Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of a Meeting of the Science Advisory Board, 64217-64218 [E7-22371]

Download as PDF pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 220 / Thursday, November 15, 2007 / Notices review activities and about formation of the CASAC Panel was published in the Federal Register on August 7, 2006 (71 FR 44695–44696). Technical Contact: Any questions concerning EPA’s Integrated Science Assessment for Sulfur Oxides—Health Criteria (First External Review Draft) should be directed to Dr. Jee Young Kim in EPA’s Office of Research and Development at (919) 541–4157 or kim.jee-young@epa.gov. Any questions concerning EPA’s Sulfur Oxides Health Assessment Plan: Scope and Methods for Exposure and Risk Assessment should be directed to Dr. Stephen Graham in EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation at (919) 541–4344 or graham.stephen@epa.gov. Availability of Meeting Materials: EPA–ORD’s Integrated Science Assessment for Sulfur Oxides—Health Criteria (First External Review Draft) can be accessed at: http://www.epa.gov/ttn/ naaqs/standards/so2/s_so2_cr_isa.html. EPA–OAR’s Sulfur Oxides Health Assessment Plan: Scope and Methods for Exposure and Risk Assessment will be accessible at: http://www.epa.gov/ttn/ naaqs/standards/so2/s_so2_index.html. Agendas and materials in support of meeting will be placed on the SAB Web site at: http://www.epa.gov/sab in advance of the meeting. Procedures for Providing Public Input: Interested members of the public may submit relevant written or oral information for the CASAC Panel to consider during the advisory process. Oral Statements: In general, 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. Stallworth, DFO, in writing (preferably via e-mail) by November 30, 2007 at the contact information noted above, to be placed on the public speaker list for this meeting. Written Statements: Written statements should be received in the SAB Staff Office by November 30, 2007, so that the information may be made available to the Panel for their consideration prior to this meeting. 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, 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. Stallworth at the phone number or email address noted above, preferably at VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:50 Nov 14, 2007 Jkt 214001 least ten days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request. Dated: November 8, 2007. Anthony F. Maciorowski, Deputy Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office. [FR Doc. E7–22372 Filed 11–14–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8494–9] Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of a Meeting of the Science Advisory Board Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public face-to-face meeting of the chartered SAB to: continue its discussions of the strategic research directions for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; complete its discussions of science use in disaster response programs; complete its quality review of the draft SAB report Advisory on Hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico; and to continue its planning activities for future SAB meetings. DATES: The meeting dates are Thursday, December 6, 2007, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday, December 7, 2007, from 8:30 a.m., no later than 12 p.m. (Eastern Time). ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the SAB Conference Center, located at 1025 F Street, NW., Room 3705, Washington, DC 20004. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Members of the public who wish to obtain additional information about this meeting may contact Mr. Thomas O. Miller, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), by mail at the address given below; by telephone at (202) 343–9982; by fax at (202) 233–0643; or by e-mail at: miller.tom@epa.gov. The SAB mailing address is: U.S. EPA, Science Advisory Board (1400F), 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460. The messenger address is: U.S. EPA, Science Advisory Board (1400F), Room 3600, 1025 F Street, NW., Washington, DC 20004, Phone (202) 343–9999. General information about the SAB, as well as any updates concerning the meeting announced in this notice, may be found on the SAB Web site at: http:// www.epa.gov/sab. PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 64217 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: (a) SAB Quality Review of the Draft SAB Report Advisory on Hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico. The