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Download as PDF rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 216 / Thursday, November 8, 2007 / Notices and other information submitted by the applicant in the application, EPA has determined, in accordance with part 53, that these methods should be designated as equivalent methods. The information submitted by the applicant in the application will be kept on file, either at EPA’s National Exposure Research Laboratory, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27711 or in an approved archive storage facility, and will be available for inspection (with advance notice) to the extent consistent with 40 CFR part 2 (EPA’s regulations implementing the Freedom of Information Act). As designated equivalent methods, these methods are acceptable for use by states and other air monitoring agencies under the requirements of 40 CFR part 58, Ambient Air Quality Surveillance. For such purposes, the method must be used in strict accordance with the operation or instruction manual associated with the method and subject to any specifications and limitations (e.g., configuration or operational settings) specified in the applicable designation method description (see the identifications of the method above). Use of the method should also be in general accordance with the guidance and recommendations of applicable sections of the ‘‘Quality Assurance Handbook for Air Pollution Measurement Systems, Volume I,’’ EPA/ 600/R–94/038a and ‘‘Quality Assurance Handbook for Air Pollution Measurement Systems, Volume II, Part 1,’’ EPA–454/R–98–004 (available at http://www.epa.gov/ttn/amtic/ qabook.html). Vendor modifications of a designated equivalent method used for purposes of part 58 are permitted only with prior approval of the EPA, as provided in part 53. Provisions concerning modification of such methods by users are specified under section 2.8 (Modifications of Methods by Users) of Appendix C to 40 CFR part 58. In general, a method designation applies to any sampler or analyzer which is identical to the sampler or analyzer described in the application for designation. In some cases, similar samplers or analyzers manufactured prior to the designation may be upgraded or converted (e.g., by minor modification or by substitution of the approved operation or instruction manual) so as to be identical to the designated method and thus achieve designated status. The manufacturer should be consulted to determine the feasibility of such upgrading or conversion. Part 53 requires that sellers of designated reference or equivalent VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:54 Nov 07, 2007 Jkt 214001 method analyzers or samplers comply with certain conditions. These conditions are specified in 40 CFR 53.9 and are summarized below: (a) A copy of the approved operation or instruction manual must accompany the sampler or analyzer when it is delivered to the ultimate purchaser. (b) The sampler or analyzer must not generate any unreasonable hazard to operators or to the environment. (c) The sampler or analyzer must function within the limits of the applicable performance specifications given in 40 CFR parts 50 and 53 for at least one year after delivery when maintained and operated in accordance with the operation or instruction manual. (d) Any sampler or analyzer offered for sale as part of a reference or equivalent method must bear a label or sticker indicating that it has been designated as part of a reference or equivalent method in accordance with Part 53 and showing its designated method identification number. (e) If such an analyzer has two or more selectable ranges, the label or sticker must be placed in close proximity to the range selector and indicate which range or ranges have been included in the reference or equivalent method designation. (f) An applicant who offers samplers or analyzers for sale as part of a reference or equivalent method is required to maintain a list of ultimate purchasers of such samplers or analyzers and to notify them within 30 days if a reference or equivalent method designation applicable to the method has been canceled or if adjustment of the sampler or analyzer is necessary under 40 CFR 53.11(b) to avoid a cancellation. (g) An applicant who modifies a sampler or analyzer previously designated as part of a reference or equivalent method is not permitted to sell the sampler or analyzer (as modified) as part of a reference or equivalent method (although it may be sold without such representation), nor to attach a designation label or sticker to the sampler or analyzer (as modified) under the provisions described above, until the applicant has received notice under 40 CFR 53.14(c) that the original designation or a new designation applies to the method as modified, or until the applicant has applied for and received notice under 40 CFR 53.8(b) of a new reference or equivalent method determination for the sampler or analyzer as modified. Aside from occasional breakdowns or malfunctions, consistent or repeated noncompliance with any of these PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 63177 conditions should be reported to: Director, Human Exposure and Atmospheric Sciences Division (MD– E205–01), National Exposure Research Laboratory, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27711. Designation of this new equivalent method is intended to assist the States in establishing and operating their air quality surveillance systems under 40 CFR part 58. Questions concerning the commercial availability or technical aspects of the method should be directed to the applicant. Jewel F. Morris, Acting Director, National Exposure Research Laboratory. [FR Doc. E7–21937 Filed 11–7–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8493–8] Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of a Public Advisory Committee Meeting (Teleconference) of the EPA Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC); Particulate Matter Review Panel 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 of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) Particulate Matter (PM) Review Panel (CASAC Panel) to conduct a consultation on EPA’s Draft Integrated Review Plan for the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate Matter (Draft Integrated Plan for Review of the PM NAAQS, October 16, 2007). DATES: The teleconference meeting will be held on Friday, November 30, 2007, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (Eastern Time). 