[alpha]lpha-Alkyl-[omega]-Hydroxypoly (Oxypropylene) and/or Poly (Oxyethylene) Polymers Where the Alkyl Chain Contains a Minimum of Six Carbons etc.; Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance, 6092-6097 [2014-02203]

Download as PDF 6092 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 22 / Monday, February 3, 2014 / Rules and Regulations 3. In § 17.5, revise paragraph (a) to read as follows: ■ § 17.5 Complaint. (a) The Center with principal jurisdiction over the matter involved shall begin all administrative civil money penalty actions by serving on the respondent(s) a complaint signed by the Office of the Chief Counsel attorney for the Center and by filing a copy of the complaint with the Division of Dockets Management (HFA–305), Food and Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852. For a civil money penalty action against retailers of tobacco products, the complaint may be signed by any Agency employee designated by the Chief Counsel. * * * * * Dated: January 28, 2014. Leslie Kux, Assistant Commissioner for Policy. [FR Doc. 2014–02150 Filed 1–31–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 180 [EPA–HQ–OPP–2013–0210; FRL–9394–2] αlpha-Alkyl-w-Hydroxypoly (Oxypropylene) and/or Poly (Oxyethylene) Polymers Where the Alkyl Chain Contains a Minimum of Six Carbons etc.; Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:01 Jan 31, 2014 Jkt 232001 The docket for this action, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPP–2013–0210, is available at http://www.regulations.gov or at the Office of Pesticide Programs Regulatory Public Docket (OPP Docket) in the Environmental Protection Agency Docket Center (EPA/DC), EPA West Bldg., Rm. 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001. 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 OPP Docket is (703) 305–5805. Please review the visitor instructions and additional information about the docket available at http://www.epa.gov/dockets. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lois Rossi, Registration Division (7505P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (703) 305–7090; email address: RDFRNotices@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: I. General Information A. Does this action apply to me? This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of a-alkyl-whydroxypoly (oxypropylene) and/or poly (oxyethylene) polymers where the alkyl chain contains a minimum of six carbons, and a-alkyl-w-hydroxypoly (oxypropylene) and/or poly (oxyethylene) polymers where the alkyl chain contains a minimum of six carbons and a minimum number average molecular weight (in amu) 1,100 (hereinafter referred to as ‘‘AAAs’’ (alkyl alcohol alkoxylates) when used as an inert ingredient as a surfactant in pesticide formulations in growing crops without limitations. Akzo Nobel Surface Chemistry submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting an amendment to an existing requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a SUMMARY: maximum permissible level for residues of AAAs. DATES: This regulation is effective February 3, 2014. Objections and requests for hearings must be received on or before April 4, 2014, and must be filed in accordance with the instructions provided in 40 CFR part 178 (see also Unit I.C. of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION). You may be potentially affected by this action if you are an agricultural producer, food manufacturer, or pesticide manufacturer. 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: • Crop production (NAICS code 111). • Animal production (NAICS code 112). • Food manufacturing (NAICS code 311). • Pesticide manufacturing (NAICS code 32532). B. How can I get electronic access to other related information? You may access a frequently updated electronic version of 40 CFR part 180 through the Government Printing Office’s e-CFR site at http:// PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/textidx?&c=ecfr&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title40/ 40tab_02.tpl. C. How can I file an objection or hearing request? Under FFDCA section 408(g), 21 U.S.C. 346a, any person may file an objection to any aspect of this regulation and may also request a hearing on those objections. You must file your objection or request a hearing on this regulation in accordance with the instructions provided in 40 CFR part 178. To ensure proper receipt by EPA, you must identify docket ID number EPA–HQ– OPP–2013–0210 in the subject line on the first page of your submission. All objections and requests for a hearing must be in writing, and must be received by the Hearing Clerk on or before April 4, 2014. Addresses for mail and hand delivery of objections and hearing requests are provided in 40 CFR 178.25(b). In addition to filing an objection or hearing request with the Hearing Clerk as described in 40 CFR part 178, please submit a copy of the filing that does not contain any CBI for inclusion in the public docket. Information not marked confidential pursuant to 40 CFR part 2 may be disclosed publicly by EPA without prior notice. Submit a copy of your non-CBI objection or hearing request, identified by docket ID number EPA–HQ–OPP–2013–0210, by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: OPP Docket, Environmental Protection Agency Docket Center (EPA/ DC), (28221T), 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001. • Hand Delivery: To make special arrangements for hand delivery or delivery of boxed information, please follow the instructions at http:// www.epa.gov/dockets/contacts.html. Additional instructions on commenting or visiting the docket, along with more information about dockets generally, is available at http://www.epa.gov/dockets. II. Petition for Exemption In the Federal Register of August 5, 2009 (74 FR 38935) (FRL–8430–1), EPA issued a final rule, announcing the establishment of a tolerance exemption pursuant to a pesticide petition (PP 9E7534) by The Joint Inerts Task Force (JITF), Cluster Support Team Number 1 (CST1), c/o CropLife America, 1156 15th Street NW., Suite 400, Washington, DC 20005. The petition requested that 40 CFR 180.910, 40 CFR 180.930, 40 CFR 180.940a, and 40 CFR 180.960 be E:\FR\FM\03FER1.SGM 03FER1 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 22 / Monday, February 3, 2014 / Rules and Regulations amended by establishing exemptions from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of a group of substances known as AAAs. The exemptions narratively describe the subject chemical as a-alkylw-hydroxypoly (oxypropylene) and/or poly (oxyethylene) polymers where the alkyl chain contains a minimum of six carbons and specify the individual chemicals covered by the exemptions by a listing of CAS Reg. Nos. The current petition seeks to expand these exemptions by adding additional chemicals identified by the CAS Reg. No. In the Federal Register of July 19, 2013 (78 FR 43118) (FRL–9392–9), EPA issued a notice pursuant to section 408 of FFDCA, 21 U.S.C. 346a, announcing the filing of a pesticide petition (IN– 10544) by Spring Trading Company, 10805 W. Timberwagon Cir., Spring, TX 77380–4030, on behalf of Akzo Nobel Surface Chemistry, LLC, 525 West Van Buren, Chicago, IL 60607–3823. The petition requested that 40 CFR 180.920, 40 CFR 180.930, and 40 CFR 180.960 be amended by modifying the exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of AAAs by adding residues of additional chemicals of a-alkyl-whydroxypoly (oxypropylene) and/or poly(oxyethylene) polymers where the alkyl chain contains a minimum of six carbons, and a-alkyl-w-hydroxypoly (oxypropylene) and/or poly (oxyethylene) polymers where the alkyl chain contains a minimum of six carbons, minimum number average molecular weight (in AMU) 1,100 in or on growing crops at no limitation when used as an inert ingredient in pesticide formulations. That notice referenced a summary of the petition prepared by Akzo Nobel Surface Chemistry, the petitioner, which is available in the docket, http://www.regulations.gov. Comments were received on the notice of filing. A public comment noted that the requested 40 CFR sections, 180.920, 180.930, or 180.960 were not all the correct sections for AAAs. The petitioner agreed and resubmitted their request. In the Federal Register of September 12, 2013 (78 FR 56187) (FRL–9399–7), EPA issued a notice pursuant to section 408 of FFDCA, 21 U.S.C. 346a, announcing the filing of a pesticide petition (IN–10544) by Spring Trading Company, 10805 W. Timberwagon Cir., Spring, TX 77380–4030, on behalf of Akzo Nobel Surface Chemistry, LLC, 525 West Van Buren, Chicago, IL 60607–3823. The petition requested that 40 CFR 180.910, 40 CFR 180.930, 40 CFR 180.940(a) and 40 CFR 180.960 be amended by modifying the exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:01 Jan 31, 2014 Jkt 232001 residues of AAAs to include CAS Reg. No.: 9004–87–9; 9035–85–2; 9038–29–3; 9038–43–1; 9040–05–5; 9046–09–7; 25190–05–0; 25231–21–4; 26401–47–8; 26403–74–7; 26636–39–5; 27252–75–1; 37311–00–5; 37311–01–6; 37311–04–9; 39278–93–8; 50861–66–0; 52232–09–4; 