Human Studies Review Board; Notification of a Public Meeting, 15332-15334 [2014-05908]

Download as PDF 15332 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 53 / Wednesday, March 19, 2014 / Notices 13045, entitled ‘‘Protection of Children from Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks’’ (62 FR 19885, April 23, 1997) and Executive Order 13211 entitled ‘‘Actions Concerning Regulations That Significantly Affect Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use’’ (66 FR 28355, May 22, 2001). In addition, this action also does not require any special considerations under Executive Order 12898 entitled ‘‘Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations’’ (59 FR 7629, February 16, 1994). F. National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act This action does not involve any technical standards that would require Agency consideration of voluntary consensus standards pursuant to section 12(d) of the National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act (15 U.S.C. 272 note). VI. Congressional Review Act The Congressional Review Act, 5 U.S.C. 801 et seq. does not apply because this action is not a rule as that term is defined in 5 U.S.C. 804(3). List of Subjects Environmental protection, Administrative practice and procedure, Business and industry, Chemicals, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Dated: March 12, 2014. James Jones, Assistant Administrator, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention. [FR Doc. 2014–06050 Filed 3–18–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–ORD–2014–0189; FRL–9908–30– ORD] Human Studies Review Board; Notification of a Public Meeting U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of the Science Advisor announces a public meeting of the Human Studies Review Board to advise the Agency on the EPA ethical and scientific reviews of research with human subjects. DATES: This public meeting will be held on April 8–9, 2014, from approximately 9:30 p.m. to approximately 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Comments may be sroberts on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:28 Mar 18, 2014 Jkt 232001 submitted on or before noon (Eastern Time) on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Environmental Protection Agency, Conference Center, Lobby Level, One Potomac Yard (South Bldg.), 2777 S. Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA 22202. Comments: Submit your written comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–ORD–2014–0189, by one of the following methods: Internet: http://www.regulations.gov: Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Email: ORD.Docket@epa.gov. Mail: The EPA Docket Center EPA/ DC, ORD Docket, Mail code: 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 WJC West, 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 email 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–2014– 0189. The Agency’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 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 email. 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 email comment directly to the EPA without going through http:// www.regulations.gov, your email 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, the EPA recommends that you include your name and other contact information in the body of your comment and with any electronic storage media you submit. If the EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 contact you for clarification, the 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; email address: downing.jim@epa.gov; mailing address Environmental Protection Agency, Office of the Science Advisor, Mail code 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/hsrb. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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. Webcast: This meeting may be webcast. Please refer to the HSRB Web site, http://www.epa.gov/hsrb/ for information on how to access the webcast. Please note that the webcast is a supplementary public process provided only for convenience. If difficulties arise resulting in webcasting outages, the meeting will continue as planned. I. Public Meeting A. Does this action apply to me? This action is directed to the public in general. This Notice may, however, be of particular interest to persons who conduct or assess human studies, especially studies on substances regulated by the EPA, or to persons who are, or may be required to conduct testing of chemical substances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act or the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act. This notice might also be of special interest to participants of studies involving human subjects, or representatives of study participants or E:\FR\FM\19MRN1.SGM 19MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 53 / Wednesday, March 19, 2014 / Notices experts on community engagement. Since many 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 listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. sroberts on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 WJC West, 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 email 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). The Agency’s position paper(s), charge/ questions to the HSRB, and the meeting agenda will be available by the last week of March 2014. 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/hsrb/. For questions on document availability, or if you do not have access to the Internet, consult Jim Downing listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:28 Mar 18, 2014 Jkt 232001 C. What should I consider as I prepare my comments for the 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 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– 2014–0189 in the subject line on the first page of your request. 1. Oral comments. Requests to present oral comments will be accepted up to Tuesday, April 1, 2014. 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, under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT no later than noon, Eastern Time, Tuesday, April 1, 2014, 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 focused on the ethical and scientific issues of the topics being considered by the Board, we do not intend to permit organizations to expand the time limitations by having PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15333 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 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, Tuesday, April 1, 2014. 