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Environmental Laboratory Advisory Board (ELAB) Meeting Date, and Agenda

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AGENCY:

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION:

Notice of teleconference meeting.

SUMMARY:

The Environmental Protection Agency's Environmental Laboratory Advisory Board (ELAB) will have a teleconference meeting on October 16, 2002, at 11 A.M. EDT to discuss the ideas, comments, and suggestions presented at the July 11 ELAB Meeting and the August 21 teleconference call, 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, and the upcoming November ELAB meeting in Santa Fe, New Mexico. 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, P.O. Box 93478, Las Vegas, NV 89193-3478, faxed to (702) 798-2261, or e-mailed to kantor.edward@epa.gov. 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.

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John G. Lyon,

Director, Environmental Sciences Division, National Environmental Research Laboratory.

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[FR Doc. 02-23472 Filed 9-13-02; 8:45 am]

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