Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC); Ozone Review Panel Request for Nominations, 36319-36321 [E8-14511]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 124 / Thursday, June 26, 2008 / Notices Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 6,119,259. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $452,688,716, includes $240,118,273 annualized capital or O&M costs. Changes in the Estimates: There is a decrease of 604,910 hours in the total estimated burden currently identified in the OMB Inventory of Approved ICR Burdens. This decrease is primarily attributable to the use of updated system inventories and entry points per system to calculate monitoring costs. Dated: June 20, 2008. Sara Hisel-McCoy, Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. E8–14522 Filed 6–25–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8685–3] Clean Water Act Section 303(d): Availability of List Decisions AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency. Notice of Availability. rfrederick on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES ACTION: SUMMARY: This notice announces the availability of EPA’s final action identifying water quality limited segments and associated pollutants in Arkansas to be listed pursuant to Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 303(d), and request for public comment. Section 303(d) requires that states submit and EPA approve or disapprove lists of waters for which existing technologybased pollution controls are not stringent enough to attain or maintain state water quality standards and for which total maximum daily loads (TMDLs) must be prepared. On June 18, 2008, EPA partially approved and partially disapproved Arkansas’ 2008 303(d) submittal. Specifically, EPA approved Arkansas’ listing of 369 water body-pollutant combinations, and associated priority rankings. EPA took neither an approval or disapproval action on 34 waters listed for beryllium and twenty (20) water body pollutant pairs that appear to have been listed in error. EPA disapproved Arkansas’ decisions not to list 73 water body-pollutant combinations. EPA identified these additional water body pollutantcombinations along with priority rankings for inclusion on the 2008 Section 303(d) List. EPA is providing the public the opportunity to review its final decisions to add water body pollutantcombinations to Arkansas’ 2008 Section VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:05 Jun 25, 2008 Jkt 214001 303(d) List, as required by EPA’s Public Participation regulations (40 CFR Part 25). EPA will consider public comments and if necessary amend its final action on the additional water body pollutantcombinations identified for inclusion on Arkansas’ Final 2008 Section 303(d) List. Comments must be submitted in writing to EPA on or before July 28, 2008. DATES: Comments on the decisions should be sent to Diane Smith, Environmental Protection Specialist, Water Quality Protection Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 6, 1445 Ross Ave., Dallas, TX 75202–2733, telephone (214) 665–2145, facsimile (214) 665–7373, or e-mail: smith.diane@epa.gov. Oral comments will not be considered. Copies of the documents which explain the rationale for EPA’s decisions and a list of the 73 water quality limited segments for which EPA disapproved Arkansas’ decision not to list can be obtained at EPA Region 6’s Web site at https:// www.epa.gov/region06/6wq/npdes/ tmdl.htm, or by writing or calling Ms. Smith at the above address. Underlying documents from the administrative record for these decisions are available for public inspection at the above address. Please contact Ms. Smith to schedule an inspection. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Diane Smith at (214) 665–2145. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 303(d) of the CWA requires that each state identify those waters for which existing technology-based pollution controls are not stringent enough to attain or maintain state water quality standards. For those waters, states are required to establish TMDLs according to a priority ranking. EPA’s Water Quality Planning and Management regulations include requirements related to the implementation of Section 303(d) of the CWA (40 CFR 130.7). The regulations require states to identify water quality limited waters still requiring TMDLs every two years. The list of waters still needing TMDLs must also include priority rankings and must identify the waters targeted for TMDL development during the next two years (40 CFR 130.7). Consistent with EPA’s regulations, Arkansas submitted to EPA its listing decisions under Section 303(d) on April 1, 2008. On June 18, 2008, EPA approved Arkansas’ listing of 369 water body-pollutant combinations and associated priority rankings. EPA took neither an approval or disapproval ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36319 action on 34 waters listed for beryllium and twenty (20) water body pollutant pairs that appear to have been listed in error. EPA disapproved Arkansas’ decisions not to list 73 water bodypollutant combinations. EPA identified these additional water body pollutantcombinations along with priority rankings for inclusion on the 2008 Section 303(d) List. EPA solicits public comment on its identification of 73 additional water body-pollutant combinations for inclusion on Arkansas’ 2008 Section 303(d) List. Dated: June 18, 2008. Miguel I Flores, Director, Water Quality Protection Division, Region 