Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Executive Committee Meeting-January 2021, 6321-6322 [2021-01206]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 12 / Thursday, January 21, 2021 / Notices ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OW–2020–0673; FRL–10019–78– OW] Applying the Supreme Court’s County of Maui v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund Decision in the Clean Water Act Section 402 National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit Program The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) is issuing a memorandum to provide guidance to the regulated community and permitting authorities on applying the recent decision of the United States Supreme Court in County of Maui v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund, 140 S. Ct. 1462 (2020), in the Clean Water Act Section 402 National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program for point source discharges that travel through groundwater before reaching a water of the United States. Consistent with EPA Guidance; Administrative Procedures for Issuance and Public Petitions, published in the Federal Register on October 19, 2020, EPA solicited public comments on the draft guidance for thirty days, beginning on December 10, 2020. EPA has developed a responsiveness summary to address major concerns and comments, and it is available in the docket for this action. This guidance does not have the force and effect of law and it does not bind the public in any way. By issuing this guidance, the Agency intends only to provide clarity to the public regarding existing requirements under the law or Agency policies. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott Wilson, Office of Wastewater Management, Water Permits Division (MC4203M), Environmental Protection Agency. 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564–6087; email address: wilson.js@epa.gov. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES A. How can I get copies of this document and other related information? You may access this document electronically at https://www.epa.gov/ npdes/releases-point-sourcegroundwater or at https:// www.federalregister.gov. EPA established an official public docket under Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OW– 2020–0673 which is accessible electronically at http:// VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:44 Jan 19, 2021 Jkt 253001 Note: Comments submitted to the www.regulations.gov website are anonymous unless identifying information is included in the body of the comment. Dated: January 13, 2021. Anna Wildeman, Acting Assistant Administrator, Office of Water. • Email: Send comments by electronic mail (email) to: ORD.Docket@ epa.gov, Attention Docket ID No. EPA– HQ–ORD–2015–0765. BILLING CODE 6560–50–P SUMMARY: • www.regulations.gov: Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. www.regulations.gov that will also contain copies of this Federal Register notice. The public docket does not include CBI or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. The telephone number for the Water Docket is (202) 566–2426. [FR Doc. 2021–01254 Filed 1–19–21; 8:45 am] Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of availability of guidance. AGENCY: 6321 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–ORD–2015–0765; FRL–10018–08– ORD] Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Executive Committee Meeting— January 2021 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Research and Development (ORD), gives notice of a virtual meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Executive Committee (EC) to review the draft reports of the Homeland Security (HS) and Safe and Sustainable Water Resources (SSWR) subcommittees. Due to unforeseen circumstances, EPA is announcing this meeting with less than 15 calendar days’ notice. DATES: The initial meeting will be held over one day via videoconference on Wednesday, January 27, 2021, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. (EDT). Attendees must register by January 26, 2021. If an additional meeting is necessary to complete the draft reports a followup will be held on Thursday, February 11, 2021, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. (EDT). Attendees must register by February 10, 2021. Meeting times are subject to change. These series of meetings are open to the public. Comments must be received by January 26, 2021, to be considered by the Executive Committee. Requests for the draft agenda or making a presentation at the meeting will be accepted until January 26, 2021. ADDRESSES: Instructions on how to connect to the videoconference will be provided upon registration at https:// www.eventbrite.com/e/us-epa-boscexecutive-committee-meeting-tickets130024345317. Submit your comments to Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–ORD–2015–0765 by one of the following methods: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Note: Comments submitted via email are not anonymous. The sender’s email will be included in the body of the comment and placed in the public docket which is made available on the internet. Instructions: All comments received, including any personal information provided, will be included in the public docket without change and may be made available online at www.regulations.gov. Information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute will not be included in the public docket, and should not be submitted through www.regulations.gov or email. For additional information about the EPA’s public docket visit the EPA Docket Center homepage at http:// www.epa.gov/dockets/. Public Docket: Publicly available docket materials may be accessed Online at www.regulations.gov. Copyrighted materials in the docket are only available via hard copy. The telephone number for the ORD Docket Center is (202) 566–1752. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Designated Federal Officer (DFO), Tom Tracy, via phone/voicemail at: (202) 564–6518; or via email at: tracy.tom@ epa.gov. Any member of the public interested in receiving a draft agenda, attending the meeting, or making a presentation at the meeting should contact Tom Tracy no later than January 26, 2021. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) is a federal advisory committee that provides advice and recommendations to EPA’s Office of Research and Development on technical and management issues of its research programs. The meeting agenda and materials will be posted to https:// www.epa.gov/bosc. Proposed agenda items for the meeting include, but are not limited to, the following: review the HS and SSWR draft reports. Information on Services Available: For information on translation services, access, or services for individuals with disabilities, please contact Tom Tracy at (202) 564–6518 or tracy.tom@epa.gov. E:\FR\FM\21JAN1.SGM 21JAN1 6322 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 12 / Thursday, January 21, 2021 / Notices To request accommodation of a disability, please contact Tom Tracy at least ten days prior to the meeting to give the EPA adequate time to process your request. (Authority: Pub. L. 92–463, 1, Oct. 6, 1972, 86 Stat. 770) Mary Ross, Director, Office of Science Advisor, Policy and Engagement. [FR Doc. 2021–01206 Filed 1–19–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPPT–2018–0604; FRL–10017– 50] C.I. Pigment Violet 29; Final Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Risk Evaluation; Notice of Availability Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the availability of the final Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) risk evaluation of C.I. Pigment Violet 29. The purpose of conducting risk evaluations under TSCA is to determine whether a chemical substance presents an unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment under the conditions of use, including an unreasonable risk to a relevant potentially exposed or susceptible subpopulation, without consideration of costs or other nonrisk factors. EPA has determined that specific conditions of use of C.I. Pigment Violet 29 present an unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment. For those conditions of use for which EPA has found an unreasonable risk, EPA must move to address that unreasonable risk through risk management measures enumerated in TSCA. EPA has also determined that specific conditions of use do not present unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment. For those conditions of use for which EPA has found no unreasonable risk to health or the environment, the Agency’s determination is a final Agency action and is issued via order in the risk evaluation. ADDRESSES: The docket for this action, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPPT–2018–0604, 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 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:44 Jan 19, 2021 Jkt 253001 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. Due to the public health concerns related to COVID–19, the EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC) and Reading Room is closed to visitors with limited exceptions. The staff continues to provide remote customer service via email, phone, and webform. For the latest status information on EPA/DC services and docket access, visit https:// www.epa.gov/dockets. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For technical information contact: Seema Schappelle, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (202) 564–8006; email address: schappelle.seema@ 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: I. General Information A. Does this action apply to me? This action is directed to the public in general. This action may be of interest to persons who are or may be interested in risk evaluations of chemical substances under TSCA, 15 U.S.C. 2601 et seq. Since other entities may also be interested in this final risk evaluation, the EPA has not attempted to describe all the specific entities that may be affected by this action. B. What is the Agency’s authority for taking this action? TSCA section 6, 15 U.S.C. 2605, requires EPA to conduct risk evaluations to ‘‘determine whether a chemical substance presents an unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment, without consideration of costs or other nonrisk factors, including an unreasonable risk to a potentially exposed or susceptible subpopulation identified as relevant to the risk evaluation by the Administrator, under the conditions of use.’’ 15 U.S.C. 2605(b)(4)(A). TSCA PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 sections 6(b)(4)(A) through (H) enumerate the deadlines and minimum requirements applicable to this process, including provisions that provide instruction on chemical substances that must undergo evaluation, the minimum components of a TSCA risk evaluation, and the timelines for public comment and completion of the risk evaluation. TSCA also requires that EPA operate in a manner that is consistent with the best available science, make decisions based on the weight of the scientific evidence and consider reasonably available information. 15 U.S.C. 2625(h), (i), and (k). TSCA section 6(i) directs that a determination of ‘‘no unreasonable risk’’ shall be issued by order and considered to be a final Agency action, while a determination of ‘‘unreasonable risk’’ is not considered to be a final Agency action. 15 U.S.C. 2605(i). The statute identifies the minimum components for all chemical substance risk evaluations. For each risk evaluation, EPA must publish a document that outlines the scope of the risk evaluation to be conducted, which includes the hazards, exposures, conditions of use, and the potentially exposed or susceptible subpopulations that EPA expects to consider. 15 U.S.C. 2605(b)(4)(D). The statute further provides that each risk evaluation must also: (1) Integrate and assess available information on hazards and exposures for the conditions of use of the chemical substance, including information that is relevant to specific risks of injury to health or the environment and information on relevant potentially exposed or susceptible subpopulations; (2) describe whether aggregate or sentinel exposures were considered and the basis for that consideration; (3) take into account, where relevant, the likely duration, intensity, frequency, and number of exposures under the conditions of use; and (4) describe the weight of the scientific evidence for the identified hazards and exposures. 15 U.S.C. 2605(b)(4)(F)(i) through (ii) and (iv) through (v). Each risk evaluation must not consider costs or other nonrisk factors. 15 U.S.C. 2605(b)(4)(F)(iii). The statute requires that the risk evaluation process be completed within a specified timeframe and provide an opportunity for public comment on a draft risk evaluation prior to publishing a final risk evaluation. 15 U.S.C. 2605(b)(4). Subsection 5.4.1 of the final risk evaluation for C.I. Pigment Violet 29 constitutes the order required under TSCA section 6(i)(1), and the ‘‘no unreasonable risk’’ determinations in that subsection are considered to be a final Agency action effective on the date E:\FR\FM\21JAN1.SGM 21JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 12 (Thursday, January 21, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 6321-6322]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-01206]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-ORD-2015-0765; FRL-10018-08-ORD]


Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Executive Committee 
Meeting--January 2021

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Research 
and Development (ORD), gives notice of a virtual meeting of the Board 
of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Executive Committee (EC) to review the 
draft reports of the Homeland Security (HS) and Safe and Sustainable 
Water Resources (SSWR) subcommittees. Due to unforeseen circumstances, 
EPA is announcing this meeting with less than 15 calendar days' notice.

DATES: The initial meeting will be held over one day via 
videoconference on Wednesday, January 27, 2021, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. 
(EDT). Attendees must register by January 26, 2021.
    If an additional meeting is necessary to complete the draft reports 
a follow-up will be held on Thursday, February 11, 2021, from 3 p.m. to 
5 p.m. (EDT). Attendees must register by February 10, 2021.
    Meeting times are subject to change. These series of meetings are 
open to the public. Comments must be received by January 26, 2021, to 
be considered by the Executive Committee. Requests for the draft agenda 
or making a presentation at the meeting will be accepted until January 
26, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Instructions on how to connect to the videoconference will 
be provided upon registration at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/us-epa-bosc-executive-committee-meeting-tickets-130024345317.
    Submit your comments to Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2015-0765 by one 
of the following methods:
     www.regulations.gov: Follow the online instructions for 
submitting comments.

    Note: Comments submitted to the www.regulations.gov website are 
anonymous unless identifying information is included in the body of 
the comment.

     Email: Send comments by electronic mail (email) to: 
[email protected], Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2015-0765.

    Note: Comments submitted via email are not anonymous. The 
sender's email will be included in the body of the comment and 
placed in the public docket which is made available on the internet.

    Instructions: All comments received, including any personal 
information provided, will be included in the public docket without 
change and may be made available online at www.regulations.gov. 
Information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or 
other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute will not be 
included in the public docket, and should not be submitted through 
www.regulations.gov or email. For additional information about the 
EPA's public docket visit the EPA Docket Center homepage at http://www.epa.gov/dockets/.
    Public Docket: Publicly available docket materials may be accessed 
Online at www.regulations.gov.
    Copyrighted materials in the docket are only available via hard 
copy. The telephone number for the ORD Docket Center is (202) 566-1752.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Designated Federal Officer (DFO), 
Tom Tracy, via phone/voicemail at: (202) 564-6518; or via email at: 
[email protected].
    Any member of the public interested in receiving a draft agenda, 
attending the meeting, or making a presentation at the meeting should 
contact Tom Tracy no later than January 26, 2021.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) is 
a federal advisory committee that provides advice and recommendations 
to EPA's Office of Research and Development on technical and management 
issues of its research programs. The meeting agenda and materials will 
be posted to https://www.epa.gov/bosc.
    Proposed agenda items for the meeting include, but are not limited 
to, the following: review the HS and SSWR draft reports.
    Information on Services Available: For information on translation 
services, access, or services for individuals with disabilities, please 
contact Tom Tracy at (202) 564-6518 or [email protected].

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To request accommodation of a disability, please contact Tom Tracy at 
least ten days prior to the meeting to give the EPA adequate time to 
process your request.

(Authority: Pub. L. 92-463, 1, Oct. 6, 1972, 86 Stat. 770)

Mary Ross,
Director, Office of Science Advisor, Policy and Engagement.
[FR Doc. 2021-01206 Filed 1-19-21; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6560-50-P