Certain New Chemicals or Significant New Uses; Statements of Findings for November 2016, 9740-9741 [2017-02596]

Download as PDF 9740 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 25 / Wednesday, February 8, 2017 / Notices ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPPT–2016–0511; FRL–9957–06] Certain New Chemicals or Significant New Uses; Statements of Findings for November 2016 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Section 5(g) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) requires EPA to publish in the Federal Register a statement of its findings after its review of TSCA section 5(a) notices when EPA makes a finding that a new chemical substance or significant new use is not likely to present an unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment. Such statements apply to premanufacture notices (PMNs), microbial commercial activity notices (MCANs), and significant new use notices (SNUNs) submitted to EPA under TSCA section 5. This document presents statements of findings made by EPA on TSCA section 5(a) notices during the period from October 25, 2016 to November 30, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For technical information contact: Greg Schweer, Chemical Control Divison (7405M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: 202–564–8469; email address: schweer.greg@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: asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: 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. II. What action is the Agency taking? This document lists the statements of findings made by EPA after review of notices submitted under TSCA section 5(a) that certain new chemical substances or significant new uses are not likely to present an unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment. This document presents statements of findings made by EPA during the period from October 25, 2016 to November 30, 2016. III. What is the Agency’s authority for taking this action? TSCA section 5(a)(3) requires EPA to review a TSCA section 5(a) notice and make one of the following specific findings: • The chemical substance or significant new use presents an unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment; • The information available to EPA is insufficient to permit a reasoned evaluation of the health and environmental effects of the chemical substance or significant new use; • The information available to EPA is insufficient to permit a reasoned evaluation of the health and environmental effects and the chemical substance or significant new use may present an unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment; • The chemical substance is or will I. General Information be produced in substantial quantities, A. Does this action apply to me? and such substance either enters or may reasonably be anticipated to enter the This action is directed to the public environment in substantial quantities or in general. As such, the Agency has not there is or may be significant or attempted to describe the specific substantial human exposure to the entities that this action may apply to. substance; or Although others may be affected, this • The chemical substance or action applies directly to the submitters significant new use is not likely to of the PMNs addressed in this action. present an unreasonable risk of injury to B. How can I get copies of this document health or the environment. and other related information? Unreasonable risk findings must be made without consideration of costs or The docket for this action, identified other non-risk factors, including an by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPPT–2016–0511, is available unreasonable risk to a potentially exposed or susceptible subpopulation at http://www.regulations.gov or at the identified as relevant under the Office of Pollution Prevention and conditions of use. The term ‘‘conditions Toxics Docket (OPPT Docket), of use’’ is defined in TSCA section 3 to Environmental Protection Agency mean ‘‘the circumstances, as determined Docket Center (EPA/DC), West William VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:36 Feb 07, 2017 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 by the Administrator, under which a chemical substance is intended, known, or reasonably foreseen to be manufactured, processed, distributed in commerce, used, or disposed of.’’ EPA is required under TSCA section 5(g) to publish in the Federal Register a statement of its findings after its review of a TSCA section 5(a) notice when EPA makes a finding that a new chemical substance or significant new use is not likely to present an unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment. Such statements apply to premanufacture notices (PMNs), microbial commercial activity notices (MCANs), and significant new use notices (SNUNs) submitted to EPA under TSCA section 5. Anyone who plans to manufacture (which includes import) a new chemical substance for a non-exempt commercial purpose and any manufacturer or processor wishing to engage in a use of a chemical substance designated by EPA as a significant new use must submit a notice to EPA at least 90 days before commencing manufacture of the new chemical substance or before engaging in the significant new use. The submitter of a notice to EPA for which EPA has made a finding of ‘‘not likely to present an unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment’’ may commence manufacture of the chemical substance or manufacture or processing for the significant new use notwithstanding any remaining portion of the applicable review period. IV. Statements of Administrator Findings Under TSCA Section 5(a)(3)(C) In this unit, EPA provides the following information (to the extent that such information is not claimed as Confidential Business Information (CBI)) on the PMNs, MCANs and SNUNs for which, during this period, EPA has made findings under TSCA section 5(a)(3)(C) that the new chemical substances or significant new uses are not likely to present an unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment: • EPA case number assigned to the TSCA section 5(a) notice. • Chemical identity (generic name, if the specific name is claimed as CBI). • Web site link to EPA’s decision document describing the basis of the ‘‘not likely to present an unreasonable risk’’ finding made by EPA under TSCA section 5(a)(3)(C). EPA Case Number: J–16–0024; Chemical identity: Trichoderma reesei modified (generic name); Web site link: https://www.epa.gov/reviewing-newchemicals-under-toxic-substances- E:\FR\FM\08FEN1.SGM 08FEN1 asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 