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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 250 / Wednesday, December 31, 2014 / Notices demonstrate that the varieties they use as a feedstock contain at least 75% adjusted cellulosic content and satisfy all other applicable definitional, registration, recordkeeping, and reporting requirements. We would consider any cultivars with an adjusted cellulosic content less than 75% to be forage sorghum, which we are not addressing in this Notice. See the discussion regarding energy cane in the July 2014 rule and accompanying memo to the docket 31 for a description of the methodologies and data EPA considers suitable for demonstrating that the average adjusted cellulosic content is at least 75%. We expect that any approved petition for cellulosic biofuel made from biomass sorghum would contain registration requirements comparable to those set forth at 40 CFR 80.1450(b)(1)(xiv). III. Summary EPA invites public comment on its preliminary analysis of GHG emissions associated with the cultivation and transport of biomass sorghum as a feedstock for biofuel production. EPA expects to revise its analysis as appropriate in light of public comments received, and to thereafter use the analysis as part of its evaluation of the lifecycle GHG emissions of biofuel production pathways described in petitions received pursuant to 40 CFR 80.1416 which use biomass sorghum as a feedstock. Dated: December 17, 2014. Christopher Grundler, Director, Office of Transportation and Air Quality. [FR Doc. 2014–30712 Filed 12–30–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–ORD–2014–0882; FRL–9920–92– ORD] Human Studies Review Board; Notification of a Public Meeting Environmental Protection Agency. 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 ethical and scientific reviews of EPA research with human subjects. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: 31 79 FR 42128; ‘‘Cellulosic Content of Various Feedstocks—2014 Update.’’ Docket EPA–HQ–OAR– 2012–0401. VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:02 Dec 30, 2014 Jkt 235001 This public meeting will be held on January 14, 2015, from approximately 10:00 a.m. to approximately 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Comments may be submitted on or before noon (Eastern Time) on Wednesday, January 7, 2015. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be conducted entirely on the Internet using Adobe Connect. Registration is required to attend this meeting. Please visit the HSRB Web site: http://www.epa.gov/ hsrb to register. Comments: Submit your written comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–ORD–2014–0882, 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: 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 DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 78861 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. 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Meeting access: Access to this Internet meeting is open to all at the information provided above. 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 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 experts on community engagement. The Agency has not attempted to describe all the specific entities that may have interest in human subjects research. If you have any questions regarding this notice, consult Jim Downing listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. E:\FR\FM\31DEN1.SGM 31DEN1 78862 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 250 / Wednesday, December 31, 2014 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD 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, in the 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 early January 2015. In addition, the Agency may provide additional background documents as the materials become available. You may obtain electronic copies of these documents, and other related documents that are 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:02 Dec 30, 2014 Jkt 235001 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– 2014–0882 in the subject line on the first page of your request. 1. Oral comments. Requests to present oral comments during the conference call will be accepted up to Noon Eastern Time on Wednesday, January 7, 2015. To the extent that time permits, interested persons who have not preregistered may be permitted by the Chair of the HSRB to present oral comments during the call. 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, listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT no later than noon, Eastern Time, Wednesday, January 7, 2015, 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 comments as it deliberates on its report, you should submit your comments on or before noon (Eastern Time) on Wednesday, January 7, 2015. If you submit comments after this date, those comments will be provided to the Board members, but you should recognize that PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the HSRB members may not have adequate time to consider those comments prior to their discussion during the meeting. 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 Wednesday, January 14, 2015, EPA’s Human Studies Review Board will consider scientific and ethical issues surrounding three topics: a. A published report: Repeated Nitrogen Dioxide Exposures and Eosinophilic Airway Inflammation in Asthmatics: A Randomized Crossover Study b. A published report: Tissue response of gastric mucosa after ingestion of fluoride c. A published report: The Effect of Flouride and Calcium on Spinal Bone Mineral Content: A Controlled, Prospective (three year) Study 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. E:\FR\FM\31DEN1.SGM 31DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 250 / Wednesday, December 31, 2014 / Notices Dated: December 16, 2014. Robert Kavlock, Interim Agency Science Advisor. Update Listing of Financial Institutions in Liquidation. ACTION: [FR Doc. 2014–30408 Filed 12–30–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION Update to Notice of Financial Institutions for Which the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Has Been Appointed Either Receiver, Liquidator, or Manager Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (Corporation) has been appointed the sole receiver for the following financial institutions effective as of the Date Closed as indicated in the listing. This list (as updated from time to time in the Federal Register) may be relied upon as ‘‘of record’’ notice that the Corporation has been appointed receiver for purposes of the statement of policy published in the July 2, 1992 issue of the Federal Register (57 FR 29491). For further information concerning the identification of any SUMMARY: 78863 institutions which have been placed in liquidation, please visit the Corporation Web site at www.fdic.gov/bank/ individual/failed/banklist.html or contact the Manager of Receivership Oversight in the appropriate service center. Dated: December 23, 2014. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Pamela Johnson, Regulatory Editing Specialist. INSTITUTIONS IN LIQUIDATION [In alphabetical order] FDIC Ref. No. Bank name City State Date closed 10509 Northern Star Bank ...................................................... Mankato ....................................................................... MN .... 12/19/2014 Filing Party: Wayne Rohde, Esq.; Cozen O’Connor; 1627 I Street NW., Suite 1100; Washington, DC 20006. Synopsis: The Amendment would replace A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S with Maersk Line A/S and correct the address FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION of APL Co. Pte Ltd. Notice of Agreements Filed Agreement No.: 010051–039. Title: Mediterranean Space Charter The Commission hereby gives notice of the filing of the following agreements Agreement. Parties: Hapag-Lloyd USA LLC; A.P. under the Shipping Act of 1984. Interested parties may submit comments Moller-Maersk A/S; Mediterranean Shipping Company, S.A.; Hapag-Lloyd on the agreements to the Secretary, AG; and Zim Integrated Shipping Federal Maritime Commission, Services, Ltd. Washington, DC 20573, within twelve Filing Party: Wayne R. Rohde, Esq.; days of the date this notice appears in Cozen O’Connor; 1627 I Street NW., the Federal Register. Copies of the Suite 1100; Washington, DC 20006. agreements are available through the Synopsis: The Amendment would Commission’s Web site (www.fmc.gov) replace A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S with or by contacting the Office of Maersk Line A/S. Agreements at (202) 523–5793 or Agreement No.: 010714–046. tradeanalysis@fmc.gov. Title: Trans-Atlantic American Flag Agreement No.: 008493–030. Liner Operators Agreement. Title: Trans-Pacific American Flag Parties: A.P. Moller Maersk A/S; Berth Operators Agreement. American President Lines, Ltd.; Parties: American President Lines, American Roll-On Roll-Off Carrier, LLC; Ltd., and A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S. Hapag-Lloyd USA, LLC.; and Maersk Filing Party: Howard A. Levy, Esq.; Line Limited. 120 Wall Street, Suite 2020; New York, Filing Party: Howard A. Levy, Esq.; 80 NY 10005–4001. Wall Street, Suite 1117; New York, NY Synopsis: The Amendment would 10005. replace A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S with Synopsis: The Amendment would Maersk Line A/S. replace A.P. 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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 250 (Wednesday, December 31, 2014)]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-ORD-2014-0882; FRL-9920-92-ORD]


