[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 123 (Thursday, June 26, 2014)]
[Pages 36310-36311]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-14902]



[EPA-HQ-OPPT-2012-0460; FRL 9912-37-OEI]

Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and 
Approval; Comment Request; Correction of Misreported Chemical 
Substances on the Toxic Substances Control Act Chemical Substances 
Inventory (Renewal)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: EPA has submitted the following information collection request 
(ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and 
approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 
et seq.): Correction of Misreported Chemical Substances on the Toxic 
Substances Control Act (TSCA) Chemical Substances Inventory (EPA ICR 
No. 1741.07, OMB Control No. 2070-0145). EPA did not receive any 
comments in response to the previously provided public review 
opportunity issued in the Federal Register on November 29, 2013 (78 FR 
71603). With this submission, EPA is providing an additional 30 days 
for public comments. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person 
is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it 
displays a currently valid OMB control number.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before July 28, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments to (1) EPA, referencing Docket ID 
Number EPA-HQ-OPPT-2012-0460, online using http://www.regulations.gov 
(our preferred method) or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental 
Protection Agency, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., 
Washington, DC 20460, and (2) OMB, referencing OMB Desk Officer for EPA 
and OMB Control No. 2070-0145, via email to [email protected].
    EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included in the 
public docket without change including any personal information 
provided, unless the comment includes profanity, threats, information 
claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other 
information whose disclosure is restricted by statute.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pamela Myrick, Deputy Director, 
Environmental Assistance Division, Office of Pollution Prevention and 
Toxics, Mail code: 7408M, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202-554-
1404; fax number: 202-564-8251; email address: [email protected].

    Docket: The ICR, which explains in detail the information 
collection activities and the related burden and cost estimates, is 
summarized in this document and is available in the docket for this 
ICR. The docket can be viewed online at http://www.regulations.gov or 
in person at the EPA Docket Center, William Jefferson Clinton (WJC) 
West Building, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC. 
The telephone number for the Docket Center is 202-566-1744. For 
additional information about EPA's public docket, visit http://www.epa.gov/dockets.
    ICR Title: Correction of Misreported Chemical Substances on the 
Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Chemical Substances Inventory.
    ICR numbers: EPA ICR No. 1741.07, OMB Control No. 2070-0145.
    ICR status: The current OMB approval for this ICR is scheduled to 
expire on June 30, 2014. Under OMB regulations, the Agency may continue 
to conduct or sponsor the collection of information while this 
submission is pending at OMB.
    Abstract: Section 8(b) of TSCA requires EPA to compile and keep 
current an inventory of chemical substances in commerce, which is a 
listing of chemical substances manufactured, imported, and processed 
for commercial purposes in the United States. The purpose of the 
Inventory is to define, for the purpose of TSCA, what chemical 
substances exist in U.S. commerce. Since the Inventory thereby performs 
a regulatory function by distinguishing between existing chemicals and 
new chemicals, which TSCA regulates in different ways, it is imperative 
that the Inventory be accurate.
    However, from time to time, EPA or respondents discover that 
substances have been incorrectly described by reporting companies. 
Reported substances have been unintentionally misidentified as a result 
of simple typographical errors, the misidentification of substances, or 
the lack of sufficient technical or analytical information to 
characterize fully the exact chemical substances. EPA has developed 
guidelines (45 FR 50544, July 29, 1980) under which incorrectly 
described substances listed in the Inventory can be corrected. The 
correction mechanism ensures the accuracy of the Inventory without 
imposing an unreasonable burden on the chemical industry. Without the 
Inventory correction mechanism, a company that submitted incorrect 
information would have to file a pre-manufacture notification (PMN) 
under TSCA section 5 to place the correct chemical substance on the 
Inventory whenever the previously reported substance is found to be 
misidentified. This would impose a much greater burden on both EPA and 
the submitter than the existing correction mechanism. This information 
collection applies to reporting and recordkeeping activities associated 
with the correction of misreported chemical substances found on the 
TSCA Inventory.
    Respondents may claim all or part of a response confidential. EPA 
will disclose information that is covered by a claim of confidentiality 
only to the

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extent permitted by, and in accordance with, the procedures in TSCA 
section 14 and 40 CFR part 2.
    Form Numbers: EPA Form 7710-3C.
    Respondents/affected entities: Entities potentially affected by 
this action include manufacturers or importers of chemical substances, 
mixtures or categories listed on the TSCA Inventory and regulated under 
TSCA section 8, who had reported to EPA during the initial effort to 
establish the TSCA Inventory in 1979, and who need to make a correction 
to that submission.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Voluntary.
    Estimated number of respondents: 9.
    Frequency of response: On occasion.
    Total estimated burden: 20 hours per year. Burden is defined at 5 
CFR 1320.3(b).
    Total estimated cost: $1,265 per year, includes $0 annualized 
capital or operation and maintenance costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: There is no change in the number of hours 
in the total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR 
currently approved by OMB.

Spencer W. Clark,
Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. 2014-14902 Filed 6-25-14; 8:45 am]