Draft Toxicological Review of 1,2,3-Trichloropropane: In Support of the Summary Information in the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS), 3462-3463 [E8-887]

Download as PDF 3462 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 13 / Friday, January 18, 2008 / Notices 385.214) a motion to intervene or notice of intervention and, pursuant to section 157.205 of the Commission’s Regulations under the NGA (18 CFR 157.205) a protest to the request. If no protest is filed within the time allowed therefore, the proposed activity shall be deemed to be authorized effective the day after the time allowed for protest. If a protest is filed and not withdrawn within 30 days after the time allowed for filing a protest, the instant request shall be treated as an application for authorization pursuant to section 7 of the NGA. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings of comments, protests and interventions in lieu of paper using the ‘‘eFiling’’ link at http:// www.ferc.gov. 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E8–866 Filed 1–17–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8517–8; Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–ORD– 2007–1083] Draft Toxicological Review of 1,2,3Trichloropropane: In Support of the Summary Information in the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: EPA is announcing that Versar, Inc., an EPA contractor for external scientific peer review, will convene an independent panel of experts and organize and conduct an external peer-review meeting to review the external review draft document titled, ‘‘Toxicological Review of 1,2,3- VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:37 Jan 17, 2008 Jkt 214001 Trichloropropane: In Support of Summary Information on the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)’’ (NCEA–S–1669). EPA previously announced the 60-day public comment period (ending January 15, 2008) for the draft document in the Federal Register on November 16, 2007 (72 FR 64626). EPA will consider public comments and recommendations from the expert panel meeting as EPA finalizes the draft document. The public comment period and the external peer-review meeting are separate processes that provide opportunities for all interested parties to comment on the document. EPA intends to forward public comments submitted in accordance with Federal Register (72 FR 64626) to Versar, Inc., for consideration by the external peerreview panel prior to the meeting. EPA is releasing this draft document solely for the purpose of predissemination 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. Versar, Inc., invites the public to register to attend this meeting as observers. In addition, Versar, Inc., invites the public to give brief oral comments at the meeting regarding the draft document under review. The draft document and EPA’s peer-review charge are available via the Internet on NCEA’s home page under the Recent Additions and the Data and Publications menus at http://www.epa.gov/ncea. When finalizing the draft document, EPA intends to consider Versar’s report of the comments and recommendations from the external peer-review meeting and any public comments that EPA receives in accordance with 72 FR 64626, November 16, 2007. Public comments that were submitted during the 60-day public comment period ending January 15, 2008 may be observed at http://www.regulations.gov under Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–ORD– 2007–1083. DATES: The peer-review panel meeting will begin on February 20, 2008, at 8:30 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. Register by February 15, 2008, if you wish to provide brief oral comments at the meeting. ADDRESSES: The peer-review meeting will be held at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202. Versar, Inc., is organizing, convening, and conducting the peer-review meeting. To attend the meeting, register by February PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15, 2008, via the Internet at http:// epa.versar.com/123TCP/. The draft ‘‘Toxicological Review of 1,2,3-Trichloropropane: In Support of Summary Information on the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)’’ is available via the Internet on the National Center for Environmental Assessment’s (NCEA) 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 Information Management Staff, NCEA; telephone: 703–347–8561; facsimile: 703–347–8691. If you are requesting a paper copy, please provide your name, mailing address, and the document title. Copies are not available from Versar, Inc. For information on the peer review meeting, contact Stephanie Sarraino, Versar, Inc.; telephone: 703–750–3000 ext. 316; email: ssarraino@versar.com. If you have questions about the document, contact Martin Gehlhaus, IRIS Staff, National Center for Environmental Assessment, (8601P), U.S. EPA, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone: 703–347–8579; facsimile: 713–347– 8689; e-mail: gehlhaus.martin@epa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Summary of Information About the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) IRIS is a database that contains potential adverse human health effects information that may result from chronic (or lifetime) exposure to specific chemical substances found in the environment. The database (available on the Internet at http://www.epa.gov/iris) contains qualitative and quantitative health effects information for more than 500 chemical substances that may be used to support the first two steps (hazard identification and doseresponse evaluation) of a risk assessment process. When supported by available data, the database provides oral reference doses (RfDs) and inhalation reference concentrations (RfCs) for chronic health effects, and oral slope factors and inhalation unit risks for carcinogenic effects. Combined with specific exposure information, government and private entities can use IRIS data to help characterize public health risks of chemical substances in a site-specific situation and thereby support risk management decisions designed to protect public health. E:\FR\FM\18JAN1.SGM 18JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 13 / Friday, January 18, 2008 / Notices II. Meeting Information Members of the public may attend the meeting as observers, and there will be a limited time for oral comments