The National Environmental Policy Act
AGENCY: Council on Environmental Quality.
ACTION: Notice of Availability, “A Citizen’s Guide to the National Environmental Policy Act—Having Your Voice Heard.”
SUMMARY: The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) has published “A Citizen’s Guide to the NEPA—Having Your Voice Heard.” The guide explains the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and how it is implemented, as well as how people outside the Federal government— individual citizens, private sector permit applicants, members of organized groups, and representatives of Tribal, State, or local governments—can better participate in the Federal environmental impact assessment process. This informational guide contains no new requirements.
ADDRESSES: Electronic or facsimile requests are preferred given that Federal agencies often experience mail delays as a result of security screening. Submit requests for the guide via electronic mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “NEPA Citizen’s Guide.”
Fax requests to “NEPA Citizen’s Guide” at (202) 456-0753. Mail requests to NEPA Citizen’s Guide, Attn.: Associate Director for NEPA Oversight, 722 Jackson Place, NW., Washington, DC 20503.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Horst Greczmiel at (202) 395-5750.
AGENCY: Department of Defense.
SUMMARY: This Notice is published in accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463). The topic of the meeting on March 11-12, 2008 is to review new start and continuing research and development projects requesting Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program funds in excess of $1 M. This meeting is open to the public. Any interested person may attend, appear before, or file statements with the Scientific Advisory Board at the time and in the manner permitted by the Board.
DATES: Tuesday, March 11, 2008 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, March 12, 2008 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
ADDRESSES: SERDP Program Office Conference Center, 901 North Stuart Street, Suite 804, Arlington, VA 22203.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Sharee Malcolm, SERDP Program Office, 901 North Stuart Street, Suite 303, Arlington, VA or by telephone at (703) 696-2119.
AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.
Notice is here given in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. Appendix (1988), of a meeting of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee (Review Committee). The Review Committee will meet on May 15-16, 2008, at the F.K. Bemis International Conference Center on the Campus of St. Norbert College, 100 Grant Street, De Pere, WI 54115-2099. Meeting sessions will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. each day.
The agenda for the meeting includes preparation of the Review Committee’s Report to Congress for 2007; update on National NAGPRA Program activities during the first half of fiscal year 2008; reports from the National NAGPRA Program on projects requested by the Review Committee; update and Review Committee recommendations on development of the draft proposed rule for disposition of unclaimed cultural items excavated or removed from Federal or tribal lands after November 16, 1990 (43 CFR 10.7); update on development of the final rule for disposition of culturally unidentifiable Native American human remains in collections (43 CFR 10.11); requests for recommendations regarding the disposition of culturally unidentifiable human remains; presentations and statements by Indian tribes, Native Hawaiian organizations, museums, Federal agencies, and the public; and selection of dates and site for spring 2009 meeting.
A detailed agenda for this meeting will be posted by April 30, 2008, at http://www.nps.gov/history/nagpra/.
Requests to schedule a presentation to the Review Committee during the meeting should be submitted in writing no later than April 15, 2008. Requests should include an abstract of the presentation and contact information for the presenters. Persons also may submit written statements for consideration by the Review Committee during the meeting. Send requests and statements to the Designated Federal Officer, NAGPRA Review Committee by U.S. Mail to the National Park Service, 1849 C Street NW (2253), Washington, DC 20240; or by commercial delivery to the National Park Service, 1201 Eye Street NW, 8th floor, Washington, DC 20005. Because increased security in the Washington, DC, area may delay delivery of U.S. Mail to Government offices, copies of mailed requests and statements should also be faxed to (202) 371-5197. Written submissions may be received by the Designated Federal Officer until the close of business on April 15, 2008.
Transcripts of Review Committee meetings are available approximately eight weeks after each meeting at the National NAGPRA Program office, 1201 Eye Street NW, 8th floor, Washington, DC. To request electronic copies of meeting transcripts, send an e-mail message to Tim_McKeown@nps.gov.
AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
ACTION: Notice of document availability and external peer review meeting.
SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection is announcing the availability of a draft report titled, Draft Nanomaterial Research Strategy (EPA/600/S-08/002), which was prepared by EPA’s Office of Research and Development (ORD). EPA is also announcing that Versar, Inc., an EPA contractor for external peer review, will convene a panel of experts and will organize and conduct an independent expert external peer meeting April 11, 2008, to review the draft document. Versar, Inc. invites the public to register to attend this meeting as observers. In addition, Versar, Inc. invites the public to give oral comments or provide written comments at the external peer review meeting regarding the draft document under review. The expert panel will review the draft document and consider public comments received prior to the meeting in the official public docket for this activity under docket ID number EPA-HQ-ORD-2008-0114 as well as comments made by the public at the meeting. The draft document is available through http://www.regulations.gov and at http://es.epa.gov/ncer/nano/publications/index.html. In preparing a final document, EPA will consider Versar, Inc.’s report of the comments and recommendations from the external peer-review meeting, as well as public comments. EPA plans to issue a final research strategy for nanomaterials in 2008. The public release of this draft document is solely for the purpose of seeking public comment and external peer review. This draft research strategy does not represent and should not be construed to represent any EPA policy, viewpoint, or determination.
DATES: The peer review panel meeting will begin on April 11, 2008, at 9 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. The public comment period begins on February 7, 2008, and ends 30-days after publication in the Federal Register. Technical comments should be in writing and must be received by EPA 30- days after publication of the Federal Register Notice.
ADDRESSES: The independent expert external peer review meeting will be held at the Westin Alexandria, located at 400 Courthouse Square, Alexandria, VA; telephone 703-253-8600. Members of the public may attend the meeting as observers, and there will be a limited time for comments from the public in the afternoon. Space is limited, and reservations will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis. To attend this meeting, register by April 4, 2008, by visiting http://epa.versar.com/nanostrategy or contact Ms.Gina Casciano of Versar, Inc., 6850 Versar Center, Springfield, VA, 22151, at 703-642-6813, and via e-mail at GCasciano@Versar.com. You will be asked for your name, contact information, the organization you represent, and your title. Please indicate if you intend to make an oral statement during the public comment period at the meeting. You may also submit comments prior to the meeting, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2008-0114, by one of the following methods: http://www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments.
AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
SUMMARY: EPA is convening a half-day public workshop to discuss the Agency’s draft administrative policies and procedures for completing the initial screening and testing under EPA’s Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP). In the Federal Register issue of December 13, 2007 (72 FR 70842) (FRL-8340-3), EPA announced the availability for public review and comment of the draft policies and procedures EPA is considering adopting for conducting the initial screening and testing under EDSP. A 1-day public workshop was held on December 17, 2007, in Arlington, VA to help the public understand the draft policies and procedures. Subsequently, EPA extended the public comment period for the draft policies and procedures by 30 days in the Federal Register issue of February 6, 2008 (73 FR 6963) (FRL-8351-2). The public comment period now ends March 12, 2008. The purpose of the second public workshop, announced in this notice, is to provide another opportunity for the public to ask questions about the draft EDSP policies and procedures.
DATES: The meeting will be held on Thursday, February 28, 2008, from 9 a.m. to noon. Special accommodations: For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, and to request accommodation of a disability, please contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT at least 10 days prior to the meeting to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request.
ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Environmental Protection Agency, Conference Center-Lobby Level, One Potomac Yard (South Bldg.), 2777 S. Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA 22202.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Wooge, Office of Science Coordination and Policy (OSCP), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (202) 546-8476; e-mail address: email@example.com.
AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
ACTION: Notice of meetings.
SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92- 463, the Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development (ORD), gives notice of two meetings of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Global Mid-Cycle Subcommittee.
DATES: The first meeting (a teleconference call) will be held on Thursday, February 28, 2008, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The second meeting (a teleconference call) will be held on Tuesday, March 4, 2008, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The meetings may adjourn early if all business is finished. Requests for the draft agenda or for making oral presentations at the meetings will be accepted up to 1 business day before each meeting.
ADDRESSES: Participation in the conference calls will be by teleconference only—meeting rooms will not be used. Members of the public may obtain the call-in number and access code for the calls from Monica Rodia, whose contact information is listed under the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice.