[Federal Register Volume 66, Number 126 (Friday, June 29, 2001)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 34546-34548]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 01-16457]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 9

[OPPTS-00310; FRL-6771-7]


OMB Approvals Under the Paperwork Reduction Act; Technical 
Amendment

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This document updates EPA's table of OMB control numbers. 
These OMB control numbers are issued by the Office of Management Budget 
(OMB) under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) for regulations 
containing information collection requirements. This technical 
amendment adds new approvals published in the Federal Register since 
July 1, 2000, removes expired and terminated approvals.

DATES: This rule is effective June 29, 2001.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For general information contact: 
Barbara Cunningham, Director, Environmental Assistance Division, Office 
of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (7408), Environmental Protection 
Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone 
number: (202) 554-1404; e-mail address: TSCA-Hotline@epa.gov.
    For technical information contact: Patricia Johnson, Regulatory 
Coordination Staff (7101), Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic 
Substances, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., 
NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 260-2893; e-mail 
address: johnson.patriciaa@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. General Information

A. Does this Action Apply to Me?

    This action is directed to the public in general. This action may, 
however, be of interest to those persons who are concerned about OMB 
approval for information collections required by EPA regulations. Since 
other entities may also be interested, the Agency has not attempted to 
describe all the specific entities that may be affected by this action. 
If you have any questions regarding the applicability of this action to 
a particular entity, consult the technical person listed under FOR 
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

B. How Can I Get Additional Information, Including Copies of this 
Document and Other Related Documents?

    You may obtain electronic copies of this document, and certain 
other related documents that might be available electronically, from 
the EPA Internet Home Page at http://www.epa.gov/. To access this 
document, on the Home Page select ``Laws and Regulations,'' 
``Regulations and Proposed Rules,'' and then look up the entry for this 
document under the ``Federal Register--Environmental Documents.'' You 
can also go directly to the Federal Register listings at http://
www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/. A frequently updated electronic version of 40 
CFR part 9 is available at http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/
cfrhtml_00/Title_40/40cfr9_00.html, a beta site currently under 
development.

II. Background

A. Why is this Technical Amendment Being Issued?

    This document updates the OMB control numbers listed in 40 CFR part 
9 for various actions published in the Federal Register since July 1, 
2000, and issued under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) (15 
U.S.C. 2601)

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and the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) (7 
U.S.C. 136 et seq.). EPA will continue to present OMB control numbers 
in a consolidated table format in 40 CFR part 9 of the Agency's 
regulations. The table lists Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 
citations with reporting, recordkeeping, or other information 
collection requirements that require OMB approval under the PRA (44 
U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), and the current OMB control numbers. This listing 
of the OMB control numbers and their subsequent codification in the CFR 
satisfies the requirements of the PRA and OMB's implementing 
regulations at 5 CFR part 1320.

B. Why is this Technical Amendment Issued as a Final Rule?

    Under PRA, the information collection requirements included in this 
document were previously subject to public notice and comment prior to 
OMB approval, either as part of the OMB approval process or as part of 
a rulemaking. Therefore, EPA finds that publication of a proposed rule 
is unnecessary and would waste public tax dollars. This technical 
amendment is effective upon publication under the ``good cause'' clause 
found in section 553(b)(3)(B) of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) 
(5 U.S.C. 553(b)(3)(B)) which allows a regulatory action to become 
final without prior notice and comment.

III. Regulatory Assessment Requirements

    Because this action is not economically significant as defined by 
section 3(f) of Executive Order 12866, this action is not subject to 
Executive Order 13045, entitled Protection of Children from 
Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks (62 FR 19885, April 23, 
1997).
    This action will not result in environmental justice related issues 
and does not therefore, require special consideration under Executive 
Order 12898, entitled Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice 
in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations (59 FR 7629, 
February 16, 1994).
    Since the Agency has made a ``good cause'' finding that this action 
is not subject to notice-and-comment requirements under the APA or any 
other statute (see Unit II.B.), this action is not subject to the 
regulatory flexibility provisions of the Regulatory Flexibility Act 
(RFA) (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.), or to sections 202 and 205 of the 
Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (UMRA) (Public Law 104-4). In 
addition, this action does not significantly or uniquely affect small 
governments or impose a significant intergovernmental mandate, as 
described in sections 203 and 204 of UMRA. This rule will not have 
substantial direct effects on the States, on the relationship between 
the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power 
and responsibilities among the various levels of government, as 
specified in Executive Order 13132, entitled Federalism (64 FR 43255, 
August 10, 1999). Similarly, this rule will not have substantial direct 
effects on tribal governments, on the relationship between the Federal 
government and Indian tribes, or on the distribution of power and 
responsibilities between the Federal government and Indian tribes, as 
specified in Executive Order 13175, entitled Consultation and 
Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments (65 FR 67249, November 6, 
2000).
    This action does not involve any technical standards that require 
the Agency's consideration of voluntary consensus standards pursuant to 
section 12(d) of the National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act 
of 1995 (NTTAA), Public Law 104-113, section 12(d) (15 U.S.C. 272 
note).
    This rule does not contain any information collection requirements 
that require review and approval by OMB pursuant to the PRA. The 
collection activities associated with the OMB control numbers contained 
in this document have already been approved by OMB.
    In issuing this rule, EPA has taken the necessary steps to 
eliminate drafting errors and ambiguity, minimize potential litigation, 
and provide a clear legal standard for affected conduct, as required by 
section 3 of Executive Order 12988, entitled Civil Justice Reform (61 
FR 4729, February 7, 1996).
    As a technical amendment to the CFR, the requirements of Executive 
Order 12630, entitled Governmental Actions and Interference with 
Constitutionally Protected Property Rights (53 FR 8859, March 15, 
1988), which requires an agency to examine the takings implications of 
a rule in accordance with the ``Attorney General's Supplemental 
Guidelines for the Evaluation of Risk and Avoidance of Unanticipated 
Takings'' issued under the Executive Order, does not apply to this 
action.
    This rule is not subject to Executive Order 13211, entitled Actions 
Concerning Regulations That Significantly Affect Energy Supply, 
Distribution, or Use (66 FR 28355, May 22, 2001), because this action 
is not a significant regulatory action under Executive Order 12866.

