Processes for Risk Evaluation and Chemical Prioritization for Risk Evaluation Under the Amended Toxic Substances Control Act; Notice of Public Meetings and Opportunities for Public Comment, 48789-48791 [2016-17706]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 143 / Tuesday, July 26, 2016 / Notices Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID Number EPA– HQ–OPPT–2015–0273, to both EPA and OMB as follows: D To EPA online using http:// www.regulations.gov (our preferred method) or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460, and D To 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: Colby Lintner, Environmental Assistance Division (7408M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 554–1404; email address: TSCAHotline@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Docket: Supporting documents, including the ICR that explains in detail the information collection activities and the related burden and cost estimates that are summarized in this document, are available in the docket for this ICR. The docket can be viewed online at http://www.regulations.gov or in person at the EPA Docket Center, West William Jefferson Clinton Bldg., Rm. 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. ICR status: This ICR is currently scheduled to expire on July 31, 2016. Under OMB regulations, the Agency may continue to conduct or sponsor the collection of information while this submission is pending at OMB. Under PRA, 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq., 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. The OMB control numbers are displayed either by publication in the Federal Register or by other appropriate means, such as on the related collection instrument or form, if applicable. The display of OMB control numbers for certain EPA regulations is consolidated in 40 CFR part 9. srobinson on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:28 Jul 25, 2016 Jkt 238001 Abstract: Section 5 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) provides EPA with a regulatory mechanism to monitor and, if necessary, control significant new uses of chemical substances. Section 5 authorizes EPA to determine by rule (i.e., a significant new use rule or SNUR), after considering all relevant factors, that a use of a chemical substance represents a significant new use. If EPA determines that a use of a chemical substance is a significant new use, section 5 requires persons to submit a significant new use notice (SNUN) to EPA at least 90 days before they manufacture, import, or process the substance for that use. EPA uses the information obtained through this collection to evaluate the health and environmental effects of the significant new use. EPA may take regulatory actions under TSCA section 5, 6 or 7 to control the activities for which it has received a SNUR notice. These actions include orders to limit or prohibit the manufacture, importation, processing, distribution in commerce, use or disposal of chemical substances. If EPA does not take action, section 5 also requires EPA to publish a Federal Register notice explaining the reasons for not taking action. This information collection addresses the reporting and recordkeeping requirements inherent in TSCA section 5 significant new use rules. Respondents may claim all or part of their submission as confidential. EPA will disclose information that is covered by a claim of confidentiality only to the extent permitted by, and in accordance with, the procedures in TSCA section 14 and 40 CFR part 2. Form Numbers: EPA Form No. 7710– 25. Respondents/affected entities: Entities potentially affected by this ICR are companies that manufacture, process, import, or distribute in commerce chemical substances or mixtures. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Mandatory (40 CFR part 721). Estimated number of respondents: 6 (total). Frequency of response: On occasion. Total estimated burden: 1,025 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b). Total estimated cost: $100,595 (per year), includes $0 annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs. Changes in the Estimates: There is an increase of 289 hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by OMB. This increase reflects EPA’s updating the number of affected sites, the average number of SNUNs submitted annually, recalculating the PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48789 average number of chemicals per SNUR, and correcting rounding errors in the burden estimate for completing a SNUN and rule familiarization. This change is an adjustment. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. Courtney Kerwin, Acting Director, Collections Strategies Division. [FR Doc. 2016–17515 Filed 7–25–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPPT–2016–0399 and EPA–HQ– OPPT–2016–0400; FRL–9949–52] Processes for Risk Evaluation and Chemical Prioritization for Risk Evaluation Under the Amended Toxic Substances Control Act; Notice of Public Meetings and Opportunities for Public Comment Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: EPA is holding two public meetings to obtain input into the Agency’s development of processes for risk evaluation and chemical prioritization for risk evaluation under the Toxic Substances Control Act as amended by the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (TSCA). Information obtained during these meetings will be considered in the Agency’s development of the proposed procedural regulations required under TSCA. DATES: Meetings. For the chemical evaluation process, the meeting will be held on August 9, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.. For the process of prioritizing chemicals for risk evaluation, the meeting will be held on August 10, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Meeting Registration. Advance registration for each meeting must be completed no later than August 4, 2016. On-site registration will be permitted, but seating and speaking priority will be given to those who pre-register by the deadline. Reasonable Accommodations. To request accommodation of a disability, please contact the technical