Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances; Withdrawal, 45416-45417 [2016-16576]

Download as PDF 45416 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 135 / Thursday, July 14, 2016 / Rules and Regulations Categorical Exclusion Determination are available in the docket where indicated under ADDRESSES. We seek any comments or information that may lead to the discovery of a significant environmental impact from this rule. G. Protest Activities The Coast Guard respects the First Amendment rights of protesters. Protesters are asked to contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section to coordinate protest activities so that your message can be received without jeopardizing the safety or security of people, places or vessels. List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 165 Harbors, Marine safety, Navigation (water), Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Security measures, Waterways. For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard amends 33 CFR part 165 as follows: PART 165—REGULATED NAVIGATION AREAS AND LIMITED ACCESS AREAS 1. The authority citation for part 165 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1231; 50 U.S.C. 191; 33 CFR 1.05–1(g), 6.04–1, 6.04–6, and 160.5; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1. 2. Add § 165.T09–0073 to read as follows: ■ mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with RULES § 165.T09–0073 Safety Zone; Tall Ships Challenge Great Lakes 2016; Fairport Harbor, OH, Bay City, MI, Chicago, IL, Green Bay, WI, Sturgeon Bay, WI, Duluth, MN, Erie, PA. (a) Definitions. The following definitions apply to this section: (1) Navigation Rules means the Navigation Rules, International and Inland (See, 1972 COLREGS and 33 U.S.C. 2001 et seq.). (2) Official Patrol means those persons designated by Captain of the Port Buffalo, Detroit, Sault Ste. Marie, Duluth and Lake Michigan to monitor a tall ship safety zone, permit entry into the zone, give legally enforceable orders to persons or vessels within the zone, and take other actions authorized by the cognizant Captain of the Port. (3) Public Vessel means vessels owned, chartered, or operated by the United States or by a State or political subdivision thereof. (4) Tall Ship means any sailing vessel participating in the Tall Ships Challenge 2016 in the Great Lakes. (b) Location. The following areas are safety zones: all navigable waters of the United States located in the Ninth Coast VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:55 Jul 13, 2016 Jkt 238001 Guard District within a 100 yard radius of any tall ship. (c) Regulations. (1) No person or vessel is allowed within the safety zone unless authorized by the cognizant Captain of the Port, their designated representative, or the on-scene official patrol. (2) Persons or vessels operating within a confined harbor or channel, where there is not sufficient navigable water outside of the safety zone to safely maneuver are allowed to operate within the safety zone and shall travel at the minimum speed necessary to maintain a safe course. Vessels operating within the safety zone shall not come within 25 yards of a tall ship unless authorized by the cognizant Captain of the Port, their designated representative, or the onscene official patrol. (3) When a tall ship approaches any vessel that is moored or anchored, the stationary vessel must stay moored or anchored while it remains within the tall ship’s safety zone unless ordered by or given permission from the cognizant Captain of the Port, their designated representative, or the on-scene official patrol to do otherwise. (d) Effective period. This rule is effective from 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 through 12:01 a.m. on Monday, September 12, 2016. (e) Navigation Rules. The Navigation Rules shall apply at all times within a tall ships safety zone. Dated: July 5, 2016. J.E. Ryan, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, Ninth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2016–16711 Filed 7–13–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Parts 9 and 721 [EPA–HQ–OPPT–2015–0810; FRL–9948–81] 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 three chemical substances, which were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs). EPA published these SNURs using direct final rulemaking SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 procedures, which requires EPA to take certain actions if an adverse comment is received. EPA received adverse comments regarding the SNURs identified in this document. Therefore, the Agency is withdrawing the direct final rule SNURs identified in this document, as required under the direct final rulemaking procedures. DATES: This rule is effective July 15, 2016. ADDRESSES: The docket for this action, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPPT–2015–0810, 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 May 16, 2016 (81 FR 30452) (FRL–9944–77). 