Proposed Test Rule for Certain Chemicals on the ATSDR/EPA CERCLA Priority List of Hazardous Substances; Extension of Comment Period, 75704-75705 [E6-21494]

Download as PDF 75704 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 242 / Monday, December 18, 2006 / Proposed Rules Electronic files should avoid the use of special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses. Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the regulations.gov index. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, e.g., CBI or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, will be publicly available only in hard copy. Publicly available docket materials are available electronically at http:// www.regulations.gov, or, if only available in hard copy, at the OPPT Docket, EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC). The EPA/DC suffered structural damage due to flooding in June 2006. Although the EPA/DC is continuing operations, there will be temporary changes to the EPA/DC during the clean-up. 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For general information contact: Colby Lintner, Regulatory Coordinator, Environmental Assistance Division (7408M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (202) 554–1404; e-mail address: TSCA-Hotline@epa.gov. For technical information contact: Dwain Winters, National Program Chemicals Division (7404T), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: jlentini on PROD1PC65 with PROPOSAL FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:14 Dec 15, 2006 Jkt 211001 (202) 566–1977; e-mail address: winters.dwain@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. General Information A. What Action is the Agency Taking? With this document, EPA is reopening the comment period for a proposed SNUR that would require persons to notify EPA at least 90 days before commencing the manufacture, import, or processing, for any use, of chloranil containing certain chlorinated dibenzop-dioxins (CDDs) and chlorinated dibenzofurans (CDFs) in total combined amounts greater than 20 parts per billion (ppb). The chloranil CDD/CDF concentration would be calculated based on their toxicity equivalence (TEQ) to 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p dioxin (2,3,7,8-TCDD). EPA originally published the proposed chloranil SNUR in the Federal Register of May 12, 1993 (58 FR 27980). The 90-day notice required by the SNUR would provide EPA with the opportunity to evaluate the intended new use and associated activities, and an opportunity to protect against unreasonable risks, if any, from CDD/ CDF exposure that could result from use of chloranil with higher CDD/CDF levels. Certain recordkeeping and certification requirements would also apply to manufacturers, importers, and processors of all chloranil, no matter what the level of CDD/CDF contamination. EPA indicated that it would not promulgate a final rule until after receiving data required under the dioxin furan test rule (40 CFR part 766). Reporting under the dioxin furan test rule has been completed and no chloranil dioxin levels reported were below 20 ppb TEQ. B. What is the Agency’s Authority for Taking this Action? Section 5(a)(2) of Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) (15 U.S.C. 2604(a)(2)) authorizes EPA to determine that a use of a chemical substance is a ‘‘significant new use.’’ EPA must make this determination by rule after considering all relevant factors, including those listed in TSCA section 5(a)(2). Once EPA determines that a use of a chemical substance is a significant new use, TSCA section 5(a)(1)(B) requires persons to submit a Significant New Use Notice (SNUN) to EPA at least 90 days before they manufacture, import, or process the chemical substance for that use (15 U.S.C. 2604(a)(1)(B)). The mechanism for reporting under this requirement is established under 40 CFR part 721, subpart A. PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 721 Environmental protection, Chemicals, Hazardous substances, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Dated: December 12, 2006. Wendy Cleland Hamnett, Acting Director, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics. [FR Doc. E6–21495 Filed 12–15–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–S ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 799 [EPA–HQ–OPPT–2002–0073; FRL–8109–2] RIN 2070–AB79 Proposed Test Rule for Certain Chemicals on the ATSDR/EPA CERCLA Priority List of Hazardous Substances; Extension of Comment Period Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of comment period. AGENCY: SUMMARY: EPA is hereby extending the comment period for a proposed rule issued on October 20, 2006 (71 FR 61926) (FRL–8081–3), to require testing for certain chemicals on the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)/EPA Priority List of Hazardous Substances to March 19, 2007. This extension is being made as a result of a request by a member of the public for additional time to submit comments. DATES: Comments must be received on or before March 19, 2007. Your request to present oral comments must be in writing and must be received by EPA on or before March 19, 2007. ADDRESSES: Follow the detailed instructions as provided under ADDRESSES in the Federal Register document of October 20, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For general information contact: Colby Lintner, Regulatory Coordinator, Environmental Assistance Division (7408M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (202) 554–1404; e-mail address: TSCA-Hotline@epa.gov. For technical information contact: Robert W. Jones, Chemical Control Division, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (7405M), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460– 0001; telephone number: (202) 564– E:\FR\FM\18DEP1.SGM 18DEP1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 242 / Monday, December 18, 2006 / Proposed Rules 8161; e-mail address: jones.robert@epa.gov. This document extends the public comment period established in the Federal Register issued on October 20, 2006 (71 FR 61926) (FRL–8081–3). In that document, EPA proposed to require testing for certain chemicals on the ATSDR/EPA Priority List of Hazardous Substances which is compiled under the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), and solicited proposals for enforceable consent agreements (ECAs). EPA proposed the test rule under section 4(a) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) that would require