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Download as PDF Vol. 79 Thursday, No. 15 January 23, 2014 Part III Environmental Protection Agency mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES2 Seventy–Third Report of the TSCA Interagency Testing Committee to the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency; Receipt of Report and Request for Comments; Notice VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:14 Jan 22, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4717 Sfmt 4717 E:\FR\FM\23JAN2.SGM 23JAN2 4068 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 15 / Thursday, January 23, 2014 / Notices ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPPT–2013–0651; FRL–9905–19] Seventy-Third Report of the TSCA Interagency Testing Committee to the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency; Receipt of Report and Request for Comments Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Interagency Testing Committee (ITC) transmitted its 73rd ITC Report to the EPA Administrator on December 31, 2013. In the 73rd ITC Report, which is included with this notice, the ITC is revising the Priority Testing List by removing five High Production Volume (HPV) Challenge Program orphan chemicals because they were included in a HPV Challenge Program submission or did not meet the ≥ 1 million lb criterion for the HPV Challenge Program. DATES: Comments must be received on or before February 24, 2014. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPPT–2013–0651, by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Document Control Office (7407M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001. • Hand Delivery: OPPT Document Control Office (DCO), EPA East Bldg., Rm. 6428, 1201 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC. ATTN: Docket ID Number EPA–HQ–OPPT–2013–0651. The DCO is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the DCO is (202) 564–8930. Such deliveries are only accepted during the DCO’s normal hours of operation, and special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information. Instructions: Direct your comments to docket ID number EPA–HQ–OPPT– 2013–0651. EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the docket without change and may be made available at http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES2 SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:14 Jan 22, 2014 Jkt 232001 consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through regulations.gov or email. The regulations.gov Web site is an ‘‘anonymous access’’ system, which means EPA will not know your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an email comment directly to EPA without going through regulations.gov, your email address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the docket and made available on the Internet. If you submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you include your name and other contact information in the body of your comment and with any disk or CD–ROM you submit. If EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid the use of special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses. Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the docket index available at http://www.regulations.gov. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, e.g., CBI or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, will be publicly available only in hard copy. Publicly available docket materials are available electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, or, if only available in hard copy, at the OPPT Docket. The OPPT Docket is located in the EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC) at Rm. 3334, EPA West Bldg., 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC. The EPA/DC Public Reading Room hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number of the EPA/DC Public Reading Room is (202) 566–1744, and the telephone number for the OPPT Docket is (202) 566–0280. Docket visitors are required to show photographic identification, pass through a metal detector, and sign the EPA visitor log. All visitor bags are processed through an X-ray machine and subject to search. Visitors will be provided an EPA/DC badge that must be visible at all times in the building and returned upon departure. For technical information contact: Michael D. Mattheisen, Chemical Control Division (7405M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (202) 564–3077; fax FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 number: (202) 564–4745; email address: mattheisen.mike@epa.gov. For general information contact: The TSCA-Hotline, ABVI-Goodwill, 422 South Clinton Ave., Rochester, NY 14620; telephone number: (202) 554– 1404; email address: TSCA-Hotline@ epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. General Information A. Does this action apply to me? This notice is directed to the public in general. It may, however, be of particular interest to you if you manufacture (defined by statute to include import) and/or process TSCAcovered chemicals and you may be identified by the North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) codes 325 and 32411. Because this notice is directed to the general public and other entities may also be interested, the Agency has not attempted to describe all the specific entities that may be interested in this action. B. What should I consider as I prepare my comments for EPA? 1. Submitting CBI. Do not submit this information to EPA through regulations.gov or email. Clearly mark the part or all of the information that you claim to be CBI. For CBI information in a disk or CD–ROM that you mail to EPA, mark the outside of the disk or CD–ROM as CBI and then identify electronically within the disk or CD–ROM the specific information that is claimed as CBI. In addition to one complete version of the comment that includes information claimed as CBI, a copy of the comment that does not contain the information claimed as CBI must be submitted for inclusion in the public docket. Information so marked will not be disclosed except in accordance with procedures set forth in 40 CFR part 2. 2. Tips for preparing your comments. When submitting comments, remember to: i. Identify the document by docket ID number and other identifying information (subject heading, Federal Register date and page number). ii. Follow directions. The Agency may ask you to respond to specific questions or organize comments by referencing a Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part or section number. iii. Explain why you agree or disagree; suggest alternatives and substitute language for your requested changes. iv. Describe any assumptions and provide any technical information and/ or data that you used. E:\FR\FM\23JAN2.SGM 23JAN2 4069 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 15 / Thursday, January 23, 2014 / Notices A. The 73rd ITC Report v. If you estimate potential costs or burdens, explain how you arrived at your estimate in sufficient detail to allow for it to be reproduced. vi. Provide specific examples to illustrate your concerns and suggest alternatives. vii. Explain your views as clearly as possible, avoiding the use of profanity or personal threats. viii. Make sure to submit your comments by the comment period deadline identified. The ITC is revising the TSCA section 4(e) Priority Testing List by removing five HPV Challenge Program orphan chemicals. B. Status of the TSCA Section 4(e) Priority Testing List II. Background The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) (15 U.S.C. 260l et seq.) authorizes the EPA Administrator to promulgate regulations under TSCA section 4(a) requiring testing of chemicals and chemical groups in order to develop data relevant to determining the risks that such chemicals and chemical groups may present to health or the