Notice of a Public Meeting on Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule: Initiate Regulatory Review-Cryptosporidium Analytical Method Improvements and Update on Source Water Monitoring, 71560-71561 [2011-29776]

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[FR Doc. 2011–29879 Filed 11–17–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9494–3] Notice of a Public Meeting on Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule: Initiate Regulatory Review—Cryptosporidium Analytical Method Improvements and Update on Source Water Monitoring Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is hosting a public meeting on December 7, 2011, to discuss the analytical methods for Cryptosporidium and the source water monitoring data from the Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (LT2 rule). This is the first of at least two meetings on the LT2 rule that EPA will host. At the December meeting, EPA will present its evaluation of the LT2 rule Cryptosporidium source water monitoring data, new information on the performance of Method 1623, as well as the latest information on Method 1623 improvements. A public meeting on the LT2 rule uncovered finished water reservoir requirement will occur in Spring 2012. Matters related to the uncovered finished water reservoir requirement will not be discussed at the December 7, 2011, meeting. The information discussed in these meetings is part of the review of the LT2 rule under the Six Year Review process announced as part of EPA’s Retrospective Review Plan under Executive Order (E.O.) 13563 in August 2011. The LT2 rule requires a second round of Cryptosporidium monitoring, which is scheduled to start in 2015. The Stage 2 Microbial and Disinfection Byproducts (M/DBP) Federal Advisory Committee (FAC) recommended that EPA hold a public meeting on these issues prior to the second round of monitoring. Date and Location: The public meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 7, 2011, (8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Eastern Time), at the EPA East Building, Room 1153, 1201 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460. A separate Federal Register notice will be published to provide information on the date and location of the 2012 public SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 meeting focused on the LT2 uncovered finished water reservoir requirement. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For ´ technical inquiries, contact, Cesar Cordero, Standards and Risk Management Division, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water (MC 4607M), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460 at (202) 564–3716 or cordero.cesar@epa.gov. For more information about the LT2 rule or the Six Year Review Process, visit: http:// water.epa.gov/lawsregs/rulesregs/sdwa/ lt2/ or http://water.epa.gov/lawsregs/ rulesregs/regulatingcontaminants/ sixyearreview/index.cfm. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: EPA published the final LT2 rule in January 2006. The purpose of the LT2 rule is to reduce disease incidence associated with Cryptosporidium and other disease-causing microorganisms in drinking water. The 1996 Amendments to the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) require EPA to review its existing drinking water regulations every six years. SDWA specifies that any revision to a national primary drinking water regulation must maintain or provide for greater protection of the health of persons. EPA announced in the Agency’s August 2011 Improving Our Regulations: Final Plan for Periodic Review Retrospective Reviews of Existing Regulations document in response to E.O. 13563 that a review of the LT2 rule will start in 2011. The Agency plans to complete its review of the LT2 rule no later than 2016. As part of the review, EPA will assess and analyze new information regarding occurrence, treatment, analytical methods, health effects, and risk from all relevant waterborne pathogens to evaluate whether there are new or additional ways to manage risk while assuring equivalent or improved protection. Registration: Individuals planning on participating in the public meeting must register for the meeting by contacting Junie Percy of Intellitech by email at junie.percy@itsysteminc.com no later than December 2, 2011. Teleconferencing will be available for individuals unable to attend the meeting in person. Special Accommodations: For information on access or accommodations for individuals with disabilities, please contact Jini Mohanty at (202) 564–5269 or by email at mohanty.jini@epa.gov. Please allow at least five business days prior to the meeting to give EPA time to process your request. E:\FR\FM\18NON1.SGM 18NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 223 / Friday, November 18, 2011 / Notices Dated: November 10, 2011. Cynthia C. Dougherty, Director, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water. 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The SAB conducts business in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (5 U.S.C. App. 2) and related regulations. Generally, SAB meetings are announced in the Federal Register, mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:44 Nov 17, 2011 Jkt 226001 conducted in public view, and provide opportunities for public input during deliberations. All the work of the SAB subcommittees is performed under the direction of the Board. The chartered Board provides strategic advice to the EPA Administrator on a variety of EPA science and research programs and reviews and approves all SAB subcommittee and panel reports. Additional information about the SAB Federal Advisory Committees may be found at http://www.epa.gov/sab. EPA’s Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) is a publicly available database which contains hazard and dose-response information on hundreds of chemical substances and their potential health effects. EPA’s IRIS program develops human health risk assessments (i.e., Toxicological Reviews) used to inform the Agency’s decisions on protecting public health. EPA is seeking SAB advice on a continuous basis as part of an effort to strengthen and streamline the process for IRIS Toxicological Review development. In response, the SAB is establishing a new subcommittee, the Chemical Assessment Advisory Committee, which will provide advice through the chartered SAB regarding the IRIS program and the development of IRIS Toxicological Reviews. Expertise Sought: The SAB Staff Office is seeking nominations of experts to serve on the SAB Chemical Assessment Advisory Committee with knowledge in human health risk assessment and expertise in a range of disciplines including, but not limited to: public health; epidemiology; toxicology; modeling; biostatistics; and risk assessment. For further information, please contact Dr. Suhair Shallal, DFO, by telephone at (202) 564–2057 or by email at shallal.suhair@epa.gov. Selection Criteria Include —Demonstrated scientific credentials and disciplinary expertise in their own fields; —Willingness to commit time to the committee and demonstrated ability to work constructively and effectively on committees; —Absence of financial conflicts of interest; —Absence of an appearance of a lack of impartiality; —Background and experiences that would contribute to the diversity of perspectives on the committee, e.g., geographic, economic, social, cultural, educational backgrounds, and professional affiliations; and —For the committee as a whole, consideration of the collective breadth PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 71561 and depth of scientific expertise; and a balance of scientific perspectives. How to Submit Nominations: Any interested person or organization may nominate qualified persons to be considered for appointment to this advisory committee. Individuals may self-nominate. Nominations should be submitted in electronic format (preferred) following the instructions for ‘‘Nominating Experts to the Chemical Assessment Advisory Committee’’ provided on the SAB Web site. The form can be accessed through the ‘‘Nomination of Experts’’ link on the blue navigational bar on the SAB Web site at http://www.epa.gov/sab. To be considered, all nominations should include the information requested. EPA values and welcomes diversity. In an effort to obtain nominations of diverse candidates, EPA encourages nominations of women and men of all racial and ethnic groups. Nominators are asked to identify the specific committee for which nominees are to be considered. The following information should be provided on the nomination form: Contact information about the person making the nomination; contact information about the nominee; the disciplinary and specific areas of expertise of the nominee; the nominee’s curriculum vita; and a biographical sketch of the nominee indicating current position, educational background; research activities; and recent service on other national advisory committees or national professional organizations. Persons having questions about the nomination procedures, or who are unable to submit nominations through the SAB Web site, should contact the Designated Federal Officer for the committee, as identified above. Nonelectronic submissions must follow the same format and contain the same information as the electronic form. The SAB Staff Office will acknowledge receipt of nominations. 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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 223 (Friday, November 18, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 71560-71561]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-29776]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-9494-3]