manufacturers (including importers) and processors of four chemical substances (chloroethane, hydrogen cyanide, methylene chloride, and sodium cyanide) to conduct testing for certain health effects relating to the manufacture, distribution in commerce, processing, use, or disposal of these substances. The data that would be obtained under the testing program are intended to be used to address health effects data needs identified by ATSDR and EPA for these substances, which are among the hazardous substances most frequently found at sites listed on the CERCLA National Priorities List (NPL) and which are also hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) under section 112 of the Clean Air Act (CAA). EPA solicited proposals for ECAs involving the conduct of physiologically based pharmacokinetics (PBPK) studies as an alternative to the testing proposed in the rule, as appropriate. Alternatively, if ECA proposals involving the conduct of PBPK studies are not received, or if received, are not considered by the Agency to be adequate, EPA may consider ECA proposals which cover some or all of the testing identified for a given chemical in this proposed rule. EPA is hereby extending the comment period on the proposed rule, which was set to end on December 19, 2006, to March 19, 2007. This extension is being made as a result of a request by a member of the public for additional time to submit comments. Please go to the proposed rule to review the details of the Agency’s proposed action and follow the instructions provided in the proposed rule for how to comment. To view the electronic docket for this proposed rule and submit comments on-line, please go to http://www.regulations.gov. The docket identification number of this action is EPA–HQ–OPPT–2002–0073. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with PROPOSAL SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:45 Dec 15, 2006 Jkt 211001 List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 799 Environmental protection, Chemicals, Hazardous substances, Laboratories, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Dated: December 12, 2006. Susan B. Hazen, Acting Assistant Administrator, Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxics Substances. [FR Doc. E6–21494 Filed 12–15–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 697 [Docket No. 051129315–6314–02; I.D. 112505A] RIN 0648–AU07 Atlantic Coastal Fisheries Cooperative Management Act Provisions; American Lobster Fishery National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR); request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: NMFS announces that it is considering and seeking public comment on the implementation of further minimum carapace length (gauge) increases, escape vent size increases, and trap reductions in the offshore American lobster fishery, consistent with recommendations for Federal action in the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s (Commission) Interstate Fishery Management Plan for American Lobster (ISFMP) and pending management actions of the Commission’s American Lobster Management Board (Board). A similar announcement, published in the Federal Register on December 13, 2005, notified the public that NMFS was considering and requesting comment on gauge and escape vent size increases in multiple lobster conservation management areas (LCMAs). However, since the publication of that document, many LCMA-specific Commission recommendations were modified in response to information in an updated peer-reviewed stock assessment published January 2006. Subsequent Commission deliberations resulted in the Board making changes to the fishery management plan, adding and repealing measures, such that many of the newer PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 75705 plan elements focused primarily on LCMA 3. Some measures relevant to this action, still under Board consideration, are included within the scope of this rulemaking. Accordingly, NMFS announces that this present ANPR revises the December 13, 2005, ANPR and invites public comment on changes to the ISFMP, either formally approved by the Board or pending approval. Any repealed measures, having previously been raised in the December 13, 2005, ANPR, will remain within the scope of this present ANPR, although the Board’s repeal is notable and NMFS invites comment on the Board’s withdrawal of the measures. DATES: Comments must be received by January 17, 2007. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be sent to Harold Mears, Director, State, Federal and Constituent Programs Office, Northeast Region, NMFS, One Blackburn Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930. Comments may also be sent via e-mail to Lob1106@noaa.gov, via fax (978) 281– 9117 or via the Federal e-Rulemaking portal at www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peter Burns, Fishery Management Specialist, (978) 281–9144, fax (978) 281–9117, e-mail peter.burns@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Scope of This ANPR With respect to the scope of this action, additional management measures are identified for LCMA 3 that have yet to be proposed or implemented by NMFS. These include: four additional 1/32 inch (0.08 centimeters (cm)) gauge increases that would result in a 3 1/2 inch (8.89–cm) minimum gauge size requirement for LCMA 3 by July 1, 2008; and escape vent size increases in LCMA 3 to 2 1/16 inches X 5 3/4 inches rectangular (5.24 cm X 14.61 cm) or two circular vents at 2 11/ 16 inches diameter (6.83 cm) by July 1, 2010. Additionally, NMFS also is considering a suite of trap reductions in LCMA 3. First, Addendum IV to Amendment 3 of the ISFMP calls for a 10–percent active trap reduction implemented over two consecutive years with a scheduled 5–percent reduction for 2007 and a 5–percent reduction in 2008. To address the need for further fishing mortality and fishing effort reductions in the offshore fishery as identified in the updated stock assessment released in 2005, the Board is developing an addendum to consider an additional 5–percent reduction in traps in LCMA 3 to be implemented as a 2.5–percent reduction each year for two consecutive years following the E:\FR\FM\18DEP1.SGM 18DEP1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 242 (Monday, December 18, 2006)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 75704-75705]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-21494]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

