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Download as PDF 55510 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 187 / Thursday, September 25, 2008 / Notices ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8718–3; Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–ORD– 2008–0245] Draft Toxicological Review of Ethylene Glycol Mono Butyl Ether (EGBE): In Support of the Summary Information in the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of Peer Review Workshop. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: EPA is announcing that Eastern Research Group, Inc. (ERG), an EPA contractor for external scientific peer review, will convene an independent panel of experts and organize and conduct an external peer review workshop to review the external review draft document titled, ‘‘Toxicological Review of Ethylene Glycol Mono Butyl Ether (EGBE): In Support of Summary Information on the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)’’ (EPA/635/R–08/006A). EPA previously announced the 60-day public comment period (ending June 24, 2008) for the draft document in the Federal Register on April 25, 2008 (73 FR 22372–22373). EPA will consider public comments and recommendations from the expert panel workshop as EPA finalizes the draft document. The public comment period and the external peer review workshop are separate processes that provide opportunities for all interested parties to comment on the document. EPA intends to forward public comments submitted in accordance with the Federal Register notice (73 FR 22372–22373) to ERG for consideration by the external peer review panel prior to the workshop. EPA is releasing this draft document solely for the purpose of predissemination peer review under applicable information quality guidelines. This document has not been formally disseminated by EPA. It does not represent and should not be construed to represent any Agency policy or determination. The public may attend this workshop as observers through a registration process, and time will be set aside for observers to give brief oral comments at the workshop regarding the draft document under review. The draft document and EPA’s peer review charge are available via the Internet on NCEA’s home page under the Recent Additions and the Data and Publications menus at https://www.epa.gov/ncea. When finalizing the draft document, EPA intends to consider the comments and VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:50 Sep 24, 2008 Jkt 214001 recommendations from the external peer review workshop and any public comments that EPA receives in accordance with 73 FR 22372–22373, April 25, 2008. Public comments submitted during the 60-day public comment period ending June 24, 2008, may be observed at https:// www.regulations.gov under Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–ORD–2008–0245. DATES: The peer review workshop will begin on October 16, 2008, at approximately 8:30 a.m. and end at approximately 5 p.m., Eastern time. Observers must register by Thursday, October 9, 2008. Indicate at the time of registration if you wish to make brief oral comments at the workshop. ADDRESSES: The peer review workshop will be held at the Environmental Protection Agency, 109 T.W. Alexander Dr., RTP, NC 27709. ERG is organizing, convening, and conducting the peer review workshop. To attend the workshop as an observer, register by Thursday, October 9, 2008, via the Internet at https://www2.ergweb.com/ projects/conferences/peerreview/ register-egbe.htm. You may also register by e-mail at meetings@erg.com (subject line: EGBE Workshop), by phone: 781– 674–7374 or toll free at 800–803–2833, or by faxing a registration request to 781–674–2906 (please reference the ‘‘EGBE Peer Review Workshop’’ and include your name, title, affiliation, full address and contact information). The draft ‘‘Toxicological Review of Ethylene Glycol Mono Butyl Ether (EGBE): In Support of Summary Information on the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)’’ is available via the Internet on the National Center for Environmental Assessment’s (NCEA) home page under the Recent Additions and the Data and Publications menus at https://www.epa.gov/ncea. A limited number of paper copies are available from NCEA’s Technical Information Staff, telephone: 703–347–8561; facsimile: 703–347–8691. If you are requesting a paper copy, please provide your name, mailing address, and the document title. Copies are not available from ERG. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information on the peer review workshop, contact ERG, 110 Hartwell Avenue, Lexington, MA 02421–3136; telephone: 781–674–7374; facsimile: 781–674–2906; or e-mail: meetings@erg.com (subject line: EGBE). If you have questions about the document, contact Angela Howard, National Center for Environmental Assessment, (B–243–01), U.S. EPA, 109 T.W. Alexander Dr. RTP, NC 27709; telephone: 919–541–5133; facsimile: PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 919–541–0245; or e-mail: howard.angela@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Summary of Information About the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) IRIS is a database that contains potential adverse human health effects information that may result from chronic (or lifetime) exposure to specific chemical substances found in the environment. The database (available on the Internet at https://www.epa.gov/iris) contains qualitative and quantitative health effects information for more than 540 chemical substances that may be used to support the first two steps (hazard identification and doseresponse evaluation) of a risk assessment process. When supported by available data, the database provides oral reference doses (RfDs) and inhalation reference concentrations (RfCs) for chronic health effects, and oral slope factors and inhalation unit risks for carcinogenic effects. Combined with specific exposure information, government and private entities can use IRIS data to help characterize public health risks of chemical substances in a site-specific situation and thereby support risk management decisions designed to protect public health. II. Workshop Information Members of the public may attend the workshop as observers, and there will be a limited time for oral comments from the public. Pre-registration is strongly recommended as space is limited, and registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The deadline for pre-registration is October 9, 2008. If space allows, registrations will continue to be accepted after this date, including onsite registrations. Time will be set aside to hear comments from observers, and individuals will be limited to a maximum of five minutes during the morning session of peer review workshop. Please let ERG know if you wish to make comments during the workshop by registering on the Web site at https://www2.ergweb.com/projects/ conferences/peerreview/registeregbe.htm and indicating your intent to make oral comments. Dated: September 16, 2008. Peter W. Preuss, Director, National Center for Environmental Assessment. [FR Doc. E8–22538 Filed 9–24–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P E:\FR\FM\25SEN1.SGM 25SEN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-8718-3; Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2008-0245]


Draft Toxicological Review of Ethylene Glycol Mono Butyl Ether 
(EGBE): In Support of the Summary Information in the Integrated Risk 
Information System (IRIS)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of Peer Review Workshop.

