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

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Environmental Protection Agency.


Notice of teleconference meetings.


The Environmental Protection Agency's Environmental Laboratory Advisory Board (ELAB), as previously announced, will have teleconference meetings on July 20, 2005 at 1 p.m. e.t.; August 17, 2005 at 1 p.m. e.t.; September 21, 2005 at 1 p.m. e.t.; October 19, 2005 at 1 p.m. e.t.; and November 16, 2005 at 1 p.m. e.t. to discuss the ideas and views presented at the previous ELAB meetings, as well as new business. Items to be discussed by Start Printed Page 39274ELAB over these coming meetings include: (1) Expanding the number of laboratories seeking National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Conference (NELAC) accreditation; (2) homeland security issues affecting the laboratory community; (3) ELAB support to the Agency's Forum on Environmental Measurements (FEM); (4) implementing the performance approach; (5) increasing state participation in NELAC; and (6) follow-up on some of ELAB's past recommendations and issues. In addition to these teleconferences, ELAB will be hosting their next face-to-face meeting on July 25, 2005 at the Wyndham City Center Hotel in Washington, DC from 8:30-11:30 a.m. e.t. and an open forum session on August 9, 2005 at the Sheraton Capital Center in Raleigh, North Carolina at 5:30 p.m. e.t.

Written comments on laboratory accreditation issues and/or environmental monitoring issues are encouraged and should be sent to Ms. Lara P. Autry, DFO, U.S. EPA (E243-05), 109 T. W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, faxed to (919) 541-4261, or e-mailed to 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 Lara P. Autry at (919) 541-5544 to obtain teleconference information. The number of lines for the teleconferences, however, 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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Elizabeth A. Wonkavich,

Acting Assistant Administrator, Office of Research and Development.

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[FR Doc. 05-13274 Filed 7-6-05; 8:45 am]