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Download as PDF 29140 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 98 / Tuesday, May 20, 2008 / Notices on the draft background document should be sent to Dr. Ruth M. Lunn, NIEHS, P.O. Box 12233, MD EC–14, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, FAX: (919) 316–4637, or lunn@niehs.nih.gov. Courier address: Report on Carcinogens Office, 79 T.W. Alexander Drive, Building 4401, Room 3118, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709. Persons needing interpreting services in order to attend should contact 301–402–8180 (voice) or 301–435–1908 (TTY). Requests should be made at least seven business days in advance of the meeting. each day. A copy of the preliminary agenda, expert panel roster, and any additional information, when available, will be posted on the RoC Web site or may be requested from the Director of the RoC Office (see ADDRESSES above). Individuals who plan to attend the meeting are encouraged to register online by July 14, 2008, to facilitate planning for the meeting. Preliminary Agenda, Availability of Meeting Topics and Registration Request for Comments The NTP invites both written and oral public comments on the draft background document on styrene. All written comments received will be posted on the RoC website prior to the meeting and distributed to the expert panel and RoC staff for their consideration in the peer review of the draft background document and/or preparation for the expert panel meeting. Persons submitting written comments are asked to include their name and contact information (affiliation, mailing address, telephone and facsimile numbers, e-mail, and sponsoring organization, if any) and send them to Dr. Lunn (see ADDRESSES above) for receipt by July 07, 2008. Time will be set-aside at the expert panel meeting for the presentation of oral public comments. Seven minutes will be available for each speaker (one speaker per organization). 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Preliminary agenda topics include: • Oral public comments on styrene. • Peer review of the draft background document on styrene. • Recommendation for listing status for styrene in the 12th RoC. The meeting is schedule for July 21– 22, 2008, from 8:30 a.m. to adjournment Background Information on the RoC The RoC is a congressionally mandated document [Section 301(b)(4) of the Public Health Services Act, 42 U.S.C. 241(b)(4)] that identifies and discusses agents, substances, mixtures, or exposure circumstances (collectively referred to as ‘‘substances’’) that may Dr. Ruth M. Lunn (telephone: 919–316– 4637, or lunn@niehs.nih.gov). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Background jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES The NTP announced the RoC review process for the 12th RoC on April 16, 2007, in the Federal Register (72 FR 18999 available at http:// ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/15208). An expert panel meeting is being convened on July 21–22, 2008, to review styrene for possible listing in the 12th RoC. The draft background document for styrene will be available on the RoC Web site on May 22, 2008, in printed text from the RoC Office (see ADDRESSES above). Persons can register free-of-charge with the NTP listserv to receive notification when draft RoC background documents for other candidate substances for the 12th RoC are made available on the RoC Web site (http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/ 231). Styrene is a very important monomer used worldwide in the production of polymers, which are incorporated into products such as rubber, plastic, insulation, fiberglass, pipes, automobile parts, food containers, and carpet backing. Most of these products contain both free styrene monomer and styrene polymerized in long chains (polystyrene). Sources of exposure to the general public include inhalation of indoor and outdoor ambient air, smoking, and ingestion of foods. Occupational exposure occurs mainly in the reinforced plastics, styrenebutadiene rubber, and styrene monomer and polymer industries. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:23 May 19, 2008 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 pose a hazard to human health by virtue of their carcinogenicity. Substances are listed in the report as either known or reasonably anticipated to be human carcinogens. The NTP prepares the RoC on behalf of the Secretary of Health and Human Services. Information about the RoC and the nomination process can be obtained from its homepage (http:// ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/roc) or by contacting Dr. Lunn (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT above). The NTP follows a formal, multi-step process for review and evaluation of selected chemicals. The formal evaluation process is available on the RoC Web site (http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/15208) or in printed copy from the RoC Office. Dated: May 8, 2008. Samuel H. Wilson, Acting Director, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and National Toxicology Program. [FR Doc. E8–11207 Filed 5–19–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health ODS Analytical Methods and Reference Materials Program—Vitamin Methodology Workshop; Notice Notice is hereby given of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) Analytical Methods and Reference Materials Program, Vitamin Methodology Workshop to be held Monday, July 7th and Tuesday, July 8th, 2008 at the Marriott Gaithersburg Washingtonian Center Hotel in Gaithersburg, Maryland, 20878. Summary In FY 2002, Congress addressed the need for support of analytical methods and reference materials development related to dietary supplements. The congressional appropriation language supported an increased ODS budget for several topics, including analytical methods and reference materials. The Senate language called for: ‘‘ODS to allocate sufficient funds to speed up an ongoing collaborative effort to develop and disseminate validated analytical methods and reference materials for the most commonly used botanicals and other dietary supplements.’’ On February 8, 2002, ODS held a public meeting to solicit comments to assist ODS in designing an overall strategy for implementing the Congressional mandate to foster development and validation of E:\FR\FM\20MYN1.SGM 20MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 98 / Tuesday, May 20, 2008 / Notices analytical methods and reference materials for dietary supplements. In FY 2004 and 2005, Congress again used similar language supporting the Analytical Methods and Reference Materials program in the ODS appropriations. On September 10, 2007 ODS held a Stakeholders’ Meeting to state the progress that had been made by the Analytical Methods and Reference Materials program since its inception in 2002 and to receive comments on the future directions for the next five years. The Vitamin Methodology Workshop is a follow-up to the recommendations from the stakeholders. The purpose of the workshop is to evaluate the state of analytical methodology on vitamins suitable for dietary supplements and identify gaps in the analytical science for the purpose of meeting future methods needs of stakeholders. The sponsor of this meeting is the NIH Office of Dietary Supplements. Registration Seating at this workshop is very limited. To register please forward your name and complete mailing addresses including phone number via e-mail to Mr. Mike Bykowski at mbyskowski@csion.com. Mr. Bykowski will be coordinating the registration for this meeting. If you wish to make an oral presentation during the meeting, you must indicate this when you register and submit the following information: (1) A brief written statement of the general nature of the statement that you wish to present, (2) the names and addresses of the person(s) who will give the presentation, and (3) the approximate length of time that you are requesting for your presentation. Depending on the number of people who register to make presentations, we may have to limit the time allotted for each presentation. If you don’t have access to e-mail please call Mr. Bykowski at 301–670–0270. Dated: May 12, 2008. Paul Coates, Director, Office of Dietary Supplements, National Institutes of Health. [FR Doc. 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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

