Federal Kegisttr  / Vol. 62. No> 12O / UtoAy. June 23.  1997 /
methyl: (methyl 5-((4,6-dimethoxy-2-
pyrimidinyDamino] carbon-
ylaminosulfonyl-3-chloro-lrmethyl-lH-
pyrazole-4-carboxylate), in or on the raw
agricultural commodity sweet corn.
sweet corn (kernel plus cobs withhusks
removed) at 0.1 ppm, **** ^"p ™ f8®,.
at 0.5 ppm and sweet corn fodder/stover
at 1.5 ppm and pop corn gram at 0.1
ppm and pop com stoveryfodder at 1.5
 ppm. EPA has determined that the
 Petition contains data or information
 Swarding the elements set forth in
 section408(d)(2); however. EPA has not
 fully evaluated the sufficieny of the
 submitted data at this time or whether
 the data supports granting of the  	
 petition. Additional data may be needed
 before EPA rules on the Pftoon.^
   The proposed analytical method for
 determining residues.is by gas
 chromatography with an electron-
 'capture detection.                •
   EPA, as mentioned above, is in tto
  process of evaluating the petition. With
  one exception, me summary for FP
  6F4661 is identical to the summary^of
  PP 6F4620 as outlined above, therefore
  it is not restated. With regards to the
  exception, the sugarcane residues study
  discussed in the first paragraph, last
  sentence of Unit Aof tbjW 6F4620
  summary was not included in the PP
   6F4661 summary.
   (FR Doc. 97-16355 Filed 6-20-97; 8:45 ami
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   ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
   AGENCY

   [FRU-6845-81

   Notice of Availability of ^J® iMnf_
   Minimization Software and Documents

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection
    Agency.
    ACTION: Notice of availability for public
    comment of a draft software package
    and other draft documents pertaining to
     priorities for waste minimization.

     SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection
     Agency (EPA) is announcing the
     availability of a beta-test version.*&
     software package which will prioritize
     chemicals according to then-
     persistence, bioaccumulation. toxicity,
     Ld quantity; a draft list of chemical
     derivedirom the software and ranted
     according to persistence,
     bioaccumulation, and toxicity; and a
     crosswalk identifying which RCRA
     waste codes are likely to contain these
     chemicals. These materials havebeen
      prepared in order to assist hazardous
      *   ,.   	i— MMravmmont 90RT1C1I
preparea in UIVUM «j «o«»»«»» -•—  .
waste generators, government agencies,
technical assistance centers, and others
involved in waste minimization in
making progress towards the goals of
EPA's 1994 Waste Minimization
National Plan, which calls for a fifty
percent reduction in the presence of toe
most persistent bioaecumulative and
toxic chemicals in hazardous wastes by
the year 2005.
DATES: Written comments will be
received by August 7.1997 to the
addreaseebelow.
ADDRESSES: Please send an original and
two copies of coinment»,wferencuig
 docket number F-97-MPCA-FFFFF.to:
 RCRA Docket Information Center. Office
 of Solid Waste (53OSG), U.S.
 Environmental Protection Agency
 Headquarters (EPA, HOJ, 401M Street,
 SW. Washington, DC 20460. Hand
 deliveries of comments should bejaade
 to the Arlington. VA. addre»usted
 below Comments may-also be
 submitted electronically by sending
 electronic mail through th« Internet to:
 rcra-docketeepamail.epa.gov.
 Comments in electronic format should
  also be identified by tie docket number
  F-97-MPCA-FFFFF. All electronic
  comments must be submitted as an
  ASCH file avoiding the use of special
  characters and any form of encryption.
    Commenters should1 not submit
  electronically any confidential bustaess
  information (CBI). An original and two
  copies of CBI must be submitted under
  separate cover to: RCRA CBI Document
  Control Officer, Office of Solid Waste
   (5305W), U.S. EPA. 401M Street. SW,
   Washington, DC 20460.
     Public comments and supporting
   materials are available for viewing in
   the RCRA Information Center W&'r
   located at Crystal Gateway I, First Floor,
   1235 Jefferson Davis Highway,
   Sngton, V A. The MC is open from 9
   £mVto 4  p.m., Monday throagh Friday.
    excluding federal holidays. To review
    docket materials, it is recommended
    that the public make an appointment by
    caUin* (7034 603-9230. The public may
    copy a maximum of 100 pages from any
    regulatory docket at no charge.
    Additional copies cost $0.15/page.
      Copies of the software package and
     the documents citSd in this notice can
     be obtained by calling the RCRA/
     iupert^d/CERCLA Hotline at (80O)
     424-9346, TDD (800) 553-7672 (hearing
     impaired), or (703) 412-981O in the
     Washington, DC metropolitan area, from
     9a.m. until 6p.m. Eastern time.
       The software package and documents
     are also available in electronic format on
     the Internet and can b« obtained by
     accessing:
     WWW: http://wwvr.epa.gov/epaoswer/
       hazwaste/minimize.
      FTP: ftp.epa/gov
                                                                    Login: anonymous
                                                                    Password: your Internet address
                                                                      Files are located in /pub/gopher/
                                                                    OSWRCRA.
                                                                                                      ) in
UOVvl\l4C\n.
FOR FURTHER ^FORMATION COKTACT: For
general questions pertaining to waste
minimization, specific aspects of this
notice, or information on public
meetings to discuss comments, contact
toe RCRA/Superfund/EPCRA Hotline at
toe telephone numbers cited above, or
US Environmental Protection Agency,
Office of Solid Waste, Waste
Minimization Branch, 401M Street,
SW., '(5302W). Washington, DC 20460;
telephone: (703) 308-8402, fax: (703)
 308-8433.
 SUPPtEMEMTARY INFOfaftATTON:

