenda to provide an appropriate public comment period. 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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 the meeting. 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 17, 2007. You should submit your comments using the instructions in Unit I.C. of this notice. In addition, the Agency also requests VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:03 Dec 27, 2006 Jkt 211001 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 A. Topics for Discussion The EPA will present for HSRB review the results of two completed insect repellent efficacy studies on which it intends to rely in making registration decisions. In addition, EPA will present for HSRB review a proposal for new research involving a field study to evaluate the efficacy of a mosquito repellent. The Board may also discuss planning for future HSRB meetings. B. Meeting Minutes and Reports Minutes of the meeting, summarizing the matters discussed and recommendations, if any, made by the advisory committee regarding such matters will be released within 90 calendar days of the meeting. Such minutes will be available at http:// www.epa.gov/osa/hsrb/ and http:// www.regulations.gov In addition, information concerning a Board meeting report, if applicable, can be found at http://www.epa.gov/osa/hsrb/ or from the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Dated: December 21, 2006. George M. Gray, Science Advisor . [FR Doc. E6–22300 Filed 12–27–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8262–8] Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of Six Public Teleconferences of the Science Advisory Board Committee on Valuing the Protection of Ecological Systems and Services Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces six public teleconferences of the SAB Committee on Valuing the Protection of Ecological Systems and Services (CVPESS) to discuss components of a draft report related to valuing the protection of ecological systems and services. DATES: The SAB will conduct six public teleconferences on February 5, 2007, PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 February 13, 2007, February 27, 2007, March 6, 2007, March 20, 2007, and March 27, 2007. Each teleconference will begin at 12:30 p.m. and end at 2:30 p.m. (eastern standard time). LOCATION: Telephone conference call only. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public wishing to obtain general information concerning this public teleconference may contact Dr. Angela Nugent, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), via telephone at: (202) 343–9981 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: The SAB was established by 42 U.S.C. 4365 to provide independent scientific and technical advice, consultation, and recommendations to the EPA 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: Background on the SAB C–VPESS and its charge was provided in 68 Fed. Reg. 11082 (March 7, 2003). The purpose of the teleconference is for the SAB C–VPESS to discuss components of a draft advisory report calling for expanded and integrated approach for valuing the protection of ecological systems and services. The Committee will discuss draft assessments of methods for ecological valuation and application of those methods for valuing the protection of ecological systems and services. These activities are related to the Committee’s overall charge: to assess Agency needs and the state of the art and science of valuing protection of ecological systems and services and to identify key areas for improving knowledge, methodologies, practice, and research. Availability of Meeting Materials: Agendas and materials in support of the teleconferences will be placed on the SAB Web Site at: http://www.epa.gov/ sab/ in advance of each 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 and/or meeting. Oral Statements: In general, individuals or groups requesting an oral E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM 28DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 249 / Thursday, December 28, 2006 / Notices 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. To be placed on the public speaker list, interested parties should contact Dr. Angela Nugent, DFO, in writing (preferably via e-mail) 5 business days in advance of each teleconference. Written Statements: Written statements should be received in the SAB Staff Office 5 business days in advance of each teleconference above so that the information may be made available to the SAB for their consideration prior to each teleconference. Written statements 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: December 22, 2006. Anthony Maciorowski, Associate Director for Science, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office. [FR Doc. E6–22308 Filed 12–27–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8263–6] Total Coliform Rule / Distribution System Stakeholder Technical Workshop and Request for Nominations Environmental Protection Agency. ACTION: Notice; public meeting. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is holding a technical workshop in Washington, DC, to discuss available information on the Total Coliform Rule (TCR) and available information regarding risks in distribution systems in support of revisions to the TCR. The TCR provides public health protection from microbial contamination in drinking water while indicating the adequacy of treatment and the integrity of drinking water VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:03 Dec 27, 2006 Jkt 211001 distribution systems. As part of the technical workshop, EPA is seeking information and analytic approaches for characterizing risks posed by the distribution system. Subsequently, if results from the workshop indicate that a formal consensus building process is appropriate for the revision effort, the Agency will consider establishing a Committee under the Federal Advisory Committee Act to provide advice and recommendations on how best to utilize available information for potential revisions to the TCR and to address public health risks from contamination of distribution systems. In addition, such a Committee could provide recommendations to determine if further information is needed to be collected to address health risks associated with distribution systems. To prepare in advance for the potential establishment of a Federal Advisory Committee, EPA is soliciting nominations for membership on the Committee in this notice. DATES: The public meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 30, 2007, through Thursday, February 1, 2007, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Eastern time (ET). Attendees should register for the meeting by calling Jason Peller at (202) 965–6387 or by e-mail to jpeller@resolv.org no later than January 20, 2006. Submit nominations for a potential Federal Advisory Committee on or before January 29, 2007. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Capital Hilton, at 1001 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036. Nomination materials for the potential Federal Advisory Committee should be submitted to Jini Mohanty by email to tcr@epa.gov or by U.S. Mail to the Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water, Office of Water, Mail Code 4607M, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20460. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For general information, contact the Drinking Water Hotline at 1–800–426– 4791 or go to the Internet site http:// www.epa.gov/safewater/disinfection/tcr/ index.html. For technical inquiries, contact Tom Grubbs, Standards and Risk Management Division, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water (MC 4607M), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564–5262; fax number: (202) 564–3767; e-mail address: grubbs.thomas@epa.gov. For special accommodation questions, email Jini Mohanty, at mohanty.jini@epa.gov, or call (202) 564 5269. PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 78203 The Stage 2 Microbial and Disinfection Byproducts Federal Advisory Committee, as part of its recommendations concerning the LongTerm 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule and the Stage 2 Disinfection Byproducts Rule, concluded in its Agreement in Principle (65 FR 83015, December 29, 2000) that EPA should evaluate available data and research on aspects of distribution systems that may create risks to public health as a part of the Six-Year Review of the TCR. They also concluded that EPA should work with stakeholders to initiate a process for addressing crossconnections and backflow prevention requirements, and for considering additional distribution system requirements related to significant health risks. The 1996 Amendments to the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) (Section 1412(b) (9)) require the Administrator to review and revise, as appropriate, each national primary drinking water regulation no less often than every six years. As indicated in the Six-Year Review Notice of Intent (67 FR 19030, April 17, 2002), EPA believes that an opportunity for implementation burden reduction exists in revising the TCR; the Agency plans to assess the effectiveness of the current TCR in reducing public health risk and what technically supportable alternative/additional monitoring strategies are available to reduce implementation costs while maintaining or improving public health protection. In July 2003, EPA published, as part of its final National Primary Drinking Water Regulation (NPDWR) Review (i.e., Six-Year Review), its decision to revise the TCR (68 FR 42907, July 18, 2003). In that action, the Agency also stated that it plans to consider potential new requirements for ensuring the integrity of distribution systems. To initiate the revision process, EPA has compiled available information on the potential public health impacts of a range of distribution system issues and has also compiled information on issues with the existing TCR requirements where opportunities may exist for reductions in the implementation burden, while maintaining or improving public health protection. EPA has also compiled information and conducted workshops on determining the potential exposures resulting from contamination of the finished water in the distribution system. In this notice, EPA is announcing that the Agency is convening a technical workshop to discuss available data on understanding risks in drinking water SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM 28DEN1

