Environmental Laboratory Advisory Board Meeting Dates and Agenda, 80940-80941 [2011-33155]

Download as PDF 80940 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 248 / Tuesday, December 27, 2011 / Notices sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 the 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 the EPA, it is imperative that you identify Docket ID number EPA–HQ–ORD– 2011–0954 in the subject line on the first page of your request. 1. Oral comments. Requests to present oral comments will be accepted up to Thursday, January 19, 2012. 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, Thursday, January 19, 2012, in order to be included on the meeting agenda and to provide sufficient time for the HSRB Chair and HSRB Designated Federal Official 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 Board to have the best opportunity to review and consider your VerDate Mar<15>2010 22:00 Dec 23, 2011 Jkt 226001 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 comments after this date, those comments will be provided to the Board members, but you should recognize that the HSRB 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, Thursday, January 19, 2012. You should submit your comments using the instructions in Section I., under subsection C., ‘‘What Should I Consider as I Prepare My Comments for the 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 5 U.S.C. App.2 § 9. The HSRB provides advice, information, and recommendations to the 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 the Agency’s Science Advisor. 1. Topics for discussion. At its meeting on January 26, 2012, the EPA’s Human Studies Review Board will consider scientific and ethical issues surrounding these topics: a. A new scenario design and associated protocol from the Agricultural Handler Exposure Task Force describing proposed research to measure dermal and inhalation exposure to workers who mix, load, and apply liquid pesticides with powered handgun equipment. The Agency requests the advice of the HSRB concerning whether, if it is revised as suggested in the EPA’s review and if it is performed as described, this research is likely to generate scientifically reliable data, useful for assessing the exposure of those who mix, load, and apply liquid pesticides with powered PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 handgun equipment, and to meet the applicable requirements of 40 CFR part 26, subparts K and L. b. The report of a completed scenario monograph and study report from the Antimicrobial Exposure Assessment Task Force II in which the dermal and inhalation exposure of professional janitorial workers was monitored as they applied a liquid antimicrobial pesticide product for indoor surface disinfecting using a pressurized aerosol can. The EPA seeks the advice of the HSRB on the scientific soundness of this completed research and on its appropriateness for use in estimating the exposure of professional janitorial workers who apply liquid antimicrobial pesticide products to indoor surfaces using pressurized aerosol cans, and on whether available information supports a determination that the study was conducted in substantial compliance with subparts K and L of 40 CFR part 26. 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 regarding the Board’s final meeting report, will be found at http:// www.epa.gov/osa/hsrb/ or from the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Dated: December 19, 2011. Paul T. Anastas, EPA Science Advisor. [FR Doc. 2011–33156 Filed 12–23–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9611–5] Environmental Laboratory Advisory Board Meeting Dates and Agenda U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. ACTION: Notice of teleconference and face-to-face meetings. AGENCY: The EPA Environmental Laboratory Advisory Board, as previously announced, holds teleconference meetings on the third Wednesday of each month at 1 p.m. Eastern Time, and two face-to-face meetings each calendar year. For 2012, teleconference only meetings will be February 15, 2012 at 1 p.m. Eastern SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\27DEN1.SGM 27DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 248 / Tuesday, December 27, 2011 / Notices sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Time; March 21, 2012 at 1 p.m. Eastern Time; April 18, 2012 at 1 p.m. Eastern Time; May 16, 2012 at 1 p.m. Eastern Time; June 20, 2012 at 1 p.m. Eastern Time; July 18, 2012 at 1 p.m. Eastern Time; September 19, 2012 at 1 p.m. Eastern Time; October 17, 2012 at 1 p.m. Eastern Time; November 21, 2012 at 1 p.m. Eastern Time; and December 19, 2012 at 1 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss the ideas and views presented at the previous ELAB meetings, as well as new business. Items to be discussed by ELAB over these coming meetings include: (1) Issues in continuing the expansion of national environmental accreditation; (2) ELAB support to the Agency on issues relating to measurement and monitoring for all programs; and (3) follow-up on some of ELAB’s past recommendations and issues. In addition to these teleconferences, ELAB will be hosting its two face-to-face meetings on January 30, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota in Sarasota, FL at 8 a.m. Eastern Time and on August 6, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill in Washington, DC at 9 a.m. Eastern Time. Teleconference lines will also be available for these meetings. Written comments on laboratory accreditation issues and/or environmental monitoring, or measurement issues are encouraged. These comments and should be sent to Ms. Lara P. Autry, Designated Federal Officer, US EPA, Mail Code E243–05, 109 T. W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, or email her at autry.lara@epa.gov. Members of the public are invited to listen to the teleconference calls, and time permitting, will be allowed to comment on issues discussed during the ELAB meetings. Those persons interested in attending should call Lara P. Autry on (919) 541–5544 to obtain teleconference information. For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities or to request accommodation of a disability, please contact Lara P. Autry on the number above, preferably at least 10 days prior to the meeting, to give the Agency as much time as possible to process your request. Dated: December 19, 2011. Paul T. Anastas, EPA Science Advisor. [FR Doc. 2011–33155 Filed 12–23–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 22:00 Dec 23, 2011 Jkt 226001 EXPORT-IMPORT BANK OF THE UNITED STATES [Public Notice 2011–0070] Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request Export-Import Bank of the United States. ACTION: Submission for OMB Review and Comments Request. AGENCY: Form Title: EIB 11–08 Application for Global Credit Express Revolving Line of Credit. SUMMARY: The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank), as a part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal Agencies to comment on the proposed information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The Application for Global Credit Express Revolving Line of Credit will be used to determine the eligibility of the applicant and the transaction for ExportImport Bank assistance under its Working Capital Guarantee and Direct Loan Program. Export-Import Bank customers will be able to submit this form on paper or electronically. This is a new application form for use by small U.S. businesses with limited export experience. Companies that are eligible to use the Application for Global Credit Express Revolving Line of Credit will need to answer approximately 35 questions and sign an acknowledgement of the certifications that appear on page 5 of the application form. This program relies to a large extent on the exporter’s qualifying score on the FICO (Fair Issac Corporation) SBSS (Small Business Scoring Service). Therefore the financial and credit information needs are minimized. This new form incorporates the recently updated standard Certifications and Notices section as well as one question about the amount of U.S. employment to be supported by this program. The application can be reviewed at: http://www.exim.gov/pub/pending/ EIB11-08.pdf. Application for Global Credit Express Revolving Line of Credit. DATES: Comments should be received on or before February 27, 2012 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted electronically on http:// www.regulations.gov or by mail to Jim Newton, Export-Import Bank of the United States, 811 Vermont Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20571. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 80941 Titles and Form Number: EIB 11–08 Application for Global Credit Express Revolving Line of Credit. OMB Number: 3048–xxxx. Type of Review: New. Need and Use: The Application for Global Credit Express Revolving Line of Credit will be used to determine the eligibility of the applicant and the transaction for Export-Import Bank assistance under its Working Capital Guarantee Program. Annual Number of Respondents: 500. Estimated Time per Respondent: 1.5 hours. Government Annual Burden Hours: 500 hours. Frequency of Reporting or Use: Once per year. Sharon A. Whitt, Agency Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2011–33084 Filed 12–23–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6690–01–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION [WC Docket Nos. 10–90 and 05–337; DA 11–2026] Request for Connect America Fund Cost Models Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice; solicitation of comments. AGENCY: In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) requests interested parties to submit forward-looking cost models, consistent with the USF/ICC Transformation Order, for consideration in this proceeding. The Commission also requests parties to notify the Wireline Competition Bureau of their intention to submit a forward-looking cost model. The Commission’s goal is to adopt a specific model to be used for estimating support amounts in price cap areas in order to provide support. DATES: Interested parties should notify the Wireline Competition Bureau of their intent to file a forward-looking cost model consistent with the USF/ICC Transformation Order no later than December 30, 2011. Interested parties may submit forward-looking cost models or file comments no later than February 1, 2012. ADDRESSES: You may submit forward looking cost models or file comments, identified by WC Docket Nos. 10–90 and 05–337, by any of the following methods: • Electronic Filers: Comments may be filed electronically using the Internet by SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\27DEN1.SGM 27DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 248 (Tuesday, December 27, 2011)]
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[FR Doc No: 2011-33155]