6. [FR Doc. E8–14516 Filed 6–25–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8685–4] Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC); Ozone Review Panel Request for Nominations Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office is announcing the formation of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) Review Panel for ambient ozone. The SAB Staff Office is soliciting public nominations for this Panel. DATES: New nominations should be submitted by July 17, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public wishing further information regarding this Request for Nominations may contact Mr. Fred Butterfield, CASAC Designated Federal Officer (DFO), EPA Science Advisory Board (1400F), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460; via telephone/voice mail: 202–343– 9994; fax: 202–233–0643; or e-mail at butterfield.fred@epa.gov. General information concerning the CASAC can be found on the EPA Web site at https://www.epa.gov/casac. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: The Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) was established under section 109(d)(2) of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) (42 U.S.C. 7409) as an independent scientific advisory committee. CASAC E:\FR\FM\26JNN1.SGM 26JNN1 rfrederick on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES 36320 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 124 / Thursday, June 26, 2008 / Notices provides advice, information and recommendations on the scientific and technical aspects of air quality criteria and National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) under sections 108 and 109 of the Act. The CASAC is a Federal advisory committee chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended, 5 U.S.C., App. Section 109(d)(1) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) requires that EPA carry out a periodic review and revision, as appropriate, of the air quality criteria and the NAAQS for the six ‘‘criteria’’ air pollutants, including ambient ozone. With the release of the Final Rule for Ozone NAAQS on March 12, 2008, and its subsequent publication in the Federal Register (73 FR 16436) on March 27, 2008, the Agency has completed its most recent review of the NAAQS for ozone, pursuant to sections 108 and 109 of the Act. The CASAC’s Ozone Review Panel for that three-year review was formed in April 2005. The Ozone Panel last met on March 28, 2008, to offer its additional, unsolicited advice to the Agency on the Final Rule for the Ozone NAAQS. The CASAC’s letter to the EPA Administrator from that teleconference meeting (EPA– CASAC–08–009, dated April 7, 2008) is posted on the CASAC’s Web Site at https://www.epa.gov/casac. This Federal Register notice solicitation is seeking nominations for subject matter experts to serve on the CASAC Ozone Review Panel for the next review cycle of the Ozone NAAQS that begins in fiscal year (FY) 2009. The Panel will be charged with reviewing EPA’s science and policy assessments that form the basis for updating the NAAQS for ozone, and will comply with the provisions of FACA and all appropriate SAB Staff Office procedural policies. Nominator’s Assessment of Expertise: The SAB Staff Office requests nominees for the CASAC Ozone Review Panel who are nationally-recognized experts in one or more of the following disciplines: (a) Atmospheric Sciences. Expertise in: (1) Physical and chemical properties of ozone and other photochemical oxidants and their precursor substances; (2) atmospheric processes involved in the formation, transport, and degradation of ozone and other photochemical oxidants in the atmosphere, including interaction with global climate and stratospheric ozone; (3) evaluation of natural and anthropogenic sources and emissions of precursors of tropospheric ozone and other photochemical oxidants; (4) monitoring and measurement of ozone and other photochemical oxidants; and (5) and spatial and temporal trends in VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:05 Jun 25, 2008 Jkt 214001 atmospheric concentrations of ozone and other photochemical oxidants. (b) Exposure Modeling and Assessment. Expertise in measuring human population exposure to ozone and/or in modeling human exposure to ambient and indoor pollutants. (c) Dosimetry. Expertise in measuring and/ or estimating tissue doses of reactive gases in human and animal populations. (d) Toxicology. Expertise in evaluation of experimental toxicological effects and mechanisms of action of ozone and/or other photochemical oxidants in animal studies. (e) Controlled Human Exposure. Expertise in evaluation of controlled human exposure studies and/or ex vivo investigations of the effects of ozone and/or other photochemical oxidants on healthy and compromised human adults and children. (f) Epidemiology. Expertise in evaluation of the effects of exposures to ambient ozone and/or other major ambient air co-pollutants on human population groups. (g) Risk Assessment and Biostatistics. Expertise in quantitative human health risk assessment and uncertainty analysis. (h) Ecological Effects. Expertise in evaluation of the effects of ozone on vegetation, terrestrial species and populations, and ecological risk assessment. (i) Ecological Resource Valuation. Expertise in valuation and benefits assessment approaches and models of ecological resource and other welfare effects. Process and Deadline for Submitting Nominations: Any interested person or