 L Background
   In November 1994, EPA.released toe
 Waste Minimization National Plan
 (National Plan, WMNP). The National
 Plan focuses on reducing the generation
 and-subsequent release to toe
 environment of toe most persistent,
 bioaecumulative, and toxic chemicals in
 hazardous wastes, and establishes three
 goals:
    (1) To reduce, as a nation, the
 presence of the most persistent,
 bioaecumulative, and toxic chemicals ii
  hazardous wastes by 25 percent by toe
  year 2000 and by 50 percent by toe year
  2005.
    (2) To avoid transferring these
  chemicals across environmental media.
    (3) To ensure that these chemicals are
  reduced at their source whenever
  possible, or. when not possible, that
  they are recycled in an environmentally
  sound manner.
     Persistent chemicals do not readily
   break down once they are released into
   toe environment Bioaecumulative
   chemicals tend to accumulate in plant
   and animal tissues. Toxic chemicals
   have toe potential to harm ecological
   systems or adversely impact human
   health (e.g., can cause cancer,^
    reproductive, andmutagemc health
    effects). These three characteristics of
    chemicals are considered important
    determinants of toe human health and
    environmental risks associated with
    environmental releases, or potential
    releases, or chemicals. Chemicals that
    are persistent bioaecumulative. and
    toxicT therefore, have toe potential to
    accumulate in toe environment and
    cause harm to human health and the
    environment even when released in
    ^aall amounts. The National Plan seeks
    a voluntary reduction of ^ese  chemicals
     ta hazardous waste so as to reduce toe
     potential for future harm to human
     health and the environment.

