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Environmental Laboratory Advisory Board (ELAB) Meeting Dates, and Agenda

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AGENCY:

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION:

Notice of Teleconference Meetings

SUMMARY:

The Environmental Protection Agency's Environmental Laboratory Advisory Board (ELAB), as previously announced, will have teleconference meetings on April 15, 2009 at 1 p.m. ET; May 20, 2009 at 1 p.m. ET; June 17, 2009 at 1 p.m. ET; and July 15, 2009 at 1 p.m. ET 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) proficiency testing; (3) ELAB support to the Agency's Forum on Environmental Measurements (FEM); (4) implementing the performance approach; and (5) 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 on August 10, 2009 at the Hyatt Regency San Antonio in San Antonio, TX at 9 a.m. (CT).

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 autry.lara@epa.gov. Members of the public are invited to listen to the teleconference calls, and time permitting, will be allowed to comment on 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. 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.

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Dated: March 13, 2009.

Kevin Teichman,

EPA Acting Science Advisor.

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[FR Doc. E9-6612 Filed 3-24-09; 8:45 am]

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