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Address: 4455 Porter Road, Niagara SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Dated: July 25, 2006.
Falls, NY 14205. Protection Agency’s (EPA), Science Stephen L. Johnson,
At these meetings, resource agency Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office Administrator.
personnel and other interested persons announces a closed meeting of the [FR Doc. E6–12214 Filed 7–28–06; 8:45 am]
will have the opportunity to provide SAB’s Scientific and Technological BILLING CODE 6560–50–P
oral and written comments and Achievement Awards Committee to
recommendations regarding the draft recommend to the Administrator the
EIS. The meetings will be recorded by recipients of the Agency’s 2006 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
a court reporter, and all statements Scientific and Technological AGENCY
(verbal and written) will become part of Achievement Awards.
[EPA–HQ–OAR–2006–0597; FRL–8204–5]
the Commission’s public record for the
DATES: August 21–23, 2006.
project. These meetings are posted on Proposed Approval of the Advanced
the Commission’s calendar located at ADDRESSES: This closed meeting will Mixed Waste Treatment Project’s
http://www.ferc.gov/EventCalendar/ take place at the U.S. Environmental Transuranic Waste Characterization
EventsList.aspx along with other related Protection Agency (EPA), Washington, Program at Idaho National Laboratory
information. DC.
Whether, or not you attend one of AGENCY: Environmental Protection
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Agency.
these meetings, you are invited to
Members of the public who wish to ACTION: Notice of availability; opening
submit written comments on the draft
obtain further information regarding this of public comment period.
EIS. Comments should be filed with
announcement may contact Ms. Vivian
Magalie R. Salas, Secretary, Federal
Turner, Designated Federal Officer, by SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection
Energy Regulatory Commission, 888
telephone: (202) 343–9697 or e-mail at: Agency (‘‘EPA’’ or ‘‘we’’) is announcing
First Street, N.E., Washington, DC
turner.vivian@epa.gov. the availability of, and soliciting public
20426. All comments must be filed by
The SAB mailing address is: U.S. EPA comments for 45 days on, the proposed
September 19, 2006, and should
Science Advisory Board (1400F), U.S. approval of the radioactive, transuranic
reference Project No. 2216–066.
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 (‘‘TRU’’) waste characterization program
Comments may be filed electronically implemented by the Advanced Mixed
via the Internet in lieu of paper. The Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.,
Washington, DC 20460. General Waste Treatment Project (‘‘AMWTP’’) at
Commission strongly encourages Idaho National Laboratory (‘‘INL’’). This
electronic filings. See 18 CFR information about the SAB as well as
any updates concerning the meeting waste is intended for disposal at the
385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and instructions on Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (‘‘WIPP’’) in
the Commission’s Web site at http:// announced in this notice, may be found
in the SAB Web site at: http:// New Mexico. In accordance with the
www.ferc.gov under the ‘‘e-Library’’ WIPP Compliance Criteria, EPA
link. www.epa.gov/sab/panels/
staa_rev_panel_fy2006-fy2009.htm. evaluated the AMWTP/INL’s
The Commission staff will consider characterization of TRU debris and solid
comments made on the draft EIS in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant waste from AMWTP/INL during an
preparing a final EIS for the project. to Section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory inspection conducted March 27–March
Before the Commission makes a Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. 2, 31, 2006. Using the systems and
licensing decision, it will take into and section (c)(6) of the Government in processes developed as part of the
account all concerns relevant to the the Sunshine Act, 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(6), Department of Energy’s (‘‘DOE’s’’)
public interest. The final EIS will be EPA has determined that the meeting Carlsbad Field Office (‘‘CBFO’’), EPA
part of the record from which the will be closed to the public. The verified whether DOE could adequately
Commission will make its decision. purpose of the meeting is for the SAB characterize TRU waste consistent with
For further information, contact Steve to recommend to the Administrator the the Compliance Criteria. The results of
Kartalia at (202) 502–6131 or at recipients of the Agency’s 2006 EPA’s evaluation of the AMWTP/INL
Stephen.Kartalia@ferc.gov. Scientific and Technological program and the proposed approval are
Magalie R. Salas, Achievement Awards. These awards are described in EPA’s inspection report,
Secretary. established to honor and recognize EPA which is available for review in the
employees who have made outstanding public dockets listed in ADDRESSES. We
[FR Doc. E6–12236 Filed 7–28–06; 8:45 am]
contributions in the advancement of will consider public comments received
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science and technology through their on or before the due date mentioned in
research and development activities, as DATES.
