Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of a Public Meeting of the Science Advisory Board (SAB), 52805-52806 [E9-24683]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 197 / Wednesday, October 14, 2009 / Notices development of these data. Any applicant or registrant may choose among other ways of supplying such data as it becomes required, including generation and submission of its own data. The PR Notice is not intended to define or restrict the terms of or subsequent amendments to the joint data development agreement and its operation, nor is it intended to compel any registrant or applicant to participate or rely upon the Task Force’s data generation and submission. III. Do PR Notices Contain Binding Requirements The PR Notice discussed in this notice is intended to provide information to EPA personnel and decision makers and to pesticide registrants. This is not a regulatory action and does not require regulatory authority. List of Subjects Environmental protection, Administrative practice and procedure, Antimicrobial, Pesticides and pests. Dated: September 30, 2009. Debra Edwards, Director, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. E9–24442 Filed 10–13–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–S ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8968–6] Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of a Public Meeting of the Science Advisory Board (SAB) mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public meeting of the Chartered SAB to: Discuss EPA’s updated long range strategic research directions, conduct one or more quality reviews of draft SAB panel reports, and plan for future SAB activities. DATES: The public meeting will be held on Monday, November 9, 2009 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Eastern Time) and Tuesday, November 10, 2009 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time). ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 201 Harrison Oaks Blvd., Cary, NC 27513; telephone (919) 677–1840. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public who wants further VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:35 Oct 13, 2009 Jkt 220001 information concerning the meeting may contact Mr. Thomas Miller, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), EPA Science Advisory Board (1400F), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460; via telephone/ voice mail (202) 343–9982; fax (202) 233–0643; or e-mail at miller.tom@epa.gov. General information concerning the SAB can be found on the EPA Web site at http:// www.epa.gov/sab. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C., App. 2 (FACA), notice is hereby given that the EPA Science Advisory Board will hold a public meeting to evaluate, and discuss with EPA representatives, the updated EPA strategic research directions; to conduct a quality review of the draft SAB Drinking Water Committee (DWC) advisory on EPA’s Total Coliform Rule, and to discuss its Fiscal Year 2010 plans. The SAB was established pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 4365 to provide independent scientific and technical advice to the Administrator on the technical basis for Agency positions and regulations. The SAB will comply with the provisions of FACA and all appropriate SAB Staff Office procedural policies. Background: (a) Strategic Research Vision: The purpose of this meeting will be to allow the Chartered SAB to discuss the strategic research directions of EPA’s Office of Research and Development (ORD) with Agency representatives. These discussions will allow consideration of the overall strategic directions of the research program in relation to EPA’s overall mission, the evaluation of smaller components of the research and development program as they fit into the total program, and how ORD’s Integrated Multidisciplinary Research is intended to transform EPA research in support of the Agency’s mission. (b) SAB Quality Review of the Draft SAB Advisory on EPA’s Total Coliform Rule: EPA’s Office of Water is planning to propose a revised Total Coliform Rule and requested that the SAB review a draft analysis supporting the rule. The SAB Drinking Water Committee’s draft advisory focused on (1) Data sources used to estimate baseline total coliform and E. coli occurrence, public water system profile, and sensitive subpopulations in the United States, (2) the occurrence analysis used to inform benefits calculations, (3) benefits analysis—the qualitative analysis used to estimate the reduction in risk due to implementation of the rule requirements PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 52805 and (4) analysis of the engineering costs and costs to States resulting from implementation of the revisions. The draft advisory from this effort will undergo an SAB Quality Review. The purpose of a Quality Review is to ensure that the original charge questions to the committee were answered, that the report is clear and logical, and that the Drinking Water Committee’s conclusions and recommendations are supported in the draft report. (c) SAB Planning: Members will be briefed upon and discuss the proposed SAB operating plan for Fiscal Year 2010. Members’ feedback on the plan will be used in developing the SAB’s Fiscal Year 2010 operating plan. Availability of Meeting Materials: A meeting agenda, charge