[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 217 (Thursday, November 10, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 68446-68447]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-22376]



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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[Docket Number ORD-2005-0023; FRL-7995-7]


Board of Scientific Counselors, Global Change Subcommittee 
Meeting--Winter 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), announces a meeting via conference call of the Board 
of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Global Change Subcommittee. The 
conference call will focus on developing a consensus review document 
summarizing the findings of the Subcommittee's independent review of 
the Office of Research and Development's Global Change Research 
Program.

DATES: A teleconference call will be held on Tuesday, December 6, 2005, 
from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The meeting may adjourn 
early if all business is completed. Written comments, and requests for 
the draft agenda or for making oral presentations at the meeting will 
be accepted up to 2 business days before the meeting date.

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

Document Availability

    A draft agenda for the meeting will be available from Janet Gamble, 
whose contact information is listed under the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 
CONTACT section of this notice. 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 
at the conference call may contact Janet Gamble, whose contact 
information is listed under the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section 
of this notice. 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Janet Gamble, Designated Federal 
Officer, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and 
Development, Mail Code 8601N, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, 
DC, 20460; telephone and voice mail (202) 564-3387; fax (202) 564-2018; 
e-mail gamble.janet@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. General Information

    This notice announces a meeting of the BOSC Global Change 
Subcommittee. The purpose of the meeting is to finalize a consensus 
review draft document reflecting the BOSC Global Change Subcommittee's 
review of ORD's Global Change Research Program. The conference call is 
open to the public.
    Information on Services for Individuals with Disabilities: For 
information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, 
please contact Janet Gamble at (202) 564-3387 or gamble.janet@epa.gov. 
To request accommodation of a disability, please contact Janet Gamble, 
preferably at least 10 days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much 
time as possible to process your request.

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-2005-0023. 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 
agendas may be viewed at the Board of Scientific Counselors, Global 
Change Meetings 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 (ORD-2005-0023).
    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-2005-0023) 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

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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-2005-0023. 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-2005-0023. 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-2005-0023.
    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-2005-0023 
(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: November 3, 2005.
Kevin Y. Teichman,
Director, Office of Science Policy.
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