from the public. Please let Versar, Inc. know if you wish to make comments during the meeting by registering on the Web site at http://epa.versar.com/123TCP/ and indicating your intent to make oral comments. Space is limited, and reservations will be accepted on a firstcome, first-served basis. Dated: January 11, 2008. Rebecca Clark, Acting Director, National Center for Environmental Assessment. [FR Doc. E8–887 Filed 1–17–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [ER–FRL–6695–2] Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Availability of EPA comments prepared pursuant to the Environmental Review Process (ERP), under section 309 of the Clean Air Act and section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act as amended. Requests for copies of EPA comments can be directed to the Office of Federal Activities at 202–564–7167. An explanation of the ratings assigned to draft environmental impact statements (EISs) was published in FR dated April 6, 2007 (72 FR 17156). Draft EISs EIS No. 20070421, ERP No. D–BLM– K60039–NV, Toqoup Energy Project, Construction and Operation a 750 Megawatt Coal-Fired Generation Facility, Right-of-Way Grant, Lincoln and Clark Counties, NV. Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about potential adverse impacts to aquatic resources, uncertainty of groundwater availability, and carbon dioxide emissions. We recommend further discussion on renewable energy resources, groundwater protection, and issues associated with greenhouse gas emissions and climate change. Rating EC2. EIS No. 20070422, ERP No. D–FHW– E40817–TN, U.S. 127/TN 28 Improvements, from 1–40 at Crossville to TN 62 at Clarkrange, Funding, U.S. Army COE Section 10 and 404 Permits, Cumberland and Fentress Counties, TN. Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about potential VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:37 Jan 17, 2008 Jkt 214001 water quality impacts associated with construction and future operation. Rating EC1. EIS No. 20070439, ERP No. D–BOP– E81040–AL, Aliceville, Alabama Area, Proposed Federal Correctional Complex, To Address the Growing Federal Inmate Population, Pickens County, AL. Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about wetland and water quality impacts, and requested that the project incorporate resource conservation and pollution strategies into the design, siting, and operation of the facility. Rating EC1. EIS No. 20070492, ERP No. D–DHS– G11050–TX, Rio Grande Valley Sector Project, Construction, Maintenance, and Operation of Tactical Infrastructure, U.S./Mexico International Border in Southernmost Portions of Starr, Hidalgo and Cameron Counties, TX. Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about natural resource impacts, and requested additional information on this issue as well as, cumulative impacts, endangered species and environmental justice. Rating EC2. Final EISs EIS No. 20070474, ERP No. F–COE– E39070–TN, Center Hill Dam and Lake Project, Changes to Operational Guide Curves Pool Elevations, Chancey Fork River and Cumberland River, Dekalb County, TN. Summary: EPA continues to have environmental concerns about water quantity and water quality impacts. EIS No. 20070478, ERP No. F–AFS–L61323– AK, Helicopter Access to Conduct Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) in Wilderness, in Tongass and Chugach National Forest, AK. Summary: EPA does not object to the proposed action. EIS No. 20070501, ERP No. F–BLM– K65289–NV, Ely District Resource Management Plan, Implementation, White Pine, Lincoln Counties and a Portion of Nye County, NV. Summary: No formal comment letter was sent to the lead agency. EIS No. 20070502, ERP No. F–FHW– H40185–00, U.S. Highway 34, Plattsmouth Bridge Study, over the Missouri River between U.S. 75 and I– 29, Funding, Coast Guard Permit, U.S. Army COE 10 and 404 Permits, Cass County, NE and Mills County, IA. Summary: EPA does not object to the preferred alternative. EIS No. 20070507, ERP No. F–BLM– K65326–CA, Eastern San Diego PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3463 County Resource Management Plan, Implementation, El Centro Field Office, San Diego County, CA. Summary: No formal comment letter was sent to the preparing agency. EIS No. 20070543, ERP No. F–AFS– K65330–00, Sierra Nevada Forests Management Indicator Species Amendment (MIS), Proposes to Adopt a Common List of Management Indicator Species (MIS), and Amending Land & Resource Management Plans for Following Ten Forests: Eldorado, Inyo, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Sequoia, Sierra, Stanislaus and Tahoe National Forests and Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, Several Counties, CA and Douglas, Esmeralda, Mineral Counties, NV. Summary: EPA continues to have environmental concerns. EPA recommended the ROD identify clear thresholds that trigger management evaluation and changes, redirect saved resources to monitoring and management of at-risk species and sensitive habitats. In addition, the ROD should describe how the effects of historical disturbances will be measured, include periodic field assessment and recalibration or validation of monitoring and assessment models, and make at-risk watersheds and those with unique and sensitive habitats a management priority for more frequent field-verification. EIS No. 20070558, ERP No. F–NPS– D61057–VA, Great Falls Park General Management Plan, Implementation, George Washington Parkway, Fairfax County, VA. Summary: EPA does not object to the selected action. EIS No. 20070515, ERP No. FS–FHW– H40088–IA, IA–100 Extension Around Cedar Rapids, Edgewood Road to U.S. 30, Reevaluation of the Project Corridor and Changes in Environmental Requirements, Funding and U.S. Army COE 404 Permit Issuance, Linn County, IA. Summary: EPA’s previously expressed concerns have been adequately addressed; therefore, EPA does not object to the proposed action. Dated: January 15, 2008. Robert W. Hargrove, Director, NEPA Compliance Division, Office of Federal Activities. [FR Doc. E8–877 Filed 1–17–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P E:\FR\FM\18JAN1.SGM 18JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 13 (Friday, January 18, 2008)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: E8-887]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-8517-8; Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2007-1083]


