TSCA Inventory Notification (Active-Inactive) Requirements; Availability of a Signed Action Identifying Chemical Substances for Inactive Designation, 21772-21773 [2019-10070]

Download as PDF 21772 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 94 / Wednesday, May 15, 2019 / Notices Commission (FERC). By Delegation Order No. 00–002.00Q, effective November 1, 2018, the Secretary of Energy also delegated the authority to confirm, approve, and place such rates into effect on an interim basis to the Under Secretary of Energy. This Rate Order’s extension is issued under the latter Delegation Order and DOE’s rate extension procedures as codified at 10 CFR 903.23(a).3 BACKGROUND On April 9, 2015, FERC confirmed, approved, and placed into effect Rate Order No. WAPA–164 for a 5 year period through June 7, 2019.4 On December 26, 2018, pursuant to 10 CFR 903.23(a), WAPA filed a notice in the Federal Register proposing to extend, without adjustment, the Falcon and Amistad Projects’ (Projects) firm power formula rate as Rate Order No. WAPA– 186.5 Consistent with the regulations at 10 CFR 903.23(a), WAPA held a consultation and comment period. WAPA received no comments during the consultation and comment period. WAPA did receive a letter from South Texas Electric Cooperative, the sole customer that takes service from the Projects, in support of extending the firm power formula rate, dated November 15, 2018. jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES DISCUSSION The existing formula rate provides sufficient revenue to recover annual expenses, interest, and capital replacements within the cost recovery criteria set forth in DOE Order RA 6120.2. Annual expenses generally include operational expenses, such as salaries and benefits as well as incidental equipment costs. Equipment replacements and maintenance beyond recurring activities are considered capital replacements; these costs, along with the initial Federal investment in the Projects, are amortized with interest and repaid to the U.S. Department of the Treasury. A reconciliation of estimates to actual expenses is accomplished at the end of the rate period, and any differences are included in the following year’s revenue requirement. The requested extension period under Rate Order No. WAPA–186, June 8, 2019 through June 7, 2024, includes no adjustment to the formula rate. ORDER In view of the above, and under the authority delegated to me, I hereby 3 84 FR 5347 (2019). Confirming and Approving Rate Schedule on a Final Basis, FERC Docket No. EF14–9–000, 151 FERC ¶ 62,027 (2015). 5 83 FR 66257 (2018). 4 Order VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:43 May 14, 2019 Jkt 247001 extend, on an interim basis, WAPA’s existing firm power formula rate through June 7, 2024. This rate shall remain in effect on an interim basis, pending FERC’s confirmation and approval of this extension, or substitute rates, on a final basis. Dated: May 8, 2019 Mark W. Menezes Under Secretary of Energy Billing: Rate Schedule Falcon and Amistad Projects’ Firm Power Formula Rate UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY WESTERN AREA POWER ADMINISTRATION Falcon and Amistad Projects Firm Power Formula Rate Calculation EFFECTIVE: The first day of the first full billing period beginning on or after June 8, 1983, through June 7, 1988, or until superseded by another formula, whichever occurs earlier. Note: Extension of this firm power formula rate, for 5-year increments, was first approved by the Federal Power Commission, predecessor of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), on August 12, 1977. FERC has subsequently approved the firm power formula rate on July 20, 1988, September 29, 1993, June 7, 1998, January 31, 2005, December 17, 2009, and April 9, 2015, for service through June 7, 2019. Rate Order No. WAPA– 186 extends this formula rate calculation through June 7, 2024. Available: In the area served by the Falcon and Amistad Projects (Projects). Applicable: To preference customers who are under contract with Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) to receive electric service from the Projects. Formula Rate: The existing formula rate provides sufficient revenue to recover annual expenses, interest, and capital replacements within the cost recovery criteria set forth in DOE Order RA 6120.2. Annual expenses generally include operational expenses, such as salaries and benefits as well as incidental equipment costs. Equipment replacements and maintenance beyond recurring activities are considered capital