person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATON CONTACT, preferably by August 1, 2016, to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request. Comments. EPA will hear oral comments at each meeting, and will accept written comments and materials SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\26JYN1.SGM 26JYN1 48790 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 143 / Tuesday, July 26, 2016 / Notices submitted to the applicable docket on or before August 17, 2016. ADDRESSES: Meetings. The meetings will be held in the Horizon Ballroom at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20004. The meetings will also be available by remote access for registered participants. For further information, see Unit III.A. under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Meeting registration. You may register online (preferred) or in person at the meeting. To register online, go to http:// opptstakeholder.eventbrite.com. Comments. Submit written comments and materials, identified by the relevant docket ID number, i.e., for the meeting on the process for risk evaluation, use docket ID EPA–HQ–OPPT–2016–0400; and for the meeting on the process of chemical prioritization for risk evaluation, use docket ID EPA–HQ– OPPT–2016–0399, 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: 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 in general is available at http://www.epa.gov/ dockets. srobinson on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For technical information contact: Chris Blunck, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (202) 564–8078; email address: Blunck.Chris@epa.gov. For meeting logistics or registration contact: Klara Zimmerman, Abt Associates; telephone number: (301) 634–1722; email address: Klara_Zimmerman@abtassoc.com. For general information contact: The TSCA-Hotline, ABVI-Goodwill, 422 South Clinton Ave., Rochester, NY 14620; telephone number: (202) 554– 1404; email address: TSCAHotline@epa.gov. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:28 Jul 25, 2016 Jkt 238001 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 chemical manufacturers, processors and users, consumer product companies, non-profit organizations in the environmental and public health sectors, state and local government agencies, and members of the public interested in the environmental and human health assessment and regulation of chemical substances. 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 documents related to this meeting? EPA has established two dockets for the meetings: For the meeting on the process for risk evaluation, use docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OPPT–2016–0400; and for the meeting on the process of chemical prioritization for risk evaluation, use docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OPPT–2016–0399. Both dockets are available either online at http:// www.regulations.gov or in person 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. Documents and meeting information will also be available at the registration Web site. II. Background On June 22, 2016, President Obama signed into law the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, which amended the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976. The revised TSCA includes provisions that require EPA to develop by rule processes for risk evaluation and chemical prioritization for risk evaluation. Additional information on the revisions to TSCA can be found at https://www.epa.gov/assessing-andmanaging-chemicals-under-tsca/frank-r- PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 lautenberg-chemical-safety-21stcentury-act. Risk evaluation. The meeting on August 9, 2016 will be for the purpose of gathering information for EPA consideration in developing the rule required under TSCA section 6(b)(4). Under TSCA section 6(b)(4), not later than 1 year after the date of enactment (i.e., by June 21, 2017), EPA is required to establish by rule a process to conduct risk evaluations to determine whether a chemical substance presents an unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment. Prioritization for risk evaluations. The meeting on August 10, 2016 will be for the purpose of gathering information for EPA consideration in developing the rule required under TSCA section 6(b)(1). Under TSCA section 6(b)(1), EPA must within 1 year of enactment (i.e., by June 21, 2017) establish by rule a risk-based screening process, including criteria for designating chemical substances as high-priority for risk evaluations or low-priority for which risk evaluations are not warranted at the time. III. Meeting A. Remote Access The meetings will be accessible remotely for registered participants. Registered participants will receive information on how to connect to the meetings prior to their start. B. Public Participation at the Meeting Members of the public may register to attend the meetings as observers and may also register to provide oral comments on the days of the meetings. A registered speaker is encouraged to focus on issues directly relevant to the particular meeting’s subject matter. Each speaker is allowed no more than 5 minutes in each meeting. To accommodate as many registered speakers as possible, speakers may present oral comments only, without visual aids or written material. Persons registered to speak (as well as others) may submit written materials to the dockets as described under ADDRESSES. IV. How can I request to participate in this meeting? A. Registration To attend a meeting in person or to receive remote access, please register no later than August 4, 2016, using one of the methods described under ADDRESSES. While on-site registration will be available, seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis, with priority given to early registrants, until room capacity is reached. The Agency E:\FR\FM\26JYN1.SGM 26JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 143 / Tuesday, July 26, 2016 / Notices anticipates that approximately 150 people will be able to attend each of the meetings in person. For registrants not able to attend in person, the meetings will also provide remote access capabilities; registered participants