environment. Section 4(e) of TSCA established the ITC to recommend chemicals and chemical groups to the EPA Administrator for priority testing consideration. Section 4(e) of TSCA directs the ITC to revise the TSCA section 4(e) Priority Testing List at least every 6 months. You may access additional information about the ITC at http://www.epa.gov/oppt/itc. Dated: January 16, 2014. Barbara A. Cunningham, Acting Director, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics. Seventy-Third Report of the TSCA Interagency Testing Committee to the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency The TSCA section 4(e) Priority Testing List includes 2 alkylphenols, 45 HPV Challenge Program orphan chemicals, cadmium, a category of cadmium compounds, 6 non-phthalate plasticizers, 25 phosphate ester flame retardants, 2 other flame retardants, 9 chemicals to which children living near hazardous waste sites may be exposed, and 19 diisocyanates and related compounds. Table of Contents List of Subjects The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Interagency Testing Committee (ITC) is revising the TCSA section 4(e) Priority Testing List by removing five High Production Volume (HPV) Challenge Program orphan chemicals. Orphan chemicals are those HPV chemicals for which no sponsors have volunteered to develop and submit robust summaries of basic hazard and fate testing data to EPA. The TSCA section 4(e) Priority Testing List is Table 1 of this unit. Environmental protection, Chemicals, Hazardous substances. Summary I. Background II. ITC’s Activities During this Reporting Period (June 2013 to November 2013) III. Revisions to the TSCA Section 4(e) Priority Testing List: Removal of HPV Challenge Program Orphan Chemicals IV. References V. The TSCA Interagency Testing Committee Summary TABLE 1—TSCA SECTION 4(E) PRIORITY TESTING LIST (NOVEMBER 2013) ITC Report Date Chemical Name/Group 37 ........................................... 41 ........................................... 55 ........................................... November 1995 .................... November 1997 .................... December 2004 .................... 56 ........................................... August 2005 .......................... 68 69 69 69 69 69 May 2011 November November November November November Branched 4-nonylphenol (mixed isomers) ............................ 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl) phenol ....................................... 44 High Production Volume (HPV) Challenge Program orphan chemicals. 1 HPV Challenge Program orphan chemical, naphtha (petroleum), clay-treated light straight-run. Cadmium .............................................................................. Cadmium compounds ........................................................... 6 Non-phthalate plasticizers ................................................. 25 Phosphate ester flame retardants ................................... 2 Other flame retardants ...................................................... 9 Chemicals to which children living near hazardous waste sites may be exposed. 19 Diisocyanates and related compounds ........................... ........................................... ........................................... ........................................... ........................................... ........................................... ........................................... 69 ........................................... .............................. 2011 .................... 2011 .................... 2011 .................... 2011 .................... 2011 .................... November 2011 .................... mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES2 I. Background The ITC was established by TSCA section 4(e) ‘‘to make recommendations to the Administrator respecting the chemical substances and mixtures to which the Administrator should give priority consideration for the promulgation of rules for testing under section 4(a). . . At least every six months . . ., the Committee shall make such revisions to the Priority Testing List as it determines to be necessary and transmit them to the Administrator together with the Committee’s reasons VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:14 Jan 22, 2014 Jkt 232001 for the revisions’’ (Pub. L. 94–469, 90 Stat. 2003 et seq., 15 U.S.C. 2601 et seq.). ITC reports are available from regulations.gov (http:// www.regulations.gov) after publication in the Federal Register. The ITC produces its revisions to the TSCA section 4(e) Priority Testing List with administrative and technical support from the ITC staff, ITC members, and their U.S. Federal Government organizations. ITC members and staff are listed at the end of this report. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 Action Recommended. Recommended. Recommended. Recommended. Recommended. Recommended. Recommended. Recommended. Recommended. Recommended. Recommended. II. ITC’s Activities During This Reporting Period (June 2013 to November 2013) During this reporting period, the ITC discussed the 50 HPV Challenge Program orphan chemicals remaining on the TSCA section 4(e) Priority Testing List. As a result of these discussions, the ITC removed 5 HPV Challenge Program orphan chemicals from the TSCA section 4(e) Priority Testing List. The hazard and fate testing data requested by the EPA for HPV Challenge Program orphan chemicals are necessary to E:\FR\FM\23JAN2.SGM 23JAN2 4070 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 15 / Thursday, January 23, 2014 / Notices establish a screening level understanding of their potential human health and environmental impacts. The HPV Challenge Program orphan chemicals are discussed further in section III of this 73rd ITC Report. III. Revisions to the TSCA Section 4(e) Priority Testing List: Removal of HPV Challenge Program Orphan Chemicals In 2004, at EPA’s request, the ITC added 281 HPV Challenge Program orphan (unsponsored) chemicals to the Priority Testing List in the ITC’s 55th and 56th ITC Reports (Refs. 1 and 2). As of June 2013, 231 HPV Challenge Program orphan chemicals had been removed from the Priority Testing List because they were included in EPA’s test rules, the testing was voluntarily sponsored or because they no longer met the ≥ 1 million lb production or importation volume criterion for the HPV Challenge Program. During this reporting period, EPA requested that 5 HPV Challenge Program orphan chemicals be removed from the Priority Testing List in this 73rd ITC Report (Ref. 3). One of the HPV Challenge Program orphan chemicals is included in a HPV Challenge Program submission and 4 chemicals had production or importation volumes below 1 million lb reported to the 2006 Inventory Update Reporting (IUR) rule and the 2012 Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) rule. The five HPV Challenge Program orphan chemicals being removed from the Priority Testing List and the rationales for their removal are listed in Table 2 of this unit. The 45 HPV Challenge Program orphan chemicals remaining on the Priority Testing List are listed in Table 3 of this unit. TABLE 2—HPV CHALLENGE PROGRAM ORPHAN CHEMICALS BEING REMOVED FROM THE PRIORITY TESTING LIST CAS No. Chemical name Rationale 94–96–2 ...................................................... 111–85–3 .................................................... 3386–33–2 .................................................. 52184–19–7 ................................................ 68515–89–9 ................................................ 