Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee; Notice of Public Meetings, 55511-55512 [E8-22583]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 187 / Thursday, September 25, 2008 / Notices ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2008–0709; FRL–8384–6] [FRL–8720–6] Lead and Copper Rule Remaining Long-Term Issues Stakeholder Meeting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). AGENCY: ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is giving notice of a public meeting to discuss remaining ‘‘long-term’’ issues with the Lead and Copper Rule. This meeting is open to the public and will provide a forum for public discussion of potential issues that may be appropriate for additional action. The public meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 14 and Wednesday, October 15, 2008. Attendees should register for the meeting by contacting Junie Percy of IntelliTech Systems, Inc. at (937) 427– 4148 (x210) or by e-mail to junie.percy@itsysteminc.com no later than October 6, 2008. DATES: The meeting will be held at The Carnegie Institution for Science, 1530 P Street, NW., Washington, DC 20005. ADDRESSES: For administrative meeting information, contact Junie Percy of IntelliTech Systems, Inc. at (937) 427–4148 (x210) or by e-mail to junie.percy@itsysteminc.com. For Technical information, contact Rebecca Allen, Office of Water, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water, Standards and Risk Management Division, Targeting and Analysis Branch, U.S. EPA, 1201 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460 at (202) 564– 4689 or by e-mail at allen.rebeccak@epa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Special Accommodations mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES For information on access or accommodations for individuals with disabilities, please contact Rebecca Allen at (202) 564–4689 or by e-mail at allen.rebeccak@epa.gov. Please allow at least 10 days prior to the meeting to give EPA time to process your request. Dated: September 19, 2008. Nanci E. Gelb, Acting Office Director, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water. [FR Doc. E8–22554 Filed 9–24–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:50 Sep 24, 2008 Jkt 214001 Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee; Notice of Public Meetings Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, EPA gives notice of a public meeting of the Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee (PPDC) on October 7–8, 2008. A draft agenda is under development that will include reports from and discussions about issues from the following PPDC work groups: Work Group on 21st Century Toxicology/New Integrated Testing Strategies; and Work Group on Comparative Safety Statements for Pesticide Product Labeling. The agenda will also include reports from the Office of Pesticide Programs’ (OPP) Pesticide Incident Workgroup; OPP’s Pollinator Protection Team, the Work Group on Web-Distributed Labeling; and updates on endangered species, endocrine disruptors, and resources. DATES: The PPDC meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 7, 2008, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Wednesday, October 8, 2008, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. To request accommodation of a disability, please contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATON CONTACT, preferably at least 10 days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the Conference Center on the lobby level at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s location at One Potomac Yard South, 2777 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA. This location is approximately a half mile from the Crystal City Metro Station. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Margie Fehrenbach, Office of Pesticide Programs (7501P), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460– 0001; telephone number: (703) 308– 4775; fax number: (703) 308–4776; e-mail address: fehrenbach.margie@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. General Information A. Does this Action Apply to Me? This action is directed to the public in general, and may be of particular interest to persons who work in agricultural settings or persons who are PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 55511 concerned about implementation of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA); the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA); and the amendments to both of these major pesticide laws by the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA) of 1996. Potentially affected entities may include, but are not limited to: Agricultural workers and farmers; pesticide industry and trade associations; environmental, consumer, and farmworker groups; pesticide users and growers; pest consultants; State, local and Tribal governments; academia; public health organizations; food processors; and the public. If you have questions regarding the applicability of this action to a particular entity, consult the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. B. How Can I Get Copies of this Document and Other Related Information? 1. Docket. EPA has established a docket for this action under docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ– OPP–2008–0709. Although a part of the official docket, the public docket does not include Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Publicly available docket materials are available either in the electronic docket at http://www.regulations.gov, or, if only available in hard copy, at the Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) Regulatory Public Docket in Rm. S–4400, One Potomac Yard (South Bldg.), 2777 S. Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA. The hours of operation of this Docket Facility are 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 http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr. A draft agenda is being developed and will be posted by September 22, 2008, on EPA’s web site at: http:// www.epa.gov/pesticides/ppdc/. II. Background EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) is entrusted with the responsibility to help ensure the safety of the American food supply, the education and protection from unreasonable risk of those who apply or are exposed to pesticides occupationally or through use of products, and general protection of the environment and special ecosystems from potential risks posed by pesticides. E:\FR\FM\25SEN1.SGM 25SEN1 55512 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 187 / Thursday, September 25, 2008 / Notices The Charter for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee (PPDC) was established under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), Public