[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 233 (Friday, December 4, 2015)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 75812-75817]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-30677]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

 40 CFR Parts 9 and 721

[EPA-HQ-OPPT-2014-0390; FRL-9939-20]
RIN 2070-AB27


Significant New Use Rule on Certain Chemical Substances

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: EPA is finalizing significant new use rules (SNURs) under the 
Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for 29 chemical substances that 
were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs). This action requires 
persons who intend to manufacture (including import) or process any of 
the 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 would provide EPA 
with the opportunity to evaluate the intended use and, if necessary, to 
prohibit or limit the activity before it occurs.

DATES: This final rule is effective February 2, 2016.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this action, identified by docket 
identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPPT-2014-0390, 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) 
554-1404; email address: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Does this action apply to me?

    You may be potentially affected by this action if you manufacture, 
process, or use the chemical substances contained in this proposed 
rule. The following list of North American Industrial Classification 
System (NAICS) codes is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather 
provides a guide to help readers determine whether this document 
applies to them. Potentially affected entities may include:
     Manufacturers (including importers) or processors of one 
or more subject chemical substances (NAICS codes 325 and 324110), e.g., 
chemical manufacturing and petroleum refineries.
    This action may also affect certain entities through pre-existing 
import certification and export notification rules under TSCA. Chemical 
importers are subject to the TSCA section 13 (15 U.S.C. 2612) import 
certification requirements promulgated at 19 CFR 12.118 through 12.127 
and 19 CFR 127.28. Chemical importers must certify that the shipment of 
the chemical substance complies with all applicable rules and orders 
under TSCA. Importers of chemicals subject to these SNURs must certify 
their compliance with the SNUR requirements. The EPA policy in support 
of import certification appears at 40 CFR part 707, subpart B. In 
addition, any persons who export or intend to export a chemical 
substance to a proposed or final rule are subject to the export 
notification provisions of TSCA section 12(b) (15 U.S.C. 2611(b)) (see 
Sec.  [emsp14]721.20), and must comply with the export notification 
requirements in 40 CFR part 707, subpart D.

II. Background

A. What action is the Agency taking?

    EPA is finalizing SNURs, under TSCA section 5(a)(2), for 29 
chemical substances that were the subject of PMNs. This final rule 
requires persons who intend to manufacture or process any of these 
chemical substances for an activity that is designated as a significant 
new use to notify EPA at least 90 days before commencing that activity.
    In the Federal Register of October 27, 2014 (79 FR 63821) (FRL-
9914-56), EPA issued a direct final SNUR for 30 chemical substances. 
EPA received notice of intent to submit adverse comments for the direct 
final SNUR. In response to that notification a rule was proposed for 
the chemical substances in the Federal Register of June 10, 2015 (80 FR 
32879) (FRL-9927-60). EPA is not finalizing one of the proposed SNURs, 
as described below.
    For the substance submitted as PMN P-14-72, EPA received a comment 
from the PMN submitter requesting review of a screening hydrolysis 
study on the PMN substance (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and 
Development (OECD) Test Guideline 111). The commenter suggested that 
this study would aid in understanding the fate of the chemical 
substance and lead to a decision by EPA to rescind the significant new 
use designation of a 3 parts per billion (ppb) surface water 
concentration limit contained in that proposed SNUR. EPA completed its 
review and has determined that while the study satisfies the screening 
level stage of the OECD 111 test protocol, it is not the full OECD 111 
study as it does not measure the hydrolysis products of the PMN 
chemical substance. The purpose of OECD 111 is to determine (1) the 
rate of hydrolysis of the test substance as a function of pH and (2) 
the identity or nature and rates of formation and decline of hydrolysis 
products to which organisms may be

