Chemical Data Reporting; 2016 Submission Period Extension, 65924-65926 [2016-22974]

Download as PDF 65924 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 186 / Monday, September 26, 2016 / Rules and Regulations VII. Congressional Review Act PART 180—[AMENDED] 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). ■ List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 180 Environmental protection, Administrative practice and procedure, Agricultural commodities, Pesticides and pests, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Dated: September 13, 2016. Daniel J. Rosenblatt, Acting Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. Therefore, 40 CFR chapter I is amended as follows: 1. The authority citation for part 180 continues to read as follows: Authority: 21 U.S.C. 321(q), 346a and 371. 2. In § 180.627: a. In the table in paragraph (a), add alphabetically entries for ‘‘Potato, granules/flakes’’ and ‘‘Potato, processed potato waste,’’ revise the existing entry for ‘‘Potato, processed potato waste,’’ and add an entry for ‘‘Vegetable, tuberous and corm, subgroup 1C’’; and ■ b. Revise paragraph (b). The additions and revisions read as follows: ■ ■ Potato, processed potato waste.1 * * * * Vegetable, tuberous and corm, subgroup 1C ........................... Vegetable, tuberous and corm, subgroup 1C 1 ......................... 1 This * * * * Parts per million ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 711 [EPA–HQ–OPPT–2009–0187; FRL–9952–64] RIN 2070–AJ43 Chemical Data Reporting; 2016 Submission Period Extension Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: EPA is amending the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) regulations by extending the submission deadline for 2016 reports from September 30, 2016 to October 31, 2016. This is a one-time extension for the 2016 submission period only. The CDR regulations require manufacturers (including importers) of certain chemical substances included on the TSCA Chemical Substance Inventory (TSCA Inventory) to report current data on the manufacturing, processing, and use of the chemical substances. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:07 Sep 23, 2016 This final rule is effective September 26, 2016. ADDRESSES: The docket for this action, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPPT–2009–0187, 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: Susan Sharkey, Chemical Control Division (7405M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (202) 564–8789; email address: Sharkey.susan@epa.gov. For general information contact: The TSCA-Hotline, ABVI-Goodwill, 422 South Clinton Ave., Rochester, NY DATES: BILLING CODE 6560–50–P Jkt 238001 * 0.09 0.3 tolerance expires on March 27, 2017. Hop, dried cones ......................................................................................................................................... [FR Doc. 2016–23184 Filed 9–23–16; 8:45 am] 1.0 (b) Section 18 emergency exemptions. Time-limited tolerances specified in the following table are established for residues of the fluopicolide, including its metabolites and degradates, in or on the specified agricultural commodities, § 180.627 Fluopicolide; tolerances for resulting from use of the pesticide residues. pursuant to FIFRA section 18 (a) * * * emergency exemptions. Compliance with the tolerance levels specified Parts per below is to be determined by measuring Commodity million only fluopicolide [2,6-dichloro-N-[[3chloro-5-(trifluoromethyl)-2pyridinyl]methyl]benzamide] in or on * * * * * Potato, granules/flakes ............... 0.15 the commodity. The tolerances expire Potato, processed potato waste 0.2 on the date specified in the table. Commodity * Parts per million Commodity PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Expiration date 30 December 31, 2019. 14620; telephone number: (202) 554– 1404; email address: TSCA-Hotline@ epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Does this action apply to me? You may be potentially affected by this action if you manufacture (including import and manufacture as a byproduct) chemical substances listed on the TSCA Inventory. The following list of North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) codes is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather provides a guide to help readers determine whether this document applies to them. Potentially affected entities may include but are not limited to: • Chemical manufacturers (including importers) (NAICS codes 325 and 324110, e.g., chemical manufacturing and processing and petroleum refineries). • Chemical users and processors who may manufacture a byproduct chemical substance (NAICS codes 22, 322, 331, and 3344, e.g., utilities, paper manufacturing, primary metal manufacturing, and semiconductor and other electronic component manufacturing). E:\FR\FM\26SER1.SGM 26SER1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 