Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances; Withdrawal, 20800-20801 [2014-08328]

Download as PDF 20800 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 71 / Monday, April 14, 2014 / Rules and Regulations List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 177 Marine safety. Title 33—Navigation and Navigable Waters PART 177—CORRECTION OF ESPECIALLY HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS For the reasons discussed in the preamble, under authority of 46 U.S.C. 4302, 4311; Pub. L. 103–206, 107 Stat. 2439, the interim rule amending 33 CFR part 177 that was published at 78 FR 40963 on July 9, 2013, is adopted as a final rule without change. Dated: March 27, 2014. Gary C. Rasicot, Director of Marine Transportation Systems, U.S. Coast Guard. [FR Doc. 2014–08374 Filed 4–11–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC. The 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, and the telephone number for the OPPT Docket is (202) 566–0280. Please review the visitor instructions and additional information about the docket available at http://www.epa.gov/dockets. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For technical information contact: Kenneth Moss, Chemical Control Division (7405M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (202) 564–9232; email address: moss.kenneth@epa.gov. For general information contact: The TSCA-Hotline, ABVI-Goodwill, 422 South Clinton Ave., Rochester, NY 14620; telephone number: (202) 554– 1404; email address: TSCA-Hotline@ epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 40 CFR Parts 9 and 721 I. Does this action apply to me? [EPA–HQ–OPPT–2013–0739; FRL–9909–25] A list of potentially affected entities is provided in the Federal Register of February 12, 2014 (79 FR 8273) (FRL– 9903–70). If you have questions regarding the applicability of this action to a particular entity, consult the technical person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. RIN 2070–AB27 Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances; Withdrawal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Partial withdrawal of direct final rule. AGENCY: EPA is withdrawing significant new use rules (SNURs) promulgated under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for four chemical substances which were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs). EPA published these SNURs using direct final rulemaking procedures. EPA received notices of intent to submit adverse comments on these rules. Therefore, the Agency is withdrawing these SNURs, as required under the expedited SNUR rulemaking process. EPA intends to publish in the near future proposed SNURs for these four chemical substances under separate notice and comment procedures. DATES: This final rule is effective April 14, 2014. ADDRESSES: The docket for this action, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPPT–2013–0739, is available at http://www.regulations.gov or at the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics Docket (OPPT Docket), Environmental Protection Agency Docket Center (EPA/DC), West William Jefferson Clinton Bldg., Rm. 3334, 1301 SUMMARY: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES II. What direct final SNURs are being withdrawn? VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:13 Apr 11, 2014 Jkt 232001 In the Federal Register of February 12, 2014 (79 FR 8273), EPA issued several direct final SNURs, including SNURs for four chemical substances that are the subject of this withdrawal. These direct final rules were issued pursuant to the procedures in 40 CFR part 721, subpart D. In accordance with § 721.160(c)(3)(ii), EPA is withdrawing the rules issued for the chemical substances generically identified as MDI modified polyalkene glycols; acrylic acid esters polymers, reaction products with polyisocyanate; 1,3benzenedicarboxylic acid, polymer with 1,4-benzenedicarboxylic acid, 1,4dimethyl 1,4-benzenedicarboxylate, 2,2dimethyl-1,3propanediol,dodecanedioic acid, 1,2ethanediol, hexanedioic acid, 1,6hexanediol, alkyldiol ester and aromatic isocyanate; and methylene diisocyanate polymer with polypropylene glycol and diols, which were the subject of PMNs P–13–365, P–13–392, P–13–393, and P– 13–471, respectively, because the Agency received notices of intent to submit adverse comments. EPA intends PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 to publish proposed SNURs for these chemical substances under separate notice and comment procedures. For further information regarding EPA’s expedited process for issuing SNURs, interested parties are directed to 40 CFR part 721, subpart D, and the Federal Register of July 27, 1989 (54 FR 31314). The record for the direct final SNUR for the chemical substances that are being removed was established at EPA–HQ–OPPT–2013–0739. That record includes information considered by the Agency in developing this rule and the notice of intent to submit adverse comments. III. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews This final rule revokes or eliminates an existing regulatory requirement and does not contain any new or amended requirements. As such, the Agency has determined that this withdrawal will not have any adverse impacts, economic or otherwise. The statutory and executive order review requirements applicable to the direct final rule were discussed in the Federal Register of February 12, 2014 (79 FR 8273). Those review requirements do not apply to this action because it is a withdrawal and does not contain any new or amended requirements. IV. Congressional Review Act (CRA) Pursuant to the Congressional Review Act (5 U.S.C. 801 et seq.), EPA will submit a report containing this rule and other required information to the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, and the Comptroller General of the United States prior to publication of the rule in the Federal Register. This action is not a ‘‘major rule’’ as defined by 5 U.S.C. 804(2). List of Subjects 40 CFR Part 9 Environmental protection, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. 