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Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Science Advisory Board; Perchlorate Advisory Panel

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces two public teleconferences of the SAB Perchlorate Advisory Panel to discuss its revised draft report concerning EPA's draft white paper Life Stage Considerations and Interpretation of Recent Epidemiological Evidence to Develop a Maximum Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG) for Perchlorate.


The public teleconferences will be held on Wednesday December 5, 2012 and Friday December 7, 2012. The teleconferences will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time) on both days.


The teleconference will be conducted by telephone only.


Any member of the public who wants further information concerning the meeting may contact Mr. Thomas Carpenter, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), EPA Science Advisory Board (1400R), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460; via telephone/voice mail (202) 564-4885; fax (202) 565-2098; or email at General information concerning the SAB can be found on the SAB Web site at


Background: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended, 5 U.S.C., App., notice is hereby given that the SAB Perchlorate Advisory Panel will hold a public teleconferences to discuss its draft report regarding EPA's draft white paper Life Stage Considerations and Interpretation of Recent Epidemiological Evidence to Develop a Maximum Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG) for Perchlorate. The SAB was established pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 4365 to provide independent scientific and technical advice to the Administrator on the technical basis for Agency positions and regulations. The SAB is a Federal Advisory Committee chartered under FACA. The SAB will comply with the provisions of FACA and all appropriate SAB Staff Office procedural policies.

The SAB Perchlorate Advisory Panel held a public meeting on July 18-19, 2012 to discuss the EPA white paper and a public teleconference on September 25, 2012 to discuss its initial draft (9/5/21012) report. The purpose of these public teleconferences is for the Panel to discuss its revised draft report on this advisory activity. Additional background on this SAB advisory activity is provided on the SAB Web site at:”

Availability of Meeting Materials: A meeting agenda, draft report, and other materials for the teleconferences will be posted on the SAB Web site at

Procedures for Providing Public Input: Public comment for consideration by EPA's federal advisory committees and panels has a different purpose from public comment provided to EPA program offices. Therefore, the process for submitting comments to a federal advisory committee is different from the process used to submit comments to an EPA program office. Federal advisory committees and panels, including scientific advisory committees, provide independent advice to EPA. Members of the public can submit relevant comments pertaining to the group conducting this advisory activity, EPA's charge, or meeting materials. Input from the public to the SAB will have the most impact if it consists of comments that provide specific scientific or technical information or analysis for the SAB to consider. Members of the public wishing to provide comment should contact the Designated Federal Officer for the relevant advisory committee directly.

Oral Statements: In general, individuals or groups requesting an oral presentation at a public teleconference will be limited to three minutes per speaker. To be placed on the public speaker list for the December 5, 2012 meeting, interested parties should notify Mr. Thomas Carpenter, DFO, by email no later than November 28, 2012.

Written Statements: Written statements for these teleconferences should be received in the SAB Staff Office by the same deadlines given above for requesting oral comments. Written statements should be supplied to the DFO via email (acceptable file format: Adobe Acrobat PDF, MS Word, WordPerfect, MS PowerPoint, or Rich Text files in IBM-PC/Windows 98/2000/XP format). It is the SAB Staff Office general policy to post written comments on the web page for the advisory meeting or teleconference. Submitters are requested to provide an unsigned version of each document because the SAB Staff Office does not publish documents with signatures on its Web sites. Members of the public should be aware that their personal contact information, if included in any written comments, may be posted to the SAB Web site. Copyrighted material will not be posted without explicit permission of the copyright holder.

Accessibility: For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, please contact Mr. Carpenter at the phone number or email address noted above, preferably at least ten days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request.

Dated: October 11, 2012.

Vanessa T. Vu,

Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office.

[FR Doc. 2012-25793 Filed 10-18-12; 8:45 am]