replacements; these costs, along Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 WAPA bills the South Texas Electric Cooperative, the sole customer that takes service from the Projects, on a monthly basis. Each monthly charge is equal to one twelfth of the Projects’ annual rate installment, rounded to the penny. [FR Doc. 2019–10057 Filed 5–14–19; 8:45 am] COLORADO RIVER STORAGE PROJECT MANAGEMENT CENTER PO 00000 with the initial Federal investment in the Projects, are amortized with interest and repaid to the U.S. Department of the Treasury. A reconciliation of estimates to actual expenses is accomplished at the end of the rate period, and any differences are included in the following year’s revenue requirement. BILLING CODE 6450–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPPT–2016–0426; FRL–9993–61] TSCA Inventory Notification (ActiveInactive) Requirements; Availability of a Signed Action Identifying Chemical Substances for Inactive Designation Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: EPA is announcing the availability of a signed action identifying chemical substances for inactive designation according to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Inventory Notification (Active-Inactive) Requirements rule. The signed action is a companion to the first version of the TSCA Chemical Substance Inventory with all listings designated as active or identified as inactive, which was posted on the EPA TSCA inventory web page on February 19, 2019. The signed action, dated May 6, 2019, initiates a 90day period after which substances identified as inactive will be designated as inactive. DATES: Inactive designations for chemical substances on the TSCA Chemical Substance Inventory are effective on Monday, August 5, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For technical information contact: Tracy Williamson, Chemistry, Economics, and Sustainable Strategies Division (Mailcode 7406M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (202) 564–8569; email address: williamson.tracy@ epa.gov. For general information contact: The TSCA-Hotline, ABVI-Goodwill, 422 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\15MYN1.SGM 15MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 94 / Wednesday, May 15, 2019 / Notices which no notices are received to be inactive substances on the TSCA Inventory. TSCA section 8(b) establishes a forward-looking reporting requirement that goes into effect upon EPA’s I. General Information designation of a chemical substance as inactive. Specifically, anyone intending A. Does this action apply to me? to manufacture or process for a You may be affected by this action if nonexempt commercial purpose a you currently domestically chemical substance that is designated as manufacture, import, or process for an inactive substance must notify EPA nonexempt commercial purpose a before the inactive substance is chemical substance identified as manufactured or processed. On inactive on the TSCA Chemical receiving this forward-looking Substance Inventory (‘‘TSCA notification, EPA must designate the Inventory’’). You may also be affected substance as active. by this action if you intend in the future EPA implemented the TSCA section to domestically manufacture, import, or 8(b) requirements through the TSCA process a chemical substance identified Inventory Notification (Active-Inactive) as inactive on the TSCA Inventory. Requirements rule (82 FR 37520, Aug. B. How can I get copies of this document 11, 2017) (FRL–9964–22), which established retrospective and forwardand other related information? looking reporting procedures in 40 CFR The docket for this action, identified part 710, subpart B. Retrospective by docket identification (ID) number commercial activity reporting closed on EPA–HQ–OPPT–2016–0426, is available October 5, 2018. EPA subsequently online at http://www.regulations.gov or compiled the first version of the TSCA in person at the Office of Pollution Inventory with all substances either Prevention and Toxics Docket (OPPT designated as active in commerce or Docket), Environmental Protection identified as inactive in commerce. Agency Docket Center (EPA/DC), West EPA regulations at 40 CFR 710.23 William Jefferson Clinton Bldg., Rm. provide that EPA’s designation of a 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW, chemical substance as inactive becomes Washington, DC. The Public Reading effective 90 days after EPA identifies the Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 chemical substance for such