40 CFR Part 721 Environmental protection, Chemicals, Hazardous substances, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Dated: April 7, 2014. Maria J. Doa, Director, Chemical Control Division, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics. Therefore, 40 CFR parts 9 and 721 are amended as follows: PART 9—[AMENDED] 1. The authority citation for part 9 continues to read as follows: ■ E:\FR\FM\14APR1.SGM 14APR1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 71 / Monday, April 14, 2014 / Rules and Regulations Authority: 7 U.S.C. 135 et seq., 136–136y; 15 U.S.C. 2001, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2601–2671; 21 U.S.C. 331j, 346a, 348; 31 U.S.C. 9701; 33 U.S.C. 1251 et seq., 1311, 1313d, 1314, 1318, 1321, 1326, 1330, 1342, 1344, 1345 (d) and (e), 1361; E.O. 11735, 38 FR 21243, 3 CFR, 1971–1975 Comp. p. 973; 42 U.S.C. 241, 242b, 243, 246, 300f, 300g, 300g–1, 300g–2, 300g–3, 300g–4, 300g–5, 300g–6, 300j–1, 300j–2, 300j–3, 300j–4, 300j–9, 1857 et seq., 6901–6992k, 7401–7671q, 7542, 9601–9657, 11023, 11048. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 4. Remove §§ 721.10717, 721.10719, 721.10720, and 721.10723. Gloria Barnes, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs (gloria.barnes@hhs.gov) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: HHS is adopting regulations (45 CFR Part 18) on the use of its official logo and seal. HHS has developed a logo and seal that signifies the authoritativeness of the item or document to which it is affixed as an official endorsement of HHS. The logo and seal is to be used for official HHS business or as approved under HHS’ regulations. HHS believes there is good cause to bypass notice and comment and proceed to a direct final rule pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(b). The rule is noncontroversial and merely describes HHS’ official logo and seal. Because this rule only impacts HHS’ procedure and practice, notice and comment is unnecessary. Although HHS believes this direct final rule will not elicit any significant adverse comments, if such comments are received, HHS will publish a timely notice of withdrawal in the Federal Register. [FR Doc. 2014–08328 Filed 4–11–14; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES This rule does not meet the criteria for a significant regulatory action under Executive Order 12866. Thus, review by the Office of Management and Budget is not required. 45 CFR Part 18 Regulatory Flexibility Act Official Symbol, Logo and Seal This rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. Therefore, a regulatory flexibility analysis as provided by the Regulatory Flexibility Act, as amended, is not required. PART 721—[AMENDED] 3. The authority citation for part 721 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 15 U.S.C. 2604, 2607, and 2625(c). §§ 721.10717, 721.10719, 721.10720, and 721.10723 [Removed] ■ Office of the Secretary, HHS. Direct final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is adopting requirements on the use of its official logo and seal. Use by any person or organization may be made only with prior written approval. Wrongful use of an official logo or seal is subject to administrative action and/or criminal penalty. HHS believes that this rule is non-controversial, and HHS anticipates no significant adverse comment. If HHS receives a significant adverse comment, it will withdraw the rule. DATES: This rule is effective May 14, 2014 without further action, unless adverse comment is received by April 29, 2014. If adverse comment is received, HHS will publish a timely withdrawal of the rule in the Federal Register. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by Mail/Hand Delivery/Courier to: Gloria Barnes, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs, 200 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20201. SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:13 Apr 11, 2014 Jkt 232001 List of Subjects in 45 CFR Part 18 Seals and insignia. For the reasons set out in the preamble, HHS adds Part 18 to Title 45, Subtitle A, subchapter A of the Code of Federal Regulations as follows: (c) The HHS Departmental Logo (Logo) incorporates the Symbol and is described as follows: From the tip of the outstretched wing of the American Eagle in the Symbol to the tip of the other, downward-facing wing, the words, ‘‘DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES • USA’’ form a circular arc. Subtitle A—Department of Health and Human Services Subchapter A—General Administration PART 18—OFFICIAL SYMBOL, LOGO, AND SEAL Sec. 18.1 Description of the Symbol, Logo, and Seal. 18.2 Authority to affix Symbol, Logo, and Seal. 18.3 Official, unofficial or misuse of HHS emblems. 18.4 Prohibitions against unofficial use or misuse of the Symbol, Logo, or Seal. 18.5 Compliance and enforcement. Authority: 42 U.S.C. 3505; 5 U.S.C. 301. PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 (d) The HHS Departmental Seal (Seal) incorporates the Symbol and is described as follows: Starting from the tip of the downward-facing wing of the American Eagle in the HHS Symbol and forming a complete circle clockwise around the HHS Symbol, the words, ‘‘DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES • USA •’’ are E:\FR\FM\14APR1.SGM 14APR1 ER14AP14.007</GPH> [Amended] 2. In § 9.1, remove under the undesignated center heading ‘‘Significant New Uses of Chemical Substances’’ §§ 721.10717, 721.10719, 721.10720, and 721.10723. ■ (a) The Departmental Symbol (Symbol) of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the key element in Department identification. It represents the American People sheltered in the wing of the American Eagle, suggesting the Department’s concern and responsibility for the welfare of the people. This Symbol is the visual link which connects the graphic communications of all components and programs of the Department. It is the major design component for the Department Identifiers—the Department Logo, Seal, and Signatures. (b) The Symbol is described as follows: The outline of an American Eagle, facing left, with one of its wings stretched upward and the other wing pointed downward, is flanked on its right side by two outlines of the profile of a human head, both of which are located in between the eagle’s wings. One of the profile outlines is smaller than the other and is nestled in the larger outline. ER14AP14.006</GPH> § 9.1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES § 18.1 Description of the Symbol, Logo, and Seal. Executive Order No. 12866 BILLING CODE 6560–50–P 20801

