[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 224 (Friday, November 20, 2015)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 72592-72593]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-29596]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Parts 9 and 721

[EPA-HQ-OPPT-2015-0388; FRL-9936-98]
RIN 2070-AB27


Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances; 
Withdrawal

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Partial withdrawal of direct final rule.

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SUMMARY: EPA is withdrawing significant new use rules (SNURs) 
promulgated under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for three 
chemical substances, which were the subject of premanufacture notices 
(PMNs). EPA published these SNURs using direct final rulemaking 
procedures, which requires EPA to take certain actions if a notice of 
intent to submit an adverse comment is received. EPA received notices 
of intent to submit adverse comments regarding the SNURs identified in 
this document. Therefore, the Agency is withdrawing the direct final 
rule SNURs identified in this document, as required under the direct 
final rulemaking procedures.

DATES: This document is effective December 1, 2015.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this action, identified by docket 
identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPPT-2015-0388, is available at 
http://www.regulations.gov or 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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: [email protected].
    For general information contact: The TSCA-Hotline, ABVI-Goodwill, 
422 South Clinton Ave., Rochester, NY 14620; telephone number: (202) 
554-

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1404; email address: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Does this action apply to me?

    A list of potentially affected entities is provided in the Federal 
Register of October 2, 2015 (80 FR 59593) (FRL-9933-30). 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 direct final SNURs are being withdrawn?

    In the Federal Register of October 2, 2015, EPA issued direct final 
SNURs for the chemical substances that are identified in this document. 
These direct final SNURs were issued under the procedures in 40 CFR 
part 721, subpart D. Because the Agency received notices of intent to 
submit adverse comments, in accordance with Sec.  721.160(c)(3)(ii), 
EPA is withdrawing the direct final SNURs issued for the following 
chemical substances, which were the subject of PMNs: Isocyanate 
prepolymer (generic), (PMN No. P-15-221); methylene diisocyanate 
polymer with diols and triols (generic), (PMN No. P-15-247); and 
polymer of isophorone diisocyanate and amine-terminated 
propoxylatedpolyol (generic), (PMN No. P-15-278). EPA intends to 
publish proposed SNURs for the chemical substances identified in this 
document.
    For further information regarding EPA's direct final rulemaking 
procedures for issuing SNURs, see 40 CFR part 721, subpart D, and the 
Federal Register of July 27, 1989 (54 FR 31314).

III. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews

    This action withdraws regulatory requirements that have not gone 
into effect and which contain no new or amended requirements. As such, 
the Agency has determined that this action will not have any adverse 
impacts, economic or otherwise. The statutory and Executive Order 
review requirements applicable to the direct final rule were discussed 
in the Federal Register of October 2, 2015. Those review requirements 
do not apply to this action because it is a withdrawal and does not 
contain any new or amended requirements.

IV. Congressional Review Act (CRA)

    Pursuant to the Congressional Review Act (5 U.S.C. 801 et seq.), 
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 action is not a ``major rule'' 
as defined by 5 U.S.C. 804(2).

List of Subjects

40 CFR Part 9

    Environmental protection, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

40 CFR Part 721

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

    Dated: November 12, 2015.
Maria J. Doa,
Director, Chemical Control Division, Office of Pollution Prevention and 
Toxics.

    Therefore, 40 CFR chapter I is amended as follows:

PART 9--[AMENDED]

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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, 300j-2, 300j-3, 300j-4, 300j-9, 1857 et seq., 6901-
6992k, 7401-7671q, 7542, 9601-9657, 11023, 11048.


Sec.  9.1  [Amended]

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2. In the table in Sec.  9.1, under the undesignated center heading 
``Significant New Uses of Chemical Substances,'' remove Sec. Sec.  
721.10871, 721.10873, and 721.10874.

PART 721--[AMENDED]

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

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


Sec. Sec.  721.10871  [Removed]

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4. Remove Sec. Sec.  721.10871.


Sec. Sec.  721.10873 and 721.10874  [Removed]

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5. Remove Sec. Sec.  721.10873 and 721.10874.

[FR Doc. 2015-29596 Filed 11-19-15; 8:45 am]
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