25 / Wednesday, February 8, 2017 / Notices control-act-tsca/tsca-section-5a3cdetermination-32. EPA Case Number: J–16–0025; Chemical identity: Trichoderma reesei modified (generic name); Web site link: https://www.epa.gov/reviewing-newchemicals-under-toxic-substancescontrol-act-tsca/tsca-section-5a3cdetermination-33. EPA Case Number: P–16–0403; Chemical identity: Heteropolycyclic carboxylic acid, polymer with 2-ethyl-2(hydroxymethyl)-1,3-propanediol and 4substitutedbenzene, substituted carbomonocycle- and alkyl-substituted carbomonocycle-blocked (generic name); Web site link: https:// www.epa.gov/reviewing-new-chemicalsunder-toxic-substances-control-act-tsca/ tsca-section-5a3c-determination-28. EPA Case Number: P–16–0492; Chemical identity: Polyester-amide polymer of ‘isophthalic acid’ with diamino-alkane, cyclohexanedialcohol, alkanetriol, di-isocyanate and acrylic acid-ethylene copolymer (generic name); Web site link: https:// www.epa.gov/reviewing-new-chemicalsunder-toxic-substances-control-act-tsca/ tsca-section-5a3c-determination-26. EPA Case Number: P–16–0515; Chemical identity: Diamine substituted arylimidazole (generic name); Web site link: https://www.epa.gov/reviewingnew-chemicals-under-toxic-substancescontrol-act-tsca/tsca-section-5a3cdetermination-25. EPA Case Number: P–16–0518; Chemical identity: Polyalkylether polyester (generic name); Web site link: https://www.epa.gov/reviewing-newchemicals-under-toxic-substancescontrol-act-tsca/tsca-section-5a3cdetermination-29. EPA Case Number: P–16–0519; Chemical identity: Polyalkylether polyester (generic name); Web site link: https://www.epa.gov/reviewing-newchemicals-under-toxic-substancescontrol-act-tsca/tsca-section-5a3cdetermination-30. EPA Case Number: P–16–0545; Chemical identity: Substituted siloxane polymer (generic name); Web site link: https://www.epa.gov/reviewing-newchemicals-under-toxic-substancescontrol-act-tsca/tsca-section-5a3cdetermination-27. EPA Case Number: P–16–0580; Chemical identity: Trimethylolpropane ester of mixed linear and branched carboxylic acids (generic name); Web site link: https://www.epa.gov/ reviewing-new-chemicals-under-toxicsubstances-control-act-tsca/tsca-section5a3c-determination-31. Authority: 15 U.S.C. 2601 et seq. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:36 Feb 07, 2017 Jkt 241001 Dated: January 8, 2017. Maria J. Doa, Director, Chemical Control Division, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics. [FR Doc. 2017–02596 Filed 2–7–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; National Survey of Unbanked and Underbanked Households (3064– 0167); Comment Request Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). ACTION: Notice and request for comment. AGENCY: The FDIC, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the renewal of existing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35). On May 24, 2016, (81 FR 35752), the FDIC requested comment for 60 days on a proposal to renew the information collections described below. No comments were received. The FDIC hereby gives notice of its plan to submit to OMB a request to approve the renewal of these collections, and again invites comment on this renewal. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before March 10, 2017. ADDRESSES: Interested parties are invited to submit written comments to the FDIC by any of the following methods: • http://www.FDIC.gov/regulations/ laws/federal/notices.html. • Email: comments@fdic.gov. Include the name and number of the collection in the subject line of the message. • Mail: Manny Cabeza (202–898– 3767), Counsel, MB–3007, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, 550 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20429. • Hand Delivery: Comments may be hand-delivered to the guard station at the rear of the 17th Street Building (located on F Street), on business days between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. All comments should refer to the relevant OMB control number. A copy of the comments may also be submitted to the OMB desk officer for the FDIC: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9741 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Manny Cabeza, at the FDIC address above. The FDIC is considering possible revisions to the following collection of information: Title: National Survey of Unbanked and Underbanked Households. OMB Number: 3064–0167. Frequency of Response: Once. Affected Public: U.S. Households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 40,000. Average Time per Response: 9 minutes (0.15 hours) per respondent. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 0.15 hours × 40,000 respondents = 6,000 hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: General Description of Collection The FDIC recognizes that public confidence in the banking system is strengthened when banks effectively serve the broadest possible set of consumers. As a result, the agency is committed to increasing the participation of unbanked and underbanked households in the financial mainstream by ensuring that all Americans have access to safe, secure, and affordable banking services. The National Survey of Unbanked and Underbanked Households is one contribution to this end. The National Survey of Unbanked and Underbanked Households is also a key component of the FDIC’s efforts to comply with a Congressional mandate contained in section 7 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Reform Conforming Amendments Act of 2005 (‘‘Reform Act’’) (Pub. L. 109–173), which calls for the FDIC to conduct ongoing surveys ‘‘on efforts by insured depository institutions to bring those individuals and families who have rarely, if ever, held a checking account, a savings account or other type of transaction or check cashing account at an insured depository institution (hereafter in this section referred to as the ‘unbanked’) into the conventional finance system.’’ Section 7 further instructs the FDIC to consider several factors in its conduct of the surveys, including: (1) ‘‘what cultural, language and identification issues as well as transaction costs appear to most prevent ‘unbanked’ individuals from establishing conventional accounts’’; and (2) ‘‘what is a fair estimate of the size and worth of the ‘‘unbanked’’ market in the United States.’’ The National Survey of Unbanked and Underbanked Households is designed to address these factors and provide a factual basis on the proportions of unbanked households. 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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPPT-2016-0511; FRL-9957-06]


