[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 93 (Monday, May 16, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 25825-25826]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-9725]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EDOCKET ID No.: ORD-2005-0020; FRL-7913-1]


Board of Scientific Counselors, Executive Committee Meeting--
Summer 2005

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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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 an Executive Committee meeting of 
the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC).

DATES: The meeting will be held on Thursday, June 2, 2005 from 8:30 
a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The meeting will continue on Friday, June 3, 2005 
from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. All times noted are eastern time. The 
meeting may adjourn early on Friday if all business is finished. 
Written comments, and requests for the draft agenda or for making oral 
presentations at the meeting will be accepted up to 1 business day 
before the meeting date.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Wyndham Washington Hotel, 
1400 M Street, NW., Washington, DC 20005-2750.

Document Availability

    Any member of the public interested in receiving a draft BOSC 
agenda or making a presentation at the meeting may contact Ms. Lorelei 
Kowalski, Designated Federal Officer, via telephone/voice mail at (202) 
564-3408, via e-mail at kowalski.lorelei@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. The draft agenda can 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Lorelei Kowalski, Designated 
Federal Officer, via telephone/voice mail at (202) 564-3408, via e-mail 
at kowalski.lorelei@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 meeting include, but are not limited 
to: Discussion of draft reports from the program review subcommittees 
for human health and particulate matter/ozone; update on program review 
subcommittees for drinking water and global change; discussion of draft 
letter reports from the mercury and computational toxicology 
subcommittees; update on the BOSC risk assessment workshop held in 
February 2005; discussion of the implications of an ``open access'' 
policy for scientific publications; an update on EPA's Science Advisory 
Board activities; briefings on international activities and ORD's 
Management Multi-Year Plan; and future issues and plans (including the 
Communications and Nomination Subcommittees). The meeting is open to 
the public.
    Information on Services for the Handicapped: Individuals requiring 
special accommodations at this meeting should contact Lorelei Kowalski, 
Designated Federal Officer, at (202) 564-3408, 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-2005-0020. 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 copy of the draft agenda 
may be viewed at the Board of Scientific Counselors, Executive 
Committee Meeting--Summer 2005 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., 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

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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-2005-0020. 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-2005-0020. 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-2005-0020.
    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-2005-0020 
(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: May 10, 2005.
Kevin Y. Teichman,
Director, Office of Science Policy.
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