[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 225 (Wednesday, November 23, 2005)]
[Pages 70828-70829]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-23215]




Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of a Public 
Meeting of the Science Advisory Board

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a 
public meeting of the chartered SAB.

DATES: A public meeting of the EPA SAB will be held December 14, 2005 
from 1 p.m. to approximately 4 p.m. eastern time.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the U.S. EPA Headquarters in the 
Ronald Reagan International Trade Center, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., 
Washington, DC.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Members of the public who wish to 
obtain further information concerning this meeting may contact Mr. 
Thomas O. Miller, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), by mail at EPA SAB 
Staff Office (1400F), U.S. EPA, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., 
Washington, DC 20460; by telephone at (202) 343-9982; by fax at (202) 
233-0643; or by e-mail at: miller.tom@epa.gov. General information 
concerning the SAB can be found on the SAB Web site at: http://www.epa.gov/sab. Technical Contact: For questions and information 
concerning the draft SAB report that is to be reviewed during the 
meeting, contact Dr. Holly Stallworth, U.S. EPA, SAB Staff Office by 
telephone at (202) 343-9867, fax at (202) 233-0643, or e-mail at 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SAB: The SAB was established by 42 U.S.C. 
4365 to provide independent scientific and technical advice, 
consultation, and recommendations to the EPA Administrator on the 
technical basis for Agency positions and regulations. The SAB is a 
Federal advisory committee chartered under the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act (FACA), as amended, 5 U.S.C., App. The SAB will comply 
with the provisions of FACA and all appropriate SAB Staff Office 
procedural policies.
    Background: The purpose of this meeting will be to allow the Board 
to complete it Fiscal Year 2006 planning; to review at least one draft 
SAB Panel report, SAB Advisory on Superfund Benefits Analysis; and to 
receive a briefing by EPA representatives on recent activities 
associated with its March, 2004 staff paper, Risk

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Assessment Principles & Practices (EPA/100/B-04/001; available on the 
Web at http://www.epa.gov/osainter/pdfs/ratf-final.pdf).
    Any other topics to be discussed will be reflected in the meeting 
agenda that will be available on the SAB Web site, http://www.epa.gov/sab (under ``Meeting Agendas'') in advance of the meeting.
    Availability of Meeting Materials: Materials in support of this 
meeting will be placed on the SAB Web site at http://www.epa.gov/sab/ 
in advance of this meeting or are available as noted above.
    Procedures for Providing Public Comment: The SAB Staff Office 
accepts written public comments of any length, and will accommodate 
oral public comments whenever possible. The EPA SAB Staff Office 
expects the public statements presented at SAB meetings will not repeat 
previously-submitted oral or written statements. Oral Comments: 
Requests to provide oral comment must be in writing (e-mail or fax) and 
received by Mr. Miller no later than Wednesday, November 30, 2005 to 
reserve time on the December 14, 2005 meeting agenda. Opportunities for 
oral comments will be limited to five minutes per speaker. Written 
Comments: Written comments should be received in the SAB Staff Office 
by November 30, 2005 so that comments may be made available to the SAB 
for their consideration. Comments should be received by Mr. Miller in 
the following formats: one hard copy with original signature, and one 
electronic copy via e-mail (acceptable file format: Adobe Acrobat PDF, 
WordPerfect, Word, or Rich Text files (in IBM-PC/Windows 98/2000/XP 
format)). Those providing written comments and who attend the meeting 
are also asked to bring 35 copies of their comments for public 
    Meeting Access: For information on access or services for 
individuals with disabilities, please contact Mr. Thomas O. Miller at 
(202) 343-9982 or miller.tom@epa.gov. To request accommodation of a 
disability, please contact Mr. Miller, preferably at least ten days 
prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to process 
your request. Such accommodation is required by sections 504 and 508 of 
the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. 794 and 794d, EPA's 
implementing regulations, 40 CFR part 12, and the Federal standards for 
``Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility,'' 36 CFR part 
1194, which govern accessibility and accommodation in relation to EPA 
programs and activities, such as Federal Advisory Committee meetings.

    Dated: November 16, 2005.
Vanessa Vu,
Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office.
[FR Doc. 05-23215 Filed 11-22-05; 8:45 am]