Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances; Withdrawal, 51360-51361 [2018-22194]

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Jkt 247001 Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances; Withdrawal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Withdrawal of direct final rule. AGENCY: EPA is withdrawing significant new use rules (SNURs) promulgated under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for 27 chemical substances, which were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs). EPA published these SNURs using direct final rulemaking procedures, which requires EPA to take certain actions if an adverse comment is received. EPA received adverse comments and a request to extend the comment period regarding the SNURs identified in the direct final rule. Therefore, the Agency is withdrawing the direct final rule SNURs identified in this document, as required under the direct final rulemaking procedures. DATES: The direct final rule published at 83 FR 40986 on August 17, 2018, is withdrawn effective October 11, 2018. ADDRESSES: The docket for this action, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPPT–2017–0414, 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. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 For technical information contact: Kenneth Moss, Chemical Control Division (7405M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (202) 564–9232; email address: moss.kenneth@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: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: I. Does this action apply to me? A list of potentially affected entities is provided in the Federal Register of August 17, 2018 (83 FR 40986) (FRL– 9971–37). If you have questions regarding the applicability of this action to a particular entity, consult the technical person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. II. What direct final SNURs are being withdrawn? In the Federal Register of August 17, 2018 (83 FR 40986) (FRL–9971–37), EPA issued direct final SNURs for 27 chemical substances that are identified in that document. Because the Agency received adverse comments and a request to extend the comment period regarding the SNURs identified in the document, EPA is withdrawing the direct final SNURS issued for these 27 chemical substances, which were the subject of PMNs. In addition to the direct final SNURs, elsewhere in the same issue of the Federal Register of August 17, 2018 (83 FR 41039) (FRL– 9981–82), EPA issued proposed SNURs covering these 27 chemical substances. EPA will address all adverse public comments in a subsequent final rule, based on the proposed rule. III. Good Cause Finding EPA determined that this document is not subject to the 30-day delay of effective date generally required by the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) (5 U.S.C. 553(d)) because of the time limitations for publication in the Federal Register. This document must publish on or before the effective date of the direct final rule containing the direct final SNURs being withdrawn. IV. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews This action withdraws regulatory requirements that have not gone into effect and which contain no new or amended requirements and reopens a comment period. As such, the Agency E:\FR\FM\11OCR1.SGM 11OCR1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 197 / Thursday, October 11, 2018 / Rules and Regulations has determined that this action will not have any adverse impacts, economic or otherwise. The statutory and Executive Order review requirements applicable to the direct final rules were discussed in the August 17, 2018 Federal Register (83 FR 40986). Those review requirements do not apply to this action because it is a withdrawal and does not contain any new or amended requirements. V. Congressional Review Act (CRA) Pursuant to the Congressional Review Act (5 U.S.C. 801 et seq.), EPA will submit a report containing this rule and other required information to the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, and the Comptroller General of the United States prior to publication of the rule in the Federal Register. This action is not a ‘‘major rule’’ as defined by 5 U.S.C. 804(2). Section 808 of the CRA allows the issuing agency to make a rule effective sooner than otherwise provided by CRA if the agency makes a good cause finding that notice and public procedure is impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest. As required by 5 U.S.C. 808(2), this determination is supported by a brief statement in Unit III. List of Subjects 40 CFR Part 9 Environmental protection, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. 