will be provided information on how to connect to the meetings prior to their start. B. Required Registration Information Members of the public may register to attend as observers or speak if planning to offer oral comments during the scheduled public comment periods. To register for the meetings online, you must provide your full name, organization or affiliation, and contact information. Authority: 15 U.S.C. 2605. Dated: July 20, 2016. Jeffery T. Morris, Acting Director, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics. [FR Doc. 2016–17706 Filed 7–25–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–ORD–2015–0684; FRL–9949–60– ORD] External Peer Review Meeting for Draft Guidelines for Human Exposure Assessment Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) is announcing that Versar, a contractor to the EPA, will convene an independent panel of experts to review the draft document, Guidelines for Human Exposure Assessment (draft guidelines). EPA previously announced release of the draft guidance for comment. The public comment period ended on March 22, 2016. The public may register to attend this peer review meeting and time will be set aside at the meeting for brief oral comments from the public regarding the draft document. The draft document is available: Via the internet at http:// www.regulations.gov or www.epa.gov/ osa/guidelines-human-exposureassessment; or from Dr. Michael Broder via the contact information below. DATES: The peer review meeting on the draft document, Guidelines for Human Exposure Assessment will be held on August 15–16, 2016. The meeting will run from approximately 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on August 15 and srobinson on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:28 Jul 25, 2016 Jkt 238001 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on August 16, 2016. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the following address: Crystal City Marriott at Reagan National Airport, located at 1999 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202. Versar, Inc. invites the public to register to attend this meeting, either in-person or via teleconference. The phone number for the teleconference line will be provided to register prior to the meeting. • Internet: The draft document can be downloaded from http:// www.regulations.gov Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–ORD–2015–0684. • Instructions: To attend the peer review meeting, either in-person or via teleconference, you must register no later than August 12, 2016. You may do this by calling Versar at (703) 642–6815; sending a facsimile to (703) 642–6809 ATTN: Exposure Guidelines Peer Review Registration (include your name, title, affiliation, full address, email, and phone number); or sending an email to Mr. David Bottimore of Versar, Inc. at dbottimore@versar.com (Subject line: Exposure Guidelines Peer Review Registration and include your name, title, affiliation, full address, email, and phone number). Please indicate which day(s) you plan to attend the meeting and whether you plan to attend via teleconference or in-person. Space is limited, and registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. There will be a limited amount of time for comments from the public at the peer review meeting. Please inform Versar if you wish to make oral comments during the meeting. • Information on Services for Individuals with Disabilities: The Agency welcomes public attendance at the peer review meeting on the draft document, Guidelines for Human Exposure Assessment, and will make every effort to accommodate persons with disabilities. For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, contact David Bottimore of Versar at (703) 642–6815. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Michael Broder, Office of the Science Advisor, Mail Code 8105R, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number (202) 564– 3393; fax number (202) 564–2070; or email: broder.michael@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The current guidance document for human exposure assessment, Guidelines for Exposure Assessment, was published in 1992, reflecting the state-of-the-science in the 1970s and 1980s. Since its publication, the field of exposure PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48791 science has undergone significant transformation in methods and approaches, which EPA has incorporated into its policies and practices to better align with the current state-of-the-science. The 1992 guidelines are being updated to reflect the advancement in exposure science and assessment and Agency policies. The draft guidelines benefit from over two decades of experience with EPA assessments conducted by Agency programs under their respective authorities and constraints, and from input from external panels, including the National Academy of Sciences and EPA’s Science Advisory Board. This draft document builds on topics covered in the 1992 exposure guidelines including planning and scoping for an assessment, data acquisition and use, modeling, and considerations of uncertainty in exposure assessment. It also includes new material on planning and conducting an observational human exposure measurement study and considerations of lifestages and sensitive populations in exposure assessments. These draft guidelines present the most current science used in EPA exposure assessments and incorporates information about the Agency’s current policies. Dated: July 19, 2016. Thomas Burke, EPA Science Advisor. [FR Doc. 2016–17708 Filed 7–25–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OECA–2012–0701; FRL–9949– 25–OEI] Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Miscellaneous Coating Manufacturing (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ‘‘NESHAP for Miscellaneous Coating Manufacturing (40 CFR part 63, subpart HHHHH) (Renewal)’’ (EPA ICR No. 2115.05, OMB Control No. 2060–0535), 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 July 31, 2016. Public SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\26JYN1.SGM 26JYN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPPT-2016-0399 and EPA-HQ-OPPT-2016-0400; FRL-9949-52]