1,3-Hexanediol, 2-ethyl- ................................................................................................... Octane, 1-chloro- ............................................................................................................. Octadecane, 1-chloro- ..................................................................................................... Phenol, 2,4-bis(1,1-dimethylpropyl)-6-[2-(2-nitrophenyl)diazenyl]- .................................. Barium, carbonate nonylphenol complexes .................................................................... A B B B B A—Included in a HPV Challenge Program submission http://www.epa.gov/chemrtk/pubs/summaries/2ethlhex/c15756tp.pdf. B—Did not meet the ≥ 1 million lb production or importation volume criterion for the HPV Challenge Program in the 2006 Inventory Update Reporting (IUR) rule and the 2012 Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) rule. TABLE 3—HPV CHALLENGE PROGRAM ORPHAN CHEMICALS REMAINING ON THE PRIORITY TESTING LIST mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES2 CAS No. Chemical name 104–66–5 ............................................................ 107–39–1 ............................................................ 107–40–4 ............................................................ 121–82–4 ............................................................ 137–20–2 ............................................................ 529–34–0 ............................................................ 590–19–2 ............................................................ 598–72–1 ............................................................ 1401–55–4 .......................................................... 1738–25–6 .......................................................... 2210–79–9 .......................................................... 2372–45–4 .......................................................... 2409–55–4 .......................................................... 2425–54–9 .......................................................... 2691–41–0 .......................................................... 3039–83–6 .......................................................... 4170–30–3 .......................................................... 4860–03–1 .......................................................... 8001–58–9 .......................................................... 17103–31–0 ........................................................ 17976–43–1 ........................................................ 21351–39–3 ........................................................ 24794–58–9 ........................................................ 26680–54–6 ........................................................ 28908–00–1 ........................................................ 38321–18–5 ........................................................ 56803–37–3 ........................................................ 68187–41–7 ........................................................ 68187–59–7 ........................................................ 68308–74–7 ........................................................ 68309–27–3 ........................................................ 68441–66–7 ........................................................ 68527–22–0 ........................................................ 68584–25–8 ........................................................ 68602–81–3 ........................................................ 68649–42–3 ........................................................ 68650–36–2 ........................................................ 68782–97–8 ........................................................ 68919–17–5 ........................................................ 68953–80–0 ........................................................ 68955–76–0 ........................................................ VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:14 Jan 22, 2014 Jkt 232001 Benzene, 1,1’-[1,2-ethanediylbis(oxy)]bis1-Pentene, 2,4,4-trimethyl2-Pentene, 2,4,4-trimethyl1,3,5-Triazine, hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro- (RDX) Ethanesulfonic acid, 2-[methyl[(9Z)-1-oxo-9-octadecen-1-yl]amino]-, sodium salt (1:1) 1(2H)-Naphthalenone, 3,4-dihydro1,2-Butadiene Propanoic acid, 2-bromoTannins Propanenitrile, 3-(dimethylamino)Oxirane, 2-[(2-methylphenoxy)methyl]1-Butanol, sodium salt (1:1) Phenol, 2-(1,1-dimethylethyl)-4-methylTetradecane, 1-chloro1,3,5,7-Tetrazocine, octahydro-1,3,5,7-tetranitro- (HMX) Ethenesulfonic acid, sodium salt (1:1) 2-Butenal Hexadecane, 1-chloroCreosote Urea, sulfate (2:1) 2,4,6,8,3,5,7-Benzotetraoxatriplumbacycloundecin-3,5,7-triylidene, 1,9-dihydro-1,9-dioxoUrea, sulfate (1:1) Formic acid, compd. with 2,2’,2’’-nitrilotris[ethanol] (1:1) 2,5-Furandione, dihydro-3-(octen-1-yl)Benzothiazole, 2-[(chloromethyl)thio]Ethanol, 2-(2-butoxyethoxy)-, sodium salt (1:1) Phosphoric acid, (1,1-dimethylethyl)phenyl diphenyl ester Phosphorodithioic acid, O,O-di-C1–14-alkyl esters Coal, anthracite, calcined Amides, tall-oil fatty, N,N-di-Me Fatty acids, tall-oil, sulfonated, sodium salts Decanoic acid, mixed esters with dipentaerythritol, octanoic acid and valeric acid Naphtha (petroleum), clay-treated light straight-run Benzenesulfonic acid, C10–16-alkyl derivs., compds. with triethanolamine Distillates, hydrocarbon resin prodn. higher boiling Phosphorodithioic acid, O,O-di-C1–14-alkyl esters, zinc salts Aromatic hydrocarbons, C8, o-xylene-lean Distillates (petroleum), hydrofined lubricating-oil Hydrocarbons, C12–20, catalytic alkylation by-products Benzene, mixed with toluene, dealkylation product Aromatic hydrocarbons, C9–16, biphenyl deriv.-rich PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\23JAN2.SGM 23JAN2 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 15 / Thursday, January 23, 2014 / Notices 4071 TABLE 3—HPV CHALLENGE PROGRAM ORPHAN CHEMICALS REMAINING ON THE PRIORITY TESTING LIST—Continued CAS No. Chemical name 68990–61–4 ........................................................ 70084–98–9 ........................................................ 71077–05–9 ........................................................ 119345–02–7 ...................................................... IV. References Environmental Protection Agency 1. ITC. Fifty-Fifth Report of the ITC; Notice. Federal Register (70 FR 7364, February 11, 2005) (FRL–7692–1). Available at http:// www.regulations.gov. Docket ID number EPA–HQ–OPPT–2013–0651. 2. ITC. Fifty-Sixth Report of the ITC; Notice. Federal Register (70 FR 61520, October 24, 2005) (FRL–7739–9). Available at http:// www.regulations.gov. Docket ID number EPA–HQ–OPPT–2013–0651. 3. EPA. Memo to Dr. John D. Walker, re: EPA’s comments on removal of five High Production Volume (HPV) Challenge Program orphan chemicals from the TSCA section 4(e) Priority Testing List. December 12, 2013. Available at http:// www.regulations.gov. Docket ID number EPA–HQ–OPPT–2013–0651. VI. The TSCA Interagency Testing Committee Statutory Organizations With Representatives mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES2 Department of Commerce National Institute of Standards and Technology Michele Schantz, Member Jessica Reliner, Alternate VerDate Mar<15>2010 21:39 Jan 22, 2014 Tar, coal, high-temp., high-solids Terpenes and Terpenoids, C10–30, distn. residues Ethanol, 2,2’-oxybis-, reaction products with ammonia, morpholine product tower residues Benzene, 1,1’-oxybis-, tetrapropylene derivs. Jkt 232001 John E. Schaeffer, Alternate National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Nigel Walker, Member Scott Masten, Alternate Dennis W. Lynch, Alternate Tyrone D. Mitchell, Member Occupational Safety and Health Administration Janet Carter, Member and Chairperson Thomas Nerad, Alternate Liaison Organizations With Representatives Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry Glenn D. 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Seventy-Third Report of the TSCA Interagency Testing Committee to 
the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency; Receipt of 
Report and Request for Comments