questions and other materials for the meeting will be placed on the SAB Web site at http:// yosemite.epa.gov/sab/sabpeople.nsf/ WebCommittees/BOARD. Procedures for Providing Public Input: Interested members of the public may submit relevant written or oral information for consideration on the topics included in this advisory activity. Oral Statements: To be placed on the public speaker list for the November 9–10, 2009 meeting, interested parties should notify Mr. Thomas Miller, DFO, by e-mail no later than November 2, 2009. Individuals making oral statements will be limited to five minutes per speaker. Written Statements: Written statements for the November 9–10, 2009 meeting should be received in the SAB Staff Office by November 2, 2009, so that the information may be made available to the SAB for its consideration prior to this meeting. Written statements should be supplied to the DFO in the following formats: one hard copy with original signature and one electronic copy via e-mail (acceptable file format: Adobe Acrobat PDF, MS Word, WordPerfect, MS PowerPoint, or Rich Text files in IBM–PC/Windows 98/2000/XP format). Submitters are asked to provide electronic versions of each document submitted with and without signatures, because the SAB Staff Office does not publish documents with signatures on its Web sites. Accessibility: For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, please contact Mr. Miller at the phone number or e-mail address noted above, preferably at least ten days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request. E:\FR\FM\14OCN1.SGM 14OCN1 52806 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 197 / Wednesday, October 14, 2009 / Notices Dated: October 6, 2009. Anthony F. Maciorowski, Deputy Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office. [FR Doc. E9–24683 Filed 10–13–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8968–5] Proposed CERCLA Administrative Cashout Settlement; Le Roi Smelter Site, Northport, WA AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice; request for public comment. In accordance with section 122(i) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, as amended (CERCLA), 42 U.S.C. 9622(i), notice is hereby given of a proposed administrative settlement for recovery of past response costs incurred at the Le Roi Smelter Site in Northport, Washington, with settling parties: The Cecil A. Frazier Exemption Equivalent Trust and the Estate of Marie M. Frazier. The settlement requires the settling parties to pay One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000) to the Hazardous Substance Superfund, to implement certain institutional controls, and to execute an option to sell the Site to the town of Northport. The settlement includes a covenant not to sue or take administrative action against the settling party pursuant to section 107(a) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9607(a) for recovery of past response costs. For thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this notice, the Agency will receive written comments relating to the settlement. The Agency will consider all comments received and may modify or withdraw its consent to the settlement if comments received disclose facts or considerations which indicate that the settlement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. The Agency’s response to any comments received will be available for public inspection at the U.S. EPA Region 10 offices, located at 1200 Sixth Avenue, Seattle, Washington 98101. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before November 13, 2009. ADDRESSES: The proposed settlement is available for public inspection at the U.S. EPA Region 10 offices, located at 1200 Sixth Avenue, Seattle, Washington 98101. A copy of the proposed settlement may be obtained from Carol Kennedy, Regional Hearing Clerk, U.S. mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:35 Oct 13, 2009 Jkt 220001 EPA Region 10, Mail Stop ORC–158, 1200 Sixth Avenue, Suite 900, Seattle, Washington 98101; (206) 553–0242. Comments should reference the Le Roi Smelter Site in Northport, Washington, EPA Docket No. CERCLA–10–2009– 0095 and should be addressed to Alexander Fidis, Assistant Regional Counsel, U.S. EPA Region 10, Mail Stop ORC–158, 1200 Sixth Avenue, Suite 900, Seattle, Washington 98101. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alexander Fidis, Assistant Regional Counsel, U.S. EPA Region 10, Mail Stop ORC–158, 1200 Sixth Avenue, Suite 900, Seattle, Washington 98101; (206) 553–4710. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Le Roi Smelter Site is located in Northport, Stevens County, Washington (Site). Site operations conducted between 1898 and 1921 involved the smelting and processing or ore. Between 1953 and 1998, the Site was operated as a lumber mill. Site smelting operations produced slag that contained hazardous substances including the heavy metals lead and arsenic. Slag was disposed of at the Site and discharged to the Columbia River through a series of flumes. The smelter smokestack emitted ore constituents, including lead and arsenic, which were dispersed and deposited at the Site and on nearby properties. In 2004, the Agency selected and implemented a removal action to address public health and environmental threats from the presence of lead and arsenic contaminated