Notice of Availability: Estimated Phthalate Exposure and Risk to Women of Reproductive Age as Assessed Using 2013/2014 NHANES Biomonitoring Data, 11348 [2017-03455]

Download as PDF 11348 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 34 / Wednesday, February 22, 2017 / Notices Secretary, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814, (301) 504–7923. Dated: February 16, 2017. Todd A. Stevenson, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–03552 Filed 2–17–17; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 6355–01–P CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION [Docket No. CPSC–2014–0033] Notice of Availability: Estimated Phthalate Exposure and Risk to Women of Reproductive Age as Assessed Using 2013/2014 NHANES Biomonitoring Data U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: The Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission, or CPSC) is announcing the availability of a document titled, ‘‘Estimated Phthalate Exposure and Risk to Women of Reproductive Age as Assessed Using 2013/2014 NHANES Biomonitoring Data.’’ DATES: Submit comments by March 24, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. CPSC–2014– 0033, by any of the following methods: Electronic Submissions: Submit electronic comments to the Federal eRulemaking Portal at: www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. The Commission does not accept comments submitted by electronic mail (email), except through www.regulations.gov. The Commission encourages you to submit electronic comments by using the Federal eRulemaking Portal, as described above. Written Submissions: Submit written submissions by mail/hand delivery/ courier to: Office of the Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Room 820, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814; telephone (301) 504–7923. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and docket number for this notice. All comments received may be posted without change, including any personal identifiers, contact information, or other personal information provided, to: www.regulations.gov. Do not submit confidential business information, trade secret information, or other sensitive or protected information that you do not sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:05 Feb 21, 2017 Jkt 241001 want to be available to the public. If furnished at all, such information should be submitted in writing. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to: www.regulations.gov, and insert the docket number CPSC–2014–0033, into the ‘‘Search’’ box, and follow the prompts. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kent R. Carlson, Ph.D., Toxicologist, Division of Toxicology & Risk Assessment, Directorate for Health Sciences, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 5 Research Place, Rockville, MD 20850– 3213; email: kcarlson@cpsc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 108 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) required the Commission to appoint a Chronic Hazard Advisory Panel (CHAP) to study the effects on children’s health of phthalates and phthalate alternatives in children’s toys and child care articles. Public Law 110–314, Section 108(b)(2)(A). The CHAP report is available at: http://www.cpsc.gov/ PageFiles/169902/CHAP-REPORT-WithAppendices.pdf. The CPSIA also required that the CHAP issue a report to the Commission and that the Commission conduct rulemaking based on the CHAP report. Id. Section 108(b)(2)(C); 108(b)(3). On December 30, 2014, the Commission issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) that would prohibit children’s toys and child care articles containing specified phthalates. 79 FR 78324 (December 30, 2014). The CHAP assessed human exposure to phthalates, in part, through human biomonitoring analysis. Among the data sources the CHAP considered were data from the National Human Health and Nutrition Survey (NHANES). See 79 FR at 78327. Specifically, the CHAP used biomonitoring data from the 2005/2006 NHANES data set. In June 2015, CPSC staff released a document, ‘‘Estimated Phthalate Exposure and Risk to Pregnant Women and Women of Reproductive Age as Assessed Using Four NHANES Biomonitoring Data Sets (2005/2006, 2007/2008, 2009/2010, 2011/2012).’’ 1 The June 2015 analysis reviewed the 2005/2006 NHANES data set to replicate the CHAP’s methodology and reviewed the subsequent NHANES data sets from 2007/2008, 2009/2010, 2011/2012). On June 23, 2015, the Commission published a notice of availability (NOA) 1 The 2015 staff report is available at http:// www.cpsc.gov/Global/Regulations-Laws-andStandards/CPSIA/CHAP/NHANES-Biomonitoringanalysis-for-Commission.pdf. PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 in the Federal Register requesting public comment on the June 2015 staff analysis document. 80 FR 35938 (June 23, 2015). Since the June 2015 staff analysis, the Centers for Disease Control released the NHANES 2013/14 data set. In response to the release of the NHANES 2013/14 data set, CPSC staff has prepared a document reflecting the staff’s analysis of the NHANES 2013/2014 data set: ‘‘Estimated Phthalate Exposure and Risk to Women of Reproductive Age as Assessed Using 2013/2014 NHANES Biomonitoring Data.’’ The document is available on the Commission’s Web site at: https://www.cpsc.gov/s3fs-public/ Estimated%20Phthalate%20Exposure %20and%20Risk%20to %20Women%20of%20Reproductive %20Age%20as%20Assessed%20Using %202013%202014%20NHANES %20Biomonitoring%20Data.pdf and from the Commission’s Office of the Secretary at the location listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. The Commission invites comment on the document, ‘‘Estimated Phthalate Exposure and Risk to Women of Reproductive Age as Assessed Using 2013/2014 NHANES Biomonitoring Data.’’ Comments should be submitted by March 24, 2017. Information on how to submit comments can be found in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. Dated: February 16, 2017. Todd A. Stevenson, Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission. [FR Doc. 2017–03455 Filed 2–21–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6355–01–P CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION [CPSC Docket No. 17–C0002] Keurig Green Mountain, Inc., Provisional Acceptance of a Settlement Agreement and Order Consumer Product Safety Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: It is the policy of the Commission to publish settlements which it provisionally accepts under the Consumer Product Safety Act in the Federal Register in accordance with the terms of the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s regulations. 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CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION

[Docket No. CPSC-2014-0033]


Notice of Availability: Estimated Phthalate Exposure and Risk to 
Women of Reproductive Age as Assessed Using 2013/2014 NHANES 
Biomonitoring Data

AGENCY: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: The Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission, or CPSC) 
is announcing the availability of a document titled, ``Estimated 
Phthalate Exposure and Risk to Women of Reproductive Age as Assessed 
Using 2013/2014 NHANES Biomonitoring Data.''

