Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Notice of teleconference meeting.
The Environmental Protection Agency's Environmental Laboratory Advisory Board (ELAB) will have a teleconference meeting on August 21, 2002, at 11 a.m. EDT to discuss the ideas, comments, and suggestions presented at the July 9 ELAB Open Forum and July 11 ELAB Meeting, as well as new business. Items to be discussed include: (1) Restructuring of the National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Conference (NELAC) to allow it to better serve the future needs of EPA, the States, and the private sector, (2) discussion of ELAB recommendations to EPA, (3) recommendations for increasing small laboratory participation in NELAC and (4) recommendations for increasing the number of States that are Accrediting Authorities. ELAB is soliciting input from the public on these and other issues related to the National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (NELAP) and the NELAC standards. Written comments on NELAP laboratory accreditation and the NELAC standards are encouraged and should be sent to Mr. Edward Kantor, DFO, PO Box 93478, Las Vegas, NV 89193, faxed to (702) 798-2261, or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 Edward Kantor at 702-798-2690 to obtain teleconference information. The number of lines 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.Start Signature
Dated: July 22, 2002.
J. Gareth Pearson,
Acting Director, Environmental Sciences Division, National Environmental Research Laboratory.
[FR Doc. 02-19227 Filed 7-29-02; 8:45 am]
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