Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of Upcoming Meetings of the Science Advisory Board Panel for the Review of EPA's 2007 Report on the Environment, 29498-29499 [E7-10232]

Download as PDF 29498 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 102 / Tuesday, May 29, 2007 / Notices reporting chemical pollutants under the Clean Water Act. We have determined that completing the work of this committee is in the public interest, and will assist the Agency in performing its duties under the Clean Water Act, as amended. Copies of the Committee Charter will be filed with the appropriate committees of Congress and the Library of Congress. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Meghan Hessenauer, Engineering and Analysis Division, MC4303T, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; Telephone number: (202) 566–1040; Fax number: (202) 566–1053; E-mail address: Hessenauer.Meghan@EPA.GOV. Dated: May 21, 2007. Benjamin H. Grumbles, Assistant Administrator for Water. [FR Doc. E7–10234 Filed 5–25–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8319–2] Water Security Initiative: Preliminary Notice of a Request for Applications for Contamination Warning System Pilots Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing preliminary notice of its intention to solicit competitive applications for cooperative agreements to support contamination warning system demonstration pilots. These pilots will be part of the Agency’s Water Security (WS) initiative (formerly WaterSentinel), which addresses the risk of contamination of drinking water distribution systems. Local governments or institutions (either public or private nonprofit organizations) that operate community water systems serving at least 750,000 people will be eligible to compete for these cooperative agreements. The purpose of this notice is to alert potential applicants to this future opportunity. DATES: EPA intends to issue the Request for Applications (RFA) for contamination warning system cooperative agreements in June 2007. ADDRESSES: For further information, contact Dan Schmelling, Water Security Division, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water (MC 4601M), VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:45 May 25, 2007 Jkt 211001 Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number (202) 564– 5281; fax number: (202) 564–3753; email address: schmelling.dan@epa.gov. Dated: May 21, 2007. Cynthia C. Dougherty, Director, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water. [FR Doc. E7–10241 Filed 5–25–07; 8:45 am] The WS initiative is an EPA program that includes piloting contamination warning systems at drinking water utilities. This initiative is responsive to Homeland Security Presidential Directive 9, under which the Agency must ‘‘develop robust, comprehensive, and fully coordinated surveillance and monitoring systems * * * for * * * water quality that provides early detection and awareness of disease, pest, or poisonous agents.’’ The purpose of these pilots is to demonstrate warning systems that achieve timely detection and appropriate response to drinking water contamination incidents. Under the WS initiative, EPA anticipates awarding four cooperative agreements for contamination warning system demonstration pilots, with individual award amounts between $3 and $12 million. A minimum 20 percent cost-share, which may include in-kind services, would be required. Contamination warning systems must address five monitoring and surveillance components, (1) online water quality monitoring, (2) contaminant sampling and analysis, (3) enhanced security monitoring, (4) consumer complaint surveillance, and (5) public health surveillance, along with a consequence management plan. EPA has developed a document, Water Security Initiative: Interim Guidance on Planning for Contamination Warning System Deployment, to assist utilities with demonstrating these components. It is available at http://cfpub.epa.gov/ safewater/watersecurity/initiative.cfm. EPA encourages utilities that may be interested in the upcoming RFA to review this document. When issued, the RFA will be available at this same Web address and may also be viewed through http://www.grants.gov. Funding may be used by recipients to acquire services and fund contracts or to fund partnerships through subgrants, provided recipients follow applicable contracting and subgrants procedures. Please note that recipients may not award sole source contracts to consulting, engineering or other firms assisting applicants with the proposal based on the firm’s role in preparing the proposal. BILLING CODE 6560–50–P SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8319–4] Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of Upcoming Meetings of the Science Advisory Board Panel for the Review of EPA’s 2007 Report on the Environment Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference and a public meeting of the SAB Panel for the Review of EPA’s 2007 Report on the Environment. The teleconference and meeting are being held to conduct a peer review of the EPA’s draft Report on the Environment 2007: Science Report. DATES: The public teleconference will be held on June 22, 2007 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time). The public meeting will be held from 9 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. on July 10, 2007; 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. on July 11, 2007; and 8 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on July 12, 2007 (Eastern Daylight Time). ADDRESSES: The public meeting of the Panel will be held in the Washington, DC metropolitan area at a location that will be announced on the SAB Web site: http://www.epa.gov/sab. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public who wishes to obtain the teleconference call-in number and access code; submit a written or brief oral statement; or receive further information concerning the teleconference or meeting must contact Dr. Thomas Armitage, Designated Federal Officer (DFO). Dr. Armitage may be contacted at the EPA Science Advisory Board (1400F), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460; or via telephone/voice mail: (202) 343–9995; fax (202) 233–0643; or e-mail at: armitage.thomas@epa.gov. General information about the EPA SAB, as well as any updates concerning the teleconference and meeting announced in this notice, may be found in the SAB Web site at: http://www.epa.gov/sab. E:\FR\FM\29MYN1.SGM 29MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 102 / Tuesday, May 29, 2007 / Notices Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92–463, notice is hereby given that the SAB Panel for the Review of EPA’s 2007 Report on the Environment will hold a public teleconference and public meeting to conduct a peer review of EPA’s draft Report on the Environment 2007: Science 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: In 2003, EPA issued a draft Report on the Environment describing the status of and trends in the environment and human health. The draft 2003 Report on the Environment was reviewed by the SAB (see http:// www.epa.gov/sab/pdf/sab_05_004.pdf). EPA used advice received from the SAB and comments from stakeholders to develop an improved and updated draft Report on the Environment 2007. The Report on the Environment 2007 consists of a Science Report (ROE 2007 Science Report) containing detailed scientific and technical information, a Highlights Document written for concerned citizens, and an electronic document facilitating access to material in the reports. EPA’s Office of Research and Development has requested that the SAB review the ROE 2007 Science Report. The ROE 2007 Science Report asks key questions about the current status of, and trends in, the condition of the environment and human health. These questions are intended to be relevant to EPA’s current regulatory and programmatic activities and mission, and they have been answered using a suite of environmental and human health indicators. The SAB has been asked to comment on: (1) The adequacy of the formulation and scope of the questions addressed in the ROE 2007 Science Report, (2) the appropriateness of the indicators used to answer the questions in the report, (3) the accuracy of the characterization of gaps and limitations in the indicators used in the report, (4) the appropriateness of regionalization of national indicators in the report, (5) the utility of regional indicators in the report, and (6) the overall quality of the report with respect to technical accuracy, clarity, and appropriateness of level of communication. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:45 May 25, 2007 Jkt 211001 In response to EPA’s request, the SAB Staff Office formed the SAB Panel for the Review of EPA’s 2007 Report on the Environment. Background on the Panel formation process was provided in a Federal Register notice published on May 25, 2006 (71 FR 30138–30139). Information about the SAB Panel for the Review of EPA’s 2007 Report on the Environment is available on the SAB Web site at: http://www.epa.gov/sab. Availability of Meeting Materials: The draft Report on the Environment 2007: Science Report to be reviewed by the SAB Panel is available on the following EPA Office of Research and Development Web Site: http:// cfpub.epa.gov/ncea/cfm/ recordisplay.cfm?deid=140917. Agendas and other material for the upcoming public teleconference and meeting will be posted on the SAB Web site http:// www.epa.gov/sab. Procedures for Providing Public Input: Interested members of the public may submit relevant written or oral information for the SAB Panel to consider during the advisory process. Oral Statements: In general, individuals or groups requesting an oral presentation at a public teleconference will be limited to three minutes per speaker, with no more than a total of 30 minutes for all speakers. 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 Dr. Armitage, DFO, in writing (preferably via e-mail) at the contact information noted above, by June 15, 2007 to be placed on a list of public speakers for the teleconference, and by July 3, 2007 to be placed on the list of public speakers for the meeting. Written Statements: Written statements should be received in the SAB Staff Office by June 15, 2007 for the teleconference, and by July 3, 2007 for the meeting so that the information may be made available to the SAB Panel members for their consideration. 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. Armitage at the phone number or e-mail address noted above, preferably at least ten days prior to the meeting to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request. PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 29499 Dated: May 21, 2007. Anthony F. Maciorowski, Deputy Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office. [FR Doc. E7–10232 Filed 5–25–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [Docket# EPA–RO4–SFUND–2007–0427; FRL–8318–9] Performance Advantage, Inc. Superfund Site Weogufka, Coosa County, Alabama; Notice of Settlement Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of settlement. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Under Section 122(h) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), the United States Environmental Protection Agency has entered into a settlement for reimbursement of past response concerning the Performance Advantage, Inc. Superfund Site located in Weogufka, Coosa County, Alabama. DATES: The Agency will consider public comments on the settlement until June 28, 2007. 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. ADDRESSES: Copies of the settlement are available from Ms. Paula V. Batchelor. Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–RO4–SFUND–2007– 0427 or Site name Perfomance Advantage, Inc. Superfund Site by one of the following methods: • http://www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. • E-mail: Batchelor.Paula@epa.gov. • Fax: 404/562–8842/Attn Paula V. Batchelor. Mail: Ms. Paula V. Batchelor, U.S. EPA Region 4, SD–SEIMB, 61 Forsyth Street, SW., Atlanta, Georgia 30303. ‘‘In addition, please mail a copy of your comments on the information collection provisions to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Attn: Desk Officer for EPA, 725 17th St. NW., Washington, DC 20503.’’ Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA–R04–SFUND–2007–0427. EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change and may be made E:\FR\FM\29MYN1.SGM 29MYN1

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Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of Upcoming 
Meetings of the Science Advisory Board Panel for the Review of EPA's 
2007 Report on the Environment

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) Science 
Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference and 
a public meeting of the SAB Panel for the Review of EPA's 2007 Report 
on the Environment. The teleconference and meeting are being held to 
conduct a peer review of the EPA's draft Report on the Environment 
2007: Science Report.

