Science Advisory Board Deliberations on Drinking Water by Tapisserie


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                                          scientific advisory committee. The                      and other materials for this CASAC                    (SAB) Staff Office announces two
                                          CASAC provides advice, information                      teleconference meeting will be posted                 meetings of the SAB Drinking Water
                                          and recommendations on the scientific                   on the SAB Web site at: http://                       Committee (DWC): A public
                                          and technical aspects of issues related to                      teleconference to discuss the
                                          air quality criteria and NAAQS under                    WebCASAC/recentadditions prior to the                 Waterborne Diseases—Measures to Link
                                          sections 108 and 109 of the Act. The                    teleconference meeting.                               Drinking Water Programs to Public
                                          CASAC is chartered under the Federal                       Procedures for Providing Public Input:             Health Outcomes (Measures) and a face-
                                          Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as                       Interested members of the public may                  to-face meeting to review Drinking
                                          amended, 5 U.S.C., App. The CASAC                       submit relevant written or oral                       Water Contaminant Candidate List 3
                                          Ozone Review Panel consists of the                      information for the CASAC Ozone                       (CCL3) Draft document.
                                          seven CASAC members supplemented                        Review Panel to consider the topics                   DATES: The SAB will hold the public
                                          by subject-matter-experts. The Panel                    included in this advisory activity and/               teleconference on April 2, 2008. The
                                          provides advice and recommendations                     or the group conducting the activity.                 teleconference will begin at 1 p.m. and
                                          to EPA concerning ground-level ozone                    Oral Statements: In general, individuals              end at 5 p.m. (Eastern Time). A face-to-
                                          and related photochemical oxidants in                   or groups requesting an oral                          face meeting will be held on April 23,
                                          ambient air. The Panel complies with                    presentation at a public teleconference               2008 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Eastern
                                          the provisions of FACA and all                          will be limited to three minutes per                  Time) and will continue on April 24,
                                          appropriate SAB Staff Office procedural                 speaker, with no more than a total of 30              2008 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Eastern
                                          policies.                                               minutes for all speakers. Interested                  Time).
                                             Section 109(d)(1) of the CAA requires                parties should contact Mr. Butterfield,
                                          that the Agency periodically review and                 DFO, in writing (preferably via e-mail),              ADDRESSES:   The April 2, 2008
                                          revise, as appropriate, the air quality                 by March 21, 2008, at the contact                     teleconference will be conducted by
                                          criteria and the National Ambient Air                   information noted above, to be placed                 phone only. The April 23–24, 2008 face-
                                          Quality Standards (NAAQS) for the six                   on the list of public speakers for this               to-face meeting will be held at the SAB
                                          ‘‘criteria’’ air pollutants, including                  teleconference meeting. Written                       Conference Center, 1025 F Street, NW.,
                                          ambient ozone. Pursuant to sections 108                 Statements: Written statements should                 Suite 3700, Washington, DC 20004.
                                          and 109 of the Act, EPA is in the                       be received in the SAB Staff Office by                FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any
                                          process of reviewing the ozone NAAQS,                   March 25, 2008, so that the information               member of the public wishing to obtain
                                          which the Agency most recently revised                  may be made available to the Panel for                general information concerning this
                                          in July 1997. The CASAC Ozone Review                    its consideration prior to this                       public teleconference or meeting should
                                          Panel last met in March 2007 to review                  teleconference meeting. Written                       contact Dr. Sue Shallal, Designated
                                          the Agency’s Final Ozone Staff Paper                    statements should be supplied to the                  Federal Officer (DFO), EPA Science
                                          and, in particular, to offer additional,                DFO electronically via e-mail                         Advisory Board (1400F), U.S.
                                          unsolicited advice to EPA on the                        (acceptable file formats: Adobe PDF, MS               Environmental Protection Agency, 1200
                                          chapters in this document concerning                    Word, WordPerfect, MS PowerPoint, or                  Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.,
                                          the primary (human health-related) and                  Rich Text files in IBM–PC/Windows 98/                 Washington, DC 20460; via telephone/
                                          secondary (welfare effects-related)                     2000/XP format).                                      voice mail: (202) 343–9977; fax: (202)
                                          Ozone NAAQS. The purpose of such                           Accessibility: For information on                  233–0643; or e-mail at:
                                          advice was to advise EPA as it                          access or services for individuals with      General
                                          developed its Proposed Rule for the                                                                           information concerning the EPA Science
                                                                                                  disabilities, please contact Mr.
                                          NAAQS for ozone. The CASAC’s letter                                                                           Advisory Board can be found on the
                                                                                                  Butterfield at the phone number or e-
                                          to the Administrator from that                                                                                SAB Web Site at:
                                                                                                  mail address noted above, preferably at
                                          teleconference review (EPA–CASAC–                                                                             sab.
                                                                                                  least ten days prior to the teleconference
                                          07–002, dated March 26, 2007) is posted
                                                                                                  meeting, to give EPA as much time as                                       The SAB
                                                                                                                                                        SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
                                          on the CASAC’s Web site at: http://
                                                                                                  possible to process your request.           was established by 42 U.S.C. 4365 to
                                 On June 20, 2007,
                                          EPA released the Proposed Rule for the                     Dated: March 5, 2008.                    provide independent scientific and
                                          NAAQS for Ozone.                                        Anthony F. Maciorowski,                     technical advice to the Administrator on
                                             The purpose of this teleconference                   Deputy Director, EPA Science Advisory Board the technical basis for Agency positions
                                          meeting is for the Panel to hold follow-                Staff Office.                               and regulations. The SAB is a Federal
                                          on discussions concerning the Final                     [FR Doc. E8–4826 Filed 3–10–08; 8:45 am]    Advisory Committee chartered under
                                          Rule for the NAAQS for ozone and,                       BILLING CODE 6560–50–P
                                                                                                                                              the Federal Advisory Committee Act
                                          prospectively, to offer additional,                                                                 (FACA), as amended, 5 U.S.C., App. The
                                          unsolicited advice to the EPA                                                                       SAB will comply with the provisions of
                                          Administrator on this final rule.                       ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION                    FACA and all appropriate SAB Staff
                                             Technical Contact: Any questions                     AGENCY                                      Office procedural policies. Pursuant to
                                          concerning the Agency’s Final Rule for                                                              the Federal Advisory Committee Act,
                                                                                                  [FRL–8540–6]                                Public Law 92–463, notice is hereby
                                          the NAAQS for ozone should be
                                          directed to Dr. David McKee, EPA Office                                                             given that the EPA SAB Drinking Water
                                                                                                  Science Advisory Board Staff Office;
                                          of Air Quality Planning and Standards                                                               Committee will hold a public
                                                                                                  Notification of a Public Teleconference
                                          (OAQPS), at phone: (919) 541–5288, or                                                               teleconference to provide a consultation
                                                                                                  and Face-to-Face Meeting of the
                                          e-mail:                                                                         on the Waterborne Diseases—Measures
                                                                                                  Drinking Water Committee
                                             Availability of Meeting Materials:                                                               to Link Drinking Water Programs to
                                          EPA’s Final Rule for the NAAQS for                      AGENCY: Environmental Protection 
          Public Health Outcomes document and
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                                          ozone will be posted on or before March                 Agency (EPA). 
                             a face-to-face meeting to review its Draft
                                          12, 2008 on the Agency’s ‘‘Ground-level                 ACTION: Notice. 
                           Drinking Water Contaminant Candidate
                                          Ozone—Regulatory Actions’’ Web site                                                                 List 3 document.
                                          at:                  SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection 
        Background: EPA’s Office of Water
                                          actions.html. A copy of the draft agenda                Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board 
 has requested that the SAB conduct a