186 / Monday, September 26, 2016 / Rules and Regulations II. Background mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with RULES A. What action is the Agency taking? The 2016 CDR submission period is from June 1 to September 30, 2016 (40 CFR 711.20). EPA is issuing this amendment to extend the deadline for 2016 CDR submission reports until October 31, 2016. This is a one-time extension: Subsequent submission periods (recurring every four years, next in 2020) are not being amended. The Agency is taking this action in response to concerns raised by the regulated community about their ability to submit the required information within the prescribed period. The written request to extend the CDR submission period is included in the docket (see ADDRESSES). The compelling concerns raised by industry include delays in reporting as a result of issues associated with several aspects of electronic reporting. EPA believes it is appropriate to extend the reporting period to allow the regulated community additional time to submit their reports. With respect to the timing of this action, the need for the Agency to extend the deadline arose, in part, as a result of issues experienced by the regulated community with several aspects of electronic reporting that were brought to the Agency’s attention only recently. Specifically, these issues include difficulties with inexact entries when using XML Schema and the length of time for data validation. B. What is the Agency’s authority for taking this action? The CDR rule was issued pursuant to the authority of TSCA section 8(a), 15 U.S.C. 2607(a). Under section 553(b)(3)(B) of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(3)(B), the Agency may issue a final rule without a prior proposal if it finds that notice and public participatory procedures are impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest. In this case, for the extension sought, the Agency does find that normal notice and public process rulemaking is impracticable. Given that the current reporting deadline is September 30, 2016, it is impracticable to follow notice and comment procedures on an extension of that deadline, because that process would not allow the rule to be finalized before the current reporting deadline. The Agency only recently learned that the regulated community was having difficulty related to the required electronic reporting mechanism. Individual entities provided information about technical issues and reporting difficulties, but the collective VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:07 Sep 23, 2016 Jkt 238001 significance of these issues was not apparent until the Agency completed review of a letter from the American Chemistry Council dated August 30, 2016 (Ref. 1). This action does not alter the substantive CDR reporting requirements in any way. The Agency also believes the one-time extension will not result in a significant delay in the processing and availability of CDR information to potential users. Further, this action is consistent with the public interest because it is designed to facilitate compliance with the CDR rule and to ensure that the 2016 collection includes accurate data on chemical manufacturing, processing, and use in the United States. Finally, any impact on the regulated community is expected to be beneficial given that the one-time extension provides additional time to submit accurate CDR reports to EPA. Similarly, under APA section 553(d), 5 U.S.C. 553(d), the Agency may make a rule immediately effective ‘‘for good cause found and published with the rule.’’ For the reasons discussed in this unit, EPA believes that there is ‘‘good cause’’ to make this amendment effective upon publication in the Federal Register. III. References The following is a listing of the documents that are specifically referenced in this document. The docket includes these documents and other information considered by EPA, including documents that are referenced within the documents that are included in the docket, even if the referenced document is not physically located in the docket. For assistance in locating these other documents, please consult the technical person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. 1. American Chemistry Council. ‘‘Request for an Extension to the TSCA Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) 2016 Submission Period [Letter].’’ August 30, 2016. IV. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews Additional information about these statutes and Executive Orders can be found at http://www2.epa.gov/lawsregulations/laws-and-executive-orders. A. Executive Order 12866 and Executive Order 13563 This action is classified as a final rule because it makes an amendment to the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). The amendment to the CFR is necessary to allow for a one-time extension to the 2016 CDR reporting period. This action does not impose any new requirements PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 65925 or amend substantive requirements. This action is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866, entitled ‘‘Regulatory Planning and Review’’ (58 FR 51735, October 4, 1993) and Executive Order 13563 entitled ‘‘Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review’’ (76 FR 3821, January 21, 2011). B. Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) This final rule does not contain any new or revised information collections subject to OMB approval under the PRA, 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. C. Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) This final rule is not subject to the RFA, 5 U.S.C. 601 et seq. The RFA applies only to rules subject to notice and comment rulemaking requirements under the APA, 5 U.S.C. 553, or any other statute. This rule is not subject to notice and comment requirements under the APA because the Agency has invoked the APA ‘‘good cause’’ exemption. D. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (UMRA) and Executive Orders 13132 and 13175 This action will not have substantial direct effects on State or tribal governments, on the relationship between the Federal Government and States or Indian tribes, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities between the Federal Government and States or Indian tribes. As a result, no action is required under Executive Order 13132, entitled ‘‘Federalism’’ (64 FR 43255, August 10, 1999), or under Executive Order 13175, entitled ‘‘Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments’’ (65 FR 67249, November 9, 2000). Nor does it impose any enforceable duty or contain any unfunded mandate as described under Title II of UMRA, 2 U.S.C. 1531– 1538. E. Executive Orders 13045, 13211, and 12898 This action is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ as defined by Executive Order 12866. As a result, this action is not subject to Executive Order 13045, entitled ‘‘Protection of Children from Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks’’ (62 FR 19885, April 23, 1997) and Executive Order 13211 entitled ‘‘Actions Concerning Regulations That Significantly Affect Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use’’ (66 FR 28355, May 22, 2001). In addition, this action also does not require any special considerations under Executive Order 12898 entitled ‘‘Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in E:\FR\FM\26SER1.SGM 26SER1 65926 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 186 / Monday, September 26, 2016 / Rules and Regulations Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations’’ (59 FR 7629, February 16, 1994). F. National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act (NTTAA) This action does not involve any technical standards that would require Agency consideration of voluntary consensus standards pursuant to section 12(d) of the NTTAA, 15 U.S.C. 272 note. V. Congressional Review Act (CRA) This action is subject to the CRA, 5 U.S.C. 801 et seq., and EPA will submit a rule report to each House of the Congress and to the Comptroller General of the United States. This action is not a ‘‘major rule’’ as defined by 5 U.S.C. 804(2). List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 711 Environmental protection, Chemicals, Confidential Business Information (CBI), Hazardous materials, Importer, Manufacturer, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Dated: September 16, 2016. Jim Jones, Assistant Administrator, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention. Therefore, 40 CFR chapter I is amended as follows: PART 711—[AMENDED] 1. The authority citation for part 711 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 15 U.S.C. 2607(a). 2. In § 711.20, revise the second and third sentences to read as follows. ■ § 711.20 When to report. * * * The 2016 CDR submission period is from June 1, 2016 to October 31, 2016. Subsequent recurring submission periods are from June 1 to September 30 at 4-year intervals, beginning in 2020.* * * [FR Doc. 2016–22974 Filed 9–23–16; 8:45 am] Regulatory Fees to recover an amount of $384,012,497 that Congress has required the Commission to collect for fiscal year 2016. Section 9 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, provides for the annual assessment and collection of regulatory fees for annual ‘‘Mandatory Adjustments’’ and ‘‘Permitted Amendments’’ to the Schedule of Regulatory Fees. DATES: Effective September 26, 2016. To avoid penalties and interest, regulatory fees should be paid by the due date of September 27, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Roland Helvajian, Office of Managing Director at (202) 418–0444. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This is a summary of the Commission’s Report and Order (R&O), FCC 16–121, MD Docket No. 16–166, adopted on September 1, 2016 and released on September 2, 2016. I. Administrative Matters A. Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis 1. As required by the Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980 (RFA),1 the Commission has prepared a Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis (FRFA) relating to this Report and Order. The FRFA is located towards the end of this document. B. Final Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 Analysis 2. This document does not contain new or modified information collection requirements subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), Public Law 104–13. In addition, therefore, it does not contain any new or modified information collection burden for small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees, pursuant to the Small Business Paperwork Relief Act of 2002, Public Law 107–198, see 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(4). C. Congressional Review Act FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION 3. The Commission will send a copy of this Report and Order to Congress and the Government Accountability Office pursuant to the Congressional Review Act, 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A). 47 CFR Part 1 II. Introduction BILLING CODE 6560–50–P mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with RULES [MD Docket No. 16–166; FCC 16–121] Assessment and Collection of Regulatory Fees for Fiscal Year 2016 Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: In this document the Commission revises its Schedule of SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:07 Sep 23, 2016 Jkt 238001 4. This Report and Order adopts a schedule of regulatory fees to assess and collect $384,012,497.00 in regulatory fees for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016, pursuant 1 See 5 U.S.C. 603. The RFA, see 5 U.S.C. 601– 612, has been amended by the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 (SBREFA), Public Law 104–121, Title II, 110 Stat. 847 (1996). The SBREFA was enacted as Title II of the Contract with America Advancement Act of 1996 (CWAAA). PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 to Section 9 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended (Communications Act or Act) and the Commission’s FY 2016 Appropriation.2 The schedule of regulatory fees for FY 2016 adopted here is attached in Table 4. These regulatory fees are due on September 27, 2016. The FY 2016 regulatory fees are based on the proposals in the FY 2016 NPRM,3 considered in light of the comments received and Commission analysis. The FY 2016 regulatory fee schedule includes the following changes from last year: (1) An increase in regulatory fees across all fee categories to offset the Commission’s facilities reduction costs; 4 (2) an updated regulatory fee for Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS) providers, a subcategory in the cable television and Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) category; and (3) adjustments to the regulatory fees on radio and television broadcasters, based on type and class of service and on the population served. III. Background 5. Congress adopted a regulatory fee schedule in 1993 5 and authorized the Commission to assess and collect annual regulatory fees pursuant to the schedule, as amended by the Commission.6 As a result, the Commission annually reviews the regulatory fee schedule, proposes changes to the schedule to reflect changes in the amount of its appropriation, and proposes increases or decreases to the schedule of regulatory fees.7 The Commission makes changes to the regulatory fee schedule ‘‘if the Commission determines that the schedule requires amendment to comply with the requirements’’ 8 of section 9(b)(1)(A) of the Act.9 The Commission may also add, delete, or reclassify services in the fee schedule to reflect additions, deletions, or changes in the nature of its services ‘‘as a consequence of Commission rulemaking proceedings or changes in law.’’ Thus, 2 47 U.S.C. 159. Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016, Public Law 114–113, Dec. 18, 2015. 3 Assessment and Collection of Regulatory Fees for Fiscal Year 2016, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, 81 FR 35680 (June 3, 2016) (2016) (FY 2016 NPRM). 4 The proposed regulatory fee rates for FY 2016 includes a one-time amount of $44,168,497 to offset facilities reduction costs, i.e., to reduce the office space footprint and/or move the FCC office location if necessary. Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016, Public Law 114–113, Dec. 18, 2015. See FCC’s Lease Prospectus, available at http://www.gsa.gov/ portal/category/100435. 5 47 U.S.C. 159(g) (showing original fee schedule prior to Commission amendment). 6 47 U.S.C. 159. 7 47 U.S.C. 159(b)(1)(B). 8 47 U.S.C. 159(b)(2). 9 47 U.S.C. 159(b)(1)(A). E:\FR\FM\26SER1.SGM 26SER1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 711

