Notice of Availability of the Draft Demonstration of Alternative Asbestos Control Method Demolition for Two Asbestos-Containing Buildings and Expert Peer Review Meeting, 42573-42574 [E8-16745]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 141 / Tuesday, July 22, 2008 / Notices sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES framework to inform its assessment of whether permit requirements are appropriate and reasonable, EPA will also continue to ensure that all permits satisfy the requirements of the Clean Water Act. Accordingly, EPA has committed to operating in accordance with the RFA’s framework and requirements during the Agency’s issuance of CWA general permits (in other words, the Agency has committed that it will apply the RFA in its issuance of general permits as if those permits do qualify as ‘‘rules’’ that are subject to the RFA). EPA anticipates that for most general permits the Agency will be able to conclude that there is not a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. In such cases, the requirements of the RFA framework are fulfilled by including a statement to this effect in the permit fact sheet, along with a statement providing the factual basis for the conclusion. A quantitative analysis of impacts would only be required for permits that may affect a substantial number of small entities, consistent with EPA guidance regarding RFA certification.1 Consistent with the above discussion, EPA has concluded that the proposed issuance of the 2008 DGP would not affect a substantial number of small entities. An estimated 36 construction projects per year were authorized under the 2002 General Permits, a substantial number of which were not operated by small entities. The 2008 DGP includes expanded coverage for additional types of discharges; however, these discharges are temporary in nature. At any one time, fewer than 100 small entities are expected to be discharging and incurring costs. In addition, requirements in the draft 2008 DGP remain substantially similar to those in the 2002 General Permit, except for the addition of total residual chlorine (TRC) limits for discharges from municipal sources. Therefore, EPA has concluded that the proposed issuance of the 2008 DGP is unlikely to have an adverse economic impact on small entities. 1 EPA’s current guidance, entitled Final Guidance for EPA Rulewriters: Regulatory Flexibility Act as Amended by the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement and Fairness Act, was issued in November 2006 and is available on EPA’s Web site: https://www.epa.gov/sbrefa/documents/ rfafinalguidance06.pdf. After considering the Guidance and the purpose of CWA general permits, EPA concludes that general permits affecting fewer than 100 small entities do not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:47 Jul 21, 2008 Jkt 214001 Dated: July 14, 2008. Robert W. Varney, Regional Administrator, Region 1. [FR Doc. E8–16740 Filed 7–21–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8695–5] Notice of Availability of the Draft Demonstration of Alternative Asbestos Control Method Demolition for Two Asbestos-Containing Buildings and Expert Peer Review Meeting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of document availability and external peer review meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is announcing the availability for review and comment of two draft reports titled, Evaluation of the Alternative Asbestos Control Method at Site Two (AACM2) for Demolition of Asbestos-Containing Buildings, and Evaluation of the Alternative Asbestos Control Method at Site Three (AACM3) for Demolition of Asbestos-Containing Buildings. These reports were prepared by EPA’s Office of Research and Development (ORD) and are available through docket ID number EPA–HQ–ORD–2008–0523 located at https://www.regulations.gov and through https://www.epa.gov/region6/6xa/ asbestos. EPA is also announcing that in the month of August or September an EPA contractor will convene a panel of experts and will organize and conduct an independent expert external peer review meeting of the two reports. The dates and location of the peer review meeting will be provided in a separate Federal Register Notice. The public will be invited to register to attend the peer review meeting as observers and also will be able to give oral or provide written comments at the meeting. The expert panel will review the scientific and technical aspects of the draft documents and consider public comments received prior to the meeting in the official public docket for this activity under docket ID number EPA– HQ–ORD–2008–0523. The public release of these draft documents is solely for the purpose of seeking public comment and external peer review. The draft reports do not represent and should not be construed to represent any final EPA by policy, viewpoint, or determination. PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 42573 The 30-day public comment period on the two draft documents begins July 22, 2008, and ends August 21, 2008. All comments should be in writing and must be received by EPA by August 21, 2008. The dates and location of the peer review meeting will be announced at a later date in a subsequent Federal Register Notice. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on these documents to Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–ORD–2008–0523 by one of the following methods: • https://www.regulations.gov: Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • E-mail: ORD.Docket@epa.gov. • Mail: ORD Docket, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code: 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460. • Hand Delivery: EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), Room B102, EPA West Building, 1301 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460, Attention Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–ORD–2008– 0523. Deliveries are only accepted from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. Special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information. If you provide comments by mail or hand delivery, please submit three copies of the comments. For attachments, provide an index, number pages consecutively with the comments, and submit an unbound original and three copies. Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–ORD–2008– 0523. EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change and may be made available online at https:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through https:// www.regulations.gov or e-mail. The https://www.regulations.gov Web site is an ‘‘anonymous access’’ system, which means EPA will not know your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an e-mail comment directly to EPA without going through https:// www.regulations.gov, your e-mail address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the public docket and made available on the Internet. If you submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you include your name and other contact information in DATES: E:\FR\FM\22JYN1.SGM 22JYN1 sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES 42574 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 141 / Tuesday, July 22, 2008 / Notices the body of your comment and with any disk or CD–ROM you submit. If EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid the use of special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses. Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the https:// www.regulations.gov/index. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, e.g., CBI or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, will be publicly available only in hard copy. Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically in https:// www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the ORD Docket, EPA/DC, EPA West, Room B102, 1301 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC. The Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Public Reading Room is (202) 566–1744, and the telephone number for the ORD Docket is (202) 566–1752. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions regarding the draft documents, please contact Roger Wilmoth, Office of Research and Development, Telephone (513) 569– 7509, fax number (513) 569–7471, Wilmoth.Roger@epa.gov; U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 445, 26 West Martin Luther King Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45268. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: EPA is submitting the draft reports for independent, external scientific and technical peer review. The draft reports provide the documentation and scientific evaluation of the environmental effectiveness of the draft AACM protocol as a possible alternative technology in controlling multimedia asbestos emissions during demolition of asbestos-containing buildings, as required by the existing Asbestos National Emission Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP). The draft AACM demolition protocol was used on two separate buildings. One building contained NESHAPregulated quantities of asbestoscontaining transite siding and the second building contained NESHAPregulated quantities of asbestoscontaining popcorn ceiling and wall surfacing material. In addition to assessing the environmental effectiveness of the draft AACM VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:47 Jul 21, 2008 Jkt 214001 technology, these two draft reports assess the costs and time requirements of the application of the AACM protocol in these situations, as well as document lessons learned in each instance. Public comments received in the docket will be shared with the external peer review panel for their consideration. Although EPA is under no obligation to do so, EPA may consider comments received after the close of the comment period. The public release of this draft document is solely for the purpose of seeking public comment and peer review, and does not represent and should not be construed to represent any EPA policy, viewpoint, or determination. Dated: July 15, 2008. Fred S. Hauchman, Acting Director, Office of Science Policy, Office of Research and Development. [FR Doc. E8–16745 Filed 7–21–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P FEDERAL HOUSING FINANCE BOARD Sunshine Act Meeting Notice; Announcing a Closed Meeting of the Board of Directors A closed meeting of the Board of Directors is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 23, 2008. PLACE: Board Room, First Floor, Federal Housing Finance Board, 1625 Eye Street, NW., Washington, DC 20006. STATUS: The meeting will be closed to the public. TIME AND DATE: MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED AT THE MEETING: Periodic Update of Examination Program Development and Supervisory Findings. CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Shelia Willis, Paralegal Specialist, Office of General Counsel, at 202–408– 2876 or williss@fhfb.gov. By the Federal Housing Finance Board. Dated: July 16, 2008. Neil R. Crowley, Deputy General Counsel. [FR Doc. 08–1453 Filed 7–17–08; 11:06 am] BILLING CODE 6725–01–P FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisition of Shares of Bank or Bank Holding Companies The notificants listed below have applied under the Change in Bank Control Act (12 U.S.C. 1817(j)) and § 225.41 of the Board’s Regulation Y (12 CFR 225.41) to acquire a bank or bank PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 holding company. The factors that are considered in acting on the notices are set forth in paragraph 7 of the Act (12 U.S.C. 1817(j)(7)). The notices are available for immediate inspection at the Federal Reserve Bank indicated. The notices also will be available for inspection at the office of the Board of Governors. Interested persons may express their views in writing to the Reserve Bank indicated for that notice or to the offices of the Board of Governors. Comments must be received not later than August 6, 2008. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis (Jacqueline G. King, Community Affairs Officer) 90 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55480–0291: 1. John Richard Doherty, Oswego, Illinois, to retain voting shares of West End Financial Corporation, and thereby indirectly retain control of Gogebic Range Bank, both of Bessemer, Michigan. B. Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas (W. Arthur Tribble, Vice President) 2200 North Pearl Street, Dallas, Texas 75201– 2272: 1. The Gayle Gourley Trust, The W.J, Gourley, 111, Trust, and The Mary Theresa Lott Trust, Richard A, Griffin, Charles Lasater, Henry W, Simon, Jr., John W, Windle, and B. Ted Woodle, all of Fort Worth, Texas, and Jack S. Lewis, Arlington, Texas, all as trustees, to acquire an interest in Texas American Acquisition Group, Inc. Fort Worth, Texas, and thereby indirectly acquire an interest in Liberty Bank, North Richland Hills, Texas. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, July 17, 2008. Robert deV. Frierson, Deputy Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-8695-5]


