[Federal Register Volume 64, Number 106 (Thursday, June 3, 1999)]
[Notices]
[Page 29866]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 99-14042]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[OPPTS-00271; FRL-6082-1]


National Advisory Committee for Acute Exposure Guideline Levels 
for Hazardous Substances; Notice of Public Meeting

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: A meeting of the National Advisory Committee for Acute 
Exposure Guideline Levels for Hazardous Substances (NAC/AEGL Committee) 
will be held June 14-16, 1999, in Washington, DC. At the meeting, the 
NAC/AEGL Committee will address, as time permits, the various aspects 
of the acute toxicity and the development of Acute Exposure Guideline 
Levels (AEGLs) for the following chemicals: Hydrogen sulfide, 
perchloromethyl mercaptan, tetrachloroethylene, and toluene. There will 
also be a discussion of the review and comment by the National Academy 
of Sciences/National Research Council Subcommittee on certain interim 
AEGL values previously published in the Federal Register issue of 
October 30, 1997 (62 FR 58840-58851) (FRL-5737-3). These chemicals 
include: Aniline, arsine, chlorine, 1,2-dichloroethylene, 1,1- and 1,2-
dimethyl hydrazine, fluorine, hydrazine, methyl hydrazine, and 
phosphine.

DATES: Meetings of the NAC/AEGL Committee will be held from 10 a.m. to 
5 p.m. on June 14, 1999; from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on June 15, 1999; and 
from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on June 16, 1999.

ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held in the Old Post Office Building, 
Room M09, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul S. Tobin, Designated Federal 
Officer (DFO), Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances 
(7406), 401 M St., SW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 
260-1736; e-mail address: tobin.paul@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. General Information

A. Does This Action Apply To Me?

     This action is directed to the public in general. This action may 
be of particular interest to anyone who may be affected if the AEGL 
values are adopted by government agencies for emergency planning, 
prevention, or response programs, such as EPA's Risk Management Program 
under the Clean Air Act and Amendments, section 112r. It is possible 
that other Federal agencies besides EPA, as well as State agencies and 
private organizations, may adopt the AEGL values for their programs. As 
such, 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 the person listed in the ``FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT'' 
section.

B. How Can I Get Additional Information, Including Copies of This 
Document or Other Related Documents?

    1. Electronically. You may obtain electronic copies of this 
document and certain other available documents from the EPA Internet 
Home Page at http://www.epa.gov/. On the Home Page select ``Laws and 
Regulations'' and then look up the entry for this document under the 
``Federal Register--Environmental Documents.'' You can also go directly 
to the Federal Register listings at http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/.
    2. In person. The Agency has established an official record for 
this action under docket control number OPPTS-00271. The official 
record consists of any documents that are specifically referenced in 
this action, any public comments that are received during an applicable 
comment period, and other information related to this action, including 
any information claimed as Confidential Business Information (CBI). 
This official record includes the documents that are physically located 
in the docket, as well as the documents that are referenced in those 
documents. The public version of the official record does not include 
any information claimed as CBI. The public version of the official 
record, which includes printed, paper versions of any electronic 
comments submitted during an applicable comment period, is available 
for inspection in the TSCA Nonconfidential Information Center, North 
East Rm. B-607, Waterside Mall, 401 M St., SW., Washington, DC. The 
Center is open from noon to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding 
legal holidays. The telephone number of the Center is (202) 260-7099.

II. Meeting Procedures

     For additional information on the scheduled meetings, the agendas 
of the NAC/AEGL Committee, or the submission of information on 
chemicals to be discussed at the meetings, contact the DFO listed under 
the ``FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT'' section.
     The meeting of the NAC/AEGL Committee will be open to the public. 
Oral presentations or statements by interested parties will be limited 
to 10 minutes. Interested parties are encouraged to contact the DFO to 
schedule presentations before the NAC/AEGL Committee. Since seating for 
outside observers may be limited, those wishing to attend the meetings 
as observers are also encouraged to contact the DFO at the earliest 
possible date to ensure adequate seating arrangements. Inquiries 
regarding oral presentations and the submission of written statements 
or chemical-specific information should be directed to the DFO.

III. Future Meetings

    Another meeting of the NAC/AEGL Committee is scheduled for 
September 14-16, 1999. The NAC/AEGL Committee is currently planning to 
address AEGL values for the following chemicals: Bromine, ethylene 
oxide, methylene chloride, methylisocyanate, oleum, Otto fuel II 
(propylene glycol dinitrate major component), sulfuric acid, sulfur 
trioxide, tetramethyl lead, trichloroethane, and trichloroethylene.

List of Subjects

     Environmental protection, Chemicals, Hazardous substances, Health.

    Dated: May 26, 1999.
Joseph A. Carra,
Director, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics.

[FR Doc. 99-14042 Filed 5-28-99; 3:16 pm]
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