Processes for Risk Evaluation and Chemical Prioritization for 
Risk Evaluation Under the Amended Toxic Substances Control Act; Notice 
of Public Meetings and Opportunities for Public Comment

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: EPA is holding two public meetings to obtain input into the 
Agency's development of processes for risk evaluation and chemical 
prioritization for risk evaluation under the Toxic Substances Control 
Act as amended by the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st 
Century Act (TSCA). Information obtained during these meetings will be 
considered in the Agency's development of the proposed procedural 
regulations required under TSCA.

DATES: Meetings. For the chemical evaluation process, the meeting will 
be held on August 9, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.. For the process 
of prioritizing chemicals for risk evaluation, the meeting will be held 
on August 10, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Meeting Registration. Advance registration for each meeting must be 
completed no later than August 4, 2016. On-site registration will be 
permitted, but seating and speaking priority will be given to those who 
pre-register by the deadline.
    Reasonable Accommodations. To request accommodation of a 
disability, please contact the technical person listed under FOR 
FURTHER INFORMATON CONTACT, preferably by August 1, 2016, to give EPA 
as much time as possible to process your request.
    Comments. EPA will hear oral comments at each meeting, and will 
accept written comments and materials

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submitted to the applicable docket on or before August 17, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Meetings. The meetings will be held in the Horizon Ballroom 
at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 
Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20004. The meetings will also 
be available by remote access for registered participants. For further 
information, see Unit III.A. under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
    Meeting registration. You may register online (preferred) or in 
person at the meeting. To register online, go to http://opptstakeholder.eventbrite.com.
    Comments. Submit written comments and materials, identified by the 
relevant docket ID number, i.e., for the meeting on the process for 
risk evaluation, use docket ID EPA-HQ-OPPT-2016-0400; and for the 
meeting on the process of chemical prioritization for risk evaluation, 
use docket ID EPA-HQ-OPPT-2016-0399, 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: 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 in general is available at http://www.epa.gov/dockets.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 
    For technical information contact: Chris Blunck, Office of 
Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: 
(202) 564-8078; email address: Blunck.Chris@epa.gov.
    For meeting logistics or registration contact: Klara Zimmerman, Abt 
Associates; telephone number: (301) 634-1722; email address: 
Klara_Zimmerman@abtassoc.com.
    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 chemical 
manufacturers, processors and users, consumer product companies, non-
profit organizations in the environmental and public health sectors, 
state and local government agencies, and members of the public 
interested in the environmental and human health assessment and 
regulation of chemical substances. 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 documents related to this meeting?

    EPA has established two dockets for the meetings: For the meeting 
on the process for risk evaluation, use docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OPPT-2016-
0400; and for the meeting on the process of chemical prioritization for 
risk evaluation, use docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OPPT-2016-0399. Both dockets 
are available either online at http://www.regulations.gov or in person 
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. Documents and meeting information will also 
be available at the registration Web site.

II. Background

    On June 22, 2016, President Obama signed into law the Frank R. 
Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, which amended the 
Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976. The revised TSCA includes 
provisions that require EPA to develop by rule processes for risk 
evaluation and chemical prioritization for risk evaluation. Additional 
information on the revisions to TSCA can be found at https://www.epa.gov/assessing-and-managing-chemicals-under-tsca/frank-r-lautenberg-chemical-safety-21st-century-act.
    Risk evaluation. The meeting on August 9, 2016 will be for the 
purpose of gathering information for EPA consideration in developing 
the rule required under TSCA section 6(b)(4). Under TSCA section 
6(b)(4), not later than 1 year after the date of enactment (i.e., by 
June 21, 2017), EPA is required to establish by rule a process to 
conduct risk evaluations to determine whether a chemical substance 
presents an unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment.
    Prioritization for risk evaluations. The meeting on August 10, 2016 
will be for the purpose of gathering information for EPA consideration 
in developing the rule required under TSCA section 6(b)(1). Under TSCA 
section 6(b)(1), EPA must within 1 year of enactment (i.e., by June 21, 
2017) establish by rule a risk-based screening process, including 
criteria for designating chemical substances as high-priority for risk 
evaluations or low-priority for which risk evaluations are not 
warranted at the time.

III. Meeting

A. Remote Access

    The meetings will be accessible remotely for registered 
participants. Registered participants will receive information on how 
to connect to the meetings prior to their start.

B. Public Participation at the Meeting

    Members of the public may register to attend the meetings as 
observers and may also register to provide oral comments on the days of 
the meetings. A registered speaker is encouraged to focus on issues 
directly relevant to the particular meeting's subject matter. Each 
speaker is allowed no more than 5 minutes in each meeting. To 
accommodate as many registered speakers as possible, speakers may 
present oral comments only, without visual aids or written material. 
Persons registered to speak (as well as others) may submit written 
materials to the dockets as described under ADDRESSES.

IV. How can I request to participate in this meeting?

 A. Registration

    To attend a meeting in person or to receive remote access, please 
register no later than August 4, 2016, using one of the methods 
described under ADDRESSES. While on-site registration will be 
available, seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis, with 
priority given to early registrants, until room capacity is reached. 
The Agency

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anticipates that approximately 150 people will be able to attend each 
of the meetings in person. For registrants not able to attend in 
person, the meetings will also provide remote access capabilities; 
registered participants will be provided information on how to connect 
to the meetings prior to their start.

B. Required Registration Information

    Members of the public may register to attend as observers or speak 
if planning to offer oral comments during the scheduled public comment 
periods. To register for the meetings online, you must provide your 
full name, organization or affiliation, and contact information.

    Authority:  15 U.S.C. 2605.

    Dated: July 20, 2016.
Jeffery T. Morris,
Acting Director, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics.
[FR Doc. 2016-17706 Filed 7-25-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 6560-50-P