Skip to Content
Rule

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

Action

Final Rule.

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 eight chemical substances under separate notice and comment procedures.

Unified Agenda

Significant New Use Rule (SNUR); Chemical-Specific SNURs To Extend Provisions of Section 5(e) Orders

26 actions from June 6th, 1994 to July 2011

  • June 6th, 1994
    • NPRM: Aromatic Amino Ether (P90-1840)
    • 59 FR 29255
  • December 19th, 1994
    • NPRM: Alkenyl Ether of Alkanetriol Polymer (93-458)
    • 59 FR 65289
  • June 26th, 1997
    • NPRM: Certain Chemical Substances (91-1299/95-1667 91-1298 91-1297)
  • June 9th, 2008
    • NPRM; Certain Chemical Substances -- (P01-759, P05-555, P07-283)
  • November 5th, 2008
    • Direct Final Action: Certain Chemical Substances, Batch FY08-1
  • June 24th, 2009
    • Direct Final Action, Certain Chemical Substances, Batch FY09-1
  • July 8th, 2009
    • Final; Certain Chemical Substances -- (P01-759, P05-555, P07-283)
  • September 18th, 2009
    • Direct Final Action: Certain Chemical Substances, Batch FY09-2
  • November 6th, 2009
  • December 31st, 2009
  • February 1st, 2010
  • February 3rd, 2010
  • June 24th, 2010
  • July 28th, 2010
    • NPRM; Carbon Nanotubes; Reopening Comment Period
  • September 17th, 2010
  • September 20th, 2010
  • May 6th, 2011
  • May 11th, 2011
  • May 13th, 2011
  • June 2011
    • Direct Final Action Batch FY11-01
  • June 2011
    • NPRM Batch 11-1
  • June 2011
    • NPRM: Biotech SNUR (J-10-02)
  • June 2011
    • NPRM: Modification of 721.9719 (P95-1098)
  • July 2011
    • Final: Alkenyl Ether of Alkanetriol Polymer (93-458)
  • July 2011
    • Final: Aromatic Amino Ether (P90-1840)
  • July 2011
    • Final: Certain Chemical Substances (91-1299/95-1667 91-1298 91-1297)
 

Table of Contents Back to Top

DATES: Back to Top

This final rule is effective January 2, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Back to Top

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: Back to Top

I. Does this action apply to me? Back to Top

A list of potentially affected entities is provided in the Federal Register of November 2, 2012 (77 FR 66149) (FRL-9366-7). 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 rule is being withdrawn? Back to Top

In the Federal Register of November 2, 2012 (77 FR 66149), 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 § 721.160(c)(3)(ii), EPA is withdrawing the rule issued for eight chemical substances which were the subject of PMNs P-11-327, P-11-328, P-11-329, P-11-330, P-11-331, P-11-332, P-12-298, and P-12-299, because the Agency received notices of intent to submit adverse comments. EPA intends to publish a proposed SNUR 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 withdrawn was established at EPA-HQ-OPPT-2012-0740. That record includes information considered by the Agency in developing these rules and the notices of intent to submit adverse comments.

III. How do I access the docket? Back to Top

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-2012-0740. Additional information about the Docket Facility is provided under ADDRESSES in the Federal Register of November 2, 2012 (77 FR 66149). If you have questions, consult the technical person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

IV. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews Back to Top

This final rule revokes or eliminates an existing regulatory requirements 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 rules were discussed in the Federal Register of November 2, 2012 (77 FR 66149). Those review requirements do not apply to this action because it is a withdrawal and does not contain any new or amended requirements.

V. Congressional Review Act (CRA) Back to Top

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 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 Back to Top

Dated: December 12, 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:

begin regulatory text

PART 9—[AMENDED] Back to Top

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.

§ 9.1 [Amended]

2.The table in § 9.1 is amended by removing the entries “§ 721.10612,” “§ 721.10613,” “§ 721.10614,” “§ 721.10615,” “§ 721.10616,” “§ 721.10617,” and “§ 721.10623” under the undesignated center heading “Significant New Uses of Chemical Substances”.

PART 721—[AMENDED] Back to Top

3.The authority citation for part 721 continues to read as follows:

Authority:

15 U.S.C. 2604, 2607, and 2625(c).

§ 721.10612 [Removed]

4.Remove § 721.10612.

§ 721.10613 [Removed]

5.Remove § 721.10613.

§ 721.10614 [Removed]

6.Remove § 721.10614.

§ 721.10615 [Removed]

7.Remove § 721.10615.

§ 721.10616 [Removed]

8.Remove § 721.10616.

§ 721.10617 [Removed]

9.Remove § 721.10617.

§ 721.10623 [Removed]

10.Remove § 721.10623.

end regulatory text

[FR Doc. 2012-30694 Filed 12-20-12; 8:45 am]

BILLING CODE 6560-50-P

Site Feedback