57455–38–6; 57497–74–2; 59112–62–8; 62648–50–4; 63303–00–4; 63303–01–5; 63658–45–7; 63793–60–2; 64415–24–3; 64415–25–4; 64425–86–1; 65104–72–5; 65150–81–4; 67254–71–1; 67763–08–0; 67784–96–7; 68238–81–3; 68238–82–4; 68409–58–5; 68409–59–6; 68439–30–5; 68439–48–5; 68439–53–2; 68526–95–4; 68603–20–3; 68920–69–4; 68954–94–9; 68987–90–6; 68991–48–0; 69227–20–9; 70955–07–6; 70955–69–0; 71011–10–4; 72066–65–0; 72108–90–8; 72484–69–6; 73018–31–2; 74432–13–6; 74499–34–6; 79771–03–2; 102782–43–4; 103331–86– 8; 103657–84–7; 103657–85–8; 103819– 03–0; 116810–32–3; 116810–33–4; 120944–68–5; 121617–09–2; 126646– 02–4; 126950–62–7; 139381–39–8; 139626–71–4; 152231–44–2; 154518– 36–2; 157627–88–8; 157707–41–0; 157707–43–2; 159653–49–3; 160901– 09–7; 160901–19–9; 160901–20–2; 161025–21–4; 161025–22–5; 176022– 76–7; 287935–46–0; 288095–59–0; 288260–45–7; 303176–75–2; and 954108–36–2 when used as an inert ingredient in pesticide formulations applied to growing crops without limitations. That notice referenced a summary of the petition prepared by Akzo Nobel Surface Chemistry, the petitioner, which is available in the docket, http://www.regulations.gov. Comments were received on the notice of filing. EPA’s response to these comments is discussed in Unit V.C. In this petition, Akzo Nobel Surface Chemistry claims that the chemicals CAS Reg. No.; 9004–87–9; 9035–85–2; 9038–29–3; 9038–43–1; 9040–05–5; 9046–09–7; 25190–05–0; 25231–21–4; 26401–47–8; 26403–74–7; 26636–39–5; 27252–75–1; 37311–00–5; 37311–01–6; 37311–04–9; 39278–93–8; 50861–66–0; 52232–09–4; 57455–38–6; 57497–74–2; 59112–62–8; 62648–50–4; 63303–00–4; 63303–01–5; 63658–45–7; 63793–60–2; 64415–24–3; 64415–25–4; 64425–86–1; 65104–72–5; 65150–81–4; 67254–71–1; 67763–08–0; 67784–96–7; 68238–81–3; 68238–82–4; 68409–58–5; 68409–59–6; 68439–30–5; 68439–48–5; 68439–53–2; 68526–95–4; 68603–20–3; 68920–69–4; 68954–94–9; 68987–90–6; 68991–48–0; 69227–20–9; 70955–07–6; 70955–69–0; 71011–10–4; 72066–65–0; 72108–90–8; 72484–69–6; 73018–31–2; 74432–13–6; 74499–34–6; 79771–03–2; 102782–43–4; 103331–86–8; 103657–84–7; 103657– 85–8; 103819–03–0; 116810–32–3; 116810–33–4; 120944–68–5; 121617– PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 6093 09–2; 126646–02–4; 126950–62–7; 139381–39–8; 139626–71–4; 152231– 44–2; 154518–36–2; 157627–88–8; 157707–41–0; 157707–43–2; 159653– 49–3; 160901–09–7; 160901–19–9; 160901–20–2; 161025–21–4; 161025– 22–5; 176022–76–7; 287935–46–0; 288095–59–0; 288260–45–7; 303176– 75–2; and 954108–36–2 are covered by the published tolerance exemption for AAAs and that no further data or review is required to amend the existing tolerance exemption to include the additional CAS Reg. Nos. Based upon review of the data supporting the petition, EPA has confirmed that most of the originally requested CAS Reg. Nos. are acceptable for consideration under the currently approved descriptor. However, several of the originally requested compounds have aromatic components or have an alkyl chain too short or contain an ester which do not fit within the AAA descriptor, are not acceptable, and EPA is denying that portion of the petition. CAS Reg. Nos 9004–87–9, 9046–09–7, 26401–47–8, 26403–74–7, 9278–93–8, 57455–38–6, 57497–74–2, 63303–00–4, 68987–90–6, 70955–69–0, and 288095– 59–0 are denied because these compounds contain a phenyl group as part of their structure which is considered an aromatic component. These substances do not fall within the aliphatic descriptor and are not supported by the existing data. CAS Reg. No. 139381–39–8 is denied because its alkyl chain contains only four carbons (butyl group) which is too short to fit the AAA descriptor. CAS Reg No. 67784–96–7 is denied because it contains an ester which is not included in the tolerance exemption descriptor. The cluster data is based on common chemical structures and the denied chemicals would not fit within the established category. This limitation is based on the Agency’s risk assessment which can be found at http:// www.regulations.gov in document IN– 10544. Requesting to Amend the Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance for a-alkyl-w-hydroxypoly (oxypropylene) and/or poly (oxyethylene) polymers where the alkyl chain contains a minimum of six carbons, and a-alkyl-w-hydroxypoly (oxypropylene) and/or poly (oxyethylene) polymers where the alkyl chain contains a minimum of six carbons and a minimum number average molecular weight (in amu) 1,100, under 40 CFR 180.910, 180.930, 180.940(a) or 180.960 in docket ID number EPA–HQ–OPP–2013–0210. E:\FR\FM\03FER1.SGM 03FER1 6094 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 22 / Monday, February 3, 2014 / Rules and Regulations III. Inert Ingredient Definition Inert ingredients are all ingredients that are not active ingredients as defined in 40 CFR 153.125 and include, but are not limited to, the following types of ingredients (except when they have a pesticidal efficacy of their own): Solvents such as alcohols and hydrocarbons; surfactants such as polyoxyethylene polymers and fatty acids; carriers such as clay and diatomaceous earth; thickeners such as carrageenan and modified cellulose; wetting, spreading, and dispersing agents; propellants in aerosol dispensers; microencapsulating agents; and emulsifiers. The term ‘‘inert’’ is not intended to imply nontoxicity; the ingredient may or may not be chemically active. Generally, EPA has exempted inert ingredients from the requirement of a tolerance based on the low toxicity of the individual inert ingredients. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES IV. Aggregate Risk Assessment and Determination of Safety Section 408(c)(2)(A)(i) of FFDCA allows EPA to establish an exemption from the requirement for a tolerance (the legal limit for a pesticide chemical residue in or on a food) only if EPA determines that the tolerance is ‘‘safe.’’ Section 408(b)(2)(A)(ii) of FFDCA defines ‘‘safe’’ to mean that ‘‘there is a reasonable certainty that no harm will result from aggregate exposure to the pesticide chemical residue, including all anticipated dietary exposures and all other exposures for which there is reliable information.’’ This includes exposure through drinking water and in residential settings, but does not include occupational exposure. Section 408(b)(2)(C) of FFDCA requires EPA to give special consideration to exposure of infants and children to the pesticide chemical residue in establishing a tolerance and to ‘‘ensure that there is a reasonable certainty that no harm will result to infants and children from aggregate exposure to the pesticide chemical residue. . . .’’ EPA establishes exemptions from the requirement of a tolerance only in those cases where it can be clearly demonstrated that the risks from aggregate exposure to pesticide chemical residues under reasonably foreseeable circumstances will pose no appreciable risks to human health. In order to determine the risks from aggregate exposure to pesticide inert ingredients, the Agency considers the toxicity of the inert in conjunction with possible exposure to residues of the inert ingredient through food, drinking water, and through other exposures that VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:01 Jan 31, 2014 Jkt 232001 occur as a result of pesticide use in residential settings. If EPA is able to determine that a finite tolerance is not necessary to ensure that there is a reasonable certainty that no harm will result from aggregate exposure to the inert ingredient, an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance may be established. Consistent with section 408(c)(2)(A) of FFDCA, and the factors specified in FFDCA section 408(c)(2)(B), EPA has reviewed the available scientific data and other relevant information in support of this action. EPA has sufficient data to assess the hazards of and to make a determination on aggregate exposure for AAAs including exposure resulting from the exemption established by this action. EPA’s assessment of exposures and risks associated with AAAs follows. The Agency agrees with the petitioner that CAS Reg. No.: 9035–85–2; 9038– 29–3; 9038–43–1; 9040–05–5; 25190– 05–0; 25231–21–4; 26636–39–5; 27252– 75–1; 37311–00–5; 37311–01–6; 37311– 04–9; 50861–66–0; 52232–09–4; 59112– 62–8; 62648–50–4; 63303–01–5; 63658– 45–7; 63793–60–2; 64415–24–3; 64415– 25–4; 64425–86–1; 65104–72–5; 65150– 81–4; 67254–71–1; 67763–08–0; 68238– 81–3; 68238–82–4; 68409–58–5; 68409– 59–6; 68439–30–5; 68439–48–5; 68439– 53–2; 68526–95–4; 68603–20–3; 68920– 69–4; 68954–94–9; 68991–48–0; 69227– 20–9; 70955–07–6; 71011–10–4; 72066– 65–0; 72108–90–8; 72484–69–6; 73018– 31–2; 74432–13–6; 74499–34–6; 79771– 03–2;102782–43–4; 103331–86–8; 103657–84–7; 103657–85–8; 103819– 03–0; 116810–32–3; 116810–33–4; 120944–68–5; 121617–09–2; 126646– 02–4; 126950–62–7; 139626–71–4; 152231–44–2; 154518–36–2; 157627– 88–8; 157707–41–0; 157707–43–2; 159653–49–3; 160901–09–7; 160901– 19–9; 160901–20–2; 161025–21–4; 161025–22–5; 176022–76–7; 287935– 46–0; 288260–45–7; 303176–75–2; and 954108–36–2 are AAAs each having molecular structures conforming to the chemical description