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Robert L. Pence, Federal Coordinator, prior to the meeting and reasonable
Department of Energy, Idaho Operations Environmental Management Site- provision will be made to include the
Office, 1955 Fremont Avenue, MS– Specific Advisory Board Chairs presentation in the agenda. The
1203, Idaho Falls, ID 83415. Phone (208) Meeting Designated Federal Officer is
526–6518; Fax (208) 526–8789 or e-mail: empowered to conduct the meeting in a
AGENCY: Department of Energy. or visit the Board’s fashion that will facilitate the orderly
ACTION: Notice of open meeting. conduct of business. Individuals
Internet home page at: http:// SUMMARY: This notice announces a wishing to make public comment will
meeting of the Environmental be provided a maximum of five minutes
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Management Site-Specific Advisory to present their comments.
Purpose of the Board: The purpose of Board (EM SSAB) Chairs. The Federal Minutes: Minutes of this meeting will
Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. No. be available by calling E. Douglas Frost
the Board is to make recommendations
92–463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that at (202) 586–5619 and will be posted at
to DOE in the areas of environmental
public notice of this meeting be
restoration, waste management, and chairs.html.
related activities. announced in the Federal Register.
DATES: Wednesday, September 26, 2007 Issued at Washington, DC, on August 23,
Tentative Topics (agenda topics may 2007.
change up to the day of the meeting; 2 p.m.–4:30 p.m.; Thursday, September
27, 2007 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Rachel M. Samuel,
please contact Robert L. Pence for the Deputy Committee Management Officer.
most current agenda): ADDRESSES: Drury Inn, 3975 Hinkleville
Road, Paducah, KY 42001, (270) 443– [FR Doc. E7–17187 Filed 8–29–07; 8:45 am]
• Progress to Cleanup. 3313. BILLING CODE 6450–01–P
• Remote Handle Waste Facility FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: E.
Construction Project Update. Douglas Frost, Designated Federal
• Operational Unit 10–04, 10–08, 1– ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Officer, U.S. Department of Energy,
07B, and V9 Tank Closure Update. 1000 Independence Avenue, SW.,
• Discuss Greater-Than-Class C Low- Washington, DC 20585, (202) 586–5619. [FRL–8462–5]
Level Radioactive Waste Comments and SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose of
Science Advisory Board Staff Office;
Recommendations. the Board: The purpose of the EM SSAB
Notification of a Meeting of the Science
is to make recommendations to DOE in
• Waste Isolation Pilot Project Advisory Board
the areas of environmental restoration,
waste management, and related AGENCY: Environmental Protection
Public Participation: The meeting is activities. Agency (EPA).
open to the public. Written statements ACTION: Notice.
may be filed with the Board either Tentative Agenda
before or after the meeting. Individuals Wednesday, September 26, 2007 SUMMARY: The EPA Science Advisory
who wish to make oral presentations Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a
2 p.m. Workshop on Communication, public face-to-face meeting of the
pertaining to agenda items should Cooperation and Public
contact Robert L. Pence at the address chartered SAB to: (1) Discuss strategic
Participation. research directions for the U.S.
or telephone number listed above. The 4 p.m. Public Comment Period.
request must be received five days prior Environmental Protection Agency; (2)
to the meeting and reasonable provision Thursday, September 27, 2007 complete its discussions of science use
will be made to include the presentation 8:30 a.m. Welcome/Introductions. in disaster response programs; (3)
9 a.m. Round Robin: Top Three Issues. conduct a quality review of the draft
in the agenda. The Deputy Designated
10 a.m. Break. SAB report ADVISORY ON FACTORS
Federal Officer is empowered to
10:15 a.m. EM Presentation: Assistant INFLUENCING HYPOXIA IN THE GULF OF
conduct the meeting in a fashion that MEXICO; and (4) conduct a quality review
will facilitate the orderly conduct of Secretary James A. Rispoli.
11:30 a.m. DOE–HQ ‘‘News and of the draft SAB report Review of EPA’s
business. Individuals wishing to make Draft Evaluation of the Carcinogenicity
public comment will be provided a Views’’.
12 p.m. Lunch. of Ethylene Oxide: A Report of the U.S.
maximum of five minutes to present EPA Science Advisory Board.
1 p.m. Input to the EM Budget Process.
their comments. DATES: The meeting dates are
2:15 p.m. Break.