exhibited by publication of their results This notice summarizes the waste
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION in peer reviewed journals. This meeting characterization processes evaluated by
AGENCY is closed to the public because it is EPA and EPA’s proposed approval. As
[FRL–8204–3] concerned with selecting which required by 40 CFR 194.8, at the end of
employees are deserving of awards, a a 45-day comment period, EPA will
Science Advisory Board Staff Office personnel matter with privacy concerns, evaluate public comments received,
which is exempt from public disclosure finalize the report responding to the
Notification of an Upcoming Closed pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal relevant public comments, and issue the
Meeting of the Science Advisory Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 final report and an approval letter to
Board’s Scientific and Technological U.S.C. App. 2, and section (c)(6) of the DOE’s CBFO. Based on previous EPA
Achievement Awards Committee— Government in the Sunshine Act, 5 inspections and approvals, AMWTP/
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Closed Meeting U.S.C. 552b(c)(6). In accordance with INL is currently approved to dispose of
AGENCY: Environmental Protection the provisions of the Federal Advisory debris and solid waste at WIPP.
Agency (EPA). Committee Act, minutes of the meeting AMWTP/INL is permitted to continue
will be kept for Agency and waste characterization and disposal in
ACTION: Notice.
Congressional review. accordance with prior site approvals

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while EPA establishes a baseline copyrighted material, will be publicly public docket. Information so marked
approval. available only in hard copy. Publicly will not be disclosed except in
DATES: Comments must be received on available docket materials are available accordance with procedures set forth in
or before September 14, 2006. either electronically at 40 CFR part 2.
www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at 2. Tips for Preparing Your Comments.
ADDRESSES: Submit your comments,
the Air and Radiation Docket in the EPA When submitting comments, remember
identified by Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– Docket Center, (EPA/DC) EPA West, to:
OAR–2006–0597, by one of the Room B102, 1301 Constitution Ave., • Identify the rulemaking by docket
following methods: NW., Washington, DC. The EPA Docket number and other identifying
• www.regulations.gov: Follow the information (subject heading, Federal
Center Public Reading Room is open
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comments. through Friday, excluding legal • Follow directions—The agency may
• E-mail: to a-and-r-docket@epa.gov ask you to respond to specific questions
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• Mail: Air and Radiation Docket and
and the telephone number for the Air Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part
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Protection Agency, Mailcode: 6102T,
These documents are also available for • Explain why you agree or disagree;
1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW.,
review in hard-copy form at the suggest alternatives and substitute
Washington, DC 20460.
following three EPA WIPP informational language for your requested changes.
Instructions: Direct your comments to • Describe any assumptions and
Attn: Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OAR– docket locations in New Mexico: In
Carlsbad at the Municipal Library, provide any technical information and/
2006–0597. The Agency’s policy is that or data that you used.
Hours: Monday–Thursday, 10 a.m.–9
all comments received will be included • If you estimate potential costs or
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in the public docket without change and burdens, explain how you arrived at
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may be made available online at your estimate in sufficient detail to
phone number: 505–885–0731; in
www.regulations.gov, including any allow for it to be reproduced.
Albuquerque at the Government
personal information provided, unless • Provide specific examples to
Publications Department, Zimmerman
the comment includes information illustrate your concerns, and suggest
Library, University of New Mexico,
claimed to be Confidential Business alternatives.