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exposed. This test guideline is designed as a tiered approach which is 
shown and explained in the guideline. Each tier is triggered by the 
results of the previous tier.
    As stated in the proposed rule, EPA determined that the results of 
a ready biodegradability test with product-specific chemical analytics 
to validate the degradation products (including intermediate products) 
and the rates of degradation (including intermediate degradation rates) 
and a hydrolysis as a function of pH and temperature test would help 
characterize the environmental effects of the PMN substance P-14-72. 
Without additional data identifying the hydrolysis products EPA 
continues to have concerns for toxicity at surface water concentrations 
as low as 3 ppb. As a result, EPA is finalizing the SNUR as proposed 
and has determined that additional information is still necessary in 
order to determine whether or to what extent hydrolysis products may be 
of concern to aquatic organisms, which was the basis for the original 
direct final SNUR of October 27, 2014. Tier 3 of OECD Test Guideline 
111, the identification of hydrolysis products, could be conducted to 
better understand those products. The results of this full hydrolysis 
study on PMN substance P-14-72 would then inform the need for further 
recommended testing, including aquatic toxicity or ready 
biodegradability testing.
    EPA received comments from the PMN submitter of the remaining 28 
chemicals in the proposed rule. These chemicals were submitted as three 
consolidated PMNs: P-14-89 through P-14-92, P-14-158, P-14-159, P-14-
161, P-14-162, P-14-163, P-14-173, P-14-175 through P-14-188, and P-14-
190 through P-14-193. The commenter stated that the Agency had changed 
its regulatory decision on these PMN substances in an arbitrary and 
capricious manner, from a SNUR with the significant new use defined as 
uses other than as described in the PMNs to one with the significant 
new use defined as any release of the PMN substances to surface waters 
resulting in the quotient from the equation provided in 40 CFR 721.90 
exceeding a certain surface water concentration listed in the SNUR. 
Further, the commenter claimed that a SNUR for water releases (or a 
limit on water concentration) presents an analytical and record-keeping 
burden on customers for the intended PMN end uses of mineral flotation 
products and surfactants in asphalt emulsions that will cause the 
customers to instead select other less-environmentally beneficial 
products. The PMN submitter cited its practice of environmentally-
beneficial reuse and recycling in the manufacture of these PMN 
substances starting with byproducts and other waste streams from 
industrial processes. The commenter also noted that there is no 
incentive to conduct any testing to address the Agency's aquatic 
toxicity concerns, because the PMN substances are expected to exhibit 
some aquatic toxicity and such results may only result in an adjustment 
of the water concentration levels while the analytical and record-
keeping burden remains.
    EPA examined the comments on these 28 chemicals and has decided to 
modify the proposed SNURs. EPA has determined that any manufacturing, 
processing or use of the substances excluding uses as described in the 
PMNs may result in surface water concentrations exceeding the listed 
concentrations of concern, which may result in significant adverse 
environmental effects. Because (1) the potential benefits from use of 
low-value byproduct waste streams to produce the PMN substances and (2) 
the Agency has determined that the uses described in the PMNs are not 
expected to result in significant releases exceeding the listed 
concentrations of concern, EPA is finalizing the SNURs on these 28 
chemicals to limit the significant new use to use other than as 
described in the PMNs where the use is as a surfactant in asphalt 
emulsions (for P-14-89 through P-14-92); additives in mineral flotation 
products and as chemical intermediates (for P-14-158, P-14-159, P-14-
161, P-14-162, P-14-163); or flotation additives in mineral processing 
(for P-14-173, P-14-175 through P-14-188, and P-14-190 through P-14-
193). In addition, this final rule retains the significant new use of 
where the surface water concentrations described under the significant 
new uses in a new paragraph (a)(3)(i) are exceeded, but these water 
release concentrations only apply for uses other than as described in 
the PMNs and mentioned in the previous sentence.
    EPA also received comments on the proposed SNUR for the chemical 
substance that is the subject of PMN P-13-793. EPA is deferring action 
on that substance to a later date, and intends to respond to those 
comments and issue a final SNUR at that time.

B. What is the Agency's authority for taking this action?

    Section 5(a)(2) of TSCA (15 U.S.C. 2604(a)(2)) authorizes EPA to 
determine that a use of a chemical substance is a ``significant new 
use.'' EPA must make this determination by rule after considering all 
relevant factors, including the four bulleted TSCA section 5(a)(2) 
factors, listed in Unit IV. of this rule. Once EPA determines that a 
use of a chemical substance is a significant new use, TSCA section 
5(a)(1)(B) requires persons to submit a significant new use notice 
(SNUN) to EPA at least 90 days before they manufacture or process the 
chemical substance for that use. Persons who must report are described 
in Sec.  721.5.

