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The Council will consider various issues associated with communicating about drinking water including how to communicate effectively on a daily basis and during a crisis. EPA staff will also provide information about efforts in these areas. The Council will receive updates about several on-going projects including the third Contaminant Candidate List, Geologic Sequestration and the Total Coliform Rule/ Distribution System Federal Advisory Committee. Members of the Council will give updates on Small Systems Subgroup and Performance Measures Subgroup. The Council meeting will be held on November 15, 2007, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and November 16, 2007, from 8:30 a.m. to noon, Eastern Time. DATES: The meeting will be held at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel, located at 1201 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Members of the public who would like to attend the meeting, present an oral statement, or submit a written statement, should contact Veronica Blette, by e-mail at: blette.veronica@epa.gov, by phone, 202– 564–4094, or by regular mail at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water (MC 4601M), 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The meeting is open to the public. The Council encourages the public’s input and will allocate one hour (3:15–4:15 p.m.) on November 15, 2007, for this purpose. Oral statements will be limited to five minutes. It is preferred that only one person present the statement on behalf of a group or organization. To ensure adequate time for public ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\31OCN1.SGM 31OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 210 / Wednesday, October 31, 2007 / Notices involvement, individuals or organizations interested in presenting an oral statement should notify Veronica Blette by telephone at 202– 564–4094 no later than November 7, 2007. Any person who wishes to file a written statement can do so before or after a Council meeting. Written statements received by November 7, 2007, will be distributed to all members of the Council before any final discussion or vote is completed. Any statements received November 8, 2007, or after the meeting will become part of the permanent meeting file and will be forwarded to the Council members for their information. Special Accommodations For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, please contact Veronica Blette at 202–564– 4094 or by e-mail at blette.veronica@epa.gov. To request accommodation of a disability, please contact Veronica Blette, preferably at least 10 days prior to the meeting to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request. Dated: October 25, 2007. Nanci E. Gelb, Deputy Director, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water. [FR Doc. E7–21444 Filed 10–30–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8489–8] Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Science Advisory Board Drinking Water Committee Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office is announcing a public teleconference of the SAB Drinking Water Committee (DWC) to discuss advisory activities for the coming year. DATES: The SAB will hold a public teleconference on November 13, 2007. The teleconference will begin at 1 p.m. and end at 3 p.m. (Eastern Time). Location: The teleconference will be conducted by telephone only. 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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’s Office of Water has requested that the SAB DWC evaluate three Agency activities in the coming year. To acquaint the DWC with these activities, EPA will provide introductory briefings to the DWC on: (1) The Aircraft Drinking Water Rule; (2) the Drinking Water Draft Contaminant Candidate List 3; and (3) Waterborne Diseases: Measures to Link Drinking Water Programs to Public Health Outcomes. The Agency will offer these briefings to acquaint the DWC with the Agency’s activities in preparation for future meetings. Preliminary background information on these activities follow. Aircraft Drinking Water Rule—Under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), any interstate carrier conveyance (ICC) that regularly serves drinking water to an average of at least 25 individuals daily, at least 60 days per year, is subject to the National Primary Drinking Water Regulations (NPDWR). An ICC is a carrier which conveys passengers in interstate commerce. The classes of ICCs include airplanes, trains, buses, and water vessels. The U.S. EPA is responsible for developing and implementing the NPDWRs for all public water systems, including public water systems on ICCs. The existing NPDWRs were designed for traditional, stationary public water systems, not mobile aircraft water systems that are operationally very different. EPA is proposing an Aircraft Drinking Water Rule (ADWR) that only addresses aircraft within U.S. jurisdiction. However, EPA is also supporting an international effort led by the World Health Organization to develop international guidelines for aircraft drinking water. The proposed ADWR applies to the onboard water system PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 61635 only. The Food and Drug Administration is responsible for regulating the watering points that include the water cabinets, carts, trucks, and hoses from which aircraft board water. The Office of Water has asked the DWC to hold a future consultative meeting on this topic. Drinking Water Contaminant Candidate List Draft Revisions—The 1996 Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments (SDWA) require EPA to (1) publish every five years a list of currently unregulated contaminants in drinking water that may pose risks (the Contaminant Candidate List or ‘‘CCL’’), and (2) make determinations on whether or not to regulate at least five contaminants from that list on a staggered five year cycle. The list must be published after consultation with the scientific community, including the SAB, after notice and opportunity for public comment, and after consideration of the occurrence database established under section 1445(g) of the SDWA. The unregulated contaminants considered for the list must include, but are not limited to, substances referred to in section 101(14) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA), and substances registered under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). Developing the Contaminant Candidate List is part of the process of identifying water-borne threats to public health that need to be addressed by the Agency. EPA published and finalized the first CCL (CCL1) on March 2, 1998 (63 FR 10273). CCL1 contained 50 chemicals and 10 microbial contaminants/groups and was developed using technical experts who reviewed readily available information. EPA consulted with the scientific community, including the SAB, on a process for developing the first CCL. EPA published and finalized the second CCL (CCL2) on February 24, 2005 (70 FR 9071). CCL2 carried forward the remaining 51 chemical and microbial contaminants/groups listed on CCL1. The Office of Water has asked the DWC to peer review the draft CCL 3 at a future meeting. Waterborne Diseases: Measures to Link Drinking Water Programs to Public Health Outcomes—The EPA Office of Water (OW) submitted a draft Measure Development Plan to OMB in October, 2004. As identified in the plan, the focus of OW’s activities is to develop a health-based performance measure built on sound scientific data that relates program actions to potential decrease in waterborne disease incidence. EPA’s goal is to develop long-term measures E:\FR\FM\31OCN1.SGM 31OCN1