Hours: Vary by semester, phone
Information (CBI) or other information • Explain your views as clearly as
number: 505–277–2003; and in Santa Fe
whose disclosure is restricted by statute. at the New Mexico State Library, Hours: possible, avoiding the use of profanity
Do not submit information that you Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., phone or personal threats.
consider to be CBI or otherwise number: 505–476–9700. As provided in • Make sure to submit your
protected through www.regulations.gov EPA’s regulations at 40 CFR Part 2, and comments by the comment period
or e-mail. The www.regulations.gov Web in accordance with normal EPA docket deadline identified.
site is an ‘‘anonymous access’’ system, procedures, if copies of any docket
which means EPA will not know your II. Background
materials are requested, a reasonable fee
identity or contact information unless may be charged for photocopying. DOE is developing the WIPP near
you provide it in the body of your Carlsbad in southeastern New Mexico as
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
comment. If you send an e-mail a deep geologic repository for disposal
comment directly to EPA without going Rajani Joglekar, Radiation Protection
of TRU radioactive waste. As defined by
through www.regulations.gov, your e- Division, Center for Federal Regulations,
the WIPP Land Withdrawal Act (LWA)
mail address will be automatically Mail Code 6608J, U.S. Environmental
of 1992 (Pub. L. 102–579), as amended
captured and included as part of the Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania
(Pub. L. 104–201), TRU waste consists
comment that is placed in the public Avenue, Washington, DC 20460;
of materials containing processes having
docket and made available on the telephone number: 202–343–9601; fax
atomic numbers greater than 92 (with
Internet. If you submit an electronic number: 202–343–2305; e-mail address:
half-lives greater than twenty years), in
comment, EPA recommends that you joglekar.rajani@epa.gov.
concentrations greater than 100
include your name and other contact SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
nanocuries of alpha-emitting TRU
information in the body of your I. General Information isotopes per gram of waste. Much of the
comment and with any disk or CD–ROM existing TRU waste consists of items
you submit. If EPA cannot read your A. What Should I Consider as I Prepare contaminated during the production of
comment due to technical difficulties My Comments for EPA? nuclear weapons, such as rags,
and cannot contact you for clarification, 1. Submitting CBI. Do not submit this equipment, tools, and sludges.
EPA may not be able to consider your information to EPA through On May 13, 1998, EPA announced its
comment. Electronic files should avoid www.regulations.gov or e-mail. Clearly final compliance certification decision
the use of special characters, any form mark the part or all of the information to the Secretary of Energy (published
of encryption, and be free of any defects that you claim to be CBI. For CBI May 18, 1998, 63 FR 27354). This
or viruses. For additional information information in a disk or CD ROM that decision stated that the WIPP will
about EPA’s public docket, visit the EPA you mail to EPA, mark the outside of the comply with EPA’s radioactive waste
Docket Center homepage at http:// disk or CD ROM as CBI and then disposal regulations at 40 CFR part 191,
www.epa.gov/epahome/dockets.htm. identify electronically within the disk or Subparts B and C.
Docket: All documents in the docket CD ROM the specific information that is The final WIPP certification decision
are listed in the www.regulations.gov claimed as CBI. In addition to one includes conditions that (1) prohibit
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index. Although listed in the index, complete version of the comment that shipment of TRU waste for disposal at
some information is not publicly includes information claimed as CBI, a WIPP from any site other than the Los
available, e.g., CBI or other information copy of the comment that does not Alamos National Laboratories (LANL)
whose disclosure is restricted by statute. contain the information claimed as CBI until the EPA determines that the site
Certain other material, such as must be submitted for inclusion in the has established and executed a quality

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assurance program, in accordance with characterizing TRU waste destined for the inspection, EPA also evaluated
§§ 194.22(a)(2)(i), 194.24(c)(3), and the disposal at WIPP. During the AMWTP’s use of the WIPP Waste
194.24(c)(5) for waste characterization inspection, the site demonstrates its Information System (‘‘WWIS’’) for
activities and assumptions (Condition 2 capabilities to characterize TRU waste(s) tracking the contents of CH TRU waste
of Appendix A to 40 CFR part 194); and and its ability to comply with the containers destined for disposal at
(2) (with the exception of specific, regulatory limits and tracking WIPP. This tracking ensures that the
limited waste streams and equipment at requirements under § 194.24. The volume emplaced in the WIPP
LANL) prohibit shipment of TRU waste baseline inspection can result in repository and characteristics of the
for disposal at WIPP (from LANL or any approval with limitations/conditions or emplaced wastes conform to the
other site) until EPA has approved the may require follow-up inspection(s) requirements of the WIPP LWA and the
procedures developed to comply with before approval. The approval must specific conditions of the WIPP
the waste characterization requirements specify what subsequent WC program Certification Decision.
