EPA has established an official public docket for this action under docket ID number EPA-HQ-ORD-2006-0939. The official public docket consists of the documents referenced in this notice and a list of charge questions that have been submitted to the external peer reviewers. All documents are available on the Internet athttp://www.regulations.govby using the search function and corresponding docket identification number.
How to Submit Technical Comments to the Docket at http://www.regulations.gov
The EPA Docket Center suffered damage due to flooding during the last week of June 2006. The Docket Center is continuing to operate. However, during the cleanup, there will be temporary changes to Docket Center telephone numbers, addresses, and hours of operation for people who wish to make hand deliveries or visit the Public Reading Room to view documents. Consult EPA'sFederal Registernotice at 71 FR 38147 (July 5, 2006) or the EPA Web site athttp://www.epa.gov/epahome/dockets.htmfor current information on docket operations, locations and telephone numbers. The Docket Center's mailing address for U.S. mail and the procedure for submitting comments tohttp://www.regulations.govare not affected by the flooding and will remain the same.
Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2006-0939 by one of the following methods:
•http://www.regulations.gov:Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments.
•Mail:Office of Environmental Information (OEI) Docket (Mail Code: 2822T), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460. The phone number is (202) 566-1752.
•Hand Delivery:The OEI Docket is located in the EPA Headquarters Docket Center, EPA West Building, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. The EPA Docket Center Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Public Reading Room is (202) 566-1744. Such deliveries are only accepted during the Docket's normal hours of operation, and special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information.
If you provide comments in hard copy, please submit one unbound original with pages numbered consecutively, and three copies of the comments. For attachments, provide an index, number pages consecutively with the comments, and submit an unbound original and three copies.
Instructions:Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2006-0939. Please ensure that your comments are submitted within the specified comment period. Comments received after the closing date will be marked “late,” and may only be considered if time permits. It is EPA's policy to include all comments it receives in the public docket without change and to make the comments available online athttp://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, unless a comment includes information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you consider to be CBI or otherwise protected throughhttp://www.regulations.govor e-mail. Thehttp://www.regulations.govWeb site is an “anonymous access” system, which means EPA will not know your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an e-mail comment directly to EPA without going throughhttp://www.regulations.gov, your e-mail address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the public docket and made available on the Internet. If you submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you include your name and other contact information in the body of your comment and with any disk or CD-ROM you submit. If EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid the use of special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses. For additional information about EPA's public docket visit the EPA Docket Center homepage athttp://www.epa.gov/epahome/dockets.htm.
Docket:All documents in the docket are listed in thehttp://www.regulations.govindex. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, e.g., CBI or other information whose disclosure isrestricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, will be publicly available only in hard copy. Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically inhttp://www.regulations.govor in hard copy at the OEI Docket in the EPA Headquarters Docket Center.
Dated: November 13, 2006.
Peter W. Preuss,
Director, National Center for Environmental Assessment.