Notice of Expert Peer Review Meeting of the Draft Demonstration of Alternative Asbestos Control Method Demolition for Two Asbestos-Containing Buildings, 50323 [E8-19750]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 166 / Tuesday, August 26, 2008 / Notices program review subcommittees (Human Health and Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals); update on the BOSC standing subcommittees (National Center for Environmental Research and National Exposure Research Lab); discussions on: (1) ORD efficiency measures, and (2) ORD and Value of Information; briefing on ORD’s biofuels program; update on BOSC workgroups; an ORD update; an update on EPA’s Science Advisory Board activities; and future issues and plans. The meeting is open to the public. Information on Services for Individuals with Disabilities: For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, please contact Lorelei Kowalski (202) 564– 3408 or kowalski.lorelei@epa.gov. To request accommodation of a disability, please contact Lorelei Kowalski, preferably at least 10 days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request. Dated August 19, 2008. Fred Hauchman, Director, Office of Science Policy. [FR Doc. E8–19757 Filed 8–25–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8708–2] Notice of Expert Peer Review Meeting of the Draft Demonstration of Alternative Asbestos Control Method Demolition for Two AsbestosContaining Buildings Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of external peer review meeting. sroberts on PROD1PC76 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: EPA is announcing that Versar, Inc., an EPA contractor for external peer review, has convened a panel of experts and will conduct an independent expert peer meeting September 11–12, 2008, to review the two draft documents 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 http://www.regulations.gov and through http://www.epa.gov/ region6/6xa/asbestos. Versar, Inc. VerDate Aug<31>2005 00:53 Aug 26, 2008 Jkt 214001 invites the public to register to attend this meeting as observers. The public release of these draft documents is solely for the purpose of seeking public comment and external peer review, and these draft reports do not represent and should not be construed to represent any EPA policy, viewpoint, or determination. DATES: The external peer review panel meeting will be September 11–12, 2008, and begin at 9 a.m. and end by 5 p.m. each day. ADDRESSES: The independent expert external peer review meeting will be held at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Risk Management Research Laboratory, located at 26 West Martin Luther King Drive, Cincinnati, OH. Members of the public may attend the meeting as observers and there will be a limited time set aside for comments from the public each day. Pre-registration is strongly recommended as space is limited and reservations will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis. To attend this meeting, register by September 8, 2008, by visiting http:// epa.versar.com/aacm or contact Ms. Kathy Coon of Versar, Inc., 6850 Versar Center, Springfield, VA, 22151, at 703– 750–3000, and via e-mail at saundkat@Versar.com. You will be asked for your name, contact information, the organization you represent, and your title. If space allows, telephone and fax registrations will continue to be accepted after this date, including on-site registration. Please indicate if you intend to make an oral statement during the public comment period at the meeting, which will be limited to a maximum of five minutes per commenter. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 50323 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. The public release of these draft documents 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: August 20, 2008. M. Dannel, Acting Director, Office of Science Policy, Office of Research and Development. [FR Doc. E8–19750 Filed 8–25–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8708–3] National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92463, EPA gives notice of a public teleconference of the National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology (NACEPT). NACEPT provides advice to the EPA Administrator on a broad range of environmental policy, technology, and management issues. The Council represents diverse interests from academia, industry, non-governmental organizations, and local, state, and tribal governments. The purpose of this teleconference is to discuss and approve draft NACEPT recommendations on Encouraging Regional Solutions to Sustaining Water Sector Utilities and Integrated Modeling for Integrated Environmental Decision Making. A copy of the agenda for the meeting will be posted at http://www.epa.gov/ocem/ nacept/cal-nacept.htm. DATES: NACEPT will hold a public teleconference on Tuesday, September 16, 2008, from 2 p.m.–4 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the U.S. EPA East Building, 1201 Constitution Ave, NW., Room 1132, Washington, DC 20004. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sonia Altieri, Designated FederalOfficer, altieri.sonia@epa.gov, (202) 564–0243, U.S. EPA, Office of Cooperative Environmental Management (1601M), C:\FR\FM\26AUN1.SGM 26AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 166 (Tuesday, August 26, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Page 50323]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-19750]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-8708-2]


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

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of external peer review meeting.

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SUMMARY: EPA is announcing that Versar, Inc., an EPA contractor for 
external peer review, has convened a panel of experts and will conduct 
an independent expert peer meeting September 11-12, 2008, to review the 
two draft documents 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 http://www.regulations.gov and 
through http://www.epa.gov/region6/6xa/asbestos. Versar, Inc. invites 
the public to register to attend this meeting as observers. The public 
release of these draft documents is solely for the purpose of seeking 
public comment and external peer review, and these draft reports do not 
represent and should not be construed to represent any EPA policy, 
viewpoint, or determination.

DATES: The external peer review panel meeting will be September 11-12, 
2008, and begin at 9 a.m. and end by 5 p.m. each day.

ADDRESSES: The independent expert external peer review meeting will be 
held at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's National Risk 
Management Research Laboratory, located at 26 West Martin Luther King 
Drive, Cincinnati, OH. Members of the public may attend the meeting as 
observers and there will be a limited time set aside for comments from 
the public each day. Pre-registration is strongly recommended as space 
is limited and reservations will be accepted on a first-come-first-
served basis. To attend this meeting, register by September 8, 2008, by 
visiting http://epa.versar.com/aacm or contact Ms. Kathy Coon of 
Versar, Inc., 6850 Versar Center, Springfield, VA, 22151, at 703-750-
3000, and via e-mail at saundkat@Versar.com. You will be asked for your 
name, contact information, the organization you represent, and your 
title. If space allows, telephone and fax registrations will continue 
to be accepted after this date, including on-site registration. Please 
indicate if you intend to make an oral statement during the public 
comment period at the meeting, which will be limited to a maximum of 
five minutes per commenter.

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. The public release of these draft documents 
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: August 20, 2008.
M. Dannel,
Acting Director, Office of Science Policy, Office of Research and 
Development.
 [FR Doc. E8-19750 Filed 8-25-08; 8:45 am]
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