Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; National Volatile Organic Compound Emission Standards for Aerosol Coatings, 55449-55450 [2014-22057]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 179 / Tuesday, September 16, 2014 / Notices subpart D—National Volatile Organic Compound Emission Standards for Architectural Coatings. All information submitted to the EPA for which a claim of confidentiality is made will be safeguarded according to the agency policies set forth in 40 CFR part 2, subpart B—Confidentiality of Business Information. The EPA provided notice and sought comments on the previous ICR renewal on June 27, 2011 (76 FR 37347), pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.8(d). The EPA received no comments to that notice. Form Numbers: None. Respondents/affected entities: Entities potentially affected by this action as respondents are manufacturers, distributors or importers of architectural and industrial maintenance coatings and coating components for sale or distribution in the United States, including the District of Columbia and all United States territories. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Mandatory under 40 CFR part 59, subpart D—National Volatile Organic Compound Emission Standards for Architectural Coatings. Estimated number of respondents: 500 (total). Frequency of response: On occasion. Total estimated burden: 14,661 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b). Total estimated cost: $1,261,526 (per year). There are no annualized capital or operation and maintenance costs. Changes in Estimates: There is no change in the total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by OMB. Dated: September 5, 2014. Kevin Culligan, Acting Director, Sector Policies and Programs Division. [FR Doc. 2014–22055 Filed 9–15–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OAR–2006–0971; FRL–9916–60– OAR] tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; National Volatile Organic Compound Emission Standards for Aerosol Coatings Environmental Protection Agency. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ‘‘National Volatile Organic Compound SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:22 Sep 15, 2014 Jkt 232001 Emission Standards for Aerosol Coatings’’ (EPA ICR No. 2289.03, OMB Control number 2060–0617) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Before doing so, the EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through January 31, 2015. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before November 17, 2014. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OAR–2006–0971 in the subject line, online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by email to: a-and-rdocket@epa.gov or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460. The EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change, including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes profanity, threats, information claimed to be Confidential Business Information or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Kaye Whitfield, Sector Policies and Programs Division (Mail Code D243– 02), Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27711; telephone number: (919) 541–2509; fax number: (919) 541–5450; email address: whitfield.kaye@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Supporting documents which explain in detail the information that the EPA will be collecting are available in the public docket for this ICR. The docket can be viewed online at www.regulations.gov or in person at the EPA Docket Center, WJC West Building, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC. The telephone number for the Docket Center is 202–566–1744. For additional information about the EPA’s public docket, visit http://www.epa.gov/ dockets. Pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the EPA is soliciting comments and information to enable it to: (i) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 55449 necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (ii) evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (iii) enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and (iv) minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. The EPA will consider the comments received and amend the ICR as appropriate. The final ICR package will then be submitted to OMB for review and approval. At that time, the EPA will issue another Federal Register notice to announce the submission of the ICR to OMB and the opportunity to submit additional comments to OMB. Abstract: The EPA is required under section 183(e) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) to regulate volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from the use of consumer and commercial products. Pursuant to CAA section 183(e)(3), the EPA published a list of consumer and commercial products and a schedule for their regulation (60 FR 15264). Aerosol coatings are included on the list, and the standards for such coatings are codified at 40 CFR part 59, subpart E. The reports required under the standards enable the EPA to identify coating formulations manufactured, imported or distributed in the United States, and to determine the productweighted reactivity. The ICR addresses the burden for activities conducted in 3year increments after promulgation of the national VOC emission standards for aerosol coatings. Regulated entities read instructions to determine how they are affected by the rule. They are required to submit initial notifications when an aerosol coating is manufactured and notification of changes in the initial report, to report formulation data and exemptions claimed and to maintain records. In addition, regulated entities are required to submit triennial reports that include formulation data and VOC usage. Form Numbers: None. Respondents/affected entities: Respondents to this information collection are manufacturers, distributors and importers of aerosol coatings. These regulated entities fall within the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code 32551, ‘‘Paint and Coating E:\FR\FM\16SEN1.SGM 16SEN1 55450 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 179 / Tuesday, September 16, 2014 / Notices Manufacturing’’ and NAICS Code 325998 ‘‘All Other Miscellaneous Chemical Production and Preparation Manufacturing.’’ Respondent’s obligation to respond: Mandatory under 40 CFR part 59, subpart E. Estimated number of respondents: 64 (total). Frequency of response: Annual, triennial. Total estimated burden: 12,265 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b). Total estimated cost: $1,033,626 in labor costs. There are no annualized capital or operation and maintenance costs. Changes in Estimates: There is no change in hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by OMB. Dated: September 5, 2014. Kevin Culligan, Acting Director, Sector Policies and Programs Division. [FR Doc. 2014–22057 Filed 9–15–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPPT–2014–0463; FRL–9914–43] Certain New Chemicals; Receipt and Status Information SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES I. General Information A. Does this action apply to me? EPA is required under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to publish in the Federal Register a notice of receipt of a premanufacture notice (PMN); an application for a test marketing exemption (TME), both pending and/or expired; and a periodic status report on any new chemicals under EPA review and the receipt of notices of commencement (NOC) to manufacture those chemicals. This document covers the period from February 1, 2014 to March 31, 2014. DATES: Comments identified by the specific PMN number or TME number, must be received on or before October 16, 2014. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPPT–2014–0463, and the specific PMN number or TME number for the chemical related to your comment, by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:22 Sep 15, 2014 Jkt 232001 Do not submit electronically any information you consider to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. • Mail: Document Control Office (7407M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001. • Hand Delivery: To make special arrangements for hand delivery or delivery of boxed information, please follow the instructions at http:// www.epa.gov/dockets/contacts.html. Additional instructions on commenting or visiting the docket, along with more information about dockets generally, is available at http:// www.epa.gov/dockets. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For technical information contact: Bernice Mudd, Information Management Division (7407M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (202) 564–8951; email address: mudd.bernice@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. This action is directed to the public in general. As such, the Agency has not attempted to describe the specific entities that this action may apply to. Although others may be affected, this action applies directly to the submitter of the PMNs addressed in this action. B. What should I consider as I prepare my comments for EPA? 1. Submitting CBI. Do not submit this information to EPA through regulations.gov or email. Clearly mark the part or all of the information that you claim to be CBI. For CBI information in a disk or CD–ROM that you mail to EPA, mark the outside of the disk or CD–ROM as CBI and then identify electronically within the disk or CD–ROM the specific information that is claimed as CBI. In addition to one complete version of the comment that includes information claimed as CBI, a copy of the comment that does not contain the information claimed as CBI must be submitted for inclusion in the public docket. Information so marked will not be disclosed except in PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 accordance with procedures set forth in 40 CFR part 2. 2. Tips for preparing your comments. When submitting comments, remember to: i. Identify the document by docket ID number and other identifying information (subject heading, Federal Register date and page number). ii. Follow directions. The Agency may ask you to respond to specific questions or organize comments by referencing a Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part or section number. iii. Explain why you agree or disagree; suggest alternatives and substitute language for your requested changes. iv. Describe any assumptions and provide any technical information and/ or data that you used. v. If you estimate potential costs or burdens, explain how you arrived at your estimate in sufficient detail to allow for it to be reproduced. vi. Provide specific examples to illustrate your concerns and suggest alternatives. vii. Explain your views as clearly as possible, avoiding the use of profanity or personal threats. viii. Make sure to submit your comments by the comment period deadline identified. II. What action is the agency taking? This document provides receipt and status reports, which cover the period from February 1, 2014 to March 31, 2014, and consists of the PMNs pending and/or expired, and the NOCs to manufacture a new chemical that the Agency has received under TSCA section 5 during this time period. III. What is the agency’s authority for taking this action? Section 5 of TSCA requires that EPA periodical publish in the Federal Register receipt and status reports, which cover the following EPA activities required by provisions of TSCA section 5. EPA classifies a chemical substance as either an ‘‘existing’’ chemical or a ‘‘new’’ chemical. Any chemical substance that is not on EPA’s TSCA Inventory is classified as a ‘‘new chemical,’’ while those that are on the TSCA Inventory are classified as an ‘‘existing chemical.’’ For more information about the TSCA Inventory go to: http://www.epa.gov/opptintr/ newchems/pubs/inventory.htm. Anyone who plans to manufacture or import a new chemical substance for a nonexempt commercial purpose is required by TSCA section 5 to provide EPA with a PMN, before initiating the activity. Section 5(h)(1) of TSCA authorizes EPA E:\FR\FM\16SEN1.SGM 16SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 179 (Tuesday, September 16, 2014)]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OAR-2006-0971; FRL-9916-60-OAR]


Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; 
National Volatile Organic Compound Emission Standards for Aerosol 
Coatings

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to 
submit an information collection request (ICR), ``National Volatile 
Organic Compound Emission Standards for Aerosol Coatings'' (EPA ICR No. 
