Certain New Chemicals or Significant New Uses; Statements of Findings for August and September 2017, 57970-57971 [2017-26520]

Download as PDF 57970 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 235 / Friday, December 8, 2017 / Notices Time: 7:00 p.m. Location: Holiday Inn Express, 2810 Main Street, Red Bluff, CA 96080. At the meetings, resource agency personnel and other interested persons will have the opportunity to provide oral and written comments and recommendations regarding the draft EIS. The meeting will be recorded by a court reporter, and all statements (verbal and written) will become part of the Commission’s public record for the project. This meeting is posted on the Commission’s calendar located at http:// www.ferc.gov/EventCalendar/ EventsList.aspx along with other related information. For further information, contact Kenneth Hogan at (202) 502–8434 or at Kenneth.Hogan@ferc.gov. Dated: December 4, 2017. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–26499 Filed 12–7–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPPT–2017–0141; FRL–9971–01] Certain New Chemicals or Significant New Uses; Statements of Findings for August and September 2017 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 August 1, 2017 to September 30, 2017. 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. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:38 Dec 07, 2017 Jkt 244001 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 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: present an unreasonable risk of injury to I. General Information health or the environment; • The chemical substance is or will A. Does this action apply to me? be produced in substantial quantities, This action is directed to the public and such substance either enters or may in general. As such, the Agency has not reasonably be anticipated to enter the attempted to describe the specific environment in substantial quantities or entities that this action may apply to. there is or may be significant or Although others may be affected, this substantial human exposure to the action applies directly to the submitters substance; or of the PMNs addressed in this action. • The chemical substance or B. How can I get copies of this document significant new use is not likely to and other related information? present an unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment. The docket for this action, identified Unreasonable risk findings must be by docket identification (ID) number made without consideration of costs or EPA–HQ–OPPT–2017–0141, is available other non-risk factors, including an at http://www.regulations.gov or at the unreasonable risk to a potentially Office of Pollution Prevention and exposed or susceptible subpopulation Toxics Docket (OPPT Docket), identified as relevant under the Environmental Protection Agency conditions of use. The term ‘‘conditions Docket Center (EPA/DC), West William of use’’ is defined in TSCA section 3 to Jefferson Clinton Bldg., Rm. 3334, 1301 mean ‘‘the circumstances, as determined Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, by the Administrator, under which a DC. The Public Reading Room is open chemical substance is intended, known, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday or reasonably foreseen to be through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the manufactured, processed, distributed in Public Reading Room is (202) 566–1744, commerce, used, or disposed of.’’ EPA is required under TSCA section and the telephone number for the OPPT Docket is (202) 566–0280. Please review 5(g) to publish in the Federal Register a statement of its findings after its the visitor instructions and additional review of a TSCA section 5(a) notice information about the docket available when EPA makes a finding that a new at http://www.epa.gov/dockets. chemical substance or significant new II. What action is the Agency taking? use is not likely to present an unreasonable risk of injury to health or This document lists the statements of the environment. Such statements apply findings made by EPA after review of to PMNs, MCANs, and SNUNs notices submitted under TSCA section submitted to EPA under TSCA 5(a) that certain new chemical section 5. substances or significant new uses are not likely to present an unreasonable Anyone who plans to manufacture risk of injury to health or the (which includes import) a new chemical environment. This document presents substance for a non-exempt commercial statements of findings made by EPA purpose and any manufacturer or during the period from August 1, 2017 processor wishing to engage in a use of to September 30, 2017. a chemical substance designated by EPA as a significant new use must submit a III. What is the Agency’s authority for notice to EPA at least 90 days before taking this action? commencing manufacture of the new TSCA section 5(a)(3) requires EPA to chemical substance or before engaging review a TSCA section 5(a) notice and in the significant new use. make one of the following specific The submitter of a notice to EPA for findings: which EPA has made a finding of ‘‘not • The chemical substance or likely to present an unreasonable risk of significant new use presents an injury to health or the environment’’ unreasonable risk of injury to health or may commence manufacture of the the environment; chemical substance or manufacture or • The information available to EPA is processing for the significant new use notwithstanding any remaining portion insufficient to permit a reasoned of the applicable review period. evaluation of the health and 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. PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\08DEN1.SGM 08DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 235 / Friday, December 8, 2017 / Notices 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: P–17–0190; Chemical identity: Butanoic acid, 3-oxo-, 2-[(2-methyl-1-oxo-2-propen-1yl)oxy]ethyl ester, polymer with cycloalkyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate, ethenylbenzene, 2-ethylhexyl 2propenoate, methyl 2-methyl-2propenoate and 2-methylpropyl 2methyl-2- propenoate (generic name); Web site link: https://www.epa.gov/ reviewing-new-chemicals-under-toxicsubstances-control-act-tsca/tsca-section5a3c-determination-76. EPA Case Number: P–16–0508; Chemical identity: Terephthalic acid and alcohol ester polymer hydroxy glycol and 2-Ethylhexyl alcohol; polymer exemption flag (generic name); Web site link: https://www.epa.gov/ reviewing-new-chemicals-under-toxicsubstances-control-act-tsca/tsca-section5a3c-determination-74. Authority: 15 U.S.C. 2601 et seq. Dated: November 20, 2017. Greg Schweer, Chief, New Chemicals Management Branch, Chemical Control Division, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics. [FR Doc. 2017–26520 Filed 12–7–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES [EPA–HQ–OPP–2017–009; FRL–9971–02] Pesticide Emergency Exemptions; Agency Decisions and State and Federal Agency Crisis Declarations Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:38 Dec 07, 2017 Jkt 244001 EPA has granted or denied emergency exemptions under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) for use of pesticides as listed in this notice. The exemptions or denials were granted during the period July 1, 2017 to September 30, 2017 to control unforeseen pest outbreaks. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael L. Goodis, Registration Division (7505P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; main telephone number: (703) 305–7090; email address: RDFRNotices@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: 57971 II. Background EPA has granted or denied emergency exemptions to the following State agencies. There were no emergency exemptions from any Federal agencies during the time period covered by this notice (July 1, 2017 through September 30, 2017). The emergency exemptions may take the following form: Crisis, public health, quarantine, or specific. EPA has also listed denied emergency exemption requests in this notice. Under FIFRA section 18 (7 U.S.C. 136p), EPA can authorize the use of a pesticide when emergency conditions exist. Authorizations (commonly called emergency exemptions) are granted to I. General Information State and Federal agencies and are of A. Does this action apply to me? four types: You may be potentially affected by 1. A ‘‘specific exemption’’ authorizes this action if you are an agricultural use of a pesticide against specific pests producer, food manufacturer, or on a limited acreage in a particular pesticide manufacturer. The following State. Most emergency exemptions are list of North American Industrial specific exemptions. Classification System (NAICS) codes is 2. ‘‘Quarantine’’ and ‘‘public health’’ not intended to be exhaustive, but rather exemptions are emergency exemptions provides a guide to help readers issued for quarantine or public health determine whether this document purposes. These are rarely requested. applies to them. Potentially affected entities may include: 3. A ‘‘crisis exemption’’ is initiated by • Crop production (NAICS code 111). a State or Federal agency (and is • Animal production (NAICS code confirmed by EPA) when there is 112). insufficient time to request and obtain • Food manufacturing (NAICS code EPA permission for use of a pesticide in 311). an emergency. • Pesticide manufacturing (NAICS EPA may deny an emergency code 32532). exemption: If the State or Federal If you have any questions regarding agency cannot demonstrate that an the applicability of this action to a emergency exists, if the use poses particular entity, consult the person unacceptable risks to the environment, listed at the end of the emergency or if EPA cannot reach a conclusion that exemption or denial. the proposed pesticide use is likely to B. How can I get copies of this document result in ‘‘a reasonable certainty of no and other related information? harm’’ to human health, including exposure of residues of the pesticide to The docket for this action, identified infants and children. by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPP–2017–0009, is available If the emergency use of the pesticide at https://www.regulations.gov or at the on a food or feed commodity would Office of Pesticide Programs Regulatory result in pesticide chemical residues, Public Docket (OPP Docket) in the EPA establishes a time-limited tolerance Environmental Protection Agency meeting the ‘‘reasonable certainty of no Docket Center (EPA/DC), West William harm standard’’ of the Federal Food, Jefferson Clinton Bldg., Rm. 3334, 1301 Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC In this document: EPA identifies the 20460–0001. The Public Reading Room agency granted the exemption or denial, is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal the type of exemption, the pesticide holidays. The telephone number for the authorized and the pests, the crop or use Public Reading Room is (202) 566–1744, for which authorized, number of acres (if applicable), and the duration of the and the telephone number for the OPP Docket is (703) 305–5805. Please review exemption. EPA also gives the citation in Title 40 of the Code of Federal the visitor instructions and additional Regulations (40 CFR) for the timeinformation about the docket available at https://www.epa.gov/dockets. limited tolerance(s), if any. PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\08DEN1.SGM 08DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 235 (Friday, December 8, 2017)]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPPT-2017-0141; FRL-9971-01]