of § 194.22(c)(4) (Condition 3 of changes or expansion should be During the inspection, EPA evaluated
Appendix A to 40 CFR part 194). The reported to EPA. The Agency is required the adequacy, implementation, and
EPA’s approval process for waste to assign Tier 1 (‘‘TI’’) and Tier 2 (‘‘T2’’) effectiveness of AMWTP/INL’s waste
generator sites is described in § 194.8. to the reportable changes depending on characterization activities. The Agency’s
In July 2004, EPA promulgated their potential impact on data quality. A evaluation focused on the individual
changes to the ‘‘Criteria for the T1 designation requires that the site components—equipment, procedures,
Certification and Recertification of the must notify EPA of proposed changes to and personnel training/experience of
Waste Isolation Pilot Plant’s Compliance the approved components of an the following waste characterization
with Disposal Regulations’’ (69 FR individual WC process (such as processes: acceptable knowledge
42571–42583, July 16, 2004). These radioassay equipment or personnel), (‘‘AK’’), nondestructive assay (‘‘NDA’’),
changes went into effect October 14, and EPA must also approve the change visual examination techniques (‘‘VET’’),
2004, which modified the EPA approval before it can be implemented. A WC visual examination/real-time
of waste characterization (‘‘WC’’) element with a T2 designation allows radiography (‘‘VE/RTR’’), load
programs at DOE’s TRU waste sites. the site to implement changes to the management, and the WWIS. The
These revisions provide equivalent or approved components of individual WC overall program adequacy and
improved oversight and better processes (such as visual examination effectiveness of AMWTP/INL was based
prioritization of technical issues in EPA procedures) but requires EPA on DOE-provided upper-tier documents.
inspections to evaluate WC activities at notification. The Agency may choose to EPA evaluated the waste
DOE WIPP waste generator sites, and inspect the site to evaluate technical characterization processes at AMWTP/
also offer more direct public input into adequacy before approval. EPA INL for specific CH TRU waste
the Agency’s decisions about what inspections conducted to evaluate T1 or categories, as follows:
waste can be disposed of at WIPP. They T2 changes are follow-up inspections • Acceptable knowledge (AK) and
do not modify the technical approach under the authority of § 194.24(h). In load management for CH retrievably-
that EPA has employed since the 1998 addition to the follow-up inspections, if stored and newly-generated TRU debris
WIPP Certification Decision. warranted, EPA may opt to conduct
Condition 3 of the WIPP Certification waste (S5000) and retrievably-stored
continued compliance inspections at solids (S3000)
Decision requires that EPA conduct TRU waste sites with a baseline
independent inspections at DOE’s waste • Visual examination technique
approval under the authority of
generator/storage sites of their TRU (VET) for CH newly-generated debris
§ 194.24(h).
waste characterization capabilities The revisions to the site inspection waste (S5000)
before approving their program and the and approval process outlined in § 194.8 • Visual examination (VE) as quality
waste for disposal at the WIPP. The require EPA to issue a Federal Register control (QC) check of real-time
revised inspection and approval process notice proposing the baseline radiography (RTR) and VE in lieu of
gives EPA greater (a) discretion in compliance decision, docket the RTR for CH retrievably-stored TRU
establishing technical priorities, (b) inspection report for public review, and debris waste (S5000) and solids (S3000)
ability to accommodate variation in the seek public comment on the proposed • RTR for CH retrievably-stored TRU
site’s waste characterization decision for a period of 45 days. The debris waste (S5000) and solids (S3000)
capabilities, and (c) flexibility in report must describe the WC processes • Nondestructive assay (NDA) and
scheduling site WC inspections. The EPA inspected at the site, as well as the WIPP Waste Information System
§ 194.8 changes require that EPA their compliance with § 194.24 (WWIS) for CH retrievably-stored and
conduct a baseline inspection at every requirements. newly-generated TRU debris waste
previously approved TRU site (such as (S5000) and retrievably-stored solids
AMWTP/INL). EPA expects that within III. Proposed Baseline Compliance (S3000) for Integrated Waste Assay
two years after the effective date of Decision System (IWAS) units Z–211–102 and
October 2004 most of the previously From March 27—March 31, 2006, –103, and CH retrievably-stored and
approved TRU sites (such as Hanford, EPA performed a baseline inspection of newly-generated TRU debris waste
Los Alamos CCP, and Savannah River TRU waste characterization activities of (S5000) only for IWAS units Z–390–100
Site CCP) will undergo EPA baseline DOE’s AMWTP at INL (EPA Inspection and –101
inspections. Following these No. EPA–AMWTP–03.06–8). • Debris waste that has been removed
inspections, the Agency will issue a The purpose of EPA’s inspection was from standard waste boxes and damaged
new baseline compliance decision for to verify that AMWTP is characterizing 55-gallon drums, repackaged in 55-
these sites. CH TRU retrievably-stored debris waste gallon drums for supercompaction
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As part of the baseline inspection, (S5000) and solid waste (S3000), as well Four NDA IWAS units were
EPA must evaluate each WC process as CH TRU newly-generated debris evaluated. IWAS units Z–211–102 and
component (equipment, procedures, and waste (S5000), from INL properly and in –103 were evaluated for characterizing
personnel training/experience) for its compliance with the regulatory debris (S5000) and solid (S3000) wastes.