given in the tolerance exemption expression, i.e., aalkyl-w-hydroxypoly (oxypropylene) and/or poly (oxyethylene) polymers where the alkyl chain contains a minimum of six carbons and which do not contain additional structural elements that are not included within the tolerance exemption expression description. In 2009, in establishing the exemption for the AAAs, EPA assessed their safety generally using worst case exposure assumptions. (74 FR 38935) (FRL–8430–1). EPA concluded that that assessment showed that exempting the AAAs from the requirement from a tolerance would be safe. Inclusion of PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 additional chemicals described above in the risk assessment for the AAAs would in no way alter that prior risk assessment given the generic findings on toxicity and the worst case exposure assumptions used in that risk assessment. Accordingly, based on the findings in that earlier rule, EPA has determined that there is a reasonable certainty that no harm to any population subgroup, including infants and children, will result from aggregate exposure to AAAs, by including the additional chemicals described above, under reasonably foreseeable circumstances. Therefore, the amendment of an exemption from tolerance under 40 CFR 180.910, 180.930, 180.940, and 180.960, for residues of AAAs to include the chemicals described above is safe under FFDCA section 408. V. Other Considerations A. Analytical Enforcement Methodology An analytical method is not required for enforcement purposes since the Agency is establishing an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance without any numerical limitation. B. International Residue Limits In making its tolerance decisions, EPA seeks to harmonize U.S. tolerances with international standards whenever possible, consistent with U.S. food safety standards and agricultural practices. EPA considers the international maximum residue limits (MRLs) established by the Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex), as required by FFDCA section 408(b)(4). The Codex Alimentarius is a joint U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization/ World Health Organization food standards program, and it is recognized as an international food safety standards-setting organization in trade agreements to which the United States is a party. EPA may establish a tolerance that is different from a Codex MRL; however, FFDCA section 408(b)(4) requires that EPA explain the reasons for departing from the Codex level. The Codex has not established a MRL for AAAs. C. Response to Comments One comment was received for a notice of filing from a private citizen who opposed the authorization to sell any pesticide that leaves a residue on food. The Agency understands the commenter’s concerns and recognizes that some individuals believe that no residue of pesticides should be allowed. However, under the existing legal framework provided by section 408 of E:\FR\FM\03FER1.SGM 03FER1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 22 / Monday, February 3, 2014 / Rules and Regulations the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), EPA is authorized to establish pesticide tolerances or exemptions where persons seeking such tolerances or exemptions have demonstrated that the pesticide meets the safety standard imposed by the statute. VI. Conclusions Therefore, the exemptions from the requirement of a tolerance under 40 CFR 180.910, 180.930, 180.940a, and 180.960 for AAAs when used as an inert ingredient as a surfactant in pesticide formulations applied to growing crops is amended to add the following CAS numbers: 9004–87–9; 9035–85–2; 9038– 29–3; 9038–43–1; 9040–05–5; 9046–09– 7; 25190–05–0; 25231–21–4; 26401–47– 8; 26403–74–7; 26636–39–5; 27252–75– 1; 37311–00–5; 37311–01–6; 37311–04– 9; 39278–93–8; 50861–66–0; 52232–09– 4; 57455–38–6; 57497–74–2; 59112–62– 8; 62648–50–4; 63303–00–4; 63303–01– 5; 63658–45–7; 63793–60–2; 64415–24– 3; 64415–25–4; 64425–86–1; 65104–72– 5; 65150–81–4; 67254–71–1; 67763–08– 0; 67784–96–7; 68238–81–3; 68238–82– 4; 68409–58–5; 68409–59–6; 68439–30– 5; 68439–48–5; 68439–53–2; 68526–95– 4; 68603–20–3; 68920–69–4; 68954–94– 9; 68987–90–6; 68991–48–0; 69227–20– 9; 70955–07–6; 70955–69–0; 71011–10– 4; 72066–65–0; 72108–90–8; 72484–69– 6; 73018–31–2; 74432–13–6; 74499–34– 6; 79771–03–2; 102782–43–4; 103331– 86–8; 103657–84–7; 103657–85–8; 103819–03–0; 116810–32–3; 116810– 33–4; 120944–68–5; 121617–09–2; 126646–02–4; 126950–62–7; 139381– 39–8; 139626–71–4; 152231–44–2; 154518–36–2; 157627–88–8; 157707– 41–0; 157707–43–2; 159653–49–3; 160901–09–7; 160901–19–9; 160901– 20–2; 161025–21–4; 161025–22–5; 176022–76–7; 287935–46–0; 288095– 59–0; 288260–45–7; 303176–75–2; and 954108–36–2. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES VII. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews This final rule establishes a tolerance under section 408(d) of FFDCA in response to a petition submitted to the Agency. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has exempted these types of actions from review under Executive VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:01 Jan 31, 2014 Jkt 232001 Order 12866, entitled Regulatory Planning and Review (58 FR 51735, October 4, 1993). Because this final rule has been exempted from review under Executive Order 12866, this final rule 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) or Executive Order 13045, entitled Protection of Children from Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks (62 FR 19885, April 23, 1997). This final rule does not contain any information collections subject to OMB approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq., nor does it require any special considerations under Executive Order 12898, entitled Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations (59 FR 7629, February 16, 1994). Since tolerances and exemptions that are established on the basis of a petition under section 408(d) of FFDCA, such as the tolerance in this final rule, do not require the issuance of a proposed rule, the requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) do not apply. This final rule directly regulates growers, food processors, food handlers, and food retailers, not States or tribes, nor does this action alter the relationships or distribution of power and responsibilities established by Congress in the preemption provisions of section 408(n)(4) of FFDCA. As such, the Agency has determined that this action will not have a substantial direct effect on States or tribal governments, on the relationship between the national government and the States or tribal governments, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government or between the Federal Government and Indian tribes. Thus, the Agency has determined that Executive Order 13132, entitled Federalism (64 FR 43255, August 10, 1999) and Executive Order 13175, entitled Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments (65 FR 67249, November 9, 2000) do not apply to this final rule. In addition, this final rule does not impose any enforceable PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 6095 duty or contain any unfunded mandate as described under Title II of the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (UMRA) (Pub. L. 104–4). This action does not involve any technical standards that would require Agency consideration of voluntary consensus standards pursuant to section 12(d) of the National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act of 1995 (NTTAA), Public Law 104–113, section 12(d) (15 U.S.C. 272 note). VIII. Congressional Review Act The Congressional Review Act, 5 U.S.C. 801 et seq., generally provides that before a rule may take effect, the agency promulgating the rule must submit a rule report to each House of the Congress and to the Comptroller General of the United States. 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 this final rule in the Federal Register. This final rule is not a ‘‘major rule’’ as defined by 5 U.S.C. 804(2). List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 180 Environmental protection, Administrative practice and procedure, Agricultural commodities, Pesticides and pests, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Dated: January 17, 2014. Lois Rossi, Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. Therefore, 40 CFR chapter I is amended as follows: PART 180—[AMENDED] 1. The authority citation for part 180 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 21 U.S.C. 321(q), 346a and 371. 