Chartered Science Advisory Board will conduct a second quality review of the draft report of its Hypoxia Advisory Panel (HAP) which was begun at the SAB meeting on October 3, 2007 (see 72 FR 50105–50107; August 30, 2007). The draft report will be placed on the SAB Web site prior to the meeting. Specific times for this activity will be provided in the meeting agenda that will be placed on the SAB Web site prior to the meeting (see http://www.epa.gov/sab/). Background on the Panel and this review is available on the SAB Web site at: http://www.epa.gov/sab/panels/ hypoxia_adv_panel.htm. (b) EPA Strategic Research Directions: The Agency asked the Science Advisory Board for advice on the strategic directions for its research program for the next five to fifteen years. This activity complements the annual SAB review of EPA’s research budget, and permits a more critical evaluation of research programs than is possible during the research budget review. The SAB will continue to discuss EPA’s research program directions which were initiated at its October 3–5, 2007 meeting (see 72 FR 50105–50107; August 30, 2007). Specific information time for this discussion will be provided in the meeting agenda that will be available on the SAB Web site prior to the meeting (see http://www.epa.gov/ sab/). (c) Science in Emergency Response: The SAB is exploring the use of science in preparing for and responding to environmental disasters. The SAB previously discussed this topic at its meetings on December 12–14, 2006 (see 71 FR 67566), June 19–20, 2007 (see 72 FR 27308) and October 3–5, 2007 (see 72 FR 50105–50107; August 30, 2007). The SAB is currently drafting advisory comments to the Administrator as a result of these discussions. Final discussions of those comments will be held during the SAB meeting on December 6–7, 2007. Specific times will be provided in the meeting agenda that SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\15NON1.SGM 15NON1 pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES 64218 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 220 / Thursday, November 15, 2007 / Notices will be placed on the SAB Web site prior to the meeting (see http:// www.epa.gov/sab/). Additional information is available on the SAB Web site for the December 2007 meeting at: http://www.epa.gov/sab/ agendas.htm. (d) SAB meeting at: http:// www.epa.gov/sab/07agendas/ sab_06_19–20_07_agenda.pdf, and for the October 3–5, 2007 meeting at: http://www.epa.gov/sab/mtgcal.htm Availability of Meeting Materials: Materials in support of this meeting will be placed on the SAB Web site at http://www.epa.gov/sab in advance of this meeting. Procedures for Providing Public Input: Interested members of the public may submit relevant written or oral information for the SAB to consider during the advisory process. Oral Statements: In general, individuals or groups requesting an oral presentation at a public meeting will be limited to five minutes per speaker, with no more than one hour for all speakers. Interested parties should contact Mr. Thomas Miller, DFO, at the contact information provided above, by December 3, 2007, to be placed on the public speaker list for the December 6– 7, 2007 meeting. A telephone conference line will be available for those portions of the meeting during which the SAB is conducting quality reviews of draft committee reports. Information on the call in procedures and numbers can be obtained by calling the EPA SAB Staff Office ad (202) 343– 9999. Written Statements: Written statements should be received in the SAB Staff Office by December 3, 2007, so that the information may be made available to the SAB for their consideration prior to this meeting. Written statements should be supplied, at the contact information specified above, in the following formats: one hard copy with original signature, and one electronic copy via e-mail to: miller.tom@epa.gov (acceptable file format: Adobe Acrobat PDF, WordPerfect, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, or Rich Text files in IBM–PC/Windows 98/2000/XP format). Meeting Accommodations: For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, please contact Mr. Thomas Miller at (202) 343– 9982, or via e-mail at miller.tom@epa.gov. To request accommodation of a disability, please contact Mr. Miller, preferably at least 10 days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request. VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:50 Nov 14, 2007 Jkt 214001 Dated: November 7, 2007. Vanessa T. Vu, Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office. [FR Doc. E7–22371 Filed 11–14–07; 8:45 am] have questions regarding the applicability of this action to a particular entity, consult the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. BILLING CODE 6560–50–P B. What Should I Consider as I Prepare My Comments for EPA? When preparing comments follow the procedures and suggestions given in Unit I.B. of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION of the June 18, 2007Federal Register notice. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPPT–2004–0109; FRL–8156–9] Draft List of Initial Pesticide Active Ingredients and Pesticide Inerts to be Considered for Screening under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act; Extension of Comment Period Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice; second extension of comment period. AGENCY: SUMMARY: EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of June 18, 2007, concerning the draft list of the first group of chemicals that will be screened in the Agency’s Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP). The draft list was produced using the approach described in the September 2005 notice, and includes chemicals that the Agency, in its discretion, has decided should be tested first, based upon exposure potential.The June 18, 2007 Federal Register notice provided for a 90–day public comment period. EPA extended the comment period an additional 60 days in the Federal Register of September 12, 2007. This document is extending the comment period for a second time for 45 days. The new comment period extends to December 31, 2007. DATES: Comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ– OPPT–2004–0109 must be received on or before December 31, 2007. ADDRESSES: Follow the detailed instructions as provided under ADDRESSES in the Federal Register document of June 18, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Linda Phillips, Office of Science Coordination and Policy (7203M), Office of Prevention, Pesticides, and Toxic Substances, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (202) 564–1264; e-mail address: phillips.linda@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. General Information A. Does this Action Apply to Me? The Agency included in the June 18, 2007 notice a list of those who may be potentially affected by this action. If you PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 C. How and to Whom Do I Submit Comments? To submit comments, or access the public docket, please follow the detailed instructions as provided in Unit I.B.3. of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION of the June 18, 2007 Federal Register notice. If you have questions, consult the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. II. What Action is EPA Taking? This document extends the public comment period that was originally established in theFederal Register of June 18, 2007 (72 FR 33486) (FRL– 8129–3) and was extended in the Federal Register of September 12, 2007 (72 FR 52108) (FRL–8146–3). In the Federal Register notice of June 18, 2007, EPA announced the draft list of the first group of chemicals that will be screened in the Agency’s EDSP. The draft list was developed using the approach described in theFederal Register notice of September 27, 2005 (70 FR 56449) (FRL–7716–9). As required by the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), all pesticides must eventually be screened under the EDSP, and this first group is simply a starting point. Because EPA developed this draft list of chemicals based upon exposure potential, it should not be construed as a list of known or likely endocrine disruptors, and it would be inappropriate to do so. Following consideration of comments on this draft list of chemicals, EPA will issue a Federal Register notice containing the final list of chemicals. EPA is hereby extending the comment period, which was set to end on November 16, 2007, to December 31, 2007. III. What is the Agency’s Authority for Taking this Action? Section 408(p) of FFDCA requires EPA to ‘‘develop a screening program, using appropriate validated test systems and other scientifically relevant information, to determine whether certain substances may have an effect in humans that is similar to an effect produced by a naturally occurring E:\FR\FM\15NON1.SGM 15NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 220 (Thursday, November 15, 2007)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-22371]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

