Mercury; Initial Inventory Report of Supply, Use, and Trade, 15522-15523 [2017-06205]

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Persons unable to file electronically should submit an original and 7 copies of the protest or intervention to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. Comment Date: 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on April 13, 2017. Dated: March 23, 2017. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–06160 Filed 3–28–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:54 Mar 28, 2017 Jkt 241001 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Combined Notice of Filings #1 Take notice that the Commission received the following electric corporate filings: Docket Numbers: EC17–97–000. Applicants: HA Wind V LLC, Morgan Stanley Wind LLC. Description: Application for Approval Under Section 203 of the Federal Power Act of Morgan Stanley Wind LLC, et al. Filed Date: 3/22/17. Accession Number: 20170322–5029. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 4/12/17. 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Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: Queue Position AB2–109, Original Service Agreement No. 4654 to be effective 12/31/9998. Filed Date: 3/22/17. Accession Number: 20170322–5144. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 4/12/17. The filings are accessible in the Commission’s eLibrary system by clicking on the links or querying the docket number. Any person desiring to intervene or protest in any of the above proceedings must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Regulations (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214) on or before 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on the specified comment date. Protests may be considered, but intervention is necessary to become a party to the proceeding. eFiling is encouraged. More detailed information relating to filing requirements, interventions, protests, service, and qualifying facilities filings can be found at: http://www.ferc.gov/ docs-filing/efiling/filing-req.pdf. For other information, call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Dated: March 22, 2017. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–06158 Filed 3–28–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPPT–2017–0127; FRL–9960–30] Mercury; Initial Inventory Report of Supply, Use, and Trade Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: EPA was directed by Congress in the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (Lautenberg Act), which amended the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), to carry out and publish in the Federal Register not later than April 1, 2017, an inventory of mercury supply, use, and trade in the United States. The SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\29MRN1.SGM 29MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 59 / Wednesday, March 29, 2017 / Notices Lautenberg Act defines ‘‘mercury’’ as ‘‘elemental mercury’’ or ‘‘a mercury compound.’’ Consistent with this mandate, EPA is announcing the availability of this initial inventory report, which is a compilation of publicly available data on the supply, use, and trade of elemental mercury and mercury compounds. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For technical information contact: Sue Slotnick, National Program Chemicals Division, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (202) 566–1973; email address: slotnick.sue@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: three years after April 1, 2017, as supported by a rule authorized in the Lautenberg Act (15 U.S.C. 2507(b)(10)(B)). That rule must be promulgated by June 22, 2018. (15 U.S.C. 2507(b)(10)(B)). For inventories subsequent to the initial inventory report, EPA is authorized to promulgate a rule to ‘‘assist in the preparation of the inventory’’ so that ‘‘any person who manufactures mercury or mercuryadded products or otherwise intentionally uses mercury in a manufacturing process shall make periodic reports to the Administrator, at such time and including such information as the Administrator shall determine’’ (15 U.S.C. 2607(b)(10)(D)). Future triennial inventories of mercury supply, use, and trade are expected to include data collected directly from persons who manufacture (including import) mercury or mercury-added products or otherwise intentionally use mercury in a manufacturing process. I. General Information 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. • EPA. Mercury—U.S. Inventory Report: Supply, Use, and Trade. 2017. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES A. Does this action apply to me? This action applies to the public in general, and may be of particular interest to a wide range of stakeholders including members of the public interested in elemental mercury or mercury compounds generally or specifically in the supply, use, or trade of elemental mercury or mercury compounds, including mercury-added products and manufacturing processes, and interested in the assessment of chemical risks. As such, the Agency has not attempted to describe all the specific entities that may be interested in this action. II. What action is the Agency taking? As directed in TSCA section 8(b)(10)(B), EPA is publishing an inventory of mercury supply, use, and trade in the United States (15 U.S.C. 2507(b)(10)(B)). The Lautenberg Act defines ‘‘mercury’’ as ‘‘elemental mercury’’ or ‘‘a mercury compound’’ (15 U.S.C. 2507(b)(10)(A)). The purpose of the mercury inventory is to ‘‘identify any manufacturing processes or products that intentionally add mercury’’ (15 U.S.C. 2607(b)(10)(C)). This initial inventory report (Ref. 1) is a compilation of readily available, previously published data on the supply, use, and trade of elemental mercury and mercury compounds. Current, complete information is not available for some topics. EPA is not soliciting comments on this initial inventory report. The Agency also is directed to carry out and publish such an inventory every VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:54 Mar 28, 2017 Jkt 241001 Authority: 15 U.S.C. 2607(b)(10)(B). Dated: March 23, 2017. Wendy Cleland-Hamnett, Acting Assistant Administrator, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention. [FR Doc. 2017–06205 Filed 3–28–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION [OMB 3060–0795] Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15523 Act (PRA), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collections. Comments are requested concerning: whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the Commission’s burden estimate; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and ways to further reduce the information collection burden on small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees. The FCC may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the PRA that does not display a valid OMB control number. DATES: Written comments should be submitted on or before May 30, 2017. If you anticipate that you will be submitting comments, but find it difficult to do so within the period of time allowed by this notice, you should advise the contacts below as soon as possible. ADDRESSES: Direct all PRA comments to Cathy Williams, FCC, via email PRA@ fcc.gov and to Cathy.Williams@fcc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information about the information collection, contact Cathy Williams at (202) 418–2918. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control No.: 3060–0795. Title: Associate WTB & PSHSB Call Sign & Antenna Registration Number With Licensee’s FRN. Form No.: FCC Form 606. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Individuals or households; business or other for-profit; not-for-profit institutions; state, local or tribal government. Number of Respondents: 5,000 respondents; 5,000 responses. Estimated Time per Response: (15 minutes) 0.25 hours. 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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 59 (Wednesday, March 29, 2017)]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPPT-2017-0127; FRL-9960-30]