adequacy and appropriateness in requirements at 40 CFR 194.24. During IWAS units Z–390–100 and 101 were

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evaluated for characterizing debris measurement uncertainty (‘‘TMU’’) by only CH retrievably-stored or newly-
(S5000) only. comparing the sample standard generated debris wastes in 55-gallon
In addition to reviewing individual deviation for a number of replicate containers.
components (namely, procedures, and measurements taken over several hours (4) VE as a QC check of the RTR
equipment) of each of the WC processes or days to the reported TMU. process for retrievably-stored debris and
(AK, NDA, VET, VE/RTR, load • The instrument provides solid wastes, including VE performed in
management, and the WWIS), the reproducible results over longer periods lieu of RTR.
Agency interviewed and reviewed of time, such as weeks or months, by
comparing the results of the replicate (5) The VET process for newly-
training records of personnel generated debris wastes.
responsible for compiling data, measurement(s) to the original reported
analyzing waste contents, operating values. (6) RTR for retrievably-stored S5000
equipment, and preparing data for EPA’s inspection team did not debris and S4000 solid wastes.
WWIS tracking. EPA also required identify any findings or concerns during (7) The WWIS for the purpose of data
radioassay replicate analysis on selected the inspection, and determined that transfer and tracking waste contents of
AMWTP/INL’s WC program activities debris and solid wastes including 100-
containers from the population of
were technically adequate. EPA is gallon overpack containers.
previously analyzed waste containers on
proposing to approve the AMWTP—INL
the same system or instrument for the As required by the new § 194.8
WC program in the configuration
two different waste categories. The revisions, EPA has assigned specific
observed during this inspection and
purpose of this replicate testing is to requirements for reporting changes to an
described in this report and in the
provide EPA with an independent approved waste characterization
checklists in Attachment A. This
means to verify that the radioassay program. As seen from the table below,
proposed approval includes the
equipment being assessed for approval Tier 1 changes require EPA approval
following waste characterization
can provide consistent, reproducible prior to implementation of the change
activities:
results for the determination of the (1) The AK and load management and may require EPA inspection to
quantity of 10 WIPP-tracked process for CH retrievably-stored TRU determine technical adequacy. Tier 2
radionuclides (241Am, 137Cs, 238Pu, debris and solids. changes may be implemented prior to
239Pu, 240Pu, 242Pu, 90Sr, 233U, (2) Two NDA systems (IWAS units Z– EPA approval; however, this type of
234U, and 238U) as well as TRU alpha 211–102 and Z–211–103) for assaying change must be reported to EPA
concentration. The results of the CH retrievably-stored or newly- quarterly. Any changes to WC activities
replicate analysis help EPA to generated debris and solid wastes in from the date of the baseline inspection
determine whether: both 55- and 85-gallon containers. must be reported to and, if applicable,
• The instrument produces results (3) Two NDA systems (IWAS units Z– approved by EPA, according to the
consistent with the reported total 390–100 and Z–390–101) for assaying following table:

TABLE 1.—PROPOSED TIERING OF TRU WC PROCESSES IMPLEMENTED BY AMWTP


[Based on March 28–30, 2006, Baseline Inspection]

WC process AMWTP WC process specific T1 AMWTP WC process specific T2 AMWTP general T2 changes*
elements changes changes*

AK including Load Any new waste category ...................... Waste Stream Profile Forms, including Changes to site procedures requiring
Management. Changes to WWIS algorithms specific updates or additions to waste approvals by the Carlsbad Field Of-
to load management. stream(s) within an approved waste fice (CBFO) and other changes as
category (see Section 8.1). discussed in Section 8.1 of this re-
Changes in load management status port.
