An Exploratory Study: Assessment of Modeled Dioxin Exposure in Ceramic Art Studios, 67602-67603 [E7-23158]

Download as PDF 67602 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 229 / Thursday, November 29, 2007 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No.: 2801–027] Littleville Power Company, Inc.; Notice of Application Tendered for Filing With the Commission, Soliciting Additional Study Requests, and Establishing Procedual Schedule for Licensing and Deadline for Submission of Final Amendments rmajette on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES November 21, 2007. Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection. a. Type of Application: Subsequent Minor License. b. Project No.: 2801–027. c. Date Filed: October 31, 2007. d. Applicant: Littleville Power Company, Inc. e. Name of Project: Glendale Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: On the Housatonic River in the Town of Stockbridge, Berkshire County, Massachusetts. The project does not affect Federal lands. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act 16 U.S.C. 791 (a)–825(r). h. Applicant Contact: Kevin M. Webb, Environmental Affairs Coordinator, Littleville Power Company, Inc., One Tech Drive, Suite 220, Andover, MA 01810, (978) 681–1900 ext. 809, kevin.webb@northamerica.enel.it. i. FERC Contact: Kristen Murphy, (202) 502–6236 or kristen.murphy@ferc.gov. j. Cooperating agencies: We are asking Federal, state, local, and tribal agencies with jurisdiction and/or special expertise with respect to environmental issues to cooperate with us in the preparation of the environmental document. Agencies who would like to request cooperating status should follow the instructions for filing such requests described in item l below. Cooperating agencies should note the Commission’s policy that agencies that cooperate in the preparation of the environmental document cannot also intervene. See, 94 FERC ¶ 61,076 (2001). k. Pursuant to section 4.32(b)(7) of 18 CFR of the Commission’s regulations, if any resource agency, Indian Tribe, or person believes that an additional scientific study should be conducted in order to form an adequate factual basis for a complete analysis of the application on its merit, the resource agency, Indian Tribe, or person must file a request for a study with the Commission not later than 60 days from the date of filing of the application, and VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:52 Nov 28, 2007 Jkt 211001 serve a copy of the request on the applicant. l. Deadline for filing additional study requests and requests for cooperating agency status: December 30, 2007. All documents (original and eight copies) should be filed with: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. Additional study requests and requests for cooperating agency status may be filed electronically via the Internet in lieu of paper. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings. See 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission’s Web site (http:// www.ferc.gov) under the ‘‘eFiling’’ link. m. This application is not ready for environmental analysis at this time. n. The existing Glendale Project consists of: (1) A 250-foot-long, 30-foothigh gravity dam with a 182-foot-long spillway; (2) a 23-acre reservoir; (3) two manually-operated 10 by 10-foot intake gates; (4) a 1,500-foot-long, 40-foot-wide intake canal; (5) a forebay structure and a 250-foot-long, 12-foot-diameter steel penstock; (6) a powerhouse with four turbines with a combined installed capacity of 1,140-kilowatts; (7) a 300foot-long tailrace channel; (8) a step-up transformer and 13.8 kV transmission line; and (9) appurtenant facilities. The applicant proposes to install a new 165-kW turbine that would pass a minimum flow into the bypassed channel. The applicant estimates that the total average annual generation, with the proposed additional turbine, would be 5,800 megawatthours. The applicant proposes to continue to operate the project in run-of-river mode with an increase in minimum flow in the bypass reach from 10 cfs to 90 cfs or inflow, whichever is less. The purpose of the project is to produce electrical power for sale to the Groton, MA Municipal Light Department. o. A copy of the application is available for review at the Commission in the Public Reference Room or may be viewed on the Commission’s Web site at http://www.ferc.gov using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or tollfree at 1–866–208–3676, or for TTY, (202) 502–8659. A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in item h above. You may also register online at http:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ esubscription.asp to be notified via email of new filings and issuances PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. p. With this notice, we are initiating consultation with the Massachusetts State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO), as required by § 106, National Historic Preservation Act, and the regulations of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, 36, CFR, at 800.4. q. Procedural schedule and final amendments: The application will be processed according to the following Hydro Licensing Schedule. Revisions to the schedule will be made as appropriate. The Commission staff proposes to issue one environmental assessment rather than issue a draft and final EA. Comments, terms and conditions, recommendations, prescriptions, and reply comments, if any, will be addressed in an EA. Staff intents to give at least 30 days for entities to comment on the EA, and will take into consideration all comments received on the EA before final action is taken on the license application. Issue Acceptance letter/ Additional: Information Requests ...... Issue Scoping Document Additional Information Response due. Notice of application is ready for environmental analysis. Comments, recommendations, prescriptions due. Notice of availability of the EA. January 2008. February 2008. April 2008. May 2008. July 2008. January 2009. Final amendments to the application must be filed with the Commission no later than 30 days from the issuance date of the notice of ready for environmental analysis. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–23147 Filed 11–28–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8499–9; Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–ORD– 2007–0971] An Exploratory Study: Assessment of Modeled Dioxin Exposure in Ceramic Art Studios Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of Peer-Review Workshop. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing an external peer-review workshop to E:\FR\FM\29NON1.SGM 29NON1 rmajette on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 229 / Thursday, November 29, 2007 / Notices review the external review draft document titled, ‘‘An Exploratory Study: Assessment of Modeled Dioxin Exposure in Ceramic Art Studios’’ (EPA/ 600/R–06/044A). The draft document was prepared by the National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) within EPA’s Office of Research and Development. The purpose of this report is to describe an exploratory investigation of potential dioxin exposures to artists/hobbyists who use ball clay to make pottery and related products. Dermal, inhalation and ingestion exposures to clay were measured at the ceramics art department of Ohio State University in Columbus, OH. Estimates of exposure were made based on measured levels of clay in the studio air, deposited on surrogate food samples and on the skin of artists. EPA is releasing this draft document solely for the purpose of pre-dissemination peer review under applicable information quality guidelines. This document has not been formally disseminated by EPA. It does not represent and should not be construed to represent any Agency policy or determination. On October 4, 2007, EPA announced a 45-day public comment period on the draft document (72 FR 56756). The public comment period has closed as of November 19, 2007. The public comment period and the external peerreview panel workshop are separate processes that provide opportunities for all interested parties to comment on the document. All public comments submitted have been forwarded to EPA’s contractor, Eastern Research Group, Inc. (ERG), and provided to the external peer-review panel members prior to the workshop for consideration during discussions at the workshop. In preparing a final report, EPA will consider the public comments submitted to EPA’s docket during the public comment period, and the comments and, recommendations from the external peer-review workshop, including any oral public comments made at the workshop. DATES: The peer-review panel workshop will begin on Wednesday, January 16, 2008, at approximately 9 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. Members of the public may attend the peer-review panel workshop. Time will be set aside on the morning of January 16, 2008 for registered attendees who wish to make brief oral comments (for more information refer to the instructions for registration below). ADDRESSES: Eastern Research Group (ERG), an EPA contractor for external scientific review, will convene an independent panel of experts and VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:52 Nov 28, 2007 Jkt 211001 organize and conduct the peer-review workshop to review this draft document. The peer-review workshop will be held at the Navy League Building, 2300 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, Virginia 22201. Observers may attend the peer-review workshop through a registration process by calling ERG’s conference line between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. EST at (781) 674–7374 or toll free at (800) 803–2833, or by faxing a registration request to (781) 674–2906 (please reference the ‘‘Dioxin/Cermics Peer-Review Panel Workshop’’ and include full address and contact information) or by sending an e-mail to Meetings@erg.com (Subject line: Dioxin/ Ceramics Peer-Review Panel Workshop; Body: include full address and contact information). Pre-registration is strongly recommended as space is limited, and registration will be accepted on a firstcome, first-served basis. The deadline for pre-registration is Monday, January 7, 2008. If space allows, registrations will continue to be accepted after this date, including on-site registration. Time will be set aside to hear comments from observers, and individuals will be limited to a maximum of five minutes during the morning of the day of the workshop. When you register, please inform ERG that you wish to make comments during the comment period. The draft document, ‘‘An Exploratory Study: Assessment of Modeled Dioxin Exposure in Ceramic Art Studios,’’ is available primarily via the Internet on the National Center for Environmental Assessment(s home page under the Recent Additions and the Data and Publications menus at http:// www.epa.gov/ncea. A limited number of paper copies are available from the NCEA Information Management Team; telephone: 202–564–3261; facsimile: 202–565–0050. If you are requesting a paper copy, please provide your name, mailing address, and the document title, ‘‘An Exploratory Study: Assessment of Modeled Dioxin Exposure in Ceramic Art Studios’’. Copies are not available from ERG and copies will not be available at the workshop. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions regarding information, registration, and logistics for the external peer-review workshop should be directed to Eastern Research Group, 110 Hartwell Avenue, Lexington, MA 02421–3136; telephone: (781) 674–7374 or toll free at (800) 803–2833; facsimile: (781) 674–2906; e-mail: Meetings@erg.com. If you need technical information about the document, please contact John PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 67603 Schaum, National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA); telephone: 202–564–3237; facsimile: 202–565–0078; e-mail schaum.john@epa.gov. Dated: November 21, 2007. Peter W. Preuss, Director, National Center for Environmental Assessment. [FR Doc. E7–23158 Filed 11–28–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meeting Notice Federal Election Commission. Thursday, November 29, 2007, at 10 a.m. PLACE: 999 E Street, NW., Washington, DC (Ninth Floor). STATUS: This meeting will be open to the public. 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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-8499-9; Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2007-0971]


