[Federal Register Volume 69, Number 250 (Thursday, December 30, 2004)]
[Notices]
[Pages 78411-78412]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 04-28602]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[ORD-2004-0021; FRL-7856-5]


Board of Scientific Counselors, Mercury Subcommittee Meetings--
Winter 2005

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of meetings.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-
463, the Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and 
Development (ORD), gives notice of three meetings of the Board of 
Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Mercury Subcommittee.

DATES: Two conference call meetings will be held on: (1) Wednesday, 
January 19, 2005, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., and (2) Tuesday, March 29, 
2005, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. One face-to-face meeting will begin on 
Wednesday, February 23, 2005 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.), and conclude on 
Thursday, February 24, 2005 (9 a.m. to 12 p.m.). All times noted are 
eastern standard time. The meetings may adjourn early if all business 
is finished. Public comment on the Subcommittee will be accepted until 
March 28, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Conference Calls: Participation in the conference calls will 
be by teleconference only--meeting rooms will not be used. Members of 
the public who wish to obtain the call-in number and access code to 
participate in a teleconference meeting may contact Heather Drumm, 
Designated Federal Officer, via telephone/voice mail at (202) 564-8239, 
via e-mail at drumm.heather@epa.gov, or by mail at Environmental 
Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Mail Code 8104-
R, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460, by four work 
days prior to each conference call. Face-to-Face Meeting: The 
Subcommittee will meet face-to-face in Arlington, VA at the Holiday Inn 
Rosslyn at Key Bridge on Wednesday, February 23 and Thursday, February 
24. The Holiday Inn is located at 1900 N. Fort Myer Drive.

Document Availability

    Any member of the public interested in receiving a draft agenda 
for, or making a presentation at, one of the conference calls or the 
face-to-face meeting, may contact Heather Drumm, Designated Federal 
Officer, via telephone/voice mail at (202) 564-8239, via e-mail at 
drumm.heather@epa.gov, or by mail at Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Research and Development, Mail Code 8104-R, 1200 Pennsylvania 
Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460.
    In general, each individual making an oral presentation will be 
limited to a total of three minutes. Requests for the draft agendas or 
for making oral presentations at the conference calls or the face-to-
face meeting will be accepted up to 1 business day before each 
conference call/meeting date. The draft agendas can also be viewed 
through EDOCKET, as provided in Unit I.A. of the SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION section.

Submitting Comments

    Comments may be submitted electronically, by mail, or through hand 
delivery/courier. Follow the detailed instructions as provided in Unit 
I.B. of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. Written comments will be 
accepted up to 1 business day before the conference calls/meeting 
dates.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Heather Drumm, Designated Federal 
Officer, via telephone/voice mail at (202) 564-8239, via e-mail at 
drumm.heather@epa.gov, or by mail at Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Research and Development, Mail Code 8104-R, 1200 Pennsylvania 
Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. General Information

    Proposed agenda items for the conference calls include, but are not 
limited to: Charge questions, objective of program reviews, background 
on the U.S. EPA's Mercury research program, writing assignments, and 
planning for the face-to-face meeting. Proposed agenda items for the 
face-to-face meeting include, but are not limited to: Presentations by 
key EPA staff in the Mercury research program, writing the draft 
report, and presentation of the subcommittee's draft responses to the 
charge questions. The conference calls and face-to-face meeting are 
open to the public.
    Information on Services for the Handicapped: Individuals requiring 
special accommodations at this meeting should contact Heather Drumm, 
Designated Federal Officer, at (202) 564-8239 at least five business 
days prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made 
to facilitate their participation.

