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Download as PDF 49668 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 164 / Friday, August 22, 2008 / Notices 09/22/2008, Contact: Mark D. Notich 301–415–3053. EIS No. 20080323, Final EIS, CGD, 00, Rulemaking for Dry Cargo Residue (DCR) Discharges in the Great Lakes, To Regulate Nonhazardous and Nontoxic DCR Sweeping from Vessels in the Great Lakes that fall under the Jurisdiction of the United States, Wait Period Ends: 09/22/2008, Contact: Gregory Kirkbride 202–372–1479. EIS No. 20080324, Final EIS, BLM, WY, Kemmerer Field Office Planning Area, Resource Management Plan, Implementation, Lincoln, Sweetwater and Uinta Counties, WY, Wait Period Ends: 09/22/2008, Contact: Michele Easley 307–828–4524. EIS No. 20080325, Final EIS, NRC, CA, Generic—License Renewal of Nuclear Plants (GEIS) Regarding Shearon Harris Nuclear Power Plant, Unit 1, Plant-Specific Supplement 33 to NUREG–1437, Wake County, NC, Wait Period Ends: 09/22/2008, Contact: Samuel Hernandez 301–415– 4049. Amended Notices EIS No. 20080282, Draft EIS, UPS, CA, Aliso Viejo Incoming Mail Facility, Proposed Construction and Operation of a Mail Processing Facility on a 25Acre Parcel, Aliso Viejo, Orange County, CA, Comment Period Ends: 10/23/2008, Contact: Emmy Andrews 650–615–7200. Revision to FR Notice Published 7/25/ 2008: Extending Comment Period from 9/08/2008 to 10/23/2008. Dated: August 19, 2008. Robert W. Hargrove, Director, NEPA Compliance Division, Office of Federal Activities. [FR Doc. E8–19535 Filed 8–21–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [ER–FRL–8584–9] jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments Availability of EPA comments prepared pursuant to the Environmental Review Process (ERP), under section 309 of the Clean Air Act and Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act as amended. Requests for copies of EPA comments can be directed to the Office of Federal Activities at 202–564–7146. An explanation of the ratings assigned to draft environmental impact statements (EISs) was published in FR dated April 6, 2008 (73 FR 19833). VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:12 Aug 21, 2008 Jkt 214001 Draft EISs EIS No. 20080206, ERP No. D–COE– K39112–CA, Middle Harbor Redevelopment Project, Proposal to Increase Container Terminal Efficiency to Accommodate a Portion of the Predicted Future Containerized Cargo, Section 10 and 404 Permits, Port of Long Beach, Los Angeles County, CA. Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about unavoidable impacts to air quality, environmental justice communities, aquatic and biological resources. 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Final EISs EIS No. 20080247, ERP No. F–NCP– D61060–DC, Smithsonian Institution PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 National Museum of African American History and Culture, Construction and Operation, Between 14th and 15th Streets NW., and Constitution Avenue, NW., and Madison Drive, NW., Washington, DC. Summary: EPA’s previous issues have been resolved; therefore, EPA does not object to the proposed action. Dated: August 19, 2008. Robert W. Hargrove, Director, NEPA Compliance Division, Office of Federal Activities. [FR Doc. E8–19517 Filed 8–21–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8707–9] Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of a Upcoming Public Teleconference of the Science Advisory Board Ecological Processes and Effects Committee Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference of the SAB Ecological Processes and Effects Committee Augmented for the Advisory on EPA’s Aquatic Life Water Quality Criteria. The teleconference is being held to discuss the Committee’s draft advisory report. DATES: The public teleconference will be held on September 16, 2008 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time). ADDRESSES: The public teleconference will be conducted by telephone only. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Members of the public who wish to obtain the call-in number and access code to participate in the teleconference may contact Dr. Thomas Armitage, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), EPA Science Advisory Board (1400F), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone/voice mail: (202) 343–9995; fax (202) 233– 0643; or via e-mail at: armitage.thomas@epa.gov. General information about the EPA SAB, as well as any updates concerning the teleconference announced in this notice, may be found on the SAB Web site at http://www.epa.gov/sab. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92–463, notice is hereby given that the SAB Ecological Processes E:\FR\FM\22AUN1.SGM 22AUN1 jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 164 / Friday, August 22, 2008 / Notices and Effects Committee Augmented for the Advisory on EPA’s Aquatic Life Water Quality Criteria will hold a public teleconference to discuss their draft report. The SAB was established by 42 U.S.C. 4365 to provide independent scientific and technical advice to the Administrator on the technical basis for Agency positions and regulations. The SAB is a Federal Advisory Committee chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended, 5 U.S.C., App. The SAB will comply with the provisions of FACA and all appropriate SAB Staff Office procedural policies. Background: EPA’s Office of Water has requested that the SAB provide advice on an EPA white paper describing technical challenges and recommendations concerning derivation of aquatic life water quality criteria for contaminants of emerging concern. The SAB Ecological Processes and Effects Committee, augmented with additional experts, held a teleconference on June 23, 2008 and a meeting on June 30–July 1, 2008 to review the EPA white paper. A Federal Register notice dated June 4, 2008 (73 FR 31864–31865) announced these meetings and provided background information on this advisory activity. Information on the process of augmenting the expertise on the SAB Ecological Processes and Effects Committee was provided in a Federal Register notice dated May 2, 2008 (73 FR 24285–24286). The purpose of this upcoming teleconference is for the Committee to discuss its draft advisory report. Additional information about this advisory activity can be found on the SAB Web site at http:// www.epa.gov/sab. A teleconference agenda and the draft SAB advisory report will be posted at the above noted SAB Web site prior to the teleconference. Availability of Meeting Materials: The teleconference agenda and other materials including the SAB Committee’s draft report will be available on the SAB Web site at http://www.epa.gov/sab in advance of the teleconference. Procedures for Providing Public Input: Interested members of the public may submit relevant written or oral information for the SAB Panel to consider during the advisory process. Oral Statements: In general, individuals or groups requesting an oral presentation at a public teleconference will be limited to three minutes per speaker, with no more than a total of 30 minutes for all speakers. Interested parties should contact Dr. Armitage, DFO, in writing (preferably via e-mail) at the contact information noted above, VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:12 Aug 21, 2008 Jkt 214001 by September 9, 2008 to be placed on the list of public speakers for the teleconference. Written Statements: Written statements should be received in the SAB Staff Office by September 9, 2008 so that the information may be made available to the SAB Panel members for their consideration. Written statements should be supplied to the DFO in the following formats: one hard copy with original signature, and one electronic copy via e-mail (acceptable file format: Adobe Acrobat PDF, WordPerfect, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, or Rich Text files in IBM-PC/Windows 98/2000/XP format). Accessibility: For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, please contact Dr. Armitage at the phone number or e-mail address noted above, preferably at least ten days prior to the meeting to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request. 49669 Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–RO4–SFUND–2008– 0608 or Site name J & W Pallet and Drum Company Superfund Site by one of the following methods: • http://www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. • E-mail: Painter.Paula@epa.gov. • Fax: 404/562–8842/Attn Paula V. Painter. • Mail: Ms. Paula V. Painter, U.S. EPA Region 4, SD–SEIMB, 61 Forsyth Street, SW., Atlanta, Georgia 30303. ‘‘In addition, please mail a copy of your comments on the information collection provisions to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Attn: Desk Officer for EPA, 725 17th St., NW., Washington, DC 20503.’’ Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA–R04–SFUND–2008– 0608. EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change and may be Dated: August 18, 2008. made available online at http:// Anthony F. Maciorowski, www.regulations.gov, including any Deputy Director, EPA Science Advisory Board personal information provided, unless Staff Office. the comment includes information claimed to be Confidential Business [FR Doc. E8–19515 Filed 8–21–08; 8:45 am] Information (CBI) or other information BILLING CODE 6560–50–P whose disclosure is restricted by statute. 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If you Response, Compensation and Liability submit an electronic comment, EPA Act (CERCLA), the United States recommends that you include your Environmental Protection Agency has name and other contact information in entered into a settlement for the body of your comment and with any reimbursement of past response costs disk or CD–ROM you submit. If EPA concerning the J & W Pallet and Drum cannot read your comment due to company Superfund Site located in technical difficulties and cannot contact Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia for you for clarification, EPA may not be publication. able to consider your comment. DATES: The Agency will consider public Electronic files should avoid the use of comments on the settlement until special characters, any form of September 22, 2008. The Agency will encryption, and be free of any defects or consider all comments received and viruses. 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Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of a Upcoming 
Public Teleconference of the Science Advisory Board Ecological 
Processes and Effects Committee

