Availability of Draft Toxicological Profile for Ethylene Oxide, 61749-61750 [2020-21619]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 190 / Wednesday, September 30, 2020 / Notices public harm is reasonably likely to result if current clearance procedures are followed. This requirement supports implementation of Section 889 of the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 (Pub. L. 115–232) under lease acquisitions. This section prohibits agencies from procuring, obtaining, extending or renewing a contract with contractors that will provide or use covered telecommunication equipment or services as a substantial or essential component of any system, or as a critical technology as part of any system on or after August 13, 2020 unless an exception applies. This requirement is implemented in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) through the provision at FAR 52.204–24, Representation Regarding Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment and the clause at FAR 52.204–25, Prohibition on Contracting for Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment. GSA’s Class Deviation CD–2020–15 extends these requirements to lease acquisitions. This clearance covers the following requirements: • FAR 52.204–24 requires an offer or to represent whether they will provide or whether they will use any covered telecommunications equipment or services and if so, describe in more detail the use of the covered telecommunications equipment or services; and • FAR 52.204–25 requires contractors to report covered telecommunications equipment, systems and services identified during performance of a contract. GSA requested approval of this information collection in order to implement the law. The information will be used by agency personnel to identify and remove prohibited equipment, systems, or services from Government use. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES B. Annual Reporting Burden 1. FAR 52.204–24 for GSA Lease Acquisitions Respondents: 3,128. Responses per Respondent: 1. Total Responses: 3,128. Hours per Response: 3. Total Burden Hours: 9,384. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:36 Sep 29, 2020 Jkt 250001 2. FAR 52.204–25 for GSA Lease Acquisitions 61749 Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). ACTION: Notice with comment period. Written comments must be received on or before December 29, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number ATSDR– 2016–0004, by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Office of Innovation and Analytics, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, 1600 Clifton Rd. NE, Mail Stop S102–1, Atlanta, GA, 30329–4027. Attn: Docket No. ATSDR–2016–0004. Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and Docket Number. All relevant comments received will be posted without change to http://regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to http://www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Henry Abadin, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Office of Innovation and Analytics, 1600 Clifton Rd. NE, Mail Stop S102–1, Atlanta, GA, 30329–4027, Email: ATSDRToxProfileFRNs@cdc.gov; Phone: 1–800–232–4636. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ATSDR has updated the draft profile based on availability of new health effects information since its initial release. On March 21, 2016 ATSDR announced that it was preparing to develop Draft Toxicological Profiles for public comment release (81 FR 15110), which include Ethylene Oxide. All toxicological profiles issued as ‘‘Drafts for Public Comment’’ represent the result of ATSDR’s evidence-based evaluations to provide important toxicological information on priority hazardous substances. ATSDR is seeking public comments and additional information or reports on studies about the health effects of ethylene oxide for review and potential inclusion in the profile. ATSDR considers key studies for these substances during the profile development process. This document solicits any relevant, additional studies. ATSDR will evaluate the quality and relevance of such data or studies for possible inclusion in the profile. The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announces the opening of a docket to obtain comments on the Draft Toxicological Profile for Ethylene Oxide. Public Participation Interested persons or organizations are invited to participate by submitting written views, information, and data. Please note that comments received, including attachments and other supporting materials, are part of the public record and are subject to public Respondents: 313. Responses per Respondent: 5. Total Responses: 1,565. Hours per Response: 3. Total Burden Hours: 4,695. C. Public Comments Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary; whether it will have practical utility; whether our estimate of the public burden of this collection of information is accurate, and based on valid assumptions and methodology; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways in which we can minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through the use of appropriate technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Obtaining Copies of Proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy of the information collection documents from the General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat Division, 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405, telephone 202–501–4755. Please cite ‘‘Information Collection 3090–0322’’, in all correspondence. Jeffrey A. Koses, Senior Procurement Executive, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy. [FR