organization may nominate qualified individuals to add expertise to the CASAC Ozone Review Panel in the areas of expertise described above. Nominations should be submitted in electronic format through the CASAC Web site at https://www.epa.gov/casac through the link for ‘‘Public Nomination of Experts’’ on the blue navigation bar. Please follow the instructions for submitting nominations carefully. To be considered, nominations should include all of the information requested. Anyone unable to submit nominations using the electronic form and who has any questions concerning the nomination process may contact Mr. Fred Butterfield, CASAC DFO, as indicated above in this notice. Nominations should be submitted in time to arrive no later than July 17, 2008. To be considered, all nominations should include: a current curriculum vitae (C.V.) which provides the nominee’s background, qualifications, research expertise and relevant publications for service on the Panel; and a brief biographical sketch (‘‘biosketch’’). The biosketch should be no longer than one page and should PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 contain the following information for the nominee: current position, educational background, areas of expertise and research activities related to the panel activities, service on advisory committees not supported by the SAB Staff Office, and involvement professional societies. The EPA SAB Staff Office will post the biosketches of qualified nominees for public comments on the CASAC Web site at https://www.epa.gov/casac and will include, for each candidate, the nominee’s name and their biosketch. Public comments on this ‘‘Short List’’ of candidates will be accepted for a minimum of 21 calendar days. The public will be requested to provide relevant information or other documentation on nominees that the SAB Staff Office should consider in evaluating candidates. For the EPA SAB Staff Office, a balanced subcommittee or review panel includes candidates who possess the necessary domains of knowledge, the relevant scientific perspectives (which, among other factors, can be influenced by work history and affiliation), and the collective breadth of experience to adequately address the charge. In establishing the final CASAC Ozone Review Panel, the SAB Staff Office will consider public comments on the ‘‘Short List’’ of candidates, information provided by the candidates themselves, and background information independently gathered by the SAB Staff Office. Specific criteria to be used for Panel membership include: (a) Scientific and/or technical expertise, knowledge, and experience (primary factors); (b) availability and willingness to serve; (c) absence of financial conflicts of interest; (d) absence of an appearance of a lack of impartiality; and (e) skills working in committees, subcommittees and advisory panels; and, for the Panel as a whole, (f) diversity of, and balance among, scientific expertise, viewpoints, etc. The SAB Staff Office’s evaluation of an absence of financial conflicts of interest will include a review of the ‘‘Confidential Financial Disclosure Form for Special Government Employees Serving on Federal Advisory Committees at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’’ (EPA Form 3110– 48). This confidential form allows Government officials to determine whether there is a statutory conflict between that person’s public responsibilities (which includes membership on an EPA Federal advisory committee) and private interests and activities, or the appearance of a lack of impartiality, as defined by Federal regulation. The form E:\FR\FM\26JNN1.SGM 26JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 124 / Thursday, June 26, 2008 / Notices may be viewed and downloaded from the following SAB Web site at https:// yosemite.epa.gov/sab/sabproduct.nsf/ WebSABSO/Form3110-48/$File/ epaform3110-48.pdf. The approved policy under which the EPA SAB Office selects subcommittees and review panels is described on the ‘‘Overview of the Panel Formation Process’’ page on the SAB Web site at https://yosemite.epa.gov/sab/ sabproduct.nsf/WebSABSO/ OverviewPanelForm?OpenDocument. Dated: June 19, 2008. Anthony F. Maciorowski, Deputy Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office. [FR Doc. E8–14511 Filed 6–25–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8685–6; Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–ORD– 2008–0461] Draft Toxicological Review of Tetrachloroethylene (Perchloroethylene): In Support of Summary Information on the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of Public Comment Period. rfrederick on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: EPA is announcing a 90-day public comment period for the draft document entitled, ‘‘Toxicological Review of Tetrachloroethylene (Perchloroethylene): In Support of Summary Information on the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)’’ (EPA/ 635/R–08/011A). The document was prepared by the National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) within EPA’s Office of Research and Development. The draft tetrachloroethylene health assessment addresses both potential cancer and non-cancer human health effects that may result from chronic exposure to tetrachloroethylene. Tetrachloroethylene, commonly referred to as ‘‘perc’’, is a solvent widely used in the dry cleaning of clothes and as a metal degreaser. EPA intends to consider comments and recommendations from the public and the expert panel