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[FR Doc No: 94-8879]

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[Federal Register: April 13, 1994]


40 CFR Part 721

[OPPTS-50592G; FRL-4746-1]


Hydrogenated Arylated Polydecene; Revocation of a Significant New 
Use Rule

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Final rule.


SUMMARY: EPA is revoking a significant new use rule (SNUR) promulgated 
under section 5(a)(2) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for 
hydrogenated arylated polydecene based on receipt of new data. The data 
indicate that the substance will not present an unreasonable risk to 

EFFECTIVE DATE: The effective date of this rule is May 13, 1994.

Environmental Assistance Division (7408), Office of Pollution 
Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, Rm. E-543A, 401 
M St., SW., Washington, DC 20460, Telephone: (202) 554-1404, TDD: (202) 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the Federal Register of August 13, 1991 
(56 FR 40204), EPA issued a SNUR establishing significant new uses for 
hydrogenated arylated polydecene (P-90-1454). Because of additional 
data EPA has received for this substance, EPA is revoking this SNUR.

I. Background

    The Agency proposed the revocation of the SNUR for this substance 
in the Federal Register of September 22, 1993 (58 FR 49271). The 
background and reasons for the revocation of the SNUR are set forth in 
the preamble to the proposed revocation. The Agency received no public 
comment concerning the proposed revocation. As a result EPA is revoking 
this SNUR.

II. Rationale for Revocation of the Rule

    During review of the PMN submitted for the chemical substance that 
is the subject of this revocation, EPA concluded that regulation was 
warranted under section 5(e) of TSCA pending the development of 
information sufficient to make a reasoned evaluation of the health 
effects of the substance, and EPA identified the tests considered 
necessary to make a reasoned evaluation of the risks posed by the 
substance to human health. The basis for such findings is referenced in 
Unit I. of this preamble. Based on these findings, a section 5(e) 
consent order was negotiated with the PMN submitter and a SNUR was 
    EPA reviewed testing conducted by the PMN submitter for the 
substance and determined that the information available was sufficient 
to make a reasoned evaluation of the health effects of the substance. 
EPA concluded that, for the purposes of TSCA section 5, the substance 
will not present an unreasonable risk and subsequently revoked the 
section 5(e) consent order. The revocation of SNUR provisions for the 
substance designated herein is consistent with the revocation of the 
section 5(e) order.
    In light of the above, EPA is revoking SNUR provisions for this 
chemical substance. When this revocation becomes final, EPA will no 
longer require notice of any company's intent to manufacture, import, 
or process this substance. In addition, export notification under 
section 12(b) of TSCA will no longer be required.

III. Rulemaking Record

    The record for the rule which EPA is revoking was established at 
OPPTS-50592 (P-90-1454). This record includes information considered by 
the Agency in developing this rule and includes the test data that 
formed the basis for this rule.

IV. Regulatory Assessment Requirements

    EPA is revoking the requirements of this rule. Any costs or burdens 
associated with this rule will also be eliminated when the rule is 
revoked. Therefore, EPA finds that no costs or burdens must be assessed 
under Executive Order 12866, the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 
605(b)), or the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.).

List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 721

    Environmental protection, Chemicals, Hazardous materials, 
Recordkeeping and reporting requirements, Significant new uses.

    Dated: April 7, 1994.
Victor J. Kimm,
Acting Assistant Administrator for Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic 

    Therefore, 40 CFR part 721 is amended as follows:


    1. The authority citation for part 721 continues to read as 
    Authority: 15 U.S.C. 2604, 2607, and 2625(c).

721.6480  [Removed]

    2. By removing Sec. 721.6480.
[FR Doc. 94-8879 Filed 4-12-94; 8:45 am]