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Science Advisory Board; Air Toxics Research Strategy/Multi-Year Plan Review Panel; Notification of An Upcoming Public Meeting

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).




The EPA's Science Advisory Board (SAB) is announcing a public meeting of the Air Toxics Research Strategy/Multi-Year Plan Review (Panel) to conduct a review of the Agency's Air Toxics Research Strategy/Multi-Year Plan.


July 23-24, 2003—The public meeting for the SAB Panel will begin at 9 am and adjourn no later than 5:30 pm (Eastern Time) each day. The meeting agenda and final charge questions will be posted on the SAB Web site​sab/​agendas.htm one week before the meeting.


The public meeting of the Panel will be held at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 109 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709. The room number is C111-C for July 23 and C111-B for July 24. For further information concerning the public meeting, please contact Dr. James Rowe, Designated Federal Officer (DFO) (see contact information below).

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Any member of the public wishing further Start Printed Page 41133information regarding the public meeting may contact Dr. James Rowe, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), U.S. EPA Science Advisory Board (1400A), 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20460, telephone/voice mail: (202) 564-6488, Fax (202) 501-0582, or via e-mail at Requests to present oral comments must be in writing (e-mail, fax or mail) and received by Dr. Rowe no later than noon Eastern Time on July 18, 2003. General information about the SAB can be found in the SAB Web site at​sab.

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Summary: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, Notice is hereby given that the Panel will hold a public meeting to provide advice to the EPA on the Agency's Air Toxics Research Strategy and associated implementation plan (Multi-Year Plan). The dates and times for the meeting are provided above.

Background: Background on the Panel or the focus of the meeting described in this notice was provided in a Federal Register Notice published on April 30, 2003 (68 FR 23132-23133).

Availability of Meeting Materials: Copies of any available meeting materials, including a draft agenda, will be posted on the SAB Web site for this panel at:​sab/​panels/​atrsmyrprpanel.html approximately 10 days before the meeting.

Providing Oral or Written Comments at SAB Meetings: It is the policy of the EPA Science Advisory Board to accept written public comments of any length, and to accommodate oral public comments whenever possible. The EPA Science Advisory Board expects that public statements presented at its meetings will not be repetitive of previously-submitted oral or written statements. Oral Comments: In general, each individual or group requesting an oral presentation at a face-to-face meeting will be limited to a total time of ten minutes (unless otherwise indicated). For teleconference meetings, opportunities for oral comment will usually be limited to no more than three minutes per speaker and no more than fifteen minutes total. Deadlines for getting on the public speaker list for a meeting are given above. Speakers should bring at least 35 copies of their comments and presentation slides for distribution to the reviewers and public at the meeting. Written Comments: Although the SAB accepts written comments until the date of the meeting (unless otherwise stated), written comments should be received in the SAB Staff Office at least one week prior to the meeting date so that the comments may be made available to the committee for their consideration. Comments should be supplied to Dr. Rowe at the address/contact information noted above in the following formats: one hard copy with original signature, and one electronic copy via e-mail (acceptable file format: Adobe Acrobat, WordPerfect, Word, or Rich Text files (in IBM-PC/Windows 95/98 format)). Those providing written comments and who attend the meeting are also asked to bring 35 copies of their comments for public distribution.

Meeting Accommodations: Individuals requiring special accommodation to access the public meetings listed above, should contact Dr. Rowe at least five business days prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

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Dated: July 7, 2003.

Vanessa T. Vu,

Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office.

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[FR Doc. 03-17606 Filed 7-9-03; 8:45 am]