Notice of Request for Comment on the Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2017 and Three-Year Plan, 56826 [2017-25819]

Download as PDF daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 56826 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 229 / Thursday, November 30, 2017 / Notices states to effectively respond to emergencies and prioritize resources. With respect to the need of states to have complete information about the toxicity of particular chemical substances, EPA notes that the size standards at issue in this action only relate to the collection of information under TSCA section 8(a). The primary information collection under TSCA section 8(a) is the Chemical Data Reporting rule, 40 CFR part 711, which collects exposure-related data rather than hazard data. In any event, although the exemption of small businesses from reporting necessarily reduces the amount of chemical information EPA collects, Congress nonetheless decided to provide for an exemption and directed EPA to determine the need for revision. As explained above, EPA believes the currently promulgated standards are clearly outdated with respect to the current understanding of what qualifies a business as small. EPA has not yet proposed any revisions to the size standards; any changes would be established through future notice and comment rulemaking. At that time, public comments regarding the merits of any proposed revisions would be sought by EPA and subsequently addressed. Several commenters also provided their opinions on how the standards should be specifically revised or explained why specific parts of the standards ought to be maintained. For example, SBA commented that, when developing standards, EPA should consider a broad range of factors that may potentially be relevant in the context of TSCA reporting. These factors include barriers to entry, start-up and expansion costs, capital versus labor intensiveness of industries, average firm size (employment and revenue), growth trends, and technological factors. Multiple commenters agreed with SBA’s recommendations. Additionally, one commenter argued that the combined sales and production standard should be revised by lowering its production threshold and not changing its $40 million sales threshold. However, the scope of this action is limited to a general determination as to whether some revision to the TSCA small manufacturer and processor standards is warranted. More particular issues (i.e., relating to how the standards ought to be revised) will be addressed in a subsequent rulemaking and are beyond the scope of this action. Although EPA has no obligation to respond to the suggestions for specific revisions submitted as comments on this action, EPA intends to consider these comments as it develops its rulemaking VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:35 Nov 29, 2017 Jkt 244001 proposal. Members of the public who wish to maintain previously submitted comments or who wish to submit new comments may do so following the publication of EPA’s proposal in the Federal Register. EPA will address such comments prior to finalizing any changes to the TSCA size standards. EPA’s preliminary determination that a revision to size standards was warranted did not include the size standard for nanoscale materials found at 40 CFR 704.20. See 81 FR 90842 (determination was only with respect to currently codified size standards as of December 15, 2016). EPA promulgated the size standards at 40 CFR 704.20 on January 12, 2017, along with the other provisions of EPA’s reporting and recordkeeping rule for nanoscale materials. Concurrent with promulgating the size standards at 40 CFR 704.20, EPA indicated that it would consider the adequacy of the size standards at 40 CFR 704.20 in the course of finalizing this determination under TSCA section 8(a)(3)(C). 82 FR 3650. At this point, EPA has not made a determination as to whether the size standards in the nanotechnology rule warrant revision. EPA will further evaluate the need for any revision as part of the rulemaking to revise the standards identified in this final determination. Based on EPA’s preliminary determination, a review of the comments on the preliminary determination, and the feedback from consultation from SBA, EPA is now making a final determination under TSCA section 8(a)(3)(C)(ii) that revision to the TSCA section 8(a) size standards for manufacturers and processors is warranted. 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. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. ‘‘Producer Price Index, Series WPU06, Chemicals and Allied Products, 1933– 2015’’. Retrieved November 14, 2016 from http://data.bls.gov/cgi-bin/srgatet. Authority: 15 U.S.C. 2607(a). PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Dated: November 21, 2017. Charlotte Bertrand, Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention. [FR Doc. 2017–25822 Filed 11–29–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P FEDERAL ACCOUNTING STANDARDS ADVISORY BOARD Notice of Request for Comment on the Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2017 and Three-Year Plan Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice. Pursuant to 31 U.S.C. 3511(d), the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463), as amended, and the FASAB Rules of Procedure, as amended in October 2010, notice is hereby given that the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board (FASAB) has issued its Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2017 and Three-Year Plan. The Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2017 and Three-Year Plan is available on the FASAB Web site at http:// www.fasab.gov/our-annual-reports/. Copies can be obtained by contacting FASAB at (202) 512–7350. Respondents are encouraged to comment on the content of the annual report and FASAB’s project priorities for the next three years. Written comments are requested by January 29, 2018, and should be sent to fasab@ fasab.gov or Wendy M. Payne, Executive Director, Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board, 441 G Street NW., Suite 6814, Mailstop 6H19, Washington, DC 20548. The Board is also conducting an online survey to help in assessing the most important priorities for the future. The annual planning survey is available at https://tell.gao.gov/fasabplanning 2017/. The survey closes on November 30, 2017. Ms. Wendy M. Payne, Executive Director, 441 G Street NW., Mailstop 6H19, Washington, DC 20548, or call (202) 512–7350. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Authority: Federal Advisory Committee Act, Pub. L. 92–463. Dated: November 15, 2017. Wendy M. Payne, Executive Director. [FR Doc. 2017–25819 Filed 11–29–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1610–02–P E:\FR\FM\30NON1.SGM 30NON1

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FEDERAL ACCOUNTING STANDARDS ADVISORY BOARD


Notice of Request for Comment on the Annual Report for Fiscal 
Year 2017 and Three-Year Plan

AGENCY: Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board.

ACTION: Notice.

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    Pursuant to 31 U.S.C. 3511(d), the Federal Advisory Committee Act 
(Pub. L. 92-463), as amended, and the FASAB Rules of Procedure, as 
amended in October 2010, notice is hereby given that the Federal 
Accounting Standards Advisory Board (FASAB) has issued its Annual 
Report for Fiscal Year 2017 and Three-Year Plan.
    The Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2017 and Three-Year Plan is 
available on the FASAB Web site at http://www.fasab.gov/our-annual-reports/. Copies can be obtained by contacting FASAB at (202) 512-7350.
    Respondents are encouraged to comment on the content of the annual 
report and FASAB's project priorities for the next three years. Written 
comments are requested by January 29, 2018, and should be sent to 
fasab@fasab.gov or Wendy M. Payne, Executive Director, Federal 
Accounting Standards Advisory Board, 441 G Street NW., Suite 6814, 
Mailstop 6H19, Washington, DC 20548.
    The Board is also conducting an online survey to help in assessing 
the most important priorities for the future. The annual planning 
survey is available at https://tell.gao.gov/fasabplanning2017/. The 
survey closes on November 30, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Wendy M. Payne, Executive 
Director, 441 G Street NW., Mailstop 6H19, Washington, DC 20548, or 
call (202) 512-7350.

    Authority:  Federal Advisory Committee Act, Pub. L. 92-463.

    Dated: November 15, 2017.
Wendy M. Payne,
Executive Director.
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