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above in this notice. Nominations among other factors, can be influenced ACTION: Notice.
should be submitted in time to arrive no by work history and affiliation), and the
later than February 22, 2005. Any collective breadth of experience to SUMMARY: The Science Advisory Board
questions concerning either this process adequately address the charge. Public (SAB) Radiation Advisory Committee
or any other aspects of this notice responses to the Short List candidates (RAC) will receive briefings from the
should be directed to the DFO. will be considered in the selection of Agency and discuss its advisory agenda
To be considered, all nominations the Panel, along with information for FY 2005.
must include: (a) A current biography, provided by candidates and information DATES: February 28, 2005. The SAB RAC
curriculum vitae (C.V.) or resume, independently-gathered by the SAB will meet on February 28, 2005, via
which provides the nominee’s Staff Office on the background of each teleconference from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
background, experience and candidate (e.g., financial disclosure eastern standard time.
qualifications for the Committee; and (b) information and computer searches to LOCATION: The public teleconference
a brief biographical sketch evaluate a nominee’s prior involvement meeting will take place via
(‘‘biosketch’’). The biosketch should be with the topic under review). Specific teleconference only.
no longer than one page and must criteria to be used in evaluating an FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any
contain the following information for individual Panel member include: (a) member of the public who wishes to
the nominee: Scientific and/or technical expertise, obtain the teleconference call-in number
(i) Current professional affiliations knowledge, and experience (primary and access codes; would like to submit
and positions held; factors); (b) availability and willingness written or brief oral comments (3
(ii) Area(s) of expertise, and research to serve; (c) absence of financial minutes or less); or who wants further
activities and interests; conflicts of interest; (d) scientific
(iii) Leadership positions in national information concerning this public
credibility and impartiality; and (e) meeting should contact Dr. Jack
associations or professional publications skills working in advisory committees,
or other significant distinctions; Kooyoomjian, Designated Federal
subcommittees and review panels. Officer (DFO), EPA SAB, 1200
(iv) Educational background, Short List candidates must submit the
especially advanced degrees, including Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. (MC 1400F),
‘‘Confidential Financial Disclosure Washington, DC 20460; via telephone/
when and from which institutions these Form for Special Government
were granted; voice mail: (202) 343–9984; fax: (202)
Employees Serving on Federal Advisory 233–0643; or e-mail at:
(v) Service on other advisory
Committees at the U.S. Environmental General
committees, professional societies,
Protection Agency’’ (EPA Form 3110– information concerning the SAB can be
especially those associated with issues
48). This confidential form allows found on the EPA Web site at: http://
under discussion in this review; and
(vi) Sources of recent (i.e., within the Government officials to determine
preceding two years) grant and/or other whether there is a statutory conflict SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
contract support, from government, between that person’s public Background and Purpose: Pursuant to
industry, academia, etc., including the responsibilities (which includes the Federal Advisory Committee Act,
topic area of the funded activity. Please membership on an EPA Federal Public Law 92–463, the SAB Staff Office
note that even if there is no responsive advisory committee) and private hereby gives notice of a public meeting
information (e.g., no recent grant or interests and activities, or the of the Radiation Advisory Committee
contract funding), this must be appearance of a lack of impartiality, as (RAC). The EPA Office of Radiation and
indicated on the biosketch (by ‘‘N/A’’ or defined by Federal regulation. The form Indoor Air (ORIA) requested the SAB to
‘‘None’’). Incomplete biosketches will may be viewed and downloaded from provide advice on the National
result in nomination packages not being the following URL address: http:// Monitoring System (NMS) upgrade,
accepted.– formerly known as the Environmental
The EPA SAB Staff Office will 48.pdf. Radiation Ambient Monitoring System
acknowledge receipt of the nomination. In addition to reviewing background (ERAMS). The RAC will receive
After considering the nominees (termed material, Panel members will be asked briefings from ORIA about this request
the ‘‘Widecast’’), the SAB Staff Office to attend one public face-to-face meeting and discuss its plan for the coming year.
will identify a subset (known as the over the anticipated course of the Availability of Meeting Materials:
‘‘Short List’’) for more detailed advisory activity. Copies of the agenda for the SAB
consideration. Criteria used by the Staff Dated: January 21, 2005. meetings described in this notice will be
Office in developing this Short List are Vanessa T. Vu, posted on the SAB Web site at: http://
given at the end of the following Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff prior to the meeting.
paragraph. The Short List will be posted Office. Persons who wish to obtain background
on the SAB Web site at: http:// [FR Doc. 05–1716 Filed 1–28–05; 8:45 am] materials on the current ERAMS, and will include the BILLING CODE 6560–50–P
network may find them at the following
nominees’ names and their biosketches. Web site:
Public comments will be accepted for 21 erams/index.html. For copies of the
calendar days on the Short List. During ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION EPA/ORIA briefing materials on the
this comment period, the public may AGENCY NMS, please contact Dr. Mary E. Clark
provide information, analysis or other of the U.S. EPA, Office of Radiation and
documentation on nominees that the Indoor Air (Mail Code 6601J), by
Staff Office should consider in Science Advisory Board Staff Office; telephone/voice mail at (202)-343–9348,
evaluating candidates for the Panel. Notification of Advisory Meetings of by fax at (202)-343–2395; or via e-mail
For the EPA SAB Staff Office, a the Science Advisory Board Radiation at
balanced Panel is characterized by Advisory Committee Providing Oral or Written Comments
inclusion of candidates who possess the at SAB Meetings: It is the policy of the
necessary domains of knowledge, the AGENCY: Environmental Protection SAB Staff Office to accept written
relevant scientific perspectives (which, Agency (EPA). public comments of any length, and to

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accommodate oral public comments ACTION: Notice. representatives will discuss how these
wherever possible. The SAB Staff Office programs relate to and move forward
expects the public statements presented SUMMARY: The EPA Science Advisory from existing programs; and the
at its meetings will not be repetitive of Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a members will then deliberate on the
previously-submitted oral or written public meeting of the EPA Science advice they will provide to the
statements. Advisory Board (the Board) to discuss Administrator. The final agreed upon
Oral Comments: In general, each the EPA science and research programs Charge to the Board will be placed onto
individual or group requesting an oral and budget, and to conduct other Board the SAB Web site prior to this meeting.
