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Request for Nominations to the Proposed Endocrine Disruptor Methods Validation Advisory Committee (EDMVAC); Extension of Time

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


Extension of time; request for nominations.


In the Federal Register of April 26, 2004 (69 FR 22509) (FRL-7352-9), EPA issued a notice inviting nominations of qualified candidates to consider for appointment to the proposed Endocrine Disruptor Methods Validation Advisory Committee (EDMVAC), which is replacing the Endocrine Disruptor Methods Validation Subcommittee (EDMVS) under the National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology (NACEPT). The purpose of the proposed EDMVAC will be to provide advice and recommendations to EPA on scientific and technical aspects of the Tier I screens and Tier II assays being considered for the Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP). The proposed Committee will evaluate relevant scientific issues, protocols, data and interpretations of the data for the assays during the validation process. The proposed EDMVAC will provide advice on the composition of the Tier I screening battery as well. The Agency is extending the request for nomination time period, due to a low number of submissions of nominations.


Nominations will now be accepted until 4 p.m. eastern time on June 18, 2004.


Nominations may be submitted electronically, by mail, or through hand delivery/courier. Follow the detailed instructions as provided in Unit III. of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. To protect personal information from disclosure to the public do not submit nominations materials to the EDMVAC Docket or through any online electronic commenting system.

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For general information contact: Colby Lintner, Regulatory Coordinator, Environmental Assistance Division (7404M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564-1404; e-mail address:

For technical information contact: Jane Smith, Designated Federal Official, Office of Science Coordination and Policy (7201M), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564-8476, fax: (202) 564-8283; e-mail address:

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I. Does This Action Apply to Me?

This action is directed to the public in general. You may be interested in the nomination of members to the committee set forth in this notice if you are a member of an environmental/public interest organization, a public health organization, an animal welfare organization, academia or Federal agencies, state, local, or tribal governments. You also may be interested in activities of EPA's EDSP if you produce, manufacture, use, consume, work with, or import pesticides or other chemicals. To determine whether you or your business may have an interest in this notice you should carefully examine section 408(p) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), as amended by the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA) of 1996 (Public Law 104-170), 21 U.S.C. 346a(p) and amendments to the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) (Public Law 104-182), 42 U.S.C. 300j-17. 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 this action, please contact the technical person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

II. How Can I Get Additional Information, Including Copies of This Document or Other Related Documents?

1. Electronically. You may access this Federal Register document electronically through the EPA Internet site under the “Federal Register” listings at​fedrgstr/​.

Information about the former Endocrine Disruptor Methods Validation Subcommittee, the Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program and related programs is available from​scipoly/​oscpendo/​.

EPA has established an official public docket for the proposed EDMVAC under docket identification (ID) number OPPT-2004-0084. The official public docket consists of the documents related to the activities of the committee and any public comments received. Although a part of the official docket, the public docket does not include Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. To protect personal information from disclosure to the public, do not submit nominations materials in response to this Notice to the docket or through any online electronic commenting system. Instead, follow the instructions listed under Unit III.

An electronic version of the public docket is available through EPA's electronic public docket and comment system, EPA Dockets. You may use EPA Dockets at​edocket/​ to access the index listing of the contents of the official public docket, and to access those documents in the public docket that are available electronically. Although not all docket materials may be available electronically, you may still access any of the publicly available docket materials through the docket facility identified in Unit II.2. Once in the system, select “search,” then key in the appropriate docket ID number.

2. In person. The official public docket is the collection of materials that is available for public viewing at the EPA Docket Center, Rm. B102-Reading Room, EPA West, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. The EPA Docket Center is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The EPA Docket Center Reading Room telephone number is (202) 566-1744 and the telephone number for the OPPT Docket, which is located in EPA Docket Center, is (202) 566-0272.Start Printed Page 30908

3. By mail. You may obtain copies of this document and other related documents from the technical contact person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

III. How Can I Nominate Potential Members to This Proposed Committee?

You may nominate qualified persons for membership to this proposed Committee electronically, by mail, or in person/by courier. Nominations for membership should include a curriculum vitae of the nominee detailing his or her specific area of relevant expertise, as described in Unit I.D. of the April 26th notice, and a designation of the type of organization the candidate represents according to Unit II.C. of the April 26th notice.

To protect personal information from disclosure to the public, do not submit nominations materials to the EDMVAC Docket or through any online electronic commenting system. Submit your nomination, marked “Attention EDMVAC nominations” by one of these methods:

1. Electronically: Submit e-mail nominations to

2. By mail: Environmental Protection Agency, Confidential Business Information (CBIC), Mail Code 7407M, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460.

3. By courier: Environmental Protection Agency, Attention: Jane Smith, EPA East Building, Room 4106M, 1201 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20004-3302, contact phone numbers: 202-564-8476 and 202-564-1656. The room at which submissions are accepted is only open until 4 p.m. If a courier service comes after that time the service will be turned away. Non-uniformed (bicycle, etc.) couriers will be met at the 1201 Constitution Ave. entrance by EPA personnel. Uniformed couriers are admitted to deliver directly to the technical contact.

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List of Subjects

  • Environmental protection
  • Endocrine disruptors
  • Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program
  • Endocrine Disrupor Methods Validation Subcommittee
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Dated: May 24, 2004.

Joseph J. Merenda, Jr.,

Director, Office of Science Coordination and Policy.

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[FR Doc. 04-12340 Filed 5-28-04; 8:45 am]