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  During development of the Waste
Minimization National Plan,
stakeholders indicated a need for
assistance in setting waste minimization
priorities, specifically, the need for a
JilUilUBa* oypv<****.«" »«j r ——	
flexible screening tool to prioritize
waste minimization activities. EPA
committed in the National Plan to    .
developing a software tool which would
help establish waste minimisation
priorities based on the inherent hazard
of chemicals based on characteristics ot
chemical* in wastes as generated,
specifically oa persistenca,
bioaccumulation, and toxicity
characteristics of chemicals in
hazardous wastes, as well as chemical
quantity. EPA will also use the software
tool to establish national waste
 minimization priorities by selecting
 certain chemicals and measuring
 national reductions in the presence of
 these chemicals in hazardous wastes.
   Today's notice announces me
 availability of: (1) The Draft Waste
 Minimization Prioritization Tool, a
 software package which ranks chemicals
 according to persistence,
 bioaccumulation. and toxicity, and
 allows users to add chemical quantity
 data into the ranking process; (2) The
 Draft User's Guide and System
 BocTunentation: (3) The Draft Pnontized
 Chemical List, a list of chemicals that
  have gone through the persistence,
  bioaccumulation, and toxicity
  Prioritization process and their relative
  Likings; and (4) The Draft Chemical/
  RCRA Waste Code Crosswalk, a
  crosswalk of RCRA hazardous waste
  codes and the chemicals they are likely
  to contain.
decreasing). EPA added a larger subset
of chemicals found in hazardous wastes
into the software's database and made
other modifications to make the Use
Cluster Scoring System more useful as
a waste minimization prioritizatipn tool.
  The persistence, bioaccumulation,
toxicity, and quantity scoring algorithm
is the primary component of the Waste
Minimization Prioritization TooL The
scoring algorithm assigns chemical-
specific scores based on ma chemicals'
potential to pose risk to human health
and aquatic ecosystems. The scoring
algorithm is a screening tool and is not
 intended to be used as a substitute for
 detailed risk analysis. The FrioriiizatioB
 Tool provides a relative risk ranking of
 chemicals rather man an absolute
 measure of risk (i.e., it provide* a
 chemical score or ranking that indicates
 potential concerns relative to other
 scored chemicals);
   Four factors were used to develop tne
 overall chemical score: Human toxicity
  (including cancer and non^cancer
  effects): human exposure potential
  (based on persistence and       ^
  bioaccumulation potential); ecological
  toxicity (determined by aquatic
  toxicity); and ecological exposure
  potential (based on the same score*
  persistence and bioaccumulation
  potential scores as for human exposure
  potential). Sub-scores of 1 (lowest). 2,or
  3(highest) are assigned for each of tE6
  components based on an evaluation of
  chemical data and then summed to
  create an overall score ranging from 18
  (highest) to 6 (lowest). For example,
  dioxin is assigned a score of 18 as
  follows:
                                                                          Prioritization Tool to generate a Draft
                                                                          Prioritized Chemical List, discussed
                                                                          below. The software also includes
                                                                          partial data seta for an additional 3800
                                                                          chemimls.
   H. Waste Minimization Prioritization
   Tool
     The Prioritization Tool is a Windows-
   based computer program that houses-
   available persistence, bioaccumuLmon.
   and human and ecological toxicity date
   and provides a relative ranking of nearly
   900 chemicals based on their
   persistence, bioaccumulation. and
   toxicity scores. The software also allows
   users to import their own data on
   chemical quantities for use in the
