Certain New Chemicals or Significant New Uses; Statements of Findings for August 2018, 51940-51941 [2018-22394]

Download as PDF 51940 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 199 / Monday, October 15, 2018 / Notices ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–OECA–2014–0054; FRL—9985–02– OEI] Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; NESHAP for Pulp and Paper Production (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), NESHAP for Pulp and Paper Production (EPA ICR Number 1657.08, OMB Control Number 2060–0387), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. Before doing so, EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below. This is a proposed extension of the ICR. 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. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before December 14, 2018. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA– OECA–2014–0054, online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460. 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 (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patrick Yellin, Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assistance, Mail Code 2227A, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202–564–2970; fax number: 202–564–0050; email address: yellin.patrick@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. The docket can be viewed online at www.regulations.gov khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:34 Oct 12, 2018 Jkt 247001 or in person at the EPA Docket Center, WJC West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC. The telephone number for the Docket Center is 202–566–1744. For additional information about EPA’s public docket, visit http://www.epa.gov/dockets. Pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, EPA is soliciting comments and information to enable it to: (i) 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; (ii) evaluate the accuracy of the Agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (iii) enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (iv) 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. 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. At that time, EPA will issue another Federal Register notice to announce the submission of the ICR to OMB and the opportunity to submit additional comments to OMB. Abstract: Respondents are owners or operators of facilities that produce pulp, paper, or paperboard by employing kraft, soda, sulfite, semi-chemical, or mechanical pulping processes using wood; or any process using secondary or non-wood fiber and that emits 10 tons per year or more of any hazardous air pollutant or 25 tons per year or more of any combination of hazardous air pollutants. Affected sources are all the hazardous air pollutant emission points or the HAP emission points in the pulping and bleaching system for mechanical pulping processes using wood and any process using secondary or non-wood fiber. Form Numbers: None. Respondents/affected entities: Owners or operators of pulp and paper production facilities. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Mandatory (40 CFR part 63, subpart S). Estimated number of respondents: 114 (total). Frequency of response: Initially, occasionally, quarterly, and semiannually. PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total estimated burden: 44,438 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b). Total estimated cost: $5,191,626 (per year), includes $841,000 in annualized capital or operations and maintenance costs. Changes in Estimates: There is an adjustment decrease in the total estimated burden as currently identified in the OMB Inventory of Approved Burdens. This decrease is not due to any program changes. The currently approved burden estimates contain requirements from the previous regulation as well as duplicate burden activities. In preparing this ICR renewal, EPA has removed duplicate items and updated the ICR so that it only reflects current requirements. This results in an apparent decrease in burden. Courtney Kerwin, Director, Regulatory Support Division. [FR Doc. 2018–22404 Filed 10–12–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPPT–2018–0097; FRL–9984–68] Certain New Chemicals or Significant New Uses; Statements of Findings for August 2018 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, 2018 to August 31, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For technical information contact: Greg Schweer, Chemical Control Division (7405M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: 202–564–8469; email address: schweer.greg@epa.gov. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\15OCN1.SGM 15OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 199 / Monday, October 15, 2018 / Notices 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–2018–0097, 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 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC. mean ‘‘the circumstances, as determined by the Administrator, under which a The Public Reading Room is open from chemical substance is intended, known, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through or reasonably foreseen to be Friday, excluding legal holidays. The manufactured, processed, distributed in telephone number for the Public commerce, used, or disposed of.’’ Reading Room is (202) 566–1744, and EPA is required under TSCA section 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 section 5(a) that certain new chemical 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, 2018 processor wishing to engage in a use of to August 31, 2018. 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 khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:34 Oct 12, 2018 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51941 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). • Website 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: J–18–0001; Chemical identity: Modified Corynebacterium glutamicum (generic name); website link: https:// www.epa.gov/reviewing-new-chemicalsunder-toxic-substances-control-act-tsca/ tsca-section-5a3c-determination-93. EPA case number: J–18–0012; Chemical identity: Genetically modified yeast (generic name); website link: https://www.epa.gov/reviewing-newchemicals-under-toxic-substancescontrol-act-tsca/tsca-section-5a3cdetermination-94. Authority: 15 U.S.C. 2601 et seq. Dated: October 4, 2018. Greg Schweer, Chief, New Chemicals Management Branch, Chemical Control Division, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics. [FR Doc. 2018–22394 Filed 10–12–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2018–0578; FRL–9984–18] Pesticide Product Registration; Receipt of Applications for New Active Ingredients Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: EPA has received applications to register pesticide products containing active ingredients not included in any currently registered pesticide products. Pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is hereby providing notice of receipt and opportunity to comment on these applications. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\15OCN1.SGM 15OCN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPPT-2018-0097; FRL-9984-68]


Certain New Chemicals or Significant New Uses; Statements of 
Findings for August 2018

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, 2018 to August 31, 2018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For technical information contact: 
Greg Schweer, Chemical Control Division (7405M), Office of Pollution 
Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: 202-
564-8469; email address: [email protected].

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    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-2018-0097, 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, 2018 to August 31, 2018.

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 submitted 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.

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).
     Website 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: J-18-0001; Chemical identity: Modified 
Corynebacterium glutamicum (generic name); website link: https://www.epa.gov/reviewing-new-chemicals-under-toxic-substances-control-act-tsca/tsca-section-5a3c-determination-93.
    EPA case number: J-18-0012; Chemical identity: Genetically modified 
yeast (generic name); website link: https://www.epa.gov/reviewing-new-chemicals-under-toxic-substances-control-act-tsca/tsca-section-5a3c-determination-94.

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

    Dated: October 4, 2018.
Greg Schweer,
Chief, New Chemicals Management Branch, Chemical Control Division, 
Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics.
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