[Federal Register Volume 61, Number 113 (Tuesday, June 11, 1996)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 29486-29488]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 96-14773]



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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
40 CFR Part 799

[OPPTS-42185A; FRL 5368-3]
RIN 2070-AB94


Testing Consent Order For Alkyl Glycidyl Ethers; Technical 
Amendment

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


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ACTION: Final consent agreement and order; technical amendment.

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SUMMARY: EPA is issuing a technical amendment to the final rule 
published in the Federal Register on March 22, 1996 (61 FR 11740) 
announcing the testing consent order and enforceable consent agreement 
(ECA) for alkyl glycidyl ethers (AGEs) in order to reflect the export 
notification provision of the ECA. Under the ECA, export notification 
is required for all AGEs represented by the test substance in the ECA.

EFFECTIVE DATE: June 11, 1996.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan B. Hazen, Director, 
Environmental Assistance Division (7408), Office of Pollution 
Prevention and Toxics, Rm. ET-543B, U.S. Environmental Protection 
Agency, 401 M St., SW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone: (202) 554-
1404, TDD: (202) 554-0551; e-mail: TSCAH[email protected]. For 
technical information contact: Keith Cronin, Project Manager, Chemical 
Control Division (7405), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, 
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 401 M St., SW., Washington, DC 
20460, telephone: 202-260-8157, fax: 202-260-1096, e-mail: 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: EPA is issuing a technical amendment to the 
notice announcing the testing consent order (Order) incorporating the 
ECA for AGEs that was published in the Federal Register on March 22, 
1996 (61 FR 11740) (FRL-5356-7). Under the terms of the ECA, Air 
Products and Chemicals, Inc., Callaway Chemical Company, Ciba-Geigy 
Corporation, CVC Specialty Chemicals, and Shell Chemical Company (the 
Companies) agreed to perform certain health effects tests on alkyl 
(C12-C13) glycidyl ether (CAS No. 120547-52-6), as a 
representative of subcategory II-A (the AGEs) of EPA's proposed test 
rule for the category glycidol and its derivatives (56 FR 57144, 
November 7, 1991). A summary of the ECA and its background are provided 
in the Federal Register notice of March 22, 1996.
    The March 22, 1996 Federal Register notice was supposed to 
summarize the exact terms of the ECA and add the names of the affected 
chemicals to the list of chemical substances and mixtures in 40 CFR 
799.5000 for which export notification is required under 40 CFR 799.19; 
however, the notice inadvertently contained a different export 
notification provision than that contained in the ECA. The ECA requires 
export notification for all members of the AGEs subcategory; the 
Federal Register notice indicates that export notification is required 
solely for alkyl (C12-C13) glycidyl ether. This notice 
corrects the export notification provision set forth in the March 22, 
1996 Federal Register notice to reflect the export notification 
provision of the ECA.
    Accordingly, Unit V, ``Export Notification'', of the March 22, 1996 
Federal Register notice is corrected to read as follows:

    The issuance of the ECA and Order subjects any persons who export 
or intend to export AGEs, of any purity, to the export notification 
requirements of section 12(b) of TSCA. The listing of a chemical 
substance or mixture at 40 CFR 799.5000 serves as notification to 
persons who export or intend to export such chemical substance or 
mixture that the substance or mixture is the subject of an ECA and 
Order and that 40 CFR part 707 applies.

    This notice also amends 40 CFR 799.5000 to add the AGEs, 
represented by alkyl (C12-C13) glycidyl ether, to the list of 
chemicals for which export notification is required. Alkyl (C12-
C13) glycidyl ether was added to the list by the March 22, 1996 
Federal Register notice and remains on the list.

List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 799

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

    Dated: May 29, 1996.

Lynn R. Goldman,
Assistant Administrator for Prevention, Pesticides, and Toxic 
Substances.

    Therefore, title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations, chapter I, 
subchapter R, part 799 is amended as follows:

PART 799--[AMENDED]

    1. The authority citation for part 799 continues to read as 
follows:

    Authority: 15 U.S.C. 2603, 2611, 2625.

    2. Section 799.5000 is amended by adding to the table in CAS number 
order the following members of the alkyl glycidyl ethers subcategory of 
the category glycidol and its derivatives, as represented by alkyl 
(C12-C13) glycidyl ether (CAS No. 120547-52-6): lauryl 
glycidyl ether (CAS No. 2461-18-9); hexadecyl glycidyl ether (CAS No. 
15965-99-8); n-octadecyl glycidyl ether (CAS No. 16245-97-9); 
tetradecyl glycidyl ether (CAS No. 38954-75-5); alkyl (C10-
C16) glycidyl ether (CAS No. 68081-84-5); and alkyl (C12-
C14) glycidyl ether (CAS No. 68609-97-2). The amendment to the 
table reads as follows:


Sec. 799.5000  Testing consent orders for substances and mixtures with 
Chemical Abstract Service Registry Numbers.

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                                         Substance or mixture                                                   
              CAS Number                         name                   Testing            FR publication date  
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2461-18-9............................  Lauryl Glycidyl          Health Effects.........  June 11, 1996          
                                        Ether\1\.                                                               
15965-99-8...........................  Hexadecyl Glycidyl       Health Effects.........  June 11, 1996          
                                        Ether\1\.                                                               
16245-97-9...........................  n-Octadecyl Glycidyl     Health Effects.........  June 11, 1996          
                                        Ether\1\.                                                               
38954-75-5...........................  Tetradecyl Glycidyl      Health Effects.........  June 11, 1996          
                                        Ether\1\.                                                               
68081-84-5...........................  Alkyl (C10-C16)          Health Effects.........  June 11, 1996          
                                        Glycidyl Ether\1\.                                                      
68609-97-2...........................  Alkyl (C12-C14)          Health Effects.........  June 11, 1996          
                                        Glycidyl Ether\1\.                                                      
                                                                                                                
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\1\ As represented by alkyl (C12-C13) glycidyl ether (CAS No. 120547-52-6)                                      


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[FR Doc. 96-14773 Filed 6-10-96; 8:45 am]
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