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 (three minutes or less); or receive further information concerning this teleconference meeting, must contact Mr. Fred Butterfield, Designated Federal Officer (DFO). Mr. Butterfield 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) 343–9994; E:\FR\FM\08NON1.SGM 08NON1 rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES 63178 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 216 / Thursday, November 8, 2007 / Notices fax: (202) 233–0643; or e-mail at: butterfield.fred@epa.gov. General information concerning the CASAC or the EPA SAB can be found on the EPA Web Site at: http://www.epa.gov/sab. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: The CASAC, which is comprised of seven members appointed by the EPA Administrator, was established under section 109(d)(2) of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) (42 U.S.C. 7409) as an independent scientific advisory committee. The CASAC provides advice, information and recommendations on the scientific and technical aspects of issues related to air quality criteria and NAAQS under sections 108 and 109 of the Act. The CASAC is chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended, 5 U.S.C., App. The CASAC Review Panel consists of the seven members of the chartered CASAC supplemented by subject-matter-experts. The CASAC Panel provides advice and recommendations to EPA concerning particulate matter in ambient air relevant to the Agency’s review of the primary (human health-based) and secondary (welfare-based) PM NAAQS. The Panel complies with the provisions of FACA and all appropriate SAB Staff Office procedural policies. Section 109(d)(1) of the CAA requires that the Agency periodically review and revise, as appropriate, the air quality criteria and the NAAQS for the six ‘‘criteria’’ air pollutants, including airborne PM. EPA’s National Center for Environmental Assessment in Research Triangle Park, NC (NCEA–RTP), a component of the Agency’s Office of Research and Development (ORD), and the Agency’s Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS), within the Office of Air and Radiation (OAR), have jointly developed the Draft Integrated Plan for Review of the PM NAAQS, as the first step in EPA’s fiveyear, statutorily-mandated review cycle of airborne particulate matter. As stated in the draft integrated review plan, the purpose of this document is to communicate the plan for reviewing the air quality criteria for PM associated with human health and welfare effects and the primary and secondary standards for PM. On March 8, 2007, the SAB Staff Office announced the formation of the CASAC PM Review Panel in the Federal Register (72 FR 10527) and sought public nominations for nationallyrecognized experts in various scientific and technical disciplines to supplement the expertise of the statutory CASAC. The SAB Staff Director announced the establishment of this CASAC Panel on VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:54 Nov 07, 2007 Jkt 214001 October 23, 2007. The purpose of this public teleconference meeting, which is the first meeting of the new CASAC PM Review Panel, is to conduct a consultation on the Agency’s draft integrated plans for the review of the NAAQS for particulate matter. The SAB Staff Office has developed the consultation as a mechanism to provide early input and advice to EPA on technical issues that should be considered in the development of regulations, guidelines, or technical guidance before the Agency has taken a position. Availability of Meeting Materials: The Draft Integrated Plan for Review of the PM NAAQS is posted on the Agency’s Technology Transfer Network (TTN) Web site at: http://www.epa.gov/ttn/ naaqs/standards/pm/s_pm_cr_pd.html, in the ‘‘Documents from Current Review’’ section under ‘‘Planning Documents’’ on this Web page. A copy of the draft agenda and other materials for this CASAC teleconference will be posted on the SAB Web site at: http:// www.epa.gov/sab/panels/ casac_pm_review_panel_2007-.html prior to the meeting. Procedures for Providing Public Input: Interested members of the public may submit relevant written or oral information for the CASAC PM Review 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. Interested parties should contact Mr. Butterfield, DFO, in writing (preferably via e-mail), by November 26, 2007, at the contact information noted above, to be placed on the list of public speakers for this meeting. Written Statements: Written statements should be received in the SAB Staff Office by November 26, 2007, so that the information may be made available to the CASAC Panel for its consideration prior to this teleconference. Written statements should be supplied to the DFO in the following formats: one hard copy with original signature (optional), and one electronic copy via e-mail (acceptable file format: Adobe Acrobat PDF, MS Word, WordPerfect, 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 Mr. Butterfield at the phone number or email 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 Dated: November 2, 2007. Anthony F. Maciorowski, Deputy Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office. [FR Doc. E7–21933 Filed 11–7–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8493–7] Notice of Public Workshop to Discuss Management of Underground Injection of Carbon Dioxide for Geologic Sequestration Under the Safe Drinking Water Act Environmental Protection Agency. ACTION: Notice of public workshop. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is holding a public workshop to discuss the development of proposed regulations for the underground injection of carbon dioxide for geologic sequestration under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). SDWA requires EPA to protect underground sources of drinking water from contamination due to underground injection activities. The Underground Injection Control Program works with States and Tribes to oversee underground injection activities and prevent endangerment of drinking water sources. This public workshop will provide an opportunity for dialogue with representatives from industry, government, public interest groups, and the general public on geologic sequestration of carbon dioxide. The Agency plans to hold a second workshop in early 2008. DATES: This public workshop will be held from 12 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Eastern time, on Monday, December 3, 2007, and from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, December 4, 2007. To RSVP for the workshop, please contact Kate Zimmer at RESOLVE at kzimmer@resolv.org. Please RSVP by November 21, 2007. ADDRESSES: The workshop will be held at the Hotel Washington. The hotel is located at the corner of Pennsylvania Ave. and 15th St., NW., two blocks from the Metro Center Station. The hotel’s telephone number is (202) 638–5900. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For general information about the workshop, please contact Mary Rose (Molly) Bayer by phone at (202) 564– 1981, by e-mail at bayer.maryrose@epa.gov , or by mail at: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, E:\FR\FM\08NON1.SGM 08NON1