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 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 April 8–9, 2014, EPA’s Human Studies Review Board will consider ethical and scientific issues surrounding the following topics: a. AEATF–II Protocol: A Study for Measurement of Potential Dermal and Inhalation Exposure During Manual Pouring of Two Solid Formulations Containing an Antimicrobial b. AEATF–II Protocol: A Study for Measurement of Potential Dermal and Inhalation Exposure During Application of Latex Paint Containing E:\FR\FM\19MRN1.SGM 19MRN1 15334 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 53 / Wednesday, March 19, 2014 / Notices an Antimicrobial Pesticide Product Using a Brush and Roller for Indoor Surface Painting c. AEATF Protocol: Determination of Removal Efficiency of 1,2Benzisothiazol-3(2H)-one (BIT) from Hand Surfaces Using an Isopropyl Alcohol/Water Wipe and Wash Procedure d. Laboratory Evaluation of Bite Protection from Repellent Impregnated Clothing for the United States Military e. Background presentation on the Repellency Awareness Graphic and possible implications for the HSRB f. Report from the HSRB Work Group of the Return of Individual Research Results 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: March 10, 2014. Glenn Paulson, Science Advisor. section 104(k)(3) grants are not eligible to apply for these funds. EPA will consider awarding supplemental funding only to RLF grantees who have demonstrated an ability to deliver programmatic results by making at least one loan or subgrant. The award of these funds is based on the criteria described at CERCLA 104(k)(4)(A)(ii). The Agency is now accepting requests for supplemental funding from RLF grantees. Requests for funding must be submitted to the appropriate EPA Regional Brownfields Coordinator (listed below) by April 18, 2014. Funding requests for hazardous substances and/or petroleum funding will be accepted. Specific information on submitting a request for RLF supplemental funding is described below and additional information may be obtained by contacting the EPA Regional Brownfields Coordinator. DATES: This action is effective March 19, 2014. ADDRESSES: A request for supplemental funding must be in the form of a letter addressed to the appropriate Regional Brownfields Coordinator (see listing below) with a copy to Megan Quinn, Quinn.Megan@epa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Megan Quinn, U.S. EPA, (202) 566–2773 or the appropriate Brownfields Regional Coordinator. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [FR Doc. 2014–05908 Filed 3–18–14; 8:45 am] Background BILLING CODE 6560–50–P The Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization Act added section 104(k) to CERCLA to authorize federal financial assistance for brownfields revitalization, including grants for assessment, cleanup and job training. Section 104(k) includes a provision for EPA to, among other things, award grants to eligible entities to capitalize Revolving Loan Funds and to provide loans and subgrants for brownfields cleanup. Section 104(k)(4)(A)(ii) authorizes EPA to make additional grant funds available to RLF grantees for any year after the year for which the initial grant is made (noncompetitive RLF supplemental funding) taking into consideration: (I) the number of sites and number of communities that are addressed by the revolving loan fund; (II) the demand for funding by eligible entities that have not previously received a grant under this subsection; (III) the demonstrated ability of the eligible entity to use the revolving loan fund to enhance remediation and provide funds on a continuing basis; and ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9908–32–OSWER] FY2014 Supplemental Funding for Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) Grantees Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of the availability of funds. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization (OBLR) plans to make available approximately $6 million to provide supplemental funds to Revolving Loan Fund capitalization grants previously awarded competitively under section 104(k)(3) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA). Brownfields Cleanup Revolving Loan Fund (BCRLF) pilots awarded under section 104(d)(1) of CERCLA that have not transitioned to sroberts on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:28 Mar 18, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (IV) such other similar factors as the [Agency] considers appropriate to carry out this subsection. Eligibility In order to be considered for supplemental funding, grantees must demonstrate that they have expended existing funds and that they have a clear plan for quickly expending requested additional funds. Grantees must demonstrate that they have made at least one loan or subgrant prior to applying for this supplemental funding and have significantly depleted existing available funds. For FY2014, EPA defines ‘‘significantly depleted funds’’ as any grant where $400,000 or less remains uncommitted. Additionally, the RLF recipient must have demonstrated a need for supplemental funding based on, among other factors, the number of sites that will be addressed; demonstrated the ability to make loans and subgrants for cleanups that can be started and completed expeditiously (i.e., ‘‘shovel-ready’’ projects) and will lead to redevelopment; demonstrated the existence of additional leveraged funds to complete the project in a timely manner and move quickly from cleanup to redevelopment, including the use of tax incentives such as new market tax credits, direct funding or other resources to advance the project to completion; demonstrated the ability to administer and revolve the capitalization funding in the RLF grant; demonstrated an ability to use the RLF grant to address funding gaps for cleanup; and demonstrated that they have provided a community benefit from past and potential loan(s) and/or subgrant(s). Special consideration may be given to those communities affected by plant closures or other economic disruptions. Special consideration may also be given to those grantees that can demonstrate projects that have a clear prospect of aiding the in-sourcing of manufacturing capacity and keeping and/or adding jobs, or otherwise creating jobs, in the affected area. EPA encourages innovative approaches to maximizing revolving and leveraging with other funds, including use of grants funds as a loan loss guarantee, combining with other government or private sector lending resources. Applicants for supplemental funding must contact the appropriate Regional Brownfields Coordinator below to obtain information on the format for supplemental funding applications for their region. When requesting supplemental funding, applicants must specify whether they are seeking funding for sites contaminated by hazardous substances or petroleum. E:\FR\FM\19MRN1.SGM 19MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 53 (Wednesday, March 19, 2014)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-05908]


