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Board of Scientific Counselors, Computational Toxicology Subcommittee Meetings-Fall 2009

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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) Computational Toxicology Subcommittee.


The first meeting (via teleconference) will be held on Friday, September 25, 2009, from 12 noon to 1 p.m. The second meeting (face-to-face) will take place on Tuesday, September 29, 2009, from 12:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m., Start Printed Page 46426and continue on Wednesday, September 30, 2009 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 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 one business day before each meeting.


Participation in the conference call 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 call from Lorelei Kowalski, 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 Hilton Raleigh-Durham Airport at Research Triangle Park, 4810 Page Creek Lane, Durham, North Carolina 27703. Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2009-0688, by one of the following methods:

  • Follow the online instructions for submitting comments.
  • E-mail: Send comments by electronic mail (e-mail) to:, Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2009-0688.
  • Fax: Fax comments to: (202) 566-0224, Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2009-0688.
  • Mail: Send comments by mail to: Board of Scientific Counselors, Computational Toxicology Subcommittee Meetings—Fall 2009 Docket, Mailcode: 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460, Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2009-0688.
  • 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-2009-0688. Note: This is not a mailing address. Such deliveries are only accepted during the center'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-2009-0688. 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.

Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the index. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, e.g., CBI or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, will be publicly available only in hard copy. Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically in or in hard copy at the Board of Scientific Counselors, Computational Toxicology Subcommittee Meetings—Fall 2009 Docket, EPA/DC, EPA West, Room B102, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. The Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Public Reading Room is (202) 566-1744, and the telephone number for the ORD Docket is (202) 566-1752.

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The Designated Federal Officer via mail at: Lorelei Kowalski, Mail Code 8104-R, Office of Science Policy, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460; via phone/voice mail at: (202) 564-3408; via fax at: (202) 565-2911; 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 the meetings may contact Lorelei Kowalski, 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: introduction to ORD and the National Center for Computational Toxicology (for new subcommittee members); discussion of the draft charge for the review; and preparation for the face-to-face meeting; face-to-face meeting: overview, update, and testimonials on the Computational Toxicology Research Program; poster sessions, including posters on informatics, exposure science, high throughput screening, toxicity predictions, virtual tissues, and uncertainty analysis; and discussion of the draft letter report. 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 Lorelei Kowalski at (202) 564-3408 or To request accommodation of a disability, please contact Lorelei Kowalski, 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 1, 2009.

Fred Hauchman,

Director, Office of Science Policy.

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[FR Doc. E9-21714 Filed 9-8-09; 8:45 am]