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Download as PDF jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 17 / Friday, January 25, 2008 / Notices 10 and 404 Permit, West Basin Portion of the Port of Los Angeles, CA. Summary: EPA continues to have environmental concerns about air quality and wetland impacts, and recommended air quality mitigation measures and the selection of the no-fill alternative. EIS No. 20070511, ERP No. F–BLM– L65524–AK, Bay Resource Management Plan, Implementation, Located within the Bristol Bay and Goodnews Bay Areas, AK. Summary: The final EIS addressed EPA’s concerns about cumulative impacts and developing a monitoring plan. However, EPA continues to have concerns about impacts to resources after lease expiration, and lack of information specific to tribal consultation in the planning area, in accordance with Executive Order 13075. EIS No. 20070513, ERP No. F–FHW– G40173–TX, Grand Parkway/TX–99 Segment E Improvement Project, IH– 10 to U.S. 290, Funding, Right-of-Way Grant and U.S. Army COE Section 404 Permit Issuance, Harris County, TX. Summary: No formal comment letter was sent to the preparing agency. EIS No. 20070535, ERP No. F–AFS– K65295–CA, Horse Heli Project, Harvest Merchantable Timber, Thin Stands, Treat Fuels, and Conduct Associated Activities, Klamath National Forest, Oak Knoll Ranger District, Siskiyou County, CA. Summary: No formal comment letter was sent to the preparing agency. EIS No. 20070548, ERP No. F–NPS– J65463–CO, Rocky Mountain National Park, Elk and Vegetation Management Plan, Implementation, Grand and Larimer Counties, CO. Summary: No formal comment letter was sent to the preparing agency. 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Summary: EPA continues to have environmental concerns about impacts on the lower river and estuaries from Lake Okeechobee flow releases. Dated: January 22, 2008. Robert W. Hargrove, Director, NEPA, Compliance Division, Office of Federal Activities. [FR Doc. E8–1310 Filed 1–24–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [ER–FRL–6695–3] Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability Responsible Agency: Office of Federal Activities, General Information (202) 564–7167 or http://www.epa.gov/ compliance/nepa/. Weekly receipt of Environmental Impact Statements. Filed 01/14/2008 through 01/18/2008. Pursuant to 40 CFR 1506.9. EIS No. 20080021, Draft EIS, SFW, AK, Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge Project, Proposed Federal and Public Land Exchange, Right-of-Way Grant, Anchorage, AK, Comment Period Ends: 03/10/2008, Contact: Cyndie Wolfe 907–786–3463. EIS No. 20080022, Final EIS, NOA, AK, Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission for a Subsistence Hunt on Bowhead Whale for the Years 2008 through 2012 for Issuing Annual Quotas, Proposes to Authorize Subsistence Harvests of the Western Arctic Stock of Bowhead Whales, Bering, Chukchi and Beaufort Seas, AK, Wait Period Ends: 02/25/2008, Contact: Steve K. Davis 907–271–3523. EIS No. 20080023, Final EIS, NOA, 00, Snapper Grouper Fishery Amendment 15A, Proposes Management Reference Points and Rebuilding Plans for Snowy Grouper, Black Sea Bass and Red Porgy, South Atlantic Region, Wait Period Ends: 02/25/2008, Contact: Dr. Roy E. Crabtree 727–824– 5301. EIS No. 20080024, Final EIS, AFS, ID, Frank Church—River of No Return Wilderness (FC–RONRW), Noxious PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4561 Weed Treatments, Updated Information to Supplement the 1999 Final EIS for FC–RONRW, Implementation, Bitterroot, Boise, Nez Perce, Payette and Salmon-Challis National Forests, ID, Wait Period Ends: 02/25/2008, Contact: Howard Lyman 208–839–2211. EIS No. 20080025, Draft EIS, FAA, TX, Northwest Corridor Light Rail Transit Line (LRT) to Irving/Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Construction, Dallas County, TX, Comment Period Ends: 03/10/2008, Contact: A.J. Ossi 202–366–1613. EIS No. 20080026, Final EIS, NRC, MD, License Renewal of the National Bureau of Standards Reactor (NBSR), Renew the Operating License for an Additional 20 Years, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), NUREG–1873, Montgomery County, MD, Wait Period Ends: 02/25/ 2008, Contact: Dennis Beissel 301– 415–2145. EIS No. 20080027, Final EIS, NRC, NY, GENERIC—James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant, License Renewal of Nuclear Plant, Site Specific Supplement 31 to NUREG– 1437, Town of Sriba, NY, Wait Period Ends: 02/25/2008, Contact: Jessie M. Muir 301–415–0491. Dated: January 22, 2008. Robert W. Hargrove, Director, NEPA Compliance Division, Office of Federal Activities. [FR Doc. E8–1314 Filed 1–24–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–ORD–2007–0942; FRL–8521–9] Human Studies Review Board (HSRB); Notification of a Public Teleconference To Review Its Draft Report from the October 24–26, 2007 HSRB Meeting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The EPA Human Studies Review Board (HSRB) announces a public teleconference meeting to discuss its draft HSRB report from the October 24–26, 2007 HSRB meeting. DATES: The teleconference will be held on February 11, 2008, from 2 to approximately 5 p.m. (Eastern Time). Location: The meeting will take place via telephone only. Meeting Access: For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, please contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION E:\FR\FM\25JAN1.SGM 25JAN1 jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES 4562 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 17 / Friday, January 25, 2008 / Notices CONTACT, so that appropriate arrangements can be made. Procedures for Providing Public Input: Interested members of the public may submit relevant written or oral comments for the HSRB to consider during the advisory process. Additional information concerning submission of relevant written or oral comments is provided in Unit I.D. of this notice. ADDRESSES: Submit your written comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–ORD–2007–0942, by any of the following methods: Internet: http://www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. E-mail: ORD.Docket@epa.gov. USPS Mail: ORD Docket, Environmental Protection Agency, Mailcode: 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460. Hand or Courier Delivery: EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), Public Reading Room, Infoterra Room (Room Number 3334), EPA West Building, 1301 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460, Attention Docket ID No. EPA–ORD– 2007–0942. Deliveries are only accepted from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. Special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information. Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–ORD–2007– 0942. EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change and may be made available online at http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information through http://www.regulations.gov or e-mail that you consider to be CBI or otherwise protected. The http:// www.regulations.gov Web site is an ‘‘anonymous access’’ system, which means EPA will not know your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. By contrast, if you send an e-mail comment directly to EPA, without going through http://www.regulations.gov, your e-mail address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the public docket and made available on the Internet. If you submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you include your name and other contact information in the body of your comment and with any disk or CD–ROM you submit. If EPA cannot read your VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:59 Jan 24, 2008 Jkt 214001 comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid the use of special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Members of the public who wish to obtain the call-in number and access code to participate in the telephone conference, request a current draft copy of the Board’s report or who wish further information may contact Lu-Ann Kleibacker, EPA, Office of the Science Advisor, (8105R), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone (202) 564–7189 or via e-mail at kleibacker.lu-ann@epa.gov. General information concerning the EPA HSRB can be found on the EPA Web site at http://www.epa.gov/osa/hsrb/. I. General Information A. Does This Action Apply to Me? This action is directed to the public in general. This action may, however, be of particular interest to persons who conduct or assess human studies, especially studies on substances regulated by EPA and to persons who may sponsor or conduct research with human subjects with the intention to submit it to EPA for consideration under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) or the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) or section 408 of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). Since other entities may also be interested, the Agency has not attempted to describe all the specific entities that may be affected by this action. If you have any questions regarding the applicability of this action to a particular entity, consult the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. B. How Can I Access Electronic Copies of This Document and Other Related Information? You may access this Federal Register document electronically through http:// www.regulations.gov or through the EPA Web site under the ‘‘Federal Register’’ listings at http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/ Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the index under the docket number. Even though it will be listed by title in the index, some information is not publicly available, e.g., CBI or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Copyright material, will be publicly available only in hard copy. Publicly available docket materials are available either through electronically in http:// PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the ORD Docket, EPA/DC, Public Reading Room, Infoterra Room (Room Number 3334), EPA West Building, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. The Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Public Reading Room is (202) 566–1744, and the telephone number for the ORD Docket is (202) 566–1752. C. What Should I Consider as I Prepare My Comments for EPA? You may find the following suggestions helpful for preparing your comments: 1. Explain your views as clearly as possible. 2. Describe any assumptions that you used. 3. Provide copies of any technical information and/or data you used that support your views. 4. Provide specific examples to illustrate your concerns and suggest alternatives. 5. To ensure proper receipt by EPA, be sure to identify the docket ID number assigned to this action in the subject line on the first page of your response. You may also provide the name, date, and Federal Register citation. D. How May I Participate in This Meeting? You may participate in this meeting by following the instructions in this section. To ensure proper receipt by EPA, it is imperative that you identify docket ID number EPA–HQ–ORD–2007– 0942 in the subject line on the first page of your request. 1. Oral comments. Requests to present oral comments will be accepted up to February 4, 2008. To the extent that time permits, interested persons who have not pre-registered may be permitted by the Chair of the HSRB to present oral comments at the meeting. Each individual or group wishing to make brief oral comments to the HSRB is strongly advised to submit their request (preferably via email) to the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT no later than noon, eastern time, February 4, 2008, in order to be included on the meeting agenda and to provide sufficient time for the HSRB Chair and HSRB DFO to review the meeting agenda to provide an appropriate public comment period. The request should identify the name of the individual making the presentation and the organization (if any) the individual will represent. Oral comments before the HSRB are limited to 5 minutes per individual or E:\FR\FM\25JAN1.SGM 25JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 17 / Friday, January 25, 2008 / Notices organization. Please note that this includes all individuals appearing either as part of, or on behalf of an organization. While it is our intent to hear a full range of oral comments on the science and ethics issues under discussion, it is not our intent to permit organizations to expand these time limitations by having numerous individuals sign up separately to speak on their behalf. If additional time is available, there may be flexibility in time for public comments. 