An Exploratory Study: Assessment of Modeled Dioxin Exposure in 
Ceramic Art Studios

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of Peer-Review Workshop.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing 
an external peer-review workshop to

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review the external review draft document titled, ``An Exploratory 
Study: Assessment of Modeled Dioxin Exposure in Ceramic Art Studios'' 
(EPA/600/R-06/044A). The draft document was prepared by the National 
Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) within EPA's Office of 
Research and Development. The purpose of this report is to describe an 
exploratory investigation of potential dioxin exposures to artists/
hobbyists who use ball clay to make pottery and related products. 
Dermal, inhalation and ingestion exposures to clay were measured at the 
ceramics art department of Ohio State University in Columbus, OH. 
Estimates of exposure were made based on measured levels of clay in the 
studio air, deposited on surrogate food samples and on the skin of 
artists. EPA is releasing this draft document solely for the purpose of 
pre-dissemination peer review under applicable information quality 
guidelines. This document has not been formally disseminated by EPA. It 
does not represent and should not be construed to represent any Agency 
policy or determination.
    On October 4, 2007, EPA announced a 45-day public comment period on 
the draft document (72 FR 56756). The public comment period has closed 
as of November 19, 2007. The public comment period and the external 
peer-review panel workshop are separate processes that provide 
opportunities for all interested parties to comment on the document. 
All public comments submitted have been forwarded to EPA's contractor, 
Eastern Research Group, Inc. (ERG), and provided to the external peer-
review panel members prior to the workshop for consideration during 
discussions at the workshop.
    In preparing a final report, EPA will consider the public comments 
submitted to EPA's docket during the public comment period, and the 
comments and, recommendations from the external peer-review workshop, 
including any oral public comments made at the workshop.

DATES: The peer-review panel workshop will begin on Wednesday, January 
16, 2008, at approximately 9 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. Members of the 
public may attend the peer-review panel workshop. Time will be set 
aside on the morning of January 16, 2008 for registered attendees who 
wish to make brief oral comments (for more information refer to the 
instructions for registration below).

ADDRESSES: Eastern Research Group (ERG), an EPA contractor for external 
scientific review, will convene an independent panel of experts and 
organize and conduct the peer-review workshop to review this draft 
document. The peer-review workshop will be held at the Navy League 
Building, 2300 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, Virginia 22201.
    Observers may attend the peer-review workshop through a 
registration process by calling ERG's conference line between the hours 
of 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. EST at (781) 674-7374 or toll free at (800) 
803-2833, or by faxing a registration request to (781) 674-2906 (please 
reference the ``Dioxin/Cermics Peer-Review Panel Workshop'' and include 
full address and contact information) or by sending an e-mail to 
Meetings@erg.com (Subject line: Dioxin/Ceramics Peer-Review Panel 
Workshop; Body: include full address and contact information). Pre-
registration is strongly recommended as space is limited, and 
registration will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The 
deadline for pre-registration is Monday, January 7, 2008. If space 
allows, registrations will continue to be accepted after this date, 
including on-site registration. Time will be set aside to hear comments 
from observers, and individuals will be limited to a maximum of five 
minutes during the morning of the day of the workshop. When you 
register, please inform ERG that you wish to make comments during the 
comment period.
    The draft document, ``An Exploratory Study: Assessment of Modeled 
Dioxin Exposure in Ceramic Art Studios,'' is available primarily via 
the Internet on the National Center for Environmental Assessment(s home 
page under the Recent Additions and the Data and Publications menus at 
http://www.epa.gov/ncea. A limited number of paper copies are available 
from the NCEA Information Management Team; telephone: 202-564-3261; 
facsimile: 202-565-0050.
    If you are requesting a paper copy, please provide your name, 
mailing address, and the document title, ``An Exploratory Study: 
Assessment of Modeled Dioxin Exposure in Ceramic Art Studios''. Copies 
are not available from ERG and copies will not be available at the 
workshop.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions regarding information, 
registration, and logistics for the external peer-review workshop 
should be directed to Eastern Research Group, 110 Hartwell Avenue, 
Lexington, MA 02421-3136; telephone: (781) 674-7374 or toll free at 
(800) 803-2833; facsimile: (781) 674-2906; e-mail: Meetings@erg.com.
    If you need technical information about the document, please 
contact John Schaum, National Center for Environmental Assessment 
(NCEA); telephone: 202-564-3237; facsimile: 202-565-0078; e-mail 
schaum.john@epa.gov.

    Dated: November 21, 2007.
Peter W. Preuss,
Director, National Center for Environmental Assessment.
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