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Board of Scientific Counselors, Global Change Research Program Mid-Cycle Review Meetings-Winter 2008

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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 three meetings of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Global Mid-Cycle Subcommittee.


The first meeting (a teleconference call) will be held on Friday, January 4, 2008, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The second meeting (a teleconference call) will be held on Thursday, January 10, 2008, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The third meeting (face-to-face meeting) will be held on Wednesday, January 23, 2008 from 9 a.m. to 3 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—meeting rooms will not be used. Members of the public may obtain the call-in number and access code for the calls from Monica Rodia, whose contact information is listed under the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice. The face to face meeting will be held at the M Street Renaissance Hotel, 1143 New Hampshire Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20037. Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2007-1175, 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-2007-1175.
  • Fax: Fax comments to: (202) 566-0224, Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2007-1175.
  • Mail: Send comments by mail to: Board of Scientific Counselors, Global Change Research Program Mid-Cycle Subcommittee Meetings—Winter 2008 Docket, Mailcode: 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC, 20460, Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2007-1175.
  • Hand Delivery or Courier: Deliver comments to: EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), Room B102, EPA West Building, 1301 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC, Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2007-1175. 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-2007-1175. 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 mail at: Monica Rodia, Mail Drop 8104-R, Office of Science Policy, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Protection Agency, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; via phone/voice mail at: (202) 564-8322; Start Printed Page 71687via fax at: (202) 565-2925; 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 any of the meetings may contact Monica Rodia, 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: Teleconference #1: The objectives of the review; an overview of ORD's Global Change research program; a summary of major changes in the Global Change research program since 2005; Teleconference #2: A synopsis of the revised Global Multi-Year Plan; subcommittee discussions; and preparation for the face-to-face meeting; face-to-face meeting: Subcommittee discussions of the Global Change research program's progress in response to recommendations from its 2005 BOSC review and other activities. The meetings are open to the public. The subcommittee roster and charge can be accessed at:​osp/​bosc/​subcomm-gc_​mid.htm.

Information on Services for Individuals with Disabilities: For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, please contact Monica Rodia at (202) 564-8322 or To request accommodation of a disability, please contact Monica Rodia, 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: December 12, 2007.

Jeff Morris,

Acting Director, Office of Science Policy.

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[FR Doc. E7-24514 Filed 12-17-07; 8:45 am]