2289.03, OMB Control number 2060-0617) to the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork 
Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Before doing so, the EPA is 
soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed 
information collection as described below. This is a proposed extension 
of the ICR, which is currently approved through January 31, 2015. An 
agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to 
respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently 
valid OMB control number.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before November 17, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-
2006-0971 in the subject line, online using www.regulations.gov (our 
preferred method), by email to: a-and-r-docket@epa.gov or by mail to: 
EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 28221T, 
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460.
    The EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included in 
the public docket without change, including any personal information 
provided, unless the comment includes profanity, threats, information 
claimed to be Confidential Business Information or other information 
whose disclosure is restricted by statute.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Kaye Whitfield, Sector Policies 
and Programs Division (Mail Code D243-02), Office of Air Quality 
Planning and Standards, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research 
Triangle Park, North Carolina 27711; telephone number: (919) 541-2509; 
fax number: (919) 541-5450; email address: whitfield.kaye@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Supporting documents which explain in detail 
the information that the EPA will be collecting are available in the 
public docket for this ICR. The docket can be viewed online at 
www.regulations.gov or in person at the EPA Docket Center, WJC West 
Building, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC. The 
telephone number for the Docket Center is 202-566-1744. For additional 
information about the EPA's public docket, visit http://www.epa.gov/dockets.
    Pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act, 
the EPA is soliciting comments and information to enable it to: (i) 
Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary 
for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including 
whether the information will have practical utility; (ii) evaluate the 
accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed 
collection of information, including the validity of the methodology 
and assumptions used; (iii) enhance the quality, utility and clarity of 
the information to be collected; and (iv) minimize the burden of the 
collection of information on those who are to respond, including 
through the use of appropriate automated electronic, mechanical, or 
other technological collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. The 
EPA will consider the comments received and amend the ICR as 
appropriate. The final ICR package will then be submitted to OMB for 
review and approval. At that time, the EPA will issue another Federal 
Register notice to announce the submission of the ICR to OMB and the 
opportunity to submit additional comments to OMB.
    Abstract: The EPA is required under section 183(e) of the Clean Air 
Act (CAA) to regulate volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from 
the use of consumer and commercial products. Pursuant to CAA section 
183(e)(3), the EPA published a list of consumer and commercial products 
and a schedule for their regulation (60 FR 15264). Aerosol coatings are 
included on the list, and the standards for such coatings are codified 
at 40 CFR part 59, subpart E. The reports required under the standards 
enable the EPA to identify coating formulations manufactured, imported 
or distributed in the United States, and to determine the product-
weighted reactivity. The ICR addresses the burden for activities 
conducted in 3-year increments after promulgation of the national VOC 
emission standards for aerosol coatings. Regulated entities read 
instructions to determine how they are affected by the rule. They are 
required to submit initial notifications when an aerosol coating is 
manufactured and notification of changes in the initial report, to 
report formulation data and exemptions claimed and to maintain records. 
In addition, regulated entities are required to submit triennial 
reports that include formulation data and VOC usage.
    Form Numbers: None.
    Respondents/affected entities: Respondents to this information 
collection are manufacturers, distributors and importers of aerosol 
coatings. These regulated entities fall within the North American 
Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code 32551, ``Paint and Coating

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Manufacturing'' and NAICS Code 325998 ``All Other Miscellaneous 
Chemical Production and Preparation Manufacturing.''
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Mandatory under 40 CFR part 59, 
subpart E.
    Estimated number of respondents: 64 (total).
    Frequency of response: Annual, triennial.
    Total estimated burden: 12,265 hours (per year). Burden is defined 
at 5 CFR 1320.03(b).
    Total estimated cost: $1,033,626 in labor costs. There are no 
annualized capital or operation and maintenance costs.
    Changes in Estimates: There is no change in hours in the total 
estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by 
OMB.

    Dated: September 5, 2014.
Kevin Culligan,
Acting Director, Sector Policies and Programs Division.
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