meeting, which will be announced at a later date, when EPA finalizes the draft document. The public comment period will provide opportunities for all interested parties to comment on the document. EPA intends to forward public comments, submitted VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:05 Jun 25, 2008 Jkt 214001 in accordance with this notice, to the external peer-review panel prior to the peer review meeting for their consideration. EPA is releasing this draft document solely for the purpose of predissemination peer review under applicable information quality guidelines. This document has not been formally disseminated by EPA. It does not represent and should not be construed to represent any Agency policy or determination. EPA will consider any public comments submitted in accordance with this notice when revising the document. The draft document is available via the Internet on NCEA’s homepage under the Recent Additions and the Data and Publications menus at https:// www.epa.gov/ncea. DATES: The 90-day public comment period begins June 26, 2008, and ends September 24, 2008. Technical comments should be in writing and must be received by EPA by September 24, 2008. EPA intends to submit comments from the public received by this date for consideration by the external peer review panel. The draft tetrachloroethylene assessment will be independently peer reviewed by an expert panel convened by The National Academies’ Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology (BEST). Information on the first meeting of the BEST tetrachloroethylene panel, expected to be held in late fall 2008, will be posted on The National Academies’ Web site at https:// www8.nationalacademies.org/cp/ projectview.aspx?key=48697. Note that due to the need to provide the public comments to the peer review panel one month prior to their first meeting, an extension of the public comment beyond the 90 days provided will not be possible. EPA has lengthened the comment period for tetrachloroethylene beyond the usual 60 days allotted for IRIS assessments because of the expected high interest in this draft assessment. ADDRESSES: The draft ‘‘Toxicological Review of Tetrachloroethylene (Perchloroethylene): In Support of Summary Information on the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)’’ is available primarily via the Internet on NCEA’s home page under the Recent Additions and the Data and Publications menus at https://www.epa.gov/ncea. A limited number of paper copies are available by contacting the Information Management Team, NCEA; telephone: 703–347–8561; facsimile: 703–347– 8691. If you are requesting a paper copy, please provide your name, your mailing PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36321 address, and the document title, ‘‘Toxicological Review of Tetrachloroethylene (Perchloroethylene): In Support of Summary Information on the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS).’’ Comments may be submitted electronically via https:// www.regulations.gov, by mail, by facsimile, or by hand delivery/courier. Please follow the detailed instructions provided in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information on the public comment period, contact the Office of Environmental Information Docket; telephone: 202–566–1752; facsimile: 202–566–1753; or e-mail: ORD.Docket@epa.gov. For technical information on the draft assessment, contact the Information Management Team by (phone: 703–347– 8561; fax: 703–347–8691; or e-mail: nceadc.comment@epa.gov). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Summary Information About the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) IRIS is a database that contains potential adverse human health effects information that may result from chronic (or lifetime) exposure to specific chemical substances found in the environment. The database (available on the Internet at https://www.epa.gov/iris) contains qualitative and quantitative health effects information for more than 540 chemical substances that may be used to support the first two steps (hazard identification and doseresponse evaluation) of the risk assessment process. When supported by available data, the database provides oral reference doses (RfDs) and inhalation reference concentrations (RfCs) for chronic non-cancer health effects, and oral slope factors and inhalation unit risks for carcinogenic effects. Combined with exposure information, government and private entities use IRIS to help characterize the public health risks of chemical substances and thereby support risk management decisions designed to protect public health. II. How to Submit Technical Comments to the Docket at https:// www.regulations.gov Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–ORD 2008– 0461, by one of the following methods: • https://www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. • E-mail: ORD.Docket@epa.gov. E:\FR\FM\26JNN1.SGM 26JNN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

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Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Clean Air Scientific 
Advisory Committee (CASAC); Ozone Review Panel Request for Nominations

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) 
Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office is announcing the formation 
of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) Review Panel for 
ambient ozone. The SAB Staff Office is soliciting public nominations 
for this Panel.

