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                                          Petition for Waiver of Test Procedure. Please 
         Lintner, Regulatory Coordinator,                       hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30
                                          direct such comments and questions to Gary 
            Environmental Assistance Division                      p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding
                                          Nettinger, Director of Product Support at 
             (7408M), Office of Pollution Prevention                Federal holidays. The telephone number
                                          404–395–8333, by e-mail at 
                            and Toxics, Environmental Protection                   of the EPA/DC Public Reading Room is
                                , or by mail at 

                                          65 Millennial Ct., Lawrenceville, GA 30045. 

                                                                                                  Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW.,                   (202) 566–1744, and the telephone
                                                                                                  Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone                   number for the OPPT Docket is (202)

                                                                                                  number: (202) 564–1404; e-mail: TSCA-                  566–0280. Docket visitors are required
                                          Yoshinobu Inoue, 
                                                                   to show photographic identification,
                                          President; Daikin U.S. Corporation, 
                     For technical information contact:
                                          375 Park Avenue, Suite 3308, New York, NY 

                                                                                                                                                         pass through a metal detector, and sign
                                                                                                  Clive Davies, Design for the                           the EPA visitor log. All visitor bags are
                                                                                                  Environment Branch, Economics,                         processed through an X-ray machine
                                          [FR Doc. E7–12733 Filed 6–29–07; 8:45 am] 
             Exposure, and Technology Division                      and subject to search. Visitors will be
                                          BILLING CODE 6450–01–P                                  (7406M), Office of Pollution Prevention                provided an EPA/DC badge that must be
                                                                                                  and Toxics, Environmental Protection                   visible at all times in the building and
                                                                                                  Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW,                    returned upon departure. 2. Electronic
                                          ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION                                Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone                   access. You may access this Federal
                                          AGENCY                                                  number: (202) 564–3821; email:                         Register document electronically
                                                                                                                          through the EPA Internet under the
                                          [EPA–HQ–OPPT–2004–0122; FRL–8136–4]
                                                                                                  SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:                             ‘‘Federal Register’’ listings at http://
                                          Pollution Prevention through                                                                          All documents
                                                                                                  I. General Information                                 relating to this conference are available
                                          Nanotechnology Conference; Notice of
                                          Public Meeting                                          A. Does this Action Apply to Me?                       at
                                          AGENCY: Environmental Protection 
                         This action is directed to the public               II. Background
                                          Agency (EPA). 
                                         in general, and may be of particular
                                                                                                                                                         A. Pollution Prevention
                                          ACTION: Notice. 
                                       interest to those persons who
                                                                                                  manufacture, import, process, or use                      Pollution prevention is reducing or
                                          SUMMARY:    EPA is convening a                          nanoscale materials, especially to                     eliminating waste at the source by
                                          conference to better understand the                     prevent pollution. Representatives from                modifying production processes,
                                          benefits that nanotechnology can offer                  industry; non-governmental                             promoting the use of non-toxic or less-
                                          by preventing pollution, and to                         organizations concerned with the                       toxic substances, implementing
                                          encourage development of                                environment and human health;                          conservation techniques, and re-using
                                          nanotechnology that offers such                         academia; and government may all be                    materials rather than putting them into
                                          benefits. A multi-stakeholder Steering                  interested in attending.                               the waste stream.
                                          Committee has helped develop a scope                       Since many entities may be
                                                                                                                                                         B. Beneficial Characteristics