DATES: Submit comments by March 24, 2017.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. CPSC-2014-
0033, by any of the following methods:
    Electronic Submissions: Submit electronic comments to the Federal 
eRulemaking Portal at: www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for 
submitting comments. The Commission does not accept comments submitted 
by electronic mail (email), except through www.regulations.gov. The 
Commission encourages you to submit electronic comments by using the 
Federal eRulemaking Portal, as described above.
    Written Submissions: Submit written submissions by mail/hand 
delivery/courier to: Office of the Secretary, Consumer Product Safety 
Commission, Room 820, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814; 
telephone (301) 504-7923.
    Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name 
and docket number for this notice. All comments received may be posted 
without change, including any personal identifiers, contact 
information, or other personal information provided, to: 
www.regulations.gov. Do not submit confidential business information, 
trade secret information, or other sensitive or protected information 
that you do not want to be available to the public. If furnished at 
all, such information should be submitted in writing.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments received, go to: www.regulations.gov, and insert the docket 
number CPSC-2014-0033, into the ``Search'' box, and follow the prompts.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kent R. Carlson, Ph.D., Toxicologist, 
Division of Toxicology & Risk Assessment, Directorate for Health 
Sciences, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 5 Research Place, 
Rockville, MD 20850-3213; email: kcarlson@cpsc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 108 of the Consumer Product Safety 
Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) required the Commission to appoint a 
Chronic Hazard Advisory Panel (CHAP) to study the effects on children's 
health of phthalates and phthalate alternatives in children's toys and 
child care articles. Public Law 110-314, Section 108(b)(2)(A). The CHAP 
report is available at: http://www.cpsc.gov/PageFiles/169902/CHAP-REPORT-With-Appendices.pdf.
    The CPSIA also required that the CHAP issue a report to the 
Commission and that the Commission conduct rulemaking based on the CHAP 
report. Id. Section 108(b)(2)(C); 108(b)(3). On December 30, 2014, the 
Commission issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) that would 
prohibit children's toys and child care articles containing specified 
phthalates. 79 FR 78324 (December 30, 2014).
    The CHAP assessed human exposure to phthalates, in part, through 
human biomonitoring analysis. Among the data sources the CHAP 
considered were data from the National Human Health and Nutrition 
Survey (NHANES). See 79 FR at 78327. Specifically, the CHAP used 
biomonitoring data from the 2005/2006 NHANES data set.
    In June 2015, CPSC staff released a document, ``Estimated Phthalate 
Exposure and Risk to Pregnant Women and Women of Reproductive Age as 
Assessed Using Four NHANES Biomonitoring Data Sets (2005/2006, 2007/
2008, 2009/2010, 2011/2012).'' \1\ The June 2015 analysis reviewed the 
2005/2006 NHANES data set to replicate the CHAP's methodology and 
reviewed the subsequent NHANES data sets from 2007/2008, 2009/2010, 
2011/2012). On June 23, 2015, the Commission published a notice of 
availability (NOA) in the Federal Register requesting public comment on 
the June 2015 staff analysis document. 80 FR 35938 (June 23, 2015).
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    \1\ The 2015 staff report is available at http://www.cpsc.gov/Global/Regulations-Laws-and-Standards/CPSIA/CHAP/NHANES-Biomonitoring-analysis-for-Commission.pdf.
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    Since the June 2015 staff analysis, the Centers for Disease Control 
released the NHANES 2013/14 data set. In response to the release of the 
NHANES 2013/14 data set, CPSC staff has prepared a document reflecting 
the staff's analysis of the NHANES 2013/2014 data set: ``Estimated 
Phthalate Exposure and Risk to Women of Reproductive Age as Assessed 
Using 2013/2014 NHANES Biomonitoring Data.'' The document is available 
on the Commission's Web site at: https://www.cpsc.gov/s3fs-public/Estimated%20Phthalate%20Exposure%20and%20Risk%20to%20Women%20of%20Reproductive%20Age%20as%20Assessed%20Using%202013%202014%20NHANES%20Biomonitoring%20Data.pdf and from the Commission's Office of the Secretary at the 
location listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice.
    The Commission invites comment on the document, ``Estimated 
Phthalate Exposure and Risk to Women of Reproductive Age as Assessed 
Using 2013/2014 NHANES Biomonitoring Data.'' Comments should be 
submitted by March 24, 2017. Information on how to submit comments can 
be found in the ADDRESSES section of this notice.

    Dated: February 16, 2017.
Todd A. Stevenson,
Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission.
[FR Doc. 2017-03455 Filed 2-21-17; 8:45 am]
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