DATES: The public teleconference will be held on June 22, 2007 from 1 
p.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time). The public meeting will be held 
from 9 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. on July 10, 2007; 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. on 
July 11, 2007; and 8 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on July 12, 2007 (Eastern 
Daylight Time).

ADDRESSES: The public meeting of the Panel will be held in the 
Washington, DC metropolitan area at a location that will be announced 
on the SAB Web site: http://www.epa.gov/sab.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public who wishes to 
obtain the teleconference call-in number and access code; submit a 
written or brief oral statement; or receive further information 
concerning the teleconference or meeting must contact Dr. Thomas 
Armitage, Designated Federal Officer (DFO). Dr. Armitage may be 
contacted at the EPA Science Advisory Board (1400F), U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460; 
or via telephone/voice mail: (202) 343-9995; fax
    (202) 233-0643; or e-mail at: armitage.thomas@epa.gov. General 
information about the EPA SAB, as well as any updates concerning the 
teleconference and meeting announced in this notice, may be found in 
the SAB Web site at: http://www.epa.gov/sab.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee 
Act, Public Law 92-463, notice is hereby given that the SAB Panel for 
the Review of EPA's 2007 Report on the Environment will hold a public 
teleconference and public meeting to conduct a peer review of EPA's 
draft Report on the Environment 2007: Science 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: In 2003, EPA issued a draft Report on the Environment 
describing the status of and trends in the environment and human 
health. The draft 2003 Report on the Environment was reviewed by the 
SAB (see http://www.epa.gov/sab/pdf/sab_05_004.pdf). EPA used advice 
received from the SAB and comments from stakeholders to develop an 
improved and updated draft Report on the Environment 2007. The Report 
on the Environment 2007 consists of a Science Report (ROE 2007 Science 
Report) containing detailed scientific and technical information, a 
Highlights Document written for concerned citizens, and an electronic 
document facilitating access to material in the reports.
    EPA's Office of Research and Development has requested that the SAB 
review the ROE 2007 Science Report. The ROE 2007 Science Report asks 
key questions about the current status of, and trends in, the condition 
of the environment and human health. These questions are intended to be 
relevant to EPA's current regulatory and programmatic activities and 
mission, and they have been answered using a suite of environmental and 
human health indicators. The SAB has been asked to comment on: (1) The 
adequacy of the formulation and scope of the questions addressed in the 
ROE 2007 Science Report, (2) the appropriateness of the indicators used 
to answer the questions in the report, (3) the accuracy of the 
characterization of gaps and limitations in the indicators used in the 
report, (4) the appropriateness of regionalization of national 
indicators in the report, (5) the utility of regional indicators in the 
report, and (6) the overall quality of the report with respect to 
technical accuracy, clarity, and appropriateness of level of 
communication.
    In response to EPA's request, the SAB Staff Office formed the SAB 
Panel for the Review of EPA's 2007 Report on the Environment. 
Background on the Panel formation process was provided in a Federal 
Register notice published on May 25, 2006 (71 FR 30138-30139). 
Information about the SAB Panel for the Review of EPA's 2007 Report on 
the Environment is available on the SAB Web site at: http://
www.epa.gov/sab.
    Availability of Meeting Materials: The draft Report on the 
Environment 2007: Science Report to be reviewed by the SAB Panel is 
available on the following EPA Office of Research and Development Web 
Site: http://cfpub.epa.gov/ncea/cfm/recordisplay.cfm?deid=140917. 
Agendas and other material for the upcoming public teleconference and 
meeting will be posted on the SAB Web site http://www.epa.gov/sab.
    Procedures for Providing Public Input: Interested members of the 
public may submit relevant written or oral information for the SAB 
Panel to consider during the advisory process. Oral Statements: In 
general, individuals or groups requesting an oral presentation at a 
public teleconference will be limited to three minutes per speaker, 
with no more than a total of 30 minutes for all speakers. 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 Dr. Armitage, 
DFO, in writing (preferably via e-mail) at the contact information 
noted above, by June 15, 2007 to be placed on a list of public speakers 
for the teleconference, and by July 3, 2007 to be placed on the list of 
public speakers for the meeting. Written Statements: Written statements 
should be received in the SAB Staff Office by June 15, 2007 for the 
teleconference, and by July 3, 2007 for the meeting so that the 
information may be made available to the SAB Panel members for their 
consideration. 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. Armitage at the phone 
number or e-mail address noted above, preferably at least ten days 
prior to the meeting to give EPA as much time as possible to process 
your request.

    Dated: May 21, 2007.
Anthony F. Maciorowski,
Deputy Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office.
[FR Doc. E7-10232 Filed 5-25-07; 8:45 am]
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