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Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of Public Teleconferences of the Science Advisory Board Radiation Advisory Committee (RAC)

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).




The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces two public teleconferences of the SAB Radiation Advisory Committee (RAC) to continue activities related to preparation of an advisory on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Radiation and Indoor Air (ORIA) draft White Paper: Modifying EPA Radiation Risk Models Based on BEIR VII.


The SAB RAC will hold two public teleconferences on Tuesday, November 28, 2006 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and on Monday, December 18, 2006 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

Location: Telephone conference call only.

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Members of the public who wish to obtain the call-in number, access code, and other information for the public teleconferences may contact Dr. K. Jack Kooyoomjian, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), by mail at the EPA SAB Staff Office (1400F), U.S. EPA, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460; by telephone at Start Printed Page 62591(202) 343-9984; by fax at (202) 233-0643; or by e-mail at: General information concerning the SAB can be found on the SAB Web Site at:​sab.

Technical Contact: For questions and information concerning the Agency's draft document being reviewed, contact Dr. Mary E. Clark, U.S. EPA, ORIA by telephone at (202) 343-9348, fax at (202) 243-2395, or e-mail at:

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Background: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), Public Law 92-463, the SAB Staff Office hereby gives notice of two public teleconference meetings of the SAB RAC. The SAB was established by 42 U.S.C. 4365 to provide independent scientific and technical advice, consultation, and recommendations to the EPA Administrator on the technical basis for Agency positions and regulations. The SAB RAC will comply with the provisions of FACA and all appropriate EPA and SAB procedural policies. The purpose of these teleconferences is to review draft materials prepared by the SAB RAC in preparation of its advisory to the Agency on a draft White Paper: Modifying EPA Radiation Risk Models Based on BEIR VII, dated August 2006.

EPA's Office of Radiation and Indoor Air requested this Advisory from the SAB to obtain advice on the application of BEIR VII and on issues relating to the modifications and expansions of EPA's methodology for estimating radiogenic cancers. The SAB RAC met via conference call on Wednesday, September 6, 2006 and in a face-to-face public meeting in Washington, DC on September 26, 27, and 28, 2006 (See 71 FR 45545, August 9, 2006) as a part of this advisory. The public teleconferences announced in this Federal Register notice are a follow-up to previous meetings and provide an opportunity for the SAB RAC to deliberate on their draft advisory.

Availability of Teleconference Materials: The teleconference agenda and SAB RAC draft materials will be posted on the SAB Web Site at:​sab prior to each teleconference. Additional background information on this review includes the draft White Paper (available at:​radiation/​news/​recentadditions.htm) and background materials, such as the BEIR VII document (available at:​catalog/​11340.html#toc).

Procedures for Providing Public Input: Interested members of the public may submit relevant written or oral information for the SAB RAC to consider during the advisory process. Oral Statements: In general, individuals or groups requesting an oral presentation at a public teleconference will be limited to three minutes per speaker with no more than a total of fifteen minutes for all speakers. Interested parties should contact the DFO, contact information provided above, in writing via e-mail seven days prior to the teleconference meeting date. For the Tuesday, November 28, 2006 teleconference meeting, the deadline is Tuesday, November 21, 2006. For the Monday, December 18, 2006 meeting, the deadline is Monday, December 11, 2006 to be placed on the public speaker list. Written Statements: Written statements should be received in the SAB Staff Office seven days prior to the teleconference meeting. For the Tuesday, November 28, 2006 teleconference meeting, the deadline is Tuesday, November 21, 2006; for the Monday, December 18, 2006 meeting the deadline is Monday, December 11, 2006, so that the information may be made available to the SAB RAC for their consideration. Written statements should be supplied to the DFO 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 98/2000/XP format).

Accessibility: For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, please contact Dr. K. Jack Kooyoomjian at (202) 343-9984 or To request accommodation of a disability, please contact Dr. Kooyoomjian preferably at least 10 days prior to the teleconference, to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request.

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Dated: October 19, 2006.

Anthony F. Maciorowski,

Associate Director for Science, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office.

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[FR Doc. E6-17944 Filed 10-25-06; 8:45 am]