soil at concentrations above applicable cleanup standards. The removal action involved the demolition of historic smelter structures and the excavation of contaminated soil from the Site and twenty-nine residential and common use properties. The smelter structure and excavated soil was consolidated at the Site beneath a protective cap. The Site is currently owned by the Cecil A. Frazier exemption equivalent trust. The Agency is proposing to enter into an administrative settlement with the Cecil A. Frazier Exemption Equivalent Trust and the Estate of Marie M. Frazier. The settlement would require the settling parties to pay $100,000 to the Hazardous Substance Superfund and to implement institutional controls developed to ensure the removal action remains protective of human health and the environment. The institutional controls would be implemented by recording an environmental covenant pursuant to Washington’s Uniform Environmental Covenant Act that would impose certain restrictions on the use of the property and obligations to maintain components PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 of the removal action such as the protective cap. The settlement agreement would also require the settling parties to provide the town of Northport with an option to purchase the Site for the purpose of placing the Site back in productive use that is consistent with the imposed institutional controls. The proposed settlement will provide the settling parties with a release of liability subject to certain rights reserved by the Agency. Dated: October 2, 2009. Lori Cohen, Acting Director, Office of Environmental Cleanup. [FR Doc. E9–24707 Filed 10–13–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2009–0209; FRL–8794–8] Registration Review; Dichlorvos Docket Reopened for Review and Comment AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: EPA is opening an additional 30–day public comment period for the registration review of dichlorvos (DDVP). EPA established a registration review docket for DDVP (EPA–HQ– OPP–2009–0209) and opened a 60–day public comment period for its registration review in the Federal Register issue of June 24, 2009 (74 FR 30077) (FRL–8422–4). However, during this public comment period, the DDVP registration review docket was missing supporting documents listed in the ‘‘Reader’s Guide to Dichlorvos (DDVP) Docket EPA–HQ–OPP–2009–0209.’’ The Agency has since included these supporting documents in the docket and has chosen to open an additional 30– day comment period for the public to review and comment on the registration review of DDVP. Registration review is EPA’s periodic review of pesticide registrations to ensure that each pesticide continues to satisfy the statutory standard for registration, that is, the pesticide can perform its intended function without unreasonable adverse effects on human health or the environment. Registration review dockets contain information that will assist the public in understanding the types of information and issues that the Agency may consider during the course of registration review. 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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-8968-6]


Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of a Public 
Meeting of the Science Advisory Board (SAB)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory 
Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public meeting of the Chartered 
SAB to: Discuss EPA's updated long range strategic research directions, 
conduct one or more quality reviews of draft SAB panel reports, and 
plan for future SAB activities.

DATES: The public meeting will be held on Monday, November 9, 2009 from 
8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Eastern Time) and Tuesday, November 10, 2009 from 
8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time).

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 201 
Harrison Oaks Blvd., Cary, NC 27513; telephone (919) 677-1840.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public who wants 
further information concerning the meeting may contact Mr. Thomas 
Miller, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), EPA Science Advisory Board 
(1400F), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania 
Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460; via telephone/voice mail (202) 343-
9982; fax (202) 233-0643; or e-mail at miller.tom@epa.gov. General 
information concerning the SAB can be found on the EPA Web site at 
http://www.epa.gov/sab.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Background: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 
U.S.C., App. 2 (FACA), notice is hereby given that the EPA Science 
Advisory Board will hold a public meeting to evaluate, and discuss with 
EPA representatives, the updated EPA strategic research directions; to 
conduct a quality review of the draft SAB Drinking Water Committee 
(DWC) advisory on EPA's Total Coliform Rule, and to discuss its Fiscal 
Year 2010 plans. The SAB was established pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 4365 to 
provide independent scientific and technical advice to the 
Administrator on the technical basis for Agency positions and 
regulations. The SAB will comply with the provisions of FACA and all 
appropriate SAB Staff Office procedural policies.
