Akzo Nobel Surface Chemistry AB; Filing of Food Additive Petition (Animal Use); Reopening of the Comment Period, 61192-61193 [2017-27840]

Download as PDF 61192 Proposed Rules Federal Register Vol. 82, No. 247 Wednesday, December 27, 2017 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration 21 CFR Part 573 [Docket No. FDA–2017–N–5476] Akzo Nobel Surface Chemistry AB; Filing of Food Additive Petition (Animal Use); Reopening of the Comment Period AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. Notification; petition for rulemaking; reopening of the comment period. ACTION: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or the Agency) is reopening the comment period for the notice of petition that appeared in the Federal Register of September 21, 2017, proposing that the food additive regulations be amended to provide for the safe use of glyceryl polyethylene glycol (15) ricinoleate as an emulsifier in animal food that does not include food for cats, dogs, vitamin premixes, or aquaculture. FDA is reopening the comment period to allow additional time for comments on environmental impacts. SUMMARY: FDA is reopening the comment period on the notice of petition published in the Federal Register of September 21, 2017 (82 FR 44128). Submit either electronic or written comments by January 26, 2018. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments as follows. Please note that late, untimely filed comments will not be considered. Electronic comments must be submitted on or before January 26, 2018. The https://www.regulations.gov electronic filing system will accept comments until midnight Eastern Time at the end of January 26, 2018. Comments received by mail/hand delivery/courier (for written/paper submissions) will be considered timely if they are postmarked or the delivery daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with PROPOSALS DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:10 Dec 26, 2017 Jkt 244001 service acceptance receipt is on or before that date. Electronic Submissions Submit electronic comments in the following way: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Comments submitted electronically, including attachments, to https:// www.regulations.gov will be posted to the docket unchanged. 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For more information about FDA’s posting of comments to public dockets, see 80 FR 56469, September 18, 2015, or access the information at: https://www.gpo.gov/ fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-09-18/pdf/201523389.pdf. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or the electronic and written/paper comments received, go to https:// www.regulations.gov and insert the docket number, found in brackets in the heading of this document, into the ‘‘Search’’ box and follow the prompts and/or go to the Dockets Management Staff, 5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chelsea Trull, Center for Veterinary Medicine (HFV–224), Food and Drug Administration, 7519 Standish Pl., Rockville, MD 20855, 240–402–6729, Chelsea.trull@fda.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the Federal Register of September 21, 2017 (82 FR 44128), FDA gave notice that Akzo Nobel Surface Chemistry AB had filed a petition to amend Title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations in part 573 Food Additives Permitted in Feed and E:\FR\FM\27DEP1.SGM 27DEP1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 247 / Wednesday, December 27, 2017 / Proposed Rules Drinking Water of Animals (21 CFR part 573) to provide for the safe use of glyceryl polyethylene glycol (15) ricinoleate as an emulsifier in animal food that does not include food for cats, dogs, vitamin premixes, or aquaculture. Interested persons were originally given until October 23, 2017, to comment on the petitioner’s environmental assessment. The environmental assessment was not placed on public display until October 13, 2017. On our own initiative, we are reopening the comment period to allow potential respondents to thoroughly evaluate and address pertinent environmental issues. The Agency believes that a 30-day extension allows adequate time for interested persons to submit comments without significantly delaying rulemaking on this important issue. Dated: December 20, 2017. Leslie Kux, Associate Commissioner for Policy. [FR Doc. 2017–27840 Filed 12–26–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4164–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs 25 CFR Part 175 [167A2100DD/AAKC001030/ A0A501010.999900 253G] RIN 1076–AF31 Indian Electric Power Utilities Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule. AGENCY: Current 25 CFR section This proposed rule revises regulations addressing electric power utilities of the Colorado River, Flathead, and San Carlos Indian irrigation projects to use plain language, update definitions, lengthen a regulatory deadline, and make other minor changes. DATES: Comments must be received on or before February 26, 2018. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: www.regulations.gov. Search for Docket No. BIA–2016–0002 and follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Mail, Hand Delivery, or Courier: Elizabeth Appel, Director, Office of Regulatory Affairs and Collaborative Action—Indian Affairs, Attn: 1076– AF31, U.S. Dept. of the Interior, 1849 C Street NW, Mail Stop 3642, Washington, DC 20240. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth Appel, Director, Office of Regulatory Affairs and Collaborative Action, Office of the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs; telephone (202) 273–4680, elizabeth.appel@ bia.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Background II. Description of Changes III. Procedural Requirements A. Regulatory Planning and Review (E.O.s 12866 and 13563) and Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs (E.O. 13771) B. Regulatory Flexibility Act C. Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act D. 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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 247 (Wednesday, December 27, 2017)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 61192-61193]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-27840]


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the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules.

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Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 247 / Wednesday, December 27, 2017 / 
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Food and Drug Administration

21 CFR Part 573

[Docket No. FDA-2017-N-5476]


Akzo Nobel Surface Chemistry AB; Filing of Food Additive Petition 
(Animal Use); Reopening of the Comment Period

AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Notification; petition for rulemaking; reopening of the comment 
period.