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                                          consultation for its Waterborne                         WATER/2008/February/Day-21/                           EXPORT-IMPORT BANK OF THE
                                          Diseases—Measures to Link Drinking                      w3114.pdf. For questions and                          UNITED STATES
                                          Water Programs to Public Health                         information concerning the Agency’s
                                          Outcomes (Measures) and review its                      documents, please contact Ms. Valerie                 Sunshine Act Meeting
                                          Draft Drinking Water Contaminant                        Blank for Measures at 202–564–1720 or
                                          Candidate List 3 (CCL3) document.                                                                             ACTION: Notice of a partially open
                                                                                         Please contact
                                             Measures—EPA’s Office of Water                                                                             meeting of the Board of Directors of the
                                                                                                  Mr. Thomas Carpenter for CCL3 at 202–
                                          (OW) produced a draft Measure                                                                                 Export-Import Bank of the United
                                                                                                  564–4885 or                 States.
                                          Development Plan in October, 2004. The
                                          purpose of the plan is to develop long-                    Procedures for Providing Public Input:
                                          term measures that describe changes                     Interested members of the public may                  TIME AND PLACE: Thursday, March 13,
                                          over time of disease due to drinking                    submit relevant written or oral                       2008 at 9:30 a.m. The meeting will be
                                          water contamination or changes in the                   information for the Drinking Water                    held at Ex-Im Bank in Room 1143, 811
                                          occurrence of indicators of waterborne                  Committee to consider throughout the                  Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC
                                          disease. The objective of the measures is               advisory process. Oral Statements: In                 20571.
                                          to demonstrate the effectiveness of                     general, individuals or groups                        OPEN AGENDA ITEMS: Item No. 1: Local
                                          drinking water programs on epidemic                     requesting an oral presentation at a                  Cost Policy, OECD Rule Change. 

                                          and endemic, acute and chronic disease                  public SAB teleconference will be                     PUBLIC PARTICIPATION: The meeting will 

                                          related to microbes or other water                      limited to three minutes per speaker,                 be open to public participation for Item 

                                          contaminants. The SAB is being asked                    with no more than a total of one-half                 No. 1 only. 