Doc. 2020–21597 Filed 9–29–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–61–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry [Docket No. ATSDR–2016–0004] Availability of Draft Toxicological Profile for Ethylene Oxide AGENCY: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DATES: E:\FR\FM\30SEN1.SGM 30SEN1 61750 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 190 / Wednesday, September 30, 2020 / Notices disclosure. Comments will be posted on https://www.regulations.gov. Therefore, do not include any information in your comment or supporting materials that you consider confidential or inappropriate for public disclosure. If you include your name, contact information, or other information that identifies you in the body of your comments, that information will be on public display. ATSDR will review all submissions and may choose to redact, or withhold, submissions containing private or proprietary information such as Social Security numbers, medical information, inappropriate language, or duplicate/near duplicate examples of a mass-mail campaign. ATSDR will carefully consider all comments submitted in preparation of the final Toxicological Profile and may revise the profile as appropriate. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Legislative Background The Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA) [42 U.S.C. 9601 et seq.] amended the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA or Superfund) [42 U.S.C. 9601 et seq.] by establishing certain requirements for ATSDR and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding the hazardous substances most commonly found at facilities on the CERCLA National Priorities List (NPL). Among these statutory requirements is a mandate for the Administrator of ATSDR to prepare toxicological profiles for each substance included on the priority list of hazardous substances [also called the Substance Priority List (SPL)]. This list identifies 275 hazardous substances that ATSDR and EPA have determined pose the most significant potential threat to human health. The SPL is available online at www.atsdr.cdc.gov/spl. In addition, CERCLA provides ATSDR with the authority to prepare toxicological profiles for substances not found on the SPL. CERCLA authorizes ATSDR to establish and maintain an inventory of literature, research, and studies on the health effects of toxic substances (CERCLA Section 104(i)(1)(B); 42 U.S.C. 9604(i)(1)(B)); to respond to requests for health consultations (CERCLA Section 104(i)(4); 42 U.S.C. 9604(i)(4)); and to support the site-specific response actions conducted by the agency. Availability The Draft Toxicological Profile for Ethylene Oxide will be available online at http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/ToxProfiles VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:36 Sep 29, 2020 Jkt 250001 and at www.regulations.gov, Docket No. ATSDR–2016–0004. Donata Green, Acting Director, Office of Policy, Planning, and Partnerships, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. [FR Doc. 2020–21619 Filed 9–29–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–70–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [60Day–20–1242; Docket No. CDC–2020– 0099] Proposed Data Collection Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). ACTION: Notice with comment period. AGENCY: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as part of its continuing effort to reduce public burden and maximize the utility of government information, invites the general public and other Federal agencies the opportunity to comment on a proposed and/or continuing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This notice invites comment on a proposed information collection project titled Strengthening U.S. Response to Resistant Gonorrhea, which is to intended to enhance U.S. state and local public health surveillance and program infrastructure, build capacity to support rapid detection and public health response to antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea (an urgent public health threat), and advance the understanding of epidemiological factors contributing to antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea. CDC is requesting a three-year approval. DATES: CDC must receive written comments on or before November 30, 2020. SUMMARY: You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. CDC–2020– 0099 by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Jeffrey M. Zirger, Information Collection Review Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road NE, MS–D74, Atlanta, Georgia 30329. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and Docket Number. CDC will post, without ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 change, all relevant comments to Regulations.gov. Please note: Submit all comments through the Federal eRulemaking portal (regulations.gov) or by U.S. mail to the address listed above. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request more information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the information collection plan and instruments, contact Jeffrey M. 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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 estimate 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; and 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 submissions of responses. 5. Assess information collection costs. Proposed Project Strengthening U.S. Response to Resistant Gonorrhea (SURRG) (OMB Control No. 0920–1242, Exp. 9/30/ E:\FR\FM\30SEN1.SGM 30SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