DATES: New nominations should be submitted by July 17, 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public wishing 
further information regarding this Request for Nominations may contact 
Mr. Fred Butterfield, CASAC Designated Federal Officer (DFO), EPA 
Science Advisory Board (1400F), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460; via telephone/
voice mail: 202-343-9994; fax: 202-233-0643; or e-mail at 
butterfield.fred@epa.gov. General information concerning the CASAC can 
be found on the EPA Web site at https://www.epa.gov/casac.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Background: The Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) was 
established under section 109(d)(2) of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) 
(42 U.S.C. 7409) as an independent scientific advisory committee. CASAC

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provides advice, information and recommendations on the scientific and 
technical aspects of air quality criteria and National Ambient Air 
Quality Standards (NAAQS) under sections 108 and 109 of the Act. The 
CASAC is a Federal advisory committee chartered under the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended, 5 U.S.C., App.
    Section 109(d)(1) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) requires that EPA 
carry out a periodic review and revision, as appropriate, of the air 
quality criteria and the NAAQS for the six ``criteria'' air pollutants, 
including ambient ozone. With the release of the Final Rule for Ozone 
NAAQS on March 12, 2008, and its subsequent publication in the Federal 
Register (73 FR 16436) on March 27, 2008, the Agency has completed its 
most recent review of the NAAQS for ozone, pursuant to sections 108 and 
109 of the Act. The CASAC's Ozone Review Panel for that three-year 
review was formed in April 2005. The Ozone Panel last met on March 28, 
2008, to offer its additional, unsolicited advice to the Agency on the 
Final Rule for the Ozone NAAQS. The CASAC's letter to the EPA 
Administrator from that teleconference meeting (EPA-CASAC-08-009, dated 
April 7, 2008) is posted on the CASAC's Web Site at https://www.epa.gov/
casac.
    This Federal Register notice solicitation is seeking nominations 
for subject matter experts to serve on the CASAC Ozone Review Panel for 
the next review cycle of the Ozone NAAQS that begins in fiscal year 
(FY) 2009. The Panel will be charged with reviewing EPA's science and 
policy assessments that form the basis for updating the NAAQS for 
ozone, and will comply with the provisions of FACA and all appropriate 
SAB Staff Office procedural policies.
    Nominator's Assessment of Expertise: The SAB Staff Office requests 
nominees for the CASAC Ozone Review Panel who are nationally-recognized 
experts in one or more of the following disciplines: (a) Atmospheric 
Sciences. Expertise in: (1) Physical and chemical properties of ozone 
and other photochemical oxidants and their precursor substances; (2) 
atmospheric processes involved in the formation, transport, and 
degradation of ozone and other photochemical oxidants in the 
atmosphere, including interaction with global climate and stratospheric 
ozone; (3) evaluation of natural and anthropogenic sources and 
emissions of precursors of tropospheric ozone and other photochemical 
oxidants; (4) monitoring and measurement of ozone and other 
photochemical oxidants; and (5) and spatial and temporal trends in 
atmospheric concentrations of ozone and other photochemical oxidants.
    (b) Exposure Modeling and Assessment. Expertise in measuring human 
population exposure to ozone and/or in modeling human exposure to 
ambient and indoor pollutants. (c) Dosimetry. Expertise in measuring 
and/or estimating tissue doses of reactive gases in human and animal 
populations. (d) Toxicology. Expertise in evaluation of experimental 
toxicological effects and mechanisms of action of ozone and/or other 
photochemical oxidants in animal studies. (e) Controlled Human 
Exposure. Expertise in evaluation of controlled human exposure studies 
and/or ex vivo investigations of the effects of ozone and/or other 
photochemical oxidants on healthy and compromised human adults and 
children. (f) Epidemiology. Expertise in evaluation of the effects of 
exposures to ambient ozone and/or other major ambient air co-pollutants 
on human population groups. (g) Risk Assessment and Biostatistics. 
