[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 19 (Thursday, January 29, 2015)]
[Page 4915]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-01600]



[EPA-HQ-OPPT-2013-0721; FRL 9922-18-OEI ]

Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and 
Approval; Comment Request; Partial Update of the TSCA Sec. 8(b) 
Inventory Data Base, Production and Site Reports (Chemical Data 

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an 
information collection request (ICR), ``Partial Update of the TSCA Sec. 
8(b) Inventory Data Base, Production and Site Reports (Chemical Data 
Reporting)'' (EPA ICR No. 1884.08, OMB Control No. 2070-0162) 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.). 
This is a proposed revision of the ICR, which is currently approved 
through January 31, 2015. Public comments were previously requested via 
the Federal Register (79 FR 29442) on May 22, 2014, during a 60-day 
comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public 
comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its 
estimated burden and cost to the public. 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: Additional comments may be submitted on or before March 2, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA-HQ-
OPPT-2013-0721, to (1) EPA online using http://www.regulations.gov (our 
preferred method), by email to [email protected], or by mail to: EPA 
Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460, and (2) OMB via email to 
[email protected]. Address comments to OMB Desk Officer for 
    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: Colby Lintner, Environmental 
Assistance Division, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Mail 
code: 7408-M, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. 
NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202-554-1404; fax number: 
202-564-8251; email address: [email protected].

    Supporting documents that explain in detail the information that 
the EPA will be collecting are available in the public docket for this 
ICR. The docket can be viewed online at http://www.regulations.gov or 
in person at the EPA Docket Center, WJC West, 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.
    Abstract: The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) requires EPA to 
compile and keep current a complete list of chemical substances 
manufactured or processed in the United States. EPA updates this 
inventory of chemicals every four years by requiring manufacturers, 
processors and importers to provide production volume, plant site 
information and site-limited status information. This information 
allows EPA to identify what chemicals are or are not currently in 
commerce and to take appropriate regulatory action as necessary. EPA 
also uses the information for screening chemicals for risks to human 
health or the environment, for priority-setting efforts, and for 
exposure estimates. This ICR addresses the collection of inventory-
related information. 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 extent permitted by, and in accordance 
with, the procedures in TSCA section 14 and 40 CFR part 2.
    Form Numbers: EPA Form 7740-8.
    Respondents/affected entities: Entities potentially affected by 
this action include companies that manufacture, process or import 
chemical substances, mixtures or categories.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Mandatory; see 40 CFR part 711.
    Estimated number of respondents: 4,991 (total).
    Frequency of response: Once every four years.
    Total estimated burden: 789,203 hours per year. Burden is defined 
at 5 CFR 1320.03(b).
    Total estimated cost: $52,059,120 per year, includes $0 annualized 
capital or operation and maintenance costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: There is a net increase of 315,080 hours 
in the total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR 
currently approved by OMB. This increase reflects a number of factors, 
which are detailed in the supporting statement. This change involves 
both program changes and adjustments.

Courtney Kerwin,
Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. 2015-01600 Filed 1-28-15; 8:45 am]