Approval of Test Marketing Exemption for a Certain New Microorganism, 29319-29320 [E7-10067]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 101 / Friday, May 25, 2007 / Notices List of Subjects Environmental protection, Hazardous substances, Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Dated: May 21, 2007. Wendy C. Hamnett, Acting Director, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics. [FR Doc. E7–10117 Filed 5–24–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–S ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPPT–2007–1019; FRL–8119–9] Approval of Test Marketing Exemption for a Certain New Microorganism Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice announces EPA’s approval of an application for test marketing exemption (TME) under section 5(h)(1) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and 40 CFR part 725, subpart F. EPA has designated this application as TME–06–09. The test marketing conditions are described in the TME application and in this notice. DATES: Approval of this TME became effective December 21, 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: Audrey Binder, Chemical Control Division (7405M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460– 0001; telephone number: (202) 564– 9033; e-mail address: binder.audrey@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES I. General Information A. Does this Action Apply to Me? This action is directed in particular to the microorganism manufacturer who submitted the TME to EPA. This action may, however, be of interest to the public in general. 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. If you have any questions VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:34 May 24, 2007 Jkt 211001 regarding the applicability of this action to a particular entity, consult the technical person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. B. How Can I get Copies of this Document and Other Related Information? 1. Docket. EPA has established a docket for this action under docket ID number EPA–HQ–OPPT–2007–1019. All documents in the docket are listed in the docket’s index at http:// www.regulations.gov. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, e.g., Confidential Business Information (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. The OPPT Docket is located in the EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC) at Rm. 3334, EPA West Bldg., 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. The EPA/DC Public Reading Room hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays. The telephone number of the EPA/DC Public Reading Room is (202) 566–1744, and the telephone number for the OPPT Docket is (202) 566–0280. Docket visitors are required to show photographic identification, pass through a metal detector, and sign the EPA visitor log. All visitor bags are processed through an X-ray machine and subject to search. Visitors will be provided an EPA/DC badge that must be visible at all times in the building and returned upon departure. 2. Electronic access. You may access this Federal Register document electronically through the EPA Internet under the ‘‘Federal Register’’ listings at http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr. II. What is the Agency’s Authority for Taking this Action? Section 5(h)(1) of TSCA and 40 CFR part 725, subpart F authorizes EPA to exempt persons from Microbial Commercial Activity Notification (MCAN) requirements and permit them to manufacture or import new microorganisms for test marketing purposes, if the Agency finds that the manufacture, processing, distribution in commerce, use, and disposal of the microorganisms for test marketing purposes will not present an unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment. EPA may impose restrictions on test marketing activities and may modify or revoke a test PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 29319 marketing exemption upon receipt of new information which casts significant doubt on its finding that the test marketing activity will not present an unreasonable risk of injury. III. What Action is the Agency Taking? EPA has approved the abovereferenced TME. EPA has determined that test marketing the new microorganism, under the conditions set out in the TME application and in this notice, will not present any unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment. IV. What Restrictions Apply to this TME? The test market time period, production volume, and use must not exceed specifications in the application and this notice. All other conditions and restrictions described in the application and in this notice must also be met. Impacts to the environment must also be managed as described in the TME as amended. TME–06–09. Date of Receipt: September 14, 2006. Notice of Receipt: October 13, 2006 (71 FR 60517) (FRL–8099–3). Applicant: Confidential. Microorganism: Organic acid producing organism. Use: Industrial manufacture of an organic acid. Production Volume: Confidential. Number of Customers: Confidential. Test Marketing Period: Duration as specified in TME application, commencing on first day of commercial manufacture. The following additional restrictions apply to this TME. A bill of lading accompanying each shipment must state that the use of the microorganism is restricted to that approved in the TME. In addition, the applicant shall maintain the following records until 5 years after the date they are created, and shall make them available for inspection or copying in accordance with section 11 of TSCA: 1. Records of the quantity of the TME microorganism produced and the date of manufacture. 2. Records of dates of the shipments to each customer and the quantities supplied in each shipment. 