    scoring algorithm.
    A, Scoring Aspects of the Prioritization
    Tool
      The Waste Minimization
    Prioritization Tool was developed by
    modifying the Use Cluster Scoring
    System, which EPA's Office of Pollution
    Prevention and Toxics developed as a
    screening mechanism to rank the
     relative risk of chemicals that am
     substitute for one another within certain
     chemical and technology USB,ca.te80"ea8,
     (e g.. solvents that can be used for metal
                                          237 g-TefracWorodibenzo-p-
                                           '  '       dioxin
                                        Human Health Ri* Potential:
                                          Persistence.—	-	
                                          Bioaccumulation	-
                                          Human Toxidty 	—	
                                        Ecological Risk Potenfcal:
                                          Persistence	-	
                                          Bioaccumutottoo			
                                          Aquatic Toxicity —	
                                        Overall Score			.
                                 Score
                                           The software also allows users to add
                                         chemical quantity date into the scoring •
                                         algorithm. Because the software is
                                         flexible, a variety of types of chemical
                                         quantity date can be added, ranging
                                         from facility-level data to national date.
                                         depending on user needs.
                                           Complete date sets (i.e., data sets for
                                         human toxicity, aquatic toxicity,
                                         persistence, and bioaccumulation
                                         potential) existed for nearly 900     •
                                         chemicals, which were then ranked in
                                         me Waste Minimization P™?*"*""
                                         Tool EPA used the Waste Minimization
B. Supplementary Information in the
Prioritization Tool
  The Waste Minimization
Prioritization Tool also provides
supplementary information relevant to
risk-based decision-making, including
information on which RCRA hazardous
wastes are likely to contain the scored
' chemicals (i.e., Chemical-RCRA Waste
Code Crosswalk), as well as whether the
chemicals appear on other national
environmental regulatory and non-
regulatory lists of concern.
 1. Draft Chemical/RCRA Waste Code
 Crosswalk
   The Draft Chemical-RCRA Waste
 Code Crosswalk portion of the Waste
 Minimization Prioritization Tool links
 each of the nearly 600 RCRA hazardous
 waste codes with about 500 chemicals
 likely to be found in these wastes. The
 crosswalk feature in the Prioritization
 Tool can be used two different ways: To
  identify RCRA waste codes that are
  likely to contain a particular chemical,
  and to identify which chemicals are
  likely to be found in a particular RCRA
  waste code. EPA used background
  analysis for hazardous waste listing
  rulemakings. Land Disposal Restrictions
  rulemakings, and the proposed
  Hazardous Waste Identification Rule to
  identify linkages between the chemicals
  and RCRA hazardous wastes.
    Hard-copy versions of the Dratt
  Chemical/RCRA Waste Code Crosswalk ,
  can also be obtained through the
  addresses above.
   2. Lists of Concern
     Each chemical in the Waste
   Minimization Prioritization Tool is also
   cross-referenced with seventeen
   regulatory and non-regulatory lists.
   including the Clean Air Act
   Amendments Title m Hazardous Air
   Pollutants, the Clean Water Act section
   307 Priority Pollutants, RCRA section
   3001 Hazardous Wastes, Appendix VIE
   Hazardous Constituents and Appendix
   DC Ground Water Monitoring Lint, and
   RCRA P and U Wastes (261.33).

