[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 81 (Friday, April 25, 2008)]
[Pages 22372-22373]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-9088]



[FRL-8558-2; Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2008-0245]

Draft Toxicological Review of Ethylene Glycol mono-Butyl Ether 
(EGBE): In Support of the Summary Information in the Integrated Risk 
Information System (IRIS)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of public comment period.


SUMMARY: The EPA is announcing a public comment period for the external 
review draft document entitled, ``Toxicological Review of Ethylene 
Glycol mono-Butyl Ether (EGBE): In Support of Summary Information on 
the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)'' (EPA/635/R-08/006A). 
EPA intends to consider comments and recommendations from the public 
and the expert panel meeting, which will be scheduled at a later date 
and announced in the Federal Register, when EPA finalizes the draft 
document. The public comment period will provide opportunities for all 
interested parties to comment on the document. EPA intends to forward 
public comments, submitted in accordance with this notice, to the 
external peer-review panel prior to the workshop for their 
    EPA is releasing this draft document solely for the purpose of pre-
dissemination public review under applicable information quality 
guidelines. This document has not been formally disseminated by EPA. It 
does not represent and should not be

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construed to represent any Agency policy or determination.
    The draft document is available via the Internet on NCEA's home 
page under the Recent Additions and the Data and Publications menus at 
http://www.epa.gov/ncea. When finalizing the draft document, EPA 
intends to consider any public comments that EPA receives in accordance 
with this notice.

DATES: The public comment period begins April 25, 2008, and ends June 
24, 2008. Technical comments should be in writing and must be received 
by EPA by June 24, 2008. EPA intends to submit comments from the public 
received by this date for consideration by the external peer-review 

ADDRESSES: The draft ``Toxicological Review of Ethylene Glycol mono-
Butyl Ether (EGBE): In Support of the Summary Information on the 
Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)'' is available via the 
Internet on the National Center for Environmental Assessment's (NCEA) 
home page under the Recent Additions and the Data and Publications 
menus at http://www.epa.gov/ncea. A limited number of paper copies are 
available by contacting the Information Management Team, NCEA; 
telephone: 703-347-8561; facsimile: 703-347-8691. If you are requesting 
a paper copy, please provide your name, mailing address, and the 
document title.
    Comments may be submitted electronically via www.regulations.gov, 
by mail, by facsimile, or by hand delivery/courier. Please follow the 
detailed instructions as provided in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION 
section of this notice.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information on the public comment 
period, contact the Office of Environmental Information Docket; 
telephone: 202-566-1752; facsimile: 202-566-1753; or e-mail: 
[email protected].
    If you have questions about the document, contact, Angela Howard, 
Chemical Manager, National Center for Environmental Assessment; 
telephone: (919) 541-5133; facsimile: (919) 541-0248; e-mail: 
[email protected].


I. Summary of Information about the Integrated Risk Information System 

    IRIS is a database that contains potential adverse human health 
effects information that may result from chronic (or lifetime) exposure 
to specific chemical substances found in the environment. The database 
(available on the Internet at http://www.epa.gov/iris) contains 
qualitative and quantitative health effects information for more than 
500 chemical substances that may be used to support the first two steps 
(hazard identification and dose-response evaluation) of a risk 
assessment process. When supported by available data, the database 
provides oral reference doses (RfDs) and inhalation reference 
concentrations (RfCs) for chronic health effects, and oral slope 
factors and inhalation unit risks for carcinogenic effects. Combined 
with specific exposure information, government and private entities can 
use IRIS data to help characterize public health risks of chemical 
substances in a site-specific situation and thereby support risk 
management decisions designed to protect public health.

II. How to Submit Technical Comments to the Docket at http://www.regulations.gov

    Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2008-
0245 by one of the following methods:
     http://www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line 
instructions for submitting comments.
     E-mail: [email protected].
     Fax: 202-566-1753.
     Mail: Office of Environmental Information (OEI) Docket 
(Mail Code: 2822T), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460. The phone number is 202-
     Hand Delivery: The OEI Docket is located in the EPA 
Headquarters Docket Center, EPA West Building, Room 3334, 1301 
Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. The EPA Docket Center Public 
Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through 
Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Public 
Reading Room is 202-566-1744. Such deliveries are only accepted during 
the docket's normal hours of operation, and special arrangements should 
be made for deliveries of boxed information.
    If you provide comments by mail or hand delivery, please submit one 
unbound original with pages numbered consecutively, and three copies of 
the comments. For attachments, provide an index, number pages 
consecutively with the comments, and submit an unbound original and 
three copies.
    Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-
2008-0245. Please ensure that your comments are submitted within the 
specified comment period. Comments received after the closing date will 
be marked ``late,'' and may only be considered if time permits. It is 
EPA's policy to include all comments it receives in the public docket 
without change and to make the comments available online at http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, 
unless a comment includes information claimed to be Confidential 
Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is 
restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you consider to 
be CBI or otherwise protected through http://www.regulations.gov or e-
mail. The http://www.regulations.gov Web site is an ``anonymous 
access'' system, which means EPA will not know your identity or contact 
information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you 
send an e-mail comment directly to EPA without going through http://www.regulations.gov, your e-mail address will be automatically captured 
and included as part of the comment that is placed in the public docket 
and made available on the Internet. If you submit an electronic 
comment, EPA recommends that you include your name and other contact 
information in the body of your comment and with any disk or CD-ROM you 
submit. If EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties 
and cannot contact you for clarification, EPA may not be able to 
consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid the use of special 
characters, any form of encryption, and be free of any defects or 
viruses. For additional information about EPA's public docket visit the 
EPA Docket Center homepage at http://www.epa.gov/epahome/dockets.htm.
    Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index. Although listed in the index, some 
information is not publicly available, e.g., CBI or other information 
whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such 
as copyrighted material, will be publicly available only in hard copy. 
Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically 
in http://www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the OEI Docket in the 
EPA Headquarters Docket Center.

    Dated: April 16, 2008.
Peter W. Preuss,
Director, National Center for Environmental Assessment.
[FR Doc. E8-9088 Filed 4-24-08; 8:45 am]