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Download as PDF 35686 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 122 / Tuesday, June 24, 2008 / Notices Dated: June 17, 2008. Robert W. Varney, Regional Administrator, Region 1. [FR Doc. E8–14251 Filed 6–23–08; 8:45 a.m.] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8683–9; Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–ORD– 2008–0058] Draft Toxicological Review of Carbon Tetrachloride: 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 July 16, 2008, during the public comment period for the external review draft document entitled, ‘‘Toxicological Review of Carbon Tetrachloride: 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 presentations 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 carbon tetrachloride will be held on July 16, 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 July 9, 2008, and indicate that you wish to make oral comments at the session, and indicate the length of your presentation. At the time of your registration, please indicate if you VerDate Aug<31>2005 12:39 Jun 23, 2008 Jkt 214001 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 who have registered to attend 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 29502) on May 21, 2008. As stated in that FR notice, the public comment period began on May 21, 2008, and ends July 21, 2008. Any technical comments submitted during the public comment period should be in writing and must be received by EPA by July 21, 2008, according to the procedures outlined below. Only those public comments submitted using the procedures identified in the May 21, 2008 FR notice by the July 21, 2008, deadline will be provided to the independent peer-review panel prior to the peer-review meeting. The date and logistics for the peer-review meeting will be announced later in a separate 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 21, 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 carbon tetrachloride 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, register by July 9, 2008, via e-mail at ross.christine@epa.gov (subject line: Carbon tetrachloride listening session), by phone: 703–347–8592, or by faxing a registration request to 703–347–8689 (please reference the ‘‘Carbon Tetrachloride Listening Session’’ and PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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, 703–347–8592, 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 registered attendees/ speakers. The teleconference number is 866–299–3188 and the access code is 7033478503, followed by the pound sign (#). The teleconference line will be activated at 8:45 am, 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 703–347–8592 or ross.christine@epa.gov. To request accommodation of a disability, please contact Ms. 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: 703–347–8592; facsimile: 703–347– 8689; or e-mail: ross.christine@epa.gov. If you have questions about the draft carbon tetrachloride assessment, contact Susan Rieth, IRIS Staff, National Center for Environmental Assessment, (8601P), U.S. EPA, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone: 703–347–8582; facsimile: 703–347– 8689; or e-mail: rieth.susan@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 E:\FR\FM\24JNN1.SGM 24JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 122 / Tuesday, June 24, 2008 / Notices 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 quantitation 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, the draft assessment for carbon tetrachloride had already completed document development and been through several rounds of internal review. Therefore, EPA will only hold one listening session during the public review and comment period of the externally peer-reviewed draft. Dated: June 18, 2008. Joseph A. DeSantis, Acting Director, National Center for Environmental Assessment. [FR Doc. E8–14226 Filed 6–23–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–RCRA–2006–0796; FRL–8684–3] Notice of Scientific Peer Review Teleconference on the Draft ‘‘Human and Ecological Risk Assessment of Coal Combustion Wastes’’ Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. ebenthall on PRODPC60 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) is announcing that a telephone conference will be held with the peer reviewers (who are reviewing the draft Human and Ecological Risk Assessment of Coal Combustion Wastes or draft risk assessment) and interested members of the public. During this teleconference, the Agency will accept oral comments from the public on technical aspects of the draft risk assessment. DATES: The teleconference will be held on Tuesday, July 8, 2008, beginning at 12 Noon Eastern Time. Requests from members of the public who wish to make oral presentations during the teleconference will be accepted through Thursday, July 3, 2008. ADDRESSES: Telephone conference call only. See the following SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for information on how to submit an oral statement during the teleconference. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: For general information on this teleconference, contact Ms. Thea Johnson at (703) 308– VerDate Aug<31>2005 12:39 Jun 23, 2008 Jkt 214001 0050, or johnson.thea@epa.gov, Office of Solid Waste (Mailcode: 5307P), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460. Any member of the public who wishes to make an oral statement during the teleconference (10 minutes or less) must pre-register according to the instructions outlined in the following SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: On August 29, 2007, EPA published a Notice of Data Availability (NODA) in the Federal Register that announced the availability of new information and data contained in three documents regarding the management of coal combustion wastes (CCW) in landfills and surface impoundments. (72 FR 49714.) The Agency sought public comments on how, if at all, this additional information should affect EPA’s decisions as it continues to follow-up on its Regulatory Determination for CCW disposed of in landfills and surface impoundments. The three documents that the Agency requested comment on included: The joint U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and EPA report entitled, Coal Combustion Waste Management at Landfills and Surface Impoundments, 1994–2004; the draft risk assessment conducted by EPA on the management of CCW in landfills and surface impoundments entitled, Human and Ecological Risk Assessment of Coal Combustion Wastes; and the EPA’s damage case assessment. (The Agency also included in the Docket to the NODA a rulemaking petition submitted by a number of citizens’ groups and several approaches, one prepared by the electric utility industry and the other prepared by a number of citizens’ groups regarding the management of CCW). The Agency solicited information regarding the damage cases, the results of the risk assessment, and the new liner and groundwater monitoring information from the DOE/EPA report. EPA also requested comment on the draft risk assessment document to help inform a planned peer review, with which this notice is associated. In addition to the draft risk assessment, EPA will also make available to the peer reviewers the public comments regarding the draft risk assessment that were submitted during the comment period, which closed on February 11, 2008. Availability of Teleconference Materials: A draft agenda and other supporting materials, including the teleconference number and instructions on how to access the teleconference telephone line will be posted on the PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 35687 Science Inventory Web site no later than Thursday, July 3, 2008. The Science Inventory Web site can be accessed at https://www.epa.gov/si. Additional information related to the Regulatory Determination for CCW disposed of in landfills and surface impoundments can be found in docket EPA–HQ–RCRA– 2006–0796, available online at https:// www.regulations.gov. Procedures for Providing Public Input: Interested members of the public may make an oral statement to the independent peer reviewers during the teleconference. Oral Statements: Individuals or groups requesting to make oral presentations to the independent peer reviewers on this public telephone conference will be limited to 10 minutes per speaker. Comments will be accepted from only one speaker per organization. Procedures for Pre-Registration: Industrial Economics, Incorporated (IEc), an EPA contractor for external scientific review, will convene the independent experts, organize, and conduct the peer review teleconference. To participate in this teleconference, register by Thursday, July 3, 2008 by visiting https://www.epa.gov/epaoswer/ other/fossil/tele-form.htm or by sending an e-mail to register@indecon.com. Please reference ‘‘CCW Peer Review Telephone Conference’’ and include your name, title, affiliation, full address and contact information. Due to the limited number of telephone lines, preregistration is strongly recommended. You may also register by calling the registration telephone line at (703) 308– 0436. The deadline for pre-registration is Thursday, July 3, 2008. If telephone lines are available after the preregistration deadline, then, registrations will continue to be accepted after this date. 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[FR Doc No: E8-14226]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-8683-9; Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2008-0058]


