Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Flexible Vinyl and Urethane Coating and Printing (Renewal), 42705-42706 [2016-15567]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 126 / Thursday, June 30, 2016 / Notices preparation of agricultural and household pest control chemicals; • Food Processing (NAICS code 311) transforming agricultural products into products for immediate or final consumption; • Crop Production (NAICS code 111) e.g., establishments primarily engaged in growing crops, plants, vines or trees and their seeds; • Colleges, Universities and Professional Schools (NAICS code 611310) e.g., establishments of higher learning which are engaged in development and marketing of virusresistant plants; • Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering and Life Sciences (NAICS code 54171) e.g., establishments primarily engaged in conducting research in the physical, engineering or life sciences, such as agriculture and biotechnology. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES 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 accordance with procedures set forth in 40 CFR part 2. 2. Tips for preparing your comments. When preparing and submitting your comments, see the commenting tips at http://www.epa.gov/dockets/ comments.html. C. How can I get copies of this document and other related information? A copy of the White Paper Concerning Registration of Plant-Incorporated Protectants for Use in Breeding Line Intermediates to Produce Stacked Products is available in the docket under docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPP–2016–0310. II. What action is the Agency taking? EPA is making available for comment a White Paper describing a proposed modification of its approach to regulation of plant-incorporated protectants (PIPs) in breeding line VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:01 Jun 29, 2016 Jkt 238001 intermediates (BLIs) under Section 3, Registration of Pesticides, of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). This modification is proposed in light of the increasing use of BLIs to stack together several different PIPs during seed production. A plant-incorporated protectant (PIP) is a type of pesticide defined at Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations as ‘‘intended to be produced and used in a living plant, or the produce thereof, and the genetic material necessary for production of such a pesticidal substance. It also includes any inert ingredient contained in the plant, or the produce thereof.’’ BLIs are an integral part of the process used to bring together, using conventional breeding in seed production, two or more PIPs that have each been individually engineered into different lines of a seed propagated plant. EPA’s proposed modification of its approach to regulation of PIPs in BLIs is a refocusing of the Agency’s use of its authority to regulate pesticides, and maintains EPA’s ability to ensure that PIPs in BLIs meet the requirements of FIFRA. The White Paper describes how the Agency proposes to refocus its authority to regulate PIPs in BLIs. Currently, each combination of PIPs in BLIs must have a unique registration before it can be sold or distributed in commerce. Under the proposal described in the White Paper, rather than requiring a unique registration for each BLI combination, EPA would regulate PIPs in BLIs through the terms and conditions imposed on the registrations issued for each PIP to be combined through the use of BLIs in the stacked commercial PIP product. Such registrations would control which PIPs can be used in which BLIs and how the PIPs in BLIs can be used. Under the proposed approach, EPA would continue to assess PIPs in BLIs for potential risk and continue to use its FIFRA authorities to ensure safe use of PIPs in BLIs. EPA’s proposed modifications would introduce changes into its approach to PIPs in BLIs that are intended to reduce administrative costs for both the Agency and for companies using BLIs to stack several PIPs together in a single product. The proposed modification is directed solely at PIPs in BLIs used for the purpose of producing seed and is not intended to change EPA’s approach to issuance of unique registrations for PIPs intended for full commercial sale and distribution. A full copy of the White Paper is available in docket EPA–HQ– OPP–2016–0310. EPA requests comment on the proposal as a whole and on the various aspects of the proposal from both the PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 42705 public and industry, including seed companies, farmers, grain dealers, food processors and grocery manufacturers. EPA is specifically seeking comment from state regulatory officials on how this proposed approach might affect their approach to pesticide regulation. EPA asks comment on the extent to which this type of approach to PIPs in BLIs relieves administrative burden and cost for the regulated community, and how frequently registrants are likely to use such an approach. EPA also requests comment on how the proposed approach would affect efficiency and cost savings, in light of the commercial seed production landscape created by the licensing of intellectual property in the form of PIPs. EPA also asks farmers, grain dealers, food processors and grocery manufacturers whether this proposed change in approach could affect their activities, including possible effects on trade, and if yes, how. Authority: 7 U.S.C. 136 et seq. Dated: June 14, 2016. Mark A. Hartman, Acting Director, Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. 