2. Written comments. Although you may submit written comments at any time, for the HSRB to have the best opportunity to review and consider your comments as it deliberates on its report, you should submit your comments at least 5 business days prior to the beginning of this teleconference. If you submit comments after this date, those comments will be provided to the Board members, but you should recognize that the Board members may not have adequate time to consider those comments prior to making a decision. Thus, if you plan to submit written comments, the Agency strongly encourages you to submit such comments no later than noon, Eastern Time, February 4, 2008. You should submit your comments using the instructions described earlier in this notice. In addition, the Agency also requests that person(s) submitting comments directly to the docket also provide a copy of their comments to the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. There is no limit on the length of written comments for consideration by the HSRB. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES E. Background The EPA Human Studies Review Board will be reviewing its draft report from the October 24–26, 2007 HSRB meeting. The Board may also discuss planning for future HSRB meetings. Background on the October 24–26, 2007 HSRB meeting can be found at Federal Register 72 17, 54908 (September 27, 2007) and at the HSRB Web site http://www.epa.gov/osa/hsrb/. The October 24–26, 2007 HSRB meeting draft report is now available. You may obtain electronic copies of this document, and certain other related documents that might be available electronically, from the regulations.gov Web site and the HSRB Internet Home Page at http://www.epa.gov/osa/hsrb/. For questions on document availability or if you do not have access to the Internet, consult the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:05 Jan 24, 2008 Jkt 214001 Dated: January 17, 2008. George Gray, EPA Science Advisor. [FR Doc. E8–1327 Filed 1–24–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P OFFICE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY National Science and Technology Council; Research Business Models Subcommittee of the Committee on Science Final Notice of Standard Terms and Conditions for Research Grants. ACTION: SUMMARY: Effective with publication of this Notice in the Federal Register, research agencies will be able to utilize a new standard core set of administrative terms and conditions on research and research-related awards that are subject to OMB Circular A–110, ‘‘Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Agreements With Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals, and Other Non-Profit Organizations’’ (2 CFR part 215). This resulted from an initiative of the Research Business Models (RBM) Subcommittee of the Committee on Science (CoS), a committee of the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC). One of the RBM Subcommittee’s priority areas is to create greater consistency in the administration of Federal research awards. Given the increasing complexity of interdisciplinary and interagency research, it has become increasingly important for Federal agencies to manage awards in a similar fashion. In 2000, the Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP), a cooperative initiative among 10 Federal agencies and 98 institutional recipients of research funds, developed Standard Terms and Conditions as a model implementation of OMB Circular A– 110. It was demonstrated that these terms were an effective set of requirements for many agency research awards. In 2005, following public and agency comment on the original FDP terms, final standard terms and conditions were developed by RBM. With this final notice, research agencies and awarding offices that participate in the FDP, must use the core set of administrative requirements, to the maximum practicable extent, in research and research-related grant awards to organizations that are subject to 2 CFR part 215. Likewise, agencies that have not participated in the FDP PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4563 may elect to use these terms on selective awards to their research recipients. The Government-wide core set of administrative requirements are posted on the NSF Web site at: http:// www.nsf.gov/bfa/dias/policy/rtc/ index.jsp. As changes are made in the future, NSF will maintain both the current version and an archive of earlier versions. Research agencies will post their plans for implementing the administrative requirements either on the RBM subcommittee Web site, http:// rbm.nih.gov, or on their own Web site, in which case the RBM subcommittee will provide a link from its site to the agency’s location. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information on the Research Terms and Conditions, contact Jean Feldman, Head, Policy Office, Division of Institution & Support, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22230, e-mail: jfeldman@nsf.gov; telephone (703) 292– 8243; FAX: (703) 292–9171. For further information on the NSTC RBM Subcommittee, contact Diane DiEuliis, at the Office of Science and Technology Policy, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503; e-mail: ddieuliis@ostp.eop.gov; telephone 202– 456–6059; FAX 202–456–6027. See also the RBM Subcommittee’s Web site: http://rbm.nih.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background and Purpose of Today’s Federal Register Notice This proposal is an initiative of the Research Business Models (RBM) Subcommittee of the Committee on Science (CoS), a committee of the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC). One of RBM Subcommittee’s priority areas is greater consistency in the administration of Federal research awards. Given the increasing complexity of interdisciplinary and interagency research, it has become increasingly important for Federal agencies to manage awards in a similar fashion. Federal agencies’ awarding offices currently include different award requirements, use different language to state the same requirements, and organize the award content differently. The variation in format and content of these terms and conditions of awards increases both administrative effort and costs for recipients. Because requirements arise from common government-wide statutes and regulations, as well as OMB circulars, their standardization is possible. In 2000, the ten Federal agencies and awarding offices and 98 research E:\FR\FM\25JAN1.SGM 25JAN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-ORD-2007-0942; FRL-8521-9]