[Docket No. ATSDR-2016-0004]


Availability of Draft Toxicological Profile for Ethylene Oxide

AGENCY: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), 
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

ACTION: Notice with comment period.

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SUMMARY: The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), 
within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announces the 
opening of a docket to obtain comments on the Draft Toxicological 
Profile for Ethylene Oxide.

DATES: Written comments must be received on or before December 29, 
2020.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number ATSDR-
2016-0004, by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: www.regulations.gov. Follow 
the instructions for submitting comments.
     Mail: Office of Innovation and Analytics, Agency for Toxic 
Substances and Disease Registry, 1600 Clifton Rd. NE, Mail Stop S102-1, 
Atlanta, GA, 30329-4027.
    Attn: Docket No. ATSDR-2016-0004.
    Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and 
Docket Number. All relevant comments received will be posted without 
change to http://regulations.gov, including any personal information 
provided. For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments received, go to http://www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Henry Abadin, Agency for Toxic 
Substances and Disease Registry, Office of Innovation and Analytics, 
1600 Clifton Rd. NE, Mail Stop S102-1, Atlanta, GA, 30329-4027, Email: 
[email protected]; Phone: 1-800-232-4636.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ATSDR has updated the draft profile based on 
availability of new health effects information since its initial 
release. On March 21, 2016 ATSDR announced that it was preparing to 
develop Draft Toxicological Profiles for public comment release (81 FR 
15110), which include Ethylene Oxide. All toxicological profiles issued 
as ``Drafts for Public Comment'' represent the result of ATSDR's 
evidence-based evaluations to provide important toxicological 
information on priority hazardous substances. ATSDR is seeking public 
comments and additional information or reports on studies about the 
health effects of ethylene oxide for review and potential inclusion in 
the profile. ATSDR considers key studies for these substances during 
the profile development process. This document solicits any relevant, 
additional studies. ATSDR will evaluate the quality and relevance of 
such data or studies for possible inclusion in the profile.

Public Participation

    Interested persons or organizations are invited to participate by 
submitting written views, information, and data.
    Please note that comments received, including attachments and other 
supporting materials, are part of the public record and are subject to 
public

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disclosure. Comments will be posted on https://www.regulations.gov. 
Therefore, do not include any information in your comment or supporting 
materials that you consider confidential or inappropriate for public 
disclosure. If you include your name, contact information, or other 
information that identifies you in the body of your comments, that 
information will be on public display. ATSDR will review all 
submissions and may choose to redact, or withhold, submissions 
containing private or proprietary information such as Social Security 
numbers, medical information, inappropriate language, or duplicate/near 
duplicate examples of a mass-mail campaign. ATSDR will carefully 
consider all comments submitted in preparation of the final 
Toxicological Profile and may revise the profile as appropriate.

Legislative Background

    The Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA) [42 
U.S.C. 9601 et seq.] amended the Comprehensive Environmental Response, 
Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA or Superfund) [42 
U.S.C. 9601 et seq.] by establishing certain requirements for ATSDR and 
the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding the hazardous 
substances most commonly found at facilities on the CERCLA National 
Priorities List (NPL). Among these statutory requirements is a mandate 
for the Administrator of ATSDR to prepare toxicological profiles for 
each substance included on the priority list of hazardous substances 
[also called the Substance Priority List (SPL)]. This list identifies 
275 hazardous substances that ATSDR and EPA have determined pose the 
most significant potential threat to human health. The SPL is available 
online at www.atsdr.cdc.gov/spl.
    In addition, CERCLA provides ATSDR with the authority to prepare 
toxicological profiles for substances not found on the SPL. CERCLA 
authorizes ATSDR to establish and maintain an inventory of literature, 
research, and studies on the health effects of toxic substances (CERCLA 
Section 104(i)(1)(B); 42 U.S.C. 9604(i)(1)(B)); to respond to requests 
for health consultations (CERCLA Section 104(i)(4); 42 U.S.C. 
9604(i)(4)); and to support the site-specific response actions 
conducted by the agency.

Availability

    The Draft Toxicological Profile for Ethylene Oxide will be 
available online at http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/ToxProfiles and at 
www.regulations.gov, Docket No. ATSDR-2016-0004.

Donata Green,
Acting Director, Office of Policy, Planning, and Partnerships, Agency 
for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.
[FR Doc. 2020-21619 Filed 9-29-20; 8:45 am]
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