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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 143 / Wednesday, July 25, 2018 / Notices schedule, provisions that during electric energy and capacity shortages: • It will treat firm power wholesale customers without undue discrimination or preference; and • it will report any modifications to its contingency plan for accommodating shortages within 15 days to the appropriate state regulatory agency and to the affected wholesale customers, then the utility need not file with the Commission an additional statement of contingency plan for accommodating such shortages. This revision merely changed the reporting mechanism; the public utility’s contingency plan would be located in its filed rate rather than in a separate document. In Order No. 659,3 the Commission modified the reporting requirements in 18 CFR 294.101(e) to provide that public utilities must comply with the requirements to report shortages and anticipated shortages by submitting this information electronically using the Office of Electric Reliability’s pager system at emergency@ferc.gov in lieu of submitting an original and two copies to the Secretary of the Commission. The Commission uses the information to evaluate and formulate an appropriate option for action in the event an unanticipated shortage is reported and/ or materializes. Without this 35269 information, the Commission and State agencies would be unable to: • Examine and approve or modify utility actions; • prepare a response to anticipated disruptions in electric energy; and/or • ensure equitable treatment of all public utility customers under the shortage situation. The Commission implements these filing requirements in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) under 18 CFR part 294.101. Type of Respondents: Public Utilities. Estimate of Annual Burden: 4 The Commission estimates the annual public reporting burden for the information collection as: FERC–585 (REPORTING OF ELECTRIC SHORTAGES AND CONTINGENCY PLANS UNDER PURPA SECTION 206) 5 Number of respondents Annual number of responses per respondent Total number of responses Average burden and cost per Response 6 Total annual burden hours and total annual cost Cost per respondent (1) (2) (1) * (2) = ( 3) (4) (3) * (4) = (5) ($) 5) ÷ (1) Contingency Plan .......... Capacity Shortage ........ 1 1 1 1 1 1 73 hrs.; $5,767 .......... 0.25 hrs.; $19.75 ....... 73 hrs.; $5,767 ............. 0.25 hrs.; $19.75 .......... $5,767 $19.75 Total ....................... ........................ ........................ ........................ .................................... 73.25 hrs.; $5,786.75 ... ........................ Comments: Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden and cost of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Dated: July 18, 2018. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2018–15835 Filed 7–24–18; 8:45 am] daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 6717–01–P 3 Final Rule in Docket RM05–19–000, issued on 5/27/2005. 4 ‘‘Burden’’ is defined as the total time, effort, or financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, or disclose or provide information to or for a Federal agency. For further explanation of what is included in the information collection burden, refer to 5 Code of Federal Regulations 1320.3. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:50 Jul 24, 2018 Jkt 244001 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPPT–2017–0645; FRL–9978–03] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal of an Existing Collection (EPA ICR No. 0574.18); Comment Request Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), this document announces that EPA is planning to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The ICR, entitled: ‘‘Premanufacture Review Reporting and Exemption Requirements for New Chemical Substances and Significant New Use Reporting Requirements for Chemical Substances’’ and identified by EPA ICR No. 0574.18 and OMB Control No. 2070–0012, represents the renewal of an existing ICR that is scheduled to expire on SUMMARY: 5 The estimates in this table are slightly different from the estimates in the 60-day notice. In the 60day notice we used wage figures from 2017. In May 2018, we began using the 2018 cost estimates. There are no other changes from the 60-day notice other than the change to wage figures. The difference in the burden cost is minimal. The burden hours remain unchanged. PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 November 30, 2018. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection that is summarized in this document. The ICR and accompanying material are available in the docket for public review and comment. Comments must be received on or before September 24, 2018. DATES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPPT–2017–0645, by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Do not submit electronically any information you consider to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. • Mail: Document Control Office (7407M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT), Environmental ADDRESSES: 6 The estimates for cost per response are derived using the following formula: Average Burden Hours per Response * 79.00 per Hour = Average Cost per Response. This is Based upon FERC’s 2018 FTE average salary plus benefits. Commission staff believes that any industry effort applied to FERC– 585 would be compensated similarly to FERC’s average salary. E:\FR\FM\25JYN1.SGM 25JYN1 35270 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 143 / Wednesday, July 25, 2018 / Notices daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460–0001. • Hand Delivery: To make special arrangements for hand delivery or delivery of boxed information, please follow the instructions at http:// www.epa.gov/dockets/contacts.html. Additional instructions on commenting or visiting the docket, along with more information about dockets generally, is available at http:// www.epa.gov/dockets. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For technical information contact: Adam Ross, Chemical Control Division (7101M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (202) 564–1625; email address: ross.adam@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: I. What information is EPA particularly interested in? Pursuant to PRA section 3506(c)(2)(A) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), EPA specifically solicits comments and information to enable it to: 1. Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the information will have practical utility. 2. Evaluate the accuracy of the Agency’s estimates of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used. 3. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected. 4. Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. In particular, EPA is requesting comments from very small businesses (those that employ less than 25) on examples of specific additional efforts that EPA could make to reduce the paperwork burden for very small businesses affected by this collection. II. What information collection activity or ICR does this action apply to? Title: Premanufacture Review Reporting and Exemption Requirements VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:50 Jul 24, 2018 Jkt 244001 for New Chemical Substances and Significant New Use Reporting Requirements for Chemical Substances. ICR number: EPA ICR No. 0574.18. OMB control number: OMB Control No. 2070–0012. ICR status: This ICR is currently scheduled to expire on November 30, 2018. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information, unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The OMB control numbers for EPA’s regulations in title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), after appearing in the Federal Register when approved, are listed in 40 CFR part 9, are displayed either by publication in the Federal Register or by other appropriate means, such as on the related collection instrument or form, if applicable. The display of OMB control numbers for certain EPA regulations is consolidated in 40 CFR part 9. Abstract: Section 5 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), as amended by the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act requires that any person who proposes to manufacture (which includes import) a ‘‘new chemical’’ (i.e., a chemical not listed on the TSCA section 8(b) Inventory) must provide a notice to EPA at least 90 days prior to commencing manufacture of that chemical. EPA must review a section 5 notice, make an affirmative determination on the safety of the new chemical substance, and, if appropriate, regulate the chemical to address any unreasonable risks identified before it can proceed to the marketplace. EPA is authorized to determine that a use of a chemical substance is a significant new use and promulgate a significant new use rule (SNUR). In certain instances, persons may opt to pursue that use, in which case they must submit a notice and undergo a review. For such circumstances, TSCA section 5 requires a significant new use notice (SNUN) from any person who proposes to manufacture or process a chemical for a use that is determined by EPA to be a ‘‘significant new use.’’ Furthermore, TSCA section 5 requires EPA to make determinations regarding the manufacture, processing, distribution in commerce, use and/or disposal of new chemical substances or significant new uses. To assist in the evaluation, EPA encourages notice submitters to contact an EPA specialist through a pre-submission consultation to ensure that the submitter understands EPA’s review process and information needed to make a determination regarding the chemical. On June 20, PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2018, EPA issued guidance entitled ‘‘Points to Consider When Preparing TSCA New Chemical Notifications’’ to inform and assist submitters planning to prepare notices, and exemption applications for Agency review (see https://www.epa.gov/reviewing-newchemicals-under-toxic-substancescontrol-act-tsca/points-consider-whenpreparing-tsca). Using the notice submitted to the Agency, EPA evaluates the health and environmental effects of new chemical substances. On the basis of its review, EPA must make one of five possible regulatory determinations with respect to the new chemical substance or significant new use and take action, as appropriate, to ensure adequate protection of human health and the environment. If EPA takes no action within the 90-day review period for PMNs (or 30 or 45 days for PMN exemption applications), the Lautenberg amendments state that the PMN submitter is entitled to receive a refund of fees. EPA requires that the submitter of a PMN or MCAN inform EPA when non-exempt commercial manufacture of the substance in question actually begins by submitting a Notice of Commencement. This information collection addresses the reporting and recordkeeping requirements associated with TSCA section 5. Responses to the collection of information are mandatory (see 40 CFR parts 700, 720, 721, 723 and 725). Respondents may claim all or part of a document confidential. EPA will disclose information that is covered by a claim of confidentiality only to the extent permitted by, and in accordance with, the procedures in TSCA section 14 and 40 CFR part 2. Burden statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to range between approximately 17 and 524 hours per response. Burden is defined in 5 CFR 1320.3(b). The ICR, which is available in the docket along with other related materials, provides a detailed explanation of the collection activities and the burden estimate that is only briefly summarized here: Respondents/affected entities: Entities potentially affected by this ICR