Human Studies Review Board (HSRB); Notification of a Public 
Teleconference To Review Its Draft Report from the October 24-26, 2007 
HSRB Meeting

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The EPA Human Studies Review Board (HSRB) announces a public 
teleconference meeting to discuss its draft HSRB report from the 
October 24-26, 2007 HSRB meeting.

DATES: The teleconference will be held on February 11, 2008, from 2 to 
approximately 5 p.m. (Eastern Time).
    Location: The meeting will take place via telephone only.
    Meeting Access: For information on access or services for 
individuals with disabilities, please contact the person listed under 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

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CONTACT, so that appropriate arrangements can be made.
    Procedures for Providing Public Input: Interested members of the 
public may submit relevant written or oral comments for the HSRB to 
consider during the advisory process. Additional information concerning 
submission of relevant written or oral comments is provided in Unit 
I.D. of this notice.

ADDRESSES: Submit your written comments, identified by Docket ID No. 
EPA-HQ-ORD-2007-0942, by any of the following methods:
    Internet: http://www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line 
instructions for submitting comments.
    E-mail: ORD.Docket@epa.gov.
    USPS Mail: ORD Docket, Environmental Protection Agency, Mailcode: 
28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460.
    Hand or Courier Delivery: EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), Public 
Reading Room, Infoterra Room (Room Number 3334), EPA West Building, 
1301 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460, Attention Docket 
ID No. EPA-ORD-2007-0942. Deliveries are only accepted from 8:30 a.m. 
to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. Special 
arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information.
    Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-
2007-0942. EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included 
in the public docket without change and may be made available online at 
http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information 
provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be 
Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose 
disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information through 
http://www.regulations.gov or e-mail that you consider to be CBI or 
otherwise protected. The http://www.regulations.gov Web site is an 
``anonymous access'' system, which means EPA will not know your 
identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of 
your comment. By contrast, if you send an e-mail comment directly to 
EPA, without going through http://www.regulations.gov, your e-mail 
address will be automatically captured and included as part of the 
comment that is placed in the public docket and made available on the 
Internet. If you submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you 
include your name and other contact information in the body of your 
comment and with any disk or CD-ROM you submit. If EPA cannot read your 
comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for 
clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic 
files should avoid the use of special characters, any form of 
encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Members of the public who wish to 
obtain the call-in number and access code to participate in the 
telephone conference, request a current draft copy of the Board's 
report or who wish further information may contact Lu-Ann Kleibacker, 
EPA, Office of the Science Advisor, (8105R), Environmental Protection 
Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone 
(202) 564-7189 or via e-mail at kleibacker.lu-ann@epa.gov. General 
information concerning the EPA HSRB can be found on the EPA Web site at 
http://www.epa.gov/osa/hsrb/.