presentation at a conference call activities. Availability of Review Material for the
meeting will be limited to a total time ADDRESSES: The meeting of the Science Board Meeting: Documents that are the
of three minutes (unless otherwise Advisory Board will be held in the subject of this meeting are available
indicated). Requests to provide oral Polaris Room of the Ronald Reagan from the SAB Staff Office Web site
comments must be in writing (e-mail, Building, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue,
fax, or mail) and received by the DFO NW., Washington, DC 20004. Procedures for Providing Public
no later than noon eastern time five DATES: February 17–18, 2005. A public Comment: It is the policy of the EPA
business days prior to the meeting in meeting of the Board will be held from Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff
order to reserve time on the meeting 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on February 17 Office to accept written public
agenda. Speakers should bring at least and 18, 2005 (eastern time). comments of any length, and to
35 copies of their comments and accommodate oral public comments
presentation slides for distribution to whenever possible. The EPA SAB Staff
Members of the public who wish to
the reviewers and public at the meeting. Office expects that public statements
obtain further information regarding the
Written Comments: Although the SAB presented at Board meetings will not be
SAB may contact Mr. Thomas O. Miller,
Staff Office accepts written comments repetitive of previously submitted oral
Designated Federal Officer (DFO), U.S.
until the date of the meeting (unless or written statements.
EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Oral Comments: In general, each
otherwise stated), written comments Office (1400F), 1200 Pennsylvania
should be received in the SAB Staff individual or group requesting an oral
Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460; presentation at a face-to-face meeting
Office no later than noon eastern time by telephone/voice mail at (202) 343–
five business days prior to the meeting will be limited to a total time of ten
9982; or via e-mail at minutes (unless otherwise indicated).
so that the comments may be made The SAB Mailing For conference call meetings,
available to the Panelists for their address is: U.S. EPA, Science Advisory opportunities for oral comment will
consideration. Comments should be Board (1400F), 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., usually be limited to no more than three
supplied to the DFO (preferably by e- NW., Washington, DC 20460. General minutes per speaker and no more than
mail) at the address/contact information information about the SAB, as well as fifteen minutes total. Interested parties
noted above in the following formats: any updates concerning the meeting should contact the Designated Federal
one hard copy with original signature, announced in this notice, may be found Official (DFO) in writing via e-mail at
and one electronic copy via e-mail in the SAB Web site at: http:// least one week prior to the meeting in
(acceptable file format: Adobe Acrobat order to be placed on the public speaker
PDF, WordPerfect, Word, or Rich Text SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: list for the meeting. Speakers should
files (in IBM-PC/Windows 98/2000/XP Background: The Science Advisory bring at least 35 copies of their
format)). Those providing written Board (SAB) was established by 42 comments and presentation slides for
comments and who attend the meeting U.S.C. 4365 to provide independent distribution to the participants and
are also asked to bring 35 copies of their scientific and technical advice, public at the meeting.
comments for public distribution. consultation, and recommendations to Written Comments: Although written
Meeting Access: Individuals requiring the EPA Administrator on the technical comments are accepted until the date of
special accommodation at this meeting basis for Agency positions and the meeting (unless otherwise stated),
should contact the DFO at the phone regulations. At this meeting, the SAB written comments should be received in
number or e-mail address noted above at will focus on EPA’s science and the SAB Staff Office at least one week
least five business days prior to the research programs included within the prior to the meeting date so that the
meeting, so that appropriate FY 2006 budget proposal. Evaluating comments may be made available to the
arrangements can be made. and advising the EPA Administrator on committee for their consideration.
Dated: January 21, 2005. the Agency science and research Comments should be supplied to the
Vanessa T. Vu, program budget is an annual activity of appropriate DFO at the address/contact
Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff the Science Advisory Board. At this information above in the following
Office. meeting, the SAB may also conduct a formats: one hard copy with original
[FR Doc. 05–1717 Filed 1–28–05; 8:45 am] review of one or more draft committee signature, and one electronic copy via e-
or panel reports that are being sent to it mail (acceptable file format: Adobe
for approval prior to delivery to the U.S. Acrobat, WordPerfect, Word, or Rich
EPA Administrator. Any such reviews Text files (in IBM–PC/Windows 98/
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION will be announced on the above 2000/XP format). Those providing
AGENCY mentioned SAB Web site at least one written comments and who attend the
week prior to the meeting. meeting are also asked to bring 35
[FRL–7865–6] For the Science and Research copies of their comments for public
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Advisory, the SAB will receive briefings distribution.
Notification of Upcoming Science by representatives from various EPA Meeting Accommodations:
Advisory Board Meeting organizations on the science and Individuals requiring special
research programs that are to be accommodation to access these
AGENCY: Environmental Protection conducted under the FY 2006 EPA meetings, should contact the relevant
Agency (EPA). budget request; members and EPA DFO at least five business days prior to

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