                                          and agenda for the conference. Through                  interested, the Agency has not
                                          a series of presentations and case                      attempted to fully describe all of the                    The unique and potentially useful
                                          studies, this conference will help inform               entities that may have an interest in this             properties of nanomaterials include
                                          subsequent research and                                 matter. If you have questions regarding                dramatically increased surface areas and
                                          commercialization of nanotechnology                     the applicability of this action to a                  reactivities, improved strength-weight
                                          and nanomaterials that promote                          particular entity, consult the technical               ratios, increased electrical conductivity,
                                          pollution prevention in an                              person listed under FOR FURTHER                        and changes in color and opacity.
                                          environmentally responsible manner.                     INFORMATION CONTACT.                                   Materials designed to take advantage of
                                          DATES: The conference will be held on
                                                                                                                                                         these properties are finding application
                                                                                                  B. How Can I Get Copies of this                        in a variety of areas, such as electronics,
                                          September 25 and 26, 2007 .                             Document and Other Related
                                             You may register for the conference                                                                         medicine, and environmental
                                                                                                  Information?                                           protection.
                                          on or before September 14, 2007. See
                                          also Unit IV. for additional registration                 1. Docket. EPA has established a                        This conference is focused on three
                                          information.                                            docket for this action under docket ID                 major areas of pollution prevention:
                                             To request accommodation of a                        number EPA–HQ–OPPT–2004–0122.                             • Products. Products that are less
                                          disability, please contact the person                   All documents in the docket are listed                 toxic, less polluting, and wear-resistant.
                                          listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATON                     in the docket’s index available at http://                • Processes. Processes that are more
                                          CONTACT, preferably at least 10 days
                                                                                         Although listed in                efficient and waste-reducing.
                                          prior to the conference, to give EPA as                 the index, some information is not                        • Energy and resource efficiency.
                                          much time as possible to process your                   publicly available, e.g., Confidential                 Processes and products that use less
                                          request.                                                Business Information (CBI) or other                    energy and fewer raw materials because
                                             Poster applications are due July 31,                 information whose disclosure is                        of greater efficiency.
                                          2007.                                                   restricted by statute. Certain other                      To emphasize the importance of the
                                                                                                  material, such as copyrighted material,                responsible development 1 of
                                          ADDRESSES:   The conference will be held                will be publicly available only in hard
                                          at the Holiday Inn Rosslyn at Key                       copy. Publicly available docket                          1 A Matter of Size: Triennial Review of the
                                          Bridge, 1900 Fort Myer Dr., Arlington,                  materials are available electronically at              National Nanotechnology Initiative, 2006, The
                                          VA 22209.                                     , or, if only                National Academies Press, ‘‘Responsible
                                             See Unit III. for poster application                                                                        Development’’, page 73, ‘‘...responsible
                                                                                                  available in hard copy, at the OPPT                    development of nanotechnology can be
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                                          submissions.                                            Docket. The OPPT Docket is located in                  characterized as the balancing of efforts to
                                             See Unit IV. for registration                        the EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC) at Rm.                  maximize the technology’s positive contributions
                                          submissions.                                            3334, EPA West Bldg., 1301                             and minimize its negative consequences. Thus,
                                                                                                                                                         responsible development involves an examination
                                          FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:               For      Constitution Ave., NW., Washington,                    both of applications and of potential implications.
                                          general information contact: Colby                      DC. The EPA/DC Public Reading Room                                                                Continued

