[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 89 (Friday, May 8, 2015)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 26518-26519]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-11215]



40 CFR Part 704

[EPA-HQ-OPPT-2010-0572; FRL-9926-86]

Chemical Substances When Manufactured or Processed as Nanoscale 
Materials; TSCA Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements; Notice of 
Public Meeting

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.


SUMMARY: EPA is holding a public meeting during the comment period of 
the proposed rule that published in the Federal Register of April 6, 
2015, which involved proposed reporting and recordkeeping requirements 
for certain chemical substances when they are manufactured or processed 
at the nanoscale. Specifically, that proposal involves one-time 
reporting for existing nanoscale materials and one-time reporting for 
new discrete nanoscale materials before they are manufactured or 
processed. As stated in that proposed rule, the public meeting will 
provide an opportunity for further discussion of the proposed 
requirements and is intended to facilitate comments on all aspects of 
that proposed rule, especially comments on specific issues as 
identified in the proposed rule.

DATES: The meeting will be held on June 11, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. to 
4:00 p.m. Requests to participate in the meeting must be received on or 
before June 1, 2015.
    To request accommodation of a disability, please contact the 
technical person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATON CONTACT, 
preferably at least 10 days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much 
time as possible to process your request.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the East William Jefferson 
Clinton Building, Room 1153, 1201 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For technical information contact: Jim 
Alwood, Chemical Control Division (7405M), Office of Pollution 
Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: 
(202) 564-8974; 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].


I. What is the topic of this public meeting?

    In the Federal Register issue of April 6, 2015 (80 FR 18330; FRL-
9920-90), EPA proposed reporting and recordkeeping requirements for 
certain chemical substances when they are manufactured or processed at 
the nanoscale. EPA is seeking public comment on all aspects of the 
proposed rule. In addition, EPA is especially interested in comments 
pertaining to the following specific issues identified in Unit V. of 
the proposed rule:

1. Identifying the chemical substances that would be subject to 
2. Distinguishing between nanoscale forms of a reportable chemical 
3. Reporting discrete forms at least 135 days before commencement of 
manufacture or processing.
4. Considerations for the Agency's economic analysis.
5. Electronic reporting.
6. Consideration of potential future rulemaking regarding periodic 

II. How can I request to participate in this meeting?

    Requests to participate in this meeting, as well as any requests 
for accommodation of a disability, should be submitted directly to the 
technical person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Do not 
submit any information in your request that is considered Confidential 
Business Information (CBI), and do not submit any comments. Such 
requests must be received on or before June 1, 2015.
    Please remember that your comments must be submitted in accordance 
with the instructions in the proposed rule; must be identified by 
docket ID number EPA-HQ-OPPT-2010-0572; and must be received on or 
before July 6, 2015.

III. How can I access the docket for the Proposed Rule?

    The docket for the proposed rule, identified by docket 
identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPPT-2010-0572, 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

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information about the docket available at http://www.epa.gov/dockets.

    Authority: 15 U.S.C. 2607(a).

    Dated: May 4, 2015.
Maria J. Doa,
Director, Chemical Control Division, Office of Pollution Prevention and 
[FR Doc. 2015-11215 Filed 5-7-15; 8:45 am]