[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 214 (Tuesday, November 5, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 66279-66280]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-26508]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Parts 9 and 721

[EPA-HQ-OPPT-2013-0399; FRL-9902-16]
RIN 2070-AB27


Significant New Use Rules 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 chemical substances 
identified as alkanes, C21-34--branched and linear, chloro; alkanes, 
C22-30--branched and linear, chloro; and alkanes, C24-28, chloro, which 
were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs) P-12-539, P-13-107, 
and P-13-109, respectively. EPA published these SNURs using direct 
final rulemaking procedures. EPA received a notice of intent to submit 
adverse comments on the 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 three 
chemical substances under separate notice and comment procedures.

DATES: This final rule is effective November 5, 2013.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this action, identified by docket 
identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPPT-2013-0399, is available at 
http://www.regulations.gov or at the Office of Pollution Prevention and 
Toxics Docket (OPPT Docket), Environmental Protection Agency Docket 
Center (EPA/DC), EPA West Bldg., Rm. 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., 
Washington, DC. The 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, and the telephone 
number for the OPPT Docket is (202) 566-0280. Please review the visitor 
instructions and additional information about the docket available at 
http://www.epa.gov/dockets.

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 August 7, 2013 (78 FR 48051) (FRL-9393-4). 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 rules are being removed?

    In the Federal Register of August 7, 2013 (78 FR 48051), 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 the rules 
issued for chemical substances identified as alkanes, C21-34--branched 
and linear, chloro; alkanes, C22-30--branched and linear, chloro; and 
alkanes, C24-28, chloro, which were the subject of PMNs P-12-539, P-13-
107, and P-13-109, respectively, because the Agency received a 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 the chemical substances that are 
being removed was established at EPA-HQ-OPPT-2013-0399. That record 
includes information considered by the Agency in developing this rule 
and the notice of intent to submit adverse comments.

III. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews

    This final rule revokes or eliminates an 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 August 7, 2013 (78 FR 48051). 
Those review requirements do not apply to this action because it is a 
removal and does not contain any new or amended requirements.

IV. Congressional Review Act (CRA)

    Pursuant to the Congressional Review Act (5 U.S.C. 801 et seq.), 
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 action 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: October 28, 2013.
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,

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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. In Sec.  [emsp14]9.1, remove under the undesignated center heading 
``Significant New Uses of Chemical Substances'' Sec. Sec.  
[emsp14]721.10673, 721.10674, and 721.10675.

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.  721.10673, 721.10674, and 721.10675   [Removed]

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4. Remove Sec. Sec.  [emsp14]721.10673, 721.10674, and 721.10675.

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