Draft Toxicological Review of Cerium Oxide and Cerium Compounds: In Support of the Summary Information in the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS), 31683-31684 [E8-12382]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 107 / Tuesday, June 3, 2008 / Notices hours per Partner has decreased, but the total hourly burden for LMOP Partners still increased because of an increase in the number of Partners. For perspective on the magnitude of Partner growth, there were 365 Partners at the end of 2003 when the ICR was last renewed, whereas there were 675 Partners as of July 2007. This indicates an 85% increase in Partners since the last renewal. The remainder of the increase in total hourly burden comes from a planned initiative to collect critical landfill data from 1,000 additional landfill owners and operators. These data are necessary in order to better respond to public data requests and evaluate the potential of future LFGE opportunities. This type of data collection has not occurred before during LMOP’s history. This change is the result of a program change. What Is the Next Step in the Process for This ICR? EPA will consider the comments received and amend the ICR as appropriate. The final ICR package will then be submitted to OMB for review and approval pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.12. At that time, EPA will issue another Federal Register notice pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.5(a)(1)(iv) to announce the submission of the ICR to OMB and the opportunity to submit additional comments to OMB. If you have any questions about this ICR or the approval process, please contact the technical person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Dated: May 6, 2008. Dina Kruger, Director, Climate Change Division. [FR Doc. E8–12371 Filed 6–2–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8575–1; Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–ORD– 2008–0111] Draft Toxicological Review of Cerium Oxide and Cerium Compounds: In Support of the Summary Information in the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of Listening Session. ebenthall on PRODPC60 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: EPA is announcing a listening session to be held on June 25, 2008, during the public comment period for the draft document entitled, ‘‘Toxicological Review of Cerium Oxide and Cerium Compounds: In Support of VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:18 Jun 02, 2008 Jkt 214001 Summary Information on the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)’’. This listening session is a new step in EPA’s revised process, announced on April 10, 2008, for development of human health assessments for inclusion on IRIS. The purpose of the listening session is to allow all interested parties to present scientific and technical comments on draft IRIS health assessments to EPA and other interested parties during the public comment period and prior to the external peer review meeting. EPA welcomes the scientific and technical comments that will be provided to the Agency by the listening session participants. The comments will be considered by the Agency as it revises the draft assessment in response to the independent external peer review and public comments. All electronic or hard copies of presentations made at the meeting will become part of the official and public record. The EPA’s draft assessment and peer review charge are 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 https://www.epa.gov/ncea. DATES: The listening session on the draft IRIS health assessment for cerium oxide and cerium compounds will be held on June 25, 2008, beginning at 9 a.m. and ending at 4 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time. If you wish to make a presentation at the listening session, you should register by June 20, 2008, and indicate that you wish to make oral comments at the session including the length of your presentation. At the time of your registration, please indicate if you require audio-visual aid (e.g. lap top and slide projector). In general, each presentation should be no more than 30 minutes. If, however, there are more requests for presentations than the allotted time will allow, then the time limit for each presentation will be adjusted accordingly. Participants may also register at the beginning of the listening session to make comments. The order of the presentations will follow the order of registration. A copy of the agenda for the listening session will be available at the meeting. The public comment period for review of this draft assessment was announced previously in the Federal Register (FR) (73 FR 24982–24983) on May 6, 2008. As stated in that FR notice, the public comment period began on May 5, 2008, and ends June 30, 2008. Any technical comments submitted during the public comment period should be in writing and must be received by EPA by June 30, 2008, PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 31683 according to the procedures outlined below. Only those public comments submitted using the procedures identified in the May 6 FR notice by the June 30 deadline can be assured of being provided to the independent peer review panel prior to the peer review meeting to be held on July 8, 2008. The logistics for the peer review meeting were announced in the May 6, 2008, FR notice. Listening session participants who wish to have their comments available to the external peer reviewers should also submit written comments during the public comment period using the detailed and established procedures included in the aforementioned FR notice (May 6, 2008). Comments submitted to the docket prior to the end of the public comment period will be submitted to the external peer reviewers and considered by EPA in the disposition of public comments. Comments received in the docket after the public comment period closes must still be submitted to the docket but will not be submitted to the external peer reviewers. ADDRESSES: The listening session on the draft cerium assessment will be held at the EPA offices at Two Potomac Yard (North Building), 7th Floor, Room 7100, 2733 South Crystal Drive, Arlington, Virginia 22202. To attend the listening session, please register by June 20, 2008, via e-mail at ross.christine@epa.gov (subject line: cerium oxide listening session), by phone: 703–347–3389, or by faxing a registration request to 703–347– 8689 (please reference the ‘‘Cerium Oxide Listening Session’’ and include your name, title, affiliation, full address and contact information). Please note that to gain entrance to this EPA building to attend the meeting, attendees must have photo identification with them and must register at the guard’s desk in the lobby. The guard will retain your photo identification and will provide you with a visitor’s badge. At the guard’s desk, attendees should give the name Christine Ross and the telephone number 703–347–3389, to the guard on duty. The guard will contact Ms. Ross, who will meet you in the reception area to escort you to the meeting room. Upon your exit from the building please return your visitor’s badge and you will receive the photo identification that you provided. A teleconference line will also be available for participants. The teleconference number is 866–299–3188 and the access code is 1068186199, followed by the pound sign (#). The teleconference line will be activated at E:\FR\FM\03JNN1.SGM 03JNN1 31684 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 107 / Tuesday, June 3, 2008 / Notices 8:45 a.m., and you will be asked to identify yourself and your affiliation at the beginning of the call. Information on Services for Individuals with Disabilities: For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, please contact Christine Ross at 703–347–3389 or ross.christine@epa.gov. To request accommodation of a disability, please contact Christine Ross, preferably at least 10 days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request. For information on the public listening sessions, please contact Christine Ross, IRIS Staff, National Center for Environmental Assessment, (8601P), U.S. EPA, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone: 703–347–3389; facsimile: 703–347– 8689; or e-mail: ross.christine@epa.gov. If you have questions about the draft cerium assessment, 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: 703–347– 8689; or e-mail: gehlhaus.martin@epa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: This listening session is a new step in EPA’s revised process, announced on April 10, 2008, for development of human health assessments for inclusion on IRIS. The new process is posted on the NCEA home page under the Recent Additions menu at https://www.epa.gov/ncea. Two listening sessions are scheduled under the new IRIS process. The first is during the public review of the draft assessment that includes only qualitative discussion. The second session is during the public review of the externally peer-reviewed draft assessment; if feasible, this draft will include both qualitative and quantitative elements (i.e., a ‘‘complete draft’’). All IRIS assessments that are at the document development stage will follow the revised process, which includes the two listening sessions. However, when EPA initiated the new IRIS process, its draft assessment for Cerium Oxide and Cerium Compounds had already been released for public review and comment, so EPA will only hold one listening session during the public review and comment period of the externally peer-reviewed draft. ebenthall on PRODPC60 with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: May 28, 2008. Peter W. Preuss, Director, National Center for Environmental Assessment. [FR Doc. E8–12382 Filed 6–2–08; 8:45 am] (73 FR 21932), on page 21932, in second column, the table: BILLING CODE 6560–50–P VOC .......................................... NOX .......................................... ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY is corrected to read: Adequacy Status of the Indiana and Ohio Portions of the CincinnatiHamilton, Ohio/Kentucky/Indiana, Submitted 8-Hour Ozone Attainment Demonstration for Transportation Conformity Purposes; Correction Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of adequacy; correction. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This document corrects an error in the table posted in the April 23, 2008, notice of adequacy of the motor vehicle emissions budgets (MVEB) for the Indiana and Ohio portions of the Cincinnati-Hamilton OH/KY/IN area. The MVEBs were submitted by Indiana as part of the 8-hour ozone attainment demonstration for the area. The MVEB table in that notice conflicts with the actual MVEBs. EPA, therefore, is correcting the erroneous table. DATES: Effective Date: This correction is effective on June 3, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anthony Maietta, Life Scientist, Criteria Pollutant Section, Air Programs Branch (AR–18J), Environmental Protection Agency, Region 5, 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60604, (312) 353–8777, maietta.anthony@epa.gov. EPA published a notice of adequacy on April 23, 2008, (73 FR 21932) which finds the 2008 MVEBs for volatile organic compounds (VOC) and oxides of nitrogen (NOX) for the Indiana and Ohio portions of the Cincinnati-Hamilton OH/KY/IN area to be adequate for transportation conformity purposes. In this notice, EPA erroneously identified the 2008 MVEBs as 72.16 tons per day (tpd) for VOC and 18.99 tpd for NOX. The table in that notice conflicts with the actual MVEBs. The actual 2008 MVEBs are 46.00 tpd for VOC and 91.36 tpd for NOX. Therefore, the table is being corrected to refer to the correct budget amounts. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Correction 14:18 Jun 02, 2008 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 72.16 18.99 2008 MVEB (tpd) [EPA–R05–OAR–2007–0520; FRL–8574–9] In the notice of adequacy published in the Federal Register on April 23, 2008, VerDate Aug<31>2005 2008 MVEB (tpd) VOC .......................................... NOX .......................................... 46.00 91.36 Dated: May 20, 2008. Richard C. Karl, Acting Regional Administrator, Region 5. [FR Doc. E8–12373 Filed 6–2–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. SUMMARY: Background. 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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 107 (Tuesday, June 3, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 31683-31684]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-12382]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-8575-1; Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2008-0111]


Draft Toxicological Review of Cerium Oxide and Cerium Compounds: 
In Support of the Summary Information in the Integrated Risk 
Information System (IRIS)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of Listening Session.

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SUMMARY: EPA is announcing a listening session to be held on June 25, 
2008, during the public comment period for the draft document entitled, 
``Toxicological Review of Cerium Oxide and Cerium Compounds: In Support 
of Summary Information on the Integrated Risk Information System 
(IRIS)''. This listening session is a new step in EPA's revised 
process, announced on April 10, 2008, for development of human health 
assessments for inclusion on IRIS. The purpose of the listening session 
is to allow all interested parties to present scientific and technical 
comments on draft IRIS health assessments to EPA and other interested 
parties during the public comment period and prior to the external peer 
review meeting. EPA welcomes the scientific and technical comments that 
will be provided to the Agency by the listening session participants. 
The comments will be considered by the Agency as it revises the draft 
assessment in response to the independent external peer review and 
public comments. All electronic or hard copies of presentations made at 
the meeting will become part of the official and public record.
    The EPA's draft assessment and peer review charge are 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 https://www.epa.gov/ncea.

DATES: The listening session on the draft IRIS health assessment for 
cerium oxide and cerium compounds will be held on June 25, 2008, 
beginning at 9 a.m. and ending at 4 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time. If you 
wish to make a presentation at the listening session, you should 
register by June 20, 2008, and indicate that you wish to make oral 
comments at the session including the length of your presentation. At 
the time of your registration, please indicate if you require audio-
visual aid (e.g. lap top and slide projector). In general, each 
presentation should be no more than 30 minutes. If, however, there are 
more requests for presentations than the allotted time will allow, then 
the time limit for each presentation will be adjusted accordingly. 
Participants may also register at the beginning of the listening 
session to make comments. The order of the presentations will follow 
the order of registration. A copy of the agenda for the listening 
session will be available at the meeting.
