Conference Call of the Total Coliform Rule Distribution System Advisory Committee-Notice of Public Conference Call, 36501-36502 [E8-14620]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 125 / Friday, June 27, 2008 / Notices counties, Oregon, and has requested interconnection to the FCRTS at a point along BPA’s existing Tower Road-Alkali 115-kilovolt transmission line in Gilliam County, Oregon. BPA will construct a tap to allow the Wind Project to interconnect to BPA’s transmission line, and will install new equipment at BPA’s existing Boardman Substation in Morrow County, Oregon to accommodate this additional power in the FCRTS. This decision to interconnect the Wind Project is consistent with and tiered to BPA’s Business Plan Final Environmental Impact Statement (DOE/EIS–0183, June 1995), and Business Plan ROD (August 1995). ADDRESSES: Copies of this tiered ROD and the Business Plan EIS and ROD may be obtained by calling BPA’s toll-free document request line, 1–800–622– 4520. The RODs and EIS are also available on our Web site, www.efw.bpa.gov. 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AGENCY: The U.S. EPA announces the availability of a final document entitled, ‘‘Concepts, Methods, and Data Sources for Cumulative Health Risk Assessment of Multiple Chemicals, Exposures, and Effects: A Resource Document’’ (EPA/ 600/R–06/013F), which was prepared by the National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) within the U.S. EPA’s Office of Research and Development (ORD). This document represents a collaborative effort between the U.S. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:47 Jun 26, 2008 Jkt 214001 EPA and the U.S. Department of Energy (U.S. DOE) that is designed to serve as an interim resource between U.S. EPA’s 2003 ‘‘Framework for Cumulative Risk Assessment’’ (EPA/630/P–02/001F) and future documents on approaches and guidance to cumulative risk assessment. The document provides concepts, methods, and data sources for consideration and possible use in the conduct of a cumulative risk assessment. Specifically, the document focuses on two areas: (1) Initiating factors for a cumulative risk assessment, with procedures for data collection and organization, and (2) technical approaches for assessing human health risks associated with a subset of cumulative risk issues (i.e., multiple chemicals, exposures, and effects). Overall, this document demonstrates the feasibility of including combinations of chemicals, exposures, effects and their interactions into a cumulative risk assessment and is meant to assist with the conduct of multi-chemical, population-focused assessments. This document has undergone review within the U.S. EPA, independent external peer review by a panel of scientific experts, and it has also benefited from a 45-day public comment period. However, it has not undergone the scrutiny required of a guidance document and, thus, does not represent U.S. EPA policy. DATES: This document will be available on or about June 26, 2008. ADDRESSES: The document will be available electronically through the National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) Web site at https:// www.epa.gov/ncea. A limited number of paper copies will be available from the U.S. EPA’s National Service Center for Environmental Publications (NSCEP); P.O. Box 42419; Cincinnati, OH 45242; (800) 490–9198 (telephone); (301) 604– 3408 (facsimile); nscep@bps-lmit.com. Please provide your name, your mailing address, the title and the EPA number of the requested publication. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Linda K. Teuschler, Project Leader, NCEA-Cin; 26 W. Martin Luther King Dr. (A–G20); Cincinnati, OH 45268; (513) 569–7573 (telephone); (513) 487– 2539 (fax); teuschler.linda@epa.gov. 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Since 1986, U.S. EPA technical and guidance documents have been published that address chemical mixture risk assessments which can be used for cumulative risk assessment, but additional research has been needed to address chemical mixtures in combination with multiple exposures and effects. In February 2001, the U.S. EPA began collaborating with the U.S. DOE in an effort to collect data and develop methods for use in cumulative risk assessments. This present document, ‘‘Concepts, Methods, and Data Sources for Cumulative Health Risk Assessment of Multiple Chemicals, Exposures, and Effects: A Resource Document,’’ is the final product of that effort. It further develops the knowledge base for conducting cumulative risk assessments by providing details regarding the evaluation of the human health and population aspects of cumulative risk assessment and by introducing practical ideas for addressing multiple chemicals, exposures, and effects. The U.S. EPA released the external review draft in March 2006 for a 45-day public comment period (see 71 FR 16306–16307, March 31, 2006; Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–ORD–2006–0223). The draft received an independent peer review conducted by the Eastern Research Group under U.S. EPA contract number 68–C–02–060. The peer review included a two-day workshop in May 2006 and featured an external panel of scientific reviewers (see 71 FR 26365–26366, May 4, 2006; Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–ORD–2006–0223). Dated: June 20, 2008. Rebecca Clark, Acting Director, National Center for Environmental Assessment. [FR Doc. E8–14623 Filed 6–26–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8686–4] Conference Call of the Total Coliform Rule Distribution System Advisory Committee—Notice of Public Conference Call Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\27JNN1.SGM 27JNN1 36502 ACTION: Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 125 / Friday, June 27, 2008 / Notices Notice. SUMMARY: Under Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is giving notice of a conference call of the Total Coliform Rule Distribution System Advisory Committee (TCRDSAC). The purpose of this conference call is to discuss the Total Coliform Rule (TCR) revisions and information about distribution systems issues that may impact water quality. The TCRDSAC advises and makes recommendations to the Agency on revisions to the TCR, and on what information should be collected, research conducted, and/or risk management strategies evaluated to better inform distribution system contaminant occurrence and associated public health risks. Topics to be discussed during the conference call include options for revising the Total Coliform Rule; for example, rule construct, monitoring provisions, system categories, action levels, investigation and follow-up, public notification, and other related topics. In addition, the Committee will discuss possible recommendations for research and information collection needs concerning distribution systems and topics for upcoming TCRDSAC meetings. The public conference call will be held on Friday, July 18, 2008 (1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Eastern Time (ET)). To register for the conference call and receive the call in information, attendees should contact Kate Zimmer at (202) 965–6387 or by e-mail to kzimmer@resolv.org no later than July 15, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For general information, contact Kate Zimmer of RESOLVE at (202) 965–6387. For technical inquiries, contact Sean Conley (conley.sean@epa.gov, (202) 564–1781), Standards and Risk Management Division, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water (MC 4607M), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; fax number: (202) 564–3767. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The conference call is open to the public. The Committee encourages the public’s input and will take public comment starting at 2:15 p.m. on July 18, 2008, for this purpose. It is preferred that only one person present the statement on behalf of a group or organization. To ensure adequate time for public involvement, individuals interested in presenting an oral statement may notify Crystal Rodgers-Jenkins, the Designated Federal Officer, by telephone at (202) 564–5275, no later than July 15, 2008. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:47 Jun 26, 2008 Jkt 214001 Any person who wishes to file a written statement can do so before or after a Committee meeting or conference call. Written statements received by July 15, 2008, will be distributed to all members before any final discussion or vote is completed. Any statements received on July 16, 2008, or after the conference call, will become part of the permanent meeting and conference call file and will be forwarded to the members for their information. Special Accommodations For information on access or accommodations for individuals with disabilities, please contact Crystal Rodgers-Jenkins at (202) 564–5275 or by e-mail at rodgersjenkins.crystal@epa.gov. Please allow at least 10 days prior to the conference call to give EPA time to process your request. Dated: June 24, 2008. Cynthia Dougherty, Director, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water. [FR Doc. E8–14620 Filed 6–26–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2008–0459; FRL–8370–5] Electronic Submission of Certain Pesticide Applications and Data; Availability of Guidance Website Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of Availability. AGENCY: SUMMARY: As of July 15, 2008, the Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) will begin accepting certain types of pesticide applications and associated data electronically. The types of applications that will be accepted electronically are Section 3 applications and amendments, Experimental Use Permits, Tolerance Petitions, and Supplemental Distributor Applications. To assist pesticide registrants to properly format their electronic submissions, OPP has established a new web site. This Notice announces the availability of that web site. This site can be accessed at https:// www.epa.gov/pesticides/regulating/ registering/submissions/index.htm. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Jamula, Information Technology and Resources Management Division, Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460– 0001; telephone number: (703) 3056426; fax number: (703) 305-7670; e- PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 mail address: jamula.john@epa.gov. Or you may contact the E-submission help desk Toll Free: 1-866-612-8664. Voicemail can be left at any time. E-mail Address: OPPeSubmissionHelpdesk@epa.gov. 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Publicly available docket materials are available either in the electronic docket at https:// 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 https://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr. II. Background What Action is the Agency Taking? As of July 15, the Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) will begin accepting certain types of pesticide applications and associated data electronically. 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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 125 (Friday, June 27, 2008)]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

