Draft Toxicological Review of Tetrachloroethylene (Perchloroethylene): In Support of the Summary Information in the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS), 61416-61417 [E8-24595]

Download as PDF 61416 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 201 / Thursday, October 16, 2008 / Notices Number of respondents annually Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total annual burden hours (1) (2) (3) (1) × (2) × (3) 10 1 1 10 The estimated total cost to respondents is $607.62. [10 hours divided by 2080 hours 1 per year, times $126,384 2 equals $607.62]. The average cost per respondent is $60.76. The reporting burden includes the total time, effort, or financial resources expended to generate, maintain, retain, disclose, or provide the information including: (1) Reviewing instructions; (2) developing, acquiring, installing, using technology and systems for the purposes of collecting, validating, verifying, processing, maintaining, disclosing and providing information; (3) adjusting the existing ways to comply with any previously applicable filing instructions and requirements; (4) training personnel to respond to a collection of information; (5) searching data sources; (6) completing and reviewing the collection of information; and (7) transmitting, or otherwise disclosing the information. The cost estimate for respondents is based upon salaries for professional and clerical support, as well as direct and indirect overhead costs. 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In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (Commission) regulations (18 CFR Part 380), the Office of Energy Projects has reviewed an application for amendment of license and has prepared an environmental assessment (EA) regarding the licensee’s request to amend the project license to include the jurisdictional TurtleFlambeau Storage Reservoir as a project feature of the Big Falls Project. The Big Falls Project is located on the Flambeau River in Rusk County, Wisconsin. This EA concludes that the proposed action, with recommended measures, would not constitute a major Federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment. Copies of the EA are available in the Public Reference Room of the Commission’s offices at 888 First Street, NE., Room 1–A, Washington, DC 204265. The EA also may be viewed on the Commission’s Internet Web site (http://www.ferc.gov) using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link. 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AGENCY: SUMMARY: EPA is announcing that the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) will convene an independent panel of experts and organize and conduct a review of the draft document titled, ‘‘Toxicological Review of Tetrachloroethylene (Perchloroethylene): In Support of Summary Information on the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)’’ (EPA/ 635/R–08/011A). The NAS is organizing, convening, and conducting this independent peer-review meeting. A public meeting of the NAS peer review panel will be held on November 13, 2008. The draft document was prepared by the National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) within EPA’s Office of Research and Development and was released on June 26, 2008, (73 FR 36321) 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 draft ‘‘Toxicological Review of Tetrachloroethylene (Perchloroethylene): In Support of Summary Information on the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)’’ is available on the Internet on NCEA’s home page under a June 26, 2008, Recent Additions entry and the Data and Publications menus at http:// www.epa.gov/ncea. Copies are not available from NAS. In previous Federal Register notices concerning this draft document, EPA announced a 90-day public comment period that ended September 24, 2008, (73 FR 36321), as well as a public Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 201 / Thursday, October 16, 2008 / Notices listening session that was held on August 18 (73 FR 43932). Submitted public comments may be accessed at http://www.regulations.gov under Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–ORD–2008– 0461. EPA intends to forward public comments submitted in accordance with the June 26, 2008, Federal Register notice to the NAS for consideration by the external peer review panel prior to the November 13, 2008, meeting. In finalizing the draft document, EPA will consider public comments and recommendations from the expert panel. NAS invites the public to register to attend this peer review panel meeting as observers. In addition, NAS invites the public to give oral and/or provide written comments at the meeting regarding the draft document under review. Space is limited, and reservations will be accepted on a firstcome, first-served basis. A time limit for presentations will be specified by the NAS based on the number of registrants. The peer-review panel meeting will be held on November 13, 2008, beginning at 1 p.m. and ending at 4 p.m. DATES: The peer-review panel meeting will be held at the NAS’s Keck Center, 500 Fifth St., NW., Washington, DC 20001, in Room 201. 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Proposals submitted in response to this solicitation, or questions concerning the solicitation should be sent to: State Innovation Grant Program, National Center for Environmental Innovation, Office of the Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (MC 1807T), 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460, (202) 566– 2186, (202) 566–2220 FAX, innovation_state_grants@epa.gov . For courier delivery only: Sherri Walker, State Innovation Grant Program, U.S. EPA, EPA West Building, Room 4214D, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20005. Proposal responses or questions may also be sent by fax to (202–566–2220), addressed to the ‘‘State Innovation Grant Program,’’ or by e-mail to: innovation_state_grants@epa.gov . We encourage e-mail responses. If you have questions about responding to this notice, please contact EPA at this e-mail address or fax number, or you may call Sherri Walker at 202–566–2186. EPA will acknowledge all responses it receives to this notice. 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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 201 (Thursday, October 16, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 61416-61417]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-24595]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-8730-2; Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2008-00461]