Mercury; Initial Inventory Report of Supply, Use, and Trade

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: EPA was directed by Congress in the Frank R. Lautenberg 
Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (Lautenberg Act), which 
amended the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), to carry out and 
publish in the Federal Register not later than April 1, 2017, an 
inventory of mercury supply, use, and trade in the United States. The

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Lautenberg Act defines ``mercury'' as ``elemental mercury'' or ``a 
mercury compound.'' Consistent with this mandate, EPA is announcing the 
availability of this initial inventory report, which is a compilation 
of publicly available data on the supply, use, and trade of elemental 
mercury and mercury compounds.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 
    For technical information contact: Sue Slotnick, National Program 
Chemicals Division, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., 
Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (202) 566-1973; email 
address: slotnick.sue@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 applies to the public in general, and may be of 
particular interest to a wide range of stakeholders including members 
of the public interested in elemental mercury or mercury compounds 
generally or specifically in the supply, use, or trade of elemental 
mercury or mercury compounds, including mercury-added products and 
manufacturing processes, and interested in the assessment of chemical 
risks. As such, the Agency has not attempted to describe all the 
specific entities that may be interested in this action.

II. What action is the Agency taking?

    As directed in TSCA section 8(b)(10)(B), EPA is publishing an 
inventory of mercury supply, use, and trade in the United States (15 
U.S.C. 2507(b)(10)(B)). The Lautenberg Act defines ``mercury'' as 
``elemental mercury'' or ``a mercury compound'' (15 U.S.C. 
2507(b)(10)(A)). The purpose of the mercury inventory is to ``identify 
any manufacturing processes or products that intentionally add 
mercury'' (15 U.S.C. 2607(b)(10)(C)). This initial inventory report 
(Ref. 1) is a compilation of readily available, previously published 
data on the supply, use, and trade of elemental mercury and mercury 
compounds. Current, complete information is not available for some 
topics. EPA is not soliciting comments on this initial inventory 
report.
    The Agency also is directed to carry out and publish such an 
inventory every three years after April 1, 2017, as supported by a rule 
authorized in the Lautenberg Act (15 U.S.C. 2507(b)(10)(B)). That rule 
must be promulgated by June 22, 2018. (15 U.S.C. 2507(b)(10)(B)). For 
inventories subsequent to the initial inventory report, EPA is 
authorized to promulgate a rule to ``assist in the preparation of the 
inventory'' so that ``any person who manufactures mercury or mercury-
added products or otherwise intentionally uses mercury in a 
manufacturing process shall make periodic reports to the Administrator, 
at such time and including such information as the Administrator shall 
determine'' (15 U.S.C. 2607(b)(10)(D)). Future triennial inventories of 
mercury supply, use, and trade are expected to include data collected 
directly from persons who manufacture (including import) mercury or 
mercury-added products or otherwise intentionally use mercury in a 
manufacturing process.

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.
     EPA. Mercury--U.S. Inventory Report: Supply, Use, and 
Trade. 2017.

    Authority:  15 U.S.C. 2607(b)(10)(B).

    Dated: March 23, 2017.
Wendy Cleland-Hamnett,
Acting Assistant Administrator, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution 
Prevention.
[FR Doc. 2017-06205 Filed 3-28-17; 8:45 am]
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