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Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Executive Committee Meeting-July 2020

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


Notice of public meeting.


The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Research and Development (ORD), gives notice of a meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Executive Committee (EC) to review the Chemical Safety and Sustainability and Health and Environmental Risk Assessment (CSS-HERA) Subcommittee's report on the Strategic Research Action Plan (StRAP) of ORD's HERA research program. The committee will also receive a briefing on ORD research on SARS-COV-2 and EPA's new approach methods (NAMs) work plan to reduce animal testing.


The videoconference meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. (EDT). Meeting times are subject to change. This meeting is open to the public. Those who wish to attend must register by July 6, 2020. Comments must be received by July 6, 2020, to be considered by the subcommittee. Requests for the draft agenda or making a presentation at the meeting will be accepted until July 3, 2020.


Instructions on how to connect to the videoconference will be provided upon registration at Attendees should register no later than July 6, 2020.

Submit your comments to Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2015-0765 by one of the following methods:

Note: comments submitted to the website are anonymous unless identifying information is included in the body of the comment.

  • Email: Send comments by electronic mail (email) to:, Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2015-0765.

Note: comments submitted via email are not anonymous. The sender's email will be included in the body of the comment and placed in the public docket which is made available on the internet.

Instructions: All comments received, including any personal information provided, will be included in the public docket without change and may be made available online at Information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute will not be included in the public docket, and should not be submitted through or email. For additional information about the EPA's public docket visit the EPA Docket Center homepage at​dockets/​.

Public Docket: Publicly available docket materials may be accessed Online at Copyrighted materials in the docket are only available via hard copy. The telephone number for the ORD Docket Center is (202) 566-1752.

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The Designated Federal Officer (DFO), Tom Tracy, via phone/voice mail at: (202) 564-6518; or via email at: Any member of the public interested in receiving a draft agenda, attending the meeting, or making a presentation at the meeting should contact Tom Tracy.

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The Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) is a federal advisory committee that provides advice and recommendations to EPA's Office of Research and Development on technical and management issues of its research programs. Meeting agenda and materials will be posted to​bosc. Proposed agenda items for the meeting include but are not limited to the following: Review of the CSS-HERA report, ORD research on SARS-COV-2, and EPA's NAMs work plan.

Information on Services Available: For information on translation services, access, or services for individuals with disabilities, please contact Tom Tracy at (202) 564-6518 or To request accommodation of a disability, please contact Tom Tracy at least ten days prior to the meeting to give the EPA adequate time to process your request.

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Authority: Pub. L. 92-463, 1, Oct. 6, 1972, 86 Stat. 770.

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Dated: June 19, 2020.

Mary Ross,

Director, Office of Science Advisor, Policy, and Engagement.

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[FR Doc. 2020-13620 Filed 6-23-20; 8:45 am]