Notice of a Public Meeting on Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water 
Treatment Rule: Initiate Regulatory Review--Cryptosporidium Analytical 
Method Improvements and Update on Source Water Monitoring

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is hosting a public 
meeting on December 7, 2011, to discuss the analytical methods for 
Cryptosporidium and the source water monitoring data from the Long Term 
2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (LT2 rule). This is the first 
of at least two meetings on the LT2 rule that EPA will host. At the 
December meeting, EPA will present its evaluation of the LT2 rule 
Cryptosporidium source water monitoring data, new information on the 
performance of Method 1623, as well as the latest information on Method 
1623 improvements. A public meeting on the LT2 rule uncovered finished 
water reservoir requirement will occur in Spring 2012. Matters related 
to the uncovered finished water reservoir requirement will not be 
discussed at the December 7, 2011, meeting. The information discussed 
in these meetings is part of the review of the LT2 rule under the Six 
Year Review process announced as part of EPA's Retrospective Review 
Plan under Executive Order (E.O.) 13563 in August 2011. The LT2 rule 
requires a second round of Cryptosporidium monitoring, which is 
scheduled to start in 2015. The Stage 2 Microbial and Disinfection 
Byproducts (M/DBP) Federal Advisory Committee (FAC) recommended that 
EPA hold a public meeting on these issues prior to the second round of 
monitoring.
    Date and Location: The public meeting will be held on Wednesday, 
December 7, 2011, (8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Eastern Time), at the EPA East 
Building, Room 1153, 1201 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 
20460. A separate Federal Register notice will be published to provide 
information on the date and location of the 2012 public meeting focused 
on the LT2 uncovered finished water reservoir requirement.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For technical inquiries, contact, 
C[eacute]sar Cordero, Standards and Risk Management Division, Office of 
Ground Water and Drinking Water (MC 4607M), Environmental Protection 
Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460 at (202) 564-
3716 or cordero.cesar@epa.gov. For more information about the LT2 rule 
or the Six Year Review Process, visit: http://water.epa.gov/lawsregs/rulesregs/sdwa/lt2/ or http://water.epa.gov/lawsregs/rulesregs/regulatingcontaminants/sixyearreview/index.cfm.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: EPA published the final LT2 rule in January 
2006. The purpose of the LT2 rule is to reduce disease incidence 
associated with Cryptosporidium and other disease-causing 
microorganisms in drinking water.
    The 1996 Amendments to the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) require 
EPA to review its existing drinking water regulations every six years. 
SDWA specifies that any revision to a national primary drinking water 
regulation must maintain or provide for greater protection of the 
health of persons.
    EPA announced in the Agency's August 2011 Improving Our 
Regulations: Final Plan for Periodic Review Retrospective Reviews of 
Existing Regulations document in response to E.O. 13563 that a review 
of the LT2 rule will start in 2011. The Agency plans to complete its 
review of the LT2 rule no later than 2016. As part of the review, EPA 
will assess and analyze new information regarding occurrence, 
treatment, analytical methods, health effects, and risk from all 
relevant waterborne pathogens to evaluate whether there are new or 
additional ways to manage risk while assuring equivalent or improved 
protection.
    Registration: Individuals planning on participating in the public 
meeting must register for the meeting by contacting Junie Percy of 
Intellitech by email at junie.percy@itsysteminc.com no later than 
December 2, 2011. Teleconferencing will be available for individuals 
unable to attend the meeting in person.
    Special Accommodations: For information on access or accommodations 
for individuals with disabilities, please contact Jini Mohanty at (202) 
564-5269 or by email at mohanty.jini@epa.gov. Please allow at least 
five business days prior to the meeting to give EPA time to process 
your request.


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    Dated: November 10, 2011.
Cynthia C. Dougherty,
Director, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water.
[FR Doc. 2011-29776 Filed 11-17-11; 8:45 am]
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