3. Copies of the bill of lading that accompanies each shipment of the TME microorganism. V. What was EPA’s Risk Assessment for this TME? Under the conditions required for this TME, EPA identified no significant health or environmental concerns for E:\FR\FM\25MYN1.SGM 25MYN1 29320 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 101 / Friday, May 25, 2007 / Notices the test market microorganism. Therefore, the test market activities will not present any unreasonable risk of injury to human health or the environment. VI. Can EPA Change Its Decision on this TME in the Future? Yes. The Agency reserves the right to rescind approval or modify the conditions and restrictions of an exemption should any new information that comes to its attention cast significant doubt on its finding that the test marketing activities will not present any unreasonable risk of injury to human health or the environment. List of Subjects Environmental protection, Test marketing exemptions. Dated: March 15, 2007. Rebecca S. Cool, Chief, New Chemicals Notice Management Branch, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics. [FR Doc. E7–10067 Filed 5–24–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–S ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8318–4] Underground Injection Control Program Petition for Exemption From Hazardous Waste Disposal Restrictions to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Class I Hazardous Waste Injection Occidental Chemical Corporation, Wichita, KS Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of final decision on petition. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that an exemption to the land disposal restrictions under the 1984 Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act has been granted to Occidental Chemical Corporation (Occidental) for a Class I injection well, identified as Well Number 10, located at Wichita, Kansas. This injection well, is being added to an existing group of five hazardous waste injection wells which EPA had approved in 1990. As required by title 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part 148, Occidental has adequately demonstrated to the satisfaction of the Environmental Protection Agency by petition and supporting documentation that, to a reasonable degree of certainty, there will be no migration of hazardous waste out of the designated injection zone for as long as the waste remains VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:34 May 24, 2007 Jkt 211001 hazardous. This time frame is defined by 40 CFR 148.20 as 10,000 years. This final decision allows the underground injection by Occidental of the specific restricted waste, identified in the petition, into injection well Number 10 at the Wichita, Kansas facility, for as long as the basis for granting an approval of the petition remains valid, under provisions of 40 CFR 148.24. For the purpose of the required demonstration of no-migration of hazardous waste out of the injection zone over a 10,000 year period, modeling and projections were based on an operational lifetime projection date of December 31, 2020. Therefore, on or by the closing date of the aforementioned operation period, the owner/operator will be required to obtain an exemption re-issuance from EPA. Included in this approval is the stipulation that Occidental acquires and continues to maintain an approved permit from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. As required by 40 CFR 124.10, a public notice was issued on February 26, 2007. In addition to having solicited written comments regarding the Agency’s proposed approval, EPA also announced that a formal public hearing would be held if there was a significant degree of public interest, but no interest was expressed, hence no formal public hearing was conducted; however, EPA held an informal Public Availability Session on March 13, 2007, at the Sedgwick County Extension Office in Wichita, Kansas, in order to provide the public with an opportunity to meet with Federal, State, and company officials and ask questions regarding the petition. The public comment period ended on April 11, 2007. All comments were addressed and considered in the final decision. This decision constitutes final Agency action and there is no administrative appeal process that can be applied to a final petition decision. Effective Date: This action is effective as of May 2, 2007. DATES: Copies of the petition and all pertinent information relating thereto, including the Agency’s response to comments, are on file at the following location: Environmental Protection Agency, Region 7, Regional Records Center, 901 N. 5th St., Kansas City, KS 66101. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary T. Mindrup, Chief, Drinking Water Management Branch, Environmental Protection Agency, Region 7. Telephone (913) 551–7431, or e-mail to mindrup.mary@epa.gov. PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: May 2, 2007. John B. Askew, Regional Administrator, Region 7. [FR Doc. E7–10118 Filed 5–24–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P FEDERAL ACCOUNTING STANDARDS ADVISORY BOARD Notice of New Exposure Draft Accounting for Federal Oil and Gas Resources Federal Accounting Standard Advisory Board. AGENCY: Notice of new exposure draft Accounting for Federal Oil and Gas Resources. ACTION: Board Action: Pursuant to 31 U.S.C. 3511(d), the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463), as amended, and the FASAB Rules Of Procedure, as amended in April 2004, notice is hereby given that the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board (FASAB) has issued an exposure draft, Accounting for Federal Oil and Gas Resources. The Exposure Draft proposes standards that would result in recognition of the estimated value of royalties from Federal oil and gas leases and changes in those values over time as well as the amount of royalties designated for distribution to other entities such as State governments. The Exposure Draft is available on the FASAB home page http:// www.fasab.gov/exposure.html. Copies can be obtained by contacting FASAB at (202) 512–7350. Respondents are encouraged to comment on any part of the exposure draft. Written comments are requested by September 21, 2007, and should be sent to: Wendy M. Comes, Executive Director, Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board, 441 G Street, NW., Suite 6814, Mail Stop 6K17V, Washington, DC 20548. 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[FR Doc No: E7-10067]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPPT-2007-1019; FRL-8119-9]