[EPA-HQ-OPPT-2009-0187; FRL-9952-64]
RIN 2070-AJ43


Chemical Data Reporting; 2016 Submission Period Extension

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: EPA is amending the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) 
Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) regulations by extending the submission 
deadline for 2016 reports from September 30, 2016 to October 31, 2016. 
This is a one-time extension for the 2016 submission period only. The 
CDR regulations require manufacturers (including importers) of certain 
chemical substances included on the TSCA Chemical Substance Inventory 
(TSCA Inventory) to report current data on the manufacturing, 
processing, and use of the chemical substances.

DATES: This final rule is effective September 26, 2016.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this action, identified by docket 
identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPPT-2009-0187, 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: Susan Sharkey, Chemical Control 
Division (7405M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., 
Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (202) 564-8789; email 
address: Sharkey.susan@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?

    You may be potentially affected by this action if you manufacture 
(including import and manufacture as a byproduct) chemical substances 
listed on the TSCA Inventory. The following list of North American 
Industrial Classification System (NAICS) codes is not intended to be 
exhaustive, but rather provides a guide to help readers determine 
whether this document applies to them. Potentially affected entities 
may include but are not limited to:
     Chemical manufacturers (including importers) (NAICS codes 
325 and 324110, e.g., chemical manufacturing and processing and 
petroleum refineries).
     Chemical users and processors who may manufacture a 
byproduct chemical substance (NAICS codes 22, 322, 331, and 3344, e.g., 
utilities, paper manufacturing, primary metal manufacturing, and 
semiconductor and other electronic component manufacturing).

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II. Background

A. What action is the Agency taking?

    The 2016 CDR submission period is from June 1 to September 30, 2016 
(40 CFR 711.20). EPA is issuing this amendment to extend the deadline 
for 2016 CDR submission reports until October 31, 2016. This is a one-
time extension: Subsequent submission periods (recurring every four 
years, next in 2020) are not being amended.
    The Agency is taking this action in response to concerns raised by 
the regulated community about their ability to submit the required 
information within the prescribed period. The written request to extend 
the CDR submission period is included in the docket (see ADDRESSES). 
The compelling concerns raised by industry include delays in reporting 
as a result of issues associated with several aspects of electronic 
reporting. EPA believes it is appropriate to extend the reporting 
period to allow the regulated community additional time to submit their 
reports. With respect to the timing of this action, the need for the 
Agency to extend the deadline arose, in part, as a result of issues 
experienced by the regulated community with several aspects of 
electronic reporting that were brought to the Agency's attention only 
recently. Specifically, these issues include difficulties with inexact 
entries when using XML Schema and the length of time for data 
validation.

B. What is the Agency's authority for taking this action?

    The CDR rule was issued pursuant to the authority of TSCA section 
8(a), 15 U.S.C. 2607(a). Under section 553(b)(3)(B) of the 
Administrative Procedure Act (APA), 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(3)(B), the Agency 
may issue a final rule without a prior proposal if it finds that notice 
and public participatory procedures are impracticable, unnecessary, or 
contrary to the public interest. In this case, for the extension 
sought, the Agency does find that normal notice and public process 
rulemaking is impracticable. Given that the current reporting deadline 
is September 30, 2016, it is impracticable to follow notice and comment 
procedures on an extension of that deadline, because that process would 
not allow the rule to be finalized before the current reporting 
deadline. The Agency only recently learned that the regulated community 
was having difficulty related to the required electronic reporting 
mechanism. Individual entities provided information about technical 
issues and reporting difficulties, but the collective significance of 
these issues was not apparent until the Agency completed review of a 
letter from the American Chemistry Council dated August 30, 2016 (Ref. 
1).
    This action does not alter the substantive CDR reporting 
requirements in any way. The Agency also believes the one-time 
extension will not result in a significant delay in the processing and 
availability of CDR information to potential users. Further, this 
action is consistent with the public interest because it is designed to 
facilitate compliance with the CDR rule and to ensure that the 2016 
collection includes accurate data on chemical manufacturing, 
processing, and use in the United States. Finally, any impact on the 
regulated community is expected to be beneficial given that the one-
time extension provides additional time to submit accurate CDR reports 
to EPA.
    Similarly, under APA section 553(d), 5 U.S.C. 553(d), the Agency 
may make a rule immediately effective ``for good cause found and 
published with the rule.'' For the reasons discussed in this unit, EPA 
believes that there is ``good cause'' to make this amendment effective 
upon publication in the Federal Register.