I. General Information

A. Does This Action Apply to Me?

    This action is directed to the public in general. This action may, 
however, be of particular interest to persons who conduct or assess 
human studies, especially studies on substances regulated by EPA and to 
persons who may sponsor or conduct research with human subjects with 
the intention to submit it to EPA for consideration under the Federal 
Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) or the Federal Insecticide, 
Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) or section 408 of the Federal 
Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). Since other entities may also be 
interested, the Agency has not attempted to describe all the specific 
entities that may be affected by this action. If you have any questions 
regarding the applicability of this action to a particular entity, 
consult the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

B. How Can I Access Electronic Copies of This Document and Other 
Related Information?

    You may access this Federal Register document electronically 
through http://www.regulations.gov or through the EPA Web site under 
the ``Federal Register'' listings at http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/
 Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the index under 
the docket number. Even though it will be listed by title in the index, 
some information is not publicly available, e.g., CBI or other 
information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Copyright 
material, will be publicly available only in hard copy. Publicly 
available docket materials are available either through electronically 
in http://www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the ORD Docket, EPA/
DC, Public Reading Room, Infoterra Room (Room Number 3334), EPA West 
Building, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. The Public 
Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through 
Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Public 
Reading Room is (202) 566-1744, and the telephone number for the ORD 
Docket is (202) 566-1752.

C. What Should I Consider as I Prepare My Comments for EPA?

    You may find the following suggestions helpful for preparing your 
comments:
    1. Explain your views as clearly as possible.
    2. Describe any assumptions that you used.
    3. Provide copies of any technical information and/or data you used 
that support your views.
    4. Provide specific examples to illustrate your concerns and 
suggest alternatives.
    5. To ensure proper receipt by EPA, be sure to identify the docket 
ID number assigned to this action in the subject line on the first page 
of your response. You may also provide the name, date, and Federal 
Register citation.

D. How May I Participate in This Meeting?

    You may participate in this meeting by following the instructions 
in this section. To ensure proper receipt by EPA, it is imperative that 
you identify docket ID number EPA-HQ-ORD-2007-0942 in the subject line 
on the first page of your request.
    1. Oral comments. Requests to present oral comments will be 
accepted up to February 4, 2008. To the extent that time permits, 
interested persons who have not pre-registered may be permitted by the 
Chair of the HSRB to present oral comments at the meeting. Each 
individual or group wishing to make brief oral comments to the HSRB is 
strongly advised to submit their request (preferably via email) to the 
person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT no later than noon, 
eastern time, February 4, 2008, in order to be included on the meeting 
agenda and to provide sufficient time for the HSRB Chair and HSRB DFO 
to review the meeting agenda to provide an appropriate public comment 
period. The request should identify the name of the individual making 
the presentation and the organization (if any) the individual will 
represent. Oral comments before the HSRB are limited to 5 minutes per 
individual or

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organization. Please note that this includes all individuals appearing 
either as part of, or on behalf of an organization. While it is our 
intent to hear a full range of oral comments on the science and ethics 
issues under discussion, it is not our intent to permit organizations 
to expand these time limitations by having numerous individuals sign up 
separately to speak on their behalf. If additional time is available, 
there may be flexibility in time for public comments.
    2. Written comments. Although you may submit written comments at 
any time, for the HSRB to have the best opportunity to review and 
consider your comments as it deliberates on its report, you should 
submit your comments at least 5 business days prior to the beginning of 
this teleconference. If you submit comments after this date, those 
comments will be provided to the Board members, but you should 
recognize that the Board members may not have adequate time to consider 
those comments prior to making a decision. Thus, if you plan to submit 
written comments, the Agency strongly encourages you to submit such 
comments no later than noon, Eastern Time, February 4, 2008. You should 
submit your comments using the instructions described earlier in this 
notice. In addition, the Agency also requests that person(s) submitting 
comments directly to the docket also provide a copy of their comments 
to the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. There is no 
limit on the length of written comments for consideration by the HSRB.

E. Background

    The EPA Human Studies Review Board will be reviewing its draft 
report from the October 24-26, 2007 HSRB meeting. The Board may also 
discuss planning for future HSRB meetings. Background on the October 
24-26, 2007 HSRB meeting can be found at Federal Register 72 17, 54908 
(September 27, 2007) and at the HSRB Web site http://www.epa.gov/osa/
hsrb/. The October 24-26, 2007 HSRB meeting draft report is now 
available. You may obtain electronic copies of this document, and 
certain other related documents that might be available electronically, 
from the regulations.gov Web site and the HSRB Internet Home Page at 
http://www.epa.gov/osa/hsrb/. For questions on document availability or 
if you do not have access to the Internet, consult the person listed 
under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

    Dated: January 17, 2008.
George Gray,
EPA Science Advisor.
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