[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 121 (Friday, June 22, 2012)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 37608-37609]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-15221]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Parts 9 and 721

EPA-HQ-OPPT-2011-0577; FRL-9352-7]
RIN 2070-AB27


Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances; 
Withdrawal of Significant New Use Rules

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: EPA is withdrawing significant new use rules (SNURs) 
promulgated under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for seven 
chemical substances which were the subject of premanufacture notices 
(PMNs). EPA published these SNURs using direct final rulemaking 
procedures. EPA received a notice of intent to submit adverse comments 
on the rule. Therefore, the Agency is withdrawing these SNURs, as 
required under the expedited SNUR rulemaking process. EPA intends to 
publish in the near future proposed SNURs for these seven chemical 
substances under separate notice and comment procedures.

DATES: This final rule is effective June 26, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
    For technical information contact: Kenneth Moss, Chemical Control 
Division (7405M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., 
Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (202) 564-9232; email 
address: moss.kenneth@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: 

I. Does this action apply to me?

    A list of potentially affected entities is provided in the Federal 
Register of April 27, 2012 (77 FR 25236) (FRL-9343-4). If you have 
questions regarding the applicability of this action to a particular 
entity, consult the technical person listed under FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT.

II. What rule is being withdrawn?

    In the Federal Register of April 27, 2012 (77 FR 25236), EPA issued 
several direct final SNURs, including SNURs for seven chemical 
substances that are the subject of this withdrawal. These direct final 
rules were issued pursuant to the procedures in 40 CFR part 721, 
subpart D. In accordance with Sec.  721.160(c)(3)(ii), EPA is 
withdrawing these rules issued for seven chemical substances which were 
the subject of PMNs P-10-548, P-10-550, P-10-551, P-10-552, P-10-553, 
P-10-554, and P-10-555 because the Agency received notice of intent to 
submit adverse comments. EPA intends to publish proposed SNURs for 
these chemical substances under separate notice and comment procedures.
    For further information regarding EPA's expedited process for 
issuing SNURs, interested parties are directed to 40 CFR part 721, 
subpart D, and the Federal Register of July 27, 1989 (54 FR 31314). The 
record for the direct final SNUR for these chemical substances that are 
being withdrawn was established at EPA-HQ-OPPT-2011-0577. That record 
includes information considered by the Agency in developing this rule 
and the notice of intent to submit adverse comments.

III. How do I access the docket?

    To access the electronic docket, please go to http://www.regulations.gov and follow the on-line instructions to access 
docket ID number EPA-HQ-OPPT-2011-0577. Additional information about 
the Docket Facility is provided under ADDRESSES in the Federal Register 
of April 27, 2012 (77 FR 25236). If you have questions, consult the 
technical person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

IV. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews

    This final rule revokes or eliminates existing regulatory 
requirements and does not contain any new or amended requirements. As 
such, the Agency has determined that this withdrawal will not have any 
adverse impacts, economic or otherwise. The statutory and executive 
order review requirements applicable to the direct final rule were 
discussed in the Federal Register of April 27, 2012 (77 FR 25236). 
Those review requirements do not apply to this action because it is a 
withdrawal and does not contain any new or amended requirements.

V. Congressional Review Act

    The Congressional Review Act, 5 U.S.C. 801 et seq., generally 
provides that before a rule may take effect, the agency promulgating 
the rule must submit a rule report to each House of the Congress and 
the Comptroller General of the United States. 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 the rule in the Federal Register. 
This rule is not a ``major rule'' as defined by 5 U.S.C. 804(2).

List of Subjects

40 CFR Part 9

    Environmental protection, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

40 CFR Part 721

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

    Dated: June 15, 2012.
Maria J. Doa,
Director, Chemical Control Division, Office of Pollution Prevention and 
Toxics.

    Therefore, 40 CFR parts 9 and 721 are amended as follows:

PART 9--[AMENDED]

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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,

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300j-2, 300j-3, 300j-4, 300j-9, 1857 et seq., 6901-6992k, 7401-
7671q, 7542, 9601-9657, 11023, 11048.


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2. The table in Sec.  [emsp14]9.1 is amended by removing under the 
undesignated center heading ``Significant New Uses of Chemical 
Substances'' Sec. Sec.  721.10402, 721.10403, 721.10404, 721.10405, 
721.10406, and 721.10407.

PART 721--[AMENDED]

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3. The authority citation for part 721 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 15 U.S.C. 2604, 2607, and 2625(c).


Sec. Sec.  721.10402, 721.10403, 721.10404, 721.10405, 721.10406, and 
721.10407  [Removed]

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4. Remove Sec. Sec.  [emsp14]721.10402, 721.10403, 721.10404, 
721.10405, 721.10406, and 721.10407.

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