2. In § 180.910, the table is amended by revising the following inert ingredient to read as follows: ■ § 180.910 Inert ingredients used pre- and post-harvest; exemptions from the requirement of a tolerance. * E:\FR\FM\03FER1.SGM * * 03FER1 * * 6096 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 22 / Monday, February 3, 2014 / Rules and Regulations Inert ingredients Limits * * * * * a-Alkyl-w-hydroxypoly (oxypropylene) and/or poly (oxyethylene) polymers where the alkyl chain contains a minimum of six carbons (CAS Reg. No.: 9035–85–2; 9038–29–3; 9038– 43–1; 9040–05–5; 25190–05–0; 25231–21–4; 26636–39–5; 27252–75–1; 37311–00–5; 37311–01–6; 37311–04–9; 50861–66–0; 52232–09–4; 59112–62–8; 62648–50–4; 63303– 01–5; 63658–45–7; 63793–60–2; 64415–24–3; 64415–25–4; 64425–86–1; 65104–72–5; 65150–81–4; 67254–71–1; 67763–08–0; 68238–81–3; 68238–82–4; 68409–58–5; 68409– 59–6; 68439–30–5; 68439–48–5; 68439–53–2; 68526–95–4; 68603–20–3; 68920–69–4; 68954–94–9; 68991–48–0; 69227–20–9; 70955–07–6; 71011–10–4; 72066–65–0; 72108– 90–8; 72484–69–6; 73018–31–2; 74432–13–6; 74499–34–6; 79771–03–2;102782–43–4; 103331–86–8; 103657–84–7; 103657–85–8; 103819–03–0; 116810–32–3; 116810–33–4; 120944–68–5; 121617–09–2; 126646–02–4; 126950–62–7; 139626–71–4; 152231–44–2; 154518–36–2; 157627–88–8; 157707–41–0; 157707–43–2; 159653–49–3; 160901–09–7; 160901–19–9; 160901–20–2; 161025–21–4; 161025–22–5; 176022–76–7; 287935–46–0; 288260–45–7; 303176–75–2; 954108–36–2 * * * * * Surfactants, related surfactants. * * * * * * Limits * * * * * a-Alkyl-w-hydroxypoly (oxypropylene) and/or poly (oxyethylene) polymers where the alkyl chain contains a minimum of six carbons (CAS Reg. No.: 9035–85–2; 9038–29–3; 9038– 43–1; 9040–05–5; 25190–05–0; 25231–21–4; 26636–39–5; 27252–75–1; 37311–00–5; 37311–01–6; 37311–04–9; 50861–66–0; 52232–09–4; 59112–62–8; 62648–50–4; 63303– 01–5; 63658–45–7; 63793–60–2; 64415–24–3; 64415–25–4; 64425–86–1; 65104–72–5; 65150–81–4; 67254–71–1; 67763–08–0; 68238–81–3; 68238–82–4; 68409–58–5; 68409– 59–6; 68439–30–5; 68439–48–5; 68439–53–2; 68526–95–4; 68603–20–3; 68920–69–4; 68954–94–9; 68991–48–0; 69227–20–9; 70955–07–6; 71011–10–4; 72066–65–0; 72108– 90–8; 72484–69–6; 73018–31–2; 74432–13–6; 74499–34–6; 79771–03–2;102782–43–4; 103331–86–8; 103657–84–7; 103657–85–8; 103819–03–0; 116810–32–3; 116810–33–4; 120944–68–5; 121617–09–2; 126646–02–4; 126950–62–7; 139626–71–4; 152231–44–2; 154518–36–2; 157627–88–8; 157707–41–0; 157707–43–2; 159653–49–3; 160901–09–7; 160901–19–9; 160901–20–2; 161025–21–4; 161025–22–5; 176022–76–7; 287935–46–0; 288260–45–7; 303176–75–2; 954108–36–2 * * 4. In § 180.940, the table in paragraph (a) is amended by revising the following entry to read as follows: * * * * * Uses * Surfactants, related surfactants. * § 180.940 Tolerance exemptions for active and inert ingredients for use in antimicrobial formulations (Food-contact surface sanitizing solutions). * * * adjuvants (a) * * * * * * * a-Alkyl-w-hydroxypoly (oxypropylene) and/or poly (oxyethylene) polymers where the alkyl chain contains a minimum of six carbons. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES CAS Reg. No. * * * * 9035–85–2; 9038–29–3; 9038–43–1; 9040–05–5; 25190–05–0; 25231–21–4; 26636–39–5; 27252–75–1; 37311–00–5; 37311–01–6; 37311–04–9; 50861– 66–0; 52232–09–4; 59112–62–8; 62648–50–4; 63303–01–5; 63658–45–7; 63793–60–2; 64415–24–3; 64415–25–4; 64425–86–1; 65104–72–5; 65150– 81–4; 67254–71–1; 67763–08–0; 68238–81–3; 68238–82–4; 68409–58–5; 68409–59–6; 68439–30–5; 68439–48–5; 68439–53–2; 68526–95–4; 68603– 20–3; 68920–69–4; 68954–94–9; 68991–48–0; 69227–20–9; 70955–07–6; 71011–10–4; 72066–65–0; 72108–90–8; 72484–69–6; 73018–31–2; 74432– 13–6; 74499–34–6; 79771–03–2;102782–43–4; 103331–86–8; 103657–84– 7; 103657–85–8; 103819–03–0; 116810–32–3; 116810–33–4; 120944–68–5; 121617–09–2; 126646–02–4; 126950–62–7; 139626–71–4; 152231–44–2; 154518–36–2; 157627–88–8; 157707–41–0; 157707–43–2; 159653–49–3; 160901–09–7; 160901–19–9; 160901–20–2; 161025–21–4; 161025–22–5; 176022–76–7; 287935–46–0; 288260–45–7; 303176–75–2; 954108–36–2. 16:01 Jan 31, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4700 of * Pesticide chemical VerDate Mar<15>2010 of * Inert ingredients ■ * adjuvants § 180.930 Inert ingredients applied to animals; exemptions from the requirement of a tolerance. 3. In § 180.930, the table is amended by revising the following inert ingredient to read as follows: ■ * Uses Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\03FER1.SGM Limits 03FER1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 22 / Monday, February 3, 2014 / Rules and Regulations 6097 Pesticide chemical Limits * * * CAS Reg. No. * * * * * * * 5. In § 180.960, the table is amended by revising the following entry to read as follows: ■ * * § 180.960 Polymers; exemptions from the requirement of a tolerance. * * * * * Polymer CAS No. * * * a-Alkyl-w-hydroxypoly (oxypropylene) and/or poly (oxyethylene) polymers where the alkyl chain contains a minimum of six carbons and a minimum number average molecular weight (in amu) 1,100. * * * * 9035–85–2; 9038–29–3; 9038–43–1; 9040–05–5; 25190–05–0; 25231–21–4; 26636–39–5; 27252–75–1; 37311–00–5; 37311–01–6; 37311–04–9; 50861– 66–0; 52232–09–4; 59112–62–8; 62648–50–4; 63303–01–5; 63658–45–7; 63793–60–2; 64415–24–3; 64415–25–4; 64425–86–1; 65104–72–5; 65150– 81–4; 67254–71–1; 67763–08–0; 68238–81–3; 68238–82–4; 68409–58–5; 68409–59–6; 68439–30–5; 68439–48–5; 68439–53–2; 68526–95–4; 68603– 20–3; 68920–69–4; 68954–94–9; 68991–48–0; 69227–20–9; 70955–07–6; 71011–10–4; 72066–65–0; 72108–90–8; 72484–69–6; 73018–31–2; 74432– 13–6; 74499–34–6; 79771–03–2;102782–43–4; 103331–86–8; 103657–84–7; 103657–85–8; 103819–03–0; 116810–32–3; 116810–33–4; 120944–68–5; 121617–09–2; 126646–02–4; 126950–62–7; 139626–71–4; 152231–44–2; 154518–36–2; 157627–88–8; 157707–41–0; 157707–43–2; 159653–49–3; 160901–09–7; 160901–19–9; 160901–20–2; 161025–21–4; 161025–22–5; 176022–76–7; 287935–46–0; 288260–45–7; 303176–75–2; 954108–36–2. * * * [FR Doc. 2014–02203 Filed 1–31–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 622 [Docket No. 130802673–4053–02] RIN 0648–BD49 Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Revisions to Headboat Reporting Requirements for Species Managed by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: NMFS issues this final rule to implement management measures described in a framework action to the Fishery Management Plans for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf), as prepared by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Gulf Council); and Coastal Migratory Pelagic (CMP) Resources of the Gulf and South Atlantic Region, as prepared by the Gulf Council and the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (South Atlantic Council) (Headboat Reporting tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:01 Jan 31, 2014 Jkt 232001 * * Framework). This final rule modifies the recordkeeping and reporting requirements for headboat owners and operators who fish for species managed by the Gulf Council through the previously mentioned FMPs. These revisions require fishing records to be submitted electronically (via computer or internet) on a weekly basis or at intervals shorter than a week if notified by the NMFS’ Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC) Science and Research Director (SRD), and prohibit headboats from continuing to fish if they are delinquent in submitting reports. Additionally, this final rule includes two corrections to regulatory text. The purpose of this final rule is to obtain timelier fishing information from headboats to better monitor recreational annual catch limits (ACLs), improve stock assessments, and improve compliance with reporting in Gulf fisheries. DATES: This rule is effective March 5, 2014. Electronic copies of the Headboat Reporting Framework, which includes an environmental assessment and a regulatory impact review, may be obtained from the Southeast Regional Office Web site at http:// sero.nmfs.noaa.gov. Comments regarding the burden-hour estimates or other aspects of the collection-of-information requirements contained in this final rule may be ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 * * submitted in writing to Anik Clemens, Southeast Regional Office, NMFS, 263 13th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701; and OMB, by email at OIRA Submission@omb.eop.gov, or by fax to 202–395–7285. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rich Malinowski, Southeast Regional Office, NMFS, telephone 727–824–5305; email: Rich.Malinowski@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NMFS and the Councils manage the fisheries for Gulf reef fish and Gulf and South Atlantic CMP under their respective FMPs. The FMPs were prepared by the Gulf and South Atlantic Councils and are implemented through regulations at 50 CFR part 622 under the authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act). On October 25, 2013, NMFS published a proposed rule for the framework and requested public comment (78 FR 63946). The proposed rule and framework outline the rationale for the actions contained in this final rule. A summary of the actions implemented by this final rule is provided below. This final rule requires electronic reporting for headboat vessels in the Gulf reef fish and Gulf coastal migratory pelagic fisheries; increases the reporting frequency for headboat vessels in these fisheries; and prohibits headboats from continuing to fish if they are delinquent in submitting their reports. As E:\FR\FM\03FER1.SGM 03FER1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 180

