Nanoscale Science, Engineering and Technology Subcommittee, National Science and Technology Council, Committee on Technology; Human and Environmental Exposure Assessment Workshop: Public Meeting, 2635-2636 [E9-664]

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SUMMARY: The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO), on behalf of the Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology (NSET) Subcommittee of the Committee on Technology, National Science and Technology Council (NSTC), will hold a workshop on February 24–25, 2009 to provide an open forum to discuss the state-of-theart of the science related to environmental, health, and safety aspects of engineered nanoscale materials in the area of human and environmental exposure assessment. Human and Environmental Exposure Assessment is one of the five environmental, health, and safety research categories identified in the PO 00000 Frm 00128 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2635 NSET Subcommittee document Strategy for Nanotechnology-Related Environmental, Health, and Safety Research (http://www.nano.gov/ NNI_EHS_Research_Strategy.pdf), which was released February 14, 2008. DATES: The public meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 24, 2009 from 8 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. and on Wednesday, February 25, 2009 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be at the Consumer Protection Safety Commission conference facility, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814 (Metro stop: Bethesda on the Red Line). For directions, please see http:// www.cpsc.gov/about/direct.html. Registration: Due to space limitations and security requirements, preregistration for the workshop is required. People interested in attending the workshop should register online at http://www.nano.gov/html/meetings/ exposure/registration.html. Written notices of participation by e-mail should be sent to exposure@nnco.nano.gov. Written notices may be mailed to the Exposure Assessment Workshop, c/o NNCO, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Stafford II, Suite 405, Arlington, VA 22230. Registration is on a first-come, firstserve basis. Registration will close on February 21, 2009 at 5 p.m. EST. Information about the meeting, including the agenda, is posted at http://www.nano.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: For information regarding this Notice, please contact Liesl Heeter, National Nanotechnology Coordination Office. Telephone: (703) 292–4533. E-mail: exposure@nnco.nano.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Human and environmental exposure assessment research is used to guide efforts to improve environmental, health, and safety (EHS) protection with regard to nanoscale engineered materials and to monitor trends and progress. The purpose of this workshop is to hold an open forum to discuss the progress achieved in the area of human and environmental exposure assessment research and to discuss the path forward for addressing the research needs in this area. Specifically, the Nanotechnology Environmental Health Implications (NEHI) Working Group of the NSET Subcommittee has identified five priority research needs within the human and environmental exposure category: Characterizing exposure among workers; identifying population groups and environments exposed to engineered nanoscale materials; characterizing exposure to the general population from industrial processes E:\FR\FM\15JAN1.SGM 15JAN1 2636 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 10 / Thursday, January 15, 2009 / Notices and industrial and consumer products containing nanomaterials; characterizing the health of exposed populations and environments; and understanding workplace processes and factors that determine exposure to nanomaterials. The presentations, discussions, and comments provided at this meeting will inform the NEHI Working Group’s continuing adaptive management of the National Nanotechnology Initiative’s environmental, health, and safety research strategy. The NSET Subcommittee coordinates planning, budgeting, and program implementation and review to ensure a balanced and comprehensive National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI). The NSET Subcommittee is composed of representatives from Federal agencies participating in the NNI. In order to perform work in the area of environmental, health, and safety, NSET created a working group, the Nanotechnology Environmental Implications (NEHI) Working Group. The NNCO provides technical and administrative support to the NSET Subcommittee and serves as a central point of contact for the NNI. For more information on the National Nanotechnology Initiative and its various working entities, please visit http://www.nano.gov. M. David Hodge, Operations Manager, OSTP. [FR Doc. 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ADDRESSES: Submit filings electronically via the Commission’s Filing Online system at http://www.prc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephen L. Sharfman, General Counsel, 202–789–6820 and stephen.sharfman@prc.gov. Regulatory History, 72 FR 73909 (December 28, 2007). In Order No. 154, the Commission authorized 14 nonpostal services to SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00129 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 continue.1 Finding the record insufficient in certain respects, the Commission deferred ruling on three issues more fully addressed below, involving licensing, the warranty repair program, and sales of music compact discs. This order establishes procedures to develop a more complete record on these issues beginning with an opportunity for the Postal Service to present its case on these issues and followed by an opportunity for interested persons to respond.2 Licensing. In Order No. 154, the Commission generally authorized the licensing of the Postal Service’s intellectual property to continue as a nonpostal service. Id. at 73. As an interim measure, however, the Commission grandfathered the licenses of the Postal Service’s brands on products relating to the Postal Service’s operations, categorized by the Postal Service as Mailing & Shipping, pending the outcome of Phase II. This issue was brought to the forefront late in the first phase of this proceeding by Pitney Bowes upon learning that Postal Service-branded postage meter ink cartridges were being sold.3 The Commission found that the record on licenses related to Postal Service operations to be insufficiently developed for it to determine whether those licenses should be terminated or authorized to continue.4 Further proceedings in this Phase II are needed to develop a more complete record regarding licensing programs for products related to Postal Service operations generally, as well as the 1 PRC Order No. 154, Review of Nonpostal Services Under the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act, December 19, 2008 (Order No. 154). 2 The Commission also indicated a separate docket would be established to develop regulations applicable to authorized nonpostal services. That docket will be initiated shortly. 3 Pitney Bowes Inc. Motion to Compel United States Postal Service to File a Complete List of Nonpostal Services, October 15, 2008. Pitney Bowes’ motion, supported by pleadings responsive to the matter, challenged the appropriateness of the Postal Service licensing its trademark for products related to Postal Service operations. See also PRC Order No. 126, Order Granting, In Part, Pitney Bowes Inc. Motion to Compel, November 4, 2008. 4 Order No. 154 at 76. Order No. 154 directed the Postal Service to ‘‘promptly notify the Commission of any other such licenses [that relate to postal operations] that may exist.’’ Id., n.146. This order is not intended to modify that directive. The Postal Service indicates five vendors are licensed to sell Mailing & Shipping products bearing the Postal Service’s intellectual property. Initial Response of the United States Postal Service to Order No. 74, June 9, 2008, at 22. 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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 10 (Thursday, January 15, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 2635-2636]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-664]