are companies that manufacture, process or import chemical substances. Estimated total number of potential respondents: 234. Frequency of response: Annual. Estimated total average number of responses for each respondent: 1,795. Estimated total annual respondent burden hours: 148,312 hours. E:\FR\FM\25JYN1.SGM 25JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 143 / Wednesday, July 25, 2018 / Notices Estimated total annual respondent costs: $46,765,6135. This includes an estimated burden cost of $138,093 and an estimated cost of $0.00 for capital investment or maintenance and operational costs. III. Are there changes in the estimates from the last approval? There is an increase of 146,312 hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared with that identified in the ICR currently approved by OMB. This increase reflects a change in the mix of EPA’s estimated number of each type of notice. Similarly, the estimated number of annual CDX registrants also increased. Lastly, there was an increase in burden associated with new CBI substantiation requirements resulting from the 2016 amendment to TSCA. The change in burden is explained more fully in the ICR Supporting Statement. This change is an adjustment and a program change. IV. What is the next step in the process for this ICR? EPA will consider the comments received and amend the ICR as appropriate. The final ICR package will then be submitted to OMB for review and approval pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.12. EPA will issue another Federal Register document pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.5(a)(1)(iv) to announce the submission of the ICR to OMB and the opportunity to submit additional comments to OMB. If you have any questions about this ICR or the approval process, please contact the technical person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. Dated: July 13, 2018. Charlotte Bertrand, Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention. [FR Doc. 2018–15920 Filed 7–24–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES [EPA–HQ–OPPT–2017–0646; FRL–9980–27] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal of an Existing Collection (EPA ICR No. 0575.16); Comment Request Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), this SUMMARY: 18:50 Jul 24, 2018 Comments must be received on or before September 24, 2018. DATES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPPT–2017–0646, by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Do not submit electronically any information you consider to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. • Mail: Document Control Office (7407M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460–0001. • Hand Delivery: To make special arrangements for hand delivery or delivery of boxed information, please follow the instructions at http:// www.epa.gov/dockets/contacts.html. Additional instructions on commenting or visiting the docket, along with more information about dockets generally, is available at http:// www.epa.gov/dockets. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY VerDate Sep<11>2014 document announces that EPA is planning to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The ICR, entitled: ‘‘Health and Safety Data Reporting, Submission of Lists and Copies of Health and Safety Studies’’ and identified by EPA ICR No. 0575.16 and OMB Control No. 2070–0004, represents the renewal of an existing ICR that is scheduled to expire on November 30, 2018. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection that is summarized in this document. The ICR and accompanying material are available in the docket for public review and comment. Jkt 244001 For technical information contact: Andrea Mojica, Chemical Control Division (7405M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (202) 564–0599; email address: mojica.andrea@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: PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 35271 I. What information is EPA particularly interested in? Pursuant to PRA section 3506(c)(2)(A) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), EPA specifically solicits comments and information to enable it to: 1. Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the information will have practical utility. 2. Evaluate the accuracy of the Agency’s estimates of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used. 3. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected. 4. Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. In particular, EPA is requesting comments from very small businesses (those that employ less than 25) on examples of specific additional efforts that EPA could make to reduce the paperwork burden for very small businesses affected by this collection. II. What information collection activity or ICR does this action apply to? Title: Health and Safety Data Reporting, Submission of Lists and Copies of Health and Safety Studies. ICR number: EPA ICR No. 0575.16. OMB control number: OMB Control No. 2070–0004. ICR status: This ICR is currently scheduled to expire on November 30, 2018. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information, unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The OMB control numbers for EPA’s regulations in title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), after appearing in the Federal Register when approved, are listed in 40 CFR part 9, are displayed either by publication in the Federal Register or by other appropriate means, such as on the related collection instrument or form, if applicable. The display of OMB control numbers for certain EPA regulations is consolidated in 40 CFR part 9. Abstract: Section 8(d) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and 40 CFR part 716 require manufacturers and processors of chemicals to submit lists and copies of health and safety studies E:\FR\FM\25JYN1.SGM 25JYN1