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0210; FRL-9394-2]


[alpha]lpha-Alkyl-[omega]-Hydroxypoly (Oxypropylene) and/or Poly 
(Oxyethylene) Polymers Where the Alkyl Chain Contains a Minimum of Six 
Carbons etc.; Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement 
of a tolerance for residues of [alpha]-alkyl-[omega]-hydroxypoly 
(oxypropylene) and/or poly (oxyethylene) polymers where the alkyl chain 
contains a minimum of six carbons, and [alpha]-alkyl-[omega]-
hydroxypoly (oxypropylene) and/or poly (oxyethylene) polymers where the 
alkyl chain contains a minimum of six carbons and a minimum number 
average molecular weight (in amu) 1,100 (hereinafter referred to as 
``AAAs'' (alkyl alcohol alkoxylates) when used as an inert ingredient 
as a surfactant in pesticide formulations in growing crops without 
limitations. Akzo Nobel Surface Chemistry submitted a petition to EPA 
under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting an 
amendment to an existing requirement of a tolerance. This regulation 
eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for 
residues of AAAs.

DATES: This regulation is effective February 3, 2014. Objections and 
requests for hearings must be received on or before April 4, 2014, and 
must be filed in accordance with the instructions provided in 40 CFR 
part 178 (see also Unit I.C. of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION).

ADDRESSES: The docket for this action, identified by docket 
identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0210, is available at http://www.regulations.gov or at the Office of Pesticide Programs Regulatory 
Public Docket (OPP Docket) in the Environmental Protection Agency 
Docket Center (EPA/DC), EPA West Bldg., Rm. 3334, 1301 Constitution 
Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001. 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 OPP Docket is (703) 305-
5805. Please review the visitor instructions and additional information 
about the docket available at http://www.epa.gov/dockets.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lois Rossi, Registration Division 
(7505P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 
1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone 
number: (703) 305-7090; email address: RDFRNotices@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. General Information

A. Does this action apply to me?

    You may be potentially affected by this action if you are an 
agricultural producer, food manufacturer, or pesticide manufacturer. 
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:
     Crop production (NAICS code 111).
     Animal production (NAICS code 112).
     Food manufacturing (NAICS code 311).
     Pesticide manufacturing (NAICS code 32532).

B. How can I get electronic access to other related information?

    You may access a frequently updated electronic version of 40 CFR 
part 180 through the Government Printing Office's e-CFR site at http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?&c=ecfr&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title40/40tab_02.tpl.

C. How can I file an objection or hearing request?

    Under FFDCA section 408(g), 21 U.S.C. 346a, any person may file an 
objection to any aspect of this regulation and may also request a 
hearing on those objections. You must file your objection or request a 
hearing on this regulation in accordance with the instructions provided 
in 40 CFR part 178. To ensure proper receipt by EPA, you must identify 
docket ID number EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0210 in the subject line on the first 
page of your submission. All objections and requests for a hearing must 
be in writing, and must be received by the Hearing Clerk on or before 
April 4, 2014. Addresses for mail and hand delivery of objections and 
hearing requests are provided in 40 CFR 178.25(b).
    In addition to filing an objection or hearing request with the 
Hearing Clerk as described in 40 CFR part 178, please submit a copy of 
the filing that does not contain any CBI for inclusion in the public 
docket. Information not marked confidential pursuant to 40 CFR part 2 
may be disclosed publicly by EPA without prior notice. Submit a copy of 
your non-CBI objection or hearing request, identified by docket ID 
number EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0210, by one of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments.
     Mail: OPP Docket, Environmental Protection Agency Docket 
Center (EPA/DC), (28221T), 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 
20460-0001.
     Hand Delivery: To make special arrangements for 
hand delivery or delivery of boxed information, please follow the 
instructions at http://www.epa.gov/dockets/contacts.html.
    Additional instructions on commenting or visiting the docket, along 
with more information about dockets generally, is available at http://www.epa.gov/dockets.

II. Petition for Exemption

    In the Federal Register of August 5, 2009 (74 FR 38935) (FRL-8430-
1), EPA issued a final rule, announcing the establishment of a 
tolerance exemption pursuant to a pesticide petition (PP 9E7534) by The 
Joint Inerts Task Force (JITF), Cluster Support Team Number 1 (CST1), 
c/o CropLife America, 1156 15th Street NW., Suite 400, Washington, DC 
20005. The petition requested that 40 CFR 180.910, 40 CFR 180.930, 40 
CFR 180.940a, and 40 CFR 180.960 be

