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Download as PDF 51468 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 171 / Wednesday, September 3, 2008 / Notices sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES 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. What Guidance Does this PR Notice Provide? This final PR Notice provides guidance pertaining to applications for registration of antimicrobial products that would make labeling claims to ‘‘inactivate Bacillus anthracis (anthrax) spores’’ (hereafter referred to as ‘‘anthrax-related products’’). This guidance should help the United States be prepared to respond to incidents involving anthrax spores by assuring that anthrax-related products are registered, that they bear appropriate labeling, and that they are effective when used as directed. In addition, this guidance will help protect public health from the potential risks of anthrax spores by limiting the use of anthraxrelated products to those who are properly trained and determined to be competent in their use. In summary, this PR notice specifies that in order for a product to qualify for a claim of inactivating anthrax spores, an anthrax-related product should be: (a) supported by specific sporicidal efficacy studies that are acceptable to EPA and (b) subject to specific terms and conditions of registration that limit the use of these products to certain persons. Prospective applicants are encouraged to follow the guidance in this notice and consult with EPA prior to applying for registration or amendment of a product when seeking such a claim. In October 2001, when several letters containing Bacillus anthracis (anthrax) spores were introduced into the U.S. Postal Service mail system, no antimicrobial products were specifically registered for inactivating the spores of this particular pathogen. Since that time, EPA/OPP has developed guidance on the terms and conditions of registration for the labeling of these products that will limit their use to certain persons, as described below. In addition, the EPA/OPP has developed guidance on laboratory efficacy test methods for demonstrating the effectiveness of antimicrobial products for inactivating anthrax spores on inanimate surfaces. Such efficacy testing guidance will be issued separately from this PR Notice. It is EPA’s intent that registrants will follow the efficacy testing guidance and this PR Notice VerDate Aug<31>2005 22:59 Sep 02, 2008 Jkt 214001 when applying for registration of anthrax-related products, and that such products, when registered, will be made available to trained and competent civilian and military personnel who respond to incidents involving anthrax spores. The information collection activities associated with the activities described in this PR Notice are already approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. The corresponding Information Collection Request (ICR) document for the training of pesticide applicators has been assigned EPA ICR number 0155.09 and is approved under OMB control number 2070–0029. The ICR document for the pesticide application process has been assigned EPA ICR number 0277.13, and is approved under OMB control number 2070–0060. The total estimated respondent paperwork burden associated with the training and certification of a pesticide applicator is an annual average of 3.1 burden hours. The annual average reporting and recordkeeping burden for a registration applicant respondent is estimated to range from 14 hours to 646 hours, depending upon the type of activity. For ‘‘Type A’’ activities, which include new active ingredients and new uses, the estimated annual applicant burden average is 194 hours per application. For ‘‘Type B’’ activities, which include amendments and notifications, the estimated annual applicant burden average is 14 hours per application. The respondent burden estimate for ‘‘Type C’’ reduced risk products is an average of 646 hours per product. A copy of the most recent version of EPA ICR #0155.09 is available under Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OPP–2003–0357, and a copy of the most recent version of EPA ICR #0277.13 is available under Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OPP–2004–0419. Both dockets may be accessed at www.regulations.gov. III. Do PR Notices Contain Binding Requirements? The PR Notice discussed in this notice is intended to provide general guidance to pesticide applicants and registrants. While the requirements in the statutes and Agency regulations are binding on EPA, registrants, and applicants, this PR Notice is not binding on either EPA or any outside parties, and EPA may depart from the guidance where circumstances warrant and without prior notice. Likewise, pesticide applicants and registrants may assert that the guidance is not appropriate generally or not applicable to a specific pesticide or situation. Pesticide PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 applicants and registrants may propose alternatives to the recommendations described in the PR Notice, and the Agency will assess them for appropriateness on a case-by-case basis and will respond in writing. List of Subjects Environmental protection, Administrative practice and procedure, Agricultural commodities, Anthrax, Decontamination, Pesticides and pests. Dated: August 26, 2008. Debra Edwards, Director, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. E8–20384 Filed 9–2–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–S ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–ORD–2008–0200; FRL–8710–3] Board of Scientific Counselors, Water Quality Mid-Cycle Subcommittee Meeting—2008 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92–463, the Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development (ORD), gives notice of a meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Water Quality MidCycle Subcommittee. DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 23, 2008 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The meeting may adjourn early if all business is finished. Requests for the draft agenda or for making oral presentations at the conference call will be accepted up to one business day before the meeting. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Key Bridge Marriott, 1401 Lee Highway, Arlington, Virginia 22209. Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–ORD–2008– 0200, by one of the following methods: • https://www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. • E-mail: Send comments by electronic mail (e-mail) to: ORD.Docket@epa.gov, Attention Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–ORD–2008–0200. • Fax: Fax comments to: (202) 566– 0224, Attention: Docket ID No. EPA– HQ–ORD–2008–0200. • Mail: Send comments by mail to: Board of Scientific Counselors, Water Quality Mid-Cycle Subcommittee—2008 E:\FR\FM\03SEN1.SGM 03SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 171 / Wednesday, September 3, 2008 / Notices Docket, Mailcode: 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460, Attention: Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–ORD–2008–0200. • Hand Delivery or Courier: Deliver comments to: EPA Docket Center (EPA/ DC), Room B102, EPA West Building, 1301 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC, Attention: Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–ORD–2008–0200. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Note: This is not a mailing address. Such deliveries are only accepted during the docket’s normal hours of operation, and special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information. Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–ORD–2008– 0200. 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 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. For additional information about EPA’s public docket, visit the EPA Docket Center homepage at https:// www.epa.gov/epahome/dockets.htm. 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 22:59 Sep 02, 2008 Jkt 214001 copy. Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically in https:// www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the Board of Scientific Counselors, Water Quality Mid-Cycle Subcommittee—2008 Docket, EPA/DC, EPA West, Room B102, 1301 Constitution Ave., 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. The Designated Federal Officer via mail at: Susan Peterson, Mail Code 8104–R, Office of Science Policy, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460; via phone/voice mail at: (202) 564–1077; via fax at: (202) 565–2911; or via e-mail at: peterson.susan@epa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Any member of the public interested in receiving a draft BOSC agenda or making a presentation at the meeting may contact Susan Peterson, the Designated Federal Officer, via any of the contact methods listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section above. In general, each individual making an oral presentation will be limited to a total of three minutes. Proposed agenda items for the meeting include, but are not limited to: overview of the charge to the subcommittee, discussion of the bibliometric analysis, report on wrap-up of the 2003 Water Quality Multi-Year Plan (MYP), and research survey results. 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 Susan Peterson at (202) 564– 1077 or peterson.susan@epa.gov. To request accommodation of a disability, please contact Susan Peterson, preferably at least ten days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request. Dated: August 26, 2008. Fred Hauchman, Director, Office of Science Policy. [FR Doc. 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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 171 (Wednesday, September 3, 2008)]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-ORD-2008-0200; FRL-8710-3]


