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National Advisory Committee for Acute Exposure Guideline Levels for Hazardous Substances; Notice of Public Meeting

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AGENCY:

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

A meeting of the National Advisory Committee for Acute Exposure Guideline Levels for Hazardous Substances (NAC/AEGL Committee) will be held on July 26-28, 2000, in Washington, DC. At this meeting, the NAC/AEGL Committee will address, as time permits, the various aspects of the acute toxicity and the development of Acute Exposure Guideline Levels (AEGLs) for the following chemicals: Acetonecyanohydrin; acrolein; acrylic acid; Agent GA (tabun): ethyl N,N-dimethylphosphoramidocyanidate; Agent GB (sarin): O-isopropyl methylphosphonofluoridate; Agent GD (soman): O-pinacolyl methylphosphonofluoridate; Agent GF: O-cyclohexyl-methylfluorophosphonate; Agent VX: O-ethyl S-(2-diisopropylaminoethyl) methyl-phosphonothiolate; allyl alcohol; boron trichloride; chlorine trifluoride; diborane; epichlorohydrin; ethyleneimine; ethylene oxide; furan; hydrogen cyanide; hydrogen fluoride; iso-butyronitrile; methacrylonitrile; methanol; peracetic acid; perchloromethyl mercaptan; phosgene; propionitrile; propyleneimine; propylene oxide; tetrachloroethylene; uranium hexafluoride; and xylene. There will also be a discussion of public comments as applicable and the setting of interim AEGL values for the following chemicals: Allylamine; cis- and trans-crotonaldehyde; cyclohexylamine; dimethyldichlorosilane; ethylenediamine; hydrogen chloride; iron pentacarbonyl; methyl isocyanate; methyltrichlorosilane; nickel carbonyl; phosphine; and 2,4- and 2,6-toluene diisocyanate. There may also be a discussion regarding any further National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council/Committee on Toxicology/AEGL Subcommittee comments on the NAC/AEGL Committee Standing Operating Procedures.

DATES:

A meeting of the NAC/AEGL Committee will be held from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on July 26; from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on July 27, 2000; and from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 28, 2000.

ADDRESSES:

The meeting will be held at the U. S. Department of Transportation, DOT Headquarters, Nassif Bldg., Rooms 8236-8240, 400 7th St., SW., Washington, DC (L'Enfant Center Metro stop). Visitors should bring a photo ID for entry into the building and should contact the Designated Federal Officer (DFO) to have their names added to a security entry list. Visitors must enter the building at the Southwest Entrance/Visitor's Entrance, 7th and E Sts. quadrant.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

For general information contact: Barbara Cunningham, Director, Office of Program Management and Evaluation, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (7401), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 554-1404 and TDD: (202) 554-055; e-mail address: TSCA-Hotline@epa.gov.

For technical information contact: Paul S. Tobin, DFO, Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances (7406), 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 260-1736; e-mail address: tobin.paul@epa.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. General Information

A. Does this Action Apply to Me?

This action is directed to the public in general. This action may be of particular interest to anyone who may be affected if the AEGL values are adopted by government agencies for emergency planning, prevention, or response programs, such as EPA's Risk Management Program under the Clean Air Act and Amendments Section 112r. It is possible that other Federal agencies besides EPA, as well as State agencies and private organizations, may adopt the AEGL values for their programs. As such, the Agency has not attempted to describe all the specific entities that may be affected by this action. If you have any questions regarding the applicability of this action to a particular entity, consult the DFO listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

B. How Can I Get Additional Information, Including Copies of this Document or Other Related Documents?

1. Electronically. You may obtain electronic copies of this document, and certain other related documents that might be available electronically, from the EPA Internet Home Page at http://www.epa.gov/​. To access this document, on the Home Page select “Laws and Regulations” and then look up the entry for this document under the “Federal Register—Environmental Documents.” You can also go directly to the Federal Register listings at http://www.epa.gov/​fedrgstr/​.

2. In person. The Agency has established an official record for this action under docket control number OPPTS-00296. The official record consists of the documents specifically referenced in this action, any public comments received during an applicable comment period, and other information related to this action, including any information claimed as Confidential Business Information (CBI). This official record includes the documents that are physically located in the docket, as well as the documents that are referenced in those documents. The public version of the official record does not include any information claimed as CBI. The public version of the official record, which includes printed, paper versions of any electronic comments submitted during an applicable comment period, is available for inspection in the TSCA Nonconfidential Information Center, North East Mall Rm. B-607, Waterside Mall, 401 M St., SW., Washington, DC. The Center is open from noon to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number of the Center is (202) 260-7099.

II. Meeting Procedures

For additional information on the scheduled meeting, the agenda of the NAC/AEGL Committee, or the submission of information on chemicals Start Printed Page 41664to be discussed at the meeting, contact the DFO listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

The meeting of the NAC/AEGL Committee will be open to the public. Oral presentations or statements by interested parties will be limited to 10 minutes. Interested parties are encouraged to contact the DFO to schedule presentations before the NAC/AEGL Committee. Since seating for outside observers may be limited, those wishing to attend the meeting as observers are also encouraged to contact the DFO at the earliest possible date to ensure adequate seating arrangements. Inquiries regarding oral presentations and the submission of written statements or chemical-specific information should be directed to the DFO.

III. Future Meetings

Another meeting of the NAC/AEGL Committee is tentatively scheduled for October 2000. The exact date, location of this meeting, and chemicals to be discussed will be published in a future Federal Register notice.

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Dated: June 28, 2000.

William H. Sanders III,

Director, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics.

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[FR Doc. 00-17074 Filed 7-5-00; 8:45 am]

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