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 May 16, 2016 Federal Register, EPA issued direct final SNURs for the chemical substances that are identified in this document. These direct final SNURs were issued under the procedures in 40 CFR part 721, subpart D. Because the Agency received notices of intent to submit adverse comments, E:\FR\FM\14JYR1.SGM 14JYR1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 135 / Thursday, July 14, 2016 / Rules and Regulations in accordance with § 721.160(c)(3)(ii), EPA is withdrawing the direct final SNURS issued for the following chemical substances, which were the subject of PMNs: Functionalized carbon nanotubes (generic), (PMN P–15–276), Diisocyanato hexane, homopolymer, alkanoic acid-polyalkylene glycol ether with substituted alkane (3:1) reaction products-blocked (generic), (PMN P–15– 378), and Modified diphenylmethane diisocyanate prepolymer with polyol (generic), (PMN P–15–559). EPA intends to publish proposed SNURs for the chemical substances identified in this document. For further information regarding EPA’s direct final rulemaking procedures for issuing SNURs, see 40 CFR part 721, subpart D, and the Federal Register of July 27, 1989 (54 FR 31314). III. Good Cause Finding EPA determined that this document is not subject to the 30-day delay of effective date generally required by the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) (5 U.S.C. 553(d)) because of the time limitations for publication in the Federal Register. This document must publish on or before the effective date of the direct final rule containing the direct final SNURs being withdrawn. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with RULES IV. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews This action withdraws regulatory requirements that have not gone into effect and which contain no new or amended requirements. As such, the Agency has determined that this action 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 May 16, 2016 Federal Register. Those review requirements do not apply to this action because it is a withdrawal and does not contain any new or amended requirements. V. 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). Section 808 of the CRA allows the issuing agency to make a rule effective sooner than otherwise provided by CRA if the agency makes a good cause finding that notice and public procedure VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:55 Jul 13, 2016 Jkt 238001 is impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest. As required by 5 U.S.C. 808(2), this determination is supported by a brief statement in Unit III. List of Subjects 45417 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–R10–OAR–2016–0290; FRL–9948–97– Region 10] Environmental protection, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Washington: Spokane Second 10-Year Carbon Monoxide Limited Maintenance Plan 40 CFR Part 721 AGENCY: Environmental protection, Chemicals, Hazardous substances, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. SUMMARY: 40 CFR Part 9 Dated: July 7, 2016. Maria J. Doa, Director, Chemical Control Division, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics. Therefore, 40 CFR chapter I is amended as follows: PART 9—[AMENDED] 1. The authority citation for part 9 continues to read as follows: ■ 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, 300j–2, 300j–3, 300j–4, 300j–9, 1857 et seq., 6901–6992k, 7401–7671q, 7542, 9601–9657, 11023, 11048. § 9.1 [Amended] 2. In the table in § 9.1, under the undesignated center heading ‘‘Significant New Uses of Chemical Substances,’’ remove §§ 721.10902, 721.10913 and 721.10920. ■ 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). § 721.10902 ■ 4. Remove § 721.10902. § 721.10913 ■ [Removed] 5. Remove § 721.10913. § 721.10920 ■ [Removed] [Removed] 6. Remove § 721.10920. [FR Doc. 2016–16576 Filed 7–13–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Final rule. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving the limited maintenance plan submitted on May 11, 2016, by the Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology), in cooperation with the Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency (SRCAA) for the Spokane carbon monoxide (CO) maintenance area (Spokane area or area). The Spokane area includes the cities of Spokane, Spokane Valley, Millwood, and surrounding urban areas in Spokane County, Washington. This plan addresses the second 10-year maintenance period for the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) promulgated for CO, as revised in 1985. The Spokane area has had no exceedances of the CO NAAQS since 1997 and monitored CO levels in the area continue to decline steadily. The EPA is also approving an alternative CO monitoring strategy for the Spokane area which was submitted as part of the limited maintenance plan. DATES: This final rule is effective August 15, 2016. ADDRESSES: The EPA has established a docket for this action under Docket ID No. EPA–R10–OAR–2016–0290. All documents in the docket are listed on the http://www.regulations.gov Web site. Although listed in the index, some information may not be publicly available, i.e., Confidential Business Information or other information the disclosure of which is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, is not placed on the Internet and is publicly available only in hard copy form. Publicly available docket materials are available at http://www.regulations.gov or at EPA Region 10, Office of Air and Waste, 1200 Sixth Avenue, Seattle, Washington 98101. The EPA requests that you contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section to schedule your inspection. The Regional Office’s official hours of business are Monday through Friday, 8:30 to 4:30, excluding Federal holidays. E:\FR\FM\14JYR1.SGM 14JYR1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 135 (Thursday, July 14, 2016)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-16576]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Parts 9 and 721