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 71 (Monday, April 14, 2014)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 20800-20801]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-08328]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Parts 9 and 721

[EPA-HQ-OPPT-2013-0739; FRL-9909-25]
RIN 2070-AB27


Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances; 
Withdrawal

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Partial withdrawal of direct final rule.

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SUMMARY: EPA is withdrawing significant new use rules (SNURs) 
promulgated under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for four 
chemical substances which were the subject of premanufacture notices 
(PMNs). EPA published these SNURs using direct final rulemaking 
procedures. EPA received notices of intent to submit adverse comments 
on these rules. Therefore, the Agency is withdrawing these SNURs, as 
required under the expedited SNUR rulemaking process. EPA intends to 
publish in the near future proposed SNURs for these four chemical 
substances under separate notice and comment procedures.

DATES: This final rule is effective April 14, 2014.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this action, identified by docket 
identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPPT-2013-0739, is available at 
http://www.regulations.gov or at the Office of Pollution Prevention and 
Toxics Docket (OPPT Docket), Environmental Protection Agency Docket 
Center (EPA/DC), West William Jefferson Clinton Bldg., Rm. 3334, 1301 
Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC. The 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, and the telephone number for the OPPT Docket is (202) 566-
0280. Please review the visitor instructions and additional information 
about the docket available at http://www.epa.gov/dockets.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For technical information contact: 
Kenneth Moss, Chemical Control Division (7405M), Office of Pollution 
Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: 
(202) 564-9232; email address: moss.kenneth@epa.gov.
    For general information contact: The TSCA-Hotline, ABVI-Goodwill, 
422 South Clinton Ave., Rochester, NY 14620; telephone number: (202) 
554-1404; email address: TSCA-Hotline@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Does this action apply to me?

    A list of potentially affected entities is provided in the Federal 
Register of February 12, 2014 (79 FR 8273) (FRL-9903-70). If you have 
questions regarding the applicability of this action to a particular 
entity, consult the technical person listed under FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT.

