Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of Upcoming Meeting of the Science Advisory Board Ecological Processes and Effects Committee, 9327-9328 [E8-3115]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 34 / Wednesday, February 20, 2008 / Notices requests are announced through the ‘‘empmlist’’ forum on the LYRIS list server at https://lists.epa.gov/read/ all_forums/. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY III. How Can I Request to Participate in this Meeting? Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of Upcoming Meeting of the Science Advisory Board Ecological Processes and Effects Committee [FRL–8530–5] You may submit a request to participate in this meeting to the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Do not submit any information in your request that is considered CBI. Requests to participate in the meeting, identified by docket ID number EPA– HQ–OPP–2008–0102, must be received on or before [15 days after date of publication in the Federal Register]. IV. Tentative Topics for the Meeting General Theme: Large-Scale Monitoring for Contaminant Modeling: Strategies, Results, and Future Directions Specific Topics Atrazine and Nitrate in Rural Drinking Water Wells Analysis of Long-Term Trends in Atrazine Occurrence in Raw Water of 103 CWSs Aldicarb Potable Well Monitoring Program – Study Design, Collection of Ancillary Field Data, and Relevance for Dietary Risk Assessments Review of Monitoring Drinking Water Data from Surface Waters: Use in Dietary Risk Assessment; Site Selection and Auxilliary Data Collection Issues Inverse Model for Determining Agricultural Watershed N Balances from Stream Nitrate Data Implementation of Best Management Practices for Atrazine Herbicide in the Little Arkansas River Watershed Estimating the Effects of Pesticides on Macroinvertebrate Assemblage Composition Using Field Data Pathways for Drinking Water Well Contamination Source Water and Finished Drinking Water Quality Overview of NAWQA Status and Plans for National Monitoring of Streams and Ground Water List of Subjects Environmental protection, Modeling, Monitoring, Pesticides, Pest. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Dated: February 12, 2008. Donald J. Brady, Director, Environmental Fate and Effects Division. [FR Doc. E8–3125 Filed 2–19–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–S VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:47 Feb 19, 2008 Jkt 214001 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public meeting of the SAB Ecological Processes and Effects Committee to provide advice on the EPA Ecological Research Program’s Multi-Year Plan. DATES: The meeting dates are Wednesday, April 9, 2008 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. through Thursday, April 10, 2008 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 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 further information about this meeting must contact Dr. Thomas Armitage, Designated Federal Officer (DFO). Dr. Armitage 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) 343–9995; fax (202) 233–0643; or e-mail at: armitage.thomas@epa.gov. General information about the EPA 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: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92–463, notice is hereby given that the SAB Ecological Processes and Effects Committee will hold a public meeting to provide advice on the EPA Ecological Research Program’s Multi-Year Plan and discuss other Committee business. The SAB was established by 42 U.S.C. 4365 to provide independent scientific and technical advice to the 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. PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9327 Background: The EPA Office of Research and Development has developed a draft Ecological Research Program Multi-Year Plan that establishes long-term and annual goals for the Agency’s Ecological Research Program and discusses planned research. The Multi-Year Plan describes a new direction for the Ecological Research Program intended to fill the need for a better understanding of the implications of human impacts on ecosystems and the services they provide. The redirected Ecological Research Program builds on past research efforts in ecosystem monitoring, restoration, and functioning to develop operational methods for incorporating quantitative information on ecosystem services into decision making. EPA’s Office of Research and Development has requested that the SAB provide advice on the program focus, research questions, and implementation approach articulated in the Agency’s draft Ecological Research Program Multi-Year Plan. The SAB has been asked to comment on: (1) The utility of the program in offering meaningful contributions to ecological sciences and providing useful information for decision making, (2) the adequacy of the proposed goals, objectives, and research questions in meeting the overall purpose of the program, (3) the proposed implementation approach, (4) anticipated challenges to achieving the overall goal of the program, and (5) ways to measure the progress, productivity, efficiency, and effectiveness of the program. To augment the expertise on the SAB Ecological Processes and Effects Committee, the SAB Staff Office has selected several SAB committee members with expertise in valuing ecosystem services to participate in this advisory activity. The roster and biosketches of members of the Ecological Processes and Effects Committee augmented for the advisory on EPA’s Ecological Research Program are posted on the SAB Web site at: http://www.epa.gov/sab. Availability of Meeting Materials: The draft Ecological Research Program Multi-Year Plan to be reviewed by the SAB Committee will be posted on the EPA Office of Research and Development SAB Web site at: http:// www.epa.gov/ord/htm/multiyearplans.htm. The EPA technical contact for the Ecological Research Program Multi-Year Plan is Dr. Rick Linthurst, EPA Office of Research and Development. Dr. Linthurst may be contacted by telephone at (919) 541– E:\FR\FM\20FEN1.SGM 20FEN1 9328 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 34 / Wednesday, February 20, 2008 / Notices 4909, or via e-mail at: linthurst.rick@epa.gov. The agenda and other material for the upcoming public meeting will be posted on the SAB Web site at: http://www.epa.gov/sab. Procedures for Providing Public Input: Interested members of the public may submit relevant written or oral information for the SAB Panel to consider on the topics included in this advisory activity and/or group conducting the activity. 