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amended by establishing exemptions from the requirement of a tolerance 
for residues of a group of substances known as AAAs. The exemptions 
narratively describe the subject chemical as [alpha]-alkyl-[omega]-
hydroxypoly (oxypropylene) and/or poly (oxyethylene) polymers where the 
alkyl chain contains a minimum of six carbons and specify the 
individual chemicals covered by the exemptions by a listing of CAS Reg. 
Nos. The current petition seeks to expand these exemptions by adding 
additional chemicals identified by the CAS Reg. No.
    In the Federal Register of July 19, 2013 (78 FR 43118) (FRL-9392-
9), EPA issued a notice pursuant to section 408 of FFDCA, 21 U.S.C. 
346a, announcing the filing of a pesticide petition (IN-10544) by 
Spring Trading Company, 10805 W. Timberwagon Cir., Spring, TX 77380-
4030, on behalf of Akzo Nobel Surface Chemistry, LLC, 525 West Van 
Buren, Chicago, IL 60607-3823. The petition requested that 40 CFR 
180.920, 40 CFR 180.930, and 40 CFR 180.960 be amended by modifying the 
exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of AAAs by 
adding residues of additional chemicals of [alpha]-alkyl-[omega]-
hydroxypoly (oxypropylene) and/or poly(oxyethylene) polymers where the 
alkyl chain contains a minimum of six carbons, and [alpha]-alkyl-
[omega]-hydroxypoly (oxypropylene) and/or poly (oxyethylene) polymers 
where the alkyl chain contains a minimum of six carbons, minimum number 
average molecular weight (in AMU) 1,100 in or on growing crops at no 
limitation when used as an inert ingredient in pesticide formulations. 
That notice referenced a summary of the petition prepared by Akzo Nobel 
Surface Chemistry, the petitioner, which is available in the docket, 
http://www.regulations.gov. Comments were received on the notice of 
filing. A public comment noted that the requested 40 CFR sections, 
180.920, 180.930, or 180.960 were not all the correct sections for 
AAAs. The petitioner agreed and resubmitted their request.
    In the Federal Register of September 12, 2013 (78 FR 56187) (FRL-
9399-7), EPA issued a notice pursuant to section 408 of FFDCA, 21 
U.S.C. 346a, announcing the filing of a pesticide petition (IN-10544) 
by Spring Trading Company, 10805 W. Timberwagon Cir., Spring, TX 77380-
4030, on behalf of Akzo Nobel Surface Chemistry, LLC, 525 West Van 
Buren, Chicago, IL 60607-3823. The petition requested that 40 CFR 
180.910, 40 CFR 180.930, 40 CFR 180.940(a) and 40 CFR 180.960 be 
amended by modifying the exemption from the requirement of a tolerance 
for residues of AAAs to include CAS Reg. No.: 9004-87-9; 9035-85-2; 
9038-29-3; 9038-43-1; 9040-05-5; 9046-09-7; 25190-05-0; 25231-21-4; 
26401-47-8; 26403-74-7; 26636-39-5; 27252-75-1; 37311-00-5; 37311-01-6; 
37311-04-9; 39278-93-8; 50861-66-0; 52232-09-4; 57455-38-6; 57497-74-2; 
59112-62-8; 62648-50-4; 63303-00-4; 63303-01-5; 63658-45-7; 63793-60-2; 
64415-24-3; 64415-25-4; 64425-86-1; 65104-72-5; 65150-81-4; 67254-71-1; 
67763-08-0; 67784-96-7; 68238-81-3; 68238-82-4; 68409-58-5; 68409-59-6; 
68439-30-5; 68439-48-5; 68439-53-2; 68526-95-4; 68603-20-3; 68920-69-4; 
68954-94-9; 68987-90-6; 68991-48-0; 69227-20-9; 70955-07-6; 70955-69-0; 
71011-10-4; 72066-65-0; 72108-90-8; 72484-69-6; 73018-31-2; 74432-13-6; 
74499-34-6; 79771-03-2; 102782-43-4; 103331-86-8; 103657-84-7; 103657-
85-8; 103819-03-0; 116810-32-3; 116810-33-4; 120944-68-5; 121617-09-2; 
126646-02-4; 126950-62-7; 139381-39-8; 139626-71-4; 152231-44-2; 
154518-36-2; 157627-88-8; 157707-41-0; 157707-43-2; 159653-49-3; 
160901-09-7; 160901-19-9; 160901-20-2; 161025-21-4; 161025-22-5; 
176022-76-7; 287935-46-0; 288095-59-0; 288260-45-7; 303176-75-2; and 
954108-36-2 when used as an inert ingredient in pesticide formulations 
applied to growing crops without limitations. That notice referenced a 
summary of the petition prepared by Akzo Nobel Surface Chemistry, the 
petitioner, which is available in the docket, http://www.regulations.gov. Comments were received on the notice of filing. 
EPA's response to these comments is discussed in Unit V.C.
    In this petition, Akzo Nobel Surface Chemistry claims that the 
chemicals CAS Reg. No.; 9004-87-9; 9035-85-2; 9038-29-3; 9038-43-1; 
9040-05-5; 9046-09-7; 25190-05-0; 25231-21-4; 26401-47-8; 26403-74-7; 
26636-39-5; 27252-75-1; 37311-00-5; 37311-01-6; 37311-04-9; 39278-93-8; 
50861-66-0; 52232-09-4; 57455-38-6; 57497-74-2; 59112-62-8; 62648-50-4; 
63303-00-4; 63303-01-5; 63658-45-7; 63793-60-2; 64415-24-3; 64415-25-4; 
64425-86-1; 65104-72-5; 65150-81-4; 67254-71-1; 67763-08-0; 67784-96-7; 
68238-81-3; 68238-82-4; 68409-58-5; 68409-59-6; 68439-30-5; 68439-48-5; 
68439-53-2; 68526-95-4; 68603-20-3; 68920-69-4; 68954-94-9; 68987-90-6; 
68991-48-0; 69227-20-9; 70955-07-6; 70955-69-0; 71011-10-4; 72066-65-0; 
72108-90-8; 72484-69-6; 73018-31-2; 74432-13-6; 74499-34-6; 79771-03-2; 
102782-43-4; 103331-86-8; 103657-84-7; 103657-85-8; 103819-03-0; 
116810-32-3; 116810-33-4; 120944-68-5; 121617-09-2; 126646-02-4; 
126950-62-7; 139381-39-8; 139626-71-4; 152231-44-2; 154518-36-2; 
157627-88-8; 157707-41-0; 157707-43-2; 159653-49-3; 160901-09-7; 
160901-19-9; 160901-20-2; 161025-21-4; 161025-22-5; 176022-76-7; 
287935-46-0; 288095-59-0; 288260-45-7; 303176-75-2; and 954108-36-2 are 
covered by the published tolerance exemption for AAAs and that no 
further data or review is required to amend the existing tolerance 
exemption to include the additional CAS Reg. Nos.
    Based upon review of the data supporting the petition, EPA has 
confirmed that most of the originally requested CAS Reg. Nos. are 
acceptable for consideration under the currently approved descriptor. 
However, several of the originally requested compounds have aromatic 
components or have an alkyl chain too short or contain an ester which 
do not fit within the AAA descriptor, are not acceptable, and EPA is 
denying that portion of the petition. CAS Reg. Nos 9004-87-9, 9046-09-
7, 26401-47-8, 26403-74-7, 9278-93-8, 57455-38-6, 57497-74-2, 63303-00-
4, 68987-90-6, 70955-69-0, and 288095-59-0 are denied because these 
compounds contain a phenyl group as part of their structure which is 
considered an aromatic component. These substances do not fall within 
the aliphatic descriptor and are not supported by the existing data. 
CAS Reg. No. 139381-39-8 is denied because its alkyl chain contains 
only four carbons (butyl group) which is too short to fit the AAA 
descriptor. CAS Reg No. 67784-96-7 is denied because it contains an 
ester which is not included in the tolerance exemption descriptor. The 
cluster data is based on common chemical structures and the denied 
chemicals would not fit within the established category. This 
limitation is based on the Agency's risk assessment which can be found 
at http://www.regulations.gov in document IN-10544. Requesting to Amend 
the Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance for [alpha]-alkyl-
[omega]-hydroxypoly (oxypropylene) and/or poly (oxyethylene) polymers 
where the alkyl chain contains a minimum of six carbons, and [alpha]-
alkyl-[omega]-hydroxypoly (oxypropylene) and/or poly (oxyethylene) 
polymers where the alkyl chain contains a minimum of six carbons and a 
minimum number average molecular weight (in amu) 1,100, under 40 CFR 
180.910, 180.930, 180.940(a) or 180.960 in docket ID number EPA-HQ-OPP-
2013-0210.

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III. Inert Ingredient Definition

    Inert ingredients are all ingredients that are not active 
ingredients as defined in 40 CFR 153.125 and include, but are not 
limited to, the following types of ingredients (except when they have a 
pesticidal efficacy of their own): Solvents such as alcohols and 
hydrocarbons; surfactants such as polyoxyethylene polymers and fatty 
acids; carriers such as clay and diatomaceous earth; thickeners such as 
carrageenan and modified cellulose; wetting, spreading, and dispersing 
agents; propellants in aerosol dispensers; microencapsulating agents; 
and emulsifiers. The term ``inert'' is not intended to imply 
nontoxicity; the ingredient may or may not be chemically active. 
Generally, EPA has exempted inert ingredients from the requirement of a 
tolerance based on the low toxicity of the individual inert 
ingredients.

IV. Aggregate Risk Assessment and Determination of Safety

    Section 408(c)(2)(A)(i) of FFDCA allows EPA to establish an 
exemption from the requirement for a tolerance (the legal limit for a 
pesticide chemical residue in or on a food) only if EPA determines that 
the tolerance is ``safe.'' Section 408(b)(2)(A)(ii) of FFDCA defines 
``safe'' to mean that ``there is a reasonable certainty that no harm 
will result from aggregate exposure to the pesticide chemical residue, 
including all anticipated dietary exposures and all other exposures for 
which there is reliable information.'' This includes exposure through 
drinking water and in residential settings, but does not include 
occupational exposure. Section 408(b)(2)(C) of FFDCA requires EPA to 
give special consideration to exposure of infants and children to the 
pesticide chemical residue in establishing a tolerance and to ``ensure 
that there is a reasonable certainty that no harm will result to 
infants and children from aggregate exposure to the pesticide chemical 
residue. . . .''
    EPA establishes exemptions from the requirement of a tolerance only 
in those cases where it can be clearly demonstrated that the risks from 
aggregate exposure to pesticide chemical residues under reasonably 
foreseeable circumstances will pose no appreciable risks to human 
health. In order to determine the risks from aggregate exposure to 
pesticide inert ingredients, the Agency considers the toxicity of the 
inert in conjunction with possible exposure to residues of the inert 
ingredient through food, drinking water, and through other exposures 
that occur as a result of pesticide use in residential settings. If EPA 
is able to determine that a finite tolerance is not necessary to ensure 
that there is a reasonable certainty that no harm will result from 
aggregate exposure to the inert ingredient, an exemption from the 
requirement of a tolerance may be established.
    Consistent with section 408(c)(2)(A) of FFDCA, and the factors 
specified in FFDCA section 408(c)(2)(B), EPA has reviewed the available 
scientific data and other relevant information in support of this 
action. EPA has sufficient data to assess the hazards of and to make a 
determination on aggregate exposure for AAAs including exposure 
resulting from the exemption established by this action. EPA's 
assessment of exposures and risks associated with AAAs follows.
    The Agency agrees with the petitioner that CAS Reg. No.: 9035-85-2; 
9038-29-3; 9038-43-1; 9040-05-5; 25190-05-0; 25231-21-4; 26636-39-5; 
27252-75-1; 37311-00-5; 37311-01-6; 37311-04-9; 50861-66-0; 52232-09-4; 
59112-62-8; 62648-50-4; 63303-01-5; 63658-45-7; 63793-60-2; 64415-24-3; 
64415-25-4; 64425-86-1; 65104-72-5; 65150-81-4; 67254-71-1; 67763-08-0; 
68238-81-3; 68238-82-4; 68409-58-5; 68409-59-6; 68439-30-5; 68439-48-5; 
68439-53-2; 68526-95-4; 68603-20-3; 68920-69-4; 68954-94-9; 68991-48-0; 
69227-20-9; 70955-07-6; 71011-10-4; 72066-65-0; 72108-90-8; 72484-69-6; 
73018-31-2; 74432-13-6; 74499-34-6; 79771-03-2;102782-43-4; 103331-86-
8; 103657-84-7; 103657-85-8; 103819-03-0; 116810-32-3; 116810-33-4; 
120944-68-5; 121617-09-2; 126646-02-4; 126950-62-7; 139626-71-4; 
152231-44-2; 154518-36-2; 157627-88-8; 157707-41-0; 157707-43-2; 
159653-49-3; 160901-09-7; 160901-19-9; 160901-20-2; 161025-21-4; 
161025-22-5; 176022-76-7; 287935-46-0; 288260-45-7; 303176-75-2; and 
954108-36-2 are AAAs each having molecular structures conforming to the 
chemical description given in the tolerance exemption expression, i.e., 
[alpha]-alkyl-[omega]-hydroxypoly (oxypropylene) and/or poly 
(oxyethylene) polymers where the alkyl chain contains a minimum of six 
carbons and which do not contain additional structural elements that 
are not included within the tolerance exemption expression description. 
In 2009, in establishing the exemption for the AAAs, EPA assessed their 
safety generally using worst case exposure assumptions. (74 FR 38935) 
(FRL-8430-1). EPA concluded that that assessment showed that exempting 
the AAAs from the requirement from a tolerance would be safe. Inclusion 
of additional chemicals described above in the risk assessment for the 
AAAs would in no way alter that prior risk assessment given the generic 
findings on toxicity and the worst case exposure assumptions used in 
that risk assessment. Accordingly, based on the findings in that 
earlier rule, EPA has determined that there is a reasonable certainty 
that no harm to any population subgroup, including infants and 
children, will result from aggregate exposure to AAAs, by including the 
additional chemicals described above, under reasonably foreseeable 
circumstances. Therefore, the amendment of an exemption from tolerance 
under 40 CFR 180.910, 180.930, 180.940, and 180.960, for residues of 
AAAs to include the chemicals described above is safe under FFDCA 
section 408.