                                          to comment on the effectiveness of this                 hour for all speakers. At the face-to-face            FURTHER INFORMATION: For further 

                                          plan to produce outcome measures.                       meeting, presentations will be limited to
                                             CCL3—The 1996 Safe Drinking Water                                                                          information, contact: Office of the 

                                                                                                  five minutes, with no more than a total               Secretary, 811 Vermont Avenue, NW., 

                                          Act amendments (SDWA) require EPA
                                                                                                  of one hour for all speakers. To be                   Washington, DC 20571 (Tele. No. 202–

                                          to (1) publish every five years a list of
                                          currently unregulated contaminants in                   placed on the public speaker list,                    565–3957). 

                                          drinking water that may pose risks (the                 interested parties should contact Dr. Sue
                                                                                                                                                        Howard A. Schweitzer,
                                          Contaminant Candidate List or ‘‘CCL’’),                 Shallal, DFO, in writing (preferably via
                                                                                                                                                        General Counsel.
                                          and (2) make determinations on whether                  e-mail), by March 26, 2008 for the
                                                                                                                                                        [FR Doc. 08–1005 Filed 3–6–08; 4:17 pm]
                                          or not to regulate at least five                        teleconference and by April 16, 2008 for
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                                          contaminants from that list on a                        the face-to-face meeting, at the contact
                                          staggered five year cycle. SDWA                         information noted above. Written
                                          requires EPA to publish a new list of                   Statements: Written statements should
                                          contaminants that are known or                          be received in the SAB Staff Office by                FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS
                                          anticipated to occur in public water                    March 26, 2008, so that the information               COMMISSION
                                          systems every five years. The first CCL                 may be made available to the SAB for
                                          (CCL1) was published or finalized on                    their consideration prior to the                      Notice of Public Information
                                          March 2, 1998 (63 FR 10273). CCL1 was                   teleconference or by April 16, 2008 for               Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the
                                          developed based on the review by                        their consideration prior to the face-to-             Federal Communications Commission,
                                          technical experts of readily available                  face meeting. Written statements should               Comments Requested
                                          information and contained 50 chemicals                  be supplied to the DFO via e-mail to
                                          and 10 microbial contaminants/groups.                                                                         March 4, 2008.
                                                                                         (acceptable file               SUMMARY: The Federal Communications
                                          EPA consulted with the scientific                       format: Adobe Acrobat PDF,
                                          community, including the Science                                                                              Commission, as part of its continuing
                                                                                                  WordPerfect, MS Word, MS PowerPoint,                  effort to reduce paperwork burdens,
                                          Advisory Board, on a process for
                                          developing the first CCL. The second                    or Rich Text files in IBM–PC/Windows                  invites the general public and other
                                          CCL (CCL2) was published on February                    98/2000/XP format).                                   Federal agencies to take this
                                          24, 2005 (70 FR 9071). CCL2 carried                        Accessibility: For information on                  opportunity to (PRA) of 1995 (PRA),
                                          forward the remaining 51 chemical and                   access or services for individuals with               Public Law No. 104–13. An agency may
                                          microbial contaminants listed on CCL1.                  disabilities, please contact Dr. Sue                  not conduct or sponsor a collection of
                                          The Agency is evaluating data and                       Shallal at (202) 343–9977 or                          information unless it displays a
                                          research on these chemicals and                To request                    currently valid control number. Subject
                                          microbes to make regulatory                             accommodation of a disability, please                 to the PRA, no person shall be subject
                                          determinations on the contaminants                      contact Dr. Shallal preferably at least ten           to any penalty for failing to comply with
                                          listed CCL2. The draft CCL3 includes 93                 days prior to the meeting, to give EPA                a collection of information that does not
                                          chemicals or chemical groups and 11                     as much time as possible to process                   display a valid control number.
                                          microbiological contaminants. The EPA                                                                         Comments are requested concerning (a)
                                                                                                  your request.
                                          is seeking comment from the SAB DWC                                                                           whether the proposed collection of
                                          on the draft CCL3, the approach used to                   Dated: March 5, 2008.                               information is necessary for the proper
                                          develop the list, and other specific                    Anthony F. Maciorowski,                               performance of the functions of the
                                          contaminants.                                           Deputy Director, EPA Science Advisory Board           Commission, including whether the
                                             Availability of Meeting Materials: The               Staff Office.                                         information shall have practical utility;
                                          meeting agendas and other materials                     [FR Doc. E8–4828 Filed 3–10–08; 8:45 am]              (b) the accuracy of the Commission’s
                                          including a link to the Office of Water’s                                                                     burden estimate; (c) ways to enhance
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                                          draft Measures document will be posted                                                                        the quality, utility, and clarity of the
                                          on the SAB Web Site at: (http://                                                                              information collected; and (d) ways to
                                 in advance of the                                                                            minimize the burden of the collection of
                                          meeting. The CCL3 draft can be found                                                                          information on the respondents,
                                          at:                                                                          including the use of automated

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