Intercountry Adoptions, 16322 [2017-06558]

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Harry, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Food and Drug Administration, 5001 Campus Dr., College Park, MD 20740, 240–402–1075. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: nlaroche on DSK30NT082PROD with PROPOSALS I. Background Under section 721(d)(1) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the FD&C Act) (21 U.S.C. 379e(d)(1)), we are giving notice that we have filed a color additive petition (CAP 7C0309), submitted by the Environmental Defense Fund, Earthjustice, Environmental Working Group, Center for Environmental Health, Healthy Homes Collaborative, Health Justice Project of Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Breast Cancer Fund, VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:42 Apr 03, 2017 Jkt 241001 Improving Kids’ Environment, Consumers Union, Natural Resources Defense Council, Consumer Federation of America, Learning Disabilities Association, Maricel Maffini, and Howard Mielke, c/o Thomas Neltner, 1875 Connecticut Ave. NW., Suite 600, Washington, DC 20009. The petition proposes that we repeal the color additive regulation for lead acetate in § 73.2396 (21 CFR 73.2396), which permits the use of lead acetate in cosmetics intended for coloring hair on the scalp only, subject to certain restrictions. II. Repeal of § 73.2396 In accordance with the procedure in section 721(d) of the FD&C Act for issuance, amendment, or repeal of regulations, the petition asks us to repeal § 73.2396 to no longer provide for the use of lead acetate in cosmetics intended for coloring hair on the scalp. Specifically, the petitioners contend that new data, available since we issued § 73.2396 in 1980 (45 FR 72112, October 31, 1980), demonstrate that lead acetate: (1) Is readily absorbed through human skin; (2) once absorbed, is transported to various organs, including the brain, and into extracellular fluid compartments; (3) has been designated as ‘‘reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen’’ based on evidence of carcinogenicity in experimental animals; (4) has other adverse health effects including neurotoxicity; and (5) there is no safe level of exposure to lead. The petitioners cite, as evidence, conclusions by the National Toxicology Program, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Environmental Protection Agency, and decisions related to lead and lead compounds by other national regulatory agencies, including Health Canada. The petitioners claim that there is no longer a reasonable certainty of no harm from the use of lead acetate for coloring hair on the scalp. We invite comments and additional scientific data and other information related to the issues raised by this petition. If we determine that the available data justify repealing § 73.2396 to no longer provide for the use of lead acetate, we will publish our decision in the Federal Register in accordance with 21 CFR 71.20. We also are reviewing the potential environmental impact of the petitioners’ requested action. The petitioners claim a categorical exclusion from preparing an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement under 21 CFR 23.32(m). In accordance with regulations issued under the National Environmental Policy Act (40 CFR PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 1506.6(b)), we are placing the environmental document submitted with the subject petition on public display at the Division of Dockets Management (see ADDRESSES) so that interested persons may review the document. If we determine that the petitioners’ claim of categorical exclusion is warranted and that neither an environmental assessment nor environmental impact statement is required, we will announce our determination in the Federal Register if this petition results in the repeal of § 73.2396. If we determine that the claim of categorical exclusion is not warranted, we will place the environmental assessment on public display at the Division of Dockets Management and provide notice in the Federal Register announcing its availability for review and comment. Dated: March 29, 2017. Dennis M. Keefe, Director, Office of Food Additive Safety, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. [FR Doc. 2017–06581 Filed 4–3–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4164–01–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE 22 CFR Part 96 [Public Notice: 9940] RIN 1400–AD91 Intercountry Adoptions Department of State. Proposed rule; notice of withdrawal. AGENCY: ACTION: The Department of State (Department) published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on September 8, 2016, proposing to amend its regulations implementing the 1993 Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption and the Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000. 81 FR 62322. The Department hereby withdraws that action. The comments provided in response to the NPRM will be considered in drafting a new rule, which is expected to be published later this year. DATES: September 8, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Trish Maskew, (202) 485–6024. SUMMARY: Theodore ‘‘Ted’’ R. Coley Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, Overseas Citizen Services, Bureau of Consular Affairs, U.S. Department of State. [FR Doc. 2017–06558 Filed 4–3–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P E:\FR\FM\04APP1.SGM 04APP1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 63 (Tuesday, April 4, 2017)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 16322]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-06558]


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 DEPARTMENT OF STATE

22 CFR Part 96

[Public Notice: 9940]
RIN 1400-AD91


Intercountry Adoptions

AGENCY: Department of State.

ACTION: Proposed rule; notice of withdrawal.

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SUMMARY: The Department of State (Department) published a notice of 
proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on September 8, 2016, proposing to amend its 
regulations implementing the 1993 Hague Convention on Protection of 
Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption and the 
Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000. 81 FR 62322. The Department hereby 
withdraws that action. The comments provided in response to the NPRM 
will be considered in drafting a new rule, which is expected to be 
published later this year.

DATES: September 8, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Trish Maskew, (202) 485-6024.

Theodore ``Ted'' R. Coley
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, Overseas Citizen Services, Bureau of 
Consular Affairs, U.S. Department of State.
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