AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
SUMMARY: EPA will be hosting a public meeting entitled, "Workshop for
Public Input on Considerations for Risk Assessment of Genetically
Engineered Algae'' on September 30, 2015. The objective of this
workshop is to receive public input and comments on EPA's data needs to
support risk assessments of biotechnology products subject to oversight
under the Toxic Substances Control Act that make use of genetically
engineered algae and cyanobacteria. The workshop will inform an update
to an EPA guidance document entitled "Points to Consider in The
Preparation of TSCA Biotechnology Submissions for Microorganisms''. EPA
encourages all members of the public interested in participating in
this workshop to register to attend, whether in-person or through the
Web-connect and teleconference that will also be available.
DATES: Meeting. The workshop will be held on Wednesday, September 30,
2015, from 8 a.m. to noon, EDT.
Meeting registration. Advance registration must be completed no
later than 11:59 p.m., EDT, on Friday, September 25, 2015. On-site
registration will be permitted, but seating and speaking priority will
be given to those who register by this deadline.
To request accommodation of a disability, please contact the
workshop logistics person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT,
preferably at least 10 days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much
time as possible to process your request.
Comments. EPA will hear oral comments on Wednesday, September 30,
2015, and accept comments and materials submitted in the docket by
October 31, 2015.
ADDRESSES: Meeting. The workshop will be held at the Omni Shoreham
Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW., Washington, DC 20008. The workshop will
also be available via Web connect and teleconferencing for all
registered participants, for further information see Unit III.A. under
Meeting registration. You may register online, by U.S. Postal
Service, by overnight/priority mail, or in person at the meeting. To
register online go to https://projects.erg.com/conferences/oppt/workshophome.htm and complete the online registration form. To register
by U.S. Postal Service or overnight/priority mail, mail your
registration to: Erin Pittorino, ERG, 110 Hartwell Ave., Lexington, MA
Comments. Submit comments and materials, identified by docket ID
number EPA-HQ-OPPT-2015-0508, by one of the following methods:
Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov.
Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Do not submit
electronically any information you consider to be Confidential Business
Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted
Mail: Document Control Office (7407M), Office of Pollution
Prevention and Toxics (OPPT), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200
Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001.
Hand Delivery: To make special arrangements for hand
delivery or delivery of boxed information, please follow the
instructions at http://www.epa.gov/dockets/contacts.html.
Additional instructions on commenting or visiting the docket, along
with more information about dockets in general is available at http://www.epa.gov/dockets.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For technical information contact:
Carolina Pe[ntilde]alva-Arana, Risk Assessment Division, Office of
Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200
Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number:
(202) 564-4816; email address: email@example.com.
For workshop logistics or registration contact: Erin Pittorino,
ERG, 110 Hartwell Ave., Lexington, MA 02421; telephone number: (781)
674-7260; email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For general information contact: The TSCA-Hotline, ABVI-Goodwill,
422 South Clinton Ave., Rochester, NY 14620; telephone number: (202)
554-1404; email address: TSCA-Hotline@epa.gov.