Draft Toxicological Review of Carbon Tetrachloride: 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 July 16, 
2008, during the public comment period for the external review draft 
document entitled, ``Toxicological Review of Carbon Tetrachloride: 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 presentations 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 
carbon tetrachloride will be held on July 16, 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 July 9, 
2008, and indicate that you wish to make oral comments at the session, 
and indicate 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 who 
have registered to attend 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 29502) on May 
21, 2008. As stated in that FR notice, the public comment period began 
on May 21, 2008, and ends July 21, 2008. Any technical comments 
submitted during the public comment period should be in writing and 
must be received by EPA by July 21, 2008, according to the procedures 
outlined below. Only those public comments submitted using the 
procedures identified in the May 21, 2008 FR notice by the July 21, 
2008, deadline will be provided to the independent peer-review panel 
prior to the peer-review meeting. The date and logistics for the peer-
review meeting will be announced later in a separate 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 
21, 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 carbon tetrachloride 
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, register by July 9, 
2008, via e-mail at ross.christine@epa.gov (subject line: Carbon 
tetrachloride listening session), by phone: 703-347-8592, or by faxing 
a registration request to 703-347-8689 (please reference the ``Carbon 
Tetrachloride 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, 703-347-8592, 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 registered 
attendees/speakers. The teleconference number is 866-299-3188 and the 
access code is 7033478503, followed by the pound sign (). The 
teleconference line will be activated at 8:45 am, 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 703-347-8592 or 
ross.christine@epa.gov. To request accommodation of a disability, 
please contact Ms. 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-
8592; facsimile: 703-347-8689; or e-mail: ross.christine@epa.gov. If 
you have questions about the draft carbon tetrachloride assessment, 
contact Susan Rieth, IRIS Staff, National Center for Environmental 
Assessment, (8601P), U.S. EPA, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., 
Washington, DC 20460; telephone: 703-347-8582; facsimile: 703-347-8689; 
or e-mail: rieth.susan@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

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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 quantitation 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, the draft assessment for 
carbon tetrachloride had already completed document development and 
been through several rounds of internal review. Therefore, EPA will 
only hold one listening session during the public review and comment 
period of the externally peer-reviewed draft.

    Dated: June 18, 2008.
Joseph A. DeSantis,
Acting Director, National Center for Environmental Assessment.
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