[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 196 (Wednesday, October 10, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 61604-61605]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-24893]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0879; FRL-9363-5]


Exposure Modeling Public Meeting; Notice of Public Meeting

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: An Exposure Modeling Public Meeting (EMPM) will be held for 
one day on October 30, 2012. This notice announces the location and 
time for the meeting and sets forth the tentative agenda topics.

DATES: The meeting will be held on October 30, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 4 
p.m. Requests to participate in the meeting must be received on or 
before October 22, 2012.
    To request accommodation of a disability, please contact the person 
listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATON CONTACT, preferably at least 10 
days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to 
process your request.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Environmental Protection 
Agency, Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP), One Potomac Yard (South 
Building), Fourth Floor Conference Center (S-4370-80), 2777 S. Crystal 
Drive, Arlington, VA 22202.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Katrina White, Environmental Fate and 
Effects Division, Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental 
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-
0001; telephone number: (703) 308-4536; fax number:

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(703) 305-6309; email address: white.katrina@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. General Information

A. Does this action apply to me?

    You may be potentially affected by this action if you are required 
to conduct testing of chemical substances under the Toxic Substances 
Control Act (TSCA), the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), 
or the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). 
Since other entities may also be interested, the Agency has not 
attempted to describe all the specific entities that may be affected by 
this action. The following list of North American Industrial 
Classification System (NAICS) codes is not intended to be exhaustive, 
but rather provides a guide to help readers determine whether this 
document applies to them. Potentially affected entities may include:
     Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (NAICS code 
11).
     Utilities (NAICS code 22).
     Professional, scientific and technical (NAICS code 54).

 B. How can I get copies of this document and other related 
information?

    The docket for this action, identified by docket identification 
(ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0879, is available at http://www.regulations.gov or at the Office of Pesticide Programs Regulatory 
Public Docket (OPP Docket) in the Environmental Protection Agency 
Docket Center (EPA/DC), EPA West Bldg., Rm. 3334, 1301 Constitution 
Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001. The 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 OPP Docket is (703) 305-
5805. Please review the visitor instructions and additional information 
about the docket available at http://www.epa.gov/dockets.

II. Background

    On a biannual interval, an Exposure Modeling Public Meeting will be 
held for presentation and discussion of current issues related to 
modeling pesticide fate, transport, and exposure of risk assessment in 
a regulatory context. Meeting dates and abstract requests are announced 
through the ``empmlist'' forum on the LYRIS list server at https://lists.epa.gov/read/all_forums.

III. How can I request to participate in this meeting?

    You may submit a request to participate in this meeting to the 
person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Do not submit any 
information in your request that is considered CBI. Requests to 
participate in the meeting, identified by docket ID number EPA-HQ-OPP-
2009-0879, must be received on or before October 22, 2012.

IV. Tentative Topics for the Meeting

    1. Development and evaluation of the Pesticide Root Zone Model 
(PRZM) for estimating pesticide concentrations in groundwater.
    2. Status of Drinking Water intake Watershed PCA development 
exercise.
    3. RQ calculations for specific listed terrestrial mammals, birds, 
reptiles, and amphibians: Model Parameterization and Knowledge base 
Development.
    4. Standard Operating Procedure for calculating degradation 
kinetics.
    5. Aquatic exposure modeling using field studies.
    6. Rice modeling: A case study.
    7. Evaluation of a simplified SWAT model approach for prediction of 
insecticide concentrations in a small watershed in northwestern Oregon.
    8. iSTREEM[supreg]--a Web-based river chemical concentration 
estimation model.
    9. Development and validation of an approach for modeling 
pyrethroid insecticides in wastewater treatment processes.
    10. Monitoring and modeling the fate and transport of a pesticide 
metabolite from groundwater recharge to drinking water.
    11. Comparison of multiple source ground spray deposition curves 
for determination of buffers in simulation models.
    12. Using groundwater monitoring data to evaluate the Tier 1 use of 
drinking water exposure models.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Buffers, Degradation kinetics, Drinking 
water, Exposure assessment, Groundwater, Pesticide exposure model, 
PRZM, Pyrethroids, Rice model, SWAT, Watershed PCA.

    Dated: September 25, 2012.
Donald J. Brady,
Director, Environmental Fate and Effects Division, Office of Pesticide 
Programs.
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