Certain New Chemicals or Significant New Uses; Statements of 
Findings for November 2016

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Section 5(g) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) 
requires EPA to publish in the Federal Register a statement of its 
findings after its review of TSCA section 5(a) notices when EPA makes a 
finding that a new chemical substance or significant new use is not 
likely to present an unreasonable risk of injury to health or the 
environment. Such statements apply to premanufacture notices (PMNs), 
microbial commercial activity notices (MCANs), and significant new use 
notices (SNUNs) submitted to EPA under TSCA section 5. This document 
presents statements of findings made by EPA on TSCA section 5(a) 
notices during the period from October 25, 2016 to November 30, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
    For technical information contact: Greg Schweer, Chemical Control 
Divison (7405M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., 
Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: 202-564-8469; email 
address: schweer.greg@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. General Information

A. Does this action apply to me?

    This action is directed to the public in general. As such, the 
Agency has not attempted to describe the specific entities that this 
action may apply to. Although others may be affected, this action 
applies directly to the submitters of the PMNs addressed in this 
action.

B. How can I get copies of this document and other related information?

    The docket for this action, identified by docket identification 
(ID) number EPA-HQ-OPPT-2016-0511, 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.

II. What action is the Agency taking?

    This document lists the statements of findings made by EPA after 
review of notices submitted under TSCA section 5(a) that certain new 
chemical substances or significant new uses are not likely to present 
an unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment. This 
document presents statements of findings made by EPA during the period 
from October 25, 2016 to November 30, 2016.

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

    TSCA section 5(a)(3) requires EPA to review a TSCA section 5(a) 
notice and make one of the following specific findings:
     The chemical substance or significant new use presents an 
unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment;
     The information available to EPA is insufficient to permit 
a reasoned evaluation of the health and environmental effects of the 
chemical substance or significant new use;
     The information available to EPA is insufficient to permit 
a reasoned evaluation of the health and environmental effects and the 
chemical substance or significant new use may present an unreasonable 
risk of injury to health or the environment;
     The chemical substance is or will be produced in 
substantial quantities, and such substance either enters or may 
reasonably be anticipated to enter the environment in substantial 
quantities or there is or may be significant or substantial human 
exposure to the substance; or
     The chemical substance or significant new use is not 
likely to present an unreasonable risk of injury to health or the 
environment.
    Unreasonable risk findings must be made without consideration of 
costs or other non-risk factors, including an unreasonable risk to a 
potentially exposed or susceptible subpopulation identified as relevant 
under the conditions of use. The term ``conditions of use'' is defined 
in TSCA section 3 to mean ``the circumstances, as determined by the 
Administrator, under which a chemical substance is intended, known, or 
reasonably foreseen to be manufactured, processed, distributed in 
commerce, used, or disposed of.''
    EPA is required under TSCA section 5(g) to publish in the Federal 
Register a statement of its findings after its review of a TSCA section 
5(a) notice when EPA makes a finding that a new chemical substance or 
significant new use is not likely to present an unreasonable risk of 
injury to health or the environment. Such statements apply to 
premanufacture notices (PMNs), microbial commercial activity notices 
(MCANs), and significant new use notices (SNUNs) submitted to EPA under 
TSCA section 5.
    Anyone who plans to manufacture (which includes import) a new 
chemical substance for a non-exempt commercial purpose and any 
manufacturer or processor wishing to engage in a use of a chemical 
substance designated by EPA as a significant new use must submit a 
notice to EPA at least 90 days before commencing manufacture of the new 
chemical substance or before engaging in the significant new use.
    The submitter of a notice to EPA for which EPA has made a finding 
of ``not likely to present an unreasonable risk of injury to health or 
the environment'' may commence manufacture of the chemical substance or 
manufacture or processing for the significant new use notwithstanding 
any remaining portion of the applicable review period.

