[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 201 (Thursday, October 16, 2008)]
[Pages 61416-61417]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-24595]



[FRL-8730-2; Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2008-00461]

Draft Toxicological Review of Tetrachloroethylene 
(Perchloroethylene): In Support of the Summary Information in the 
Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of peer-review meeting.


SUMMARY: EPA is announcing that the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) 
will convene an independent panel of experts and organize and conduct a 
review of the draft document titled, ``Toxicological Review of 
Tetrachloroethylene (Perchloroethylene): In Support of Summary 
Information on the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)'' (EPA/
635/R-08/011A). The NAS is organizing, convening, and conducting this 
independent peer-review meeting. A public meeting of the NAS peer 
review panel will be held on November 13, 2008.
    The draft document was prepared by the National Center for 
Environmental Assessment (NCEA) within EPA's Office of Research and 
Development and was released on June 26, 2008, (73 FR 36321) solely for 
the purpose of pre-dissemination peer review under applicable 
information quality guidelines. This document has not been formally 
disseminated by EPA. It does not represent and should not be construed 
to represent any Agency policy or determination.
    The draft ``Toxicological Review of Tetrachloroethylene 
(Perchloroethylene): In Support of Summary Information on the 
Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)'' is available on the 
Internet on NCEA's home page under a June 26, 2008, Recent Additions 
entry and the Data and Publications menus at http://www.epa.gov/ncea. 
Copies are not available from NAS.
    In previous Federal Register notices concerning this draft 
document, EPA announced a 90-day public comment period that ended 
September 24, 2008, (73 FR 36321), as well as a public

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listening session that was held on August 18 (73 FR 43932). Submitted 
public comments may be accessed at http://www.regulations.gov under 
Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2008-0461. EPA intends to forward public 
comments submitted in accordance with the June 26, 2008, Federal 
Register notice to the NAS for consideration by the external peer 
review panel prior to the November 13, 2008, meeting. In finalizing the 
draft document, EPA will consider public comments and recommendations 
from the expert panel.
    NAS invites the public to register to attend this peer review panel 
meeting as observers. In addition, NAS invites the public to give oral 
and/or provide written comments at the meeting regarding the draft 
document under review. Space is limited, and reservations will be 
accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. A time limit for 
presentations will be specified by the NAS based on the number of 

DATES: The peer-review panel meeting will be held on November 13, 2008, 
beginning at 1 p.m. and ending at 4 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The peer-review panel meeting will be held at the NAS's Keck 
Center, 500 Fifth St., NW., Washington, DC 20001, in Room 201. For 
details about registering for and attending the meeting, please see the 
NAS's Web site at http://www8.nationalacademies.org/cp/projectview.aspx?key=48697.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions regarding information, 
registration, access or services for individuals with disabilities, or 
logistics for the external peer-review panel meeting should be directed 
to NAS. For further information, please see the NAS's Web site http://www8.nationalacademies.org/cp/projectview.aspx?key=48697. For technical 
information about the document, please contact the Information 
Management Team, NCEA; telephone: 703-347-8561; facsimile: 703-347-
8691; e-mail [email protected].

    Dated: October 8, 2008.
Peter Preuss,
Director, National Center for Environmental Assessment.
[FR Doc. E8-24595 Filed 10-15-08; 8:45 am]