Draft Toxicological Review of Halogenated Platinum Salts and Platinum Compounds: In Support of the Summary Information in the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS), 19083-19084 [E9-9580]

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EPA previously announced the 60-day public comment period (ending April 6, 2009) for the draft document in the Federal Register on February 5, 2009 (74 FR 6154). 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 (74 FR 6154) to ERG for consideration by the external peer review panel prior to the workshop. EPA released this draft document solely for the purpose of predissemination public 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 the National Center for Environmental Assessment’s (NCEA) home page under the Recent Additions and the Data and PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 19083 Publications menus at http:// 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 74 FR 6154, February 5, 2009. Public comments submitted during the 60-day public comment period ending April 6, 2009 may be observed at http://www.regulations.gov under Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–ORD– 2009–0040. DATES: The peer review workshop will begin on May 21, 2009, at approximately 8:30 a.m. and end at approximately 5 p.m., Eastern Standard Time. Observers must register by Thursday, May 14, 2009. At the time of registration, please indicate if you wish to make brief oral comments at the workshop. ADDRESSES: The peer review workshop will be held at the Palomar Hotel, 2121 P Street, NW., Washington, DC 20037. ERG is organizing, convening, and conducting the peer review workshop. To attend the workshop as an observer, register by Thursday, May 14, 2009, via the Internet at https:// www2.ergweb.com/projects/ conferences/peerreview/registerplatworkshop.htm. You may also register by e-mail at meetings@erg.com (subject line: Halogenated Platinum Salts and Platinum Compounds Workshop), by phone: 781–674–7374 or toll free at 800–803–2833 (ask for the Halogenated Platinum Salts and Platinum Compounds peer review coordinator, Laurie Waite), or by faxing a registration request to 781–674–2906 (please reference the ‘‘Halogenated Platinum Salts and Platinum Compounds Workshop’’ and include your name, title, affiliation, full address, and contact information). EPA welcomes the attendance of the public at the Halogenated Platinum Salts and Compounds peer review workshop and will make every effort to accommodate persons with disabilities. For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, please 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: Halogenated Platinum Salts and Platinum Compounds Workshop). To request accommodation of a disability, please contact ERG, preferably at least 10 days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request. The draft ‘‘Toxicological Review of Halogenated Platinum Salts and E:\FR\FM\27APN1.SGM 27APN1 19084 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 79 / Monday, April 27, 2009 / Notices Platinum Compounds: In Support of Summary Information on the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)’’ 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 http:// 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: Halogenated Platinum Salts and Platinum Compounds Workshop). If you have questions about the document, contact Andrew A. Rooney, IRIS Staff, National Center for Environmental Assessment, (B243–01), U.S. EPA, 109 T.W. Alexander Dr., Research Triangle Park, NC 27709; telephone: 919–541–1492; facsimile: 919–541–0245; or e-mail: rooney.andrew@epa.gov. 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 May 14, 2009. 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/registerplatworkshop.htm and indicating your intent to make oral comments. Dated: April 21, 2009. Peter W. Preuss, Director, National Center for Environmental Assessment. [FR Doc. E9–9580 Filed 4–24–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8897–8] I. 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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-8897-6; Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2009-0040]


Draft Toxicological Review of Halogenated Platinum Salts and 
Platinum Compounds: 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 Halogenated Platinum Salts and Platinum 
Compounds: In Support of Summary Information on the Integrated Risk 
Information System (IRIS)'' (EPA/635/R-08/018). EPA previously 
announced the 60-day public comment period (ending April 6, 2009) for 
the draft document in the Federal Register on February 5, 2009 (74 FR 
6154). 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 (74 
FR 6154) to ERG for consideration by the external peer review panel 
prior to the workshop.
    EPA released this draft document solely for the purpose of pre-
dissemination public 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 the National Center for Environmental Assessment's 
(NCEA) home page under the Recent Additions and the Data and 
Publications menus at http://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 74 FR 6154, February 5, 
2009. Public comments submitted during the 60-day public comment period 
ending April 6, 2009 may be observed at http://www.regulations.gov 
under Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2009-0040.

DATES: The peer review workshop will begin on May 21, 2009, at 
approximately 8:30 a.m. and end at approximately 5 p.m., Eastern 
Standard Time. Observers must register by Thursday, May 14, 2009. At 
the time of registration, please indicate if you wish to make brief 
oral comments at the workshop.

ADDRESSES: The peer review workshop will be held at the Palomar Hotel, 
2121 P Street, NW., Washington, DC 20037. ERG is organizing, convening, 
and conducting the peer review workshop. To attend the workshop as an 
observer, register by Thursday, May 14, 2009, via the Internet at 
https://www2.ergweb.com/projects/conferences/peerreview/register-platworkshop.htm. You may also register by e-mail at meetings@erg.com 
(subject line: Halogenated Platinum Salts and Platinum Compounds 
Workshop), by phone: 781-674-7374 or toll free at 800-803-2833 (ask for 
the Halogenated Platinum Salts and Platinum Compounds peer review 
coordinator, Laurie Waite), or by faxing a registration request to 781-
674-2906 (please reference the ``Halogenated Platinum Salts and 
Platinum Compounds Workshop'' and include your name, title, 
affiliation, full address, and contact information).
    EPA welcomes the attendance of the public at the Halogenated 
Platinum Salts and Compounds peer review workshop and will make every 
effort to accommodate persons with disabilities. For information on 
access or services for individuals with disabilities, please 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: Halogenated Platinum Salts and Platinum Compounds Workshop). To 
request accommodation of a disability, please contact ERG, preferably 
at least 10 days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as 
possible to process your request.
    The draft ``Toxicological Review of Halogenated Platinum Salts and

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Platinum Compounds: In Support of Summary Information on the Integrated 
Risk Information System (IRIS)'' 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 http://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: Halogenated Platinum Salts and Platinum 
Compounds Workshop).
    If you have questions about the document, contact Andrew A. Rooney, 
IRIS Staff, National Center for Environmental Assessment, (B243-01), 
U.S. EPA, 109 T.W. Alexander Dr., Research Triangle Park, NC 27709; 
telephone: 919-541-1492; facsimile: 919-541-0245; or e-mail: 
rooney.andrew@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 http://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 May 14, 2009. 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-platworkshop.htm and indicating your intent to make oral 
comments.

    Dated: April 21, 2009.
Peter W. Preuss,
Director, National Center for Environmental Assessment.
[FR Doc. E9-9580 Filed 4-24-09; 8:45 am]
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