[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 167 (Tuesday, August 28, 2012)]
[Page 52025]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-21212]

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Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Science Advisory 
Board; Exposure and Human Health Committee

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory 
Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference of the SAB 
Exposure and Human Health Committee to discuss its draft report 
concerning EPA's application of computational toxicology (CompTox) data 
in risk assessment.

DATES: The public teleconferences will be held on Monday September 24, 
2012 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time).

ADDRESSES: The teleconference will be conducted by telephone only.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public who wants 
further information concerning the meeting may contact Dr. Sue Shallal, 
Designated Federal Officer (DFO), EPA Science Advisory Board (1400R), 
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20460; via telephone/voice mail (202) 564-2057; fax 
(202) 565-2098; or email at shallal.suhair@epa.gov. General information 
concerning the SAB can be found on the SAB Web site at http://www.epa.gov/sab.



    Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended, 
5 U.S.C., App., notice is hereby given that the SAB Exposure and Human 
Health Committee (EHHC) will hold a public teleconference to discuss 
its draft response to the charge questions regarding the EPA 
computational toxicology program. The SAB was established pursuant to 
42 U.S.C. 4365 to provide independent scientific and technical advice 
to the Administrator on the technical basis for Agency positions and 
regulations. The SAB is a Federal Advisory Committee chartered under 
FACA. The SAB will comply with the provisions of FACA and all 
appropriate SAB Staff Office procedural policies.
    The SAB EHHC along with liaison members of the FIFRA Scientific 
Advisory Panel (SAP) held a public meeting on May 30-31, 2012 to 
receive a briefing on EPA's CompTox program and plans for advancing the 
application of CompTox data into the development of EPA risk 
assessments. The purpose of this public teleconference is for the 
Committee to discuss its draft report on this advisory activity. 
Additional background on this SAB advisory activity is provided in the 
Federal Register notice published on April 30, 2012 (Vol 77 FR 83: 
25479). The Committee's draft report will be posted on the SAB Web site 
prior to the teleconference.
    Availability of Meeting Materials: A meeting agenda, draft report, 
and other materials for the teleconferences will be placed on the SAB 
Web site at www.epa.gov/sab.
    Procedures for Providing Public Input: Public comment for 
consideration by EPA's federal advisory committees and panels has a 
different purpose from public comment provided to EPA program offices. 
Therefore, the process for submitting comments to a federal advisory 
committee is different from the process used to submit comments to an 
EPA program office. Federal advisory committees and panels, including 
scientific advisory committees, provide independent advice to EPA. 
Members of the public can submit relevant comments pertaining to the 
group conducting this advisory activity, EPA's charge, or meeting 
materials. Input from the public to the SAB will have the most impact 
if it consists of comments that provide specific scientific or 
technical information or analysis for the SAB to consider. Members of 
the public wishing to provide comment should contact the Designated 
Federal Officer for the relevant advisory committee directly. Oral 
Statements: In general, individuals or groups requesting an oral 
presentation at a public teleconference will be limited to five minutes 
per speaker. To be placed on the public speaker list for the September 
24, 2012 meeting, interested parties should notify Dr. Sue Shallal, 
DFO, by email no later than September 19, 2012. Written Statements: 
Written statements for these teleconferences should be received in the 
SAB Staff Office by the same deadlines given above for requesting oral 
comments. Written statements should be supplied to the DFO via email 
(acceptable file format: Adobe Acrobat PDF, MS Word, WordPerfect, MS 
PowerPoint, or Rich Text files in IBM-PC/Windows 98/2000/XP format). It 
is the SAB Staff Office general policy to post written comments on the 
Web page for the advisory meeting or teleconference. Submitters are 
requested to provide an unsigned version of each document because the 
SAB Staff Office does not publish documents with signatures on its Web 
sites. Members of the public should be aware that their personal 
contact information, if included in any written comments, may be posted 
to the SAB Web site. Copyrighted material will not be posted without 
explicit permission of the copyright holder.
    Accessibility: For information on access or services for 
individuals with disabilities, please contact Dr. Shallal at the phone 
number or email address noted above, preferably at least ten days prior 
to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to process your 

    Dated: August 20, 2012.
Thomas H. Brennan,
Deputy Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office.
[FR Doc. 2012-21212 Filed 8-27-12; 8:45 am]