p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding designation. EPA explained in the legal holidays. The telephone number preamble to the final rule that EPA will for the Public Reading Room is (202) identify chemical substances for 566–1744, and the telephone number for inactive designation in a signed action accompanying the first version of the the OPPT Docket is (202) 566–0280. Inventory with all finalized activePlease review the visitor instructions inactive listings. See 82 FR at 37525. and additional information about the Subject to certain exceptions, once a docket that is available at http:// chemical substance is designated as www.epa.gov/dockets. You also will inactive, any person who intends to find related information at http:// manufacture (including import) or www.epa.gov/tsca-inventory. process that substance must submit a II. Authority Notice of Activity Form B to EPA prior As amended in June 2016, TSCA to such manufacturing or processing. section 8(b), 15 U.S.C. 2607(b), requires See 40 CFR 710.25(c) and 710.30(b). that EPA designate chemical substances EPA regulations also allow a Form B to on the TSCA Inventory as active or be submitted during the 90-day period inactive in U.S. commerce. TSCA between EPA’s identification of a section 8(b)(4) directs EPA to chemical substance for inactive promulgate a rule that requires designation and the effective date for manufacturers, and may require such designation. See 40 CFR processors, to notify EPA of each 710.30(b)(2). chemical substance on the TSCA III. Notice of Inactive Designations Inventory that they manufactured or EPA is announcing the availability of processed (as applicable) for a an EPA memorandum signed on May 6, nonexempt commercial purpose during 2019. This signed action is a companion the 10-year period ending on the day to the first version of the TSCA before June 22, 2016. Following this Inventory with all listings designated as retrospective reporting, EPA must active or identified as inactive, which designate chemical substances for was posted on the EPA TSCA Inventory which notices are received to be active web page on February 19, 2019. The substances on the TSCA Inventory and TSCA Inventory can be accessed at must designate chemical substances for jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES South Clinton Ave., Rochester, NY 14620; telephone number: (202) 554– 1404; email address: TSCA-Hotline@ epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:43 May 14, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 21773 https://www.epa.gov/tsca-inventory. The signed action is available in docket ID number EPA–HQ–OPPT–2016–0426 at http://www.regulations.gov. The signed action initiates the 90-day period after which substances identified as inactive will be designated as inactive. Because the action was signed on May 6, 2019, inactive designations will become effective on Monday, August 5, 2019. Accordingly, the obligation described in 40 CFR 710.25(c) and 710.30(b) to submit a Notice of Activity Form B before manufacturing or processing an inactive substance will arise beginning on Monday August 5, 2019. Authority: 15 U.S.C. 2607(b). Dated: May 9, 2019. Alexandra Dapolito Dunn, Assistant Administrator, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention. [FR Doc. 2019–10070 Filed 5–14–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2018–0258; FRL–9993–59] RIN 2070–ZA21 Pesticides; Draft Guidance for Pesticide Registrants on Plant Regulator Label Claims, Including Plant Biostimulants; Extension of Comment Period Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice, extension of comment period. AGENCY: In response to public requests for an extension of the comment period, EPA is extending the comment period for the draft guidance document that was released for public comment in the Federal Register of March 27, 2019, for an additional 60 days. DATES: Comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ– OPP–2018–0258, must be received on or before July 28, 2019. ADDRESSES: Follow the detailed instructions provided under ADDRESSES in the Federal Register document of March 27, 2019 (84 FR 11538) (FRL– 9986–27). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For general information contact: Prasad Chumble, Field and External Affairs Division (7506P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (703) 347–8367; SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\15MYN1.SGM 15MYN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPPT-2016-0426; FRL-9993-61]


