The Environmental Protection Agency has filed federal register requests for comments on the Scientific and Ethical Approaches for Observational Exposure Studies. The 30-day public comment period began 4 October 2007, and is scheduled to end 19 November 2007.

The Environmental Protection Agency is conducting four teleconferences of the Science Advisory Board Committee on Valuing the Protection of Ecological Systems and Services (C-VPESS) to give the public the opportunity to discuss components of a draft report on the value of ecological systems and services. The public teleconferences will occur on 19 November 2007, 20 November 2007, 3 December 2007, and 10 December 2007. All calls will begin at 1 p.m. and end at 3 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time).

On 5 February 2008, the Department of Commerce will host a conference, “Charting our Energy Future,” for experts from the federal government, U.S. industry, academia, and public interest groups to explore and discuss strategies to promote the rapid uptake of clean energy technologies in the United States, as set forth in the President’s Advanced Energy Initiative.

Further information regarding the reports and how to submit comments and participate in events can be found through AIBS’ Federal Register Resource webpage,


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