[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 71 (Monday, April 14, 2014)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 20800-20801]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-08328]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Parts 9 and 721

[EPA-HQ-OPPT-2013-0739; FRL-9909-25]
RIN 2070-AB27


Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances; 
Withdrawal

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Partial withdrawal of direct final rule.

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SUMMARY: EPA is withdrawing 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 notices of intent to submit adverse comments 
on these rules. 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 four chemical 
substances under separate notice and comment procedures.

DATES: This final rule is effective April 14, 2014.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this action, identified by docket 
identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPPT-2013-0739, 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), West William Jefferson Clinton 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 February 12, 2014 (79 FR 8273) (FRL-9903-70). 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 direct final SNURs are being withdrawn?

    In the Federal Register of February 12, 2014 (79 FR 8273), EPA 
issued several direct final SNURs, including SNURs for four 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 the rules issued for the chemical substances generically 
identified as MDI modified polyalkene glycols; acrylic acid esters 
polymers, reaction products with polyisocyanate; 1,3-
benzenedicarboxylic acid, polymer with 1,4-benzenedicarboxylic acid, 
1,4-dimethyl 1,4-benzenedicarboxylate, 2,2-dimethyl-1,3-
propanediol,dodecanedioic acid, 1,2-ethanediol, hexanedioic acid, 1,6-
hexanediol, alkyldiol ester and aromatic isocyanate; and methylene 
diisocyanate polymer with polypropylene glycol and diols, which were 
the subject of PMNs P-13-365, P-13-392, P-13-393, and P-13-471, 
respectively, because the Agency received notices 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-2013-0739. 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 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 February 12, 2014 (79 FR 8273). 
Those review requirements do not apply to this action because it is a 
withdrawal 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: April 7, 2014.
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:


[[Page 20801]]


    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. In Sec.  9.1, remove under the undesignated center heading 
``Significant New Uses of Chemical Substances'' Sec. Sec.  721.10717, 
721.10719, 721.10720, and 721.10723.

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.  721.10717, 721.10719, 721.10720, and 721.10723   [Removed]

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4. Remove Sec. Sec.  721.10717, 721.10719, 721.10720, and 721.10723.

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