Draft Toxicological Review of 1,2,3-Trichloropropane: In Support 
of the Summary Information in the Integrated Risk Information System 
(IRIS)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: EPA is announcing that Versar, Inc., an EPA contractor for 
external scientific peer review, will convene an independent panel of 
experts and organize and conduct an external peer-review meeting to 
review the external review draft document titled, ``Toxicological 
Review of 1,2,3-Trichloropropane: In Support of Summary Information on 
the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)'' (NCEA-S-1669). EPA 
previously announced the 60-day public comment period (ending January 
15, 2008) for the draft document in the Federal Register on November 
16, 2007 (72 FR 64626). EPA will consider public comments and 
recommendations from the expert panel meeting as EPA finalizes the 
draft document.
    The public comment period and the external peer-review meeting are 
separate processes that provide opportunities for all interested 
parties to comment on the document. EPA intends to forward public 
comments submitted in accordance with Federal Register (72 FR 64626) to 
Versar, Inc., for consideration by the external peer-review panel prior 
to the meeting.
    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.
    Versar, Inc., invites the public to register to attend this meeting 
as observers. In addition, Versar, Inc., invites the public to give 
brief oral comments at the meeting regarding the draft document under 
review. The draft document and EPA's peer-review charge are available 
via the Internet on NCEA's home page under the Recent Additions and the 
Data and Publications menus at http://www.epa.gov/ncea. When finalizing 
the draft document, EPA intends to consider Versar's report of the 
comments and recommendations from the external peer-review meeting and 
any public comments that EPA receives in accordance with 72 FR 64626, 
November 16, 2007. Public comments that were submitted during the 60-
day public comment period ending January 15, 2008 may be observed at 
http://www.regulations.gov under Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2007-1083.

DATES: The peer-review panel meeting will begin on February 20, 2008, 
at 8:30 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. Register by February 15, 2008, if you 
wish to provide brief oral comments at the meeting.

ADDRESSES: The peer-review meeting will be held at the Hyatt Regency 
Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202. 
Versar, Inc., is organizing, convening, and conducting the peer-review 
meeting. To attend the meeting, register by February 15, 2008, via the 
Internet at http://epa.versar.com/123TCP/.
    The draft ``Toxicological Review of 1,2,3-Trichloropropane: In 
Support of Summary Information on the Integrated Risk Information 
System (IRIS)'' is available via the Internet on the National Center 
for Environmental Assessment's (NCEA) 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 
Information Management Staff, NCEA; telephone: 703-347-8561; facsimile: 
703-347-8691. If you are requesting a paper copy, please provide your 
name, mailing address, and the document title. Copies are not available 
from Versar, Inc.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information on the peer review 
meeting, contact Stephanie Sarraino, Versar, Inc.; telephone: 703-750-
3000 ext. 316; e-mail: ssarraino@versar.com.
    If you have questions about the document, contact Martin Gehlhaus, 
IRIS Staff, National Center for Environmental Assessment, (8601P), U.S. 
EPA, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone: 
703-347-8579; facsimile: 713-347-8689; e-mail: gehlhaus.martin@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Summary of Information About the Integrated Risk Information System 
(IRIS)

    IRIS is a database that contains potential adverse human health 
effects information that may result from chronic (or lifetime) exposure 
to specific chemical substances found in the environment. The database 
(available on the Internet at http://www.epa.gov/iris) contains 
qualitative and quantitative health effects information for more than 
500 chemical substances that may be used to support the first two steps 
(hazard identification and dose-response evaluation) of a risk 
assessment process. When supported by available data, the database 
provides oral reference doses (RfDs) and inhalation reference 
concentrations (RfCs) for chronic health effects, and oral slope 
factors and inhalation unit risks for carcinogenic effects. Combined 
with specific exposure information, government and private entities can 
use IRIS data to help characterize public health risks of chemical 
substances in a site-specific situation and thereby support risk 
management decisions designed to protect public health.

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II. Meeting Information

    Members of the public may attend the meeting as observers, and 
there will be a limited time for oral comments from the public. Please 
let Versar, Inc. know if you wish to make comments during the meeting 
by registering on the Web site at http://epa.versar.com/123TCP/ and 
indicating your intent to make oral comments. Space is limited, and 
reservations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Dated: January 11, 2008.
Rebecca Clark,
Acting Director, National Center for Environmental Assessment.
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