Human Studies Review Board; Notification of a Public Meeting

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

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 ethical and scientific reviews of EPA 
research with human subjects.

DATES: This public meeting will be held on January 14, 2015, from 
approximately 10:00 a.m. to approximately 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. 
Comments may be submitted on or before noon (Eastern Time) on 
Wednesday, January 7, 2015.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be conducted entirely on the Internet using 
Adobe Connect. Registration is required to attend this meeting. Please 
visit the HSRB Web site: http://www.epa.gov/hsrb to register.
    Comments: Submit your written comments, identified by Docket ID No. 
EPA-HQ-ORD-2014-0882, 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: 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: Access to this Internet meeting is open to all at 
the information provided above.
    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 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 experts on 
community engagement. The Agency has not attempted to describe all the 
specific entities that may have interest in human subjects research. If 
you have any questions regarding this notice, consult Jim Downing 
listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

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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, in the 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 early January 2015. In addition, the Agency may provide additional 
background documents as the materials become available. You may obtain 
electronic copies of these documents, and other related documents that 
are 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-2014-0882 in the subject 
line on the first page of your request.
    1. Oral comments. Requests to present oral comments during the 
conference call will be accepted up to Noon Eastern Time on Wednesday, 
January 7, 2015. 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 during the call. 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, listed 
under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT no later than noon, Eastern Time, 
Wednesday, January 7, 2015, 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 comments as it deliberates on its report, you should 
submit your comments on or before noon (Eastern Time) on Wednesday, 
January 7, 2015. 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 their discussion during the meeting. 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 Wednesday, January 14, 
2015, EPA's Human Studies Review Board will consider scientific and 
ethical issues surrounding three topics:
    a. A published report: Repeated Nitrogen Dioxide Exposures and 
Eosinophilic Airway Inflammation in Asthmatics: A Randomized Crossover 
Study
    b. A published report: Tissue response of gastric mucosa after 
ingestion of fluoride
    c. A published report: The Effect of Flouride and Calcium on Spinal 
Bone Mineral Content: A Controlled, Prospective (three year) Study
    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.


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    Dated: December 16, 2014.
Robert Kavlock,
Interim Agency Science Advisor.
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