[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 129 (Thursday, July 7, 2005)]
[Pages 39273-39274]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-13274]




Environmental Laboratory Advisory Board (ELAB) Meeting Dates, and 

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION: Notice of teleconference meetings.


SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency's Environmental Laboratory 
Advisory Board (ELAB), as previously announced, will have 
teleconference meetings on July 20, 2005 at 1 p.m. e.t.; August 17, 
2005 at 1 p.m. e.t.; September 21, 2005 at 1 p.m. e.t.; October 19, 
2005 at 1 p.m. e.t.; and November 16, 2005 at 1 p.m. e.t. to discuss 
the ideas and views presented at the previous ELAB meetings, as well as 
new business. Items to be discussed by

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ELAB over these coming meetings include: (1) Expanding the number of 
laboratories seeking National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation 
Conference (NELAC) accreditation; (2) homeland security issues 
affecting the laboratory community; (3) ELAB support to the Agency's 
Forum on Environmental Measurements (FEM); (4) implementing the 
performance approach; (5) increasing state participation in NELAC; and 
(6) follow-up on some of ELAB's past recommendations and issues. In 
addition to these teleconferences, ELAB will be hosting their next 
face-to-face meeting on July 25, 2005 at the Wyndham City Center Hotel 
in Washington, DC from 8:30-11:30 a.m. e.t. and an open forum session 
on August 9, 2005 at the Sheraton Capital Center in Raleigh, North 
Carolina at 5:30 p.m. e.t.
    Written comments on laboratory accreditation issues and/or 
environmental monitoring issues are encouraged and should be sent to 
Ms. Lara P. Autry, DFO, U.S. EPA (E243-05), 109 T. W. Alexander Drive, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, faxed to (919) 541-4261, or e-mailed 
to autry.lara@epa.gov. Members of the public are invited to listen to 
the teleconference calls, and time permitting, will be allowed to 
comment on issues discussed during this and previous ELAB meetings. 
Those persons interested in attending should call Lara P. Autry at 
(919) 541-5544 to obtain teleconference information. The number of 
lines for the teleconferences, however, are limited and will be 
distributed on a first come, first serve basis. Preference will be 
given to a group wishing to attend over a request from an individual.

Elizabeth A. Wonkavich,
Acting Assistant Administrator, Office of Research and Development.
[FR Doc. 05-13274 Filed 7-6-05; 8:45 am]