Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
The new Chemicals Information and Management Project, a component of the Forum on State and Tribal Toxics Action (FOSTTA), will meet June 28-29, 2001. This notice announces the location, times, and some tentative topics for the meeting. The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) and EPA's Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT) are co-sponsoring the meetings. As part of a cooperative agreement, NCSL facilitates ongoing efforts of the States and Tribes to identify, discuss, and address toxics-related issues, and to continue the dialogue on how Federal environmental programs can best be implemented.
The Chemicals Information and Management Project will meet June 28, Start Printed Page 326182001, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and June 29, 2001, from 8 a.m. to noon.
The meeting will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 1900 Diagonal Road, Alexandria, VA, 22314. The hotel is across from the King Street Metro Station.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
For general information contact: Barbara Cunningham, Acting Director, Environmental Assistance Division, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (7408), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 260-1761.
For technical information contact: George Hagevik, National Conference of State Legislatures, 1560 Broadway, Suite 700, Denver, CO 80202; telephone number: (303) 839-0273 and FAX: (303) 863-8003; e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Darlene Harrod, Environmental Assistance Division (7408), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 260-6904 and FAX: (202) 260-2219; e-mail address: email@example.com.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
I. Does this Notice Apply to Me?
This action is directed to the public in general. This action may, however, be of interest to all parties interested in FOSTTA and hearing more about the perspectives of the States on EPA programs and the information exchange regarding important issues related to human health and environmental exposure to toxics. Since other entities may also be interested, the Agency has not attempted to describe all the specific entities that may be affected by this action. However, in the interest of time and efficiency, the meetings are structured to provide maximum opportunity for State and EPA participants to discuss items on the predetermined agenda. At the discretion of the chair, an effort will be made to accommodate participation by observers attending the proceedings. If you have any questions regarding the applicability of this action to a particular entity, consult the technical people listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.
II. 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 NCSL Web site at http://www.ncsl.org/programs/esnr/fostta/fostta.htm. To access this document on the EPA Internet Home Page go to http://www.epa.gov and 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/FOSTTA.
2. Facsimile. Notify the persons listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT if you would like any of the documents sent to you via fax.
III. Purpose of Meeting
The Chemicals Information and Management Project will focus on EPA's ChemRTK program and will work to develop a coordinated effort involving Federal, State, and Tribal agencies. The scope of the project's discussions will include programs related to the collection, evaluation, and dissemination of chemical information, as well as data use, data integration, and chemical risk screening issues associated with these programs. The project will also consider, on an as needed basis, chemical issues which had been previously addressed with FOSTTA, such as community-based environmental protection, biotechnology, asbestos, and other durable fibers. The Chemicals Information and Management Project replaces the Chemical Management Project.
The tentative agenda items identified by the new Chemicals Information and Management Project are:
1. High Production Volume Challenge Program
2. Voluntary Children's Chemical Evaluation Programs
3. Other Topics as Appropriate
Stephen L. Johnson, Acting Assistant Administrator for the Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, and Dr. William H. Sanders III, Director, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, have been invited to speak.
IV. How Can I Request To Participate in this Meeting?
You may submit a request to participate in this meeting in the mail or electronically to the names under the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. Do not submit any information in your request that is considered Confidential Business Information. Your request must be received by EPA on or before June 26, 2001.Start List of Subjects
List of Subjects
- Environmental protection
Dated: June 7, 2001.
Acting Director, Environmental Assistance Division, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics.
[FR Doc. 01-15152 Filed 6-14-00; 8:45 am]
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