Announcement of a Workshop on Ecotoxicity Testing of Difficult-to-Test Substances in the Aquatic Environment; Evaluation and Testing of Poorly Water Soluble Substances, 51331-51332 [2014-20500]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 167 / Thursday, August 28, 2014 / Notices Business Information (see 40 CFR 2; 41 FR 36902, September 1, 1976; amended by 43 FR 40000, September 8, 1978; 43 FR 42251, September 20, 1978; 44 FR 17674, March 23, 1979). There is no sensitive information required. Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 40 hours per response. Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.3(b). Respondents/Affected Entities: States, locals, Indian tribes. Estimated Number of Respondents: 8. Frequency of Response: One-time application. Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 320. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $18,896.00, includes $0 annualized capital or O&M costs. Changes in the Estimates: There is no change in the total estimated burden currently identified in the OMB Inventory of Approved ICR Burdens. Dated: August 22, 2014. John Moses, Director, Collections Strategies Division. [FR Doc. 2014–20501 Filed 8–27–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPPT–2014–0516; FRL–9915–77] Announcement of a Workshop on Ecotoxicity Testing of Difficult-to-Test Substances in the Aquatic Environment; Evaluation and Testing of Poorly Water Soluble Substances Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: EPA is holding a workshop entitled, ‘‘Ecotoxicity Testing of Difficult-to-Test Substances in the Aquatic Environment: Evaluation and Testing of Poorly Water Soluble Substances,’’ on September 10–11, 2014. The objective of this workshop is to better understand the state of the science for evaluating chemical substances which are difficult-to-test in aquatic test systems. The workshop will include a limited number of invited experts and observers, and will also provide web connection and teleconference capabilities for others to participate remotely. Due to space limitations, the Agency anticipates that approximately 50 invited experts and 40 observers will be able to attend the workshop in person. EPA invites the public to register to attend the meetings as observers and to provide comments pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:14 Aug 27, 2014 Jkt 232001 during the meeting as discussed in this notice. DATES: The meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 10, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., EDT, and Thursday, September 11, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., EDT. Meeting registration: To participate in this workshop, you must register no later than 11:59 p.m., e.d.t., on Friday, September 5, 2014. See Unit III. in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Environmental Protection Agency, Potomac Yards South, Rm. S–1204–06, 2777 Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA 22202. The meeting will also be available via Web connect and teleconferencing. See Unit III.C. in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. For technical information contact: Louis Scarano, Risk Assessment Division (7403M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number (202) 564–2851; email address: scarano.louis@epa.gov. For workshop registration contact: Eileen White, Risk Assessment Division (7403M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number (202) 564–8903; email address: white.eileen@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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 51331 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. II. Background The objective of this workshop is to better understand the state of the science for evaluating chemical substances which are difficult-to-test in aquatic test systems. Such chemical substances include, for example, those that have very low water solubility, high volatility, and that are difficult to measure/quantify in aquatic solutions. As a workshop, the primary participants will be invited based on their expertise in aquatic toxicity testing and risk assessment; however, the meeting will be open to the public and observers will be encouraged to attend and will have an opportunity to contribute to the workshop. Members of the public may register to attend and participate in the workshop as observers (see Unit III.). III. How can I request to participate in these meetings? A. Registration Members of the public may register to attend the workshop as observers, or register to speak, if planning to offer oral SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: comments during the workshop. To attend the workshop as an observer or I. General Information to register to speak, you must register for A. Does this action apply to me? the meeting no later than 11:59 p.m., EDT, on Friday, September 5, 2014, by This action is directed to the public either sending an email to Eileen White in general, and may be of interest to a (white.eileen@epa.gov) or through the wide range of stakeholders including U.S. Postal Service or by overnight/ those interested in environmental priority mail. When registering provide assessment, the chemical industry, the following information: Name, chemical users, consumer product address, affiliation, and contact companies, and members of the public interested in the assessment of chemical information (email and telephone number). If you register to speak, you risks. Since others also may be must also indicate if you have any interested, the Agency has not special requirements related to your oral attempted to describe all the specific comments (e.g., translation). entities that may be affected by this Because there will be no on-site action. registration, members of the public who B. How can I get copies of this document do not register by the deadline using and other related information? one of the methods described in this notice may not be able to attend in The docket for this action, identified person; seating will be on a first-come, by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPPT–2014–0516, is available first-serve basis for observers who have registered for on-site attendance. at http://www.regulations.gov or at the PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\28AUN1.SGM 28AUN1 51332 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 167 / Thursday, August 28, 2014 / Notices B. Draft Agenda and Topics for the Meeting ACTION: Notice and request for comments. A copy of a draft agenda is provided in the docket under docket ID number EPA–HQ–OPPT–2014–0516. Members of the public are invited to review and comment during the public comment period at the meeting on the following topics for the one-and-a-half day workshop: 1. What characterizes a substance as being difficult-to-test in aquatic systems (i.e., physical/chemical properties, presence of impurities, etc.)