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EPA Issues Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances

Action requires persons who intend to manufacture, import, or process any of 36 listed chemical substances for an activity to notify EPA at least 90 days before commencing that activity.

The Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, is promulgating significant new use rules (SNURs) under section 5(a)(2) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for 36 chemical substances which were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs). Four of these chemical substances are subject to TSCA section 5(e) consent orders issued by EPA. This action requires persons who intend to manufacture, import, or process any of these 36 chemical substances for an activity that is designated as a significant new use by this rule to notify EPA at least 90 days before commencing that activity. The required notification will provide EPA with the opportunity to evaluate the intended use and, if necessary, to prohibit or limit that activity before it occurs.

Potentially affected entities may include, but are not limited to manufacturers, importers, or processors of one or more subject chemical substances (NAICS codes 325 and 324110), e.g., chemical manufacturing and petroleum refineries.

Following is a partial list of chemicals impacted:

PMN Numbers P-06-36 and P-06-37
Chemical names: (P-06-36) Rutile, tin zinc, calcium-doped and (P-06-37) Rutile, tin zinc, sodium-doped.
CAS numbers: (P-06-36) 389623-01-2 and (P-06-37) 389623-07-8.

PMN Number P-08-694
Chemical name: N-arylamino-phenol-formaldehyde condensate (generic).

PMN Number P-08-704
Chemical name: Linear alkyl epoxide (generic).

PMN Number P-09-72
Chemical name: Phenol, 2-ethoxy-4-(ethoxymethyl)-.
CAS number: 71119-07-8.

PMN Number P-09-139
Chemical name: 1-Propanamine, 3-[2-(2-methoxyethoxy)ethoxy]-.
CAS number: 91933-40-3.

PMN Numbers P-09-146 and P-09-147
Chemical names: (P-09-146) Formaldehyde, polymers with acetone-phenol reaction products and phenol, sodium salts and (P-09-147) Formaldehyde, polymers with acetone-phenol reaction products and phenol, potassium sodium salts.
CAS numbers: (P-09-146) 1065544-88-8 and (P-09-147) 1072227-60-1.

PMN Numbers P-09-152 and P-09-153
Chemical names: Trivalent chromium complexes of a substituted beta-naphthol amine azo dye (generic).

PMN Numbers P-09-154, P-09-155, and P-09-156
Chemical names: (P-09-154) Olefinic carbocycle, reaction products with alkoxysilane (generic); (P-09-155) olefinic carbocycle, reaction products with alkoxysilane, sulfurized (generic); and (P-09-156) olefinic carbocycle, reaction products with alkoxysilane, polysulfurized (generic).
CAS numbers: (P-09-154) Not available; (P-09-155) not available; and (P-09- 156) not available.

PMN Numbers P-09-193 and P-09-195
Chemical names: (P-09-193) Phosphonic acid, P-[2-[bis(2- hydroxyethyl)amino]ethyl]-, bis(2-chloroethyl) ester and (P-09-195) Phosphonic acid, P-[2-[bis(2-hydroxyethyl)amino]ethyl]-, 2-[bis(2- chloroethoxy)phosphinyl]ethyl 2-chloroethyl ester.
CAS numbers: (P-09-193) 55088-28-3 and (P-09-195) 1094213-37-2.

PMN Number P-09-207
Chemical name: Branched and linear fatty alcohol ethoxylate (generic).

PMN Number P-09-234
Chemical name: Alkylpolyhydroxy polymer (generic).

PMN Number P-09-258
Chemical name: Bis-phenoxyethanol fluorene diacrylate (generic).

PMN Number P-09-356
Chemical name: Zirconium lysine complex (generic).

PMN Number P-09-373
Chemical name: Thiosulfuric acid (H<2> S<2> O<3>), manganese(2+) salt (1:1).

PMN Number P-09-388
Chemical name: Butanedioic acid, 2-methylene-, polymer with 2,5 furanedione, copper(2+) manganese(2+) sodium zinc salt, hydrogen peroxide- initiated.
CAS number: 1134078-27-5.

PMN Number P-09-479
Chemical name: Benzoic acid, 4-(dimethylamino)-, 1,1'-[(methylimino)di-2,I- ethanediyl] ester.
CAS number: 925246-00-0.

Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPPT-2010-1075, by one of the following methods:

  • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the on- line instructions for submitting comments.
  • Mail: Document Control Office (7407M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001.

Direct your comments to docket ID number EPA-HQ-OPPT-2010- 1075. EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included in the docket without change and may be made available online  including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute.

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; e-mail address: moss.kenneth@epa.gov .

 

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