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Download as PDF 11240 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 40 / Tuesday, March 1, 2011 / Notices should submit an original and 14 copies of the protest or intervention to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. This filing is accessible on-line at http://www.ferc.gov, using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link and is available for review in the Commission’s Public Reference Room in Washington, DC. There is an ‘‘eSubscription’’ link on the Web site that enables subscribers to receive e-mail notification when a document is added to a subscribed docket(s). For assistance with any FERC Online service, please e-mail FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, or call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Comment Date: 5 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, March 1, 2011. Dated: February 22, 2011. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2011–4417 Filed 2–28–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 13870–000] jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES Qualified Hydro 34, LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications On October 15, 2010, Qualified Hydro 34, LLC filed an application for a preliminary permit, pursuant to section 4(f) of the Federal Power Act (FPA), proposing to study the feasibility of the Foster Joseph Sayers Dam Hydroelectric Project to be located on Bald Eagle Creek in the vicinity of Liberty Township in Centre County, Pennsylvania. The sole purpose of a preliminary permit, if issued, is to grant the permit holder priority to file a license application during the permit term. A preliminary permit does not authorize the permit holder to perform any land-disturbing activities or otherwise enter upon lands or waters owned by others without the owners’ express permission. The proposed project would utilize the existing U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Foster Joseph Sayers Dam and would consist of the following: (1) One vertical Kaplan turbine and generator unit rated at 25-megawatts; (2) a 40- by 50-foot powerhouse; (3) a 100foot-long steel-lined penstock; (4) a 6,600-foot-long transmission line; and VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:42 Feb 28, 2011 Jkt 223001 (5) appurtenant facilities. The estimated annual generation of the Foster Joseph Sayers Dam Hydroelectric Project would be 12 gigawatt-hours. Applicant Contact: Ramya Swaminathan, Chief Operating Officer, Free Flow Power, 33 Commercial Street, Gloucester, MA 01930; phone: (978) 283–2822. FERC Contact: Brandi Sangunett (202) 502–8393. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, competing applications (without notices of intent), or notices of intent to file competing applications: 60 days from the issuance of this notice. Competing applications and notices of intent must meet the requirements of 18 CFR 4.36. Comments, motions to intervene, notices of intent, and competing applications may be filed electronically via the Internet. See 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission’s Web site http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ efiling.asp. Commenters can submit brief comments up to 6,000 characters, without prior registration, using the eComment system at http:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ ecomment.asp. You must include your name and contact information at the end of your comments. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support. Although the Commission strongly encourages electronic filing, documents may also be paper-filed. To paper-file, mail an original and seven copies to: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. More information about this project, including a copy of the application, can be viewed or printed on the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link of Commission’s Web site at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ elibrary.asp. Enter the docket number (P–13870–000) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. Dated: February 22, 2011. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2011–4415 Filed 2–28–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–ORD–2011–0175; FRL–9274–5] Human Studies Review Board (HSRB); Notification of a Public Teleconference To Review a Draft Report From HSRB Meeting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of the Science Advisor (OSA) announces a public teleconference of the HSRB to discuss its draft report from the January 26, 2011 HSRB meeting. DATES: The teleconference will be held on Thursday, March 17, 2011 from approximately 1 p.m. to approximately 3 p.m. Eastern Time. ADDRESSES: Submit your written comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–ORD–2011–0175, by one of the following methods: Internet: http://www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. E-mail: ORD.Docket@epa.gov. Mail: Environmental Protection Agency, EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), ORD Docket, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460. Hand Delivery: The EPA/DC Public Reading Room is located in the EPA Headquarters Library, Room Number 3334 in the EPA West Building, located at 1301 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460. The hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays. Please call (202) 566–1744 or e-mail the ORD Docket at ord.docket@epa.gov for instructions. Updates to Public Reading Room access are available on the Web site (http://www.epa.gov/epahome/ dockets.htm). Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–ORD–2011– 0175. EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change and may be made available online at http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, unless the comments includes information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information the disclosure of which is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through http:// www.regulations.gov or e-mail. The http://www.regulations.gov Web site is SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\01MRN1.SGM 01MRN1 jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 40 / Tuesday, March 1, 2011 / Notices an ‘‘anonymous access’’ system, which means EPA will not know your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an e-mail comment directly to EPA without going through http:// www.regulations.gov, your e-mail address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the public docket and made available on the Internet. If you submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you include your name and other contact information in the body of your comments and with any disk or CD–ROM you submit. If EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid the use of special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any members of the public who wish to receive further information should contact Jim Downing at telephone number: (202) 564–2468; fax: (202) 564– 2070; e-mail address: downing.jim@epa.gov, or Lu-Ann Kleibacker at telephone number: (202) 564–7189; fax: (202) 564–2070; e-mail address: kleibacker.lu-ann@epa.gov; mailing address: Environmental Protection Agency, Office of the Science Advisor, 8105R, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460. General information concerning the EPA HSRB can be found on the EPA Web site at http://www.epa.gov/osa/hsrb/. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Location: The meeting will take place via telephone only. Meeting access: For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, please contact Lu-Ann Kleibacker at least ten business days prior to the meeting using the information under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT, so that appropriate arrangements can be made. Procedures for providing public input: Interested members of the public may submit relevant written or oral comments for the HSRB to consider during the advisory process. Additional information concerning submission of relevant written or oral comments is provided in section I, ‘‘Public Meeting,’’ under subsection D, ‘‘How May I Participate in this Meeting?’’ of this notice. I. Public Meeting A. Does this action apply to me? This action is directed to the public in general. This action may, however, be VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:42 Feb 28, 2011 Jkt 223001 of particular interest to persons who conduct or assess human studies, especially studies on substances regulated by EPA, or to persons who are, or may be required to conduct testing of chemical substances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) or the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). Since other entities may also be interested, the Agency has not attempted to describe all the specific entities that may be affected by this action. If you have any questions regarding the applicability of this action to a particular entity, consult Jim Downing or Lu-Ann Kleibacker listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. B. How can I access electronic copies of this document and other related information? In addition to using regulations.gov, you may access this Federal Register document electronically through the EPA Internet under the Federal Register listings at http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/. Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the http:// www.regulations.gov index. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, e.g., CBI or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, will be publicly available only in hard copy. Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically in http:// www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the ORD Docket, EPA/DC Public Reading Room. The EPA/DC Public Reading Room is located in the EPA Headquarters Library, Room Number 3334 in the EPA West Building, located at 1301 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460. The hours of operation are 8:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays. Please call (202) 566–1744, or e-mail the ORD Docket at ord.docket@epa.gov for instructions. Updates to the Public Reading Room access are available on the Web site (http://www.epa.gov/ epahome/dockets.htm). C. What should I consider as I prepare my comments for EPA? You may find the following suggestions helpful for preparing your comments: 1. Explain your views as clearly as possible. 2. Describe any assumptions that you used. 3. Provide copies of any technical information and/or data you use that support your views. PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11241 4. Provide specific examples to illustrate your concerns and suggest alternatives. 5. To ensure proper receipt by EPA, be sure to identify the docket ID number assigned to this action in the subject line on the first page of your response. You may also provide the name, date and Federal Register citation. D. How may I participate in this meeting? You may participate in this meeting by following the instructions in this section. To ensure proper receipt by EPA, it is imperative that you identify docket ID number EPA–HQ–ORD–2011– 0175 in the subject line on the first page of your request. 1. Oral comments. Requests to present oral comments will be accepted up to March 10, 2011. To the extent that time permits, interested persons who have not pre-registered may be permitted by the Chair of the HSRB to present oral comments at the meeting. Each individual or group wishing to make brief oral comments to the HSRB is strongly advised to submit their request (preferably via e-mail) to Jim Downing or Lu-Ann Kleibacker under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT no later than noon, Eastern Time, March 10, 2011, in order to be included on the meeting agenda and to provide sufficient time for the HSRB Chair and HSRB Designated Federal Official (DFO) to review the meeting agenda to provide an appropriate public comment period. The request should identify the name of the individual making the presentation and the organization (if any) the individual will represent. Oral comments before the HSRB are generally limited to five minutes per individual or organization. Please note that this includes all individuals appearing either as part of, or on behalf of, an organization. While it is our intent to hear a full range of oral comments on the science and ethics issues under discussion, it is not our intent to permit organizations to expand the time limitations by having numerous individuals sign up separately to speak on their behalf. If additional time is available, further public comments may be possible. 