of approved waste stream(s).
NDA ......................... New equipment or physical modifica- Changes to software for approved Changes to site procedures requiring
tions to approved equipment.** equipment (see Section 8.2). CBFO approvals and other changes
Changes to approved calibration range Changes to operating range(s) upon as discussed in Section 8.2 of this
for approved equipment (see Sec- CBFO approval. report.
tion 8.2).
RTR ......................... N/A ....................................................... New equipment or changes to ap- Changes to site procedures requiring
proved equipment. CBFO approvals and other changes
as discussed in Section 8.3 of this
report.
VE and VET ............ Changes in vendor performing VE and/ Addition of new waste category ........... Changes to site procedures requiring
or VET. Addition of new procedure or site CBFO approvals and other changes
equipment identifier. as discussed in Section 8.4 of this
report.
WWIS ...................... N/A ....................................................... N/A ....................................................... Changes to site procedures requiring
CBFO approvals and other changes
as discussed in Section 8.5 of this
report.
* Upon receiving EPA approval, AMWTP will report all T2 changes to EPA every three months.
** Modifications to approved equipment include all changes with the potential to affect NDA data relative to waste isolation, and exclude minor
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changes such as the addition of safety-related equipment.

EPA will notify the public of its (T1) and Tier 2 (T2) changes on the EPA WIPP–NEWS list (see Section 2.0,
evaluation results for proposed Tier 1 Web site and by sending e-mails to the below, for a brief discussion of tiering).

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All T1 changes that are submitted for Docket since the October 1992 these, and please provide your name,
approval before their implementation enactment of the WIPP LWA. your mailing address, and the document
will be evaluated by EPA and, upon Dated: July 11, 2006. title, ‘‘Air Quality Criteria for Lead;
approval, EPA will post the evaluation Barnes Johnson, Second External Review Draft,’’ (EPA/
results on the EPA Web site and the 600/R–05/144aB–bB) to facilitate
Acting Director, Office of Radiation and
WIPP–NEWS list, as described above. Indoor Air. processing of your request.
EPA will post T2 changes Comments may be submitted
[FR Doc. E6–12215 Filed 7–28–06; 8:45 am]
approximately every three months electronically via www.regulations.gov,
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beginning with the date of EPA’s by mail, or by hand delivery/courier.
approval of the TRU WC program Please follow the detailed instructions
implemented at AMWTP/INL. EPA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION provided in the SUPPLEMENTARY
expects the first report of T2 changes at INFORMATION section of this notice.
AGENCY
AMWTP/INL approximately three FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For
months from the FR notice [FRL–8204–6; Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–ORD– information on the public comment
accompanying this report. 2004–0018]
period, contact the Office of
The scope of the AMWTP baseline is Environmental Information Docket;
Draft Air Quality Criteria for Lead
based on EPA’s inspection of the WC telephone: 202–566–1752; or e-mail:
system of controls. EPA will not AGENCY: Environmental Protection ORD.Docket@epa.gov.
approve any changes to the AMWTP Agency (EPA). For technical information, contact
program until after EPA issues the ACTION: Notice of public comment Lori White, PhD., NCEA; telephone:
baseline approval. AMWTP is currently period on Revised Integrative Synthesis 919–541–3146; facsimile: 919–541–
approved to dispose of retrievably- Chapter and Executive Summary. 1818; or e-mail: white.lori@epa.gov.