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Conference Call of the Total Coliform Rule Distribution System 
Advisory Committee--Notice of Public Conference Call

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Under Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 
the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is giving 
notice of a conference call of the Total Coliform Rule Distribution 
System Advisory Committee (TCRDSAC). The purpose of this conference 
call is to discuss the Total Coliform Rule (TCR) revisions and 
information about distribution systems issues that may impact water 
quality.
    The TCRDSAC advises and makes recommendations to the Agency on 
revisions to the TCR, and on what information should be collected, 
research conducted, and/or risk management strategies evaluated to 
better inform distribution system contaminant occurrence and associated 
public health risks.
    Topics to be discussed during the conference call include options 
for revising the Total Coliform Rule; for example, rule construct, 
monitoring provisions, system categories, action levels, investigation 
and follow-up, public notification, and other related topics. In 
addition, the Committee will discuss possible recommendations for 
research and information collection needs concerning distribution 
systems and topics for upcoming TCRDSAC meetings.

DATES: The public conference call will be held on Friday, July 18, 2008 
(1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Eastern Time (ET)). To register for the conference 
call and receive the call in information, attendees should contact Kate 
Zimmer at (202) 965-6387 or by e-mail to kzimmer@resolv.org no later 
than July 15, 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For general information, contact Kate 
Zimmer of RESOLVE at (202) 965-6387. For technical inquiries, contact 
Sean Conley (conley.sean@epa.gov, (202) 564-1781), Standards and Risk 
Management Division, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water (MC 
4607M), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., 
Washington, DC 20460; fax number: (202) 564-3767.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The conference call is open to the public. 
The Committee encourages the public's input and will take public 
comment starting at 2:15 p.m. on July 18, 2008, for this purpose. It is 
preferred that only one person present the statement on behalf of a 
group or organization. To ensure adequate time for public involvement, 
individuals interested in presenting an oral statement may notify 
Crystal Rodgers-Jenkins, the Designated Federal Officer, by telephone 
at (202) 564-5275, no later than July 15, 2008. Any person who wishes 
to file a written statement can do so before or after a Committee 
meeting or conference call. Written statements received by July 15, 
2008, will be distributed to all members before any final discussion or 
vote is completed. Any statements received on July 16, 2008, or after 
the conference call, will become part of the permanent meeting and 
conference call file and will be forwarded to the members for their 
information.

Special Accommodations

    For information on access or accommodations for individuals with 
disabilities, please contact Crystal Rodgers-Jenkins at (202) 564-5275 
or by e-mail at rodgers-jenkins.crystal@epa.gov. Please allow at least 
10 days prior to the conference call to give EPA time to process your 
request.

    Dated: June 24, 2008.
Cynthia Dougherty,
Director, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water.
[FR Doc. E8-14620 Filed 6-26-08; 8:45 am]
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