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Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of a Public 
Advisory Committee Meeting (Teleconference) of the EPA Clean Air 
Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC); Particulate Matter Review Panel

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 of 
the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) Particulate Matter 
(PM) Review Panel (CASAC Panel) to conduct a consultation on EPA's 
Draft Integrated Review Plan for the National Ambient Air Quality 
Standards for Particulate Matter (Draft Integrated Plan for Review of 
the PM NAAQS, October 16, 2007).

DATES: The teleconference meeting will be held on Friday, November 30, 
2007, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (Eastern Time).

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 (three minutes or less); or receive 
further information concerning this teleconference meeting, must 
contact Mr. Fred Butterfield, Designated Federal Officer (DFO). Mr. 
Butterfield 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) 343-9994;

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fax: (202) 233-0643; or e-mail at: butterfield.fred@epa.gov. General 
information concerning the CASAC or the EPA SAB can be found on the EPA 
Web Site at: http://www.epa.gov/sab.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: The CASAC, which is comprised of 
seven members appointed by the EPA Administrator, was established under 
section 109(d)(2) of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) (42 U.S.C. 7409) as 
an independent scientific advisory committee. The CASAC provides 
advice, information and recommendations on the scientific and technical 
aspects of issues related to air quality criteria and NAAQS under 
sections 108 and 109 of the Act. The CASAC is chartered under the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended, 5 U.S.C., App. The 
CASAC Review Panel consists of the seven members of the chartered CASAC 
supplemented by subject-matter-experts. The CASAC Panel provides advice 
and recommendations to EPA concerning particulate matter in ambient air 
relevant to the Agency's review of the primary (human health-based) and 
secondary (welfare-based) PM NAAQS. The Panel complies with the 
provisions of FACA and all appropriate SAB Staff Office procedural 
policies.
    Section 109(d)(1) of the CAA requires that the Agency periodically 
review and revise, as appropriate, the air quality criteria and the 
NAAQS for the six ``criteria'' air pollutants, including airborne PM. 
EPA's National Center for Environmental Assessment in Research Triangle 
Park, NC (NCEA-RTP), a component of the Agency's Office of Research and 
Development (ORD), and the Agency's Office of Air Quality Planning and 
Standards (OAQPS), within the Office of Air and Radiation (OAR), have 
jointly developed the Draft Integrated Plan for Review of the PM NAAQS, 
as the first step in EPA's five-year, statutorily-mandated review cycle 
of airborne particulate matter. As stated in the draft integrated 
review plan, the purpose of this document is to communicate the plan 
for reviewing the air quality criteria for PM associated with human 
health and welfare effects and the primary and secondary standards for 
PM.
    On March 8, 2007, the SAB Staff Office announced the formation of 
the CASAC PM Review Panel in the Federal Register (72 FR 10527) and 
sought public nominations for nationally-recognized experts in various 
scientific and technical disciplines to supplement the expertise of the 
statutory CASAC. The SAB Staff Director announced the establishment of 
this CASAC Panel on October 23, 2007. The purpose of this public 
teleconference meeting, which is the first meeting of the new CASAC PM 
Review Panel, is to conduct a consultation on the Agency's draft 
integrated plans for the review of the NAAQS for particulate matter. 
The SAB Staff Office has developed the consultation as a mechanism to 
provide early input and advice to EPA on technical issues that should 
be considered in the development of regulations, guidelines, or 
technical guidance before the Agency has taken a position.
    Availability of Meeting Materials: The Draft Integrated Plan for 
Review of the PM NAAQS is posted on the Agency's Technology Transfer 
Network (TTN) Web site at: http://www.epa.gov/ttn/naaqs/standards/pm/
s_pm_cr_pd.html, in the ``Documents from Current Review'' section 
under ``Planning Documents'' on this Web page. A copy of the draft 
agenda and other materials for this CASAC teleconference will be posted 
on the SAB Web site at: http://www.epa.gov/sab/panels/casac_pm_
review_panel_2007-.html prior to the meeting.
    Procedures for Providing Public Input: Interested members of the 
public may submit relevant written or oral information for the CASAC PM 
Review 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. Interested 
parties should contact Mr. Butterfield, DFO, in writing (preferably via 
e-mail), by November 26, 2007, at the contact information noted above, 
to be placed on the list of public speakers for this meeting. Written 
Statements: Written statements should be received in the SAB Staff 
Office by November 26, 2007, so that the information may be made 
available to the CASAC Panel for its consideration prior to this 
teleconference. Written statements should be supplied to the DFO in the 
following formats: one hard copy with original signature (optional), 
and one electronic copy via e-mail (acceptable file format: Adobe 
Acrobat PDF, MS Word, WordPerfect, 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 Mr. Butterfield 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: November 2, 2007.
Anthony F. Maciorowski,
Deputy Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office.
[FR Doc. E7-21933 Filed 11-7-07; 8:45 am]
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