Certain New Chemicals or Significant New Uses; Statements of 
Findings for August and September 2017

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 August 1, 2017 to September 30, 2017.

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: [email protected].
    For general information contact: The TSCA-Hotline, ABVI-Goodwill, 
422 South Clinton Ave., Rochester, NY 14620; telephone number: (202) 
554-1404; email address: [email protected].

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-2017-0141, 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 August 1, 2017 to September 30, 2017.

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 PMNs, 
MCANs, and SNUNs sub mitted 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.

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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: P-17-0190; Chemical identity: Butanoic acid, 3-
oxo-, 2-[(2-methyl-1-oxo-2-propen-1-yl)oxy]ethyl ester, polymer with 
cycloalkyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate, ethenylbenzene, 2-ethylhexyl 2- 
propenoate, methyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate and 2-methylpropyl 2-methyl-2- 
propenoate (generic name); Web site link: https://www.epa.gov/reviewing-new-chemicals-under-toxic-substances-control-act-tsca/tsca-section-5a3c-determination-76.
    EPA Case Number: P-16-0508; Chemical identity: Terephthalic acid 
and alcohol ester polymer hydroxy glycol and 2-Ethylhexyl alcohol; 
polymer exemption flag (generic name); Web site link: https://www.epa.gov/reviewing-new-chemicals-under-toxic-substances-control-act-tsca/tsca-section-5a3c-determination-74.

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

    Dated: November 20, 2017.
Greg Schweer,
Chief, New Chemicals Management Branch, Chemical Control Division, 
Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics.
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