[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 217 (Wednesday, November 10, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 69064-69065]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-28382]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-9224-6; Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2010-0540]


Draft Toxicological Review of Hexavalent Chromium: In Support of 
Summary Information on the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of Extension of Public Comment Period to December 29, 
2010.

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SUMMARY: EPA published a 60-day public comment period on September 30, 
2010 (75 FR 60454) for the external review draft human health 
assessment titled, ``Toxicological Review of Hexavalent Chromium: In 
Support of Summary Information on the Integrated Risk Information 
System (IRIS)'' EPA/635/R-10/004C. We are extending the public comment 
period 30 days at the request of the American Chemistry Council (ACC). 
The draft assessment was prepared by the National Center for 
Environmental Assessment (NCEA) within the EPA Office of Research and 
Development (ORD). EPA released this draft assessment solely for the 
purpose of pre-dissemination peer review under applicable information 
quality guidelines. This draft assessment has not been formally 
disseminated by EPA. It does not represent and should not be construed 
to represent any Agency policy or determination. After public review 
and comment, an EPA contractor will convene an expert panel for 
independent external peer review of this draft assessment. The public 
comment period and external peer review meeting are separate processes 
that provide opportunities for all interested parties to comment on the 
assessment. The external peer review meeting will be scheduled at a 
later date and announced in the Federal Register. Public comments 
submitted during the public comment period will be provided to the 
external peer reviewers before the panel meeting and considered by EPA 
in the disposition of public comments. Public comments received after 
the public comment period closes will not be submitted to the external 
peer reviewers and will only be considered by EPA if time permits.

DATES: The public comment period will be extended from November 29, 
2010 to December 29, 2010. Comments should be in writing and must be 
received by EPA by December 29, 2010.

ADDRESSES: The draft ``Toxicological Review of Hexavalent Chromium: In 
Support of Summary Information on the Integrated Risk Information 
System (IRIS)'' is available primarily via the Internet on the NCEA 
home page under the Recent Additions and Publications menus at http://www.epa.gov/ncea. A limited number of paper copies are available from 
the Information Management Team (Address: Information Management Team, 
National Center for Environmental Assessment (Mail Code: 8601P), U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., 
Washington, DC 20460; telephone: 703-347-8561; facsimile: 703-347-
8691). If you request a paper copy, please provide your name, mailing 
address, and the draft assessment title.
    Comments may be submitted electronically via http://www.regulations.gov, by e-mail, by mail, by facsimile, or by hand 
delivery/courier. Please follow the detailed instructions provided in 
the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of the previous notice (75 FR 
60454).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information on the docket, http://www.regulations.gov, or the public comment period, please contact the 
Office of Environmental Information (OEI) Docket (Mail Code: 2822T), 
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., 
Washington, DC 20460; telephone: 202-566-1752; facsimile: 202-566-1753; 
or e-mail: ORD.Docket@epa.gov.
    For information on the draft assessment, please contact Ted Berner, 
National Center for Environmental Assessment (8601P), U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., 
Washington, DC 20460; telephone: (703) 347-8583; facsimile: (703) 347-
8689; or e-mail: FRN_Questions@epa.gov.


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    Dated: November 2, 2010.
Darrell A. Winner,
Acting Director, National Center for Environmental Assessment.
[FR Doc. 2010-28382 Filed 11-9-10; 8:45 am]
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