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Requests to participate in the meeting, identified by docket ID number HQ-OPPT-2006-0929, may be submitted to the technical person listed under
This action is directed to the public in general. This action may, however, be of interest to all parties interested in FOSTTA and in hearing more about the perspectives of the States on EPA programs and the information exchange regarding important issues related to human health and environmental exposure to toxics. Since other entities may also be interested, the Agency has not attempted to describe all the specific entities that may be affected by this action. However, in the interest of time and efficiency, the meetings are structured to provide maximum opportunity for State and EPA participants to discuss items on the predetermined agenda. At the discretion of the chair, an effort will be made to accommodate participation by observers attending the proceedings. If you have any questions regarding the applicability of this action to a particular entity, consult the people listed under
The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), 15 U.S.C. 2609 section 10(g), authorizes EPA and other Federal agencies to establish and coordinate a system for exchange among Federal, state, and local authorities of research and development results respecting toxic chemical substances and mixtures, including a system to facilitate and promote the development of standard data format and analysis and consistent testing procedures. Through FOSTTA, the CIMP focuses on EPA's chemical program and works to develop a more coordinated effort involving Federal, state, and tribal agencies. P2 promotes the prevention ethic across society, helping to integrate P2 into mainstream environmental activities at the Federal level and among the states and tribes. TAP concentrates on chemical and prevention issues that are most relevant to the tribes, including lead control and abatement, tribal traditional/subsistence life ways, and hazard communications and outreach. FOSTTA's vision is to focus on major policy-level issues of importance to states and tribes, recruit more senior state and tribal leaders, increase outreach to all 50 states and some 560 Federally recognized tribes, and vigorously seek ways to engage the states and tribes in ongoing substantive discussions on complex and oftentimes controversial environmental issues.
The Environmental Council of the States (ECOS), in partnership with the National Tribal Environmental Council (NTEC) and EPA's Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT), are co-sponsoring the meetings. As part of a cooperative agreement, ECOS and NTEC facilitate ongoing efforts of the state and tribal leaders and OPPT to increase understanding and improve collaboration on toxic chemicals and pollution prevention issues, and to continue a dialogue on how federal environmental programs can best be implemented among the states, tribes, and EPA.
You may submit a request to participate in this meeting to the technical person listed under
In the interest of time and efficiency, the meetings are structured to provide maximum opportunity for state, tribal, and EPA participants to discuss items on the predetermined agenda. At the discretion of the chair, an effort will be made to accommodate participation by observers attending the proceedings. The FOSTTA representatives and EPA will discuss collaboration on all environmental protection and pollution prevention issues. The states and the tribes identified the following tentative agenda items:
1. Summary of selected presentations to be made at the Conference on Characterizing Chemicals in Commerce: Using Data on High Production Volume (HPV) Chemicals, which is taking place December 12-14, 2006; see
2. P2 Program Assessment Rating Tool (PART) Review.
3. P2 integration across EPA.
4. Prioritization of OPPTS work activities under the OPPTS Tribal Strategy.