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Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of a Meeting of 
the Science Advisory Board

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a 
public face-to-face meeting of the chartered SAB to: continue its 
discussions of the strategic research directions for the U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency; complete its discussions of science 
use in disaster response programs; complete its quality review of the 
draft SAB report Advisory on Hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico; and to 
continue its planning activities for future SAB meetings.

DATES: The meeting dates are Thursday, December 6, 2007, from 8:30 a.m. 
to 5 p.m. through Friday, December 7, 2007, from 8:30 a.m., no later 
than 12 p.m. (Eastern Time).

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the SAB Conference Center, 
located at 1025 F Street, NW., Room 3705, Washington, DC 20004.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Members of the public who wish to 
obtain additional information about this meeting may contact Mr. Thomas 
O. Miller, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), by mail at the address 
given below; by telephone at (202) 343-9982; by fax at (202) 233-0643; 
or by e-mail at: miller.tom@epa.gov. The SAB mailing address is: U.S. 
EPA, Science Advisory Board (1400F), 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., 
Washington, DC 20460. The messenger address is: U.S. EPA, Science 
Advisory Board (1400F), Room 3600, 1025 F Street, NW., Washington, DC 
20004, Phone (202) 343-9999. General information about the SAB, as well 
as any updates concerning the meeting announced in this notice, may be 
found on the SAB 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: (a) SAB Quality Review of the Draft SAB Report Advisory 
on Hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico. The Chartered Science Advisory Board 
will conduct a second quality review of the draft report of its Hypoxia 
Advisory Panel (HAP) which was begun at the SAB meeting on October 3, 
2007 (see 72 FR 50105-50107; August 30, 2007). The draft report will be 
placed on the SAB Web site prior to the meeting. Specific times for 
this activity will be provided in the meeting agenda that will be 
placed on the SAB Web site prior to the meeting (see http://
www.epa.gov/sab/). Background on the Panel and this review is available 
on the SAB Web site at: http://www.epa.gov/sab/panels/hypoxia_adv_
panel.htm.
    (b) EPA Strategic Research Directions: The Agency asked the Science 
Advisory Board for advice on the strategic directions for its research 
program for the next five to fifteen years. This activity complements 
the annual SAB review of EPA's research budget, and permits a more 
critical evaluation of research programs than is possible during the 
research budget review. The SAB will continue to discuss EPA's research 
program directions which were initiated at its October 3-5, 2007 
meeting (see 72 FR 50105-50107; August 30, 2007). Specific information 
time for this discussion will be provided in the meeting agenda that 
will be available on the SAB Web site prior to the meeting (see http://
www.epa.gov/sab/).
    (c) Science in Emergency Response: The SAB is exploring the use of 
science in preparing for and responding to environmental disasters. The 
SAB previously discussed this topic at its meetings on December 12-14, 
2006 (see 71 FR 67566), June 19-20, 2007 (see 72 FR 27308) and October 
3-5, 2007 (see 72 FR 50105-50107; August 30, 2007). The SAB is 
currently drafting advisory comments to the Administrator as a result 
of these discussions. Final discussions of those comments will be held 
during the SAB meeting on December 6-7, 2007. Specific times will be 
provided in the meeting agenda that

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will be placed on the SAB Web site prior to the meeting (see http://
www.epa.gov/sab/). Additional information is available on the SAB Web 
site for the December 2007 meeting at: http://www.epa.gov/sab/
agendas.htm.
    (d) SAB meeting at: http://www.epa.gov/sab/07agendas/sab_06_19-
20_07_agenda.pdf, and for the October 3-5, 2007 meeting at: http://
www.epa.gov/sab/mtgcal.htm
    Availability of Meeting Materials: Materials in support of this 
meeting will be placed on the SAB Web site at http://www.epa.gov/sab in 
advance of this meeting.
    Procedures for Providing Public Input: Interested members of the 
public may submit relevant written or oral information for the SAB to 
consider during the advisory process.
    Oral Statements: In general, individuals or groups requesting an 
oral presentation at a public meeting will be limited to five minutes 
per speaker, with no more than one hour for all speakers. Interested 
parties should contact Mr. Thomas Miller, DFO, at the contact 
information provided above, by December 3, 2007, to be placed on the 
public speaker list for the December 6-7, 2007 meeting. A telephone 
conference line will be available for those portions of the meeting 
during which the SAB is conducting quality reviews of draft committee 
reports. Information on the call in procedures and numbers can be 
obtained by calling the EPA SAB Staff Office ad (202) 343-9999. Written 
Statements: Written statements should be received in the SAB Staff 
Office by December 3, 2007, so that the information may be made 
available to the SAB for their consideration prior to this meeting. 
Written statements should be supplied, at the contact information 
specified above, in the following formats: one hard copy with original 
signature, and one electronic copy via e-mail to: miller.tom@epa.gov 
(acceptable file format: Adobe Acrobat PDF, WordPerfect, MS Word, MS 
PowerPoint, or Rich Text files in IBM-PC/Windows 98/2000/XP format).
    Meeting Accommodations: For information on access or services for 
individuals with disabilities, please contact Mr. Thomas Miller at 
(202) 343-9982, or via e-mail at miller.tom@epa.gov. To request 
accommodation of a disability, please contact Mr. Miller, preferably at 
least 10 days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as 
possible to process your request.

    Dated: November 7, 2007.
Vanessa T. Vu,
Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office.
 [FR Doc. E7-22371 Filed 11-14-07; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6560-50-P