[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 116 (Wednesday, June 17, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 34636-34637]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-14748]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPPT-2013-0677; FRL-9928-83]


Receipt of Test Data Under the Toxic Substances Control Act

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: EPA is announcing its receipt of test data submitted pursuant 
to a test rule issued by EPA under the Toxic Substances Control Act 
(TSCA). As required by TSCA, this document identifies each chemical 
substance and/or mixture for which test data have been received; the 
uses or intended uses of such chemical substance and/or

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mixture; and describes the nature of the test data received. Each 
chemical substance and/or mixture related to this announcement is 
identified in Unit I. under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For technical information contact: 
Kathy Calvo, Chemical Control Division (7405M), Office of Pollution 
Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: 
(202) 564-8089; 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: 

I. Chemical Substances and/or Mixtures

    Information about the following chemical substances and/or mixtures 
is provided in Unit IV.:

A. D-gluco-heptonic acid, monosodium salt, (2.xi.)- (CAS RN 31138-65-
5).

B. 2,4-Hexadienoic acid, (E,E)- (CAS RN 110-44-1).

II. Federal Register Publication Requirement

    Section 4(d) of TSCA (15 U.S.C. 2603(d)) requires EPA to publish a 
notice in the Federal Register reporting the receipt of test data 
submitted pursuant to test rules promulgated under TSCA section 4 (15 
U.S.C. 2603).

III. Docket Information

    A docket, identified by the docket identification (ID) number EPA-
HQ-OPPT-2013-0677, has been established for this Federal Register 
document that announces the receipt of data. Upon EPA's completion of 
its quality assurance review, the test data received will be added to 
the docket for the TSCA section 4 test rule that required the test 
data. Use the docket ID number provided in Unit IV. to access the test 
data in the docket for the related TSCA section 4 test rule.
    The docket for this Federal Register document and the docket for 
each related TSCA section 4 test rule is available electronically at 
http://www.regulations.gov or in person 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 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.

IV. Test Data Received

    This unit contains the information required by TSCA section 4(d) 
for the test data received by EPA.

A. D-gluco-heptonic acid, monosodium salt, (2.xi.)- (CAS RN 31138-65-
5).

    1. Chemical Uses: Organic salt used as a chelating agent in 
cosmetics, dairy cleaners, bottle cleaners, food contact paper and 
paperboard, manufacturing, metal cleaning, kier boiling, caustic boil-
off, paint stripping, boiler water additive for food processing, and as 
an ingredient in aluminum etchant. This chemical is also used as a 
sequestrant, latex stabilizer, and in intravenous pharmaceuticals.
    2. Applicable Test Rule: Chemical testing requirements for second 
group of high production volume chemicals (HPV2), 40 CFR 799.5087.
    3. Test Data Received: The following listing describes the nature 
of the test data received. The test data will be added to the docket 
for the applicable TSCA section 4 test rule and can be found by 
referencing the docket ID number provided. EPA reviews of test data 
will be added to the same docket upon completion.
    Aquatic Toxicity (Daphnia) (C1). The docket ID number assigned to 
this data is EPA-HQ-OPPT-2007-0531.

B. 2,4-Hexadienoic acid, (E,E)- (CAS RN 110-44-1).

    1. Chemical Uses: Sorbic acid is a mold and yeast inhibitor, mainly 
used in foods, animal feeds, tobacco, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals, 
as well as in packing materials for these substances and in other 
products that come in contact with human or animal skin. As a food 
preservative, sorbic acid is used to reduce the total number of viable 
bacteria and double the refrigerated shelf life for fresh poultry. This 
chemical is also used as an intermediate in plasticizers and 
lubricants, to impregnate polyethylene wrappers for raw farm products, 
to improve characteristics of drying oils, in alkyd type coatings to 
improve gloss, and to improve milling characteristics of cold rubber.
    2. Applicable Test Rule: Chemical testing requirements for second 
group of high production volume chemicals (HPV2), 40 CFR 799.5087.
    3. Test Data Received: The following listing describes the nature 
of the test data received. The test data will be added to the docket 
for the applicable TSCA section 4 test rule and can be found by 
referencing the docket ID number provided. EPA reviews of test data 
will be added to the same docket upon completion.
    Aquatic Toxicity (Algal) (C6). The docket ID number assigned to 
this data is EPA-HQ-OPPT-2007-0531.

    Authority: 15 U.S.C. 2601 et seq.

    Dated: June 8, 2015.
Maria J. Doa,
Director, Chemical Control Division, Office of Pollution Prevention and 
Toxics.
[FR Doc. 2015-14748 Filed 6-16-15; 8:45 am]
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