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 October 18, 2006 at 1 p.m. e.t.; November 15, 2006 at 1 p.m. e.t.; December 20, 2006 at 1 p.m. e.t.; January 17, 2007 at 1 p.m. e.t.; and February 21, 2007 at 1p.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 ELAB 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 in late January 2007 at the Westin Tabor Center in Denver, Colorado. Further details of that meeting will be forthcoming.
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 email@example.com. Members of the public are invited to listen to the teleconference calls, and time permitting, will be allowed to comment Start Printed Page 62108on 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. For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, please contact Lara P. Autry at the number above. To request accommodation of a disability, please contact Lara P. Autry, preferably at least 10 days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request.Start Signature
Acting Assistant Administrator, Office of Research and Development.
[FR Doc. E6-17665 Filed 10-20-06; 8:45 am]
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