II. What direct final SNURs are being withdrawn?

    In the Federal Register of February 12, 2014 (79 FR 8273), EPA 
issued several direct final SNURs, including SNURs for four chemical 
substances that are the subject of this withdrawal. These direct final 
rules were issued pursuant to the procedures in 40 CFR part 721, 
subpart D. In accordance with Sec.  721.160(c)(3)(ii), EPA is 
withdrawing the rules issued for the chemical substances generically 
identified as MDI modified polyalkene glycols; acrylic acid esters 
polymers, reaction products with polyisocyanate; 1,3-
benzenedicarboxylic acid, polymer with 1,4-benzenedicarboxylic acid, 
1,4-dimethyl 1,4-benzenedicarboxylate, 2,2-dimethyl-1,3-
propanediol,dodecanedioic acid, 1,2-ethanediol, hexanedioic acid, 1,6-
hexanediol, alkyldiol ester and aromatic isocyanate; and methylene 
diisocyanate polymer with polypropylene glycol and diols, which were 
the subject of PMNs P-13-365, P-13-392, P-13-393, and P-13-471, 
respectively, because the Agency received notices of intent to submit 
adverse comments. EPA intends to publish proposed SNURs for these 
chemical substances under separate notice and comment procedures.
    For further information regarding EPA's expedited process for 
issuing SNURs, interested parties are directed to 40 CFR part 721, 
subpart D, and the Federal Register of July 27, 1989 (54 FR 31314). The 
record for the direct final SNUR for the chemical substances that are 
being removed was established at EPA-HQ-OPPT-2013-0739. That record 
includes information considered by the Agency in developing this rule 
and the notice of intent to submit adverse comments.

III. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews

    This final rule revokes or eliminates an existing regulatory 
requirement and does not contain any new or amended requirements. As 
such, the Agency has determined that this withdrawal will not have any 
adverse impacts, economic or otherwise. The statutory and executive 
order review requirements applicable to the direct final rule were 
discussed in the Federal Register of February 12, 2014 (79 FR 8273). 
Those review requirements do not apply to this action because it is a 
withdrawal and does not contain any new or amended requirements.

IV. Congressional Review Act (CRA)

    Pursuant to the Congressional Review Act (5 U.S.C. 801 et seq.), 
EPA will submit a report containing this rule and other required 
information to the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, and 
the Comptroller General of the United States prior to publication of 
the rule in the Federal Register. This action is not a ``major rule'' 
as defined by 5 U.S.C. 804(2).

List of Subjects

40 CFR Part 9

    Environmental protection, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

40 CFR Part 721

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

    Dated: April 7, 2014.
Maria J. Doa,
Director, Chemical Control Division, Office of Pollution Prevention and 
Toxics.

    Therefore, 40 CFR parts 9 and 721 are amended as follows:

PART 9--[AMENDED]

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1. The authority citation for part 9 continues to read as follows:


[[Page 20801]]


    Authority: 7 U.S.C. 135 et seq., 136-136y; 15 U.S.C. 2001, 2003, 
2005, 2006, 2601-2671; 21 U.S.C. 331j, 346a, 348; 31 U.S.C. 9701; 33 
U.S.C. 1251 et seq., 1311, 1313d, 1314, 1318, 1321, 1326, 1330, 
1342, 1344, 1345 (d) and (e), 1361; E.O. 11735, 38 FR 21243, 3 CFR, 
1971-1975 Comp. p. 973; 42 U.S.C. 241, 242b, 243, 246, 300f, 300g, 
300g-1, 300g-2, 300g-3, 300g-4, 300g-5, 300g-6, 300j-1, 300j-2, 
300j-3, 300j-4, 300j-9, 1857 et seq., 6901-6992k, 7401-7671q, 7542, 
9601-9657, 11023, 11048.


Sec.  9.1  [Amended]

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2. In Sec.  9.1, remove under the undesignated center heading 
``Significant New Uses of Chemical Substances'' Sec. Sec.  721.10717, 
721.10719, 721.10720, and 721.10723.

PART 721--[AMENDED]

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3. The authority citation for part 721 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 15 U.S.C. 2604, 2607, and 2625(c).


Sec. Sec.  721.10717, 721.10719, 721.10720, and 721.10723   [Removed]

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4. Remove Sec. Sec.  721.10717, 721.10719, 721.10720, and 721.10723.

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