Board of Scientific Counselors, Water Quality Mid-Cycle 
Subcommittee Meeting--2008

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-
463, the Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and 
Development (ORD), gives notice of a meeting of the Board of Scientific 
Counselors (BOSC) Water Quality Mid-Cycle Subcommittee.

DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 23, 2008 from 9 
a.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The meeting may adjourn early if 
all business is finished. Requests for the draft agenda or for making 
oral presentations at the conference call will be accepted up to one 
business day before the meeting.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Key Bridge Marriott, 1401 
Lee Highway, Arlington, Virginia 22209. Submit your comments, 
identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2008-0200, by one of the 
following methods:
     https://www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line 
instructions for submitting comments.
     E-mail: Send comments by electronic mail (e-mail) to: 
ORD.Docket@epa.gov, Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2008-0200.
     Fax: Fax comments to: (202) 566-0224, Attention: Docket ID 
No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2008-0200.
     Mail: Send comments by mail to: Board of Scientific 
Counselors, Water Quality Mid-Cycle Subcommittee--2008

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Docket, Mailcode: 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 
20460, Attention: Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2008-0200.
     Hand Delivery or Courier: Deliver comments to: EPA Docket 
Center (EPA/DC), Room B102, EPA West Building, 1301 Constitution 
Avenue, NW., Washington, DC, Attention: Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2008-
0200.

    Note: This is not a mailing address. Such deliveries are only 
accepted during the docket's normal hours of operation, and special 
arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information.

    Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-
2008-0200. 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 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. For additional information about EPA's public 
docket, visit the EPA Docket Center homepage at https://www.epa.gov/
epahome/dockets.htm.
    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 Board of 
Scientific Counselors, Water Quality Mid-Cycle Subcommittee--2008 
Docket, EPA/DC, EPA West, Room B102, 1301 Constitution Ave., 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: The Designated Federal Officer via 
mail at: Susan Peterson, Mail Code 8104-R, Office of Science Policy, 
Office of Research and Development, Environmental Protection Agency, 
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460; via phone/voice 
mail at: (202) 564-1077; via fax at: (202) 565-2911; or via e-mail at: 
peterson.susan@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

General Information

    Any member of the public interested in receiving a draft BOSC 
agenda or making a presentation at the meeting may contact Susan 
Peterson, the Designated Federal Officer, via any of the contact 
methods listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section above. In 
general, each individual making an oral presentation will be limited to 
a total of three minutes.
    Proposed agenda items for the meeting include, but are not limited 
to: overview of the charge to the subcommittee, discussion of the 
bibliometric analysis, report on wrap-up of the 2003 Water Quality 
Multi-Year Plan (MYP), and research survey results. 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 Susan Peterson at (202) 564-1077 or 
peterson.susan@epa.gov. To request accommodation of a disability, 
please contact Susan Peterson, preferably at least ten days prior to 
the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to process your 
request.

    Dated: August 26, 2008.
Fred Hauchman,
Director, Office of Science Policy.
[FR Doc. E8-20386 Filed 9-2-08; 8:45 am]
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