    Background: (a) Strategic Research Vision: The purpose of this 
meeting will be to allow the Chartered SAB to discuss the strategic 
research directions of EPA's Office of Research and Development (ORD) 
with Agency representatives. These discussions will allow consideration 
of the overall strategic directions of the research program in relation 
to EPA's overall mission, the evaluation of smaller components of the 
research and development program as they fit into the total program, 
and how ORD's Integrated Multidisciplinary Research is intended to 
transform EPA research in support of the Agency's mission.
    (b) SAB Quality Review of the Draft SAB Advisory on EPA's Total 
Coliform Rule: EPA's Office of Water is planning to propose a revised 
Total Coliform Rule and requested that the SAB review a draft analysis 
supporting the rule. The SAB Drinking Water Committee's draft advisory 
focused on (1) Data sources used to estimate baseline total coliform 
and E. coli occurrence, public water system profile, and sensitive 
subpopulations in the United States, (2) the occurrence analysis used 
to inform benefits calculations, (3) benefits analysis--the qualitative 
analysis used to estimate the reduction in risk due to implementation 
of the rule requirements and (4) analysis of the engineering costs and 
costs to States resulting from implementation of the revisions. The 
draft advisory from this effort will undergo an SAB Quality Review. The 
purpose of a Quality Review is to ensure that the original charge 
questions to the committee were answered, that the report is clear and 
logical, and that the Drinking Water Committee's conclusions and 
recommendations are supported in the draft report.
    (c) SAB Planning: Members will be briefed upon and discuss the 
proposed SAB operating plan for Fiscal Year 2010. Members' feedback on 
the plan will be used in developing the SAB's Fiscal Year 2010 
operating plan.
    Availability of Meeting Materials: A meeting agenda, charge 
questions and other materials for the meeting will be placed on the SAB 
Web site at http://yosemite.epa.gov/sab/sabpeople.nsf/WebCommittees/BOARD.
    Procedures for Providing Public Input: Interested members of the 
public may submit relevant written or oral information for 
consideration on the topics included in this advisory activity. Oral 
Statements: To be placed on the public speaker list for the November 9-
10, 2009 meeting, interested parties should notify Mr. Thomas Miller, 
DFO, by e-mail no later than November 2, 2009. Individuals making oral 
statements will be limited to five minutes per speaker. Written 
Statements: Written statements for the November 9-10, 2009 meeting 
should be received in the SAB Staff Office by November 2, 2009, so that 
the information may be made available to the SAB for its consideration 
prior to this meeting. Written statements should be supplied to the DFO 
in the following formats: one hard copy with original signature and one 
electronic copy via e-mail (acceptable file format: Adobe Acrobat PDF, 
MS Word, WordPerfect, MS PowerPoint, or Rich Text files in IBM-PC/
Windows 98/2000/XP format). Submitters are asked to provide electronic 
versions of each document submitted with and without signatures, 
because the SAB Staff Office does not publish documents with signatures 
on its Web sites.
    Accessibility: For information on access or services for 
individuals with disabilities, please contact Mr. Miller at the phone 
number or e-mail address noted above, preferably at least ten days 
prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to process 
your request.


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    Dated: October 6, 2009.
Anthony F. Maciorowski,
Deputy Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office.
[FR Doc. E9-24683 Filed 10-13-09; 8:45 am]
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