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Tribal Pesticide Programs Council; Notice of Public Meeting

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AGENCY:

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

The Tribal Pesticide Program Council (TPPC), will hold a 2-day meeting, beginning on September 25, 2002, and ending on September 26, 2002. This notice announces the location and times for the meeting and sets forth the tentative agenda topics.

DATES:

The meeting will be held on September 25, 2002, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and September 26, 2002, from 9 a.m. to 5 p. m. On September 25 and 26 at 1:15 to 2:15 p.m., the Tribal caucus is closed to EPA and the general public.

ADDRESSES:

This meeting will be held at the Silver Star Hotel and Casino at Pearl River Resort, Highway 16 West, Choctaw, MS.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Georgia A. McDuffie, Field and External Affairs Division (7506C), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 401 M St., SW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (703) 605-0195; fax number: (703) 308-1850; e-mail address: mcduffie.georgia@epa.gov.

Lillian Wilmore, Tribal Pesticide Program Council Facilitator, P.O. Box 470829; Brookline Village, MA 02447-0829; telephone number (617) 232-5742; fax number: (617) 277-1656; e-mail address: naecology@aol.com.

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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, however, be of interest to Tribes with pesticide programs or pesticide interests. 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. If you have any questions regarding the applicability of this action to a particular entity, consult the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

B. How Can I Get Additional Information, Including Copies of this Document and 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,” “Regulations and Proposed Rules,” 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 ID number OPP-2002-0207. 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 Public Information and Records Integrity Branch (PIRIB), Rm. 119, Crystal Mall #2, 1921 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Arlington, VA, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The PIRIB telephone number is (703) 305-5805.

C. How and to Whom Do I Submit Comments?

You may submit comments through the mail, in person, or electronically. To ensure proper receipt by EPA, it is imperative that you identify docket ID number OPP-2002-0207 in the subject line on the first page of your response.

1. By mail. Submit your comments to: Public Information and Records Integrity Branch (PIRIB), Information Resources and Services Division (7502C), Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460.

2. In person or by courier. Deliver your comments to: Public Information and Records Integrity Branch (PIRIB), Information Resources and Services Division (7502C), Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP), Environmental Protection Agency, Rm. 119, Crystal Mall #2, 1921 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Arlington, VA. The PIRIB is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The PIRIB telephone number is (703) 305-5805.

3. Electronically. You may submit your comments electronically by e-mail to: opp-docket@epa.gov, or you can submit a computer disk as described above. Do not submit any information electronically that you consider to be CBI. Avoid the use of special characters and any form of encryption. Electronic submissions will be accepted in WordPerfect 6.1/8.0/9.0 or ASCII file format. All comments in electronic form must be identified by docket ID number OPP-2002-0207. Electronic comments may also be filed online at many Federal Depository Libraries. Start Printed Page 54185

D. How Should I Handle CBI that I Want to Submit to the Agency?

Do not submit any information electronically that you consider to be CBI. You may claim information that you submit to EPA in response to this document as CBI by marking any part or all of that information as CBI. Information so marked will not be disclosed except in accordance with procedures set forth in 40 CFR part 2. In addition to one complete version of the comment that includes any information claimed as CBI, a copy of the comment that does not contain the information claimed as CBI must be submitted for inclusion in the public version of the official record. Information not marked confidential will be included in the public version of the official record without prior notice. If you have any questions about CBI or the procedures for claiming CBI, please consult the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

E. What Should I Consider as I Prepare My Comments for EPA?

You may find the following suggestions helpful for preparing your comments:

1. Explain your views as clearly as possible.

2. Describe any assumptions that you used.

3. Provide copies of any technical information and/or data you used that support your views.

4. If you estimate potential burden or costs, explain how you arrived at the estimate that you provide.

5. Provide specific examples to illustrate your concerns.

6. Offer alternative ways to improve the notice or collection activity.

7. Make sure to submit your comments by the deadline in this notice.

8. To ensure proper receipt by EPA, be sure to identify the docket ID number assigned to this action in the subject line on the first page of your response. You may also provide the name, date, and Federal Register citation.

II. Tentative Agenda

This unit provides tentative agenda topics for the 2-day meeting.

1. TPPC State of the Council Report.

2. Presentation and questions and answers by EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs, Field and External Affairs Division.

3. Reports from Working Groups and TPPC participation in other meetings:

Environmental indicators, Tribal Strategy and FOSTTA, Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee, Report on the Western Regional Pesticide Conference, Certification and Training Advisory Group (CTAG), Water Quality and Pesticides Management, and Worker Protection.

4. Tribal caucus.

5. Reports from other Tribal organizations:

American Indian Environmental Office (AIEO), Tribal Operations Committee (TOC), Regional Tribal Operations Committee (RTOC), Intertribal Agricultural Council (IAC), and National Tribal Environmental Council (NTEC).

6. Homeland security.

7. Environmental Justice: Fish Consumption Report.

8. EPA's Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA) related issues.

i. Continuing issues reference.

ii. Data collections issues - Form 5700-33H.

9. Tribal caucus.

10. Section 18 and other Tribal authority issues.

11. Pesticide priorities for 2004 and 2005.

12. Updates from the Regional Offices.

13. EPA's Office of Prevention, Pesticides, and Toxic Substances (OPPTS) - Overview and subsistence issues focus.

14. Report on funding of special projects and water quality projects to Tribes and report from Blackfeet nation on their special project.

15. NAGPRA Working Group.

16. Federal Inspector credentials criteria.

17. Tribal code development: A panel discussion - with opportunity for questions.

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Dated: August 12, 2002.

 Anne E. Lindsay,

Director, Field and External Affairs, Office of Pesticide Programs.

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FR Doc. 02-20994 Filed 8-20-02; 8:45 am]

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