Draft Toxicological Review of Tetrachloroethylene 
(Perchloroethylene): In Support of the Summary Information in the 
Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of peer-review meeting.

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SUMMARY: EPA is announcing that the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) 
will convene an independent panel of experts and organize and conduct a 
review of the draft document titled, ``Toxicological Review of 
Tetrachloroethylene (Perchloroethylene): In Support of Summary 
Information on the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)'' (EPA/
635/R-08/011A). The NAS is organizing, convening, and conducting this 
independent peer-review meeting. A public meeting of the NAS peer 
review panel will be held on November 13, 2008.
    The draft document was prepared by the National Center for 
Environmental Assessment (NCEA) within EPA's Office of Research and 
Development and was released on June 26, 2008, (73 FR 36321) 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 draft ``Toxicological Review of Tetrachloroethylene 
(Perchloroethylene): In Support of Summary Information on the 
Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)'' is available on the 
Internet on NCEA's home page under a June 26, 2008, Recent Additions 
entry and the Data and Publications menus at http://www.epa.gov/ncea. 
Copies are not available from NAS.
    In previous Federal Register notices concerning this draft 
document, EPA announced a 90-day public comment period that ended 
September 24, 2008, (73 FR 36321), as well as a public

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listening session that was held on August 18 (73 FR 43932). Submitted 
public comments may be accessed at http://www.regulations.gov under 
Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2008-0461. EPA intends to forward public 
comments submitted in accordance with the June 26, 2008, Federal 
Register notice to the NAS for consideration by the external peer 
review panel prior to the November 13, 2008, meeting. In finalizing the 
draft document, EPA will consider public comments and recommendations 
from the expert panel.
    NAS invites the public to register to attend this peer review panel 
meeting as observers. In addition, NAS invites the public to give oral 
and/or provide written comments at the meeting regarding the draft 
document under review. Space is limited, and reservations will be 
accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. A time limit for 
presentations will be specified by the NAS based on the number of 
registrants.

DATES: The peer-review panel meeting will be held on November 13, 2008, 
beginning at 1 p.m. and ending at 4 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The peer-review panel meeting will be held at the NAS's Keck 
Center, 500 Fifth St., NW., Washington, DC 20001, in Room 201. For 
details about registering for and attending the meeting, please see the 
NAS's Web site at http://www8.nationalacademies.org/cp/
projectview.aspx?key=48697.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions regarding information, 
registration, access or services for individuals with disabilities, or 
logistics for the external peer-review panel meeting should be directed 
to NAS. For further information, please see the NAS's Web site http://
www8.nationalacademies.org/cp/projectview.aspx?key=48697. For technical 
information about the document, please contact the Information 
Management Team, NCEA; telephone: 703-347-8561; facsimile: 703-347-
8691; e-mail nceadc.comment@epa.gov.

    Dated: October 8, 2008.
Peter Preuss,
Director, National Center for Environmental Assessment.
[FR Doc. E8-24595 Filed 10-15-08; 8:45 am]
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