? 2. After a substance is released into the environment, what determines its distribution in the environment? How should this information be used to determine which environmental medium/organism should be tested? 3. What are the advantages and disadvantages of current test methods and approaches for poorly water soluble substances? • Water accommodated fraction (WAF) methodology. • Use of solvents. • Role of Static/Semi-static/ Continuous flow-through systems. 4. How can current test methods be changed, or, are there new methods available to better test the toxicity of difficult-to-test substances in the aquatic ecosystem? As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501– 3520), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or the Commission) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection. Comments are requested concerning: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the Commission’s burden estimate; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and ways to further reduce the information collection burden on small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees. The FCC may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the PRA that does not display a valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. DATES: Written PRA comments should be submitted on or before October 27, 2014. If you anticipate that you will be submitting comments, but find it difficult to do so within the period of time allowed by this notice, you should advise the contact listed below as soon as possible. ADDRESSES: Direct all PRA comments to Cathy Williams, FCC, via email PRA@ fcc.gov and to Cathy.Williams@fcc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information about the information collection, contact Cathy Williams at (202) 418–2918. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control No.: 3060–1124. Title: 80.231, Technical Requirements for Class B Automatic Identification System (AIS) Equipment. Form No.: Not applicable. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Business or other forprofit entities. Number of Respondents: 20 respondents; 50,020 responses. Estimated Time per Response: 1 hour per requirement. C. Web Meeting Access The workshop will be held via Web connect and teleconferencing for those interested. All registered participants will receive information on how to connect to the workshop prior to its start. List of Subjects Environmental protection, Aquatic toxicity, Business and industry, Chemicals, Ecotoxicity, Health and safety, Industrial chemicals, Unknown or Variable Compositions, Complex Reaction Products and Biological Materials (UVCBs), Water. Dated: August 22, 2014. Wendy C. Hamnett, Director, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics. [FR Doc. 2014–20500 Filed 8–27–14; 8:45 am] pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 6560–50–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Federal Communications Commission. AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:14 Aug 27, 2014 Jkt 232001 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement and third party disclosure requirement. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. Statutory authority for this information collection is contained in 47 U.S.C. 154, 303, 307(e), 309 and 332 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended. Total Annual Burden: 50,020 hours. Annual Cost Burden: $25,000. Privacy Act Impact Assessment: No impact(s). Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: There is no need for confidentiality with this collection of information. Needs and Uses: On September 19, 2008, the Commission adopted a Second Report and Order, FCC 08–208, which added a new section 80.231, which requires that manufacturers of Class B Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) transmitters for the Marine Radio Service include with each transmitting device a statement explaining how to enter static information accurately and a warning statement that entering inaccurate information is prohibited. The Commission is seeking to extend this collection in order to obtain the full three-year clearance from OMB. Specifically, the information collection requires that manufacturers of AIS transmitters label each transmitting device with the following statement: WARNING: It is a violation of the rules of the Federal Communications Commission to input an MMSI hat has not been properly assigned to the end user, or to otherwise input any inaccurate data in this device. Additionally, prior to submitting a certification application (FCC Form 731, OMB Control Number 3060–0057) for a Class B AIS device, the following information must be submitted in duplicate to the Commandant (CG–521), U.S. Coast Guard, 2100 2nd Street SW., Washington, DC 20593–0001: (1) The name of the manufacturer or grantee and the model number of the AIS device; and (2) copies of the test report and test data obtained from the test facility showing that the device complies with the environmental and operational requirements identified in IEC 62287–1. After reviewing the information described in the certification application, the U.S. Coast Guard will issue a letter stating whether the AIS device satisfies all of the requirements specified in IEC 62287–1. A certification application for an AIS device submitted to the Commission must contain a copy of the U.S. Coast Guard letter stating that the device satisfies all of the requirements specified in IEC–62287–1, a copy of the technical test data and the instruction manual(s). E:\FR\FM\28AUN1.SGM 28AUN1

