[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 204 (Friday, October 21, 2016)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 72759]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-25440]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Parts 720, 721, and 723

[EPA-HQ-OPPT-2014-0650; FRL-9952-69]


Significant New Uses of Chemical Substances; Updates to the 
Hazard Communication Program and Regulatory Framework; Minor Amendments 
To Reporting Requirements for Premanufacture Notices; Reopening of 
Comment Period

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Proposed rule; Reopening of comment period.

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SUMMARY: In the Federal Register of July 28, 2016, EPA proposed to 
amend the hazard communication program and aspects of the regulatory 
framework for significant new uses of chemical substances and reporting 
requirements for premanufacture notices under the Toxic Substances 
Control Act. This document reopens the comment period for 30 days. A 
commenter requested additional time to submit written comments for the 
proposed rule. EPA believes that the request is reasonable and is 
therefore reopening the comment period in order to give all interested 
persons the opportunity to comment fully.

DATES: The comment period for the proposed rule published on July 28, 
2016 (81 FR 49598) (FRL-9944-47) is reopened. Comments, identified by 
docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPPT-2014-0650 must be 
received on or before November 21, 2016.

ADDRESSES: As specified in the Federal Register document of July 28, 
2016 (81 FR 49598) (FRL-9944-47), submit your comments, identified by 
docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPPT-2014-0650, by one of the 
following methods:
    [ssquf] Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Do not submit 
electronically any information you consider to be Confidential Business 
Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted 
by statute.
    [ssquf] Mail: Document Control Office (7407M), Office of Pollution 
Prevention and Toxics (OPPT), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001.
    [ssquf] Hand Delivery: To make special arrangements for hand 
deliver or delivery of boxed information, please follow the 
instructions at: http://www.epa.gov/dockets/contacts.html. Additional 
instructions on commenting or visiting the docket, along with more 
information about dockets generally, is available at http://www.epa.gov/dockets.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    This document reopens the public comment period established in the 
Federal Register document of July 28, 2016 (81 FR 49598) (FRL-9944-47). 
In that document, EPA proposed amendments to the hazard communication 
program and regulatory framework for significant new uses of chemical 
substances and reporting requirements for premanufacture notices. EPA 
is hereby reopening the comment period for 30 days.
    To submit comments, or access the docket, please follow the 
detailed instructions provided under ADDRESSES in the Federal Register 
document of July 28, 2016. If you have questions, consult the technical 
person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

List of Subjects in 40 CFR Parts 720, 721, and 723

    Environmental protection, Chemicals, Hazardous materials, 
Recordkeeping, and Reporting requirements.

    Dated: October 7, 2016.
Jeff Morris,
Acting Director, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics.
[FR Doc. 2016-25440 Filed 10-20-16; 8:45 am]
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