III. References

    The following is a listing of the documents that are specifically 
referenced in this document. The docket includes these documents and 
other information considered by EPA, including documents that are 
referenced within the documents that are included in the docket, even 
if the referenced document is not physically located in the docket. For 
assistance in locating these other documents, please consult the 
technical person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.
    1. American Chemistry Council. ``Request for an Extension to the 
TSCA Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) 2016 Submission Period [Letter].'' 
August 30, 2016.

IV. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews

    Additional information about these statutes and Executive Orders 
can be found at http://www2.epa.gov/laws-regulations/laws-and-executive-orders.

A. Executive Order 12866 and Executive Order 13563

    This action is classified as a final rule because it makes an 
amendment to the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). The amendment to 
the CFR is necessary to allow for a one-time extension to the 2016 CDR 
reporting period. This action does not impose any new requirements or 
amend substantive requirements. This action is not a ``significant 
regulatory action'' under Executive Order 12866, entitled ``Regulatory 
Planning and Review'' (58 FR 51735, October 4, 1993) and Executive 
Order 13563 entitled ``Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review'' (76 
FR 3821, January 21, 2011).

B. Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA)

    This final rule does not contain any new or revised information 
collections subject to OMB approval under the PRA, 44 U.S.C. 3501 et 
seq.

C. Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA)

    This final rule is not subject to the RFA, 5 U.S.C. 601 et seq. The 
RFA applies only to rules subject to notice and comment rulemaking 
requirements under the APA, 5 U.S.C. 553, or any other statute. This 
rule is not subject to notice and comment requirements under the APA 
because the Agency has invoked the APA ``good cause'' exemption.

D. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (UMRA) and Executive Orders 13132 and 
13175

    This action will not have substantial direct effects on State or 
tribal governments, on the relationship between the Federal Government 
and States or Indian tribes, or on the distribution of power and 
responsibilities between the Federal Government and States or Indian 
tribes. As a result, no action is required under Executive Order 13132, 
entitled ``Federalism'' (64 FR 43255, August 10, 1999), or under 
Executive Order 13175, entitled ``Consultation and Coordination with 
Indian Tribal Governments'' (65 FR 67249, November 9, 2000). Nor does 
it impose any enforceable duty or contain any unfunded mandate as 
described under Title II of UMRA, 2 U.S.C. 1531-1538.

E. Executive Orders 13045, 13211, and 12898

    This action is not a ``significant regulatory action'' as defined 
by Executive Order 12866. As a result, this action is not subject to 
Executive Order 13045, entitled ``Protection of Children from 
Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks'' (62 FR 19885, April 23, 
1997) and Executive Order 13211 entitled ``Actions Concerning 
Regulations That Significantly Affect Energy Supply, Distribution, or 
Use'' (66 FR 28355, May 22, 2001). In addition, this action also does 
not require any special considerations under Executive Order 12898 
entitled ``Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in

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Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations'' (59 FR 7629, February 
16, 1994).

F. National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act (NTTAA)

    This action does not involve any technical standards that would 
require Agency consideration of voluntary consensus standards pursuant 
to section 12(d) of the NTTAA, 15 U.S.C. 272 note.

V. Congressional Review Act (CRA)

    This action is subject to the CRA, 5 U.S.C. 801 et seq., and EPA 
will submit a rule report to each House of the Congress and to the 
Comptroller General of the United States. This action is not a ``major 
rule'' as defined by 5 U.S.C. 804(2).

List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 711

    Environmental protection, Chemicals, Confidential Business 
Information (CBI), Hazardous materials, Importer, Manufacturer, 
Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

    Dated: September 16, 2016.
Jim Jones,
Assistant Administrator, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution 
Prevention.

    Therefore, 40 CFR chapter I is amended as follows:

PART 711--[AMENDED]

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 1. The authority citation for part 711 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  15 U.S.C. 2607(a).


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2. In Sec.  711.20, revise the second and third sentences to read as 
follows.


Sec.  711.20  When to report.

    * * * The 2016 CDR submission period is from June 1, 2016 to 
October 31, 2016. Subsequent recurring submission periods are from June 
1 to September 30 at 4-year intervals, beginning in 2020.* * *

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