Availability of Six Draft Toxicological Profiles, 40844-40845 [2021-16188]

Download as PDF jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 40844 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 143 / Thursday, July 29, 2021 / Notices respond to requests for consultation, and to support the site-specific response actions conducted by ATSDR, as otherwise necessary. DATES: Nominations from the Substance Priority List and/or additional substances must be received by August 30, 2021. ADDRESSES: You may submit nominations, identified by Docket No. ATSDR–2021–0006 by any of the following methods: • Internet: Access the Federal eRulemaking portal at 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– 2021–0006. Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and docket number for this notice. All relevant comments will be posted without change. This means that no confidential business information or other confidential information should be submitted in response to this notice. Refer to the section Submission of Nominations (below) for the specific information required. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information, please contact Kambria Haire, 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: 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) with regard to hazardous substances most commonly found at facilities on the CERCLA National Priorities List (NPL) (for more information, visit www.epa.gov/ superfund/superfund-nationalpriorities-list-npl. Among these statutory requirements is a mandate for the Administrator of ATSDR to prepare Toxicological Profiles for each substance included on the Substance Priority List. This list identifies 275 hazardous substances found at NPL sites that ATSDR and EPA have determined pose the most significant current potential threat to human health. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:19 Jul 28, 2021 Jkt 253001 Substances to be evaluated for Toxicological Profile development: Each year, ATSDR develops a list of substances to be considered for Toxicological Profile development. The nomination process includes consideration of all substances on ATSDR’s SPL, as well as other substances nominated by the public. For more information on ATSDR’s SPL, visit www.atsdr.cdc.gov/SPL/. Submission of nominations for Toxicological Profile development: This notice invites voluntary public nominations for substances included on the SPL and for substances not listed on the SPL. When nominating a non-SPL substance, please include the rationale for the nomination. ATSDR will evaluate data and information associated with nominated substances and will determine the final list of substances to be chosen for Toxicological Profile development. Substances will be chosen according to ATSDR’s specific guidelines for selection. These guidelines can be found in the Selection Criteria, which may be accessed at www.atsdr.cdc.gov/ toxprofiles/guidance/ATSDR_TP_ Selection%20Criteria.pdf. Donata Green, Acting Director, Office of Policy, Partnerships and Planning, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. [FR Doc. 2021–16195 Filed 7–28–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–70–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry [Docket No. ATSDR–2021–0005] Availability of Six Draft Toxicological Profiles Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). ACTION: Notice with comment period. AGENCY: 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 drafts of six updated Toxicological Profiles: Acetone, Aldrin/Dieldrin, Chlorophenols, 3,3Dichlorobenzidine, Disulfoton, and Pentachlorophenol. SUMMARY: Written comments must be received on or before October 27, 2021. DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 You may submit comments, identified by docket number ATSDR– 2021–0005, 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– 2021–0005. 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: Kambria Haire, 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 prepared drafts of six updated toxicological profiles based on availability of new health effects and other information since their initial release. 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 these six substances for review and potential inclusion in the profiles. ATSDR considers key studies for these substances during the profile development process. This notice solicits any relevant, additional studies. ATSDR will evaluate the quality and relevance of such data or studies for possible inclusion in the profile. ADDRESSES: 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 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 E:\FR\FM\29JYN1.SGM 29JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 143 / Thursday, July 29, 2021 / Notices 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 Profiles and may revise the profiles 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. ATSDR is also mandated to revise and publish updated toxicological profiles, as necessary, to reflect updated health effects and other information. 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. Public nominations for substances from the SPL (or other substances)for toxicological profile development were requested on April 18, 2018 (83FR17177–17178). ATSDR has now prepared drafts of six updated toxicological profiles based on availability of new health effects and VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:19 Jul 28, 2021 Jkt 253001 other information since their initial release. Availability The Draft Toxicological Profiles are available online at http:// www.atsdr.cdc.gov/ToxProfiles and at www.regulations.gov, Docket No. ATSDR–2021–0005. 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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

[Docket No. ATSDR-2021-0005]


Availability of Six Draft Toxicological Profiles

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 drafts of six updated 
Toxicological Profiles: Acetone, Aldrin/Dieldrin, Chlorophenols, 3,3-
Dichlorobenzidine, Disulfoton, and Pentachlorophenol.

DATES: Written comments must be received on or before October 27, 2021.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number ATSDR-
2021-0005, 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-2021-0005.
    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: Kambria Haire, 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 prepared drafts of six updated 
toxicological profiles based on availability of new health effects and 
other information since their initial release. 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 these six substances for review and 
potential inclusion in the profiles. ATSDR considers key studies for 
these substances during the profile development process. This notice 
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 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

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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 Profiles and may revise the 
profiles 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. ATSDR is also mandated to revise and 
publish updated toxicological profiles, as necessary, to reflect 
updated health effects and other information.
    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. Public nominations for substances from the SPL 
(or other substances)for toxicological profile development were 
requested on April 18, 2018 (83FR17177-17178).
    ATSDR has now prepared drafts of six updated toxicological profiles 
based on availability of new health effects and other information since 
their initial release.

Availability

    The Draft Toxicological Profiles are available online at http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/ToxProfiles and at www.regulations.gov, Docket No. 
ATSDR-2021-0005.

Donata Green,
Acting Director, Office of Policy, Planning and Partnerships, Agency 
for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.
[FR Doc. 2021-16188 Filed 7-28-21; 8:45 am]
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