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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 59 / Monday, March 28, 2011 / Notices On March 15, 2011, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission staff (Staff) held a technical conference to obtain further information to aid the Commission in considering issues related to the ownership of and priority access rights to new participant-funded transmission projects. In particular, Staff sought to explore issues related to priority rights to use transmission infrastructure developed under various new business models in two specific contexts: independent and/ or merchant transmission, and generator lead lines. In both contexts, participants were encouraged to identify and discuss the appropriate balance between the Commission’s requirements for open access and the needs of project developers. Participants were also encouraged to propose and discuss specific regulatory alternatives that are consistent with the Commission’s open access policies and its statutory responsibility to ensure that rates, terms, and conditions of service are just and reasonable and not unduly discriminatory or preferential. Persons wishing to comment on these issues should submit written comments to the Commission no later than April 21, 2011. Dated: March 18, 2011. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2011–7149 Filed 3–25–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9286–7; Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–ORD– 2011–0050] Draft Integrated Science Assessment for Ozone and Related Photochemical Oxidants Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of extension of public comment. AGENCY: Emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:14 Mar 25, 2011 Jkt 223001 Dated: March 22, 2011. Darrell A. Winner, Acting Director, National Center for Environmental Assessment. [FR Doc. 2011–7219 Filed 3–25–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P EPA is announcing an extension of the public comment period for the first external review draft of a document titled, ‘‘First External Review Draft Integrated Science Assessment for Ozone and Related Photochemical Oxidants’’ (EPA/600/R–10/076A). The original Federal Register notice announcing the public comment period was published on February 28, 2011 (76 FR 10893). This assessment document was developed by the National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) within EPA’s Office of Research and Development as part of SUMMARY: the review of the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for ozone. DATES: The public comment period began on February 28, 2011, and ends May 5, 2011. Comments must be received by EPA by May 5, 2011. ADDRESSES: The ‘‘First External Review Draft Integrated Science Assessment for Ozone and Related Photochemical Oxidants’’ will be available primarily via the Web page under the Recent Additions and Publications menus at http://www.epa.gov/ncea. A limited number of CD–ROM or paper copies will be available. Contact Ms. Debbie Wales by phone (919–541–4731), facsimile (919–541–5078), or e-mail (wales.deborah@epa.gov) to request either of these, and please provide your name, your mailing address, and the document title, ‘‘First External Review Draft Integrated Science Assessment for Ozone and Related Photochemical Oxidants’’ (EPA/600/R–10/076A) to facilitate processing of your request. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For technical information, contact Dr. James Brown, NCEA; telephone: 919–541– 0765; facsimile: 919–541–1818; or e-mail: Brown.James@epa.gov. Comments may be submitted electronically via http:// www.regulations.gov, by mail, by facsimile, or by hand delivery/courier. Please follow the detailed instructions provided in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of Federal Register Notice (76 FR 10893). For information on submitting comments to the docket, please contact the Office of Environmental Information Docket; telephone: 202–566–1752; facsimile: 202–566–1753; or e-mail: ORD.Docket@epa.gov. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–ORD–2011–0124; FRL–9287–1] Human Studies Review Board (HSRB); Notification of a Public Meeting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of the Science Advisor (OSA) announces a public meeting of the HSRB to advise the Agency on EPA’s scientific and SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 17121 ethical reviews of research with human subjects. DATES: This public meeting will be held on April 13–14, 2011, from approximately 8:30 a.m. to approximately 5 p.m. Eastern Time. ADDRESSES: Submit your written comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–ORD–2011–0124, 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, Mailcode: 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue 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– 0124. 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 comment 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 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 comment and with any disk or CD–ROM you submit. If EPA cannot read your comment due to E:\FR\FM\28MRN1.SGM 28MRN1 17122 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 59 / Monday, March 28, 2011 / Notices 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 member of the public who wishes 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 Avenue 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: Holiday Inn National Airport, 2650 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202. Meeting access: Seating at the meeting will be on a first-come basis. To request accommodation of a disability, please contact the persons listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT 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. Emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:14 Mar 25, 2011 Jkt 223001 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 Public Reading Room access are available on the Web site (http://www.epa.gov/epahome/ dockets.htm). EPA’s position paper(s), charge/questions to the HSRB, and the meeting agenda will be available by the end of March 2011. In addition, the Agency may provide additional background documents as the materials become available. You may obtain electronic copies of these documents, and certain other related documents that might be available electronically, from the regulations.gov Web site and the EPA HSRB Web site at http:// www.epa.gov/osa/hsrb/. For questions on document availability, or if you do not have access to the Internet, consult either Jim Downing or Lu-Ann Kleibacker listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. 