40 CFR Part 721 Environmental protection, Chemicals, Hazardous substances, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Dated: October 2, 2018. Lance Wormell, Acting Director, Chemical Control Division, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics. Accordingly, the amendments to 40 CFR parts 9 and 721 published on August 17, 2018 (83 FR 40986), are withdrawn effective October 11, 2018. ■ [FR Doc. 2018–22194 Filed 10–10–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with RULES 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–R05–OAR–2017–0165; FRL–9985–13– Region 5] Air Plan Approval; Ohio; Approval of Sulfur Dioxide Regulations Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:54 Oct 10, 2018 Jkt 247001 The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving Ohio’s revisions to its State Implementation Plan (SIP) for sulfur dioxide (SO2) under the Clean Air Act (CAA). These revisions update facility information statewide and add new emission limits for selected sources in Lake and Jefferson Counties. EPA proposed to approve Ohio’s SIP revision request on August 16, 2018. The revised regulations do not impose additional emission restrictions except for certain site-specific provisions which have been included in response to Ohio’s nonattainment area designations of August 5, 2013. EPA received no adverse comments and is finalizing the approval. SUMMARY: This final rule is effective on November 13, 2018. DATES: EPA has established a docket for this action under Docket ID No. EPA–R05–OAR–2017–0165. All documents in the docket are listed on the www.regulations.gov website. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, i.e., Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, is not placed on the internet and will be publicly available only in hard copy form. Publicly available docket materials are available either through www.regulations.gov or at the Environmental Protection Agency, Region 5, Air and Radiation Division, 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60604. This facility is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays. We recommend that you telephone Mary Portanova, Environmental Engineer, at (312) 353–5954 before visiting the Region 5 office. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Portanova, Environmental Engineer, Control Strategies Section, Air Programs Branch (AR–18J), Environmental Protection Agency, Region 5, 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60604, (312) 353–5954, portanova.mary@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Throughout this document whenever ‘‘we,’’ ‘‘us,’’ or ‘‘our’’ is used, we mean EPA. This supplementary information section is arranged as follows: I. Background II. Public Comment and EPA Response III. What Action is EPA Taking? IV. Incorporation by Reference V. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 51361 I. Background On March 13, 2017, Ohio submitted revisions to the Ohio Administrative Code Chapter 3745–18 (OAC 3745–18), effective on February 16, 2017, for incorporation by EPA into the Ohio SO2 SIP. OAC 3745–18 contains Ohio’s air emission regulations for SO2, which include both generally applicable requirements and specific SO2 emission limits for each Ohio county. The revisions update facility information statewide, remove obsolete emission limits, and add new emission limits for selected sources in Lake and Jefferson Counties. On August 16, 2018 (83 FR 40723), EPA proposed to approve the submitted revisions. EPA is taking no action on certain parts of OAC 3745–18– 04. EPA received no adverse public comments on this proposal; see the discussion in section II below. Ohio’s March 13, 2017 submittal included rules which Ohio had developed to address CAA requirements for its 1-hour SO2 nonattainment areas. EPA proposed to approve the revised rules applicable to Ohio’s nonattainment areas because these revisions update and strengthen the state’s SO2 SIP. See section II C of the August 16, 2018 (83 FR 40723) notice of proposed rulemaking. The approval of these rules is not intended to address whether Ohio has fully satisfied EPA’s nonattainment planning requirements for the nonattainment areas. EPA proposed to approve Ohio’s nonattainment plan for the Lake County nonattainment area on August 21, 2018 (83 FR 42235), and intends to address nonattainment planning requirements for the remaining nonattainment areas in subsequent actions. II. Public Comment and EPA Response The comment period on EPA’s August 16, 2018 (83 FR 40723) notice of proposed rulemaking closed on September 17, 2018. EPA received one public comment, which generally supported EPA’s proposed action. This comment and EPA’s response are described below. Comment: The commenter stated that fewer emissions are better emissions, and advocated the use of silicon for harnessing energy in solar cells. EPA Response: The revised rules do represent a reduction in total SO2 emissions in Ohio. The remainder of this comment is beyond the scope of EPA’s action on Ohio’s submittal. III. What action is EPA taking? EPA is approving Ohio’s March 13, 2017 submittal of OAC 3745–18–01; OAC 3745–18–03; and OAC 3745–18–04 E:\FR\FM\11OCR1.SGM 11OCR1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Parts 9 and 721

[EPA-HQ-OPPT-2017-0414; FRL-9984-71]
RIN 2070-AB27


Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances; 
Withdrawal

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Withdrawal of direct final rule.