 40 CFR Part 799

[EPA-HQ-OPPT-2002-0073; FRL-8109-2]
RIN 2070-AB79


 Proposed Test Rule for Certain Chemicals on the ATSDR/EPA CERCLA 
Priority List of Hazardous Substances; Extension of Comment Period

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of comment period.

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SUMMARY: EPA is hereby extending the comment period for a proposed rule 
issued on October 20, 2006 (71 FR 61926) (FRL-8081-3), to require 
testing for certain chemicals on the Agency for Toxic Substances and 
Disease Registry (ATSDR)/EPA Priority List of Hazardous Substances to 
March 19, 2007. This extension is being made as a result of a request 
by a member of the public for additional time to submit comments.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before March 19, 2007. Your 
request to present oral comments must be in writing and must be 
received by EPA on or before March 19, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Follow the detailed instructions as provided under ADDRESSES 
in the Federal Register document of October 20, 2006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For general information contact: Colby 
Lintner, Regulatory Coordinator, Environmental Assistance Division 
(7408M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental 
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-
0001; telephone number: (202) 554-1404; e-mail address: TSCA-
Hotline@epa.gov.
     For technical information contact: Robert W. Jones, Chemical 
Control Division, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (7405M), 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., 
Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (202) 564-

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8161; e-mail address: jones.robert@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This document extends the public comment 
period established in the Federal Register issued on October 20, 2006 
(71 FR 61926) (FRL-8081-3). In that document, EPA proposed to require 
testing for certain chemicals on the ATSDR/EPA Priority List of 
Hazardous Substances which is compiled under the Comprehensive 
Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), and 
solicited proposals for enforceable consent agreements (ECAs). EPA 
proposed the test rule under section 4(a) of the Toxic Substances 
Control Act (TSCA) that would require manufacturers (including 
importers) and processors of four chemical substances (chloroethane, 
hydrogen cyanide, methylene chloride, and sodium cyanide) to conduct 
testing for certain health effects relating to the manufacture, 
distribution in commerce, processing, use, or disposal of these 
substances. The data that would be obtained under the testing program 
are intended to be used to address health effects data needs identified 
by ATSDR and EPA for these substances, which are among the hazardous 
substances most frequently found at sites listed on the CERCLA National 
Priorities List (NPL) and which are also hazardous air pollutants 
(HAPs) under section 112 of the Clean Air Act (CAA). EPA solicited 
proposals for ECAs involving the conduct of physiologically based 
pharmacokinetics (PBPK) studies as an alternative to the testing 
proposed in the rule, as appropriate. Alternatively, if ECA proposals 
involving the conduct of PBPK studies are not received, or if received, 
are not considered by the Agency to be adequate, EPA may consider ECA 
proposals which cover some or all of the testing identified for a given 
chemical in this proposed rule.
    EPA is hereby extending the comment period on the proposed rule, 
which was set to end on December 19, 2006, to March 19, 2007. This 
extension is being made as a result of a request by a member of the 
public for additional time to submit comments.
    Please go to the proposed rule to review the details of the 
Agency's proposed action and follow the instructions provided in the 
proposed rule for how to comment. To view the electronic docket for 
this proposed rule and submit comments on-line, please go to http://
www.regulations.gov. The docket identification number of this action is 
EPA-HQ-OPPT-2002-0073.

List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 799

     Environmental protection, Chemicals, Hazardous substances, 
Laboratories, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.


    Dated: December 12, 2006.
Susan B. Hazen,
Acting Assistant Administrator, Office of Prevention, Pesticides and 
Toxics Substances.
[FR Doc. E6-21494 Filed 12-15-06; 8:45 am]
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