2016–15615 Filed 6–29–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OECA–2012–0657; FRL–9946– 31–OEI] Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Flexible Vinyl and Urethane Coating and Printing (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ‘‘NSPS for Flexible Vinyl and Urethane Coating and Printing (40 CFR part 60, subpart FFF) (Renewal)’’ (EPA ICR No. 1157.11, OMB Control No. 2060–0073), 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.). This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through June 30, 2016. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (80 FR 32116) on June 5, 2015, during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\30JNN1.SGM 30JNN1 mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES 42706 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 126 / Thursday, June 30, 2016 / Notices description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. 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: Additional comments may be submitted on or before August 1, 2016. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA– HQ–OECA–2012–0657, to: (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), or by email to docket.oeca@epa.gov, or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; and (2) OMB via email to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. Address comments to OMB Desk Officer for EPA. 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 (CBI), or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patrick Yellin, Monitoring, Assistance, and Media Programs Division, Office of Compliance, Mail Code 2227A, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564–2970; fax number: (202) 564–0050; email address: yellin.patrick@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, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC. The telephone number for the Docket Center is 202–566–1744. For additional information about EPA’s public docket, visit: http:// www.epa.gov/dockets. Abstract: Owners and operators of affected facilities are required to comply with reporting and recordkeeping requirements for the general provisions of 40 CFR part 60, subpart A, as well as for the specific requirements at 40 CFR part 60 subpart FFF. This includes submitting initial notification reports, performance tests and periodic reports and results, and maintaining records of the occurrence and duration of any startup, shutdown, or malfunction in the operation of an affected facility, or any period during which the monitoring VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:01 Jun 29, 2016 Jkt 238001 system is inoperative. These reports are used by EPA to determine compliance with these standards. Form Numbers: None. Respondents/Affected Entities: Flexible vinyl and urethane coating and printing facilities. Respondent’s Obligation to Respond: Mandatory (40 CFR part 60, subpart FFF). Estimated Number of Respondents: 25 (total). Frequency of Response: Initially and semiannually. Total Estimated Burden: 848 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.3(b). Total Estimated Cost: $320,000 (per year), which includes $232,000 in both annualized capital/startup and operation & maintenance costs. Changes in the Estimates: There is an adjustment increase in the respondent burden and cost, including total O&M cost, in this ICR. This is not due to program changes; rather, it is due to an increase of one additional source being subject to these regulations since the last ICR renewal period. In addition, this ICR assumes all existing sources will need to re-familiarize themselves with the regulation each year. This change in assumption also contributes to an increase in the labor hours and costs. Dated: June 23, 2016. Matthew Leopard, Director, Office of Information Collection. [FR Doc. 2016–15567 Filed 6–29–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2016–0349; FRL–9948–17] FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel; Notice of Public Meeting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: There will be a 2-day meeting of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel (FIFRA SAP) to consider and review a set of scientific issues being considered by the Environmental Protection Agency regarding the human health and ecological risk assessments for SmartStax PRO (MON 89034 x TC1507 x MON 87411 x DAS–59122–7), a plant-incorporated protectant intended to control corn rootworm through ribonucleic acid (RNA) interference. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The meeting will be held on September 27–28, 2016, from approximately 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Comments. The Agency encourages written comments be submitted on or before September 13, 2016, to provide adequate time for the FIFRA SAP to review and consider the comments. The Agency encourages requests for oral comments be submitted on or before September 20, 2016. However, written comments and requests to make oral comments may be submitted until the date of the meeting, but anyone submitting written comments after September 13, 2016, should contact the Designated Federal Official (DFO) listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. For additional instructions, see Unit I.C. of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Nominations. Nominations of candidates to serve as ad hoc members of FIFRA SAP for this meeting should be provided on or before August 1, 2016. Webcast. This meeting may be webcast. Please refer to the FIFRA SAP Web site at http://www.epa.gov/sap for information on how to access the meeting webcast. Please note that the webcast is a supplementary public process provided only for convenience. If difficulties arise resulting in webcasting outages, the meeting will continue as planned. Special accommodations. For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, and to request accommodation of a disability, please contact the DFO listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT at least 10 days prior to the meeting to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request. ADDRESSES: Meeting: The meeting will be held at the Environmental Protection Agency, Conference Center, Lobby Level, One Potomac Yard (South Bldg.), 2777 S. Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA 22202. Comments: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPP–2016–0349, by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Do not submit electronically any information you consider to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. • Mail: OPP Docket, Environmental Protection Agency Docket Center (EPA/ DC), (28221T), 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001. • Hand Delivery: To make special arrangements for hand delivery or DATES: E:\FR\FM\30JNN1.SGM 30JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 126 (Thursday, June 30, 2016)]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OECA-2012-0657; FRL-9946-31-OEI]


Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and 
Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Flexible Vinyl and Urethane Coating 
and Printing (Renewal)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an 
information collection request (ICR), ``NSPS for Flexible Vinyl and 
Urethane Coating and Printing (40 CFR part 60, subpart FFF) (Renewal)'' 
(EPA ICR No. 1157.11, OMB Control No. 2060-0073), 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.). This is a 
proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through June 
30, 2016. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal 
Register (80 FR 32116) on June 5, 2015, during a 60-day comment period. 
This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A 
fuller

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description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden 
and cost to the public. 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: Additional comments may be submitted on or before August 1, 
2016.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA-HQ-
OECA-2012-0657, to: (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our 
preferred method), or by email to docket.oeca@epa.gov, or by mail to: 
EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 28221T, 
1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; and (2) OMB via email 
to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. Address comments to OMB Desk Officer 
for EPA.
    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 (CBI), or other 
information whose disclosure is restricted by statute.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patrick Yellin, Monitoring, 
Assistance, and Media Programs Division, Office of Compliance, Mail 
Code 2227A, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. 
NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564-2970; fax 
number: (202) 564-0050; email address: yellin.patrick@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, 
Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC. The telephone 
number for the Docket Center is 202-566-1744. For additional 
information about EPA's public docket, visit: http://www.epa.gov/dockets.
    Abstract: Owners and operators of affected facilities are required 
to comply with reporting and recordkeeping requirements for the general 
provisions of 40 CFR part 60, subpart A, as well as for the specific 
requirements at 40 CFR part 60 subpart FFF. This includes submitting 
initial notification reports, performance tests and periodic reports 
and results, and maintaining records of the occurrence and duration of 
any startup, shutdown, or malfunction in the operation of an affected 
facility, or any period during which the monitoring system is 
inoperative. These reports are used by EPA to determine compliance with 
these standards.
    Form Numbers: None.
    Respondents/Affected Entities: Flexible vinyl and urethane coating 
and printing facilities.
    Respondent's Obligation to Respond: Mandatory (40 CFR part 60, 
subpart FFF).
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 25 (total).
    Frequency of Response: Initially and semiannually.
    Total Estimated Burden: 848 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 
5 CFR 1320.3(b).
    Total Estimated Cost: $320,000 (per year), which includes $232,000 
in both annualized capital/startup and operation & maintenance costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: There is an adjustment increase in the 
respondent burden and cost, including total O&M cost, in this ICR. This 
is not due to program changes; rather, it is due to an increase of one 
additional source being subject to these regulations since the last ICR 
renewal period. In addition, this ICR assumes all existing sources will 
need to re-familiarize themselves with the regulation each year. This 
change in assumption also contributes to an increase in the labor hours 
and costs.

    Dated: June 23, 2016.
Matthew Leopard,
Director, Office of Information Collection.
[FR Doc. 2016-15567 Filed 6-29-16; 8:45 am]
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