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7 / Tuesday, January 11, 2005 / Notices 1889

by mail at Office of Research and /cfpub2.epa.gov/ncea/raf/ Dated: January 5, 2005.


Development, Risk Assessment Forum recordisplay.cfm?deid=88903. Vanessa Vu,
(8601–D), 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Procedures for Providing Public Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff
Washington, DC 20460. Comments: It is the policy of the EPA Office.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Summary: Science Advisory Board (SAB) to accept [FR Doc. 05–500 Filed 1–10–05; 8:45 am]
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory written public comments of any length, BILLING CODE 6560–50–P
Committee Act, Public Law 92–463, and to accommodate oral public
Notice is hereby given that the Panel comments whenever possible. The SAB
will hold a public teleconference and ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Staff Office expects that public AGENCY
meeting to conduct a peer review of statements presented at SAB Metals
EPA’s Framework for Inorganic Metals
Risk Assessment Review Panel meetings [FRL–7860–4]
Risk Assessment. The dates and times
will not be repetitive of previously
for the teleconference and meeting are
provided above. submitted oral or written statements. Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff
Background: Background on the Oral Comments: In general, each Office; Notification of Upcoming
meeting described in this notice was individual or group requesting an oral Science Advisory Board Meeting
provided in a Federal Register Notice presentation at a face-to-face meeting
will be limited to a total time of ten AGENCY: Environmental Protection
published on July 29, 2004 (69 FR Agency (EPA).
45314–45315). EPA has been minutes (unless otherwise indicated). In
general, for teleconference meetings, ACTION: Notice.
undertaking an effort to develop cross-
Agency guidance for assessing the opportunities for oral comment will be SUMMARY: The EPA Science Advisory
human health and ecological hazards limited to no more than three minutes Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a
and risks of metals and metal per speaker and no more than fifteen public teleconference meeting to discuss
compounds. EPA developed the draft minutes total. Interested parties should the review of two draft SAB reports.
guidance document entitled, contact the DFO in writing (e-mail, fax DATES: January 26, 2005, 1–3 pm
‘‘Framework for Inorganic Metals Risk or mail—see contact information above) (Eastern Time).
Assessment,’’ to supplement previous by close of business January 19, 2004 in
ADDRESSES: The meeting for these
EPA guidance for use in site-specific order to be placed on the public speaker
risk assessments, criteria derivation, and reviews will be held by telephone only.
list for the teleconference, and by close
other similar Agency activities related to FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
of business January 24, 2004 in order to
metals. The guidance is organized be placed on the public speaker list for Members of the public who wish to
around the risk assessment paradigm. obtain further information regarding this
the face-to face meeting. Speakers
The document provides a conceptual teleconference meeting may contact Mr.
should bring at least 35 copies of their
model that highlights areas where Thomas O. Miller, Designated Federal
comments and presentation slides for Officer (DFO), U.S. EPA Science
consideration of metal-specific distribution to the participants and
information is necessary and Advisory Board via phone (202–343–
public at the meeting. Written 9982) or e-mail at miller.tom@epa.gov.
advantageous when conducting risk
Comments: Although the SAB Staff The SAB Mailing address is: U.S.
assessments. It outlines
Office accepts written comments until EPA, Science Advisory Board (1400F),
recommendations for conducting risk
assessment for metals and metal the date of the meeting (unless 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.,
compounds based on the unique otherwise stated), written comments Washington, DC 20460. General
attributes of these compounds. The should be received in the SAB Staff information about the SAB, as well as
guidance document also discusses Office at least seven business days prior any updates concerning the meeting
metal-specific issues related to to the meeting date so that the announced in this notice, may be found
environmental chemistry, exposure, comments may be made available to the on the SAB Web site at: http://
bioaccumulation and bioavailability, panel for their consideration. Comments www.epa.gov/sab.
ecological effects, and human health should be supplied to the DFO at the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The
effects. In addition, the guidance address/contact information noted purpose of this SAB telephone
discusses research underway, planned, above in the following formats: one hard conference meeting is to conduct a
and needed to reduce uncertainty in copy with original signature, and one public review and discussion of the two
metals risk assessment. electronic copy via e-mail (acceptable SAB draft reports; Review of EPA’s
The Panel will meet with Agency file format: Adobe Acrobat, Drinking Water Research Program
Program representatives by WordPerfect, Word, or Rich Text files in Multi-Year Plan 2003, and Advisory on
teleconference prior to the face-to-face IBM-PC/Windows 98/2000/XP format). the Office of Research and
meeting to discuss charge questions and Those providing written comments and Development’s Contaminated Sites and
ask clarifying questions about the who attend the meeting are also asked RCRA Multi-Year Plans. The focus of
Framework for Inorganic Metals Risk to bring 35 copies of their comments for the discussion will consider if: (i) The
Assessment. At the face-to-face meeting, public distribution. original charge questions to the SAB
the Panel will conduct a peer review of review panels have been adequately
the Framework for Inorganic Metals Meeting Accommodations: addressed in the draft reports, (ii) the
Risk Assessment. Individuals requiring special draft reports are clear and logical; (iii)
Availability of Meeting Materials: A accommodation to access the public the conclusions drawn, or
roster of Panel members, their meetings listed above should contact the recommendations made in the draft
biosketches, the charge to the SAB DFO at least five business days prior to reports, are supported by the body of the
panel, and the meeting agendas will be the meeting so that appropriate reports; and (iv) if there are any obvious
posted on the SAB Web site prior to the arrangements can be made. technical errors, omissions, or issues
meetings. EPA’s Framework for Metals that are inadequately dealt with in the
Risk Assessment may be found at: http:/ draft reports.

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Availability of Review Material for the ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION instructions as provided in Unit I.B. of
Board Meeting: Documents that are the AGENCY the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section.
subject of this meeting are available on FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms.
the SAB Web site at: http:// [EDOCKET ID No.: ORD–2004–0024; FRL–
Lorelei Kowalski, Designated Federal
7860–1]
www.epa.gov/sab/drrep.htm. Officer, via telephone/voice mail at
Procedures for Providing Public Board of Scientific Counselors, (202) 564–3408, via e-mail at
Comment: The SAB Staff Office accepts Executive Committee Meeting—Winter kowalski.lorelei@epa.gov, or by mail at
written public comments of any length, 2005 Environmental Protection Agency,
and accommodates oral public Office of Research and Development,
AGENCY: Environmental Protection Mail Code 8104–R, 1200 Pennsylvania
comments whenever possible. The SAB Agency (EPA). Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460.
Staff Office expects that public
ACTION: Notice of meeting. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
statements presented at SAB meetings
will not be repetitive of previously SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal I. General Information
submitted oral or written statements. Advisory Committee Act, Public Law Proposed agenda items for the
Oral Comments: In general, each 92–463, the Environmental Protection meeting include, but are not limited to:
individual or group requesting an oral Agency, Office of Research and Discussion of the BOSC’s review of
presentation at a teleconference meeting Development (ORD), gives notice of an ORD’s Coastal Condition Report; update
will usually be limited to no more than Executive Committee meeting of the on subcommittees for mercury and
three minutes per speaker and no more Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC). computational toxicology; update on
than fifteen minutes total. Interested DATES: The meeting will be held on program review subcommittees for
parties should contact the DFO noted Thursday, January 27, 2005 from 9:30 endocrine disruptors, global change,
above in writing via e-mail at least one a.m. to 5 p.m. Time has been allotted human health, particulate matter,
week prior to the meeting in order to be from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. for BOSC drinking water, and ecological; update
placed on the public speaker list for the members of seven subcommittees on the BOSC risk assessment workshop
meeting. Speakers should provide an (Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in February 2005; update on ORD
electronic copy of their comments for (EDCs), Global Change, Mercury, communications activities; briefing on
distribution to interested parties and Drinking Water, Human Health, ORD’s National Homeland Security
participants in the meeting. Written Particulate Matter, and Ecological) to Research Center (management and
Comments: Although written comments meet prior to the Executive Committee communications plans); National
are accepted until the date of the meeting. The meeting will continue on Academy of Science presentation on
meeting (unless otherwise stated), Friday, January 28, 2005 from 8:30 a.m. models in the regulatory decision
written comments should be received in to 1:30 p.m. All times noted are eastern process; update on EPA’s Science
the SAB Staff Office at least one week time. The meeting may adjourn early on Advisory Board activities; and future
prior to the meeting date so that the Friday if all business is finished. issues and plans (including the
comments may be made available to the Written comments, and requests for the Communications and Nomination
draft agenda or for making oral Subcommittees). The meeting is open to
committee for their consideration.
presentations at the meeting will be the public.
Comments should be supplied to the
accepted up to 1 business day before the Information on Services for the
DFO at the address/contact information meeting date. Handicapped: Individuals requiring
above in the following formats: one hard
ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at special accommodations at this meeting
copy with original signature, and one
the Key Bridge Marriott, 1401 Lee should contact Lorelei Kowalski,
electronic copy via e-mail (acceptable Designated Federal Officer, at (202)
Highway, Arlington, Virginia 22209.
file format: Adobe Acrobat, 564–3408, at least five business days
WordPerfect, Word, or Rich Text files Document Availability prior to the meeting so that appropriate
(in IBM–PC/Windows 98/2000/XP Any member of the public interested arrangements can be made to facilitate
format). in receiving a draft BOSC agenda or their participation.
Meeting Accommodations: making a presentation at the meeting
A. How Can I Get Copies of Related
Individuals requiring special may contact Ms. Lorelei Kowalski,
Information?
accommodation to access this Designated Federal Officer, via
teleconference meeting, should contact telephone/voice mail at (202) 564–3408, 1. Docket. EPA has established an
the DFO at least five business days prior via e-mail at kowalski.lorelei@epa.gov, official public docket for this action
to the meeting so that appropriate or by mail at Environmental Protection under Docket ID No. ORD–2004–0024.
arrangements can be made. Agency, Office of Research and The official public docket consists of the
Development, Mail Code 8104–R, 1200 documents specifically referenced in
Dated: January 5, 2005. Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., this action, any public comments
Vanessa T. Vu, Washington, DC 20460. received, and other information related
Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff In general, each individual making an to this action. Documents in the official
Office. oral presentation will be limited to a public docket are listed in the index in
[FR Doc. 05–502 Filed 1–10–05; 8:45 am] total of three minutes. The draft agenda EPA’s electronic public docket and
BILLING CODE 6560–50–P can be viewed through EDOCKET, as comment system, EDOCKET.
provided in Unit I.A. of the Documents may be available either
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. electronically or in hard copy.
Electronic documents may be viewed
Submitting Comments through EDOCKET. Hard copy of the
Comments may be submitted draft agenda may be viewed at the Board
electronically, by mail, or through hand of Scientific Counselors, Executive
delivery/courier. Follow the detailed Committee Meeting—Winter 2005

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