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. Armitage, DFO, in writing (preferably via e-mail) at the contact information noted above, by April 2, 2008 be placed on a list of public speakers for the meeting. Written Statements: Written statements should be received in the SAB Staff Office by March 12, 2008 so that the information may be made available to the SAB Panel members for their consideration. Written statements should be supplied to the DFO in the following formats: one hard copy with original signature, 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. Armitage 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: February 12, 2008. Anthony F. Maciorowski, Deputy Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office. [FR Doc. E8–3115 Filed 2–19–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2005–0061; FRL–8349–8] Azinphos-methyl; Product Cancellation Order and Amendments to Terminate Uses Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice publishes EPA’s order for the cancellations and amendments to terminate uses, voluntarily requested by the registrants VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:47 Feb 19, 2008 Jkt 214001 and accepted by the Agency, of products containing the pesticide azinphosmethyl (AZM), pursuant to section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended. This cancellation order follows an August 8, 2007 Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Requests from the AZM registrants to voluntarily cancel and amend to terminate uses of all their AZM product registrations by September 30, 2012. Subject to the terms and conditions described in Unit II below and except as provided in the existing stocks provisions of the cancellation order, the order terminates distribution, sale and use of AZM products labeled for use on Brussels sprouts and nursery stock effective as of today’s date; and prohibits use of such products on Brussels spouts and nursery stock effective September 30, 2008; terminates AZM use on walnuts, almonds, and pistachios effective October 30, 2009; and cancels all AZM products effective September 30, 2012. The cancellation of AZM products serves to terminate the six remaining uses of AZM (apples, pears, cherries, blueberries, alkali bee beds, and parsley) on September 30, 2012. All distribution, sale and use of such products will be prohibited as of that date except as provided in the existing stocks order of the notice. While the alkali bee bed use was not specifically identified in the registrants’ voluntary cancellation requests, the registrants requested cancellation of all AZM products, which includes products labeled for the bee bed use. These are the last AZM products registered for use in the United States. In the August 8, 2007 notice, EPA indicated that it would issue an order implementing the cancellations and amendments to terminate uses, unless the Agency received substantive comments within the 30–day comment period that would merit its further review of these requests. The Agency did not receive any comments on the notice. Accordingly, EPA hereby issues in this notice a cancellation order granting the requested cancellations and amendments to terminate uses. Any distribution, sale, or use of the AZM products subject to this cancellation order is permitted only in accordance with the terms of this order, including any existing stocks provisions. DATES: This order is February 20, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tom Myers, Special Review and Reregistration Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460– 0001; telephone number: (703) 308– PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8589; fax number: (703) 308–7070; email address: myers.tom@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. General Information A. Does this Action Apply to Me? This action is directed to the public in general, and may be of interest to a wide range of stakeholders including environmental, human health, and agricultural advocates; the chemical industry; pesticide users; and members of the public interested in the sale, distribution, or use of pesticides. Since others also may 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 Get Copies of this Document and Other Related Information? 1. Docket. EPA has established a docket for this action under docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ– OPP–2005–0061. Publicly available docket materials are available either in the electronic docket at http:// www.regulations.gov, or, if only available in hard copy, at the Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) Regulatory Public Docket in Rm. S–4400, One Potomac Yard (South Bldg.), 2777 S. Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA. The hours of operation of this Docket Facility are from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The Docket Facility telephone number is (703) 305–5805. 2. Electronic access. You may access this Federal Register document electronically through the EPA Internet under the Federal Register listings at http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr. II. What Action is the Agency Taking? This notice announces the cancellation and amendments to terminate uses, as requested by registrants, of all end-use and manufacturing-use AZM products registered under section 3 and 24(c) of FIFRA. At the request of EPA, the AZM registrants requested that EPA terminate certain uses in 2007 and 2009 and cancel all remaining AZM product registrations in 2012 (identified in Table 1 of this notice), subject to certain terms and conditions. Specifically they requested the deletion of the Brussels sprouts and nursery stock uses from their registrations not sooner than the later of September 30, 2007 or 90 days from the date EPA approves draft E:\FR\FM\20FEN1.SGM 20FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 34 (Wednesday, February 20, 2008)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-3115]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-8530-5]


Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of Upcoming 
Meeting of the Science Advisory Board Ecological Processes and Effects 
Committee

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 meeting of the SAB 
Ecological Processes and Effects Committee to provide advice on the EPA 
Ecological Research Program's Multi-Year Plan.