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[FR Doc No: E7-21444]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-8489-9]


Meeting of the National Drinking Water Advisory Council--Notice 
of Public Meeting

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Under Section 10(a)(2) of Public Law 92-423, ``The Federal 
Advisory Committee Act,'' notice is hereby given of a meeting of the 
National Drinking Water Advisory Council (NDWAC), established under the 
Safe Drinking Water Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. 300f et seq.). The 
Council will consider various issues associated with communicating 
about drinking water including how to communicate effectively on a 
daily basis and during a crisis. EPA staff will also provide 
information about efforts in these areas. The Council will receive 
updates about several on-going projects including the third Contaminant 
Candidate List, Geologic Sequestration and the Total Coliform Rule/
Distribution System Federal Advisory Committee. Members of the Council 
will give updates on Small Systems Subgroup and Performance Measures 
Subgroup.

DATES: The Council meeting will be held on November 15, 2007, from 8:30 
a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and November 16, 2007, from 8:30 a.m. to noon, 
Eastern Time.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Four Points by Sheraton 
Hotel, located at 1201 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Members of the public who would like 
to attend the meeting, present an oral statement, or submit a written 
statement, should contact Veronica Blette, by e-mail at: 
blette.veronica@epa.gov, by phone, 202-564-4094, or by regular mail at 
the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Ground Water and 
Drinking Water (MC 4601M), 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, 
DC 20460.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The meeting is open to the public. The 
Council encourages the public's input and will allocate one hour (3:15-
4:15 p.m.) on November 15, 2007, for this purpose. Oral statements will 
be limited to five minutes. It is preferred that only one person 
present the statement on behalf of a group or organization. To ensure 
adequate time for public

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involvement, individuals or organizations interested in presenting an 
oral statement should notify Veronica Blette by telephone at 202-564-
4094 no later than November 7, 2007. Any person who wishes to file a 
written statement can do so before or after a Council meeting. Written 
statements received by November 7, 2007, will be distributed to all 
members of the Council before any final discussion or vote is 
completed. Any statements received November 8, 2007, or after the 
meeting will become part of the permanent meeting file and will be 
forwarded to the Council members for their information.

Special Accommodations

    For information on access or services for individuals with 
disabilities, please contact Veronica Blette at 202-564-4094 or by e-
mail at blette.veronica@epa.gov. To request accommodation of a 
disability, please contact Veronica Blette, preferably at least 10 days 
prior to the meeting to give EPA as much time as possible to process 
your request.

    Dated: October 25, 2007.
Nanci E. Gelb,
Deputy Director, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water.
 [FR Doc. E7-21444 Filed 10-30-07; 8:45 am]
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