C. Applicability of General Provisions

    General provisions for SNURs appear in 40 CFR part 721, subpart A. 
These provisions describe persons subject to the rule, recordkeeping 
requirements, exemptions to reporting requirements, and applicability 
of the final rule to uses occurring before the effective date of the 
final rule. Provisions relating to user fees appear at 40 CFR part 700. 
According to Sec.  [emsp14]721.1(c), persons subject to these SNURs 
must comply with the same SNUN requirements and EPA regulatory 
procedures as submitters of PMNs under TSCA section 5(a)(1)(A). In 
particular, these requirements include the information submission 
requirements of TSCA section 5(b) and 5(d)(1), the exemptions 
authorized by TSCA section 5(h)(1), (h)(2), (h)(3), and (h)(5), and the 
regulations at 40 CFR part 720. Once EPA receives a SNUN, EPA may take 
regulatory action under TSCA section 5(e), 5(f), 6, or 7 to control the 
activities for which it has received the SNUN. If EPA does not take 
action, EPA is required under TSCA section 5(g) to explain in the 
Federal Register its reasons for not taking action.

III. Rationale and Objectives of the Final Rule

A. Rationale

    During review of the PMNs 29 chemical substances which were the 
subject of PMNs P-14-72, P-14-89, P-14-90, P-14-91, P-14-92, P-14-158, 
P-14-159, P-14-161, P-14-162, P-14-163, P-14-173, P-14-175, P-14-176, 
P-14-177, P-14-178, P-14-179, P-14-180, P-14-181, P-14-182, P-14-183, 
P-14-184, P-14-185, P-14-186, P-14-187, P-14-188, P-14-190, P-14-191, 
P-14-192, and P-14-193, EPA determined that one or more of the criteria 
of concern established at Sec.  [emsp14]721.170 were met. For 
additional discussion of the rationale for the SNUR on this chemical, 
see Units II., IV., and V. of the proposed rule.

B. Objectives

    EPA is issuing final SNURs for 29 chemical substances described 
above to achieve the following objectives with

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regard to the significant new uses designated in this final rule:
     EPA will receive notice of any person's intent to 
manufacture or process a listed chemical substance for the described 
significant new use before that activity begins.
     EPA will have an opportunity to review and evaluate data 
submitted in a SNUN before the notice submitter begins manufacturing or 
processing a listed chemical substance for the described significant 
new use.
     EPA will be able to regulate prospective manufacturers or 
processors of a listed chemical substance before the described 
significant new use of that chemical substance occurs, provided that 
regulation is warranted pursuant to TSCA sections 5(e), 5(f), 6, or 7.
    Issuance of a SNUR for a chemical substance does not signify that 
the chemical substance is listed on the TSCA Chemical Substance 
Inventory (TSCA Inventory). Guidance on how to determine if a chemical 
substance is on the TSCA Inventory is available on the Internet at 
http://www.epa.gov/opptintr/existingchemicals/pubs/tscainventory/index.html.

IV. Significant New Use Determination

    Section 5(a)(2) of TSCA states that EPA's determination that a use 
of a chemical substance is a significant new use must be made after 
consideration of all relevant factors, including:
     The projected volume of manufacturing and processing of a 
chemical substance.
     The extent to which a use changes the type or form of 
exposure of human beings or the environment to a chemical substance.
     The extent to which a use increases the magnitude and 
duration of exposure of human beings or the environment to a chemical 
substance.
     The reasonably anticipated manner and methods of 
manufacturing, processing, distribution in commerce, and disposal of a 
chemical substance.
    In addition to these factors enumerated in TSCA section 5(a)(2), 
the statute authorized EPA to consider any other relevant factors.
    To determine what would constitute a significant new use for the 
chemical substances listed in this final rule, EPA considered relevant 
information about the toxicity of the chemical substances, likely human 
exposures and environmental releases associated with possible uses, and 
the four bulleted TSCA section 5(a)(2) factors listed in this unit.