DATES: The meeting dates are Wednesday, April 9, 2008 from 8:30 a.m. to 
5:30 p.m. through Thursday, April 10, 2008 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 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 further information about this meeting must contact Dr. Thomas 
Armitage, Designated Federal Officer (DFO). Dr. Armitage 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) 343-9995; fax (202) 233-0643; or e-
mail at: armitage.thomas@epa.gov. General information about the EPA 
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: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee 
Act, Public Law 92-463, notice is hereby given that the SAB Ecological 
Processes and Effects Committee will hold a public meeting to provide 
advice on the EPA Ecological Research Program's Multi-Year Plan and 
discuss other Committee business. The SAB was established by 42 U.S.C. 
4365 to provide independent scientific and technical advice to the 
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: The EPA Office of Research and Development has 
developed a draft Ecological Research Program Multi-Year Plan that 
establishes long-term and annual goals for the Agency's Ecological 
Research Program and discusses planned research. The Multi-Year Plan 
describes a new direction for the Ecological Research Program intended 
to fill the need for a better understanding of the implications of 
human impacts on ecosystems and the services they provide. The 
redirected Ecological Research Program builds on past research efforts 
in ecosystem monitoring, restoration, and functioning to develop 
operational methods for incorporating quantitative information on 
ecosystem services into decision making.
    EPA's Office of Research and Development has requested that the SAB 
provide advice on the program focus, research questions, and 
implementation approach articulated in the Agency's draft Ecological 
Research Program Multi-Year Plan. The SAB has been asked to comment on: 
(1) The utility of the program in offering meaningful contributions to 
ecological sciences and providing useful information for decision 
making, (2) the adequacy of the proposed goals, objectives, and 
research questions in meeting the overall purpose of the program, (3) 
the proposed implementation approach, (4) anticipated challenges to 
achieving the overall goal of the program, and (5) ways to measure the 
progress, productivity, efficiency, and effectiveness of the program.
    To augment the expertise on the SAB Ecological Processes and 
Effects Committee, the SAB Staff Office has selected several SAB 
committee members with expertise in valuing ecosystem services to 
participate in this advisory activity. The roster and biosketches of 
members of the Ecological Processes and Effects Committee augmented for 
the advisory on EPA's Ecological Research Program are posted on the SAB 
Web site at: http://www.epa.gov/sab.
    Availability of Meeting Materials: The draft Ecological Research 
Program Multi-Year Plan to be reviewed by the SAB Committee will be 
posted on the EPA Office of Research and Development SAB Web site at: 
http://www.epa.gov/ord/htm/multi-yearplans.htm. The EPA technical 
contact for the Ecological Research Program Multi-Year Plan is Dr. Rick 
Linthurst, EPA Office of Research and Development. Dr. Linthurst may be 
contacted by telephone at (919) 541-

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4909, or via e-mail at: linthurst.rick@epa.gov. The agenda and other 
material for the upcoming public meeting will be posted on the SAB Web 
site at: http://www.epa.gov/sab.
    Procedures for Providing Public Input: Interested members of the 
public may submit relevant written or oral information for the SAB 
Panel to consider on the topics included in this advisory activity and/
or group conducting the activity. 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. Armitage, DFO, in writing (preferably via e-mail) at the contact 
information noted above, by April 2, 2008 be placed on a list of public 
speakers for the meeting. Written Statements: Written statements should 
be received in the SAB Staff Office by March 12, 2008 so that the 
information may be made available to the SAB Panel members for their 
consideration. Written statements should be supplied to the DFO in the 
following formats: one hard copy with original signature, 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. Armitage 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: February 12, 2008.
Anthony F. Maciorowski,
Deputy Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office.
[FR Doc. E8-3115 Filed 2-19-08; 8:45 am]
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