[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 171 (Thursday, September 4, 2014)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 52563-52564]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-21091]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Parts 9 and 721

[EPA-HQ-OPPT-2014-0277 and EPA-HQ-OPPT-2014-0166; FRL-9915-69]
RIN 2070-AB27


Significant New Use Rule 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 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 six chemical substances under separate 
notice and comment procedures.

DATES: This final rule is effective September 8, 2014.

ADDRESSES: The dockets for this action, identified by docket 
identification (ID) numbers EPA-HQ-OPPT-2014-0277 and EPA-HQ-OPPT-2014-
0166, are 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

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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 July 8, 2014 (79 FR 38464) (FRL-9911-05) and July 9, 2014 
(79 FR 39268) (FRL-9910-01). 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 withdrawn?

    In the Federal Register of July 8, 2014 (79 FR 38464) and July 9, 
2014 (79 FR 39268), EPA issued several direct final SNURs, including 
SNURs for the 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 chemical 
substances generically identified as 1,1'- 
methylenebis[isocyanatobenzene], polymer with polycarboxylic acids in 
alkane polyols; aromatic dibenzoate; propylene glycol, alpha 
isocyanate, omega silane; aromatic dicarboxylic acid polymer with 
alkanediol, alkyl alkyl-2-alkenoate,1,4- dialkyl aromatic 
dicarboxylate, alkanedioic acid, alkanediol, .alpha.- hydro-.omega.-
hydroxypoly[oxy(alkyl- alkanediyl)], hydroxyalkyl 2-alkyl-2- alkenoate, 
aromatic diisocyanate, alkyl 2-alkyl-2-alkenoate and 2-alkyl-2- 
alkenoic acid; alkanedioic acid, polymer with alkyl 2- alkyl-2-
alkenoate, alkanedioic acid, alkanediol, .alpha.-hydro-.omega.- 
hydroxypoly[oxy(alkyl-1 2-alkanediyl)], hydroxyalkyl 2-alkyl-2-
alkenoate, aromatic diisocyanate, alkyl 2-alkyl-2- alkenoate and 2-
alkyl-2-alkenoic acid; and alkanedioic acid, polymer with alkyl alkyl- 
alkenoate, alkanedioic acid, alkanediol, .alpha.-hydro-.omega.- 
hydroxypoly[oxy(alkyl-1,2-alkanediyl)], aromatic diisocyanate, alkyl 
alkyl- alkeneoate and alkyl-alkenoic acid, which were the subject of 
PMNs P-14-60, P-13-270, P-13-563, P-13-617, P-13-618, and P-13-619 
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 SNURs for the chemical substances that are 
being removed were established at EPA-HQ-OPPT-2014-0277 and EPA-HQ-
OPPT-2014-0166. These records include information considered by the 
Agency in developing these rules and the notices 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 July 8, 2014 and July 9, 2014. 
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: August 28, 2014.
Maria J. Doa,
Director, Chemical Control Division, Office of Pollution Prevention and 
Toxics.
    Therefore, 40 CFR chapter I is 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. In Sec.  9.1, under the undesignated center heading ``Significant 
New Uses of Chemical Substances,'' remove Sec. Sec.  721.10735, 
721.10741, 721.10742, 721.10743, 721.10744 and 721.10762.

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.  721.10735  [Removed]

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4. Remove Sec.  721.10735.


Sec. Sec.  721.10741 through 721.10744  [Removed]

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5. Remove Sec. Sec.  721.10741 through 721.10744.


Sec.  721.10762  [Removed]

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6. Remove Sec.  721.10762.

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