stored and newly-generated debris SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
(S5000) and retrievably-stored solid SUMMARY: The EPA is announcing a
(S3000) wastes at the WIPP, and public comment period for revised I. Information about the Project/
AMWTP is permitted to continue WC Integrative Synthesis and Executive Document
and disposal in accordance with prior Summary chapters from the draft Section 108(a) of the Clean Air Act
site approvals during the period before document titled, ‘‘Air Quality Criteria directs the Administrator to identify
EPA approves the final baseline. for Lead; Second External Review Draft’’ certain pollutants that ‘‘may reasonably
(EPA/600/R–05/144aB–bB). The be anticipated to endanger public health
IV. Availability of the Baseline document was prepared by the National
Inspection Report for Public Comment and welfare’’ and to issue air quality
Center for Environmental Assessment criteria for them. These air quality
EPA has placed the report discussing within EPA’s Office of Research and criteria are to (accurately reflect the
the results of EPA’s inspection of Development. latest scientific knowledge useful in
AMWTP at INL in the public docket as EPA is releasing these draft chapters
indicating the kind and extent of all
described in ADDRESSES. In accordance solely for the purpose of seeking public
identifiable effects on public health or
with 40 CFR 194.8, EPA is providing the comment and for review by the Clean
welfare which may be expected from the
public 45 days to comment on these Air Scientific Advisory Committee
presence of [a] pollutant in the ambient
documents. The Agency requests (CASAC) via a teleconference meeting to
air* * *.’’ Under section 109 of the Act,
comments on the tiering designations be held on August 15, 2006 (time and
EPA is then to establish National
and the proposed approval decision. phone number to be specified in a
Ambient Air Quality Standards
EPA will accept public comment on this separate Federal Register notice). It
(NAAQS) for each pollutant for which
notice and supplemental information as does not represent and should not be
EPA has issued criteria. Section 109(d)
described in Section 1.B. above. The construed to represent any Agency
of the Act requires subsequent periodic
EPA will not make a determination of policy, viewpoint, or determination.
review and, if appropriate, revision of
compliance before the 45-day comment EPA will consider any public comments
existing air quality criteria to reflect
period ends. At the end of the public submitted in accordance with this
advances in scientific knowledge on the
comment period, EPA will evaluate all notice when revising the document.
effects of the pollutant on public health
relevant public comment and revise the DATES: The public comment period and welfare. EPA is also to revise the
inspection report as necessary. The begins on or about August 1, 2006, and NAAQS, if appropriate, based on the
Agency will then issue an approval ends August 15, 2006. Comments must revised criteria.
letter and the final inspection report, be received on or before August 15, Lead is one of six ‘‘criteria’’ pollutants
both of which will be posted on the 2006. for which EPA has established air
WIPP Web site. The letter of approval ADDRESSES: The revised Integrative quality criteria and NAAQS. On
will allow AMWTP to use the approved Synthesis and Executive Summary November 9, 2004 (69 FR 64926), EPA
TRU waste characterization processes to chapters from the draft ‘‘Air Quality formally initiated its current review of
characterize waste at INL. Criteria for Lead; Second External the criteria and NAAQS for lead,
Information on the certification Review Draft’’ will be available requesting the submission of recent
decision is filed in the official EPA Air primarily via the Internet on the scientific information on specified
Docket, Docket No. A–93–02 and is National Center for Environmental topics. A draft of EPA’s ‘‘Project Work
available for review in Washington, DC, Assessment’s home page under the Plan for Revised Air Quality Criteria for
and at the three EPA WIPP Recent Additions and Publications Lead’’ (NCEA–R–1465) was released on
informational docket locations in New menus at http://www.epa.gov/ncea. A January 7, 2005, for public comment (70
sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES

Mexico (as listed in ADDRESSES). The limited number of CD–ROM or paper FR 1439) and was discussed by the
dockets in New Mexico contain only copies will be available. Contact Ms. Clean Air Scientific Advisory
major items from the official Air Docket Diane Ray by phone (919–541–3637), Committee (CASAC) via a publicly
in Washington, DC, plus those fax (919–541–1818), or e-mail accessible March 28, 2005,
documents added to the official Air (ray.diane@epa.gov) to request either of teleconference consultation (70 FR

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