[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 101 (Thursday, May 24, 2012)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 30972]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-12625]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Parts 721, 795, and 799

[EPA-HQ-OPPT-2010-1039; FRL-9350-8]
RIN 2070-AJ08


Certain Polybrominated Diphenylethers; Significant New Use Rule 
and Test Rule; Extension of Comment Period

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of comment period.

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SUMMARY: EPA issued a proposed rule in the Federal Register of April 2, 
2012, that would amend the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) section 
5(a) Significant New Use Rule (SNUR) for certain polybrominated 
diphenylethers (PBDEs), and that would require persons that 
manufacture, import, or process any of three commercial PBDEs, 
including in articles, for any use after December 31, 2013, to conduct 
testing under TSCA section 4(a). This document extends the comment 
period for 60 days, from June 1, 2012 to July 31, 2012.

DATES: Comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-
HQ-OPPT-2010-1039 must be received on or before July 31, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Follow the detailed instructions as provided under ADDRESSES 
in the Federal Register document of April 2, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For technical information contact: 
Catherine Roman, Chemical Control Division, Office of Pollution 
Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: 
202-564-8172; email address: roman.catherine@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 extends the public comment period established in the 
Federal Register of April 2, 2012 (77 FR 19862) (FRL-8889-3). In that 
document, EPA issued a proposed rule that would amend the Toxic 
Substances Control Act (TSCA) section 5(a) Significant New Use Rule 
(SNUR) for certain polybrominated diphenylethers (PBDEs). That document 
also proposed a test rule under TSCA section 4(a) that would require 
any person who manufactures, imports, or processes any of three 
commercial PBDEs, including in articles, for any use after December 31, 
2013, to conduct testing on their effects on health and the 
environment. The comment period is being extended in response to 
requests from the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA), Airlines for 
America (A4A), and the International Air Transport Association (IATA). 
EPA is hereby extending the comment period, which was set to end on 
June 1, 2012, to July 31, 2012. To submit comments, or access the 
docket, please follow the detailed instructions as provided under 
ADDRESSES in the April 2, 2012 Federal Register document. If you have 
questions, consult the technical person listed under FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT.

List of Subjects

40 CFR Part 721

    Environmental protection, Chemicals, Hazardous substances, 
Premanufacture notification, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

40 CFR Part 795

    Environmental protection, Chemicals, Hazardous substances, Health, 
Laboratories, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

40 CFR Part 799

    Environmental protection, Chemicals, Hazardous substances, 
Laboratories, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

    Dated: May 18, 2012.
James Jones,
Acting Assistant Administrator, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution 
Prevention.
[FR Doc. 2012-12625 Filed 5-23-12; 8:45 am]
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