2. Written comments. Submit written comments prior to the meeting. For the HSRB to have the best opportunity to review and consider your comments as it deliberates on its report, you should submit your comments at least five business days prior to the beginning of this teleconference. If you submit comments after this date, those comments will be provided to the Board members, but you should recognize that E:\FR\FM\01MRN1.SGM 01MRN1 11242 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 40 / Tuesday, March 1, 2011 / Notices the Board members may not have adequate time to consider those comments prior to making a decision. Thus, if you plan to submit written comments, the Agency strongly encourages you to submit such comments no later than noon, Eastern Time, March 10, 2011. You should submit your comments using the instructions in section I, under subsection C, ‘‘What Should I Consider as I Prepare My Comments for EPA?’’. In addition, the Agency also requests that persons submitting comments directly to the docket also provide a copy of their comments to Jim Downing or LuAnn Kleibacker listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. There is no limit on the length of written comments for consideration by the HSRB. jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES E. Background The HSRB is a Federal advisory committee operating in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) 5 U.S.C. App.2 § 9. The HSRB provides advice, information, and recommendations to EPA on issues related to scientific and ethical aspects of human subjects research. The major objectives of the HSRB are to provide advice and recommendations on: (1) Research proposals and protocols; (2) reports of completed research with human subjects; and (3) how to strengthen EPA’s programs for protection of human subjects of research. The HSRB reports to the EPA Administrator through EPA’s Science Advisor. 1. Topics for Discussion. The HSRB will be reviewing its draft report from the January 26, 2011 HSRB meeting. The Board may also discuss planning for future HSRB meetings. Background on the January 26, 2011 HSRB meeting can be found at [Federal Register Volume 76, Number 8 (Wednesday, January 12, 2011)] [Notices] [pages 2107–2109] and at the HSRB Web site http:// www.epa.gov/osa/hsrb/. The January 26, 2011 meeting draft report is now available. You may obtain electronic copies of this document and certain other related documents that might be available electronically from the http:// www.regulations.gov website and the HSRB Internet home page at http:// www.epa.gov/osa/hsrb/. For questions on document availability or if you do not have access to the Internet, consult the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:42 Feb 28, 2011 Jkt 223001 Dated: February 25, 2011. Paul T. Anastas, EPA Science Advisor. [FR Doc. 2011–4633 Filed 2–28–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9273–2] Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Environmental Economics Advisory Committee Augmented for Valuing Mortality Risk Reductions Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference of the Environmental Economics Advisory Committee Augmented for Mortality Risk Valuation to review its draft Advisory on EPA’s White Paper ‘‘Valuing Mortality Risk Reduction for Environmental Policy’’ (December 10, 2010). DATES: The public teleconference will be held on Monday, March 14, 2011 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern time. ADDRESSES: The teleconference will be conducted by telephone only. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public who wants further information concerning the teleconference may contact Dr. Holly Stallworth, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), EPA Science Advisory Board (1400R), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460; via telephone/voice mail (202) 564–2073; fax (202) 565–2098; or e-mail at stallworth.holly@epa.gov. General information concerning the SAB can be found on the EPA Web site at http:// www.epa.gov/sab. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: The SAB was established pursuant to the Environmental Research, Development, and Demonstration Authorization Act (ERDAA), codified at 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 is a Federal Advisory Committee chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C., App. 2. Pursuant to FACA and EPA policy, notice is hereby given that the SAB Dioxin Review Panel, a subcommittee of the SAB, will hold a public meeting to discuss a draft SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 advisory report. The SAB Dioxin Review Panel and the SAB will comply with the provisions of FACA and all appropriate SAB Staff Office procedural policies. Background for this project may be found in 75 FR 80048–80049 describing the history of the SAB EEAC’s advice to EPA on its guidelines for valuing mortality risk reduction. As announced in that notice, the SAB EEAC held a face-to-face meeting on January 20–21 2011 to discuss charge questions related to the EPA White Paper ‘‘Valuing Mortality Risk Reductions for Environmental Policy’’ (December 10, 2010) posted at http://yosemite.epa.gov/ sab/sabproduct.nsf/0/34D7008FAD 7FA8AD8525750400712AEB/ ?OpenDocument. The March 14, 2011 teleconference will be used to discuss the EEAC’s draft report to the Administrator. This draft report will respond to charge questions posted at http://yosemite.epa.gov/sab/ sabproduct.nsf/MeetingCal/ A36589D46F1D2 C8F852577C7004D376E? OpenDocument. Technical Contacts: Any questions concerning EPA’s White Paper should be directed to Dr. Nathalie Simon, NCEE at 202–566–2347 or simon.nathalie@epa.gov. Availability of Meeting Materials: A meeting agenda and draft report from the EEAC Augmented for Mortality Risk Valuation and other materials for the meeting will be placed on the SAB Web site at http://www.epa.gov/sab. 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 March 14, 2011 meeting, interested parties should notify Dr. Holly Stallworth, DFO, by email no later than March 7, 2011. Individuals making oral statements will be limited to three minutes per speaker. Written Statements: Written statements for the meeting should be received in the SAB Staff Office by March 7, 2011 so that the information may be made available to the SAB Panel for its consideration prior to this meeting. Written statements should be supplied to the DFO 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). Accessibility: For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, please contact Dr. Stallworth at the phone number or email address noted above, preferably at E:\FR\FM\01MRN1.SGM 01MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 40 (Tuesday, March 1, 2011)]
[Notices]
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[EPA-HQ-ORD-2011-0175; FRL-9274-5]


Human Studies Review Board (HSRB); Notification of a Public 
Teleconference To Review a Draft Report From HSRB Meeting

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of the 
Science Advisor (OSA) announces a public teleconference of the HSRB to 
discuss its draft report from the January 26, 2011 HSRB meeting.

DATES: The teleconference will be held on Thursday, March 17, 2011 from 
approximately 1 p.m. to approximately 3 p.m. Eastern Time.

ADDRESSES: Submit your written comments, identified by Docket ID No. 
EPA-HQ-ORD-2011-0175, by one of the following methods:
    Internet: http://www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line 
instructions for submitting comments.
    E-mail: ORD.Docket@epa.gov.
    Mail: Environmental Protection Agency, EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), 
ORD Docket, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, 
DC 20460.
    Hand Delivery: The EPA/DC Public Reading Room is located in the EPA 
Headquarters Library, Room Number 3334 in the EPA West Building, 
located at 1301 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460. The 
hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday 
through Friday, excluding Federal holidays. Please call (202) 566-1744 
or e-mail the ORD Docket at ord.docket@epa.gov for instructions. 
Updates to Public Reading Room access are available on the Web site 
(http://www.epa.gov/epahome/dockets.htm).
    Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-
2011-0175. EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included 
in the public docket without change and may be made available online at 
http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information 
provided, unless the comments includes information claimed to be 
Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information the 
disclosure of which is restricted by statute. Do not submit information 
that you consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through http://www.regulations.gov or e-mail. The http://www.regulations.gov Web site 
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an ``anonymous access'' system, which means EPA will not know your 
identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of 
your comment. If you send an e-mail comment directly to EPA without 
going through http://www.regulations.gov, your e-mail address will be 
automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is 
placed in the public docket and made available on the Internet. If you 
submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you include your name 
and other contact information in the body of your comments and with any 
disk or CD-ROM you submit. If EPA cannot read your comment due to 
technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, EPA 
may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid 
the use of special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of 
any defects or viruses.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any members of the public who wish to 
receive further information should contact Jim Downing at telephone 
number: (202) 564-2468; fax: (202) 564-2070; e-mail address: 
downing.jim@epa.gov, or Lu-Ann Kleibacker at telephone number: (202) 
564-7189; fax: (202) 564-2070; e-mail address: kleibacker.lu-ann@epa.gov; mailing address: Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of the Science Advisor, 8105R, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, 
DC 20460. General information concerning the EPA HSRB can be found on 
the EPA Web site at http://www.epa.gov/osa/hsrb/.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Location: The meeting will take place via telephone only.
    Meeting access: For information on access or services for 
individuals with disabilities, please contact Lu-Ann Kleibacker at 
least ten business days prior to the meeting using the information 
under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT, so that appropriate arrangements 
can be made.
    Procedures for providing public input: Interested members of the 
public may submit relevant written or oral comments for the HSRB to 
consider during the advisory process. Additional information concerning 
submission of relevant written or oral comments is provided in section 
I, ``Public Meeting,'' under subsection D, ``How May I Participate in 
this Meeting?'' of this notice.

I. Public Meeting

A. Does this action apply to me?

    This action is directed to the public in general. This action may, 
however, be of particular interest to persons who conduct or assess 
human studies, especially studies on substances regulated by EPA, or to 
persons who are, or may be required to conduct testing of chemical 
substances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) or 
the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). Since 
other entities may also be interested, the Agency has not attempted to 
describe all the specific entities that may be affected by this action. 
If you have any questions regarding the applicability of this action to 
a particular entity, consult Jim Downing or Lu-Ann Kleibacker listed 
under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

B. How can I access electronic copies of this document and other 
related information?

    In addition to using regulations.gov, you may access this Federal 
Register document electronically through the EPA Internet under the 
Federal Register listings at http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/.
    Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index. Although listed in the index, some 
information is not publicly available, e.g., CBI or other information 
whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such 
as copyrighted material, will be publicly available only in hard copy. 
Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically 
in http://www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the ORD Docket, EPA/DC 
Public Reading Room. The EPA/DC Public Reading Room is located in the 
EPA Headquarters Library, Room Number 3334 in the EPA West Building, 
located at 1301 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460. The 
hours of operation are 8:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday 
through Friday, excluding Federal holidays. Please call (202) 566-1744, 
or e-mail the ORD Docket at ord.docket@epa.gov for instructions. 
Updates to the Public Reading Room access are available on the Web site 
(http://www.epa.gov/epahome/dockets.htm).

