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this will be of interest to those concerned about 
multi-pathway environmental toxicology exposure 
and risk assessments....

>From: "Envsubset" <envsubset@epamail.epa.gov>
>To: Alex Sagady <ajs@sagady.com>
>Subject: [epa-research] Child-Specific Exposure Factors Handbook
>Date: Fri, 06 Oct 2006 11:58:22 -0400
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>[Federal Register: October 6, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 194)]
>[Page 59107-59108]
> From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
>[FRL-8228-5; Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2006-0812]
>Child-Specific Exposure Factors Handbook
>AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
>ACTION: Notice of public comment period.
>SUMMARY: EPA is announcing a 60-day public comment period for the 
>external review draft document titled, ``Child-Specific Exposure 
>Factors Handbook'' (EPA/600/R-06/096A). The draft document was prepared 
>by the National Center for Environmental Assessment within EPA's Office 
>of Research and Development. The ``Child-Specific Exposure Factors 
>Handbook'' provides a summary of statistical data on various exposure 
>factors used in assessing children's exposures, including: drinking 
>water consumption; soil ingestion and mouthing behavior; inhalation 
>rates; dermal factors including skin surface area and soil adherence 
>factors; consumption of retail and home-grown foods; breast milk 
>intake; and activity pattern data. This Handbook serves as a resource 
>for exposure assessors for calculating children's exposures. An interim 
>final version of this handbook was published in 2002. This updated 
>version provides analysis of exposure factors data using the age groups 
>for children recommended in the EPA document entitled, ``Guidance on 
>Selecting Age Groups for Monitoring and Assessing Childhood Exposures 
>to Environmental Contaminants'' (EPA/630/P-03/003F) (Available on line 
>at <A HREF="http://cfpub.epa.gov/ncea/cfm/recordisplay.cfm?deid=146583";>http://cfpub.epa.gov/ncea/cfm/recordisplay.cfm?deid=146583</A>).
>    EPA is releasing the draft ``Child-Specific Exposure Factors 
>Handbook'' solely for the purpose of pre-dissemination peer review 
>under applicable information quality guidelines. This document has not 
>been formally disseminated by EPA. It does not represent and should not 
>be construed to represent any Agency policy or determination. EPA will 
>consider any public comments submitted in accordance with this notice 
>when revising the document.
>DATES: The 60-day public comment period begins October 6, 2006, and 
>ends December 5, 2006. Technical comments should be in writing and must 
>be received by EPA by December 5, 2006.
>ADDRESSES: The draft ``Child-Specific Exposure Factors Handbook'' is 
>available primarily via the Internet on the National Center for 
>Environmental Assessment's home page under the Recent Additions and the 
>Data and Publications menus at <A HREF="http://www.epa.gov/ncea";>http://www.epa.gov/ncea</A>. A limited number of 
>paper copies are available from the Technical Information Staff, NCEA-
>W; telephone: 202-564-3261; facsimile: 202-565-0050. If you are 
>requesting a paper copy, please provide your name, your mailing 
>address, and the document title, ``Child-Specific Exposure Factors 
>Handbook'' (EPA/600/R-06/096A).
>    Comments may be submitted electronically via <A HREF="http://www.regulations.gov";>http://www.regulations.gov</A>, 
>by mail, by facsimile, or by hand delivery/courier. Please follow the 
>detailed instructions provided in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section 
>of this notice.
>FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information on the public comment 
>period, contact the Office of Environmental Information Docket; 
>telephone: 202-566-1752; facsimile: 202-566-1753; or e-mail: <A HREF="mailto:ORD.Docket@epa.gov";>
>    For technical information, contact Jacqueline Moya, NCEA; 
>telephone: 202-564-3245; facsimile: 202-565-0079; or e-mail: <A HREF="mailto:moya.jacqueline@epa.gov";>
>How to Submit Technical Comments to the Docket at <A HREF="http://www.regulations.gov";>http://www.regulations.gov</A>
>    Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD 2006-
>0812 by one of the following methods:
>    ? <A HREF="http://www.regulations.gov";>http://www.regulations.gov</A>: Follow the on-line instructions for 
>submitting comments.
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>    ? Fax: 202-566-1753
>    ? Mail: Office of Environmental Information (OEI) 
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>legal holidays. The telephone number for the Public Reading Room is 
>202-566-1744. Such deliveries are only
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>accepted during the docket's normal hours of operation, and special 
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>    Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-
>2006-0812. 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 at 
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>unless a comment includes information claimed to be Confidential 
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>The <A HREF="http://www.regulations.gov";>http://www.regulations.gov</A> Web site is an ``anonymous access'' system, 
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>Headquarters Docket Center.
>    Note: 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's Federal 
>Register notice at 71 FR 38147 (July 5, 2006) or the EPA Web site at 
><A HREF="http://www.epa.gov/epahome/dockets.htm";>http://www.epa.gov/epahome/dockets.htm</A> for current information on docket 
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>mailing address for U.S. mail and the procedure for submitting 
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>will remain the same.
>    Dated: September 27, 2006.
>George Alapas,
>Acting Director, National Center for Environmental Assessment.
>[FR Doc. E6-16573 Filed 10-5-06; 8:45 am]

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