   3. Draft Prioritized Chemical List
      The list of chemicals with available
    persistence, bioaccumulation. and
    toxicity date and. therefore, able to be
    scored by the Waste Minimization
    Sioriuzation Tool is ^own as the Draft
    Prioritized Chemical List. The Draft
    Prioritized Chemical List is a relative
    ranking of the nearly nine hundred
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           . IO UJTXltD <* * »******•*-—
            Measurement List,	
EPA will track nationally agsinrt the
goals of the Waste Minimization
Sational Plan and wiU report as part of
Government Performance and Rf^tt8.
Act reporting. The Prioritized Chemical
^Eluded in the appendices of the
documentation for the Waste
Minimization Prioritization Tool.
Additional hard copy versions  of the
Prioritized Chemical List can be
obtained through the addresses above.

 nL Topic, fer Public Comment.

   EPA i» interested m getting public
 comment on the following topics and
 questions. Please separate any
 comments into these topic categories.

 A. Technical Aspects of'Waste
 Minimization  Prioritization Tool
  Software
        included comments on the
            • -'-  software, including the
B. Presentation Aspect* ofWagte
Minimization Prioritization Tool
Software
  This includes comments on the ease
of use of the software and the
prewntation of the different screens in
the software.
Questions
—How could the functions provided by
  Software be made easier to use and
   understand (e.g.. editing/viewing
   ~~~- -d underlying data; importing
           «,n«t4t-u data and
                            =•	
                            FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS
                            COMMISSION

                            [Report No. 2206]
                                                                       Clarification of Action In
                                                                       Proceeding*

                                                                       June 19,1997.
                                                                         Petition for reconsideration have been
                                                                        1-1 in the Commission's rulemaking
                                         reVand underlying data; mpor
                                         mical quantity data and
                                         ducting ranking* based on PBT
                                               t  and enerating repo
   £e .SWenLil/RCRA Waste Code
   Crosswalk and the regulatory lists).

   Questions
    -Are there specific improvements that
      SA could make to the chemical data
      and algorithms to improve die
      software's scientific foundaUon,




       discussed in Chapter 1 of the WMPT
       User's Guide and System
       Documentation (e.g.. to provide
       relative rankings of chemicals



       waste minimization activities.')
      -Which functions and producte
       provided by the software aremost
       useful (e.a.. scoring and ranking
       cteScalf based ol PBT; scoring and
        ranking chemicals, waste streams,
        Sties, and sectors based on PBT
        and chemical quantity; <^latin*
        between chemicals and KUKA
        hazardous waste codes; and
         identifying regulatory and aon-
         regulatory lists that chemicals appear
         on)? What additional functions and
         products should be provided by the
         software?
 SCOFBS o*W* UM**O**J ***o ^^—
 chemical quantity data and
 conducting ranking* based c
 and Quantity; and generatin
 and printing/saving them)?
-How could the appearance«ofthe
  menus and screens in the software be
  improved?
—What kind* of help information
  should be incorporated in the
  software? What kinds of technical
  support or training should EPA

  iwffi«p-3^JS±.r
  fa 0  tr&lUlBK ^0%lrEHg« tplO|J ********
  hotline assistance, on-line assistance)?
 -Does your organization, have sufficient
   computer hardware and staff to
   operate and apply the software?  .
 C  Waste Minimization Prioritization
 Tool User's Guide and System
 Documentation
    This includes any comments related
 to the supporting written
  documentation for the software.
  —What other information could be

    EttsrSESsssi-
    :±3BS3£SS£-d*
    written documentation be made easier
     to read and use?  •="
                             and
                             Section 1.429(e). The  u tex o
                             document is available for viewing and
                             copying in Room 239, 1919 M Street,
                             NW Washington, DC or may be
                             purchased from the Commission's copy
                             SSor.rrS, Inc.. (202) 857-3800.
                              Opposition* to this petition must be
                              mJdJuly 8. 1997. See Section1'
                              of the Commission's rules (47 CFR
                                                      it10
                                                                        1 4(b)W. RapK*1 to " opP°?10?
                                                                        be filed within 10 . Mntaaee Service Q
                                                                           Number of Petitions Filed: 5.
                                         o rea
                                       D. Potential Application, <>/****<** ~
                                       Minimization Prionttzation Tool
                                       —Related to the potential applications
                                         rf £?software that are discussed in
                                         Sm^ 3 of the WMPT User's Guide
                                         and System Documentation I8-
                                         Wentging source "*«
                               William F- Catoffl,
                               Acting Secretary.
                               (FRDoc. 97-16341 F'ded 6-20-97: 8:45 anl
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                                FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM

                                      lini
Wenting source "«
for waste streams at a facility level or
priority chemicals for waste r
            outreach at a state
                          *
                                        Cofreetion

                                         This notice correct* a notice CFR Doc-
                                        97-15134) published on page 32810 of
                                        the issue for Tuesday, June 17. 1997.

                                          Under the Federal Ras«v el Bank of St
            I'thTso^are? How would
            ts from the WMPT fitmvnA
        vour current waste mimmizationana
        Management priorities? What_ other
        ^cific applications would the
        software be useful for?
        Dated: May 29,1997.
                _ .    .«_
                                                                                              .
                                                                           revised to read as foUows:


                                                                           2034*.
                                      *.
                                      Cabot Bantohans, Inc.,
                                              Director, Office of Solid Waito.
                                              c. 97-16353 FUed 6-20-97: 8:45 «nl

                                         •KJJNOCOOll
                                   RockrArkansas.a
                                    Comment* on this application must
                                   bereceivedbyjulyll,19«7.

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