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Interagency Testing 
Committee (ITC) transmitted its 73rd ITC Report to the EPA 
Administrator on December 31, 2013. In the 73rd ITC Report, which is 
included with this notice, the ITC is revising the Priority Testing 
List by removing five High Production Volume (HPV) Challenge Program 
orphan chemicals because they were included in a HPV Challenge Program 
submission or did not meet the = 1 million lb criterion for 
the HPV Challenge Program.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before February 24, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification 
(ID) number EPA-HQ-OPPT-2013-0651, by one of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the online instructions for submitting comments.
     Mail: Document Control Office (7407M), Office of Pollution 
Prevention and Toxics (OPPT), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001.
     Hand Delivery: OPPT Document Control Office (DCO), EPA 
East Bldg., Rm. 6428, 1201 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC. ATTN: 
Docket ID Number EPA-HQ-OPPT-2013-0651. The DCO is open from 8 a.m. to 
4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone 
number for the DCO is (202) 564-8930. Such deliveries are only accepted 
during the DCO's normal hours of operation, and special arrangements 
should be made for deliveries of boxed information.
    Instructions: Direct your comments to docket ID number EPA-HQ-OPPT-
2013-0651. EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included 
in the docket without change and may be made available at http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, 
unless the comment includes information claimed to be Confidential 
Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is 
restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you consider to 
be CBI or otherwise protected through regulations.gov or email. The 
regulations.gov Web site is an ``anonymous access'' system, which means 
EPA will not know your identity or contact information unless you 
provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an email comment 
directly to EPA without going through regulations.gov, your email 
address will be automatically captured and included as part of the 
comment that is placed in the docket and made available on the 
Internet. If you submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you 
include your name and other contact information in the body of your 
comment and with any disk or CD-ROM you submit. If EPA cannot read your 
comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for 
clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic 
files should avoid the use of special characters, any form of 
encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses.
    Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the docket index 
available at http://www.regulations.gov. Although listed in the index, 
some information is not publicly available, e.g., CBI or other 
information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other 
material, such as copyrighted material, will be publicly available only 
in hard copy. Publicly available docket materials are available 
electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, or, if only available in 
hard copy, at the OPPT Docket. The OPPT Docket is located in the EPA 
Docket Center (EPA/DC) at Rm. 3334, EPA West Bldg., 1301 Constitution 
Ave. NW., Washington, DC. The EPA/DC Public Reading Room hours of 
operation are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding 
legal holidays. The telephone number of the EPA/DC Public Reading Room 
is (202) 566-1744, and the telephone number for the OPPT Docket is 
(202) 566-0280. Docket visitors are required to show photographic 
identification, pass through a metal detector, and sign the EPA visitor 
log. All visitor bags are processed through an X-ray machine and 
subject to search. Visitors will be provided an EPA/DC badge that must 
be visible at all times in the building and returned upon departure.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For technical information contact: 
Michael D. Mattheisen, Chemical Control Division (7405M), Office of 
Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: 
(202) 564-3077; fax number: (202) 564-4745; email address: 
mattheisen.mike@epa.gov.
    For general information contact: The TSCA-Hotline, ABVI-Goodwill, 
422 South Clinton Ave., Rochester, NY 14620; telephone number: (202) 
554-1404; email address: TSCA-Hotline@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. General Information