V. Other Considerations

A. Analytical Enforcement Methodology

    An analytical method is not required for enforcement purposes since 
the Agency is establishing an exemption from the requirement of a 
tolerance without any numerical limitation.

B. International Residue Limits

    In making its tolerance decisions, EPA seeks to harmonize U.S. 
tolerances with international standards whenever possible, consistent 
with U.S. food safety standards and agricultural practices. EPA 
considers the international maximum residue limits (MRLs) established 
by the Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex), as required by FFDCA 
section 408(b)(4). The Codex Alimentarius is a joint U.N. Food and 
Agriculture Organization/World Health Organization food standards 
program, and it is recognized as an international food safety 
standards-setting organization in trade agreements to which the United 
States is a party. EPA may establish a tolerance that is different from 
a Codex MRL; however, FFDCA section 408(b)(4) requires that EPA explain 
the reasons for departing from the Codex level.
    The Codex has not established a MRL for AAAs.

C. Response to Comments

    One comment was received for a notice of filing from a private 
citizen who opposed the authorization to sell any pesticide that leaves 
a residue on food. The Agency understands the commenter's concerns and 
recognizes that some individuals believe that no residue of pesticides 
should be allowed. However, under the existing legal framework provided 
by section 408 of

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the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), EPA is authorized to 
establish pesticide tolerances or exemptions where persons seeking such 
tolerances or exemptions have demonstrated that the pesticide meets the 
safety standard imposed by the statute.

VI. Conclusions

    Therefore, the exemptions from the requirement of a tolerance under 
40 CFR 180.910, 180.930, 180.940a, and 180.960 for AAAs when used as an 
inert ingredient as a surfactant in pesticide formulations applied to 
growing crops is amended to add the following CAS numbers: 9004-87-9; 
9035-85-2; 9038-29-3; 9038-43-1; 9040-05-5; 9046-09-7; 25190-05-0; 
25231-21-4; 26401-47-8; 26403-74-7; 26636-39-5; 27252-75-1; 37311-00-5; 
37311-01-6; 37311-04-9; 39278-93-8; 50861-66-0; 52232-09-4; 57455-38-6; 
57497-74-2; 59112-62-8; 62648-50-4; 63303-00-4; 63303-01-5; 63658-45-7; 
63793-60-2; 64415-24-3; 64415-25-4; 64425-86-1; 65104-72-5; 65150-81-4; 
67254-71-1; 67763-08-0; 67784-96-7; 68238-81-3; 68238-82-4; 68409-58-5; 
68409-59-6; 68439-30-5; 68439-48-5; 68439-53-2; 68526-95-4; 68603-20-3; 
68920-69-4; 68954-94-9; 68987-90-6; 68991-48-0; 69227-20-9; 70955-07-6; 
70955-69-0; 71011-10-4; 72066-65-0; 72108-90-8; 72484-69-6; 73018-31-2; 
74432-13-6; 74499-34-6; 79771-03-2; 102782-43-4; 103331-86-8; 103657-
84-7; 103657-85-8; 103819-03-0; 116810-32-3; 116810-33-4; 120944-68-5; 
121617-09-2; 126646-02-4; 126950-62-7; 139381-39-8; 139626-71-4; 
152231-44-2; 154518-36-2; 157627-88-8; 157707-41-0; 157707-43-2; 
159653-49-3; 160901-09-7; 160901-19-9; 160901-20-2; 161025-21-4; 
161025-22-5; 176022-76-7; 287935-46-0; 288095-59-0; 288260-45-7; 
303176-75-2; and 954108-36-2.

VII. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews

    This final rule establishes a tolerance under section 408(d) of 
FFDCA in response to a petition submitted to the Agency. 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). Because this final rule has been 
exempted from review under Executive Order 12866, this final rule 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) or Executive Order 13045, entitled 
Protection of Children from Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks 
(62 FR 19885, April 23, 1997). This final rule does not contain any 
information collections subject to OMB approval under the Paperwork 
Reduction Act (PRA), 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq., nor does it require any 
special considerations under Executive Order 12898, entitled Federal 
Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and 
Low-Income Populations (59 FR 7629, February 16, 1994).
    Since tolerances and exemptions that are established on the basis 
of a petition under section 408(d) of FFDCA, such as the tolerance in 
this final rule, do not require the issuance of a proposed rule, the 
requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) (5 U.S.C. 601 et 
seq.) do not apply.
    This final rule directly regulates growers, food processors, food 
handlers, and food retailers, not States or tribes, nor does this 
action alter the relationships or distribution of power and 
responsibilities established by Congress in the preemption provisions 
of section 408(n)(4) of FFDCA. As such, the Agency has determined that 
this action will not have a substantial direct effect on States or 
tribal governments, on the relationship between the national government 
and the States or tribal governments, or on the distribution of power 
and responsibilities among the various levels of government or between 
the Federal Government and Indian tribes. Thus, the Agency has 
determined that Executive Order 13132, entitled Federalism (64 FR 
43255, August 10, 1999) and Executive Order 13175, entitled 
Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments (65 FR 
67249, November 9, 2000) do not apply to this final rule. In addition, 
this final rule does not impose any enforceable duty or contain any 
unfunded mandate as described under Title II of the Unfunded Mandates 
Reform Act of 1995 (UMRA) (Pub. L. 104-4).
    This action does not involve any technical standards that would 
require Agency consideration of voluntary consensus standards pursuant 
to section 12(d) of the National Technology Transfer and Advancement 
Act of 1995 (NTTAA), Public Law 104-113, section 12(d) (15 U.S.C. 272 
note).

VIII. Congressional Review Act

    The Congressional Review Act, 5 U.S.C. 801 et seq., generally 
provides that before a rule may take effect, the agency promulgating 
the rule must submit a rule report to each House of the Congress and to 
the Comptroller General of the United States. 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 this final rule in the Federal 
Register. This final rule is not a ``major rule'' as defined by 5 
U.S.C. 804(2).

List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 180

    Environmental protection, Administrative practice and procedure, 
Agricultural commodities, Pesticides and pests, Reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements.

    Dated: January 17, 2014.
Lois Rossi,
Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs.
    Therefore, 40 CFR chapter I is amended as follows:

PART 180--[AMENDED]

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1. The authority citation for part 180 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 21 U.S.C. 321(q), 346a and 371.