Minutes: Minutes will be available by 2:30 p.m. Discussion of Waste Wednesday, October 3, 2007, from 8:30
writing or calling Robert L. Pence, Disposition and Pre-1970 TRU. a.m. to 5:30 p.m. through Friday,
Federal Coordinator, at the address and 3:30 p.m. EM SSAB Product October 5, 2007, from 8:30 a.m. to not
phone number listed above. Minutes Development Discussion. later than 2 p.m. (Eastern Time).
will also be available at the following 4:15 p.m. Public Comment. Location: The meeting will be held in
Web site 4:30 p.m. Wrap-Up/Adjourn. Research Triangle Park, NC. The
meetings.html. Public Participation: The meeting is location will be announced on the SAB
open to the public. Written statements Web site as soon as possible.
Issued at Washington, DC, on August 27,
may be filed either before or after the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
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meeting with the Designate Federal Members of the public who wish to
Rachel Samuel, Officer, E. Douglas Frost, at the address obtain additional information about this
Deputy Committee Management Officer. above or by phone at (202) 586–5619. meeting may contact Dr. Angela Nugent
[FR Doc. E7–17186 Filed 8–29–07; 8:45 am] Individuals who wish to make oral by mail address given below; by
BILLING CODE 6450–01–P statements pertaining to agenda items telephone at (202) 343–9981; by fax at
should also contact E. Douglas Frost. (202) 233–0643; or e-mail at:

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Mr. Thomas O. Miller, Designated annual SAB review of EPA’s research ( EPA’s Office
Federal Officer (DFO), by mail at the budget, and permits a more critical of Research and Development (ORD)
address given below; by telephone at evaluation of research programs than is requested that the SAB review its draft
(202) 343–9982; by fax at: (202) 233– possible during the research budget document entitled Evaluation of the
0643; or e-mail at: review. It will also give EPA additional Carcinogenicity of Ethylene Oxide that
The SAB mailing address is: U.S. EPA, time to incorporate SAB advice into the was prepared by the National Center for
Science Advisory Board (1400F), 1200 longer term research planning process Environmental Assessment (NCEA). In
Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., that informs each year’s budget response to EPA’s request, the SAB Staff
Washington, DC 20460. General preparation activity. The Agency charge Office formed the SAB Ethylene Oxide
information about the SAB, as well as asks for advice on the alignment of EPA Review Panel. That Panel held several
any updates concerning the meeting research and development program meetings to discuss the issue and has
announced in this notice, may be found directions with the strategic priorities now completed its draft report to the
on the SAB Web site at: http:// identified by EPA’s operating programs EPA Administrator. Federal Register and Regional Offices; coordination of notices were published announcing
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The SAB research planning within ORD and each of the Ethylene Oxide Review
was established by 42 U.S.C. 4365 to across EPA; coordination of research Panel’s meetings (see 71 FR 10500, 71
provide independent scientific and planning with environmental science FR 66328, 72 FR 20538). Background on
technical advice, consultation, and programs of other government agencies; the Panel and this review is available on
recommendations to the EPA and whether EPA research is positioned the SAB Web Site at: http://
Administrator on the technical basis for to provide critical scientific support to
Agency positions and regulations. The EPA and the nation on emerging issues. ethylene_oxide_rev_panel.htm.
The SAB will discuss EPA research Availability of Meeting Materials:
SAB is a Federal advisory committee
program directions with EPA Materials in support of this meeting will
chartered under the Federal Advisory
representatives on October 4 and 5, be placed on the SAB Web Site at
Committee Act (FACA), as amended, 5
2007. Specific information on the in advance of
U.S.C., App. The SAB will comply with
structure and schedule for these this meeting.
the provisions of FACA and all Procedures for Providing Public Input:
discussions will be provided by the
appropriate SAB Staff Office procedural Interested members of the public may
meeting agenda that will be available on
policies. submit relevant written or oral
the SAB Web site prior to the meeting
Background: (a) SAB Quality Review information for the SAB to consider
of the Draft Committee Report Factors (c) Science in Emergency Response. during the advisory process. Oral
Influencing Hypoxia in the Gulf of The SAB is exploring the use of science Statements: In general, individuals or
Mexico. The Chartered Science in preparing for and responding to groups requesting an oral presentation
Advisory Board will conduct a quality environmental disasters. The SAB held at a public meeting will be limited to
review of the draft report of its Hypoxia a meeting on this topic on December five minutes per speaker, with no more
Advisory Panel at its meeting on 12–14, 2006 during which non-EPA than one hour for all speakers.
