Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of Four Public Teleconferences of the Science Advisory Board Committee on Valuing the Protection of Ecological Systems and Services, 61636 [E7-21450]

Download as PDF 61636 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 210 / Wednesday, October 31, 2007 / Notices rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES that describe changes over time of disease due to drinking water contamination or changes in the occurrence of indicators of waterborne disease; the objective is to demonstrate the effectiveness of drinking water programs on acute and chronic disease related to microbes or other drinking water contaminants. The Office of Water is currently developing approaches to the health-based measure to include in the Agency’s next Strategic Plan with input from the National Drinking Water Advisory Council and has asked the DWC to hold a future consultative meeting on this topic. Availability of Materials: The draft agenda and other materials will be posted on the SAB Web Site at: http:// www.epa.gov/sab prior to the 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 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. Sue Shallal, DFO, in writing (preferably via e-mail), by November 6, 2007, at the contact information noted above. Written Statements: Written statements should be received in the SAB Staff Office in accordance with the dates mentioned 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. Sue Shallal at (202) 343–9977 or shallal.suhair@epa.gov. To request accommodation of a disability, please contact Dr. Shallal preferably at least ten days prior to the teleconference, to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request. Dated October 25, 2007. Anthony F. Maciorowski, Deputy Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office. [FR Doc. E7–21446 Filed 10–30–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:45 Oct 30, 2007 Jkt 214001 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8489–3] Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of Four 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 four 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 four public teleconferences. The public teleconferences will occur on November 19, 2007, November 20, 2007, December 3, 2007, and December 10, 2007. All calls will begin at 1 p.m. and end at 3 p.m. (eastern daylight time). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public wishing to obtain general information concerning the public teleconferences 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 FR 11082 (March 7, 2003). The purpose of the teleconferences 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. These activities are related to the Committee’s overall charge: To assess Agency needs and the state of the art and science of valuing PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 teleconferences. Oral Statements: In general, individuals or groups requesting an oral 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 teleconferences to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request. Dated: October 22, 2007. Anthony Maciorowski, Deputy Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office. [FR Doc. E7–21450 Filed 10–30–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P E:\FR\FM\31OCN1.SGM 31OCN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

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Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of Four 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 
four 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 four public teleconferences. The public 
teleconferences will occur on November 19, 2007, November 20, 2007, 
December 3, 2007, and December 10, 2007. All calls will begin at 1 p.m. 
and end at 3 p.m. (eastern daylight time).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public wishing to 
obtain general information concerning the public teleconferences 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 FR 11082 (March 7, 2003). The purpose of the 
teleconferences 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. 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 teleconferences. Oral Statements: In 
general, individuals or groups requesting an oral 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 teleconferences to give EPA as much time as possible to 
process your request.

    Dated: October 22, 2007.
Anthony Maciorowski,
Deputy Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office.
[FR Doc. E7-21450 Filed 10-30-07; 8:45 am]
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