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2. In Sec.  180.910, the table is amended by revising the following 
inert ingredient to read as follows:


Sec.  180.910  Inert ingredients used pre- and post-harvest; exemptions 
from the requirement of a tolerance.

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                                  Inert ingredients                                               Limits                             Uses
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                                                                      * * * * * * *
 [alpha]-Alkyl-[omega]-hydroxypoly (oxypropylene) and/or poly (oxyethylene) polymers                                  Surfactants, related adjuvants of
    where the alkyl chain contains a minimum of six carbons (CAS Reg. No.: 9035-85-2;                                  surfactants.
     9038-29-3; 9038-43-1; 9040-05-5; 25190-05-0; 25231-21-4; 26636-39-5; 27252-75-1;
  37311-00-5; 37311-01-6; 37311-04-9; 50861-66-0; 52232-09-4; 59112-62-8; 62648-50-4;
  63303-01-5; 63658-45-7; 63793-60-2; 64415-24-3; 64415-25-4; 64425-86-1; 65104-72-5;
  65150-81-4; 67254-71-1; 67763-08-0; 68238-81-3; 68238-82-4; 68409-58-5; 68409-59-6;
  68439-30-5; 68439-48-5; 68439-53-2; 68526-95-4; 68603-20-3; 68920-69-4; 68954-94-9;
  68991-48-0; 69227-20-9; 70955-07-6; 71011-10-4; 72066-65-0; 72108-90-8; 72484-69-6;
  73018-31-2; 74432-13-6; 74499-34-6; 79771-03-2;102782-43-4; 103331-86-8; 103657-84-
     7; 103657-85-8; 103819-03-0; 116810-32-3; 116810-33-4; 120944-68-5; 121617-09-2;
        126646-02-4; 126950-62-7; 139626-71-4; 152231-44-2; 154518-36-2; 157627-88-8;
        157707-41-0; 157707-43-2; 159653-49-3; 160901-09-7; 160901-19-9; 160901-20-2;
        161025-21-4; 161025-22-5; 176022-76-7; 287935-46-0; 288260-45-7; 303176-75-2;
                                                                          954108-36-2
 
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3. In Sec.  180.930, the table is amended by revising the following 
inert ingredient to read as follows:


Sec.  180.930  Inert ingredients applied to animals; exemptions from 
the requirement of a tolerance.

* * * * *

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                                  Inert ingredients                                               Limits                             Uses
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                                                                      * * * * * * *
 [alpha]-Alkyl-[omega]-hydroxypoly (oxypropylene) and/or poly (oxyethylene) polymers                                  Surfactants, related adjuvants of
    where the alkyl chain contains a minimum of six carbons (CAS Reg. No.: 9035-85-2;                                  surfactants.
     9038-29-3; 9038-43-1; 9040-05-5; 25190-05-0; 25231-21-4; 26636-39-5; 27252-75-1;
  37311-00-5; 37311-01-6; 37311-04-9; 50861-66-0; 52232-09-4; 59112-62-8; 62648-50-4;
  63303-01-5; 63658-45-7; 63793-60-2; 64415-24-3; 64415-25-4; 64425-86-1; 65104-72-5;
  65150-81-4; 67254-71-1; 67763-08-0; 68238-81-3; 68238-82-4; 68409-58-5; 68409-59-6;
  68439-30-5; 68439-48-5; 68439-53-2; 68526-95-4; 68603-20-3; 68920-69-4; 68954-94-9;
  68991-48-0; 69227-20-9; 70955-07-6; 71011-10-4; 72066-65-0; 72108-90-8; 72484-69-6;
  73018-31-2; 74432-13-6; 74499-34-6; 79771-03-2;102782-43-4; 103331-86-8; 103657-84-
     7; 103657-85-8; 103819-03-0; 116810-32-3; 116810-33-4; 120944-68-5; 121617-09-2;
        126646-02-4; 126950-62-7; 139626-71-4; 152231-44-2; 154518-36-2; 157627-88-8;
        157707-41-0; 157707-43-2; 159653-49-3; 160901-09-7; 160901-19-9; 160901-20-2;
        161025-21-4; 161025-22-5; 176022-76-7; 287935-46-0; 288260-45-7; 303176-75-2;
                                                                          954108-36-2
 
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4. In Sec.  180.940, the table in paragraph (a) is amended by revising 
the following entry to read as follows:


Sec.  180.940  Tolerance exemptions for active and inert ingredients 
for use in antimicrobial formulations (Food-contact surface sanitizing 
solutions).

* * * * *
    (a) * * *

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        Pesticide chemical             CAS Reg. No.           Limits
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                              * * * * * * *
[alpha]-Alkyl-[omega]-hydroxypoly  9035-85-2; 9038-29-
 (oxypropylene) and/or poly         3; 9038-43-1; 9040-
 (oxyethylene) polymers where the   05-5; 25190-05-0;
 alkyl chain contains a minimum     25231-21-4; 26636-
 of six carbons.                    39-5; 27252-75-1;
                                    37311-00-5; 37311-
                                    01-6; 37311-04-9;
                                    50861-66-0; 52232-
                                    09-4; 59112-62-8;
                                    62648-50-4; 63303-
                                    01-5; 63658-45-7;
                                    63793-60-2; 64415-
                                    24-3; 64415-25-4;
                                    64425-86-1; 65104-
                                    72-5; 65150-81-4;
                                    67254-71-1; 67763-
                                    08-0; 68238-81-3;
                                    68238-82-4; 68409-
                                    58-5; 68409-59-6;
                                    68439-30-5; 68439-
                                    48-5; 68439-53-2;
                                    68526-95-4; 68603-
                                    20-3; 68920-69-4;
                                    68954-94-9; 68991-
                                    48-0; 69227-20-9;
                                    70955-07-6; 71011-
                                    10-4; 72066-65-0;
                                    72108-90-8; 72484-
                                    69-6; 73018-31-2;
                                    74432-13-6; 74499-
                                    34-6; 79771-03-
                                    2;102782-43-4;
                                    103331-86-8; 103657-
                                    84-7; 103657-85-8;
                                    103819-03-0; 116810-
                                    32-3; 116810-33-4;
                                    120944-68-5; 121617-
                                    09-2; 126646-02-4;
                                    126950-62-7; 139626-
                                    71-4; 152231-44-2;
                                    154518-36-2; 157627-
                                    88-8; 157707-41-0;
                                    157707-43-2; 159653-
                                    49-3; 160901-09-7;
                                    160901-19-9; 160901-
                                    20-2; 161025-21-4;
                                    161025-22-5; 176022-
                                    76-7; 287935-46-0;
                                    288260-45-7; 303176-
                                    75-2; 954108-36-2.

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5. In Sec.  180.960, the table is amended by revising the following 
entry to read as follows:


Sec.  180.960  Polymers; exemptions from the requirement of a 
tolerance.

* * * * *

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                Polymer                             CAS No.
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                              * * * * * * *
[alpha]-Alkyl-[omega]-hydroxypoly       9035-85-2; 9038-29-3; 9038-43-
 (oxypropylene) and/or poly              1; 9040-05-5; 25190-05-0;
 (oxyethylene) polymers where the        25231-21-4; 26636-39-5; 27252-
 alkyl chain contains a minimum of six   75-1; 37311-00-5; 37311-01-6;
 carbons and a minimum number average    37311-04-9; 50861-66-0; 52232-
 molecular weight (in amu) 1,100.        09-4; 59112-62-8; 62648-50-4;
                                         63303-01-5; 63658-45-7; 63793-
                                         60-2; 64415-24-3; 64415-25-4;
                                         64425-86-1; 65104-72-5; 65150-
                                         81-4; 67254-71-1; 67763-08-0;
                                         68238-81-3; 68238-82-4; 68409-
                                         58-5; 68409-59-6; 68439-30-5;
                                         68439-48-5; 68439-53-2; 68526-
                                         95-4; 68603-20-3; 68920-69-4;
                                         68954-94-9; 68991-48-0; 69227-
                                         20-9; 70955-07-6; 71011-10-4;
                                         72066-65-0; 72108-90-8; 72484-
                                         69-6; 73018-31-2; 74432-13-6;
                                         74499-34-6; 79771-03-2;102782-
                                         43-4; 103331-86-8; 103657-84-
                                         7; 103657-85-8; 103819-03-0;
                                         116810-32-3; 116810-33-4;
                                         120944-68-5; 121617-09-2;
                                         126646-02-4; 126950-62-7;
                                         139626-71-4; 152231-44-2;
                                         154518-36-2; 157627-88-8;
                                         157707-41-0; 157707-43-2;
                                         159653-49-3; 160901-09-7;
                                         160901-19-9; 160901-20-2;
                                         161025-21-4; 161025-22-5;
                                         176022-76-7; 287935-46-0;
                                         288260-45-7; 303176-75-2;
                                         954108-36-2.
 
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