[Federal Register Volume 64, Number 191 (Monday, October 4, 1999)]
[Page 53676]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 99-25713]




Science Advisory Board; Notification of Public Advisory Committee 

    Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, 
notice is hereby given that the Chloroform Risk Assessment Review 
Subcommittee (CRARS) of the Science Advisory Board's (SAB) Executive 
Committee will meet on Wednesday and Thursday, October 27-28, 1999, at 
the Holiday Inn Georgetown, 2101 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Washington, DC 
20007. The hotel telephone number is 202-338-4600. The meeting will 
begin at 9:00 am and end no later than 5:30 pm on each day (All times 
noted are Eastern Time). The meeting is open to the public, however, 
seating is limited and available on a first come basis.

Purpose of the Meeting

    The CRARS is meeting to provide advice and comment to EPA on the 
Office of Water's Draft Health Risk Assessment/Characterization of the 
Drinking Water Disinfection Byproduct Chloroform. The overall purpose 
of the Subcommittee's review is to determine if significant changes 
need to be made to the risk assessment before it is finalized. The 
Subcommittee will also address specifically the risk assessment's 
conclusions as to a chloroform's mode of action; the strength of the 
analyses supporting the choice of a nonlinear approach to dose-
response; and the adequacy (given the data available) of the assessment 
of children's risk from exposure to chloroform in drinking water. The 
complete draft Charge for this meeting will be posted on the SAB 
Website (http://www.epa.gov/sab) by September 30, 1999.

Availability of Review Materials

    Copies of EPA primary background documents for the meeting may be 
obtained by contacting Ms. Arleen Plunkett (4304), Environmental 
Protection Agency, 401 M St., SW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone: 
(202) 260-5389; or via e-mail to: [email protected]. These 
documents are not available from the SAB. Anyone desiring additional 
information on the substantive issues to be addressed should also 
contact Ms. Plunkett as noted above.
    For further information contact: Members of the public desiring 
additional information about the conduct of the public meeting itself 
should contact Mr. Samuel Rondberg, (1400A), Designated Federal 
Officer, CRARS, Science Advisory Board, U.S. EPA, 401 M Street, SW, 
Washington, DC 20460; telephone/voice mail at (301) 812-2560; fax at 
(410) 286-2689; or via e-mail at [email protected]. A copy of the 
draft agenda will be available on the SAB Website (http://www.epa.gov/
sab) or upon request from Ms. Dorothy Clark at (202) 564-4537, or by 
FAX at (202) 501-0582 or via e-mail at [email protected] no later 
than October 8, 1999.
    Members of the public who wish to make a brief oral presentation to 
the Committee must contact Mr. Rondberg in writing (by letter, or by e-
mail--see previously stated information) no later than 12 noon Eastern 
Time, October 18, 1999 in order to be included on the Agenda. These 
oral comments will be limited to ten minutes per speaker or 
organization. The request should identify the name of the individual 
making the presentation, the organization (if any) they will represent, 
any requirements for audio visual equipment (e.g., overhead projector, 
35 mm projector, chalkboard, etc.), and include at least 35 copies of 
an outline of the issues to be addressed, or of the presentation 

Providing Oral or Written Comments at SAB Meetings

    The Science Advisory Board expects that public statements presented 
at its meetings will not be repetitive of previously submitted oral or 
written statements. In general, each individual or group making an oral 
presentation will be limited to a total time of ten minutes. Written 
comments (at least 35 copies) received in the SAB Staff Office 
sufficiently prior to a meeting date (usually one week before the 
meeting), may be mailed to the relevant SAB committee or subcommittee; 
comments received too close to the meeting date will normally provided 
to the committee at its meeting, or mailed soon after receipt by the 
Agency. Written comments may be provided to the relevant committee or 
subcommittee up until the time of the meeting.
    Additional information concerning the Science Advisory Board, its 
structure, function, and composition, may be found on the SAB Website 
(http://www.epa.gov/sab) and in the Annual Report of the Staff Director 
which is available from the SAB Publications Staff at (202) 564-4533 or 
via fax at (202) 501-0256.

Meeting Access

    Individuals requiring special accommodation at this meeting, 
including wheelchair access, should contact the DFO at least five 
business days prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can 
be made.

    Dated: September 28, 1999.
Donald G. Barnes,
Staff Director, Science Advisory Board.
[FR Doc. 99-25713 Filed 10-1-99; 8:45 am]