[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 7 (Tuesday, January 11, 2005)]
[Pages 1889-1890]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-502]




Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office; Notification of 
Upcoming Science Advisory Board Meeting

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a 
public teleconference meeting to discuss the review of two draft SAB 

DATES: January 26, 2005, 1-3 pm (Eastern Time).

ADDRESSES: The meeting for these reviews will be held by telephone 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Members of the public who wish to 
obtain further information regarding this teleconference meeting may 
contact Mr. Thomas O. Miller, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), U.S. 
EPA Science Advisory Board via phone (202-343-9982) or e-mail at 
    The SAB Mailing address is: U.S. EPA, Science Advisory Board 
(1400F), 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460. General 
information about the SAB, as well as any updates concerning the 
meeting announced in this notice, may be found on the SAB Web site at: 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of this SAB telephone conference 
meeting is to conduct a public review and discussion of the two SAB 
draft reports; Review of EPA's Drinking Water Research Program Multi-
Year Plan 2003, and Advisory on the Office of Research and 
Development's Contaminated Sites and RCRA Multi-Year Plans. The focus 
of the discussion will consider if: (i) The original charge questions 
to the SAB review panels have been adequately addressed in the draft 
reports, (ii) the draft reports are clear and logical; (iii) the 
conclusions drawn, or recommendations made in the draft reports, are 
supported by the body of the reports; and (iv) if there are any obvious 
technical errors, omissions, or issues that are inadequately dealt with 
in the draft reports.

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    Availability of Review Material for the Board Meeting: Documents 
that are the subject of this meeting are available on the SAB Web site 
at: http://www.epa.gov/sab/drrep.htm.
    Procedures for Providing Public Comment: The SAB Staff Office 
accepts written public comments of any length, and accommodates oral 
public comments whenever possible. The SAB Staff Office expects that 
public statements presented at SAB meetings will not be repetitive of 
previously submitted oral or written statements. Oral Comments: In 
general, each individual or group requesting an oral presentation at a 
teleconference meeting will usually be limited to no more than three 
minutes per speaker and no more than fifteen minutes total. Interested 
parties should contact the DFO noted above in writing via e-mail at 
least one week prior to the meeting in order to be placed on the public 
speaker list for the meeting. Speakers should provide an electronic 
copy of their comments for distribution to interested parties and 
participants in the meeting. Written Comments: Although written 
comments are accepted until the date of the meeting (unless otherwise 
stated), written comments should be received in the SAB Staff Office at 
least one week prior to the meeting date so that the comments may be 
made available to the committee for their consideration. Comments 
should be supplied to the DFO at the address/contact information above 
in the following formats: one hard copy with original signature, and 
one electronic copy via e-mail (acceptable file format: Adobe Acrobat, 
WordPerfect, Word, or Rich Text files (in IBM-PC/Windows 98/2000/XP 
    Meeting Accommodations: Individuals requiring special accommodation 
to access this teleconference meeting, should contact the DFO at least 
five business days prior to the meeting so that appropriate 
arrangements can be made.

    Dated: January 5, 2005.
Vanessa T. Vu,
Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office.
[FR Doc. 05-502 Filed 1-10-05; 8:45 am]