[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 50 (Wednesday, March 16, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 12870-12871]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-5131]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[Docket Number ORD-2005-0005; FRL-7884-8]


Board of Scientific Counselors, Ecological Research Subcommittee

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), announces a meeting of the Board of Scientific 
Counselors (BOSC) Ecological Research Subcommittee.

DATES: A teleconference call meeting will be held on Friday, April 1, 
2005, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. All times noted are Eastern Standard Time. 
The meeting may adjourn early if all business is completed.

ADDRESSES: Conference calls: Participation in the conference call will 
be by teleconference only--meeting rooms will not be used. Members of 
the public may obtain the call-in number and access code for the 
teleconference meeting from Greg Susanke, whose contact information is 
listed under the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this 
notice.

Document Availability

    The draft agenda for the meeting is available from Greg Susanke, 
whose contact information is listed under the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 
CONTACT section of this notice. Requests for the draft agenda will be 
accepted up to 2 business days prior to the conference call/meeting 
date. The draft agenda also can be viewed through EDOCKET, as provided 
in Unit I.A. of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section.
    Any member of the public interested in making an oral presentation 
during the conference call may contact Greg Susanke, whose contact 
information is listed under the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section 
of this notice. Requests for making oral presentations will be accepted 
up to 2 business days prior to each conference call/meeting date. In 
general, each individual making an oral presentation will be limited to 
a total of three minutes.

Submitting Comments

    Written comments may be submitted electronically, by mail, or 
through hand delivery/courier. Follow the detailed instructions as 
provided in Unit I.B. of this section. Written comments will be 
accepted up to 2 business days prior to the conference call/meeting 
date.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Greg Susanke, Designated Federal 
Officer, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and 
Development, Mail Code 8104R, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, 
DC; telephone (202) 564-9945; fax (202) 565-2925; e-mail 
susanke.greg@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. General Information

    This notice announces a meeting of the BOSC Ecological Research 
Subcommittee. The purpose of the meeting is to evaluate EPA's 
Ecological Research Program. The proposed agenda item for the 
conference call includes, but is not limited to a discussion of the 
subcommittee's draft report. The conference call is open to the public.
    Information on Services for the Handicapped: Individuals requiring 
special accommodations at this meeting should contact Greg Susanke, 
Designated Federal Officer, at (202) 564-9945 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-2005-0005. 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 
are available either electronically or in hard copy. Electronic 
documents may be viewed through EDOCKET. Hard copies of the draft 
agenda may be viewed at the Board of Scientific Counselors, Ecological 
Research Subcommittee Docket in the EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), EPA 
West, Room 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.,

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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 
(ORD-2005-0005).
    For those wishing to make public comments, it is important to note 
that EPA's policy is that comments, whether submitted electronically or 
on 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 mailed or delivered to 
the docket will be transferred to EPA's electronic public docket. 
Written public comments 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 (ORD-2005-0005) 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 it allows EPA to contact you if further 
information on the substance of the comment is needed or if your 
comment cannot be read due to technical difficulties. 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 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-2005-0005. 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-2005-0005. 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 
mailed to the mailing address identified in Unit I.B.2. These 
electronic submissions will be accepted in Word, WordPerfect or rich 
text files. 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-2005-0005.
    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-2005-0005 
(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: March 10, 2005.
Kevin Y. Teichman,
Director, Office of Science Policy.
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