[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 217 (Wednesday, November 9, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Page 69736]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-29067]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-9489-4; Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2011-0738]


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

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of Public Comment Period Extension; Notice of Change in 
Date of Listening Session.

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SUMMARY: EPA announced a 60-day public comment period on September 30, 
2011, (76FR60825) for the external review draft human health assessment 
titled, ``Toxicological Review of Vanadium Pentoxide: In Support of 
Summary Information on the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)'' 
(EPA/635R-11/004A). EPA is extending the public comment period 30 days 
at the request of the Vanadium Producers and Reclaimers Association. 
EPA is also rescheduling the listening session to December 8, 2011. The 
draft assessment was prepared by the National Center for Environmental 
Assessment (NCEA) within the EPA Office of Research and Development 
(ORD). EPA has 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 30 days to end 
December 29, 2011. Comments should be in writing and must be received 
by EPA by December 29, 2011.
    The Listening Session on the draft IRIS assessment for vanadium 
pentoxide will be held on December 8, 2011, beginning at 9 a.m. and 
ending at 4 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, or when the last presentation 
has been completed. If you wish to attend the Listening Session, please 
register by December 1, 2011, following the detailed instructions under 
DATES provided in the previous Notice (76FR60825).

ADDRESSES: The draft ``Toxicological Review of Vanadium Pentoxide: 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 email, by mail, by facsimile, or by hand 
delivery/courier. Please follow the detailed instructions provided in 
the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of the previous Notice 
(76FR60825).
    Additional Information: For information on the docket, 
www.regulations.gov, or the public comment period, please contact the 
Office of Environmental Information (OEI) Docket (Mail Code: 28221T), 
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., 
Washington, DC 20460; telephone: (202) 566-1752; facsimile: (202) 566-
9744; or email: ORD.Docket@epa.gov.
    For information on the draft assessment, please contact Maureen 
Gwinn, National Center for Environmental Assessment (8601P), U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., 
Washington, DC 20460; telephone: (703) 347-8565; facsimile: (703) 347-
8689; or email: FRN_Questions@epa.gov.

    Dated: November 3, 2011.
Darrell A. Winner,
Acting Director, National Center for Environmental Assessment.
[FR Doc. 2011-29067 Filed 11-8-11; 8:45 am]
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