V. Applicability of the Significant New Use Designation

    If uses begun after the proposed rule was published were considered 
ongoing rather than new, any person could defeat the SNUR by initiating 
the significant new use before the final rule was issued. Therefore EPA 
has designated the date of publication of the proposed rule as the 
cutoff date for determining whether the new use is ongoing. Consult the 
Federal Register Notice of April 24, 1990 (55 FR 17376, FRL 3658-5) for 
a more detailed discussion of the cutoff date for ongoing uses.
    Any person who began commercial manufacture or processing of the 
chemical substances identified in this rule for any of the significant 
new uses designated in the proposed SNUR after the date of publication 
of the proposed SNUR, must stop that activity before the effective date 
of the final rule. Persons who ceased those activities will have to 
first comply with all applicable SNUR notification requirements and 
wait until the notice review period, including any extensions, expires, 
before engaging in any activities designated as significant new uses. 
If a person were to meet the conditions of advance compliance under 40 
CFR 721.45(h), the person would be considered to have met the 
requirements of the final SNUR for those activities.

VI. Test Data and Other Information

    EPA recognizes that TSCA section 5 does not require the development 
of any particular test data before submission of a SNUN. The two 
exceptions are:
    1. Development of test data is required where the chemical 
substance subject to the SNUR is also subject to a test rule under TSCA 
section 4 (see TSCA section 5(b)(1)).
    2. Development of test data may be necessary where the chemical 
substance has been listed under TSCA section 5(b)(4) (see TSCA section 
5(b)(2)).
    In the absence of a TSCA section 4 test rule or a TSCA section 
5(b)(4) listing covering the chemical substance, persons are required 
only to submit test data in their possession or control and to describe 
any other data known to or reasonably ascertainable by them (see Sec.  
720.50). However, upon review of PMNs and SNUNs, the Agency has the 
authority to require appropriate testing.
    Recommended testing that would address the criteria of concern of 
Sec.  721.170 can be found in Unit IV. of the proposed rule. 
Descriptions of tests are provided only for informational purposes. EPA 
strongly encourages persons, before performing any testing, to consult 
with the Agency pertaining to protocol selection.
    SNUN submitters should be aware that EPA will be better able to 
evaluate SNUNs which provide detailed information on the following:
     Human exposure and environmental release that may result 
from the significant new use of the chemical substances.
     Potential benefits of the chemical substances.
     Information on risks posed by the chemical substances 
compared to risks posed by potential substitutes.

VII. SNUN Submissions

    According to 40 CFR 721.1(c), persons submitting a SNUN must comply 
with the same notice requirements and EPA regulatory procedures as 
persons submitting a PMN, including submission of test data on health 
and environmental effects as described in Sec.  720.50. SNUNs must be 
on EPA Form No. 7710-25, generated using e-PMN software, and submitted 
to the Agency in accordance with the procedures set forth in Sec. Sec.  
721.25 and 720.40. E-PMN software is available electronically at http://www.epa.gov/opptintr/newchems.

VIII. Economic Analysis

    EPA evaluated the potential costs of SNUN requirements for 
potential manufacturers and processors of the chemical substances in 
the rule. The Agency's complete Economic Analysis is available in the 
docket under docket ID number EPA-HQ-OPPT-2014-0390.

IX. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews

A. Executive Order 12866

    This final rule establishes SNURs for chemical substances that were 
the subject of PMNs. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has 
exempted these types of actions from review under Executive Order 
12866, entitled ``Regulatory Planning and Review'' (58 FR 51735, 
October 4, 1993).

B. Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA)

    According to PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), an agency may not 
conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to a 
collection of information that requires OMB approval under PRA, unless 
it has been approved by OMB and displays a currently valid OMB control 
number. The OMB control numbers for EPA's regulations in title 40 of 
the CFR, after appearing in the Federal Register, are listed in 40 CFR 
part 9, and included on the related collection instrument or form, if 
applicable. EPA is amending the table in 40 CFR part 9 to list the OMB 
approval

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number for the information collection requirements contained in this 
final rule. This listing of the OMB control numbers and their 
subsequent codification in the CFR satisfies the display requirements 
of PRA and OMB's implementing regulations at 5 CFR part 1320. This 
Information Collection Request (ICR) was previously subject to public 
notice and comment prior to OMB approval, and given the technical 
nature of the table, EPA finds that further notice and comment to amend 
it is unnecessary. As a result, EPA finds that there is ``good cause'' 
under section 553(b)(3)(B) of the Administrative Procedure Act (5 
U.S.C. 553(b)(3)(B)) to amend this table without further notice and 
comment.
    The information collection requirements related to this action have 
already been approved by OMB pursuant to PRA under OMB control number 
2070-0012 (EPA ICR No. 574). This action does not impose any burden 
requiring additional OMB approval. If an entity were to submit a SNUN 
to the Agency, the annual burden is estimated to average between 30 and 
170 hours per response. This burden estimate includes the time needed 
to review instructions, search existing data sources, gather and 
maintain the data needed, and complete, review, and submit the required 
SNUN.
    Send any comments about the accuracy of the burden estimate, and 
any suggested methods for minimizing respondent burden, including 
through the use of automated collection techniques, to the Director, 
Collection Strategies Division, Office of Environmental Information 
(2822T), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., 
Washington, DC 20460-0001. Please remember to include the OMB control 
number in any correspondence, but do not submit any completed forms to 
this address.

C. Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA)

    On February 18, 2012, EPA certified pursuant to RFA section 605(b) 
(5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.), that promulgation of a SNUR does not have a 
significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities 
where the following are true:
    1. A significant number of SNUNs would not be submitted by small 
entities in response to the SNUR.
    2. The SNUR submitted by any small entity would not cost 
significantly more than $8,300.

A copy of that certification is available in the docket for this final 
rule.
    This final rule is within the scope of the February 18, 2012 
certification. Based on the Economic Analysis discussed in Unit VIII. 
and EPA's experience promulgating SNURs (discussed in the 
certification), EPA believes that the following are true:
     A significant number of SNUNs would not be submitted by 
small entities in response to the SNUR.
     Submission of the SNUN would not cost any small entity 
significantly more than $8,300.

Therefore, the promulgation of the SNUR would not have a significant 
economic impact on a substantial number of small entities.

D. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (UMRA)

    Based on EPA's experience with proposing and finalizing SNURs, 
State, local, and Tribal governments have not been impacted by these 
rulemakings, and EPA does not have any reasons to believe that any 
State, local, or Tribal government will be impacted by this final rule. 
As such, EPA has determined that this action does not impose any 
enforceable duty, contain any unfunded mandate, or otherwise have any 
effect on small governments subject to the requirements of UMRA 
sections 202, 203, 204, or 205 (2 U.S.C. 1501 et seq.).

E. Executive Order 13132

    This action will not have a substantial direct effect on States, on 
the relationship between the national government and the States, or on 
the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels 
of government, as specified in Executive Order 13132, entitled 
``Federalism'' (64 FR 43255, August 10, 1999).

F. Executive Order 13175

    This action does not have Tribal implications because it is not 
expected to have substantial direct effects on Indian Tribes. This 
final rule does not significantly nor uniquely affect the communities 
of Indian Tribal governments, nor does it involve or impose any 
requirements that affect Indian Tribes. Accordingly, the requirements 
of Executive Order 13175, entitled ``Consultation and Coordination with 
Indian Tribal Governments'' (65 FR 67249, November 9, 2000), do not 
apply to this final rule.

G. Executive Order 13045

    This action is not subject to Executive Order 13045, entitled 
``Protection of Children from Environmental Health Risks and Safety 
Risks'' (62 FR 19885, April 23, 1997), because this is not an 
economically significant regulatory action as defined by Executive 
Order 12866, and this action does not address environmental health or 
safety risks disproportionately affecting children.

H. Executive Order 13211

    This action is not subject to Executive Order 13211, entitled 
``Actions Concerning Regulations That Significantly Affect Energy 
Supply, Distribution, or Use'' (66 FR 28355, May 22, 2001), because 
this action is not expected to affect energy supply, distribution, or 
use and because this action is not a significant regulatory action 
under Executive Order 12866.