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[FR Doc No: 2014-20500]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPPT-2014-0516; FRL-9915-77]


Announcement of a Workshop on Ecotoxicity Testing of Difficult-
to-Test Substances in the Aquatic Environment; Evaluation and Testing 
of Poorly Water Soluble Substances

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: EPA is holding a workshop entitled, ``Ecotoxicity Testing of 
Difficult-to-Test Substances in the Aquatic Environment: Evaluation and 
Testing of Poorly Water Soluble Substances,'' on September 10-11, 2014. 
The objective of this workshop is to better understand the state of the 
science for evaluating chemical substances which are difficult-to-test 
in aquatic test systems. The workshop will include a limited number of 
invited experts and observers, and will also provide web connection and 
teleconference capabilities for others to participate remotely. Due to 
space limitations, the Agency anticipates that approximately 50 invited 
experts and 40 observers will be able to attend the workshop in person. 
EPA invites the public to register to attend the meetings as observers 
and to provide comments during the meeting as discussed in this notice.

DATES: The meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 10, 2014, from 
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., EDT, and Thursday, September 11, 2014, from 8:30 
a.m. to 12:30 p.m., EDT.
    Meeting registration: To participate in this workshop, you must 
register no later than 11:59 p.m., e.d.t., on Friday, September 5, 
2014. See Unit III. in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Environmental Protection 
Agency, Potomac Yards South, Rm. S-1204-06, 2777 Crystal Dr., 
Arlington, VA 22202. The meeting will also be available via Web connect 
and teleconferencing. See Unit III.C. in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For technical information contact: 
Louis Scarano, Risk Assessment Division (7403M), Office of Pollution 
Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number 
(202) 564-2851; email address: scarano.louis@epa.gov.
    For workshop registration contact: Eileen White, Risk Assessment 
Division (7403M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., 
Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number (202) 564-8903; email 
address: white.eileen@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. General Information

A. Does this action apply to me?

    This action is directed to the public in general, and may be of 
interest to a wide range of stakeholders including those interested in 
environmental assessment, the chemical industry, chemical users, 
consumer product companies, and members of the public interested in the 
assessment of chemical risks. Since others also may be interested, the 
Agency has not attempted to describe all the specific entities that may 
be affected by this action.

B. How can I get copies of this document and other related information?

    The docket for this action, identified by docket identification 
(ID) number EPA-HQ-OPPT-2014-0516, 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.

II. Background

    The objective of this workshop is to better understand the state of 
the science for evaluating chemical substances which are difficult-to-
test in aquatic test systems. Such chemical substances include, for 
example, those that have very low water solubility, high volatility, 
and that are difficult to measure/quantify in aquatic solutions. As a 
workshop, the primary participants will be invited based on their 
expertise in aquatic toxicity testing and risk assessment; however, the 
meeting will be open to the public and observers will be encouraged to 
attend and will have an opportunity to contribute to the workshop. 
Members of the public may register to attend and participate in the 
workshop as observers (see Unit III.).

III. How can I request to participate in these meetings?

A. Registration

    Members of the public may register to attend the workshop as 
observers, or register to speak, if planning to offer oral comments 
during the workshop. To attend the workshop as an observer or to 
register to speak, you must register for the meeting no later than 
11:59 p.m., EDT, on Friday, September 5, 2014, by either sending an 
email to Eileen White (white.eileen@epa.gov) or through the U.S. Postal 
Service or by overnight/priority mail. When registering provide the 
following information: Name, address, affiliation, and contact 
information (email and telephone number). If you register to speak, you 
must also indicate if you have any special requirements related to your 
oral comments (e.g., translation).
    Because there will be no on-site registration, members of the 
public who do not register by the deadline using one of the methods 
described in this notice may not be able to attend in person; seating 
will be on a first-come, first-serve basis for observers who have 
registered for on-site attendance.

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B. Draft Agenda and Topics for the Meeting

    A copy of a draft agenda is provided in the docket under docket ID 
number EPA-HQ-OPPT-2014-0516. Members of the public are invited to 
review and comment during the public comment period at the meeting on 
the following topics for the one-and-a-half day workshop:
    1. What characterizes a substance as being difficult-to-test in 
aquatic systems (i.e., physical/chemical properties, presence of 
impurities, etc.)?
    2. After a substance is released into the environment, what 
determines its distribution in the environment? How should this 
information be used to determine which environmental medium/organism 
should be tested?
    3. What are the advantages and disadvantages of current test 
methods and approaches for poorly water soluble substances?
     Water accommodated fraction (WAF) methodology.
     Use of solvents.
     Role of Static/Semi-static/Continuous flow-through 
systems.
    4. How can current test methods be changed, or, are there new 
methods available to better test the toxicity of difficult-to-test 
substances in the aquatic ecosystem?

C. Web Meeting Access

    The workshop will be held via Web connect and teleconferencing for 
those interested. All registered participants will receive information 
on how to connect to the workshop prior to its start.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Aquatic toxicity, Business and industry, 
Chemicals, Ecotoxicity, Health and safety, Industrial chemicals, 
Unknown or Variable Compositions, Complex Reaction Products and 
Biological Materials (UVCBs), Water.

    Dated: August 22, 2014.
Wendy C. Hamnett,
Director, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics.
[FR Doc. 2014-20500 Filed 8-27-14; 8:45 am]
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