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SUMMARY: EPA is announcing that Eastern Research Group, Inc. (ERG), an 
EPA contractor for external scientific peer review, will convene an 
independent panel of experts and organize and conduct an external peer 
review workshop to review the external review draft document titled, 
``Toxicological Review of Ethylene Glycol Mono Butyl Ether (EGBE): In 
Support of Summary Information on the Integrated Risk Information 
System (IRIS)'' (EPA/635/R-08/006A). EPA previously announced the 60-
day public comment period (ending June 24, 2008) for the draft document 
in the Federal Register on April 25, 2008 (73 FR 22372-22373). EPA will 
consider public comments and recommendations from the expert panel 
workshop as EPA finalizes the draft document.
    The public comment period and the external peer review workshop are 
separate processes that provide opportunities for all interested 
parties to comment on the document. EPA intends to forward public 
comments submitted in accordance with the Federal Register notice (73 
FR 22372-22373) to ERG for consideration by the external peer review 
panel prior to the workshop.
    EPA is releasing this draft document solely for the purpose of pre-
dissemination peer review under applicable information quality 
guidelines. This document has not been formally disseminated by EPA. It 
does not represent and should not be construed to represent any Agency 
policy or determination.
    The public may attend this workshop as observers through a 
registration process, and time will be set aside for observers to give 
brief oral comments at the workshop regarding the draft document under 
review. The draft document and EPA's peer review charge are available 
via the Internet on NCEA's home page under the Recent Additions and the 
Data and Publications menus at https://www.epa.gov/ncea. When finalizing 
the draft document, EPA intends to consider the comments and 
recommendations from the external peer review workshop and any public 
comments that EPA receives in accordance with 73 FR 22372-22373, April 
25, 2008. Public comments submitted during the 60-day public comment 
period ending June 24, 2008, may be observed at https://
www.regulations.gov under Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2008-0245.

DATES: The peer review workshop will begin on October 16, 2008, at 
approximately 8:30 a.m. and end at approximately 5 p.m., Eastern time. 
Observers must register by Thursday, October 9, 2008. Indicate at the 
time of registration if you wish to make brief oral comments at the 
workshop.

ADDRESSES: The peer review workshop will be held at the Environmental 
Protection Agency, 109 T.W. Alexander Dr., RTP, NC 27709. ERG is 
organizing, convening, and conducting the peer review workshop. To 
attend the workshop as an observer, register by Thursday, October 9, 
2008, via the Internet at https://www2.ergweb.com/projects/conferences/
peerreview/register-egbe.htm. You may also register by e-mail at 
meetings@erg.com (subject line: EGBE Workshop), by phone: 781-674-7374 
or toll free at 800-803-2833, or by faxing a registration request to 
781-674-2906 (please reference the ``EGBE Peer Review Workshop'' and 
include your name, title, affiliation, full address and contact 
information).
    The draft ``Toxicological Review of Ethylene Glycol Mono Butyl 
Ether (EGBE): In Support of Summary Information on the Integrated Risk 
Information System (IRIS)'' is available via the Internet on the 
National Center for Environmental Assessment's (NCEA) home page under 
the Recent Additions and the Data and Publications menus at https://
www.epa.gov/ncea. A limited number of paper copies are available from 
NCEA's Technical Information Staff, telephone: 703-347-8561; facsimile: 
703-347-8691. If you are requesting a paper copy, please provide your 
name, mailing address, and the document title. Copies are not available 
from ERG.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information on the peer review 
workshop, contact ERG, 110 Hartwell Avenue, Lexington, MA 02421-3136; 
telephone: 781-674-7374; facsimile: 781-674-2906; or e-mail: 
meetings@erg.com (subject line: EGBE). If you have questions about the 
document, contact Angela Howard, National Center for Environmental 
Assessment, (B-243-01), U.S. EPA, 109 T.W. Alexander Dr. RTP, NC 27709; 
telephone: 919-541-5133; facsimile: 919-541-0245; or e-mail: 
howard.angela@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Summary of Information About the Integrated Risk Information System 
(IRIS)

    IRIS is a database that contains potential adverse human health 
effects information that may result from chronic (or lifetime) exposure 
to specific chemical substances found in the environment. The database 
(available on the Internet at https://www.epa.gov/iris) contains 
qualitative and quantitative health effects information for more than 
540 chemical substances that may be used to support the first two steps 
(hazard identification and dose-response evaluation) of a risk 
assessment process. When supported by available data, the database 
provides oral reference doses (RfDs) and inhalation reference 
concentrations (RfCs) for chronic health effects, and oral slope 
factors and inhalation unit risks for carcinogenic effects. Combined 
with specific exposure information, government and private entities can 
use IRIS data to help characterize public health risks of chemical 
substances in a site-specific situation and thereby support risk 
management decisions designed to protect public health.

II. Workshop Information

    Members of the public may attend the workshop as observers, and 
there will be a limited time for oral comments from the public. Pre-
registration is strongly recommended as space is limited, and 
registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The 
deadline for pre-registration is October 9, 2008. If space allows, 
registrations will continue to be accepted after this date, including 
on-site registrations. Time will be set aside to hear comments from 
observers, and individuals will be limited to a maximum of five minutes 
during the morning session of peer review workshop. Please let ERG know 
if you wish to make comments during the workshop by registering on the 
Web site at https://www2.ergweb.com/projects/conferences/peerreview/
register-egbe.htm and indicating your intent to make oral comments.

    Dated: September 16, 2008.
Peter W. Preuss,
Director, National Center for Environmental Assessment.
[FR Doc. E8-22538 Filed 9-24-08; 8:45 am]
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