National Institutes of Health


ODS Analytical Methods and Reference Materials Program--Vitamin 
Methodology Workshop; Notice

    Notice is hereby given of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) 
Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) Analytical Methods and Reference 
Materials Program, Vitamin Methodology Workshop to be held Monday, July 
7th and Tuesday, July 8th, 2008 at the Marriott Gaithersburg 
Washingtonian Center Hotel in Gaithersburg, Maryland, 20878.

Summary

    In FY 2002, Congress addressed the need for support of analytical 
methods and reference materials development related to dietary 
supplements. The congressional appropriation language supported an 
increased ODS budget for several topics, including analytical methods 
and reference materials. The Senate language called for: ``ODS to 
allocate sufficient funds to speed up an ongoing collaborative effort 
to develop and disseminate validated analytical methods and reference 
materials for the most commonly used botanicals and other dietary 
supplements.''
    On February 8, 2002, ODS held a public meeting to solicit comments 
to assist ODS in designing an overall strategy for implementing the 
Congressional mandate to foster development and validation of

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analytical methods and reference materials for dietary supplements.
    In FY 2004 and 2005, Congress again used similar language 
supporting the Analytical Methods and Reference Materials program in 
the ODS appropriations.
    On September 10, 2007 ODS held a Stakeholders' Meeting to state the 
progress that had been made by the Analytical Methods and Reference 
Materials program since its inception in 2002 and to receive comments 
on the future directions for the next five years. The Vitamin 
Methodology Workshop is a follow-up to the recommendations from the 
stakeholders. The purpose of the workshop is to evaluate the state of 
analytical methodology on vitamins suitable for dietary supplements and 
identify gaps in the analytical science for the purpose of meeting 
future methods needs of stakeholders.
    The sponsor of this meeting is the NIH Office of Dietary 
Supplements.

Registration

    Seating at this workshop is very limited. To register please 
forward your name and complete mailing addresses including phone number 
via e-mail to Mr. Mike Bykowski at mbyskowski@csion.com. Mr. Bykowski 
will be coordinating the registration for this meeting. If you wish to 
make an oral presentation during the meeting, you must indicate this 
when you register and submit the following information: (1) A brief 
written statement of the general nature of the statement that you wish 
to present, (2) the names and addresses of the person(s) who will give 
the presentation, and (3) the approximate length of time that you are 
requesting for your presentation. Depending on the number of people who 
register to make presentations, we may have to limit the time allotted 
for each presentation. If you don't have access to e-mail please call 
Mr. Bykowski at 301-670-0270.

    Dated: May 12, 2008.
Paul Coates,
Director, Office of Dietary Supplements, National Institutes of Health.
 [FR Doc. E8-11192 Filed 5-19-08; 8:45 am]
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