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NATIONAL NANOTECHNOLOGY COORDINATION OFFICE


Nanoscale Science, Engineering and Technology Subcommittee, 
National Science and Technology Council, Committee on Technology; Human 
and Environmental Exposure Assessment Workshop: Public Meeting

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO), on 
behalf of the Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology (NSET) 
Subcommittee of the Committee on Technology, National Science and 
Technology Council (NSTC), will hold a workshop on February 24-25, 2009 
to provide an open forum to discuss the state-of-the-art of the science 
related to environmental, health, and safety aspects of engineered 
nanoscale materials in the area of human and environmental exposure 
assessment. Human and Environmental Exposure Assessment is one of the 
five environmental, health, and safety research categories identified 
in the NSET Subcommittee document Strategy for Nanotechnology-Related 
Environmental, Health, and Safety Research (http://www.nano.gov/NNI_
EHS_Research_Strategy.pdf), which was released February 14, 2008.

DATES: The public meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 24, 2009 
from 8 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. and on Wednesday, February 25, 2009 from 8 
a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be at the Consumer Protection Safety 
Commission conference facility, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 
20814 (Metro stop: Bethesda on the Red Line). For directions, please 
see http://www.cpsc.gov/about/direct.html.
    Registration: Due to space limitations and security requirements, 
pre-registration for the workshop is required. People interested in 
attending the workshop should register online at http://www.nano.gov/
html/meetings/exposure/registration.html. Written notices of 
participation by e-mail should be sent to exposure@nnco.nano.gov. 
Written notices may be mailed to the Exposure Assessment Workshop, c/o 
NNCO, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Stafford II, Suite 405, Arlington, VA 22230. 
Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Registration will 
close on February 21, 2009 at 5 p.m. EST.
    Information about the meeting, including the agenda, is posted at 
http://www.nano.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: For information regarding this 
Notice, please contact Liesl Heeter, National Nanotechnology 
Coordination Office. Telephone: (703) 292-4533. E-mail: 
exposure@nnco.nano.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Human and environmental exposure assessment 
research is used to guide efforts to improve environmental, health, and 
safety (EHS) protection with regard to nanoscale engineered materials 
and to monitor trends and progress. The purpose of this workshop is to 
hold an open forum to discuss the progress achieved in the area of 
human and environmental exposure assessment research and to discuss the 
path forward for addressing the research needs in this area. 
Specifically, the Nanotechnology Environmental Health Implications 
(NEHI) Working Group of the NSET Subcommittee has identified five 
priority research needs within the human and environmental exposure 
category: Characterizing exposure among workers; identifying population 
groups and environments exposed to engineered nanoscale materials; 
characterizing exposure to the general population from industrial 
processes

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and industrial and consumer products containing nanomaterials; 
characterizing the health of exposed populations and environments; and 
understanding workplace processes and factors that determine exposure 
to nanomaterials.
    The presentations, discussions, and comments provided at this 
meeting will inform the NEHI Working Group's continuing adaptive 
management of the National Nanotechnology Initiative's environmental, 
health, and safety research strategy.
    The NSET Subcommittee coordinates planning, budgeting, and program 
implementation and review to ensure a balanced and comprehensive 
National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI). The NSET Subcommittee is 
composed of representatives from Federal agencies participating in the 
NNI. In order to perform work in the area of environmental, health, and 
safety, NSET created a working group, the Nanotechnology Environmental 
Implications (NEHI) Working Group. The NNCO provides technical and 
administrative support to the NSET Subcommittee and serves as a central 
point of contact for the NNI.
    For more information on the National Nanotechnology Initiative and 
its various working entities, please visit http://www.nano.gov.

M. David Hodge,
Operations Manager, OSTP.
[FR Doc. E9-664 Filed 1-14-09; 8:45 am]
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