[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 35 (Monday, February 23, 2015)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 9427]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-03301]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 721

[EPA-HQ-OPPT-2011-0976; FRL-9922-45]
RIN 2070-AJ91


Toluene Diisocyanates (TDI) and Related Compounds; Significant 
New Use Rule; Extension of Comment Period

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of comment period.

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SUMMARY: EPA issued a proposed rule in the Federal Register of January 
15, 2015, concerning 2,4-toluene diisocyanate, 2,6-toluene 
diisocyanate, toluene diisocyanate unspecified isomers (these three 
chemical substances are hereafter referred to as toluene diisocyanates 
or TDI) and related compounds. This document extends the comment period 
for 45 days, from March 16, 2015, to April 30, 2015. The comment period 
is being extended because EPA received comments asserting that there 
may be significant implications for the supply chain and it is critical 
that interested stakeholders have sufficient time to respond to the 
proposed rulemaking.

DATES: The comment period for the proposed rule published on January 
15, 2015 (80 FR 2068), is extended. Comments, identified by docket 
identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPPT-2011-0976, must be received on 
or before April 30, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Follow the detailed instructions provided under ADDRESSES in 
the Federal Register document of January 15, 2015 (80 FR 2068) (FRL-
9915-62).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For technical information contact: 
Katherine Sleasman, Chemical Control Division (7405M), Office of 
Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: 
(202) 564-7716; email address: [email protected].
    For general information contact: The TSCA-Hotline, ABVI-Goodwill, 
422 South Clinton Ave., Rochester, NY 14620; telephone number: (202) 
554-1404; email address: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This document extends the public comment 
period established in the Federal Register document of January 15, 
2015. In that document, EPA proposed the significant new use is any use 
in a consumer product, with a proposed exception for use of certain 
chemical substances in coatings, elastomers, adhesives, binders, and 
sealants that results in less than or equal to 0.1 percent by weight of 
TDI in a consumer product. In addition, EPA also proposed that the 
general SNUR exemption for persons who import or process these chemical 
substances as part of an article would not apply. EPA is hereby 
extending the comment period, which was set to end on March 16, 2015, 
to April 30, 2015.
    To submit comments, or access the docket, please follow the 
detailed instructions provided under ADDRESSES in the Federal Register 
document of January 15, 2015. If you have questions, consult the 
technical person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 721

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

    Dated: February 4, 2015.
Wendy C. Hamnett,
Director, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics.
[FR Doc. 2015-03301 Filed 2-20-15; 8:45 am]
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