[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 22 (Thursday, February 2, 2006)]
[Page 5664]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-1422]




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 January 18, 2006 at 1 p.m. E.T.; February 
15, 2006 at 1 p.m. E.T.; March 15, 2006 at 1 p.m. E.T.; April 19, 2006 
at 1 p.m. E.T.; and May 17, 2006 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 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 January 30, 2006 at the Westin Chicago River North in Chicago, 
Illinois from 9:30-12 C.T. and an open forum session on January 31, 
2006 also at the Westin Chicago River North in Chicago, Illinois at 
5:30 p.m. C.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. 
For information on access or services for individuals with 
disabilities, please contact Lara P. Autry at the number above. To 
request accommodation of a disability, please contact Lara P. Autry, 
preferably at least 10 days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much 
time as possible to process your request.

George M. Gray,
Assistant Administrator, Office of Research and Development.
[FR Doc. E6-1422 Filed 2-1-06; 8:45 am]