[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 205 (Monday, October 25, 2010)]
[Pages 65481-65482]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-26909]




Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of a Public 
Teleconference of the Chartered Science Advisory Board

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a 
public teleconference of the chartered SAB on November 22, 2010 to 
conduct a quality review of a draft SAB report.

DATES: The public teleconference will be held on November 22, 2010 from 
2 p.m. to 5 p.m. (Eastern Time).

ADDRESSES: The public teleconference will be conducted by telephone 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public wishing to 
obtain general information concerning this public teleconference should 
contact Dr. Angela Nugent, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), EPA 
Science Advisory Board (1400R), 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., 
Washington, DC 20460; via telephone/voice mail (202) 564-2218; fax 
(202) 565-2098; or e-mail at [email protected]. General information 
concerning the EPA Science Advisory Board can be found on the SAB Web 
site at http://www.epa.gov/sab.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee 
Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C., App. 2, notice is hereby given that the EPA 
Science Advisory Board will hold a public teleconference to quality 
review a revised draft report from the SAB Work

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Group regarding EPA's Toxicological Review of Inorganic Arsenic In 
Support of Summary Information on the Integrated Risk Information 
System (IRIS) (External Review Draft, February 2010). The SAB was 
established pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 4365 to provide independent 
scientific and technical advice to the Administrator on the technical 
basis for Agency positions and regulations. The SAB is a Federal 
Advisory Committee under FACA. The SAB will comply with the provisions 
of FACA and all appropriate SAB Staff Office procedural policies.
    Background: The chartered SAB conducted a quality review of draft 
report dated May 13, 2010 from the SAB Work Group on June 16, 2010 (75 
FR 27553-27554). Background information about this SAB advisory 
activity and the chartered SAB's June quality review can be found on 
the SAB Web site at http://yosemite.epa.gov/sab/sabproduct.nsf/fedrgstr_activites/Rev%20Tox%20Review%20Inorg%20Arsenic?OpenDocument. 
After the June teleconference, the work group revised the draft report 
in light of comments received.
    Availability of Meeting Materials: The agenda, draft SAB work group 
report, and other materials in support of the teleconference will be 
placed on the SAB Web site at http://www.epa.gov/sab in advance of the 
    Procedures for Providing Public Input: Public comment for 
consideration by EPA's Federal advisory committees and panels has a 
different purpose from public comment provided to EPA program offices. 
Therefore, the process for submitting comments to a Federal advisory 
committee is different from the process used to submit comments to an 
EPA program office. Federal advisory committees and panels, including 
scientific advisory committees, provide independent advice to EPA. 
Members of the public can submit comments for a Federal advisory 
committee to consider as it develops advice for EPA. They should send 
their comments directly to the Designated Federal Officer for the 
relevant advisory committee. Oral Statements: In general, individuals 
or groups requesting time to make an oral presentation at a public SAB 
teleconference will be limited to three minutes. Those interested in 
being placed on the public speakers list should contact Dr. Nugent at 
the contact information provided above by November 15, 2010. Written 
Statements: Written statements should be received in the SAB Staff 
Office by November 15, 2010. Written statements should be supplied to 
the DFO via e-mail to [email protected] (acceptable file format: 
Adobe Acrobat PDF, WordPerfect, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, or Rich Text 
files in IBM-PC/Windows 98/2000/XP format). Submitters are asked to 
provide versions of each document submitted with and without 
signatures, because the SAB Staff Office does not publish documents 
with signatures on its Web sites.
    Accessibility: For information on access or services for 
individuals with disabilities, please contact Dr. Angela Nugent at 
(202) 564-2218 or [email protected]. To request accommodation of a 
disability, please contact her preferably at least 10 days prior to the 
teleconference, to give EPA as much time as possible to process your 

    Dated: October 18, 2010.
Vanessa T. Vu,
Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office.
[FR Doc. 2010-26909 Filed 10-22-10; 8:45 am]