I. National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act (NTTAA)

    In addition, since this action does not involve any technical 
standards, NTTAA section 12(d) (15 U.S.C. 272 note), does not apply to 
this action.

J. Executive Order 12898

    This action does not entail special considerations of environmental 
justice related issues as delineated by Executive Order 12898, entitled 
``Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority 
Populations and Low-Income Populations'' (59 FR 7629, February 16, 
1994).

X. 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 24, 2015.
Maria J. Doa,
Director, Chemical Control Division, Office of Pollution Prevention and 
Toxics.

    Therefore, 40 CFR parts 9 and 721 are 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

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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, 300g-3, 300g-4, 300g-5, 300g-6, 300j-1, 300j-2, 
300j-3, 300j-4, 300j-9, 1857 et seq., 6901-6992k, 7401-7671q, 7542, 
9601-9657, 11023, 11048.


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2. In Sec.  [emsp14]9.1, add entries for ``721.10780,'' ``721.10781,'' 
``721.10782,'' and ``721.10783'' in numerical order under the 
undesignated center heading ``Significant New Uses of Chemical 
Substances'' to read as follows:


Sec.  [emsp14]9.1  OMB approvals under the Paperwork Reduction Act.

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                                                            OMB Control
                     40 CFR Citation                            No.
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               Significant New Uses of Chemical Substances
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721.10780...............................................       2070-0012
721.10781...............................................       2070-0012
721.10782...............................................       2070-0012
721.10783...............................................       2070-0012
 
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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).


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4. Add Sec.  [emsp14]721.10780 to subpart E to read as follows:


Sec.  [emsp14]721.10780  Propaneperoxoic acid, 2,2-dimethyl-, 1,1,3,3-
tetramethylbutyl ester.

    (a) Chemical substance and significant new uses subject to 
reporting. (1) The chemical substance identified as propaneperoxoic 
acid, 2,2-dimethyl-, 1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl ester (PMN P-14-72; CAS 
No. 22288-41-1) is subject to reporting under this section for the 
significant new uses described in paragraph (a)(2) of this section.
    (2) The significant new uses are:
    (i) Release to water. Requirements as specified in Sec.  721.90 
(a)(4), (b)(4), and (c)(4) (N=3).
    (ii) [Reserved]
    (b) Specific requirements. The provisions of subpart A of this part 
apply to this section except as modified by this paragraph.
    (1) Recordkeeping. Recordkeeping requirements as specified in Sec.  
721.125(a), (b), (c), and (k) are applicable to manufacturers and 
processors of this substance.
    (2) Limitations or revocation of certain notification requirements. 
The provisions of Sec.  721.185 apply to this section.

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5. Add Sec.  [emsp14]721.10781 to subpart E to read as follows:


Sec.  721.10781  Fatty acid amide hydrochlorides (generic).

    (a) Chemical substance and significant new uses subject to 
reporting. (1) The chemical substances identified generically as fatty 
acid amide hydrochlorides (PMNs P-14-89, P-14-90, P-14-91 and P-14-92) 
are subject to reporting under this section for the significant new 
uses described in paragraphs (a)(2) and (3) of this section.
    (2) The significant new uses are:
    (i) Industrial, commercial, and consumer activities. Requirements 
as specified in Sec.  721.80. The significant new use is any use other 
than as a surfactant in asphalt emulsions where the surface water 
concentrations described under the significant new uses in paragraph 
(a)(3)(i) of this section are exceeded.
    (ii) [Reserved].
    (3) The significant new uses for any use other than as a surfactant 
in asphalt emulsions:
    (i) Release to water. Requirements as specified 721.90 (a)(4), 
(b)(4), and (c)(4) (where N=110 for PMNs P-14-89 and P-14-92; N=240 for 
PMN P-14-90; N=53 for PMN P-14-91).
    (ii) [Reserved].
    (b) Specific Requirements. The provisions of subpart A of this part 
apply to this section except as modified by this paragraph.
    (1) Recordkeeping. Recordkeeping requirements as specified in Sec.  
721.125(a), (b), (c), (i), and (k) are applicable to manufacturers and 
processors of these substances.
    (2) Limitations or revocation of certain notification requirements. 
The provisions of Sec.  721.185 apply to this section.
0
6. Add Sec.  [emsp14]721.10782 to subpart E to read as follows:


Sec.  721.10782  Fatty acid amides (generic).