October 3–5, 2007. Specific times will experts discussed their experiences with Interested parties should contact Dr.
be provided in the meeting agenda that disaster preparedness and response (71 Angela Nugent by mail at the EPA SAB
will be placed on the SAB Web site FR 67566). The SAB continued its Staff Office, (1400F), U.S. EPA, 1200
prior to the meeting (http:// discussions of science in emergency Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., EPA’s Office of response during its June 19–20, 2007 Washington, DC 20460; by telephone at
Water requested that the SAB develop a meeting (see 72 FR 27308). The SAB is (202) 343–9981; by fax at (202) 233–
report that evaluates the state-of-the- currently drafting advisory comments to 0643; or by e-mail at:
science regarding the causes and extent the Administrator as a result of these Mr. Thomas
of hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico, as discussions. Final discussions of those Miller, DFO, at the contact information
well as the scientific basis of possible comments will be held during the SAB provided above, by September 21, 2007,
management options in the Mississippi meeting on October 3–5, 2007. Specific to be placed on the public speaker list
River Basin. In response to EPA’s times will be provided in the meeting for the October 3–5, 2007 meeting. A
request, the SAB Staff Office formed the agenda that will be placed on the SAB telephone conference line will be
SAB Hypoxia Advisory Panel. That Web site prior to the meeting (http:// available for those portions of the
Panel held several meetings to discuss Additional meeting during which the SAB is
the issue and has now completed its information is available on the SAB conducting quality reviews of draft
draft report to the EPA Administrator. Web Site for the December 2006 meeting committee reports. Information on the
Federal Register notices were published at: call in procedures and numbers can be
announcing each of the Hypoxia agendas.htm, and for the June 19–20, obtained by calling the EPA SAB Staff
Advisory Panel meetings (see 71 FR 2007 SAB meeting at: http:// Office at (202) 343–9999. Written
8578–8580; 71 FR 45543–45544; 71 FR Statements: Written statements should
66329–66330; 71 FR 55786–55787; 71 sab_06_19–20_07_agenda.pdf. be received in the SAB Staff Office by
FR 59107 and 71 FR 77743–77744). (d) SAB Quality Review of Review of September 27, 2007, so that the
Background on the Panel and this EPA’s Draft Evaluation of the information may be made available to
review is available on the SAB Web site Carcinogenicity of Ethylene Oxide: A the SAB for their consideration prior to
at: Report of the U.S. EPA Science Advisory this meeting. Written statements should
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hypoxia_adv_panel.htm. Board. The Chartered Science Advisory be supplied in the following formats:
(b) EPA Strategic Research Directions: Board will conduct a quality review of one hard copy with original signature,
The Agency has asked the Science the draft report of its Ethylene Oxide and one electronic copy via e-mail to:
Advisory Board for advice on the Review Panel on October 3–5, 2007. and
strategic directions for its research Specific times will be provided in the (acceptable file
program for the next five to fifteen meeting agenda that will be placed on format: Adobe Acrobat PDF,

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WordPerfect, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, ADDRESSES: The draft ‘‘Integrated reviews the scientific basis for these
or Rich Text files in IBM–PC/Windows Science Assessment for Oxides of standards by preparing an Integrated
98/2000/XP format). Nitrogen; First External Review Draft’’ Science Assessment (ISA) (formerly
Meeting Accommodations: For will be available primarily via the called an Air Quality Criteria
information on access or services for Internet on the National Center for Document). The ISA and supplementary
individuals with disabilities, please Environmental Assessment’s home page annexes, in conjunction with additional
contact Mr. Thomas Miller at (202) 343– under the Recent Additions and technical and policy assessments,
9982, or e-mail at Publications menus at http:// provide the scientific basis for EPA
To request accommodation of a A limited number of decisions on the adequacy of a current
disability, please contact Mr. Miller, CD–ROM or paper copies will be NAAQS and the appropriateness of new
preferably at least 10 days prior to the available. Contact Ms. Emily Lee by or revised standards. The Clean Air
meeting, to give EPA as much time as phone 919–541–4169, fax 919–541– Scientific Advisory Committee
possible to process your request. 1818, or e-mail ( to (CASAC), an independent science
Dated: August 24, 2007. request either of these, and please advisory committee established
provide your name, your mailing pursuant to section 109 of the Clean Air
Anthony Maciorowski,
address, and the draft document title, Act and part of the EPA’s Science
Deputy Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Advisory Board (SAB), provides
Staff Office.