[EPA-HQ-OPPT-2015-0810; FRL-9948-81]
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 three 
chemical substances, which were the subject of premanufacture notices 
(PMNs). EPA published these SNURs using direct final rulemaking 
procedures, which requires EPA to take certain actions if an adverse 
comment is received. EPA received adverse comments regarding the SNURs 
identified in this document. Therefore, the Agency is withdrawing the 
direct final rule SNURs identified in this document, as required under 
the direct final rulemaking procedures.

DATES: This rule is effective July 15, 2016.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this action, identified by docket 
identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPPT-2015-0810, 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 May 16, 2016 (81 FR 30452) (FRL-9944-77). 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 May 16, 2016 Federal Register, EPA issued direct final SNURs 
for the chemical substances that are identified in this document. These 
direct final SNURs were issued under the procedures in 40 CFR part 721, 
subpart D. Because the Agency received notices of intent to submit 
adverse comments,

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in accordance with Sec.  721.160(c)(3)(ii), EPA is withdrawing the 
direct final SNURS issued for the following chemical substances, which 
were the subject of PMNs: Functionalized carbon nanotubes (generic), 
(PMN P-15-276), Diisocyanato hexane, homopolymer, alkanoic acid-
polyalkylene glycol ether with substituted alkane (3:1) reaction 
products-blocked (generic), (PMN P-15-378), and Modified 
diphenylmethane diisocyanate prepolymer with polyol (generic), (PMN P-
15-559). EPA intends to publish proposed SNURs for the chemical 
substances identified in this document.
    For further information regarding EPA's direct final rulemaking 
procedures for issuing SNURs, see 40 CFR part 721, subpart D, and the 
Federal Register of July 27, 1989 (54 FR 31314).

III. Good Cause Finding

    EPA determined that this document is not subject to the 30-day 
delay of effective date generally required by the Administrative 
Procedure Act (APA) (5 U.S.C. 553(d)) because of the time limitations 
for publication in the Federal Register. This document must publish on 
or before the effective date of the direct final rule containing the 
direct final SNURs being withdrawn.

IV. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews

    This action withdraws regulatory requirements that have not gone 
into effect and which contain no new or amended requirements. As such, 
the Agency has determined that this action 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 May 16, 2016 Federal Register. Those review requirements do not 
apply to this action because it is a withdrawal and does not contain 
any new or amended requirements.

V. 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). Section 808 of the CRA allows the 
issuing agency to make a rule effective sooner than otherwise provided 
by CRA if the agency makes a good cause finding that notice and public 
procedure is impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public 
interest. As required by 5 U.S.C. 808(2), this determination is 
supported by a brief statement in Unit III.

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: July 7, 2016.
Maria J. Doa,
Director, Chemical Control Division, Office of Pollution Prevention and 
Toxics.

    Therefore, 40 CFR chapter I is amended as follows:

PART 9--[AMENDED]

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

    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, 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 the table in Sec.  9.1, under the undesignated center heading 
``Significant New Uses of Chemical Substances,'' remove Sec. Sec.  
721.10902, 721.10913 and 721.10920.

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.  721.10902  [Removed]

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4. Remove Sec.  721.10902.


Sec.  721.10913  [Removed]

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5. Remove Sec.  721.10913.


Sec.  721.10920  [Removed]

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6. Remove Sec.  721.10920.

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