IV. Statements of Administrator Findings Under TSCA Section 5(a)(3)(C)

    In this unit, EPA provides the following information (to the extent 
that such information is not claimed as Confidential Business 
Information (CBI)) on the PMNs, MCANs and SNUNs for which, during this 
period, EPA has made findings under TSCA section 5(a)(3)(C) that the 
new chemical substances or significant new uses are not likely to 
present an unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment:
     EPA case number assigned to the TSCA section 5(a) notice.
     Chemical identity (generic name, if the specific name is 
claimed as CBI).
     Web site link to EPA's decision document describing the 
basis of the ``not likely to present an unreasonable risk'' finding 
made by EPA under TSCA section 5(a)(3)(C).
    EPA Case Number: J-16-0024; Chemical identity: Trichoderma reesei 
modified (generic name); Web site link: https://www.epa.gov/reviewing-
new-chemicals-under-toxic-substances-

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control-act-tsca/tsca-section-5a3c-determination-32.
    EPA Case Number: J-16-0025; Chemical identity: Trichoderma reesei 
modified (generic name); Web site link: https://www.epa.gov/reviewing-new-chemicals-under-toxic-substances-control-act-tsca/tsca-section-5a3c-determination-33.
    EPA Case Number: P-16-0403; Chemical identity: Heteropolycyclic 
carboxylic acid, polymer with 2-ethyl-2-(hydroxymethyl)-1,3-propanediol 
and 4-substitutedbenzene, substituted carbomonocycle- and alkyl-
substituted carbomonocycle-blocked (generic name); Web site link: 
https://www.epa.gov/reviewing-new-chemicals-under-toxic-substances-control-act-tsca/tsca-section-5a3c-determination-28.
    EPA Case Number: P-16-0492; Chemical identity: Polyester-amide 
polymer of `isophthalic acid' with diamino-alkane, 
cyclohexanedialcohol, alkanetriol, di-isocyanate and acrylic acid-
ethylene copolymer (generic name); Web site link: https://www.epa.gov/reviewing-new-chemicals-under-toxic-substances-control-act-tsca/tsca-section-5a3c-determination-26.
    EPA Case Number: P-16-0515; Chemical identity: Diamine substituted 
arylimidazole (generic name); Web site link: https://www.epa.gov/reviewing-new-chemicals-under-toxic-substances-control-act-tsca/tsca-section-5a3c-determination-25.
    EPA Case Number: P-16-0518; Chemical identity: Polyalkylether 
polyester (generic name); Web site link: https://www.epa.gov/reviewing-new-chemicals-under-toxic-substances-control-act-tsca/tsca-section-5a3c-determination-29.
    EPA Case Number: P-16-0519; Chemical identity: Polyalkylether 
polyester (generic name); Web site link: https://www.epa.gov/reviewing-new-chemicals-under-toxic-substances-control-act-tsca/tsca-section-5a3c-determination-30.
    EPA Case Number: P-16-0545; Chemical identity: Substituted siloxane 
polymer (generic name); Web site link: https://www.epa.gov/reviewing-new-chemicals-under-toxic-substances-control-act-tsca/tsca-section-5a3c-determination-27.
    EPA Case Number: P-16-0580; Chemical identity: Trimethylolpropane 
ester of mixed linear and branched carboxylic acids (generic name); Web 
site link: https://www.epa.gov/reviewing-new-chemicals-under-toxic-substances-control-act-tsca/tsca-section-5a3c-determination-31.

    Authority:  15 U.S.C. 2601 et seq.

    Dated: January 8, 2017.
Maria J. Doa,
Director, Chemical Control Division, Office of Pollution Prevention and 
Toxics.
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