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 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-ORD-2014-0189; FRL-9908-30-ORD]


Human Studies Review Board; Notification of a Public Meeting

AGENCY: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of the 
Science Advisor announces a public meeting of the Human Studies Review 
Board to advise the Agency on the EPA ethical and scientific reviews of 
research with human subjects.

DATES: This public meeting will be held on April 8-9, 2014, from 
approximately 9:30 p.m. to approximately 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time. 
Comments may be submitted on or before noon (Eastern Time) on Tuesday, 
April 1, 2014.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Environmental Protection 
Agency, Conference Center, Lobby Level, One Potomac Yard (South Bldg.), 
2777 S. Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA 22202.
    Comments: Submit your written comments, identified by Docket ID No. 
EPA-HQ-ORD-2014-0189, by one of the following methods:
    Internet: http://www.regulations.gov: Follow the online 
instructions for submitting comments.
    Email: ORD.Docket@epa.gov.
    Mail: The EPA Docket Center EPA/DC, ORD Docket, Mail code: 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 WJC West, 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 email 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-
2014-0189. The Agency'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 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 email. 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 email comment directly to the EPA without 
going through http://www.regulations.gov, your email 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, the EPA recommends that you include your 
name and other contact information in the body of your comment and with 
any electronic storage media you submit. If the EPA cannot read your 
comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for 
clarification, the 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; email address: 
downing.jim@epa.gov; mailing address Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of the Science Advisor, Mail code 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/hsrb.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    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.
    Webcast: This meeting may be webcast. Please refer to the HSRB Web 
site, http://www.epa.gov/hsrb/ for information on how to access the 
webcast. Please note that the webcast is a supplementary public process 
provided only for convenience. If difficulties arise resulting in 
webcasting outages, the meeting will continue as planned.

I. Public Meeting

A. Does this action apply to me?

    This action is directed to the public in general. This Notice may, 
however, be of particular interest to persons who conduct or assess 
human studies, especially studies on substances regulated by the EPA, 
or to persons who are, or may be required to conduct testing of 
chemical substances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act or 
the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act. This notice 
might also be of special interest to participants of studies involving 
human subjects, or representatives of study participants or

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experts on community engagement. Since many 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 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 WJC West, 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 email 
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). The Agency's position paper(s), 
charge/questions to the HSRB, and the meeting agenda will be available 
by the last week of March 2014. 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/hsrb/. For questions on document availability, or if you do 
not have access to the Internet, consult Jim Downing listed under FOR 
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

C. What should I consider as I prepare my comments for the 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 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-2014-0189 in the subject 
line on the first page of your request.
    1. Oral comments. Requests to present oral comments will be 
accepted up to Tuesday, April 1, 2014. 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, under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT no later than noon, 
Eastern Time, Tuesday, April 1, 2014, 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 focused on the ethical and 
scientific issues of the topics being considered by the Board, we do 
not intend 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 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, Tuesday, April 1, 2014. 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 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 Sec.  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 April 8-9, 2014, EPA's 
Human Studies Review Board will consider ethical and scientific issues 
surrounding the following topics:

a. AEATF-II Protocol: A Study for Measurement of Potential Dermal and 
Inhalation Exposure During Manual Pouring of Two Solid Formulations 
Containing an Antimicrobial
b. AEATF-II Protocol: A Study for Measurement of Potential Dermal and 
Inhalation Exposure During Application of Latex Paint Containing

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an Antimicrobial Pesticide Product Using a Brush and Roller for Indoor 
Surface Painting
c. AEATF Protocol: Determination of Removal Efficiency of 1,2-
Benzisothiazol-3(2H)-one (BIT) from Hand Surfaces Using an Isopropyl 
Alcohol/Water Wipe and Wash Procedure
d. Laboratory Evaluation of Bite Protection from Repellent Impregnated 
Clothing for the United States Military
e. Background presentation on the Repellency Awareness Graphic and 
possible implications for the HSRB
f. Report from the HSRB Work Group of the Return of Individual Research 
Results

    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: March 10, 2014.
Glenn Paulson,
Science Advisor.
[FR Doc. 2014-05908 Filed 3-18-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6560-50-P