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Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal of an 
Existing Collection (EPA ICR No. 0574.18); Comment Request

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), this 
document announces that EPA is planning to submit an Information 
Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). 
The ICR, entitled: ``Premanufacture Review Reporting and Exemption 
Requirements for New Chemical Substances and Significant New Use 
Reporting Requirements for Chemical Substances'' and identified by EPA 
ICR No. 0574.18 and OMB Control No. 2070-0012, represents the renewal 
of an existing ICR that is scheduled to expire on November 30, 2018. 
Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is 
soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information 
collection that is summarized in this document. The ICR and 
accompanying material are available in the docket for public review and 
comment.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before September 24, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification 
(ID) number EPA-HQ-OPPT-2017-0645, by one of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Do not submit 
electronically any information you consider to be Confidential Business 
Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted 
by statute.
     Mail: Document Control Office (7407M), Office of Pollution 
Prevention and Toxics (OPPT), Environmental

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Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460-
0001.
     Hand Delivery: To make special arrangements for hand 
delivery or delivery of boxed information, please follow the 
instructions at http://www.epa.gov/dockets/contacts.html.
    Additional instructions on commenting or visiting the docket, along 
with more information about dockets generally, is available at http://www.epa.gov/dockets.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 
    For technical information contact: Adam Ross, Chemical Control 
Division (7101M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, 
DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (202) 564-1625; 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. What information is EPA particularly interested in?

    Pursuant to PRA section 3506(c)(2)(A) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), 
EPA specifically solicits comments and information to enable it to:
    1. Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, 
including whether the information will have practical utility.
    2. Evaluate the accuracy of the Agency's estimates of the burden of 
the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used.
    3. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to 
be collected.
    4. Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those 
who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated 
electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic 
submission of responses. In particular, EPA is requesting comments from 
very small businesses (those that employ less than 25) on examples of 
specific additional efforts that EPA could make to reduce the paperwork 
burden for very small businesses affected by this collection.

