Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; TSCA Section 8(a) Preliminary Assessment Information Rule (PAIR) (Renewal), 18026-18027 [2019-08512]

Download as PDF 18026 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 82 / Monday, April 29, 2019 / Notices Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (LT2ESWTR), the Ground Water Rule (GWR), and the Aircraft Drinking Water Rule (ADWR). Future microbial-related rulemakings will be added to this consolidated ICR after the regulations are promulgated and the initial, rulespecific ICRs are due to expire. Form Numbers: None. Respondents/affected entities: Public water systems and primacy agencies. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Mandatory for compliance with 40 CFR parts 141 and 142. Estimated number of respondents: 146,808 (total). Frequency of response: Varies by requirement (i.e., on occasion, monthly, quarterly, semi-annually, and annually). Total estimated burden: 18,127,581 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b). Total estimated cost: $972,102,000 (per year), includes $228,972,000 annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs. Changes in the Estimates: There is an increase of 3,443,983 hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by OMB. This is due to full implementation of the Revised Total Coliform Rule, as well as increased state burden associated with recordkeeping, compliance tracking, and significant deficiency and corrective action reporting for sanitary surveys at large surface water systems. Courtney Kerwin, Director, Regulatory Support Division. [FR Doc. 2019–08603 Filed 4–26–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPPT–2018–0516; FRL–9989–95– OMS] Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; TSCA Section 8(a) Preliminary Assessment Information Rule (PAIR) (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted the following information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act: TSCA Section 8(a) Preliminary Assessment Information Rule (PAIR), EPA ICR Number 0586.14 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:56 Apr 26, 2019 Jkt 247001 and OMB Control Number 2070–0054. This is a request to renew the approval of an existing ICR. 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 in this document. EPA provided public review opportunity issued in the Federal Register on August 29, 2018. With this submission, EPA is providing an additional 30 days for public review and comment. DATES: Comments must be received on or before May 29, 2019. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPPT–2018–0516, and OMB Control No. 2070–0054, to (1) EPA online using http:// 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; (2) OMB via email to oira_ submission@omb.eop.gov. Address comments to OMB Desk Officer for EPA. EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the 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. Do not submit electronically any information you consider to be CBI or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Virginia Lee, Chemical Control Division, 7405M, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (202) 564–4142; email address: lee.virginia@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Docket: Supporting documents, including the ICR that explains in detail the information collection activities and the related burden and cost estimates, are available in the docket for this ICR. The docket can be viewed online at http://www.regulations.gov or in person at the EPA Docket Center, West William Jefferson Clinton Bldg., Rm. 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. ICR status: This ICR is currently scheduled to expire on April 30, 2019. EPA did not receive any comments in response to a 60-day public comment PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 opportunity announced in the Federal Register on August 29, 2018 (83 FR 44045). Under OMB regulations, the Agency may continue to conduct or sponsor the collection of information while this submission is pending at OMB. Under the PRA, 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq., 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. Abstract: EPA promulgated the generic Preliminary Assessment Information Rule (PAIR) (40 CFR part 712) under section 8(a) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act amending TSCA was enacted on June 22, 2016; however, the authority for a TSCA section 8(a) PAIR rule was not modified. EPA uses PAIR, using the Manufacturer’s Report Preliminary Assessment Information Form, to collect information to help identify, assess, and manage human health and environmental risks from chemical substances, mixtures and categories. PAIR requires chemical manufacturers and importers to complete and submit standardized information about production, use, or exposure-related data to help evaluate the potential for human health and environmental risks caused by the manufacture or importation of identified chemical substances, mixtures or categories. EPA or other federal agencies can identify chemicals for a TSCA section 8(a) PAIR expediated rulemaking that have a justifiable need for production, use, or exposure-related data. This ICR also covers certain specific chemical testing and reporting requirements under Subpart B of 40 CFR part 766 that are very similar to the PAIR requirements. The Agency rarely receives submissions of the information required by 40 CFR 766. The dibenzopara-dioxin/dibenzofuran regulations at 40 CFR part 766 require that any person who manufactures, imports, or processes a chemical substance listed at 40 CFR 766.25 test that chemical substance and submit appropriate information to EPA. Persons who commence manufacture, import, or processing of a chemical substance listed at 40 CFR 766.25, must submit a letter of intent to test or an exemption application within 60-days of starting any of those activities. Each person who is manufacturing or processing a chemical listed in 40 CFR 766.25, must submit a protocol for testing. Persons who manufacture or import a chemical substance listed under 40 CFR 766.25 must report positive test results, using E:\FR\FM\29APN1.SGM 29APN1 khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 82 / Monday, April 29, 2019 / Notices the Dioxin/Furan Report Form, of all existing test data that show that chemical substance has been tested for the presence of halogenated dibenzodioxins/halogenated dibenzofurans (HDDs/HDFs), as well as any health and safety studies for the chemical substance, as defined in the