A. Does this action apply to me?

    This notice is directed to the public in general. It may, however, 
be of particular interest to you if you manufacture (defined by statute 
to include import) and/or process TSCA-covered chemicals and you may be 
identified by the North American Industrial Classification System 
(NAICS) codes 325 and 32411. Because this notice is directed to the 
general public and other entities may also be interested, the Agency 
has not attempted to describe all the specific entities that may be 
interested in this action.

B. What should I consider as I prepare my comments for EPA?

    1. Submitting CBI. Do not submit this information to EPA through 
regulations.gov or email. Clearly mark the part or all of the 
information that you claim to be CBI. For CBI information in a disk or 
CD-ROM that you mail to EPA, mark the outside of the disk or CD-ROM as 
CBI and then identify electronically within the disk or CD-ROM the 
specific information that is claimed as CBI. In addition to one 
complete version of the comment that includes information claimed as 
CBI, a copy of the comment that does not contain the information 
claimed as CBI must be submitted for inclusion in the public docket. 
Information so marked will not be disclosed except in accordance with 
procedures set forth in 40 CFR part 2.
    2. Tips for preparing your comments. When submitting comments, 
remember to:
    i. Identify the document by docket ID number and other identifying 
information (subject heading, Federal Register date and page number).
    ii. Follow directions. The Agency may ask you to respond to 
specific questions or organize comments by referencing a Code of 
Federal Regulations (CFR) part or section number.
    iii. Explain why you agree or disagree; suggest alternatives and 
substitute language for your requested changes.
    iv. Describe any assumptions and provide any technical information 
and/or data that you used.