IV. Submission to Congress and the Comptroller General

    The Congressional Review Act (CRA), 5 U.S.C. 801 et seq., as added 
by the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996, 
generally provides that before a rule may take effect, the agency 
promulgating the rule must submit a rule report, which includes a copy 
of the rule, to each House of the Congress and to the Comptroller 
General of the United States. CRA section 808 allows the issuing agency 
to make a rule effective sooner than otherwise provided by the CRA if 
the agency makes a good cause finding that notice and public procedure 
is impracticable, unnecessary or contrary to the public interest. This 
determination must be supported by a brief statement (5 U.S.C. 808(2)). 
As stated previously, EPA has made such a good cause finding, including 
the reasons therefore, and established an effective date of June 29, 
2001. EPA will submit a report containing this rule and other required 
information to the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, and 
the Comptroller General of the United States prior to publication of 
this rule in the Federal Register. This rule is not a ``major rule'' as 
defined by 5 U.S.C. 804(2).

List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 9

    Environmental protection, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

    Dated: June 26, 2001.
Susan B. Hazen,
Acting Assistant Administrator for Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic 
Substances.
    Therefore, 40 CFR chapter I is amended as follows:

PART 9--[AMENDED]

    1. The authority citation for part 9 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 7 U.S.C. 135 et seq., 136-136y; 15 U.S.C. 2001, 2003, 
2005, 2006, 2601-2671; 21 U.S.C. 331j, 346a, 348; 31 U.S.C. 9701; 33 
U.S.C. 1251 et seq., 1311, 1313d, 1314, 1318, 1321, 1326, 1330, 
1342, 1344, 1345 (d) and (e), 1361; E.O. 11735, 38 FR 21243, 3 CFR, 
1971-1975 Comp. p. 973; 42 U.S.C. 241, 242b, 243, 246, 300f, 300g, 
300g-1, 300g-2, 300g-3, 300g-4, 300g-5, 300g-6, 300j-1, 300j-2, 
300j-3, 300j-4, 300j-9, 1857 et seq., 6901-6992k, 7401-7671q, 7542, 
9601-9657, 11023, 11048.


    2. In Sec. 9.1, the table is amended by adding the entry listed 
below under the heading indicated.


Sec. 9.1  OMB approvals under the Paperwork Reduction Act.

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                                                            OMB control
                     40 CFR citation                            No.
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               Significant New Uses of Chemical Substances
 
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721.303.................................................       2070-0012
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721.333.................................................       2070-0012
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721.480.................................................       2070-0012
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721.545.................................................       2070-0012
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721.632.................................................       2070-0012
721.633.................................................       2070-0012
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721.1085................................................       2070-0012
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721.2121................................................       2070-0012
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721.2265................................................       2070-0012
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721.3710................................................       2070-0012
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721.3810................................................       2070-0012
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721.3820................................................       2070-0012
721.3821................................................       2070-0012
721.3830................................................       2070-0012
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721.3850................................................       2070-0012
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721.4365................................................       2070-0012
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721.4461................................................       2070-0012
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721.4565................................................       2070-0012
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721.4610................................................       2070-0012
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721.5284................................................       2070-0012
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721.5378................................................       2070-0012
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721.5585................................................       2070-0012
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721.5912................................................       2070-0012
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721.5914................................................       2070-0012
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721.5985................................................       2070-0012
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721.6180................................................       2070-0012
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721.6196................................................       2070-0012
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721.6479................................................       2070-0012
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721.6493................................................       2070-0012
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721.6515................................................       2070-0012
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721.8657................................................       2070-0012
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721.9484................................................       2070-0012
721.9485................................................       2070-0012
721.9486................................................       2070-0012
721.9487................................................       2070-0012
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721.9514................................................       2070-0012
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721.9535................................................       2070-0012
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721.9670................................................       2070-0012
721.9671................................................       2070-0012
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