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Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of Six Public 
Teleconferences of the Science Advisory Board Committee on Valuing the 
Protection of Ecological Systems and Services

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces 
six public teleconferences of the SAB Committee on Valuing the 
Protection of Ecological Systems and Services (C-VPESS) to discuss 
components of a draft report related to valuing the protection of 
ecological systems and services.

DATES: The SAB will conduct six public teleconferences on February 5, 
2007, February 13, 2007, February 27, 2007, March 6, 2007, March 20, 
2007, and March 27, 2007. Each teleconference will begin at 12:30 p.m. 
and end at 2:30 p.m. (eastern standard time).

LOCATION: Telephone conference call only.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public wishing to 
obtain general information concerning this public teleconference may 
contact Dr. Angela Nugent, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), via 
telephone at: (202) 343-9981 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: The SAB was established by 42 U.S.C. 4365 to 
provide independent scientific and technical advice, consultation, and 
recommendations to the EPA 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: Background on the SAB C-VPESS and its charge was 
provided in 68 Fed. Reg. 11082 (March 7, 2003). The purpose of the 
teleconference is for the SAB C-VPESS to discuss components of a draft 
advisory report calling for expanded and integrated approach for 
valuing the protection of ecological systems and services. The 
Committee will discuss draft assessments of methods for ecological 
valuation and application of those methods for valuing the protection 
of ecological systems and services.
    These activities are related to the Committee's overall charge: to 
assess Agency needs and the state of the art and science of valuing 
protection of ecological systems and services and to identify key areas 
for improving knowledge, methodologies, practice, and research.
    Availability of Meeting Materials: Agendas and materials in support 
of the teleconferences will be placed on the SAB Web Site at: http://
www.epa.gov/sab/ in advance of each 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 and/or meeting.
    Oral Statements: In general, individuals or groups requesting an 
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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. To be placed on the public speaker list, interested parties 
should contact Dr. Angela Nugent, DFO, in writing (preferably via e-
mail) 5 business days in advance of each teleconference.
    Written Statements: Written statements should be received in the 
SAB Staff Office 5 business days in advance of each teleconference 
above so that the information may be made available to the SAB for 
their consideration prior to each teleconference. Written statements 
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: December 22, 2006.
Anthony Maciorowski,
Associate Director for Science, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff 
Office.
[FR Doc. E6-22308 Filed 12-27-06; 8:45 am]
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