[Federal Register Volume 69, Number 178 (Wednesday, September 15, 2004)]
[Notices]
[Pages 55622-55623]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 04-20679]


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 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[OPPT-2002-0001]; FRL-7678-4]


National Pollution Prevention and Toxics Advisory Committee 
(NPPTAC); Notice of Public Meeting

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice:

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SUMMARY: Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. 
2 (Public Law 92-463), EPA gives notice of a 1 day meeting of the 
National Pollution Prevention and Toxics Advisory Committee (NPPTAC). 
The purpose of the NPPTAC is to provide advice and recommendations to 
EPA regarding the overall policy and operations of the programs of the 
Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT).

DATES: The meeting will be held on October 7, 2004 from 9:30 a.m. to 
4:30 p.m. Registration to attend the meeting, identified by docket ID 
number OPPT-2002-0001, must be received on or before September 21, 
2004. Registration will also be accepted at the meeting.
    Requests to provide oral comments at the meeting, identified as 
NPPTAC October 2004 meeting, must be received in writing on or before 
September 21, 2004.
    Written comments, identified as NPPTAC October 2004 meeting, may be 
submitted at any time. Written comments received on or before September 
21, 2004 will be forwarded to the NPPTAC members prior to or at the 
meeting.

ADDRESSES:  The meeting will be held at the Hilton Arlington and 
Towers, 950 N. Stafford Street, Arlington, Virginia, 22203.
     For address information concerning registration, the submission of 
written comments, and requests to present oral comments, refer to Unit 
I. of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For general information contact: Colby 
Lintner, Regulatory Coordinator, Environmental Assistance Division 
(7408M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental 
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-
0001; telephone number: (202) 554-1404; e-mail address: TSCA-
Hotline@epa.gov.
    For technical information contact: Mary Hanley, (7401M), Office of 
Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: 
(202) 564-9891; e-mail address: npptac.oppt@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. General Information

A. Does this Action Apply to Me?

    This action is directed to the public in general, and may be of 
particular interest to those persons who have an interest in or may be 
required to manage pollution prevention and toxic chemical programs, 
individuals, groups concerned with environmental justice, children's 
health, or animal welfare, as they relate to OPPT's programs under the 
Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and the Pollution Prevention Act 
(PPA). Since other entities may also be interested, the Agency has not 
attempted to describe all the specific entities that may be interested 
in the activities of the NPPTAC. If you have any questions regarding 
the applicability of this action to a particular entity, consult the 
person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

B. How Can I Get Copies of this Document and Other Related Information?

    1. Docket. EPA has established an official public docket for this 
action under docket identification (ID) number OPPT-2002-0001. The 
official public docket consists of the documents specifically 
referenced in this action, any public comments received, and other 
information related to this action. Although, a part of the official 
docket, the public docket does not include Confidential Business 
Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted 
by statute. The official public docket is the collection of materials 
that is available for public viewing at the EPA Docket Center, Rm. 
B102-Reading Room, EPA West, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, 
DC. The EPA Docket Center is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday 
through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The EPA docket center reading 
room telephone number is (202) 566-1744 and the telephone number for 
the OPPT Docket, which is located in EPA Docket Center, is (202) 566-
0280.
    2. Electronic access. You may access this Federal Register document 
electronically through the EPA Internet under the ``Federal Register'' 
listings at http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/.
    An electronic version of the public docket is available through 
EPA's electronic public docket and comment system, EPA Dockets. You may 
use EPA Dockets at http://www.epa.gov/edocket/ to submit or view public 
comments, access the index listing of the contents of the official 
public docket, and to access those documents in the public docket that 
are available electronically. Although, not all docket materials may be 
available electronically, you may still access any of the publicly 
available docket materials through the docket facility identified in 
Unit I.B.1. Once in the system, select ``search,'' then key in the 
appropriate docket ID number.

C. How and to Whom Do I Submit Comments?

     You may submit comments electronically, by mail, or through hand 
delivery/courier. To ensure proper receipt by EPA, identify the 
appropriate docket ID number OPPT-2002-0001, NPPTAC October meeting in 
the subject line on the first page of your comment.
    1. By mail. OPPT Document Control Office, Environmental Protection 
Agency, (7407M), 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20460-
0001.
    2. Electronically: At http://www.epa.gov/edocket/, search for OPPT-
2002-0001, and follow the directions to submit comments.
    3. Hand delivery/courier: OPPT Document Control Office in EPA East 
Bldg., Rm., M6428, 1201 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington DC.

II. Background.

     The proposed agenda for the NPPTAC meeting includes: The High 
Production Volume Challenge Program; Pollution Prevention, Risk 
Assessment; Risk Management; Risk Communication, and coordination with 
Tribes and other stakeholders. The meeting is open to the public.

III. How Can I Request to Participate in this Meeting?

     You may request to attend the meeting by filling out the 
registration form according to the instructions listed under Unit I.A. 
Please note that registration will assist in planning adequate seating; 
however, members of the public can register the day of the meeting. 
Therefore, all seating will be available on a first come, first serve 
basis.
    1. To register to attend the meeting: Pre-registration for the 
October 2004 NPPTAC meeting and requests for special accommodations may 
be made by visiting the NPPTAC web site at: http://www.epa.gov/oppt/
npptac/meetings.htm. Registration will also be available at the 
meeting. Special

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accommodations may also be requested by calling (202) 564-9891 and 
leaving your name and telephone number.
    2. To request an opportunity to provide oral comments: You must 
register first in order to request an opportunity to provide oral 
comments at the October 2004 NPPTAC meeting. To register visit the 
NPPTAC web site at: http://www.epa.gov/oppt/npptac/meetings.htm. 
Request to provide oral comments at the meeting must be submitted in 
writing on or before September 21, 2004, with a registration form. 
Please note that time for oral comments may be limited to 3 to 5 
minutes per speaker, depending on the number of requests received.
    3. Written comments. You may submit written comments to the docket 
listed under Unit I.B. Written comments can be submitted at any time. 
If written comments are submitted on or before September 21, 2004, they 
will be provided to the NPPTAC members prior to or at the meeting. If 
you provide written comments at the meeting, 35 copies will be needed.
    Do not submit any information that is considered CBI.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, NPPTAC, Pollution prevention, toxics, 
Toxic chemicals, Chemical health and safety.

    Dated: September 2, 2004.
Charles M. Auer,
Director, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics
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