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Extension of Comment Period for the Availability of the IRIS Assessment Plan for Naphthalene

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AGENCY:

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION:

Notice; extension of comment period.

SUMMARY:

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is extending the public comment period for the document titled, “Availability of the IRIS Assessment Plan for Naphthalene.” The original Federal Register document announcing the public comment period was published on July 5, 2018 (83 FR 31388). With this extension, the comment period ends on September 5, 2018. The public science webinar will still be convened on August 23, 2018.

DATES:

The public comment period began on July 5, 2018, and is being extended to September 5, 2018. Comments must be received on or before September 5, 2018.

ADDRESSES:

The “Availability of the IRIS Assessment Plan for Naphthalene” is available via the internet on IRIS' website at https://cfpub.epa.gov/​ncea/​iris2/​chemicalLanding.cfm?​substance_​nmbr=​436 and in the public docket at http://www.regulations.gov, Docket ID: EPA-HQ-ORD-2014-0527.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

For information on the public comment period, contact the ORD Docket at the EPA Headquarters Docket Center; telephone: 202-566-1752; facsimile: 202-566-9744; or email: Docket_ORD@epa.gov.

For technical information on the draft IRIS Assessment Plan for naphthalene, contact Dr. James Avery, NCEA; Start Printed Page 38140telephone: 202-564-1494; or email: avery.james@epa.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

How to Submit Technical Comments to the Docket at http://www.regulations.gov.

Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2014-0527 for naphthalene, by one of the following methods:

  • www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments.
  • Email: Docket_ORD@epa.gov.
  • Fax: 202-566-9744.
  • Mail: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA Docket Center (ORD Docket), Mail Code: 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20460. The phone number is 202-566-1752.
  • Hand Delivery: The ORD Docket is located in the EPA Headquarters Docket Center, EPA West Building, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20229.

The EPA Docket Center 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. Deliveries are only accepted during the docket's normal hours of operation, and special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information. If you provide comments by mail or hand delivery, please submit three copies of the comments. For attachments, provide an index, number pages consecutively with the comments, and submit an unbound original and three copies.

Instructions: Direct your comments to docket number EPA-HQ-ORD-2014-0527 for naphthalene. Please ensure that your comments are submitted within the specified comment period. Comments received after the closing date will be marked “late,” and may only be considered if time permits. It is EPA's policy to include all comments it receives in the public docket without change and to make the comments available online at www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, unless a comment includes information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information for which disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information through www.regulations.gov or email that you consider to be CBI or otherwise protected. The www.regulations.gov website is an “anonymous access” system, which means EPA will not know your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an email comment directly to EPA without going through www.regulations.gov, your email address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the public docket and made available on the internet. If you submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you include your name and other contact information in the body of your comment and with any disk or CD-ROM you submit. If EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid the use of special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses. For additional information about EPA's public docket visit the EPA Docket Center homepage at www.epa.gov/​epahome/​dockets.htm.

Docket: Documents in the docket are listed in the www.regulations.gov index. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, e.g., CBI or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other materials, such as copyrighted material, are publicly available only in hard copy. Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically in www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the ORD Docket in the EPA Headquarters Docket Center.

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Dated: July 24, 2018.

James Avery,

Acting Deputy Division Director,Integrated Risk Information System, National Center for Environmental Assessment.

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[FR Doc. 2018-16686 Filed 8-2-18; 8:45 am]

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