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SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or the Agency) is 
reopening the comment period for the notice of petition that appeared 
in the Federal Register of September 21, 2017, proposing that the food 
additive regulations be amended to provide for the safe use of glyceryl 
polyethylene glycol (15) ricinoleate as an emulsifier in animal food 
that does not include food for cats, dogs, vitamin premixes, or 
aquaculture. FDA is reopening the comment period to allow additional 
time for comments on environmental impacts.

DATES: FDA is reopening the comment period on the notice of petition 
published in the Federal Register of September 21, 2017 (82 FR 44128). 
Submit either electronic or written comments by January 26, 2018.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments as follows. Please note that late, 
untimely filed comments will not be considered. Electronic comments 
must be submitted on or before January 26, 2018. The https://www.regulations.gov electronic filing system will accept comments until 
midnight Eastern Time at the end of January 26, 2018. Comments received 
by mail/hand delivery/courier (for written/paper submissions) will be 
considered timely if they are postmarked or the delivery service 
acceptance receipt is on or before that date.

Electronic Submissions

    Submit electronic comments in the following way:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Comments submitted 
electronically, including attachments, to https://www.regulations.gov 
will be posted to the docket unchanged. Because your comment will be 
made public, you are solely responsible for ensuring that your comment 
does not include any confidential information that you or a third party 
may not wish to be posted, such as medical information, your or anyone 
else's Social Security number, or confidential business information, 
such as a manufacturing process. Please note that if you include your 
name, contact information, or other information that identifies you in 
the body of your comments, that information will be posted on https://www.regulations.gov.
     If you want to submit a comment with confidential 
information that you do not wish to be made available to the public, 
submit the comment as a written/paper submission and in the manner 
detailed (see ``Written/Paper Submissions'' and ``Instructions'').

Written/Paper Submissions

    Submit written/paper submissions as follows:
     Mail/Hand delivery/Courier (for written/paper 
submissions): Dockets Management Staff (HFA-305), Food and Drug 
Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852.
     For written/paper comments submitted to the Dockets 
Management Staff, FDA will post your comment, as well as any 
attachments, except for information submitted, marked and identified, 
as confidential, if submitted as detailed in ``Instructions.''
    Instructions: All submissions received must include the Docket No. 
FDA-2017-N-5476 for ``Food Additives Permitted in Feed and Drinking 
Water of Animals; glyceryl polyethylene glycol (15) ricinoleate.'' 
Received comments, those filed in a timely manner (see ADDRESSES), will 
be placed in the docket and, except for those submitted as 
``Confidential Submissions,'' publicly viewable at https://www.regulations.gov or at the Dockets Management Staff between 9 a.m. 
and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
     Confidential Submissions--To submit a comment with 
confidential information that you do not wish to be made publicly 
available, submit your comments only as a written/paper submission. You 
should submit two copies total. One copy will include the information 
you claim to be confidential with a heading or cover note that states 
``THIS DOCUMENT CONTAINS CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION.'' The Agency will 
review this copy, including the claimed confidential information, in 
its consideration of comments. The second copy, which will have the 
claimed confidential information redacted/blacked out, will be 
available for public viewing and posted on https://www.regulations.gov. 
Submit both copies to the Dockets Management Staff. If you do not wish 
your name and contact information to be made publicly available, you 
can provide this information on the cover sheet and not in the body of 
your comments and you must identify this information as 
``confidential.'' Any information marked as ``confidential'' will not 
be disclosed except in accordance with 21 CFR 10.20 and other 
applicable disclosure law. For more information about FDA's posting of 
comments to public dockets, see 80 FR 56469, September 18, 2015, or 
access the information at: https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-09-18/pdf/2015-23389.pdf.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
the electronic and written/paper comments received, go to https://www.regulations.gov and insert the docket number, found in brackets in 
the heading of this document, into the ``Search'' box and follow the 
prompts and/or go to the Dockets Management Staff, 5630 Fishers Lane, 
Rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chelsea Trull, Center for Veterinary 
Medicine (HFV-224), Food and Drug Administration, 7519 Standish Pl., 
Rockville, MD 20855, 240-402-6729, [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the Federal Register of September 21, 
2017 (82 FR 44128), FDA gave notice that Akzo Nobel Surface Chemistry 
AB had filed a petition to amend Title 21 of the Code of Federal 
Regulations in part 573 Food Additives Permitted in Feed and

[[Page 61193]]

Drinking Water of Animals (21 CFR part 573) to provide for the safe use 
of glyceryl polyethylene glycol (15) ricinoleate as an emulsifier in 
animal food that does not include food for cats, dogs, vitamin 
premixes, or aquaculture.
    Interested persons were originally given until October 23, 2017, to 
comment on the petitioner's environmental assessment.
    The environmental assessment was not placed on public display until 
October 13, 2017. On our own initiative, we are reopening the comment 
period to allow potential respondents to thoroughly evaluate and 
address pertinent environmental issues. The Agency believes that a 30-
day extension allows adequate time for interested persons to submit 
comments without significantly delaying rulemaking on this important 
issue.

    Dated: December 20, 2017.
Leslie Kux,
Associate Commissioner for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2017-27840 Filed 12-26-17; 8:45 am]
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