Expertise in quantitative human health risk assessment and uncertainty 
analysis. (h) Ecological Effects. Expertise in evaluation of the 
effects of ozone on vegetation, terrestrial species and populations, 
and ecological risk assessment. (i) Ecological Resource Valuation. 
Expertise in valuation and benefits assessment approaches and models of 
ecological resource and other welfare effects.
    Process and Deadline for Submitting Nominations: Any interested 
person or organization may nominate qualified individuals to add 
expertise to the CASAC Ozone Review Panel in the areas of expertise 
described above. Nominations should be submitted in electronic format 
through the CASAC Web site at https://www.epa.gov/casac through the link 
for ``Public Nomination of Experts'' on the blue navigation bar. Please 
follow the instructions for submitting nominations carefully. To be 
considered, nominations should include all of the information 
requested. Anyone unable to submit nominations using the electronic 
form and who has any questions concerning the nomination process may 
contact Mr. Fred Butterfield, CASAC DFO, as indicated above in this 
notice. Nominations should be submitted in time to arrive no later than 
July 17, 2008.
    To be considered, all nominations should include: a current 
curriculum vitae (C.V.) which provides the nominee's background, 
qualifications, research expertise and relevant publications for 
service on the Panel; and a brief biographical sketch (``biosketch''). 
The biosketch should be no longer than one page and should contain the 
following information for the nominee: current position, educational 
background, areas of expertise and research activities related to the 
panel activities, service on advisory committees not supported by the 
SAB Staff Office, and involvement professional societies.
    The EPA SAB Staff Office will post the biosketches of qualified 
nominees for public comments on the CASAC Web site at https://
www.epa.gov/casac and will include, for each candidate, the nominee's 
name and their biosketch. Public comments on this ``Short List'' of 
candidates will be accepted for a minimum of 21 calendar days. The 
public will be requested to provide relevant information or other 
documentation on nominees that the SAB Staff Office should consider in 
evaluating candidates.
    For the EPA SAB Staff Office, a balanced subcommittee or review 
panel includes candidates who possess the necessary domains of 
knowledge, the relevant scientific perspectives (which, among other 
factors, can be influenced by work history and affiliation), and the 
collective breadth of experience to adequately address the charge. In 
establishing the final CASAC Ozone Review Panel, the SAB Staff Office 
will consider public comments on the ``Short List'' of candidates, 
information provided by the candidates themselves, and background 
information independently gathered by the SAB Staff Office. Specific 
criteria to be used for Panel membership include: (a) Scientific and/or 
technical expertise, knowledge, and experience (primary factors); (b) 
availability and willingness to serve; (c) absence of financial 
conflicts of interest; (d) absence of an appearance of a lack of 
impartiality; and (e) skills working in committees, subcommittees and 
advisory panels; and, for the Panel as a whole, (f) diversity of, and 
balance among, scientific expertise, viewpoints, etc.
    The SAB Staff Office's evaluation of an absence of financial 
conflicts of interest will include a review of the ``Confidential 
Financial Disclosure Form for Special Government Employees Serving on 
Federal Advisory Committees at the U.S. Environmental Protection 
Agency'' (EPA Form 3110-48). This confidential form allows Government 
officials to determine whether there is a statutory conflict between 
that person's public responsibilities (which includes membership on an 
EPA Federal advisory committee) and private interests and activities, 
or the appearance of a lack of impartiality, as defined by Federal 
regulation. The form

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may be viewed and downloaded from the following SAB Web site at https://
yosemite.epa.gov/sab/sabproduct.nsf/WebSABSO/Form3110-48/$File/
epaform3110-48.pdf.
    The approved policy under which the EPA SAB Office selects 
subcommittees and review panels is described on the ``Overview of the 
Panel Formation Process'' page on the SAB Web site at https://
yosemite.epa.gov/sab/sabproduct.nsf/WebSABSO/
OverviewPanelForm?OpenDocument.

    Dated: June 19, 2008.
Anthony F. Maciorowski,
Deputy Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office.
 [FR Doc. E8-14511 Filed 6-25-08; 8:45 am]
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