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. PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3. Provide copies of any technical information and/or data that you used to 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– 0124 in the subject line on the first page of your request. 1. Oral comments. Requests to present oral comments will be accepted up to Wednesday, April 6, 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 email) to Jim Downing or Lu-Ann Kleibacker, under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT, no later than noon, Eastern Time, Wednesday, April 6, 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 your 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 meeting. If you submit E:\FR\FM\28MRN1.SGM 28MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 59 / Monday, March 28, 2011 / Notices Emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES comments after this date, those comments will be provided to the Board members, but you should recognize that 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, Wednesday, April 6, 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. 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. At its meeting on April 13 and 14, 2011, EPA’s Human Studies Review Board will consider scientific and ethical issues surrounding these topics: a. The report of a completed scenario monograph and study reports from the Agricultural Handler Exposure Task Force (AHETF) measuring the dermal and inhalation exposure of professional agricultural workers applying liquid spray pesticides to tree or trellis crops using open cab airblast equipment. b. The report of a completed scenario monograph and study report from the Antimicrobial Exposure Assessment Task Force II (AEATF) in which the dermal and inhalation exposure of professional janitorial workers was monitored as they applied a liquid antimicrobial product to indoor surfaces using a trigger spray bottle and wipes or ready-to-use wipes. c. A published report by Gulson et al (2010) of an intentional exposure VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:14 Mar 25, 2011 Jkt 223001 human study measuring dermal absorption of zinc oxides contained in sunscreen. d. A reevaluation of an intentional human dosing study with chlorpyrifos (Kisicki) previously reviewed by the HSRB; pertinent new information from the sponsor has been made available. 2. Meeting minutes and reports. Minutes of the meeting, summarizing the matters discussed and recommendations, if any, made by the advisory committee regarding such matters, will be released within 90 calendar days of the meeting. Such minutes will be available at http:// www.epa.gov/osa/hsrb/ and http:// www.regulations.gov. In addition, information concerning a Board meeting report, if applicable, can be found at http://www.epa.gov/osa/hsrb/ or from the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Dated: March 23, 2011. Paul T. Anastas, EPA Science Advisor. [FR Doc. 2011–7198 Filed 3–25–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL- 9287–2] Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of a Public Meeting of the Advisory Council on Clean Air Compliance Analysis Augmented for Review of the Report to Congress on Black Carbon Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public face-to-face meeting of the Black Carbon Review Panel. DATES: The meeting will be held on April 18, 2011 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and April 19, 2011 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time). ADDRESSES: The Panel meeting will be held at the Omni Shoreham, 2500 Calvert Street NW., Washington, DC 20008. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Members of the public who wish to obtain further information regarding this meeting must contact Ms. Stephanie Sanzone, Designated Federal Officer (DFO). Ms. Sanzone may be contacted at the EPA Science Advisory Board (1400R), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 17123 NW., Washington, DC 20460; or by telephone/voice mail at (202) 564–2067; fax at (202) 565–2098; or e-mail at sanzone.stephanie@epa.gov. General information concerning the Council can be found at the EPA Council Web site at http://www.epa.gov/ advisorycouncilcaa. Any inquiry regarding EPA’s Draft Report to Congress on Black Carbon should be directed to Erika Sasser, EPA Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS), at sasser.erika@epa.gov or (919) 541–3889. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: The Advisory Council on Clean Air Compliance Analysis (Council) was established pursuant to Section 812 of the Clean Air Act (CAA) Amendments of 1990 (codified as 42 U.S.C. 7612) to provide independent advice to the Administrator on technical and economic aspects of analyses and reports EPA prepares on the impacts of the CAA on the public health, economy, and environment of the United States. The Council 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 Council augmented with additional experts (hereafter referred to as the Black Carbon Review Panel) will hold a public meeting to review EPA’s Draft Report to Congress on Black Carbon. The Panel will comply with the provisions of FACA and all appropriate SAB Staff Office procedural policies. The October 2009 Interior Appropriations bill (Pub. L. 111–88) requires the EPA, in consultation with other Federal agencies, to prepare a comprehensive report to Congress on the climate effects of black carbon. Black carbon, or soot, results from incomplete combustion of organic matter such as fossil fuels and biomass. The report to Congress will evaluate and synthesize available information on sources of black carbon, impacts of black carbon on global and regional climate, and the potential utility and cost-effectiveness of mitigation options for reducing climate and public health impacts of black carbon. EPA’s Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS) requested that the Council review the draft Report to Congress on Black Carbon to evaluate the report’s scientific rigor, completeness, and technical accuracy. To conduct this review, the Council was augmented with additional experts in climate modeling and black carbon emissions, impacts, and control strategies. Information about formation of the Black Carbon Review Panel can E:\FR\FM\28MRN1.SGM 28MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 59 (Monday, March 28, 2011)]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-ORD-2011-0124; FRL-9287-1]