II. What information collection activity or ICR does this action apply 
to?

    Title: Premanufacture Review Reporting and Exemption Requirements 
for New Chemical Substances and Significant New Use Reporting 
Requirements for Chemical Substances.
    ICR number: EPA ICR No. 0574.18.
    OMB control number: OMB Control No. 2070-0012.
    ICR status: This ICR is currently scheduled to expire on November 
30, 2018. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not 
required to respond to, a collection of information, unless it displays 
a currently valid OMB control number. The OMB control numbers for EPA's 
regulations in title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), after 
appearing in the Federal Register when approved, are listed in 40 CFR 
part 9, are displayed either by publication in the Federal Register or 
by other appropriate means, such as on the related collection 
instrument or form, if applicable. The display of OMB control numbers 
for certain EPA regulations is consolidated in 40 CFR part 9.
    Abstract: Section 5 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), as 
amended by the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century 
Act requires that any person who proposes to manufacture (which 
includes import) a ``new chemical'' (i.e., a chemical not listed on the 
TSCA section 8(b) Inventory) must provide a notice to EPA at least 90 
days prior to commencing manufacture of that chemical. EPA must review 
a section 5 notice, make an affirmative determination on the safety of 
the new chemical substance, and, if appropriate, regulate the chemical 
to address any unreasonable risks identified before it can proceed to 
the marketplace.
    EPA is authorized to determine that a use of a chemical substance 
is a significant new use and promulgate a significant new use rule 
(SNUR). In certain instances, persons may opt to pursue that use, in 
which case they must submit a notice and undergo a review. For such 
circumstances, TSCA section 5 requires a significant new use notice 
(SNUN) from any person who proposes to manufacture or process a 
chemical for a use that is determined by EPA to be a ``significant new 
use.''
    Furthermore, TSCA section 5 requires EPA to make determinations 
regarding the manufacture, processing, distribution in commerce, use 
and/or disposal of new chemical substances or significant new uses. To 
assist in the evaluation, EPA encourages notice submitters to contact 
an EPA specialist through a pre-submission consultation to ensure that 
the submitter understands EPA's review process and information needed 
to make a determination regarding the chemical. On June 20, 2018, EPA 
issued guidance entitled ``Points to Consider When Preparing TSCA New 
Chemical Notifications'' to inform and assist submitters planning to 
prepare notices, and exemption applications for Agency review (see 
https://www.epa.gov/reviewing-new-chemicals-under-toxic-substances-control-act-tsca/points-consider-when-preparing-tsca). Using the notice 
submitted to the Agency, EPA evaluates the health and environmental 
effects of new chemical substances. On the basis of its review, EPA 
must make one of five possible regulatory determinations with respect 
to the new chemical substance or significant new use and take action, 
as appropriate, to ensure adequate protection of human health and the 
environment. If EPA takes no action within the 90-day review period for 
PMNs (or 30 or 45 days for PMN exemption applications), the Lautenberg 
amendments state that the PMN submitter is entitled to receive a refund 
of fees. EPA requires that the submitter of a PMN or MCAN inform EPA 
when non-exempt commercial manufacture of the substance in question 
actually begins by submitting a Notice of Commencement.
    This information collection addresses the reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements associated with TSCA section 5.
    Responses to the collection of information are mandatory (see 40 
CFR parts 700, 720, 721, 723 and 725). Respondents may claim all or 
part of a document confidential. EPA will disclose information that is 
covered by a claim of confidentiality only to the extent permitted by, 
and in accordance with, the procedures in TSCA section 14 and 40 CFR 
part 2.
    Burden statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping 
burden for this collection of information is estimated to range between 
approximately 17 and 524 hours per response. Burden is defined in 5 CFR 
1320.3(b).
    The ICR, which is available in the docket along with other related 
materials, provides a detailed explanation of the collection activities 
and the burden estimate that is only briefly summarized here:
    Respondents/affected entities: Entities potentially affected by 
this ICR are companies that manufacture, process or import chemical 
substances.
    Estimated total number of potential respondents: 234.
    Frequency of response: Annual.
    Estimated total average number of responses for each respondent: 
1,795.
    Estimated total annual respondent burden hours: 148,312 hours.

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    Estimated total annual respondent costs: $46,765,6135. This 
includes an estimated burden cost of $138,093 and an estimated cost of 
$0.00 for capital investment or maintenance and operational costs.

III. Are there changes in the estimates from the last approval?

    There is an increase of 146,312 hours in the total estimated 
respondent burden compared with that identified in the ICR currently 
approved by OMB. This increase reflects a change in the mix of EPA's 
estimated number of each type of notice. Similarly, the estimated 
number of annual CDX registrants also increased. Lastly, there was an 
increase in burden associated with new CBI substantiation requirements 
resulting from the 2016 amendment to TSCA. The change in burden is 
explained more fully in the ICR Supporting Statement. This change is an 
adjustment and a program change.

IV. What is the next step in the process for this ICR?

    EPA will consider the comments received and amend the ICR as 
appropriate. The final ICR package will then be submitted to OMB for 
review and approval pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.12. EPA will issue another 
Federal Register document pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.5(a)(1)(iv) to 
announce the submission of the ICR to OMB and the opportunity to submit 
additional comments to OMB. If you have any questions about this ICR or 
the approval process, please contact the technical person listed under 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

    Authority:  44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.

    Dated: July 13, 2018.
Charlotte Bertrand,
Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Chemical 
Safety and Pollution Prevention.
[FR Doc. 2018-15920 Filed 7-24-18; 8:45 am]
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