Notice of Availability of the Draft Demonstration of Alternative 
Asbestos Control Method Demolition for Two Asbestos-Containing 
Buildings and Expert Peer Review Meeting

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of document availability and external peer review 
meeting.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is announcing the 
availability for review and comment of two draft reports titled, 
Evaluation of the Alternative Asbestos Control Method at Site Two 
(AACM2) for Demolition of Asbestos-Containing Buildings, and Evaluation 
of the Alternative Asbestos Control Method at Site Three (AACM3) for 
Demolition of Asbestos-Containing Buildings. These reports were 
prepared by EPA's Office of Research and Development (ORD) and are 
available through docket ID number EPA-HQ-ORD-2008-0523 located at 
https://www.regulations.gov and through https://www.epa.gov/region6/6xa/
asbestos.
    EPA is also announcing that in the month of August or September an 
EPA contractor will convene a panel of experts and will organize and 
conduct an independent expert external peer review meeting of the two 
reports. The dates and location of the peer review meeting will be 
provided in a separate Federal Register Notice. The public will be 
invited to register to attend the peer review meeting as observers and 
also will be able to give oral or provide written comments at the 
meeting. The expert panel will review the scientific and technical 
aspects of the draft documents and consider public comments received 
prior to the meeting in the official public docket for this activity 
under docket ID number EPA-HQ-ORD-2008-0523.
    The public release of these draft documents is solely for the 
purpose of seeking public comment and external peer review. The draft 
reports do not represent and should not be construed to represent any 
final EPA by policy, viewpoint, or determination.

DATES: The 30-day public comment period on the two draft documents 
begins July 22, 2008, and ends August 21, 2008. All comments should be 
in writing and must be received by EPA by August 21, 2008. The dates 
and location of the peer review meeting will be announced at a later 
date in a subsequent Federal Register Notice.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on these documents to Docket ID No. 
EPA-HQ-ORD-2008-0523 by one of the following methods:
     https://www.regulations.gov: Follow the online instructions 
for submitting comments.
     E-mail: ORD.Docket@epa.gov.
     Mail: ORD Docket, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail 
Code: 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460.
     Hand Delivery: EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), Room B102, EPA 
West Building, 1301 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460, 
Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2008-0523. Deliveries are only 
accepted from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding 
legal holidays. Special arrangements should be made for deliveries of 
boxed information. If you provide comments by mail or hand delivery, 
please submit three copies of the comments. For attachments, provide an 
index, number pages consecutively with the comments, and submit an 
unbound original and three copies.
    Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-
2008-0523. EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included 
in the public docket without change and may be made available online at 
https://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information 
provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be 
Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose 
disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you 
consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through https://
www.regulations.gov or e-mail. The https://www.regulations.gov Web site 
is an ``anonymous access'' system, which means EPA will not know your 
identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of 
your comment. If you send an e-mail comment directly to EPA without 
going through https://www.regulations.gov, your e-mail address will be 
automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is 
placed in the public docket and made available on the Internet. If you 
submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you include your name 
and other contact information in

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the body of your comment and with any disk or CD-ROM you submit. If EPA 
cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot 
contact you for clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your 
comment. Electronic files should avoid the use of special characters, 
any form of encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses.
    Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the https://
www.regulations.gov/index. Although listed in the index, some 
information is not publicly available, e.g., CBI or other information 
whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such 
as copyrighted material, will be publicly available only in hard copy. 
Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically 
in https://www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the ORD Docket, EPA/
DC, EPA West, Room B102, 1301 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC. 
The Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday 
through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the 
Public Reading Room is (202) 566-1744, and the telephone number for the 
ORD Docket is (202) 566-1752.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions regarding the draft 
documents, please contact Roger Wilmoth, Office of Research and 
Development, Telephone (513) 569-7509, fax number (513) 569-7471, 
Wilmoth.Roger@epa.gov; U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 
445, 26 West Martin Luther King Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45268.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: EPA is submitting the draft reports for 
independent, external scientific and technical peer review. The draft 
reports provide the documentation and scientific evaluation of the 
environmental effectiveness of the draft AACM protocol as a possible 
alternative technology in controlling multimedia asbestos emissions 
during demolition of asbestos-containing buildings, as required by the 
existing Asbestos National Emission Standard for Hazardous Air 
Pollutants (NESHAP). The draft AACM demolition protocol was used on two 
separate buildings. One building contained NESHAP-regulated quantities 
of asbestos-containing transite siding and the second building 
contained NESHAP-regulated quantities of asbestos-containing popcorn 
ceiling and wall surfacing material. In addition to assessing the 
environmental effectiveness of the draft AACM technology, these two 
draft reports assess the costs and time requirements of the application 
of the AACM protocol in these situations, as well as document lessons 
learned in each instance.
    Public comments received in the docket will be shared with the 
external peer review panel for their consideration. Although EPA is 
under no obligation to do so, EPA may consider comments received after 
the close of the comment period. The public release of this draft 
document is solely for the purpose of seeking public comment and peer 
review, and does not represent and should not be construed to represent 
any EPA policy, viewpoint, or determination.

    Dated: July 15, 2008.
Fred S. Hauchman,
Acting Director, Office of Science Policy, Office of Research and 
Development.
 [FR Doc. E8-16745 Filed 7-21-08; 8:45 am]
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