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Board of Scientific Counselors, Human Health Risk Assessment Subcommittee Meetings-Fall 2007

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


Notice of Meetings.


Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, the Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development (ORD), gives notice of two meetings of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Human Health Risk Assessment Subcommittee.


The meetings (via teleconference) will be held on: (1) Tuesday, October 2, 2007, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and (2) Wednesday, October 31, 2007, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. All times noted are eastern time. The meetings may adjourn early if all business is finished. Requests for the draft agenda or for making oral presentations at the meetings will be accepted up to 1 business day before each meeting.


Participation in the conference calls will be by teleconference only—a meeting room will not be used. Members of the public may obtain the call-in number and access code for the call from Joanna Foellmer, whose contact information is listed under the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice. Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2007-0920, by one of the following methods:

  • Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments.
  • E-mail: Send comments by electronic mail (e-mail) to:, Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2007-0920.
  • Fax: Fax comments to: (202) 566-0224, Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2007-0920.
  • Mail: Send comments by mail to: Board of Scientific Counselors, Human Health Risk Assessment Subcommittee Meetings—Fall 2007 Docket, Mailcode: 2822T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20460, Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2007-0920.
  • Hand Delivery or Courier: Deliver comments to: EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), Room 3334, EPA West Building, 1301 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2007-0920. Note: This is not a mailing address. Such deliveries are only accepted during the docket's normal hours of operation, and special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information.

Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2007-0920. EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change and may be made available online at, including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through or e-mail. The Web site is an “anonymous access” system, which means EPA will not know your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an e-mail comment directly to EPA without going through, your e-mail address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the public docket and made available on the Internet. If you submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you include your name and other contact information in the body of your comment and with any disk or CD-ROM you submit. If EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid the use of special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses. For additional information about EPA's public docket visit the EPA Docket Center homepage at​epahome/​dockets.htm.

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The Designated Federal Officer via express mail to: Joanna Foellmer, Charles Glover Building, 808 17th Street, NW, 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20006; via regular mail to: Joanna Foellmer, Mail Code 8601D, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20460; via phone/voice mail at: (202) 564-3208; via fax at: (202) 565-0061; or via e-mail at:

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General Information

Any member of the public interested in receiving a draft BOSC agenda or making a presentation at either meeting may contact Joanna Foellmer, the Designated Federal Officer, via any of the contact methods listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section above. In general, each individual making an oral presentation will be limited to a total of three minutes.

Proposed agenda items for the meetings include, but are not limited to:

October 2 Telecon: Objective of the program review; background on the U.S. EPA's Office of Research and Development; charge questions; overview of the human health risk assessment program and multi-year plan; writing assignments; and planning for the second conference call and face-to-face meeting.

October 31 Telecon: Overview of the human health risk assessment program's long-term goals; draft report outline; and preparation for the face-to-face meeting. The meetings are open to the public.

Information on Services for Individuals with Disabilities: For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, please contact Joanna Foellmer on (202) 564-3208 or To request accommodation of a disability, please contact Joanna Foellmer, preferably at least 10 days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request.

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Dated: September 5, 2007.

Eric Weber,

Acting Director, Office of Science Policy.

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[FR Doc. E7-17997 Filed 9-11-07; 8:45 am]