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Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of an Upcoming Meeting of the Science Advisory Board Review Panel for the EPA's Report on the Environment

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).




The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference of the SAB Review Panel for the Agency's Report on the Environment (ROE).


May 3, 2004. The public teleconference will be held on May 3, 2004, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (eastern time).

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Any member of the public wishing to obtain the teleconference call-in number and access code to participate in the teleconference may contact Dr. Thomas Armitage, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), U.S. EPA Science Advisory Board by telephone/voice mail at (202)-343-9995, or via e-mail at

The SAB Mailing address is: U.S. EPA, Science Advisory Board (1400F), 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460. General information about the SAB may be found in the SAB Web site at​sab.

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Background: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Pub. L. 92-463, notice is hereby given that the Panel will hold a public teleconference to provide advice to the EPA on the Agency's Report on the Environment. The Panel reviewed the ROE at a public meeting held on March 9-12, 2004, and developed a draft advisory report to EPA. Background information on the Panel and its review of the ROE was provided in Federal Register notices published on June 17, 2003 (68 FR 35883-35884), and February 4, 2004 (69 FR 5339-5340). The purpose of the Panel's teleconference is to discuss the draft advisory report and identify any clarifications needed for the final draft advisory report to the SAB for review and approval. The teleconference agenda and the draft advisory report will be posted on the SAB Web site prior to the teleconference. EPA's draft Report on the Environment may be found at:​indicators/​roe/​html/​roePDF.htm.

Procedures for Providing Public Comment: It is the policy of the EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office to accept written public comments of any length, and to accommodate oral public comments whenever possible. The EPA SAB Staff Office expects that public statements presented at the ROE teleconference 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 conference call meeting will be limited to no more than three minutes per speaker and no more than fifteen minutes total. Interested parties should contact the DFO in writing via e-mail at least one week prior to the teleconference in order to be placed on the public speaker list. Written Comments: Although written comments are accepted until the date of the teleconference (unless otherwise stated), written comments should be received in the SAB Staff Office at least one week prior to the teleconference date so that the comments may be made available to the committee or panel for their consideration. Comments should be supplied to the DFO at the address/contact information 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).

Meeting Accommodations: Individuals requiring special accommodation to access the teleconference, should contact the relevant DFO at least five business days prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

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Dated: April 8, 2004.

Vanessa T. Vu,

Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office.

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[FR Doc. 04-8673 Filed 4-15-04; 8:45 am]