[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 250 (Monday, December 31, 2012)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 76897-76898]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-31403]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Parts 9 and 721

[EPA-HQ-OPPT-2011-0941; FRL-9369-8]
RIN 2070-AB27


Significant New Use Rule on Certain Chemical Substances; Removal 
of Significant New Use Rules

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Final rule.

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

DATES: This final rule is effective December 31, 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 September 21, 2012 (77 FR 58666) (FRL-9357-2). 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 rules are being removed?

    In the Federal Register of September 21, 2012 (77 FR 58666), EPA 
issued several direct final SNURs, including SNURs for the chemical 
substances that are the subject of this removal. 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 removing 
these rules issued for four chemical substances which were the subject 
of PMNs P-07-204, P-10-58, P-10-59, and P-10-60, because the Agency 
received notice of intent to submit adverse comments without sufficient 
time to respond prior to the effective date of the rules. 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 SNURs for the chemical substances that are 
being removed was established at EPA-HQ-OPPT-2011-0941. 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 online instructions to access docket 
ID number EPA-HQ-OPPT-2011-0941. Additional information about the 
Docket Facility is provided under ADDRESSES in the Federal Register of 
September 21, 2012 (77 FR 58666). If you have questions, consult the 
technical person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

IV. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews

    This final rule removes existing regulatory requirement and does 
not contain any new or amended requirements. As such, the Agency has 
determined that this removal 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 September 21, 2012 (77 FR 58666). Those review 
requirements do not apply to this action because it is a removal and 
does not contain any new or amended requirements.

V. Congressional Review Act (CRA)

    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, which includes a copy of the rule, 
to each House of the Congress and to the Comptroller General

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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: December 17, 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, 300j-
2, 300j-3, 300j-4, 300j-9, 1857 et seq., 6901-6992k, 7401-7671q, 
7542, 9601-9657, 11023, 11048.


Sec.  9.1  [Amended]

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2. The table in Sec.  9.1 is amended by removing the entries ``Sec.  
721.10509'' and ``Sec.  721.10515'' under the undesignated center 
heading ``Significant New Uses of Chemical Substances.''

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.  721.10509  [Removed]

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4. Remove Sec.  721.10509.


Sec.  721.10515  [Removed]

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5. Remove Sec.  721.10515.

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