Law 92– 463, in September 1995, and has been renewed every 2 years since that time. PPDC’s Charter was renewed November 2, 2007, for another 2–year period. The purpose of PPDC is to provide advice and recommendations to the EPA Administrator on issues associated with pesticide regulatory development and reform initiatives, evolving public policy and program implementation issues, and science issues associated with evaluating and reducing risks from use of pesticides. It is determined that PPDC is in the public interest in connection with the performance of duties imposed on the Agency by law. The following sectors are represented on the PPDC: Pesticide industry and trade associations; environmental/public interest, consumer, and animal rights groups; farm worker organizations; pesticide user, grower, and commodity groups; Federal and State/local/Tribal governments; the general public; academia; and public health organizations. Copies of the PPDC Charter are filed with appropriate committees of Congress and the Library of Congress and are available upon request. III. How Can I Request to Participate in this Meeting? PPDC meetings are open to the public and seating is available on a first-come basis. Persons interested in attending do not need to register in advance of the meeting. List of Subjects Environmental protection, Agricultural workers, Agriculture, Chemicals, Foods, Pesticides and pests, Public health. Dated: September 17, 2008. Debra Edwards, Director, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. E8–22583 Filed 9–24–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–S ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES [FRL–8721–1] Science Advisory Board Staff Office Notification of a Meeting of the Science Advisory Board Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:50 Sep 24, 2008 Jkt 214001 SUMMARY: The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public face-to-face meeting of the chartered SAB to: discuss future environmental science issues within the context of EPA’s research directions and priorities, and conduct quality reviews of up to three Draft SAB reports. DATES: The meeting dates are Monday, October 27, 2008, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Tuesday, October 28, 2008, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time). ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW., Washington, DC; phone (202) 347–4430. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Members of the public who wish to obtain further information about this meeting may contact Mr. Thomas O. Miller, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), by mail at EPA SAB Staff Office, (1400F), U.S. EPA, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460; by telephone at (202) 343–9982; by fax at (202) 233–0643; or by e-mail at miller.tom@epa.gov. The SAB mailing address is U.S. EPA, Science Advisory Board (1400F), 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460. General information about the SAB, as well as any updates concerning the meeting announced in this notice, may be found on the SAB Web site at http://www.epa.gov/sab. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The SAB was established by 42 U.S.C. 4365 to provide independent scientific and technical advice, consultation, and recommendations to the EPA 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: 1. Future Science and Research. On October 27, 2008, the EPA Science Advisory Board will hold a one day meeting entitled Looking to the Future. During this meeting, the SAB will hear from, and interact with, outside experts on: (i) The environmental implications of biofuels, and (ii) the implications for environmental health sciences and human health risk assessment of epigenomics research. Exploration of biofuels and epigenomics research is intended to provide the chartered SAB with an inter-disciplinary introduction to these topics, and to stimulate their thinking generally about future advice to strengthen EPA’s response to PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 emerging science issues, especially how EPA might implement inter-disciplinary approaches that incorporate significant emerging research. In 2007, the chartered SAB committed to provide ongoing advice on strategic research directions for EPA and how they can be implemented. This activity complements the SAB’s traditional review of EPA’s annual research budget. The first day’s seminar-style meeting will be followed by a half-day advisory meeting on October 28, when the chartered SAB will discuss possible implications of the October 27 meeting for ongoing SAB advice on EPA research directions. 2. Review of Draft SAB Reports: (a) Quality Review of the Draft SAB Advisory on Aquatic Life Criteria. EPA’s Office of Water asked the Science Advisory Board for advice on the scientific merits of a white paper that identifies and addresses technical issues in deriving aquatic life criteria for emerging contaminants such as pharmaceuticals and personal care products exhibiting endocrine disrupting activity or other toxic mechanisms. The EPA SAB Ecological Processes and Effects Committee (EPEC) augmented with additional experts conducted this review. Additional information on this review can be obtained on the EPA SAB Web site at: http://yosemite.epa.gov/sab/ sabproduct.nsf/fedrgstr_activites/ MOA%20criteria%20methodology. (b) Quality Review of the Draft Advisory on the Drinking Water Contaminant Candidate List 3. EPA’s Office of Water asked the SAB to review EPA’s draft Drinking Water Contaminant Candidate List 3 (CCL 3). The 1996 Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments (SDWA) require EPA to (1) publish every five years a list of currently unregulated contaminants in drinking water that may pose risks and (2) make determinations on whether or not to regulate at least five contaminants from that list on a staggered five year cycle. The list must be published after consultation with the scientific community, including the SAB, after notice and opportunity for public comment, and after consideration of the occurrence database established under section 1445(g) of the SDWA. The unregulated contaminants considered for the list must include, but are not limited to, substances referred to in section 101(14) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA), and substances registered under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). Additional information on this E:\FR\FM\25SEN1.SGM 25SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 187 (Thursday, September 25, 2008)]
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[FR Doc No: E8-22583]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0709; FRL-8384-6]


Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee; Notice of Public Meetings

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY:  Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, EPA gives 
notice of a public meeting of the Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee 
(PPDC) on October 7-8, 2008. A draft agenda is under development that 
will include reports from and discussions about issues from the 
following PPDC work groups: Work Group on 21st Century Toxicology/New 
Integrated Testing Strategies; and Work Group on Comparative Safety 
Statements for Pesticide Product Labeling. The agenda will also include 
reports from the Office of Pesticide Programs' (OPP) Pesticide Incident 
Workgroup; OPP's Pollinator Protection Team, the Work Group on Web-
Distributed Labeling; and updates on endangered species, endocrine 
disruptors, and resources.

DATES: The PPDC meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 7, 2008, from 
9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Wednesday, October 8, 2008, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 
p.m.
    To request accommodation of a disability, please contact the person 
listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATON CONTACT, preferably at least 10 
days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to 
process your request.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the Conference Center on the 
lobby level at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's location at 
One Potomac Yard South, 2777 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA. This 
location is approximately a half mile from the Crystal City Metro 
Station.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Margie Fehrenbach, Office of 
Pesticide Programs (7501P), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: 
(703) 308-4775; fax number: (703) 308-4776; e-mail address: 
fehrenbach.margie@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. General Information

A. Does this Action Apply to Me?

    This action is directed to the public in general, and may be of 
particular interest to persons who work in agricultural settings or 
persons who are concerned about implementation of the Federal 
Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA); the Federal Food, 
Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA); and the amendments to both of these 
major pesticide laws by the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA) of 1996. 
Potentially affected entities may include, but are not limited to: 
Agricultural workers and farmers; pesticide industry and trade 
associations; environmental, consumer, and farmworker groups; pesticide 
users and growers; pest consultants; State, local and Tribal 
governments; academia; public health organizations; food processors; 
and the public. If you have questions regarding the applicability of 
this action to a particular entity, consult the person listed under FOR 
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

B. How Can I Get Copies of this Document and Other Related Information?

    1. Docket. EPA has established a docket for this action under 
docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0709. Although a part 
of the official docket, the public docket does not include Confidential 
Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is 
restricted by statute. Publicly available docket materials are 
available either in the electronic docket at http://
www.regulations.gov, or, if only available in hard copy, at the Office 
of Pesticide Programs (OPP) Regulatory Public Docket in Rm. S-4400, One 
Potomac Yard (South Bldg.), 2777 S. Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA. The 
hours of operation of this Docket Facility are 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 http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr.
    A draft agenda is being developed and will be posted by September 
22, 2008, on EPA's web site at: http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/ppdc/.

II. Background

    EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) is entrusted with the 
responsibility to help ensure the safety of the American food supply, 
the education and protection from unreasonable risk of those who apply 
or are exposed to pesticides occupationally or through use of products, 
and general protection of the environment and special ecosystems from 
potential risks posed by pesticides.

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    The Charter for the Environmental Protection Agency's Pesticide 
Program Dialogue Committee (PPDC) was established under the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act (FACA), Public Law 92-463, in September 1995, 
and has been renewed every 2 years since that time. PPDC's Charter was 
renewed November 2, 2007, for another 2-year period. The purpose of 
PPDC is to provide advice and recommendations to the EPA Administrator 
on issues associated with pesticide regulatory development and reform 
initiatives, evolving public policy and program implementation issues, 
and science issues associated with evaluating and reducing risks from 
use of pesticides. It is determined that PPDC is in the public interest 
in connection with the performance of duties imposed on the Agency by 
law. The following sectors are represented on the PPDC: Pesticide 
industry and trade associations; environmental/public interest, 
consumer, and animal rights groups; farm worker organizations; 
pesticide user, grower, and commodity groups; Federal and State/local/
Tribal governments; the general public; academia; and public health 
organizations.
    Copies of the PPDC Charter are filed with appropriate committees of 
Congress and the Library of Congress and are available upon request.

III. How Can I Request to Participate in this Meeting?

    PPDC meetings are open to the public and seating is available on a 
first-come basis. Persons interested in attending do not need to 
register in advance of the meeting.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Agricultural workers, Agriculture, 
Chemicals, Foods, Pesticides and pests, Public health.


    Dated: September 17, 2008.
Debra Edwards,
Director, Office of Pesticide Programs.
[FR Doc. E8-22583 Filed 9-24-08; 8:45 am]
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