[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 169 (Wednesday, August 31, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 54228-54229]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-22288]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-9458-2; Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2009-0204]


Draft Toxicological Review of Acrylonitrile: 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.

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SUMMARY: EPA announced a 60-day public comment period on June 30,

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2011 (76 FR 38387) for the external review draft human health 
assessment titled, ``Toxicological Review of Acrylonitrile: In Support 
of Summary Information on the Integrated Risk Information System 
(IRIS)'' (EPA/635/R-08/013A). We are extending this notice 30 days at 
the request of the Acrylonitrile Group. The draft assessment was 
prepared by the National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) 
within the EPA Office of Research and Development (ORD). EPA is 
releasing 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 to end September 28, 
2011. Comments should be in writing and must be received by EPA by 
September 28, 2011.

ADDRESSES: The draft ``Toxicological Review of Acrylonitrile: 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, 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 Federal Register 
Notice (76 FR 38387).
    Additional Information: 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 Avenue, 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 Susan 
Rieth, National Center for Environmental Assessment, Mail Code: 8601P, 
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., 
Washington, DC 20460; telephone: (703) 347-8582; facsimile: (703) 347-
8689; or e-mail: FRN_Questions@epa.gov.

    Dated: August 24, 2011.
Darrell A. Winner,
Acting Director, National Center for Environmental Assessment.
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