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 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-9611-5]


Environmental Laboratory Advisory Board Meeting Dates and Agenda

AGENCY: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION: Notice of teleconference and face-to-face meetings.

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SUMMARY: The EPA Environmental Laboratory Advisory Board, as previously 
announced, holds teleconference meetings on the third Wednesday of each 
month at 1 p.m. Eastern Time, and two face-to-face meetings each 
calendar year. For 2012, teleconference only meetings will be February 
15, 2012 at 1 p.m. Eastern

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Time; March 21, 2012 at 1 p.m. Eastern Time; April 18, 2012 at 1 p.m. 
Eastern Time; May 16, 2012 at 1 p.m. Eastern Time; June 20, 2012 at 1 
p.m. Eastern Time; July 18, 2012 at 1 p.m. Eastern Time; September 19, 
2012 at 1 p.m. Eastern Time; October 17, 2012 at 1 p.m. Eastern Time; 
November 21, 2012 at 1 p.m. Eastern Time; and December 19, 2012 at 1 
p.m. Eastern Time to discuss the ideas and views presented at the 
previous ELAB meetings, as well as new business. Items to be discussed 
by ELAB over these coming meetings include: (1) Issues in continuing 
the expansion of national environmental accreditation; (2) ELAB support 
to the Agency on issues relating to measurement and monitoring for all 
programs; and (3) follow-up on some of ELAB's past recommendations and 
issues. In addition to these teleconferences, ELAB will be hosting its 
two face-to-face meetings on January 30, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency 
Sarasota in Sarasota, FL at 8 a.m. Eastern Time and on August 6, 2012 
at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill in Washington, DC at 9 a.m. Eastern 
Time. Teleconference lines will also be available for these meetings.
    Written comments on laboratory accreditation issues and/or 
environmental monitoring, or measurement issues are encouraged. These 
comments and should be sent to Ms. Lara P. Autry, Designated Federal 
Officer, US EPA, Mail Code E243-05, 109 T. W. Alexander Drive, Research 
Triangle Park, NC 27709, or email her at autry.lara@epa.gov. Members of 
the public are invited to listen to the teleconference calls, and time 
permitting, will be allowed to comment on issues discussed during the 
ELAB meetings. Those persons interested in attending should call Lara 
P. Autry on (919) 541-5544 to obtain teleconference information. For 
information on access or services for individuals with disabilities or 
to request accommodation of a disability, please contact Lara P. Autry 
on the number above, preferably at least 10 days prior to the meeting, 
to give the Agency as much time as possible to process your request.

    Dated: December 19, 2011.
Paul T. Anastas,
EPA Science Advisor.
[FR Doc. 2011-33155 Filed 12-23-11; 8:45 am]
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