AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
SUMMARY: There will be a 4-day public peer review meeting of the
Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) Scientific
Advisory Panel (SAP) to consider and review the use of new approach
methodologies (NAMs) to derive extrapolation factors and evaluate
developmental neurotoxicity for human health risk assessment. Preceding
the public peer review meeting, there will be a public preparatory
virtual meeting, conducted via teleconference and webcast, to consider
the scope and clarity of the draft charge questions for this peer
review. In addition, EPA is requesting nominations of prospective
candidates for service as ad hoc reviewers to assist the FIFRA SAP with
this review. Any interested person or organization may nominate
qualified individuals to be considered as prospective candidates for
this review by following the instructions provided in this notice.
Nominations: Submit nominations of candidates to serve as ad hoc
reviewers on or before July 2, 2020.
Preparatory Virtual Meeting: The preparatory virtual meeting will
be held on August 25, 2020, from 1:00 p.m. to approximately 4:00 p.m.
(EDT). You must register online on or before August 25, 2020, to
receive the webcast meeting link and audio teleconference information.
You must submit your written comments or request time to present oral
comments for the preparatory virtual meeting on or before noon, August
Peer Review Meeting: The 4-day public peer review meeting will be
held September 15-18, 2020, from 9:00 a.m. to approximately 5:00 p.m.
(EDT) (as needed, updated times for each day may be provided in the
meeting agenda that will be posted in the docket at http://www.regulations.gov and the FIFRA SAP website at http://www.epa.gov/SAP). To make oral comments during the peer review meeting and be
included on the meeting agenda, please register by noon on September 9,
2020. Any written comments submitted for the peer review meeting on or
before September 9, 2020, will be provided to the FIFRA SAP for their
consideration before the meeting. Comments received after September 9,
2020, and prior to the oral public comment period during the meeting
will be available to the FIFRA SAP for their consideration during the
Special accommodations: Requests for special accommodations should
be submitted on or before August 25, 2020, to allow EPA time to process
Nominations: Submit your nominations of candidates to the
Designated Federal Official (DFO) listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
Preparatory Virtual Meeting: Registration is required to
participate during the public preparatory virtual meeting. Please refer
to the FIFRA SAP website at http://www.epa.gov/sap for information on
how to register.
Peer Review Meeting: The location of the 4-day public peer review
meeting will be announced on the FIFRA SAP website at http://
www.epa.gov/sap. You may also subscribe to the following listserv for
alerts regarding this and other SAP-related activities: https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/USAEPAOPPT/subscriber/new?topicid=USAEPAOPPT101. This peer review meeting may also be
viewed via webcast. Please refer to the FIFRA SAP website at http://
www.epa.gov/sap for information on how to access the webcast.
Special accommodations: For information on access or services for
individuals with disabilities, and to request accommodation for a
disability, please contact the DFO listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
Comments: Submit requests to present oral comments to the DFO
listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.
Submit written comments, identified by docket identification (ID)
number EPA-HQ-OPP-2020-0263, through the Federal eRulemaking Portal:
http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for
submitting comments. Do not electronically submit any information you
consider to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other
information whose disclosure is restricted by statute.
Additional information on commenting or visiting the docket, along
with more information about dockets generally, is available at http://www.epa.gov/dockets. For additional instructions related to this
meeting, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Please note that due to the current COVID-19 public health
emergency the EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC) and Reading Room were closed
to public visitors on March 31, 2020. Our EPA/DC staff will continue to
provide customer service via email, phone, and webform. For further
information on EPA/DC services, docket contact information and the
current status of the EPA/DC and Reading Room, please visit https://www.epa.gov/dockets. For questions about this docket, you may also
contact the DFO listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tamue Gibson, DFO, Office of Science
Coordination and Policy (7201M), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200
Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number:
(202) 564-7642; email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.