Human Studies Review Board (HSRB); Notification of a Public 
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 meeting of the HSRB to advise 
the Agency on EPA's scientific and ethical reviews of research with 
human subjects.

DATES: This public meeting will be held on April 13-14, 2011, from 
approximately 8:30 a.m. to approximately 5 p.m. Eastern Time.

ADDRESSES: Submit your written comments, identified by Docket ID No. 
EPA-HQ-ORD-2011-0124, 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, Mailcode: 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue 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-
2011-0124. 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 comment 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 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 comment and with any 
disk or CD-ROM you submit. If EPA cannot read your comment due to

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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 member of the public who wishes 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 Avenue 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: Holiday Inn National Airport, 2650 Jefferson Davis 
Highway, Arlington, VA 22202.
    Meeting access: Seating at the meeting will be on a first-come 
basis. To request accommodation of a disability, please contact the 
persons listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT 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 Public Reading Room access are available on 
the Web site (http://www.epa.gov/epahome/dockets.htm). EPA's position 
paper(s), charge/questions to the HSRB, and the meeting agenda will be 
available by the end of March 2011. In addition, the Agency may provide 
additional background documents as the materials become available. You 
may obtain electronic copies of these documents, and certain other 
related documents that might be available electronically, from the 
regulations.gov Web site and the EPA HSRB Web site at http://www.epa.gov/osa/hsrb/. For questions on document availability, or if 
you do not have access to the Internet, consult either Jim Downing or 
Lu-Ann Kleibacker listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

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 that you 
used to 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-2011-0124 in the subject line 
on the first page of your request.
    1. Oral comments. Requests to present oral comments will be 
accepted up to Wednesday, April 6, 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 
email) to Jim Downing or Lu-Ann Kleibacker, under FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT, no later than noon, Eastern Time, Wednesday, April 
6, 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 your 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 meeting. If you submit

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comments after this date, those comments will be provided to the Board 
members, but you should recognize that 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, Wednesday, April 6, 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. At its meeting on April 13 and 14, 2011, 
EPA's Human Studies Review Board will consider scientific and ethical 
issues surrounding these topics:
    a. The report of a completed scenario monograph and study reports 
from the Agricultural Handler Exposure Task Force (AHETF) measuring the 
dermal and inhalation exposure of professional agricultural workers 
applying liquid spray pesticides to tree or trellis crops using open 
cab airblast equipment.
    b. The report of a completed scenario monograph and study report 
from the Antimicrobial Exposure Assessment Task Force II (AEATF) in 
which the dermal and inhalation exposure of professional janitorial 
workers was monitored as they applied a liquid antimicrobial product to 
indoor surfaces using a trigger spray bottle and wipes or ready-to-use 
wipes.
    c. A published report by Gulson et al (2010) of an intentional 
exposure human study measuring dermal absorption of zinc oxides 
contained in sunscreen.
    d. A reevaluation of an intentional human dosing study with 
chlorpyrifos (Kisicki) previously reviewed by the HSRB; pertinent new 
information from the sponsor has been made available.
    2. Meeting minutes and reports. Minutes of the meeting, summarizing 
the matters discussed and recommendations, if any, made by the advisory 
committee regarding such matters, will be released within 90 calendar 
days of the meeting. Such minutes will be available at http://www.epa.gov/osa/hsrb/ and http://www.regulations.gov. In addition, 
information concerning a Board meeting report, if applicable, can be 
found at http://www.epa.gov/osa/hsrb/ or from the person listed under 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

    Dated: March 23, 2011.
Paul T. Anastas,
EPA Science Advisor.
[FR Doc. 2011-7198 Filed 3-25-11; 8:45 am]
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