Request for Nominations of Candidates to the EPA's Science Advisory Board (SAB) Chemical Assessment Advisory Committee, 71561-71562 [2011-29916]

Download as PDF 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. [FR Doc. 2011–29776 Filed 11–17–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9491–6] Request for Nominations of Candidates to the EPA’s Science Advisory Board (SAB) Chemical Assessment Advisory Committee Environmental Protection Agency. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites public nominations of scientific experts to be considered for appointment to the EPA’s Science Advisory Board (SAB) Chemical Assessment Advisory Committee to provide advice through the chartered SAB regarding Toxicological Reviews of environmental chemicals available on EPA’s Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS). DATES: Nominations should be submitted in time to arrive no later than January 6, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nominators unable to submit nominations electronically as described below may submit a paper copy to the Designated Federal Officer for the committee, Dr. Suhair Shallal, DFO by email at shallal.suhair@epa.gov or contact her by telephone at (202) 564– 2057. Background: The chartered SAB (the Board) was established in 1978 by the Environmental Research, Development and Demonstration Act (42 U.S.C. 4365) to provide independent advice to the Administrator on general scientific and technical matters underlying the Agency’ policies and actions. Members of the SAB and its subcommittees constitute a distinguished body of nonEPA scientists, engineers, economists, and social scientists that are nationally and internationally-recognized experts in their respective fields from academia, industry, state, and Tribal governments, research institutes, and nongovernmental organizations. Members are appointed by the EPA Administrator for a period of three years. 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. Candidates invited to serve will be asked to submit the ‘‘Confidential Financial Disclosure Form for Special Government Employees Serving on Federal Advisory Committees at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’’ (EPA Form 3110–48). This confidential form allows EPA to determine whether there is a statutory conflict between that person’s public responsibilities as a Special Government Employee and private interests and activities, or the appearance of a lack of impartiality, as defined by Federal regulation. The form may be viewed and downloaded through the ‘‘Ethics Requirements for Advisors’’ link on the blue navigational E:\FR\FM\18NON1.SGM 18NON1 71562 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 223 / Friday, November 18, 2011 / Notices B. How can I get copies of this document provided to Emergint Technologies, Inc. until the requirements in this document and other related information? have been fully satisfied. Records of EPA has established a docket for this information provided to Emergint action under docket identification (ID) Technologies, Inc. will be maintained number EPA–HQ–OPP–2011–0038. by EPA Project Officers for these Publicly available docket materials are contracts. All information supplied to available either in the electronic docket at http://www.regulations.gov, or, if only Emergint Technologies, Inc. by EPA for use in connection with these contracts available in hard copy, at the Office of will be returned to EPA when Emergint Pesticide Programs (OPP) Regulatory Technologies, Inc. has completed its Public Docket in Rm. S–4400, One work. Potomac Yard (South Bldg.), 2777 S. bar on the SAB Web site at http:// www.epa.gov/sab. Dated: November 14, 2011. Vanessa T. Vu, Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office. 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SUMMARY: Emergint Technologies, Inc. will be given access to this information on or before November 23, 2011. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mario Steadman, Information Technology and Resources Management Division (7502P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (703) 305–8338, email address: steadman.mario@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. General Information mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES A. Does this action apply to me? This action applies to the public in general. As such, 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 the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:44 Nov 17, 2011 Jkt 226001 Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA. The hours of operation of this Docket Facility are from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The Docket Facility telephone number is (703) 305–5805. Under contract number ER–W–11– 025, the contractor will perform the following: The contractor will be assisting in information and records management activities to support antimicrobial reregistration activities governed by the Federal Insecticide Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) as amended by the Food Quality Act (FQPA) of August 3, 1996 and the Federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). This contract involves no subcontractors. OPP has determined that the contracts described in this document involve work that is being conducted in connection with FIFRA, in that pesticide chemicals will be the subject of certain evaluations to be made under this contract. These evaluations may be used in subsequent regulatory decisions under FIFRA. Some of this information may be entitled to confidential treatment. 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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-9491-6]


Request for Nominations of Candidates to the EPA's Science 
Advisory Board (SAB) Chemical Assessment Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites public 
nominations of scientific experts to be considered for appointment to 
the EPA's Science Advisory Board (SAB) Chemical Assessment Advisory 
Committee to provide advice through the chartered SAB regarding 
Toxicological Reviews of environmental chemicals available on EPA's 
Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS).

DATES: Nominations should be submitted in time to arrive no later than 
January 6, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nominators unable to submit 
nominations electronically as described below may submit a paper copy 
to the Designated Federal Officer for the committee, Dr. Suhair 
Shallal, DFO by email at shallal.suhair@epa.gov or contact her by 
telephone at (202) 564-2057.
    Background: The chartered SAB (the Board) was established in 1978 
by the Environmental Research, Development and Demonstration Act (42 
U.S.C. 4365) to provide independent advice to the Administrator on 
general scientific and technical matters underlying the Agency' 
policies and actions. Members of the SAB and its subcommittees 
constitute a distinguished body of non-EPA scientists, engineers, 
economists, and social scientists that are nationally and 
internationally-recognized experts in their respective fields from 
academia, industry, state, and Tribal governments, research institutes, 
and non-governmental organizations. Members are appointed by the EPA 
Administrator for a period of three years. 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, 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 
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. Non-electronic submissions must follow 
the same format and contain the same information as the electronic 
form. The SAB Staff Office will acknowledge receipt of nominations.
    Candidates invited to serve will be asked to submit the 
``Confidential Financial Disclosure Form for Special Government 
Employees Serving on Federal Advisory Committees at the U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency'' (EPA Form 3110-48). This confidential 
form allows EPA to determine whether there is a statutory conflict 
between that person's public responsibilities as a Special Government 
Employee and private interests and activities, or the appearance of a 
lack of impartiality, as defined by Federal regulation. The form may be 
viewed and downloaded through the ``Ethics Requirements for Advisors'' 
link on the blue navigational

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bar on the SAB Web site at http://www.epa.gov/sab.

    Dated: November 14, 2011.
Vanessa T. Vu,
 Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office.
[FR Doc. 2011-29916 Filed 11-17-11; 8:45 am]
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