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    v. If you estimate potential costs or burdens, explain how you 
arrived at your estimate in sufficient detail to allow for it to be 
reproduced.
    vi. Provide specific examples to illustrate your concerns and 
suggest alternatives.
    vii. Explain your views as clearly as possible, avoiding the use of 
profanity or personal threats.
    viii. Make sure to submit your comments by the comment period 
deadline identified.

II. Background

    The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) (15 U.S.C. 260l et seq.) 
authorizes the EPA Administrator to promulgate regulations under TSCA 
section 4(a) requiring testing of chemicals and chemical groups in 
order to develop data relevant to determining the risks that such 
chemicals and chemical groups may present to health or the environment. 
Section 4(e) of TSCA established the ITC to recommend chemicals and 
chemical groups to the EPA Administrator for priority testing 
consideration. Section 4(e) of TSCA directs the ITC to revise the TSCA 
section 4(e) Priority Testing List at least every 6 months. You may 
access additional information about the ITC at http://www.epa.gov/oppt/itc.

A. The 73rd ITC Report

    The ITC is revising the TSCA section 4(e) Priority Testing List by 
removing five HPV Challenge Program orphan chemicals.

B. Status of the TSCA Section 4(e) Priority Testing List

    The TSCA section 4(e) Priority Testing List includes 2 
alkylphenols, 45 HPV Challenge Program orphan chemicals, cadmium, a 
category of cadmium compounds, 6 non-phthalate plasticizers, 25 
phosphate ester flame retardants, 2 other flame retardants, 9 chemicals 
to which children living near hazardous waste sites may be exposed, and 
19 diisocyanates and related compounds.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Chemicals, Hazardous substances.

    Dated: January 16, 2014.
Barbara A. Cunningham,
Acting Director, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics.

Seventy-Third Report of the TSCA Interagency Testing Committee to the 
Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency

Table of Contents

Summary
I. Background
II. ITC's Activities During this Reporting Period (June 2013 to 
November 2013)
III. Revisions to the TSCA Section 4(e) Priority Testing List: 
Removal of HPV Challenge Program Orphan Chemicals
IV. References
V. The TSCA Interagency Testing Committee

Summary

    The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Interagency Testing 
Committee (ITC) is revising the TCSA section 4(e) Priority Testing List 
by removing five High Production Volume (HPV) Challenge Program orphan 
chemicals. Orphan chemicals are those HPV chemicals for which no 
sponsors have volunteered to develop and submit robust summaries of 
basic hazard and fate testing data to EPA.
    The TSCA section 4(e) Priority Testing List is Table 1 of this 
unit.

                        Table 1--TSCA Section 4(e) Priority Testing List (November 2013)
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            ITC Report                     Date             Chemical Name/Group                Action
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37...............................  November 1995.......  Branched 4-nonylphenol     Recommended.
                                                          (mixed isomers).
41...............................  November 1997.......  4-(1,1,3,3-                Recommended.
                                                          tetramethylbutyl) phenol.
55...............................  December 2004.......  44 High Production Volume  Recommended.
                                                          (HPV) Challenge Program
                                                          orphan chemicals.
56...............................  August 2005.........  1 HPV Challenge Program    Recommended.
                                                          orphan chemical, naphtha
                                                          (petroleum), clay-
                                                          treated light straight-
                                                          run.
68...............................  May 2011............  Cadmium..................  Recommended.
69...............................  November 2011.......  Cadmium compounds........  Recommended.
69...............................  November 2011.......  6 Non-phthalate            Recommended.
                                                          plasticizers.
69...............................  November 2011.......  25 Phosphate ester flame   Recommended.
                                                          retardants.
69...............................  November 2011.......  2 Other flame retardants.  Recommended.
69...............................  November 2011.......  9 Chemicals to which       Recommended.
                                                          children living near
                                                          hazardous waste sites
                                                          may be exposed.
69...............................  November 2011.......  19 Diisocyanates and       Recommended.
                                                          related compounds.
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I. Background

    The ITC was established by TSCA section 4(e) ``to make 
recommendations to the Administrator respecting the chemical substances 
and mixtures to which the Administrator should give priority 
consideration for the promulgation of rules for testing under section 
4(a). . . At least every six months . . ., the Committee shall make 
such revisions to the Priority Testing List as it determines to be 
necessary and transmit them to the Administrator together with the 
Committee's reasons for the revisions'' (Pub. L. 94-469, 90 Stat. 2003 
et seq., 15 U.S.C. 2601 et seq.). ITC reports are available from 
regulations.gov (http://www.regulations.gov) after publication in the 
Federal Register. The ITC produces its revisions to the TSCA section 
4(e) Priority Testing List with administrative and technical support 
from the ITC staff, ITC members, and their U.S. Federal Government 
organizations. ITC members and staff are listed at the end of this 
report.

