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Third Preparatory Committee Meeting on the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management; Notice of Public Meeting

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AGENCY:

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

This notice announces that EPA and the State Department are hosting a meeting for stakeholders to inform the development of the U.S. Government's viewpoints for the upcoming 3rd Preparatory Committee (PrepComm 3) meeting on the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) and a number of updates to the inter-sessional working documents. Comments are being sought to help provide guidance to U.S. Government Agencies as to how they should work with other countries to develop a SAICM that promotes the sound management of chemicals while facilitating the movement of chemicals and their products across borders without compromising human health or the environment. There are several updates to the inter-sessional working documents that will serve as a basis for the structural development of a SAICM. This meeting will serve as an opportunity for stakeholders to share their views on these documents before they are finalized at the third and final session of the PrepComm on SAICM in the third week of September 2005.

Dates:

The meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 31, 2005, from 1 to 3 p.m.

ADDRESSES:

The meeting will be held at 1201 Constitution Ave., NW., Rm. 1153, EPA East (1st Floor), Washington, DC.

Requests to participate in the meeting may be submitted to the technical person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

For general information contact: Colby Lintner, Regulatory Coordinator, Environmental Assistance Division (7408M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (202) 554-1404; e-mail address: TSCA-Hotline@epa.gov.

For technical information contact: John Shoaff, OPPT International Team Leader, Environmental Assistance Division (7408M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (202) 564-0531; e-mail address: shoaff.john@epa.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. General Information

A. Does this Action Apply to Me?

This action is directed to the public in general, and may be of particular interest to industry, trade associations, and non-governmental organizations that deal with and are interested in international chemicals management. If you have any questions regarding the applicability of this action to a particular entity, consult the technical person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

B. How Can I Get Copies of this Document and Other Related Information?

1. Docket. EPA has established an official public docket for this action under docket identification (ID) number OPPT-2005-0029. The official public docket consists of the documents specifically referenced in this action, any public comments received, and other information related to this action. 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. 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, Start Printed Page 48392which is located in EPA Docket Center, is (202) 566-0280.

2. Electronic access. You may access this Federal Register document electronically through the EPA Internet under the “Federal Register” listings at http://www.epa.gov/​fedrgstr/​.

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 http://www.epa.gov/​edocket/​ to submit or view public comments, 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 I.B.1. Once in the system, select “search,” then key in the appropriate docket ID number.

II. Background

An agenda will be available 2 weeks prior to the meeting. Inter-sessional working documents are available at http://www.chem.unep.ch/​saicm/​meeting/​intsession/​default.htm. For general and background information on SAICM, see http://www.chem.unep.ch/​saicm/​default.htm. The meeting is open to the public.

III. How Can I Request to Participate in this Meeting?

You may submit a request to participate in this meeting to the technical person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Do not submit any information in your request that is considered CBI.

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Dated: August 11, 2005.

Wendy C. Hamnett,

Acting Director, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics.

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[FR Doc. 05-16299 Filed 8-16-05; 8:45 am]

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