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) Science 
Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference of 
the SAB Ecological Processes and Effects Committee Augmented for the 
Advisory on EPA's Aquatic Life Water Quality Criteria. The 
teleconference is being held to discuss the Committee's draft advisory 
report.

DATES: The public teleconference will be held on September 16, 2008 
from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time).

ADDRESSES: The public teleconference will be conducted by telephone 
only.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Members of the public who wish to 
obtain the call-in number and access code to participate in the 
teleconference may contact Dr. Thomas Armitage, Designated Federal 
Officer (DFO), EPA Science Advisory Board (1400F), U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460; 
telephone/voice mail: (202) 343-9995; fax (202) 233-0643; or via e-mail 
at: armitage.thomas@epa.gov. General information about the EPA SAB, as 
well as any updates concerning the teleconference announced in this 
notice, may be found on the SAB Web site at http://www.epa.gov/sab.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee 
Act, Public Law 92-463, notice is hereby given that the SAB Ecological 
Processes

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and Effects Committee Augmented for the Advisory on EPA's Aquatic Life 
Water Quality Criteria will hold a public teleconference to discuss 
their draft report. The SAB was established by 42 U.S.C. 4365 to 
provide independent scientific and technical advice to the 
Administrator on the technical basis for Agency positions and 
regulations. The SAB is a Federal Advisory Committee chartered under 
the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended, 5 U.S.C., App. 
The SAB will comply with the provisions of FACA and all appropriate SAB 
Staff Office procedural policies.
    Background: EPA's Office of Water has requested that the SAB 
provide advice on an EPA white paper describing technical challenges 
and recommendations concerning derivation of aquatic life water quality 
criteria for contaminants of emerging concern. The SAB Ecological 
Processes and Effects Committee, augmented with additional experts, 
held a teleconference on June 23, 2008 and a meeting on June 30-July 1, 
2008 to review the EPA white paper. A Federal Register notice dated 
June 4, 2008 (73 FR 31864-31865) announced these meetings and provided 
background information on this advisory activity. Information on the 
process of augmenting the expertise on the SAB Ecological Processes and 
Effects Committee was provided in a Federal Register notice dated May 
2, 2008 (73 FR 24285-24286). The purpose of this upcoming 
teleconference is for the Committee to discuss its draft advisory 
report. Additional information about this advisory activity can be 
found on the SAB Web site at http://www.epa.gov/sab. A teleconference 
agenda and the draft SAB advisory report will be posted at the above 
noted SAB Web site prior to the teleconference.
    Availability of Meeting Materials: The teleconference agenda and 
other materials including the SAB Committee's draft report will be 
available on the SAB Web site at http://www.epa.gov/sab in advance of 
the teleconference.
    Procedures for Providing Public Input: Interested members of the 
public may submit relevant written or oral information for the SAB 
Panel to consider during the advisory process.
    Oral Statements: In general, individuals or groups requesting an 
oral presentation at a public teleconference will be limited to three 
minutes per speaker, with no more than a total of 30 minutes for all 
speakers. Interested parties should contact Dr. Armitage, DFO, in 
writing (preferably via e-mail) at the contact information noted above, 
by September 9, 2008 to be placed on the list of public speakers for 
the teleconference.
    Written Statements: Written statements should be received in the 
SAB Staff Office by September 9, 2008 so that the information may be 
made available to the SAB Panel members for their consideration. 
Written statements should be supplied to the DFO in the following 
formats: one hard copy with original signature, and one electronic copy 
via e-mail (acceptable file format: Adobe Acrobat PDF, WordPerfect, MS 
Word, MS PowerPoint, or Rich Text files in IBM-PC/Windows 98/2000/XP 
format).
    Accessibility: For information on access or services for 
individuals with disabilities, please contact Dr. Armitage at the phone 
number or e-mail address noted above, preferably at least ten days 
prior to the meeting to give EPA as much time as possible to process 
your request.

    Dated: August 18, 2008.
Anthony F. Maciorowski,
Deputy Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office.
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