regulation, no later than 90 days after the date of submission of the positive test result. Additionally, any manufacturer or importer of a chemical substance listed in 40 CFR 766.25 in possession of unpublished health and safety studies on HDDs/HDFs is required to submit copies of such studies to EPA, in accordance with provisions of 40 CFR 716, no later than 90 days after the person first manufactures or imports the chemical substance. Form Numbers: EPA Form 7710–35, and EPA Form 7710–51. Respondents/affected entities: Companies that manufacture, process or import chemical substances, mixtures or categories. Respondents are primarily in the following North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) codes: 3251 Basic Chemical Manufacturing; 3252 Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing; 3255 Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing; 3253 Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing; 3259 Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing; and 32411 Petroleum Refineries. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Mandatory (TSCA section 8(a) and 40 CFR 712). Estimated number of respondents: 1 (total). Frequency of response: On occasion. Total estimated burden: 33 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.3(b). Total estimated cost: $2,533 (per year), includes $0 annualized capital or operation and maintenance costs. Changes in the Estimates: There is a slight increase of 1 hour in the total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by OMB. This increase reflects the revised CBI substantiation requirements in the 2016 amendments to TSCA. Dated: April 22, 2019. Courtney Kerwin, Director, Regulatory Support Division. [FR Doc. 2019–08512 Filed 4–26–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:56 Apr 26, 2019 Jkt 247001 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2018–0418; FRL–9989–70– OMS] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Reporting in the FIFRA Cooperative Agreement Work Plan and Report Template (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted the following information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA): Reporting in the FIFRA Cooperative Agreement Work Plan and Report Template (EPA ICR Number 2511.02 and OMB Control No. 2070–0198). 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 in this document. This is a request to renew the approval of an existing ICR, which is currently approved through April 30, 2019. EPA previously provided a 60-day public review opportunity via the Federal Register on September 28, 2018. With this submission, EPA is providing an additional 30 days for public review. DATES: Comments must be received on or before May 29, 2019. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPP–2018–0418, to (1) EPA online using http:// 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; and (2) OMB via email to oira_ submission@omb.eop.gov. Address comments to OMB Desk Officer for EPA. EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the 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. Do not submit electronically any information you consider to be CBI or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carolyn Siu, Field and External Affairs SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18027 Division (7506P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (703) 347–0159; email address: siu.carolyn@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Docket: Supporting documents, including the ICR that explains in detail the information collection activities and the related burden and cost estimates that are summarized in this document, are available in the docket for this ICR. The docket can be viewed online at http://www.regulations.gov or in person at the EPA Docket Center, West William Jefferson Clinton Bldg., Rm. 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. ICR status: This is a request to renew the approval of an existing ICR, which is currently approved through April 30, 2019. Under OMB regulations, the Agency may continue to conduct or sponsor the collection of information while this submission is pending at OMB. With this submission, EPA is providing an additional 30 days for public review. Under PRA, 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq., 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 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: This ICR covers the activities and estimated burden and costs associated with the electronic collection of information for the preaward burden activity for creating a work plan and the post-award and afterthe-grant award activities related to reporting accomplishments to implement EPA’s Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) State and Tribal Assistance Grant (STAG) program (7 U.S.C 136u). This ICR augments the ICR entitled ‘‘EPA’s General Regulation for Assistance Programs ICR’’ (EPA Number 0938.18; OMB Number 2030–0020) which accounts for the current PRA burden for the minimum management requirements for all recipients of EPA grants or cooperative agreements (assistance agreements). This ICR covers the FIFRA program specific activities associated with using a standardized E:\FR\FM\29APN1.SGM 29APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 82 (Monday, April 29, 2019)]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPPT-2018-0516; FRL-9989-95-OMS]


Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and 
Approval; Comment Request; TSCA Section 8(a) Preliminary Assessment 
Information Rule (PAIR) (Renewal)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted the 
following information collection request (ICR) to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with 
the Paperwork Reduction Act: TSCA Section 8(a) Preliminary Assessment 
Information Rule (PAIR), EPA ICR Number 0586.14 and OMB Control Number 
2070-0054. This is a request to renew the approval of an existing ICR. 
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 in this 
document. EPA provided public review opportunity issued in the Federal 
Register on August 29, 2018. With this submission, EPA is providing an 
additional 30 days for public review and comment.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before May 29, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification 
(ID) number EPA-HQ-OPPT-2018-0516, and OMB Control No. 2070-0054, to 
(1) EPA online using http://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; (2) OMB 
via email to [email protected]. Address comments to OMB Desk 
Officer for EPA.
    EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included in the 
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. Do not submit electronically any 
information you consider to be CBI or other information whose 
disclosure is restricted by statute.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Virginia Lee, Chemical Control 
Division, 7405M, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, 
DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (202) 564-4142; email address: 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Docket: Supporting documents, including the ICR that explains in 
detail the information collection activities and the related burden and 
cost estimates, are available in the docket for this ICR. The docket 
can be viewed online at http://www.regulations.gov or in person at the 
EPA Docket Center, West William Jefferson Clinton Bldg., Rm. 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.
    ICR status: This ICR is currently scheduled to expire on April 30, 
2019. EPA did not receive any comments in response to a 60-day public 
comment opportunity announced in the Federal Register on August 29, 
2018 (83 FR 44045). Under OMB regulations, the Agency may continue to 
conduct or sponsor the collection of information while this submission 
is pending at OMB. Under the PRA, 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq., 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.
    Abstract: EPA promulgated the generic Preliminary Assessment 
Information Rule (PAIR) (40 CFR part 712) under section 8(a) of the 
Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical 
Safety for the 21st Century Act amending TSCA was enacted on June 22, 
2016; however, the authority for a TSCA section 8(a) PAIR rule was not 
modified. EPA uses PAIR, using the Manufacturer's Report Preliminary 
Assessment Information Form, to collect information to help identify, 
assess, and manage human health and environmental risks from chemical 
substances, mixtures and categories. PAIR requires chemical 
manufacturers and importers to complete and submit standardized 
information about production, use, or exposure-related data to help 
evaluate the potential for human health and environmental risks caused 
by the manufacture or importation of identified chemical substances, 
mixtures or categories. EPA or other federal agencies can identify 
chemicals for a TSCA section 8(a) PAIR expediated rulemaking that have 
a justifiable need for production, use, or exposure-related data. This 
ICR also covers certain specific chemical testing and reporting 
requirements under Subpart B of 40 CFR part 766 that are very similar 
to the PAIR requirements. The Agency rarely receives submissions of the 
information required by 40 CFR 766. The dibenzo-para-dioxin/
dibenzofuran regulations at 40 CFR part 766 require that any person who 
manufactures, imports, or processes a chemical substance listed at 40 
CFR 766.25 test that chemical substance and submit appropriate 
information to EPA. Persons who commence manufacture, import, or 
processing of a chemical substance listed at 40 CFR 766.25, must submit 
a letter of intent to test or an exemption application within 60-days 
of starting any of those activities. Each person who is manufacturing 
or processing a chemical listed in 40 CFR 766.25, must submit a 
protocol for testing. Persons who manufacture or import a chemical 
substance listed under 40 CFR 766.25 must report positive test results, 
using

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the Dioxin/Furan Report Form, of all existing test data that show that 
chemical substance has been tested for the presence of halogenated 
dibenzodioxins/halogenated dibenzofurans (HDDs/HDFs), as well as any 
health and safety studies for the chemical substance, as defined in the 
regulation, no later than 90 days after the date of submission of the 
positive test result. Additionally, any manufacturer or importer of a 
chemical substance listed in 40 CFR 766.25 in possession of unpublished 
health and safety studies on HDDs/HDFs is required to submit copies of 
such studies to EPA, in accordance with provisions of 40 CFR 716, no 
later than 90 days after the person first manufactures or imports the 
chemical substance.
    Form Numbers: EPA Form 7710-35, and EPA Form 7710-51.
    Respondents/affected entities: Companies that manufacture, process 
or import chemical substances, mixtures or categories. Respondents are 
primarily in the following North American Industrial Classification 
System (NAICS) codes: 3251 Basic Chemical Manufacturing; 3252 Resin, 
Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments 
Manufacturing; 3255 Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing; 3253 
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing; 
3259 Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing; and 32411 
Petroleum Refineries.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Mandatory (TSCA section 8(a) 
and 40 CFR 712).
    Estimated number of respondents: 1 (total).
    Frequency of response: On occasion.
    Total estimated burden: 33 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 
CFR 1320.3(b).
    Total estimated cost: $2,533 (per year), includes $0 annualized 
capital or operation and maintenance costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: There is a slight increase of 1 hour in 
the total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently 
approved by OMB. This increase reflects the revised CBI substantiation 
requirements in the 2016 amendments to TSCA.

    Dated: April 22, 2019.
Courtney Kerwin,
Director, Regulatory Support Division.
[FR Doc. 2019-08512 Filed 4-26-19; 8:45 am]
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