Approval of Test Marketing Exemption for a Certain New 
Microorganism

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces EPA's approval of an application for 
test marketing exemption (TME) under section 5(h)(1) of the Toxic 
Substances Control Act (TSCA) and 40 CFR part 725, subpart F. EPA has 
designated this application as TME-06-09. The test marketing conditions 
are described in the TME application and in this notice.

DATES: Approval of this TME became effective December 21, 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: Audrey Binder, Chemical Control 
Division (7405M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., 
Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (202) 564-9033; e-mail 
address: binder.audrey@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. General Information

A. Does this Action Apply to Me?

    This action is directed in particular to the microorganism 
manufacturer who submitted the TME to EPA. This action may, however, be 
of interest to the public in general. 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. If you have any questions 
regarding the applicability of this action to a particular entity, 
consult the technical person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 
CONTACT.

B. How Can I get Copies of this Document and Other Related Information?

    1. Docket. EPA has established a docket for this action under 
docket ID number EPA-HQ-OPPT-2007-1019. All documents in the docket are 
listed in the docket's index at http://www.regulations.gov. Although 
listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, e.g., 
Confidential Business Information (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. The OPPT Docket is located in the EPA Docket Center (EPA/
DC) at Rm. 3334, EPA West Bldg., 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., 
Washington, DC. The EPA/DC Public Reading Room hours of operation are 
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding Federal 
holidays. The telephone number of the EPA/DC Public Reading Room is 
(202) 566-1744, and the telephone number for the OPPT Docket is (202) 
566-0280. Docket visitors are required to show photographic 
identification, pass through a metal detector, and sign the EPA visitor 
log. All visitor bags are processed through an X-ray machine and 
subject to search. Visitors will be provided an EPA/DC badge that must 
be visible at all times in the building and returned upon departure.
    2. Electronic access. You may access this Federal Register document 
electronically through the EPA Internet under the ``Federal Register'' 
listings at http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr.

II. What is the Agency's Authority for Taking this Action?

    Section 5(h)(1) of TSCA and 40 CFR part 725, subpart F authorizes 
EPA to exempt persons from Microbial Commercial Activity Notification 
(MCAN) requirements and permit them to manufacture or import new 
microorganisms for test marketing purposes, if the Agency finds that 
the manufacture, processing, distribution in commerce, use, and 
disposal of the microorganisms for test marketing purposes will not 
present an unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment. 
EPA may impose restrictions on test marketing activities and may modify 
or revoke a test marketing exemption upon receipt of new information 
which casts significant doubt on its finding that the test marketing 
activity will not present an unreasonable risk of injury.

III. What Action is the Agency Taking?

    EPA has approved the above-referenced TME. EPA has determined that 
test marketing the new microorganism, under the conditions set out in 
the TME application and in this notice, will not present any 
unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment.

IV. What Restrictions Apply to this TME?

    The test market time period, production volume, and use must not 
exceed specifications in the application and this notice. All other 
conditions and restrictions described in the application and in this 
notice must also be met. Impacts to the environment must also be 
managed as described in the TME as amended.

    TME-06-09.
    Date of Receipt: September 14, 2006.
    Notice of Receipt: October 13, 2006 (71 FR 60517) (FRL-8099-3).
    Applicant: Confidential.
    Microorganism: Organic acid producing organism.
    Use: Industrial manufacture of an organic acid.
    Production Volume: Confidential.
    Number of Customers: Confidential.
    Test Marketing Period: Duration as specified in TME application, 
commencing on first day of commercial manufacture.
    The following additional restrictions apply to this TME. A bill of 
lading accompanying each shipment must state that the use of the 
microorganism is restricted to that approved in the TME. In addition, 
the applicant shall maintain the following records until 5 years after 
the date they are created, and shall make them available for inspection 
or copying in accordance with section 11 of TSCA:
    1. Records of the quantity of the TME microorganism produced and 
the date of manufacture.
    2. Records of dates of the shipments to each customer and the 
quantities supplied in each shipment.
    3. Copies of the bill of lading that accompanies each shipment of 
the TME microorganism.

V. What was EPA's Risk Assessment for this TME?

    Under the conditions required for this TME, EPA identified no 
significant health or environmental concerns for

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the test market microorganism. Therefore, the test market activities 
will not present any unreasonable risk of injury to human health or the 
environment.

VI. Can EPA Change Its Decision on this TME in the Future?

    Yes. The Agency reserves the right to rescind approval or modify 
the conditions and restrictions of an exemption should any new 
information that comes to its attention cast significant doubt on its 
finding that the test marketing activities will not present any 
unreasonable risk of injury to human health or the environment.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Test marketing exemptions.

    Dated: March 15, 2007.
Rebecca S. Cool,
Chief, New Chemicals Notice Management Branch, Office of Pollution 
Prevention and Toxics.
[FR Doc. E7-10067 Filed 5-24-07; 8:45 am]
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