Certain New Chemicals or Significant New Uses; Statements of Findings for January 2021, 23722-23723 [2021-09369]

Download as PDF 23722 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 84 / Tuesday, May 4, 2021 / Notices ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPPT–2021–0146; FRL–10021– 51] Certain New Chemicals or Significant New Uses; Statements of Findings for January 2021 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) requires EPA to publish in the Federal Register a statement of its findings after its review of TSCA 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. This document presents statements of findings made by EPA on TSCA notices during the period from January 1, 2021 to January 31, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For technical information contact: Rebecca Edelstein, New Chemicals Division (7405M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (202) 564–1667; email address: edelstein.rebecca@ 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. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: 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 January 1, 2021 to January 31, 2021. 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: Æ The chemical substance or significant new use presents an unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment; Æ 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; Æ 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 health or the environment; I. General Information Æ The chemical substance is or will A. Does this action apply to me? be produced in substantial quantities, and such substance either enters or may This action is directed to the public reasonably be anticipated to enter the in general. As such, the Agency has not environment in substantial quantities or attempted to describe the specific there is or may be significant or entities that this action may apply to. substantial human exposure to the Although others may be affected, this action applies directly to the submitters substance; or Æ The chemical substance or of the PMNs addressed in this action. significant new use is not likely to B. How can I get copies of this document present an unreasonable risk of injury to and other related information? health or the environment. Unreasonable risk findings must be The docket for this action, identified made without consideration of costs or by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPPT–2021–0146, is available other non-risk factors, including an unreasonable risk to a potentially at http://www.regulations.gov or at the exposed or susceptible subpopulation Office of Pollution Prevention and identified as relevant under the Toxics Docket (OPPT Docket), VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:13 May 03, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: Æ EPA case number assigned to the TSCA section 5(a) notice. Æ Chemical identity (generic name if the specific name is claimed as CBI). Æ 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). E:\FR\FM\04MYN1.SGM 04MYN1 23723 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 84 / Tuesday, May 4, 2021 / Notices EPA case No. Chemical identity J–20–0025 .......................................................... P–21–0012 ......................................................... P–20–0185 ......................................................... P–20–0107 ......................................................... J–20–0013, J–20–0014, J–20–0015, 0016, J–20–0017, J–20–0018. J–20– J–20–0005 .......................................................... Authority: 15 U.S.C. 2601 et seq. [FR Doc. 2021–09369 Filed 5–3–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P EXPORT-IMPORT BANK [Public Notice: 2021–6006] Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request Export-Import Bank of the United States. ACTION: Submission for OMB review and comments request. AGENCY: The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM), as a part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal Agencies to comment on the proposed information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Comments must be received on or before July 6, 2021 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted electronically on www.regulations.gov or by mail to Donna Schneider, Export-Import Bank of the United States, 811 Vermont Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20571. Form can be viewed at https:// www.exim.gov/sites/default/files/pub/ pending/eib10_03-1.pdf. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information, please Donna Schneider. 202–565–3612. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:13 May 03, 2021 Jkt 253001 Biofuel producing Saccharomyces cerevisiae https://www.epa.gov/reviewing-new-chemicalsmodified, genetically stable (Generic Name). under-toxic-substances-control-act-tsca/ tsca-section-5a3c-determination-494. Multialkylbicycloalkenyl substituted https://www.epa.gov/reviewing-new-chemicalspropanenitrile (Generic Name). under-toxic-substances-control-act-tsca/ tsca-section-5a3c-determination-493. Amines, C36-alkylenedi-, polymers with https://www.epa.gov/reviewing-new-chemicalsbicyclo[2.2.1]heptanedimethanamine, [5,5’under-toxic-substances-control-act-tsca/ biisobenzofuran]-1,1’,3,3’-tetrone and tsca-section-5a3c-determination-491. 3a,4,5,7atetrahydro-7-methyl-5-(tetrahydro2,5-dioxo-3-furanyl)-1,3-isobenzofurandione, maleated: CASRN 2414426–71–2. Carbimide, polyalkylenepolyarylene ester, https://www.epa.gov/reviewing-new-chemicalspolymer with 1,2-alkanediol, 2-alkoxyalkyl under-toxic-substances-control-act-tsca/ methacrylateand 3-(2-alkoxyalkyl)-2tsca-section-5a3c-determination-490. heterocycle-blocked (Generic Name). Strains of Escherichia coli modified with ge- https://www.epa.gov/reviewing-new-chemicalsnetically-stable, plasmid-borne DNA for the under-toxic-substances-control-act-tsca/ production of enzymes (Generic Names). tsca-section-5a3c-determination-489. Saccharomyces cerevisiae modified (Generic https://www.epa.gov/reviewing-new-chemicalsName). under-toxic-substances-control-act-tsca/ tsca-section-5a3c-determination-488. This collection of information is necessary, pursuant to 12 U.S.C. 635 (a)(1), to determine eligibility of the export sales for insurance coverage. The Report of Premiums Payable for Financial Institutions Only is used to determine the eligibility of the shipment(s) and to calculate the premium due to Ex-Im Bank for its support of the shipment(s) under its insurance program. ExportImport Bank customers will be able to submit this form on paper or electronically. By neutralizing the effect of export credit support offered by foreign governments and by absorbing credit risks that the private sector will not accept, EXIM enables U.S. exporters to compete fairly in foreign markets on the basis of price and product. Under the Working Capital Guarantee Program, EXIM provides repayment guarantees to lenders on secured, short-term working capital loans made to qualified exporters. The guarantee may be approved for a single loan or a revolving line of credit. In the event that a buyer defaults on a transaction insured by EXIM the insured exporter or lender may seek payment by the submission of a claim. Title and Form Number: EIB 10–03 Notice of Claim and Proof of Loss, Export Credit Insurance Policies. OMB Number: 3048–0033. Type of Review: Regular. Need and Use: This collection of information is necessary, pursuant to 12 U.S.C. 635(a)(1), to determine if such claim complies with the terms and conditions of the relevant insurance policy. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: April 6, 2021. Madison H. Le, Director, New Chemicals Division, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics. Website link PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Affected Public: This form affects entities involved in the export of U.S. goods and services. Annual Number of Respondents: 300. Estimated Time per Respondent: 60 minutes. Annual Burden Hours: 300 hours. Frequency of Reporting or Use: As needed to request claim payment. Government Expenses Reviewing Time per Year: 300 hours. Average Wages per Hour: $42.50. Average Cost per Year: $12,750. Benefits and Overhead: 20%. Total Government Cost: $15,300. Bassam Doughman, IT Specialist. [FR Doc. 2021–09389 Filed 5–3–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6690–01–P FEDERAL FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS EXAMINATION COUNCIL [Docket No. AS21–04] Appraisal Subcommittee Notice of Meeting Appraisal Subcommittee of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council. ACTION: Notice of Meeting. AGENCY: Description: In accordance with Section 1104 (b) of Title XI of the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989, as amended, notice is hereby given that the Appraisal Subcommittee (ASC) will meet in open session for a special meeting: Location: Due to the COVID–19 Pandemic, the meeting will be open to E:\FR\FM\04MYN1.SGM 04MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 84 (Tuesday, May 4, 2021)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPPT-2021-0146; FRL-10021-51]