    The public comment period for review of this draft assessment was 
announced previously in the Federal Register (FR) (73 FR 24982-24983) 
on May 6, 2008. As stated in that FR notice, the public comment period 
began on May 5, 2008, and ends June 30, 2008. Any technical comments 
submitted during the public comment period should be in writing and 
must be received by EPA by June 30, 2008, according to the procedures 
outlined below. Only those public comments submitted using the 
procedures identified in the May 6 FR notice by the June 30 deadline 
can be assured of being provided to the independent peer review panel 
prior to the peer review meeting to be held on July 8, 2008. The 
logistics for the peer review meeting were announced in the May 6, 
2008, FR notice.
    Listening session participants who wish to have their comments 
available to the external peer reviewers should also submit written 
comments during the public comment period using the detailed and 
established procedures included in the aforementioned FR notice (May 6, 
2008). Comments submitted to the docket prior to the end of the public 
comment period will be submitted to the external peer reviewers and 
considered by EPA in the disposition of public comments. Comments 
received in the docket after the public comment period closes must 
still be submitted to the docket but will not be submitted to the 
external peer reviewers.

ADDRESSES: The listening session on the draft cerium assessment will be 
held at the EPA offices at Two Potomac Yard (North Building), 7th 
Floor, Room 7100, 2733 South Crystal Drive, Arlington, Virginia 22202. 
To attend the listening session, please register by June 20, 2008, via 
e-mail at ross.christine@epa.gov (subject line: cerium oxide listening 
session), by phone: 703-347-3389, or by faxing a registration request 
to 703-347-8689 (please reference the ``Cerium Oxide Listening 
Session'' and include your name, title, affiliation, full address and 
contact information). Please note that to gain entrance to this EPA 
building to attend the meeting, attendees must have photo 
identification with them and must register at the guard's desk in the 
lobby. The guard will retain your photo identification and will provide 
you with a visitor's badge. At the guard's desk, attendees should give 
the name Christine Ross and the telephone number 703-347-3389, to the 
guard on duty. The guard will contact Ms. Ross, who will meet you in 
the reception area to escort you to the meeting room. Upon your exit 
from the building please return your visitor's badge and you will 
receive the photo identification that you provided.
    A teleconference line will also be available for participants. The 
teleconference number is 866-299-3188 and the access code is 
1068186199, followed by the pound sign (). The teleconference 
line will be activated at

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8:45 a.m., and you will be asked to identify yourself and your 
affiliation at the beginning of the call.
    Information on Services for Individuals with Disabilities: For 
information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, 
please contact Christine Ross at 703-347-3389 or 
ross.christine@epa.gov. To request accommodation of a disability, 
please contact Christine Ross, preferably at least 10 days prior to the 
meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information on the public 
listening sessions, please contact Christine Ross, IRIS Staff, National 
Center for Environmental Assessment, (8601P), U.S. EPA, 1200 
Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone: 703-347-
3389; facsimile: 703-347-8689; or e-mail: ross.christine@epa.gov. If 
you have questions about the draft cerium assessment, 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: 703-347-8689; or e-mail: 
gehlhaus.martin@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This listening session is a new step in 
EPA's revised process, announced on April 10, 2008, for development of 
human health assessments for inclusion on IRIS. The new process is 
posted on the NCEA home page under the Recent Additions menu at https://
www.epa.gov/ncea. Two listening sessions are scheduled under the new 
IRIS process. The first is during the public review of the draft 
assessment that includes only qualitative discussion. The second 
session is during the public review of the externally peer-reviewed 
draft assessment; if feasible, this draft will include both qualitative 
and quantitative elements (i.e., a ``complete draft''). All IRIS 
assessments that are at the document development stage will follow the 
revised process, which includes the two listening sessions. However, 
when EPA initiated the new IRIS process, its draft assessment for 
Cerium Oxide and Cerium Compounds had already been released for public 
review and comment, so EPA will only hold one listening session during 
the public review and comment period of the externally peer-reviewed 
draft.

    Dated: May 28, 2008.
Peter W. Preuss,
Director, National Center for Environmental Assessment.
 [FR Doc. E8-12382 Filed 6-2-08; 8:45 am]
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