[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 198 (Friday, October 14, 2005)]
[Pages 60077-60078]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-20601]




Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of Advisory 
Meeting of the SAB All-Ages Lead Model (AALM) Review Panel

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) Science 
Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public meeting of the SAB 
All-Ages Lead Model Review Panel (Panel) for the purpose of providing 
the Agency with advice and recommendations on the recently-developed 
All-Ages Lead Model.

DATES: The meeting will be held Thursday, October 27, 2005, from 9 a.m. 
to 5:30 p.m. (eastern time), and Friday, October 28, 2005, from 9 a.m. 
to 2 p.m. (eastern time).

ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place at SAB Conference Center, 1025 F 
Street, NW., Suite 3700, Washington, DC 20004.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public who would 
like to submit written or brief oral comments (5 minutes or less), or 
wants further information concerning this meeting, may contact Mr. Fred 
Butterfield, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), EPA Science Advisory 
Board (1400F), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania 
Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460; via telephone/voice mail: (202) 343-
9994; fax: (202) 233-0643; or e-mail at: [email protected]. 
General information concerning the EPA Science Advisory Board can be 
found on the EPA Web site at: http://www.epa.gov/sab.

established by 42 U.S.C. 4365 to provide independent scientific and 
technical advice, consultation, and recommendations to the EPA 
Administrator on the technical basis for Agency positions and 
regulations. The SAB is a Federal advisory committee chartered under 
the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended, 5 U.S.C., App. 
The Panel will provide advice through the chartered SAB, and will 
comply with the provisions of FACA and all appropriate SAB Staff Office 
procedural policies.
    The SAB Staff Office recently established the SAB AALM Review Panel 
to provide the EPA Administrator, through the SAB, with advice and 
recommendations on the Agency's All-Ages Lead Model. The Panel will 
comply with the provisions of FACA and all appropriate SAB Staff Office 
procedural policies.
    Background: The SAB Staff Office has formed this Panel at the 
request of EPA's Office of Research and Development (ORD), National 
Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA), to provide advice and 
recommendations to the Agency on EPA's recently-developed All-Ages Lead 
Model (AALM). The AALM is designed to predict lead concentrations in 
body tissues and organs for a hypothetical individual, based on a 
simulated lifetime of lead exposure. Statistical methods can be used to 
extrapolate to a population of similarly-exposed individuals. The 
precursor to the AALM was the Integrated Exposure Uptake Biokinetic 
(IEUBK) Model for Lead in Children. The IEUBK Model underwent peer 
review by the SAB in 1991 and was subsequently revised in response to 
that review, leading to release of Version 0.99d of the IEUBK Model in 
March 1994. Since then, the IEUBK Model has been widely accepted and 
used in the risk assessment community as a tool for implementing the 
site-specific risk assessment process when the issue is childhood lead 
exposure. Based on further refinement of the IEUBK Model and its 
expansion for use with additional age groups beyond pediatric 
populations 6 years old or younger, the AALM has recently been 
developed to cover older childhood and adult lead exposure. The 
anticipated outcome will be reduced uncertainty in lead exposure 
assessments for children and adults.
    Any questions concerning either the AALM or the IEUBK Model for 
Lead in Children should be directed to Dr. Robert Elias, NCEA-RTP, at 
phone (919) 541-4167; or e-mail [email protected].
    Availability of Meeting Materials: NCEA-RTP has posted the ``All-
Ages Lead Model (AALM) Version 1.05 (External Review Draft)'' and 
related materials (including the Guidance Manual for the AALM Version 
1.05) on the NCEA Web site at http://cfpub.epa.gov/ncea/cfm/recordisplay.cfm?deid=139314. Furthermore, the SAB Staff Office will 
post a copy of the final agenda and charge to the Panel for this 
advisory meeting on the SAB Web site at http://www.epa.gov/sab (under 
``Meeting Agendas'') and http://www.epa.gov/sab/panels/ad_hoc_aalm_rev_panel.htm in advance of the Panel meeting.
    Procedures for Providing Public Comment: The SAB Staff Office 
accepts written public comments of any length, and will accommodate 
oral public comments whenever possible. The SAB Staff Office expects 
that public will not repeat previously-submitted oral or written 
statements. Oral Comments: Requests to provide oral comments must be in 
writing (e-mail, fax or mail) and received by Mr. Butterfield no later 
than October 20, 2005 to reserve time on the October 27, 2005 meeting 
agenda. Opportunities for oral comments will be limited to five minutes 
per speaker. Written Comments: Written comments should be received in 
the SAB Staff Office by October 21, 2005 so that the comments may be 
made available to the members of the members of the SAB AALM Review 
Panel for their consideration. Comments should be supplied to Mr. 
Butterfield at the contact information provided above, in the following 
formats: one hard copy with original signature, and one electronic copy 
via e-mail (acceptable file format: Adobe Acrobat PDF, WordPerfect, 
Word, or Rich Text files (in IBM-PC/Windows 98/2000/XP format)). Those 
providing written comments and who attend the meeting in person are 
also asked to bring 75 copies of their comments for public 
    Meeting: Individuals requiring special accommodation at this 
meeting, including wheelchair access to the conference room, should 
contact Mr. Butterfield at the phone number or e-mail address noted 
above no later than October 20, 2005 so that appropriate arrangements 
can be made.

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    Dated: October 6, 2005.
Anthony F. Maciorowski,
Associate Director for Science, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff 
[FR Doc. 05-20601 Filed 10-13-05; 8:45 am]