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SUMMARY: EPA is withdrawing significant new use rules (SNURs) 
promulgated under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for 27 
chemical substances, which were the subject of premanufacture notices 
(PMNs). EPA published these SNURs using direct final rulemaking 
procedures, which requires EPA to take certain actions if an adverse 
comment is received. EPA received adverse comments and a request to 
extend the comment period regarding the SNURs identified in the direct 
final rule. Therefore, the Agency is withdrawing the direct final rule 
SNURs identified in this document, as required under the direct final 
rulemaking procedures.

DATES: The direct final rule published at 83 FR 40986 on August 17, 
2018, is withdrawn effective October 11, 2018.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this action, identified by docket 
identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPPT-2017-0414, 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For technical information contact: 
Kenneth Moss, Chemical Control Division (7405M), Office of Pollution 
Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: 
(202) 564-9232; 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. Does this action apply to me?

    A list of potentially affected entities is provided in the Federal 
Register of August 17, 2018 (83 FR 40986) (FRL-9971-37). If you have 
questions regarding the applicability of this action to a particular 
entity, consult the technical person listed under FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT.

II. What direct final SNURs are being withdrawn?

    In the Federal Register of August 17, 2018 (83 FR 40986) (FRL-9971-
37), EPA issued direct final SNURs for 27 chemical substances that are 
identified in that document. Because the Agency received adverse 
comments and a request to extend the comment period regarding the SNURs 
identified in the document, EPA is withdrawing the direct final SNURS 
issued for these 27 chemical substances, which were the subject of 
PMNs. In addition to the direct final SNURs, elsewhere in the same 
issue of the Federal Register of August 17, 2018 (83 FR 41039) (FRL-
9981-82), EPA issued proposed SNURs covering these 27 chemical 
substances. EPA will address all adverse public comments in a 
subsequent final rule, based on the proposed rule.

III. Good Cause Finding

    EPA determined that this document is not subject to the 30-day 
delay of effective date generally required by the Administrative 
Procedure Act (APA) (5 U.S.C. 553(d)) because of the time limitations 
for publication in the Federal Register. This document must publish on 
or before the effective date of the direct final rule containing the 
direct final SNURs being withdrawn.

IV. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews

    This action withdraws regulatory requirements that have not gone 
into effect and which contain no new or amended requirements and 
reopens a comment period. As such, the Agency

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has determined that this action will not have any adverse impacts, 
economic or otherwise. The statutory and Executive Order review 
requirements applicable to the direct final rules were discussed in the 
August 17, 2018 Federal Register (83 FR 40986). Those review 
requirements do not apply to this action because it is a withdrawal and 
does not contain any new or amended requirements.

V. Congressional Review Act (CRA)

    Pursuant to the Congressional Review Act (5 U.S.C. 801 et seq.), 
EPA will submit a report containing this rule and other required 
information to the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, and 
the Comptroller General of the United States prior to publication of 
the rule in the Federal Register. This action is not a ``major rule'' 
as defined by 5 U.S.C. 804(2). Section 808 of the CRA allows the 
issuing agency to make a rule effective sooner than otherwise provided 
by CRA if the agency makes a good cause finding that notice and public 
procedure is impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public 
interest. As required by 5 U.S.C. 808(2), this determination is 
supported by a brief statement in Unit III.

List of Subjects

40 CFR Part 9

    Environmental protection, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

40 CFR Part 721

    Environmental protection, Chemicals, Hazardous substances, 
Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

    Dated: October 2, 2018.
Lance Wormell,
Acting Director, Chemical Control Division, Office of Pollution 
Prevention and Toxics.

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Accordingly, the amendments to 40 CFR parts 9 and 721 published on 
August 17, 2018 (83 FR 40986), are withdrawn effective October 11, 
2018.
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