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Federal Register Summary for the Week of 5-8 July 2005


EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Request for Nomination of Candidates for the EPA Science Advisory Board Committees

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION: Notice.

SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office is soliciting nominations for consideration of membership on three SAB standing committees. Nominees in response to this request for nominations will be considered for membership on the SAB Drinking Water, Ecological Processes and Effects, and Radiation Advisory Committees. This process supplements other efforts to identify qualified candidates.

DATES: Nominations should be submitted in time to arrive no later than August 5, 2005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To submit a hard copy of the form noted below (for those unable to submit the information in electronic form), please contact Ms. Patricia L. Thomas, U.S. EPA SAB Staff Office (Mail Code 1400F), 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460 (FedEx/Courier address: U.S. EPA SAB, Suite 3600, 1025 F Street, NW., Washington DC 20004), (202) 343-9974 (telephone), (202) 233-0643 (fax), or via email at . Inquiries regarding general scientific work of the SAB may be directed to Dr. Anthony F. Maciorowski, Associate Director for Science, U.S. EPA SAB Staff Office, (202) 343-9983 (telephone), or via email at . Specific inquiries regarding the scientific work of the SAB Drinking Water Committee may be directed to Dr. Suhair Shallal, designated Federal Officer, U.S. EPA SAB Staff Office, (202) 343-9977 (telephone), or via email at . Specific inquiries regarding the scientific work of the SAB Ecological Processes and Effects Committee may be directed to Dr. Thomas Armitage, Designated Federal Officer, U.S. EPA SAB Staff Office, (202) 343-9995 (telephone), or via email at . Specific inquiries regarding the scientific work of the SAB Radiation Advisory Committee may be directed to Dr. Jack Kooyoomjian, Designated Federal Officer, U.S. EPA SAB Staff Office, (202) 343-9984 (telephone), or via email at .


Environmental Laboratory Advisory Board (ELAB) Meeting Dates, and Agenda

ACTION: Notice of teleconference meetings.

SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency's Environmental Laboratory Advisory Board (ELAB), as previously announced, will have teleconference meetings on July 20, 2005 at 1 p.m. e.t.; August 17, 2005 at 1 p.m. e.t.; September 21, 2005 at 1 p.m. e.t.; October 19, 2005 at 1 p.m. e.t.; and November 16, 2005 at 1 p.m. e.t. to discuss the ideas and views presented at the previous ELAB meetings, as well as new business. Items to be discussed by over these coming meetings include: (1) Expanding the number of laboratories seeking National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Conference (NELAC) accreditation; (2) homeland security issues affecting the laboratory community; (3) ELAB support to the Agency's Forum on Environmental Measurements (FEM); (4) implementing the performance approach; (5) increasing state participation in NELAC; and (6) follow-up on some of ELAB's past recommendations and issues. In addition to these teleconferences, ELAB will be hosting their next face-to-face meeting on July 25, 2005 at the Wyndham City Center Hotel in Washington, DC from 8:30-11:30 a.m. e.t. and an open forum session on August 9, 2005 at the Sheraton Capital Center in Raleigh, North Carolina at 5:30 p.m. e.t. Written comments on laboratory accreditation issues and/or environmental monitoring issues are encouraged and should be sent to Ms. Lara P. Autry, DFO, U.S. EPA (E243-05), 109 T. W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, faxed to (919) 541-4261, or e-mailed to . Members of the public are invited to listen to the teleconference calls, and time permitting, will be allowed to comment on issues discussed during this and previous ELAB meetings. Those persons interested in attending should call Lara P. Autry at (919) 541-5544 to obtain teleconference information. The number of lines for the teleconferences, however, are limited and will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis. Preference will be given to a group wishing to attend over a request from an individual.



National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Amended Notice of Meeting

Notice is hereby given of a change in the meeting of the Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, July 11, 2005, 8:30 a.m. to July 12, 2005, 6 p.m., Embassy Suites Hotel, 4300 Military Road, Washington, DC 20015 which was published in the Federal Register on June 22, 2005, 70 FR 36195-36197.

The meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn Chevy Chase, 5520 Wisconsin Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD 20815. The meeting dates and time remain the same. The meeting is closed to the public.


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