A. How Can I Get Copies of Related Information?

    1. Docket. EPA has established an official public docket for this 
action under Docket ID No. ORD-2004-0021. The official public docket 
consists of the documents specifically referenced in this action, any 
public comments received, and other information related to this action. 
Documents in the official public docket are listed in the index in 
EPA's electronic public docket and comment system, EDOCKET. Documents 
may be available either electronically or in hard copy. Electronic 
documents may be viewed through EDOCKET. Hard copies of the draft 
agendas may be viewed at the Board of Scientific Counselors, Mercury 
Meetings Docket in the EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), EPA West, Room

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B102, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. The EPA Docket 
Center Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday 
through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the 
Public Reading Room is (202) 566-1744, and the telephone number for the 
ORD Docket is (202) 566-1752.
    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 
EDOCKET. You may use EDOCKET 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. Once in the system, select 
``search,'' then key in the appropriate docket identification number.
    For public commenters, it is important to note that EPA's policy is 
that public comments, whether submitted electronically or in paper, 
will be made available for public viewing in EPA's electronic public 
docket as EPA receives them and without change, unless the comment 
contains copyrighted material, confidential business information (CBI), 
or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. When 
EPA identifies a comment containing copyrighted material, EPA will 
provide a reference to that material in the version of the comment that 
is placed in EPA's electronic public docket. The entire printed 
comment, including the copyrighted material, will be available in the 
public docket.
    Public comments submitted on computer disks that are mailed or 
delivered to the docket will be transferred to EPA's electronic public 
docket. Public comments that are mailed or delivered to the Docket will 
be scanned and placed in EPA's electronic public docket.

B. 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 identification number in the subject line on the 
first page of your comment. Please ensure that your comments are 
submitted within the specified comment period.
    1. Electronically. If you submit an electronic comment as 
prescribed below, EPA recommends that you include your name, mailing 
address, and an e-mail address or other contact information in the body 
of your comment. Also include this contact information on the outside 
of any disk or CD ROM you submit, and in any cover letter accompanying 
the disk or CD ROM. This ensures that you can be identified as the 
submitter of the comment and allows EPA to contact you in case EPA 
cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties or needs further 
information on the substance of your comment. EPA's policy is that EPA 
will not edit your comment, and any identifying or contact information 
provided in the body of a comment will be included as part of the 
comment that is placed in the official public docket, and made 
available in EPA's electronic public docket. If EPA cannot read your 
comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for 
clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your comment.
    i. EDOCKET. Your use of EPA's electronic public docket to submit 
comments to EPA electronically is EPA's preferred method for receiving 
comments. Go directly to EDOCKET at http://www.epa.gov/edocket, and 
follow the online instructions for submitting comments. To access EPA's 
electronic public docket from the EPA Internet home page, http://
www.epa.gov, select ``Information Sources,'' ``Dockets,'' and 
``EDOCKET.'' Once in the system, select ``search,'' and then key in 
Docket ID No. ORD-2004-0021. The system is an anonymous access system, 
which means EPA will not know your identity, e-mail address, or other 
contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment.
    ii. E-mail. Comments may be sent by electronic mail (e-mail) to 
ORD.Docket@epa.gov, Attention Docket ID No. ORD-2004-0021. In contrast 
to EPA's electronic public docket, EPA?s e-mail system is not an 
anonymous access system. If you send an e-mail comment directly to the 
docket without going through EPA's electronic public docket, EPA's e-
mail system automatically captures your e-mail address. E-mail 
addresses that are automatically captured by EPA's e-mail system are 
included as part of the comment that is placed in the official public 
docket, and made available in EPA's electronic public docket.
    iii. Disk or CD ROM. You may submit comments on a disk or CD ROM 
that you mail to the mailing address identified in Unit I.B.2. These 
electronic submissions will be accepted in WordPerfect or ASCII file 
format. Avoid the use of special characters and any form of encryption.
    2. By Mail. Send your comments to: U.S. Environmental Protection 
Agency, ORD Docket, EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), Mailcode: 28221T, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460, Attention Docket ID No. 
ORD-2004-0021.
    3. By Hand Delivery or Courier. Deliver your comments to: EPA 
Docket Center (EPA/DC), Room B102, EPA West Building, 1301 Constitution 
Avenue, NW., Washington, DC, Attention Docket ID No. ORD-2004-0021. 
(Note: This is not a mailing address). Such deliveries are only 
accepted during the docket's normal hours of operation as identified in 
Unit I.A.1.

    Dated: December 22, 2004.
Kevin Y. Teichman,
Director, Office of Science Policy.
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