II. ITC's Activities During This Reporting Period (June 2013 to 
November 2013)

    During this reporting period, the ITC discussed the 50 HPV 
Challenge Program orphan chemicals remaining on the TSCA section 4(e) 
Priority Testing List. As a result of these discussions, the ITC 
removed 5 HPV Challenge Program orphan chemicals from the TSCA section 
4(e) Priority Testing List. The hazard and fate testing data requested 
by the EPA for HPV Challenge Program orphan chemicals are necessary to

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establish a screening level understanding of their potential human 
health and environmental impacts. The HPV Challenge Program orphan 
chemicals are discussed further in section III of this 73rd ITC Report.

III. Revisions to the TSCA Section 4(e) Priority Testing List: Removal 
of HPV Challenge Program Orphan Chemicals

    In 2004, at EPA's request, the ITC added 281 HPV Challenge Program 
orphan (unsponsored) chemicals to the Priority Testing List in the 
ITC's 55th and 56th ITC Reports (Refs. 1 and 2). As of June 2013, 231 
HPV Challenge Program orphan chemicals had been removed from the 
Priority Testing List because they were included in EPA's test rules, 
the testing was voluntarily sponsored or because they no longer met the 
>= 1 million lb production or importation volume criterion for the HPV 
Challenge Program. During this reporting period, EPA requested that 5 
HPV Challenge Program orphan chemicals be removed from the Priority 
Testing List in this 73rd ITC Report (Ref. 3). One of the HPV Challenge 
Program orphan chemicals is included in a HPV Challenge Program 
submission and 4 chemicals had production or importation volumes below 
1 million lb reported to the 2006 Inventory Update Reporting (IUR) rule 
and the 2012 Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) rule. The five HPV Challenge 
Program orphan chemicals being removed from the Priority Testing List 
and the rationales for their removal are listed in Table 2 of this 
unit. The 45 HPV Challenge Program orphan chemicals remaining on the 
Priority Testing List are listed in Table 3 of this unit.

 Table 2--HPV Challenge Program Orphan Chemicals Being Removed from the
                          Priority Testing List
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            CAS No.                   Chemical name         Rationale
------------------------------------------------------------------------
94-96-2........................  1,3-Hexanediol, 2-      A
                                  ethyl-.
111-85-3.......................  Octane, 1-chloro-.....  B
3386-33-2......................  Octadecane, 1-chloro-.  B
52184-19-7.....................  Phenol, 2,4-bis(1,1-    B
                                  dimethylpropyl)-6-[2-
                                  (2-
                                  nitrophenyl)diazenyl]-
                                  .
68515-89-9.....................  Barium, carbonate       B
                                  nonylphenol complexes.
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A--Included in a HPV Challenge Program submission http://www.epa.gov/chemrtk/pubs/summaries/2ethlhex/c15756tp.pdf.
B--Did not meet the >= 1 million lb production or importation volume
  criterion for the HPV Challenge Program in the 2006 Inventory Update
  Reporting (IUR) rule and the 2012 Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) rule.


    Table 3--HPV Challenge Program Orphan Chemicals Remaining on the
                          Priority Testing List
------------------------------------------------------------------------
           CAS No.                           Chemical name
------------------------------------------------------------------------
104-66-5.....................  Benzene, 1,1'-[1,2-ethanediylbis(oxy)]bis-
 