TSCA Inventory Notification (Active-Inactive) Requirements; 
Availability of a Signed Action Identifying Chemical Substances for 
Inactive Designation

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: EPA is announcing the availability of a signed action 
identifying chemical substances for inactive designation according to 
the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Inventory Notification (Active-
Inactive) Requirements rule. The signed action is a companion to the 
first version of the TSCA Chemical Substance Inventory with all 
listings designated as active or identified as inactive, which was 
posted on the EPA TSCA inventory web page on February 19, 2019. The 
signed action, dated May 6, 2019, initiates a 90-day period after which 
substances identified as inactive will be designated as inactive.

DATES: Inactive designations for chemical substances on the TSCA 
Chemical Substance Inventory are effective on Monday, August 5, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For technical information contact: 
Tracy Williamson, Chemistry, Economics, and Sustainable Strategies 
Division (Mailcode 7406M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, 
DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (202) 564-8569; email address: 
[email protected].
    For general information contact: The TSCA-Hotline, ABVI-Goodwill, 
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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?

    You may be affected by this action if you currently domestically 
manufacture, import, or process for nonexempt commercial purpose a 
chemical substance identified as inactive on the TSCA Chemical 
Substance Inventory (``TSCA Inventory''). You may also be affected by 
this action if you intend in the future to domestically manufacture, 
import, or process a chemical substance identified as inactive on the 
TSCA Inventory.

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-2016-0426, is available online at http://www.regulations.gov or in person 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 that is available at http://www.epa.gov/dockets. You 
also will find related information at http://www.epa.gov/tsca-inventory.

II. Authority

    As amended in June 2016, TSCA section 8(b), 15 U.S.C. 2607(b), 
requires that EPA designate chemical substances on the TSCA Inventory 
as active or inactive in U.S. commerce. TSCA section 8(b)(4) directs 
EPA to promulgate a rule that requires manufacturers, and may require 
processors, to notify EPA of each chemical substance on the TSCA 
Inventory that they manufactured or processed (as applicable) for a 
nonexempt commercial purpose during the 10-year period ending on the 
day before June 22, 2016. Following this retrospective reporting, EPA 
must designate chemical substances for which notices are received to be 
active substances on the TSCA Inventory and must designate chemical 
substances for which no notices are received to be inactive substances 
on the TSCA Inventory.
    TSCA section 8(b) establishes a forward-looking reporting 
requirement that goes into effect upon EPA's designation of a chemical 
substance as inactive. Specifically, anyone intending to manufacture or 
process for a nonexempt commercial purpose a chemical substance that is 
designated as an inactive substance must notify EPA before the inactive 
substance is manufactured or processed. On receiving this forward-
looking notification, EPA must designate the substance as active.
    EPA implemented the TSCA section 8(b) requirements through the TSCA 
Inventory Notification (Active-Inactive) Requirements rule (82 FR 
37520, Aug. 11, 2017) (FRL-9964-22), which established retrospective 
and forward-looking reporting procedures in 40 CFR part 710, subpart B. 
Retrospective commercial activity reporting closed on October 5, 2018. 
EPA subsequently compiled the first version of the TSCA Inventory with 
all substances either designated as active in commerce or identified as 
inactive in commerce.
    EPA regulations at 40 CFR 710.23 provide that EPA's designation of 
a chemical substance as inactive becomes effective 90 days after EPA 
identifies the chemical substance for such designation. EPA explained 
in the preamble to the final rule that EPA will identify chemical 
substances for inactive designation in a signed action accompanying the 
first version of the Inventory with all finalized active-inactive 
listings. See 82 FR at 37525. Subject to certain exceptions, once a 
chemical substance is designated as inactive, any person who intends to 
manufacture (including import) or process that substance must submit a 
Notice of Activity Form B to EPA prior to such manufacturing or 
processing. See 40 CFR 710.25(c) and 710.30(b). EPA regulations also 
allow a Form B to be submitted during the 90-day period between EPA's 
identification of a chemical substance for inactive designation and the 
effective date for such designation. See 40 CFR 710.30(b)(2).

III. Notice of Inactive Designations

    EPA is announcing the availability of an EPA memorandum signed on 
May 6, 2019. This signed action is a companion to the first version of 
the TSCA Inventory with all listings designated as active or identified 
as inactive, which was posted on the EPA TSCA Inventory web page on 
February 19, 2019. The TSCA Inventory can be accessed at https://www.epa.gov/tsca-inventory. The signed action is available in docket ID 
number EPA-HQ-OPPT-2016-0426 at http://www.regulations.gov.
    The signed action initiates the 90-day period after which 
substances identified as inactive will be designated as inactive. 
Because the action was signed on May 6, 2019, inactive designations 
will become effective on Monday, August 5, 2019. Accordingly, the 
obligation described in 40 CFR 710.25(c) and 710.30(b) to submit a 
Notice of Activity Form B before manufacturing or processing an 
inactive substance will arise beginning on Monday August 5, 2019.

    Authority:  15 U.S.C. 2607(b).

    Dated: May 9, 2019.
Alexandra Dapolito Dunn,
Assistant Administrator, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution 
Prevention.
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