    (a) Chemical substance and significant new uses subject to 
reporting. (1) The chemical substance identified generically as fatty 
acid amides (PMN P-14-158, P-14-159, P-14-161, P-14-162, and P-14-163) 
are subject to reporting under this section for the significant new 
uses described in paragraph (a)(2) of this section.
    (2) The significant new uses are:
    (i) Industrial, commercial, and consumer activities. Requirements 
as specified in Sec.  721.80. The significant new use is any use other 
than as additives in mineral flotation products and as chemical 
intermediates where the surface water concentrations described under 
the significant new uses in paragraph (a)(3)(i) of this section are 
exceeded.
    (ii) [Reserved].
    (3) The significant new uses for any use other than as additives in 
mineral flotation products and as chemical intermediates:
    (i) Release to water. Requirements as specified in Sec.  
721.90(a)(4), (b)(4), and (c)(4) (where N=1 for PMNs P-14-158, P-14-
159, P-14-161, and P-14-163; N=140 for PMN P-14-162).
    (ii) [Reserved]
    (b) Specific requirements. The provisions of subpart A of this part 
apply to this section except as modified by this paragraph.
    (1) Recordkeeping. Recordkeeping requirements as specified in Sec.  
721.125(a), (b), (c), (i) and (k) are applicable to manufacturers and 
processors of these substances.
    (2) Limitations or revocation of certain notification requirements. 
The provisions of Sec.  721.185 apply to this section.

0
7. Add Sec.  [emsp14]721.10783 to subpart E to read as follows:


Sec.  721.10783  Fatty acid amide acetates (generic).

    (a) Chemical substance and significant new uses subject to 
reporting. (1) The chemical substance identified generically as fatty 
acid amide acetates (PMNs P-14-173, P-14-175, P-14-176, P-14-177, P-14-
178, P-14-179, P-14-180, P-14-181, P-14-182, P-14-183, P-14-184, P-14-
185, P-14-186, P-14-187, P-14-188, P-14-190, P-14-191, P-14-192 and P-
14-193) are subject to reporting under this section for the significant 
new uses described in paragraph (a)(2) of this section.
    (2) The significant new uses are:
    (i) Industrial, commercial, and consumer activities. Requirements 
as specified in Sec.  721.80. The significant new use is any use other 
than as flotation additives in mineral processing where the surface 
water concentrations described under the significant new uses in 
paragraph (a)(3)(i) of this section are exceeded.
    (ii) [Reserved].
    (3) The significant new uses for any use other than as flotation 
additives in mineral processing:
    (i) Release to water. Requirements as specified in Sec.  
721.90(a)(4), (b)(4), and (c)(4) (where N = concentration of concern as 
follows):

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                                                          Concentration
                        PMN No.                             of concern
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P-14-173, P-14-175, P-14-178, P-14-179, P-14-181, P-14-           1 ppb.
 183, P-14-184, P-14-192, P-14-193.....................
P-14-176, P-14-180, P-14-185, P-14-186, P-14-187, P-14-           2 ppb.
 190...................................................
P-14-177, P-14-188.....................................           3 ppb.
P-14-191...............................................           4 ppb.
P-14-182...............................................         140 ppb.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    (ii) [Reserved]
    (b) Specific requirements. The provisions of subpart A of this part 
apply to this section except as modified by this paragraph.
    (1) Recordkeeping. Recordkeeping requirements as specified in Sec.  
721.125(a), (b), (c), (i) and (k) are applicable to manufacturers and 
processors of these substances.
    (2) Limitations or revocation of certain notification requirements. 
The provisions of Sec.  721.185 apply to this section.

[FR Doc. 2015-30677 Filed 12-3-15; 8:45 am]
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