107-39-1.....................  1-Pentene, 2,4,4-trimethyl-
107-40-4.....................  2-Pentene, 2,4,4-trimethyl-
121-82-4.....................  1,3,5-Triazine, hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-
                                (RDX)
137-20-2.....................  Ethanesulfonic acid, 2-[methyl[(9Z)-1-oxo-
                                9-octadecen-1-yl]amino]-, sodium salt
                                (1:1)
529-34-0.....................  1(2H)-Naphthalenone, 3,4-dihydro-
590-19-2.....................  1,2-Butadiene
598-72-1.....................  Propanoic acid, 2-bromo-
1401-55-4....................  Tannins
1738-25-6....................  Propanenitrile, 3-(dimethylamino)-
2210-79-9....................  Oxirane, 2-[(2-methylphenoxy)methyl]-
2372-45-4....................  1-Butanol, sodium salt (1:1)
2409-55-4....................  Phenol, 2-(1,1-dimethylethyl)-4-methyl-
2425-54-9....................  Tetradecane, 1-chloro-
2691-41-0....................  1,3,5,7-Tetrazocine, octahydro-1,3,5,7-
                                tetranitro- (HMX)
3039-83-6....................  Ethenesulfonic acid, sodium salt (1:1)
4170-30-3....................  2-Butenal
4860-03-1....................  Hexadecane, 1-chloro-
8001-58-9....................  Creosote
17103-31-0...................  Urea, sulfate (2:1)
17976-43-1...................  2,4,6,8,3,5,7-
                                Benzotetraoxatriplumbacycloundecin-3,5,7-
                                triylidene, 1,9-dihydro-1,9-dioxo-
21351-39-3...................  Urea, sulfate (1:1)
24794-58-9...................  Formic acid, compd. with 2,2',2''-
                                nitrilotris[ethanol] (1:1)
26680-54-6...................  2,5-Furandione, dihydro-3-(octen-1-yl)-
28908-00-1...................  Benzothiazole, 2-[(chloromethyl)thio]-
38321-18-5...................  Ethanol, 2-(2-butoxyethoxy)-, sodium salt
                                (1:1)
56803-37-3...................  Phosphoric acid, (1,1-
                                dimethylethyl)phenyl diphenyl ester
68187-41-7...................  Phosphorodithioic acid, O,O-di-C1-14-
                                alkyl esters
68187-59-7...................  Coal, anthracite, calcined
68308-74-7...................  Amides, tall-oil fatty, N,N-di-Me
68309-27-3...................  Fatty acids, tall-oil, sulfonated, sodium
                                salts
68441-66-7...................  Decanoic acid, mixed esters with
                                dipentaerythritol, octanoic acid and
                                valeric acid
68527-22-0...................  Naphtha (petroleum), clay-treated light
                                straight-run
68584-25-8...................  Benzenesulfonic acid, C10-16-alkyl
                                derivs., compds. with triethanolamine
68602-81-3...................  Distillates, hydrocarbon resin prodn.
                                higher boiling
68649-42-3...................  Phosphorodithioic acid, O,O-di-C1-14-
                                alkyl esters, zinc salts
68650-36-2...................  Aromatic hydrocarbons, C8, o-xylene-lean
68782-97-8...................  Distillates (petroleum), hydrofined
                                lubricating-oil
68919-17-5...................  Hydrocarbons, C12-20, catalytic
                                alkylation by-products
68953-80-0...................  Benzene, mixed with toluene, dealkylation
                                product
68955-76-0...................  Aromatic hydrocarbons, C9-16, biphenyl
                                deriv.-rich

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68990-61-4...................  Tar, coal, high-temp., high-solids
70084-98-9...................  Terpenes and Terpenoids, C10-30, distn.
                                residues
71077-05-9...................  Ethanol, 2,2'-oxybis-, reaction products
                                with ammonia, morpholine product tower
                                residues
119345-02-7..................  Benzene, 1,1'-oxybis-, tetrapropylene
                                derivs.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

IV. References

1. ITC. Fifty-Fifth Report of the ITC; Notice. Federal Register (70 
FR 7364, February 11, 2005) (FRL-7692-1). Available at http://www.regulations.gov. Docket ID number EPA-HQ-OPPT-2013-0651.
2. ITC. Fifty-Sixth Report of the ITC; Notice. Federal Register (70 
FR 61520, October 24, 2005) (FRL-7739-9). Available at http://www.regulations.gov. Docket ID number EPA-HQ-OPPT-2013-0651.
3. EPA. Memo to Dr. John D. Walker, re: EPA's comments on removal of 
five High Production Volume (HPV) Challenge Program orphan chemicals 
from the TSCA section 4(e) Priority Testing List. December 12, 2013. 
Available at http://www.regulations.gov. Docket ID number EPA-HQ-
OPPT-2013-0651.

VI. The TSCA Interagency Testing Committee

Statutory Organizations With Representatives

Department of Commerce
National Institute of Standards and Technology
    Michele Schantz, Member
    Jessica Reliner, Alternate
Environmental Protection Agency
    John E. Schaeffer, Alternate
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
    Nigel Walker, Member
    Scott Masten, Alternate
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
    Dennis W. Lynch, Alternate
National Science Foundation
    Tyrone D. Mitchell, Member
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
    Janet Carter, Member and Chairperson
    Thomas Nerad, Alternate

Liaison Organizations With Representatives

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
    Glenn D. Todd, Member
Consumer Product Safety Commission
    Dominique Johnson, Member
Department of Agriculture
    Clifford P. Rice, Member
    Cathleen J. Hapeman, Alternate
Department of Defense
    Laurie E. Roszell, Member and Vice-Chairperson
Department of the Interior
    Barnett A. Rattner, Member
Food and Drug Administration
    Kirk Arvidson, Member
    Ronald F. Chanderbhan, Alternate

ITC Staff

    John D. Walker, Director
    Carol Savage, Administrative Assistant (NOWCC Employee)

    TSCA Interagency Testing Committee (7405M), Office of Pollution 
Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; url: http://www.epa.gov/oppt/itc.

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