C. What should I consider as I prepare my comments for EPA?

    You may find the following suggestions helpful for preparing your 
comments:
    1. Explain your views as clearly as possible.
    2. Describe any assumptions that you used.
    3. Provide copies of any technical information and/or data you use 
that support your views.
    4. Provide specific examples to illustrate your concerns and 
suggest alternatives.
    5. To ensure proper receipt by EPA, be sure to identify the docket 
ID number assigned to this action in the subject line on the first page 
of your response. You may also provide the name, date and Federal 
Register citation.

D. How may I participate in this meeting?

    You may participate in this meeting by following the instructions 
in this section. To ensure proper receipt by EPA, it is imperative that 
you identify docket ID number EPA-HQ-ORD-2011-0175 in the subject line 
on the first page of your request.
    1. Oral comments. Requests to present oral comments will be 
accepted up to March 10, 2011. To the extent that time permits, 
interested persons who have not pre-registered may be permitted by the 
Chair of the HSRB to present oral comments at the meeting. Each 
individual or group wishing to make brief oral comments to the HSRB is 
strongly advised to submit their request (preferably via e-mail) to Jim 
Downing or Lu-Ann Kleibacker under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT no 
later than noon, Eastern Time, March 10, 2011, in order to be included 
on the meeting agenda and to provide sufficient time for the HSRB Chair 
and HSRB Designated Federal Official (DFO) to review the meeting agenda 
to provide an appropriate public comment period. The request should 
identify the name of the individual making the presentation and the 
organization (if any) the individual will represent. Oral comments 
before the HSRB are generally limited to five minutes per individual or 
organization. Please note that this includes all individuals appearing 
either as part of, or on behalf of, an organization. While it is our 
intent to hear a full range of oral comments on the science and ethics 
issues under discussion, it is not our intent to permit organizations 
to expand the time limitations by having numerous individuals sign up 
separately to speak on their behalf. If additional time is available, 
further public comments may be possible.
    2. Written comments. Submit written comments prior to the meeting. 
For the HSRB to have the best opportunity to review and consider your 
comments as it deliberates on its report, you should submit your 
comments at least five business days prior to the beginning of this 
teleconference. If you submit comments after this date, those comments 
will be provided to the Board members, but you should recognize that

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the Board members may not have adequate time to consider those comments 
prior to making a decision. Thus, if you plan to submit written 
comments, the Agency strongly encourages you to submit such comments no 
later than noon, Eastern Time, March 10, 2011. You should submit your 
comments using the instructions in section I, under subsection C, 
``What Should I Consider as I Prepare My Comments for EPA?''. In 
addition, the Agency also requests that persons submitting comments 
directly to the docket also provide a copy of their comments to Jim 
Downing or Lu-Ann Kleibacker listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 
CONTACT. There is no limit on the length of written comments for 
consideration by the HSRB.

E. Background

    The HSRB is a Federal advisory committee operating in accordance 
with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) 5 U.S.C. App.2 Sec.  9. 
The HSRB provides advice, information, and recommendations to EPA on 
issues related to scientific and ethical aspects of human subjects 
research. The major objectives of the HSRB are to provide advice and 
recommendations on: (1) Research proposals and protocols; (2) reports 
of completed research with human subjects; and (3) how to strengthen 
EPA's programs for protection of human subjects of research. The HSRB 
reports to the EPA Administrator through EPA's Science Advisor.
    1. Topics for Discussion. The HSRB will be reviewing its draft 
report from the January 26, 2011 HSRB meeting. The Board may also 
discuss planning for future HSRB meetings. Background on the January 
26, 2011 HSRB meeting can be found at [Federal Register Volume 76, 
Number 8 (Wednesday, January 12, 2011)] [Notices] [pages 2107-2109] and 
at the HSRB Web site http://www.epa.gov/osa/hsrb/. The January 26, 2011 
meeting draft report is now available. You may obtain electronic copies 
of this document and certain other related documents that might be 
available electronically from the http://www.regulations.gov website 
and the HSRB Internet home page at http://www.epa.gov/osa/hsrb/. For 
questions on document availability or if you do not have access to the 
Internet, consult the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 
CONTACT.

    Dated: February 25, 2011.
Paul T. Anastas,
EPA Science Advisor.
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