TSCA Alternative Testing Methods Draft Strategic Plan; Extension of Comment Period, 18556 [2018-08974]

Download as PDF daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 18556 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 82 / Friday, April 27, 2018 / Notices Address comments to OMB Desk Officer for EPA. The EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change, including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes profanity, threats, information claimed to be Confidential Business Information, or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Kim Teal, Sector Polices and Programs Division (Mail Code D243–04), Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27711; telephone number: (919) 541– 5580; fax number: (919) 541–4991; email address: teal.kim@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Supporting documents, which explain in detail the information that the EPA will be collecting, are available in the public docket for this ICR. 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Total estimated cost: $1,454,049 (per year). There are no annualized capital or operation and maintenance costs. Changes in Estimates: There is no change in the total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by OMB. Courtney Kerwin, Director, Regulatory Support Division. [FR Doc. 2018–08934 Filed 4–26–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPPT–2017–0559 83; FRL–9977– 30] TSCA Alternative Testing Methods Draft Strategic Plan; Extension of Comment Period Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice; extension of comment period. AGENCY: EPA issued a Draft Strategic Plan to Promote the Development and Implementation of Alternative Test Methods under section 4(h) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). This document extends the comment period for the draft document from April 26, 2018 to May 11, 2018. A commenter requested additional time to submit written comments. EPA is therefore extending the comment period in order to give all interested persons additional time to comment. DATES: Comments, identified by docket identification (ID) numbers EPA–HQ– OPPT–2017–0559, must be received on or before May 11, 2018. ADDRESSES: Follow the detailed instructions provided under ADDRESSES in the Federal Register document of March 12, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For technical information contact: Louis Scarano, Risk Assessment Division, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (202) 564–2851; email address: scarano.louis@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: This document extends the public comment period established in the Federal Register document of March 12, 2018 (83 FR 10717) (FRL–9974–13). As required by TSCA, as amended by the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act in June 2016, EPA is developing, pursuant to TSCA section 4(h)(2)(A), a Strategic Plan to promote the development and implementation of alternative test methods and strategies to reduce, refine or replace vertebrate animal testing. The draft Strategic Plan will be available for comment until May 11, 2018 and information obtained will be considered in the Agency’s development of the final Strategic Plan which is required to be completed and published in June of 2018. To submit comments, or access the docket, please follow the detailed instructions provided under ADDRESSES in the Federal Register document of March 12, 2018. If you have questions, consult the technical person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Authority: 5 U.S.C. 2601 et seq. Dated: April 24, 2018. Charlotte Bertrand, Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention. [FR Doc. 2018–08974 Filed 4–26–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OW–2018–0079; ER–FRL–9038–9] Availability of a Programmatic Environmental Assessment (PEA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Programmatic Environmental Assessment (PEA)/Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI). AGENCY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Council on Environmental Quality’s NEPA regulations, and EPA’s regulations for implementing NEPA, EPA has prepared a Programmatic SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\27APN1.SGM 27APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 82 (Friday, April 27, 2018)]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPPT-2017-0559 83; FRL-9977-30]


TSCA Alternative Testing Methods Draft Strategic Plan; Extension 
of Comment Period

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice; extension of comment period.

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SUMMARY: EPA issued a Draft Strategic Plan to Promote the Development 
and Implementation of Alternative Test Methods under section 4(h) of 
the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). This document extends the 
comment period for the draft document from April 26, 2018 to May 11, 
2018. A commenter requested additional time to submit written comments. 
EPA is therefore extending the comment period in order to give all 
interested persons additional time to comment.

DATES: Comments, identified by docket identification (ID) numbers EPA-
HQ-OPPT-2017-0559, must be received on or before May 11, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Follow the detailed instructions provided under ADDRESSES in 
the Federal Register document of March 12, 2018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 
    For technical information contact: Louis Scarano, Risk Assessment 
Division, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental 
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460-
0001; telephone number: (202) 564-2851; 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: This document extends the public comment 
period established in the Federal Register document of March 12, 2018 
(83 FR 10717) (FRL-9974-13). As required by TSCA, as amended by the 
Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act in June 
2016, EPA is developing, pursuant to TSCA section 4(h)(2)(A), a 
Strategic Plan to promote the development and implementation of 
alternative test methods and strategies to reduce, refine or replace 
vertebrate animal testing. The draft Strategic Plan will be available 
for comment until May 11, 2018 and information obtained will be 
considered in the Agency's development of the final Strategic Plan 
which is required to be completed and published in June of 2018.
    To submit comments, or access the docket, please follow the 
detailed instructions provided under ADDRESSES in the Federal Register 
document of March 12, 2018. If you have questions, consult the 
technical person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

    Authority: 5 U.S.C. 2601 et seq.

    Dated: April 24, 2018.
Charlotte Bertrand,
Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Chemical 
Safety and Pollution Prevention.
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