‘‘Integrated Science Assessment for
Oxides of Nitrogen; First External independent scientific advice on
[FR Doc. E7–17197 Filed 8–29–07; 8:45 am] NAAQS matters, including advice on
Review Draft’’ (EPA/600/R–07/099) to
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facilitate processing of your request.
Comments may be submitted On December 9, 2005 (70 FR 236),
electronically via, EPA formally initiated its current
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION review of the criteria for oxides of
by mail, by facsimile, or by hand
AGENCY nitrogen, requesting the submission of
delivery/courier. Please follow the
detailed instructions provided in the recent scientific information on
[FRL–8462–4; Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–ORD– SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of specified topics. A draft of EPA’s
2005–0029] ‘‘Integrated Plan for Review of the
this notice.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For Primary National Ambient Air Quality
Draft Integrated Science Assessment Standard’’ was made available in
for Oxides of Nitrogen—Health Criteria further information, contact Ms. Emily
Lee, NCEA; telephone: 919–541–4169, February 2007 for public comment and
AGENCY: Environmental Protection facsimile: 919–541–1818, or e-mail: was discussed by the Clean Air Science
Agency. For technical Advisory Committee (CASAC) via a
ACTION: Notice of public comment information, contact Dennis Kotchmar, publicly accessible teleconference
period on draft Integrated Science Ph.D., NCEA; telephone: 919–541–4158; consultation on May 11, 2007 (72 FR
Assessment for Oxides of Nitrogen— facsimile: 919–541–1818; or e-mail: 20336). The Plan is being finalized and
Health Criteria. will be made available on EPA’s Web
site (
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: standards/nox/s_nox_cr_pd.html). In
SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing I. Information About the Document February 2007 (72 FR 6238), a workshop
the public comment period for the draft was held to discuss, with invited
Section 108(a) of the Clean Air Act
document titled, ‘‘Integrated Science scientific experts, initial draft materials
directs the Administrator to identify
Assessment for Oxides of Nitrogen— prepared in the development of the ISA
certain pollutants which ‘‘may
Health Criteria; First External Review and supplementary annexes for oxides
reasonably be anticipated to endanger
Draft’’ (EPA/600/R–07/099). The draft of nitrogen.
public health and welfare’’ and to issue The draft ‘‘Integrated Science
document was prepared by the National air quality criteria for them. These air
Center for Environmental Assessment Assessment for Oxides of Nitrogen; First
quality criteria are to ‘‘accurately reflect External Review Draft’’ will be
within EPA’s Office of Research and the latest scientific knowledge useful in
Development as part of the Agency’s discussed by CASAC at a future public
indicating the kind and extent of all meeting; public comments that have
review of the air quality criteria for identifiable effects on public health or
oxides of nitrogen and the primary been received prior to the public
welfare which may be expected from the meeting will be provided to the CASAC
(health-based) national ambient air presence of [a] pollutant in the ambient
quality standards (NAAQS) for nitrogen review panel. A future Federal Register
air, * * *.’’ Under section 109 of the notice will inform the public of the
dioxide (NO2). Act, EPA is then to establish national
EPA is releasing this draft document exact date and time of that CASAC
ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) meeting.
solely for the purpose of seeking for each pollutant for which EPA has
comment from the public and the Clean issued criteria. Section 109(d) of the Act II. How To Submit Information to the
Air Scientific Advisory Committee subsequently requires periodic review Docket
(CASAC). It does not represent and and, if appropriate, revision of existing Submit your comments, identified by
should not be construed to represent air quality criteria to reflect advances in Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–ORD–2007–
any Agency policy, viewpoint, or scientific knowledge on the effects of 0029 by one of the following methods:
determination. EPA will consider any the pollutant on public health and • Follow the
public comments submitted in welfare. EPA is also to revise the online instructions for submitting
accordance with this notice when
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NAAQS, if appropriate, based on the comments.

revising the document. revised air quality criteria. • E-mail:
DATES: The public comment period Oxides of nitrogen are one of six • Fax: 202–566–1753.
begins on or about August 31, 2007. principal (or ‘‘criteria’’) pollutants for • Mail: Office of Environmental
Comments must be received on or which EPA has established air quality Information (OEI) Docket (Mail Code:
before October 31, 2007. criteria and NAAQS. EPA periodically 2822T), U.S. Environmental Protection

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