Certain New Chemicals or Significant New Uses; Statements of 
Findings for January 2021

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) requires EPA to 
publish in the Federal Register a statement of its findings after its 
review of TSCA 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. This document presents statements of 
findings made by EPA on TSCA notices during the period from January 1, 
2021 to January 31, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 
    For technical information contact: Rebecca Edelstein, New Chemicals 
Division (7405M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, 
DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (202) 564-1667; email address: 
[email protected].
    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-2021-0146, 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 January 1, 2021 to January 31, 2021.

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:
    [cir] The chemical substance or significant new use presents an 
unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment;
    [cir] 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;
    [cir] 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;
    [cir] 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
    [cir] 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:
    [cir] EPA case number assigned to the TSCA section 5(a) notice.
    [cir] Chemical identity (generic name if the specific name is 
claimed as CBI).
    [cir] 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).

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        EPA case No.            Chemical identity       Website link
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J-20-0025...................  Biofuel producing     https://www.epa.gov/
                               Saccharomyces         reviewing-new-
                               cerevisiae            chemicals-under-
                               modified,             toxic-substances-
                               genetically stable    control-act-tsca/
                               (Generic Name).       tsca-section-5a3c-
                                                     determination-494.
P-21-0012...................  Multialkylbicycloalk  https://www.epa.gov/
                               enyl substituted      reviewing-new-
                               propanenitrile        chemicals-under-
                               (Generic Name).       toxic-substances-
                                                     control-act-tsca/
                                                     tsca-section-5a3c-
                                                     determination-493.
P-20-0185...................  Amines, C36-          https://www.epa.gov/
                               alkylenedi-,          reviewing-new-
                               polymers with         chemicals-under-
                               bicyclo[2.2.1]hepta   toxic-substances-
                               nedimethanamine,      control-act-tsca/
                               [5,5'-                tsca-section-5a3c-
                               biisobenzofuran]-     determination-491.
                               1,1',3,3'-tetrone
                               and
                               3a,4,5,7atetrahydro-
                               7-methyl-5-
                               (tetrahydro-2,5-
                               dioxo-3-furanyl)-
                               1,3-
                               isobenzofurandione,
                               maleated: CASRN
                               2414426-71-2.
P-20-0107...................  Carbimide,            https://www.epa.gov/
                               polyalkylenepolyary   reviewing-new-
                               lene ester, polymer   chemicals-under-
                               with 1,2-             toxic-substances-
                               alkanediol, 2-        control-act-tsca/
                               alkoxyalkyl           tsca-section-5a3c-
                               methacrylate- and 3-  determination-490.
                               (2-alkoxyalkyl)-2-
                               heterocycle-blocked
                               (Generic Name).
J-20-0013, J-20-0014, J-20-   Strains of            https://www.epa.gov/
 0015, J-20-0016, J-20-0017,   Escherichia coli      reviewing-new-
 J-20-0018.                    modified with         chemicals-under-
                               genetically-stable,   toxic-substances-
                               plasmid-borne DNA     control-act-tsca/
                               for the production    tsca-section-5a3c-
                               of enzymes (Generic   determination-489.
                               Names).
J-20-0005...................  Saccharomyces         https://www.epa.gov/
                               cerevisiae modified   reviewing-new-
                               (Generic Name).       chemicals-under-
                                                     toxic-substances-
                                                     control-act-tsca/
                                                     tsca-section-5a3c-
                                                     determination-488.
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    Authority: 15 U.S.C. 2601 et seq.

    Dated: April 6, 2021.
Madison H. Le,
Director, New Chemicals Division, Office of Pollution Prevention and 
Toxics.
[FR Doc. 2021-09369 Filed 5-3-21; 8:45 am]
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