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                                          35992                                   Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 126 / Monday, July 2, 2007 / Notices

                                          nanotechnology, conference speakers                                   prevention in the development and                         applications to the technical person
                                          and attendees are encouraged to apply                                 application of nanotechnology?                            listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
                                          ‘‘life-cycle thinking’’ as they make                                    Considerations:                                         CONTACT.
                                          presentations or attend conference                                      • What actions could be taken, and by
                                                                                                                whom?                                                     IV. How Can I Request to Attend this
                                          sessions. Life-cycle thinking involves
                                                                                                                  • What mechanisms, programs, or                         Conference?
                                          consideration of environmental and
                                          human health endpoints such as                                        associations could promote the research,                     You may register for the conference
                                          toxicity and exposure that occur over                                 development, and adoption of such                         electronically through EPA’s website, at
                                          the material’s life cycle. Design,                                    applications?                                    by
                                          production, use, and disposal are all                                   • What role can EPA programs play?                      September 14, 2007. Advance requests
                                          relevant to life-cycle thinking.                                      III. Call for Posters                                     will assist in planning adequate seating;
                                             The questions below are intended to                                                                                          however, members of the public may
                                                                                                                   Posters are an excellent forum for
                                          focus presentations and discussions at                                                                                          attend without prior registration. You
                                                                                                                authors to present informally, yet in a
                                          the conference. Answers to these                                                                                                may also submit a request to attend this
                                                                                                                highly visible fashion, their most recent
                                          questions could help guide subsequent                                                                                           conference to the technical person listed
                                                                                                                work regarding pollution prevention
                                          work in P2 through nanotechnology.                                                                                              under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
                                                                                                                through nanotechnology. A poster
                                             1. Which nanotechnologies show the                                                                                           CONTACT. Do not submit any information
                                                                                                                session provides an opportunity for
                                          greatest promise for preventing                                                                                                 in your request that is considered CBI.
                                                                                                                authors to directly communicate with
                                          pollution?                                                                                                                      Requests to attend the conference,
                                                                                                                participants of the conference and
                                             Considerations:                                                    engage in detailed one-on-one                             identified by docket ID number EPA–
                                             • This question should be viewed                                   discussions. Successful posters should                    HQ–OPPT–2004–0122, must be received
                                          through the lens of life-cycle thinking to                            reflect the goals of the Pollution                        on or before September 14, 2007.
                                          minimize the possibility of unintended                                Prevention through Nanotechnology
                                          consequences.                                                                                                                   List of Subjects Environmental
                                                                                                                Conference. We encourage you to
                                             • Which pollution prevention                                                                                                 protection, Chemicals, Pollution
                                                                                                                submit an entry for the poster session in
                                          applications are the most likely to find                                                                                        prevention, Nanotechnology, Nanoscale
                                                                                                                the area of nanotechnology products,
                                          real-world applications?                                                                                                        materials.
                                                                                                                nanotechnology processes, or
                                             • What barriers exist to the adoption                              nanotechnology energy/resource
                                          of nanotechnology-enabled pollution                                   efficiency. Posters with a focus on safer                   Dated: June 25, 2007.
                                          prevention applications?                                              chemistries through use of                                Charles M. Auer,
                                             2. What are the most promising areas                               nanotechnology are especially                             Director, Office of Pollution Prevention and
                                          of research on pollution prevention                                   encouraged. Because of space                              Toxics.
                                          applications of nanotechnologies?                                     constraints, a limited number of posters                  [FR Doc. E7–12764 Filed 6–29–07; 8:45 am]
                                             Considerations:                                                    will be accepted in each area. To submit                  BILLING CODE 6560–50–S
                                             • Which research areas could improve                               an entry for the poster session, please
                                          our understanding of the full life-cycle                              send a short description (less than one-
                                          of nanomaterials?                                                     page) of the poster you would like to                     FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS
                                             • How can the beneficial properties of                             display. The description should identify                  COMMISSION
                                          engineered products of nanotechnology                                 which category your poster fits within
                                          such as increased surface activity,                                   (products, processes, or efficient use of                 Deletion of Agenda Item From June 28,
                                          greater conductivity, improved strength-                              resources), how it responds to the                        2007, Open Meeting in Portland, Maine
                                          weight ratio, altered optical properties                              concepts raised in the three questions
                                          (changes in color or opacity), and flame                              listed above and how it addresses                         June 28, 2007.
                                          retardancy be used to improve materials                               responsible development, and whether                         The following item has been deleted
                                          and products and reduce the production                                environmental benefits can be                             from the Agenda scheduled for
                                          of pollutants at their source?                                        quantified, such as reduction of use of                   consideration at the June 28, 2007, Open
                                             3. What recommendations do                                         hazardous chemicals or energy or                          Meeting in Portland, Maine and
                                          conference participants have for                                      resource savings. Poster applications are                 previously listed in the Commission’s
                                          promoting and encouraging pollution                                   due July 31, 2007. Please submit poster                   Notice of June 21, 2007.

                                           Item                               Bureau                                                                                    Subject

                                            1     Media ..............................................................    Title: Implementation of Section 304 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996; Commercial
                                                                                                                             Availability of Navigation Devices; and Compatibility Between Cable Systems and Con­
                                                                                                                             sumer Electronics Equipment. (CS Docket No. 97–80, PP Docket No. 00–67).
                                                                                                                          Summary: The Commission will consider a Third Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
                                                                                                                             concerning proposed standards to ensure bidirectional compatibility of multichannel
                                                                                                                             video programming distribution systems and consumer electronics equipment.
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                                          It implies a commitment to develop and use                            and societal needs, while making every reasonable         effort to anticipate and mitigate adverse
                                          technology to help meet the most pressing human                                                                                 implications or unintended consequences.’’

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