Significant New Use Rule on Certain Chemical Substances; Withdrawal of Significant New Use Rules, 52563-52564 [2014-21091]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 171 / Thursday, September 4, 2014 / Rules and Regulations State, local, or tribal government, in the aggregate, or by the private sector of $100,000,000 or more in any one year. Though this rule will not result in such an expenditure, we do discuss the effects of this rule elsewhere in this preamble. 8. Taking of Private Property This rule will not cause a taking of private property or otherwise have taking implications under Executive Order 12630, Governmental Actions and Interference with Constitutionally Protected Property Rights. 9. Civil Justice Reform This rule meets applicable standards in sections 3(a) and 3(b)(2) of Executive Order 12988, Civil Justice Reform, to minimize litigation, eliminate ambiguity, and reduce burden. 10. Protection of Children We have analyzed this rule under Executive Order 13045, Protection of Children from Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks. 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Environment We have analyzed this rule under Department of Homeland Security Management Directive 023–01 and Commandant Instruction M16475.lD, which guide the Coast Guard in complying with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321–4370f), and have determined that this action is one VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:31 Sep 03, 2014 Jkt 232001 of a category of actions that do not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment. This rule involves establishment of a safety zone on the navigable waters of San Diego Bay. This rule is categorically excluded from further review under paragraph 34(g) of Figure 2–1 of the Commandant Instruction. An environmental analysis checklist supporting this determination and a Categorical Exclusion Determination are available in the docket where indicated under ADDRESSES. We seek any comments or information that may lead to the discovery of a significant environmental impact from this rule. List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 165 Harbors, Marine safety, Navigation (water), Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Security Measures, Waterways. For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard amends 33 CFR part 165 as follows: PART 165—REGULATED NAVIGATION AREAS AND LIMITED ACCESS AREAS 1. The authority citation for part 165 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1231; 46 U.S.C. Chapter 701, 3306, 3703; 50 U.S.C. 191, 195; 33 CFR 1.05–1, 6.04–1, 6.04–6, and 160.5; Pub. L. 107–295, 116 Stat. 2064; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1. 2. Add § 165.T11–653 to read as follows: ■ § 165.T11–653 Safety zone; San Diego TriRock Triathlon; San Diego Bay, San Diego, CA. (a) Location. The limits of the safety zone will encompass the navigable waters adjacent to South Embarcadero Park within the following positions: 32°42′14.4″ N, 117°10′01.2″ W 32°42′17.4″ N, 117°09′58.8″ W 32°42′00.9″ N, 117°09′42.6″ W 32°42′02.9″ N, 117°09′40.6″ W (b) Enforcement Period. This safety zone will be enforced on September 21, 2014 from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (c) Definitions. The following definition applies to this section: Designated representative, means any commissioned, warrant, or petty officer of the Coast Guard on board Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary, or local, state, and federal law enforcement vessels who have been authorized to act on the behalf of the Captain of the Port. (d) Regulations. (1) Entry into, transit through or anchoring within this safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port of San Diego or his designated representative. PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 52563 (2) All persons and vessels shall comply with the instructions of the Coast Guard Captain of the Port or his designated representative. (3) Upon being hailed by U.S. Coast Guard or designated patrol personnel by siren, radio, flashing light or other means, the operator of a vessel shall proceed as directed. (4) The Coast Guard may be assisted by other federal, state, or local agencies. Dated: August 18, 2014. J.S. Spaner, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port San Diego. [FR Doc. 2014–21036 Filed 9–3–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Parts 9 and 721 [EPA–HQ–OPPT–2014–0277 and EPA–HQ– OPPT–2014–0166; FRL–9915–69] RIN 2070–AB27 Significant New Use Rule on Certain Chemical Substances; Withdrawal of Significant New Use Rules Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: EPA is withdrawing significant new use rules (SNURs) promulgated under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for chemical substances which were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs). EPA published these SNURs using direct final rulemaking procedures. EPA received notices of intent to submit adverse comments on these rules. Therefore, the Agency is withdrawing these SNURs, as required under the expedited SNUR rulemaking process. EPA intends to publish in the near future proposed SNURs for these six chemical substances under separate notice and comment procedures. DATES: This final rule is effective September 8, 2014. ADDRESSES: The dockets for this action, identified by docket identification (ID) numbers EPA–HQ–OPPT–2014–0277 and EPA–HQ–OPPT–2014–0166, are available at http://www.regulations.gov or at the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics Docket (OPPT Docket), Environmental Protection Agency Docket Center (EPA/DC), West William Jefferson Clinton Bldg., Rm. 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC. The Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\04SER1.SGM 04SER1 52564 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 171 / Thursday, September 4, 2014 / Rules and Regulations through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Public Reading Room is (202) 566–1744, and the telephone number for the OPPT Docket is (202) 566–0280. Please review the visitor instructions and additional information about the docket available at http://www.epa.gov/dockets. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For technical information contact: Kenneth Moss, Chemical Control Division (7405M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (202) 564–9232; email address: moss.kenneth@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: TSCAHotline@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Does this action apply to me? A list of potentially affected entities is provided in the Federal Register of July 8, 2014 (79 FR 38464) (FRL–9911–05) and July 9, 2014 (79 FR 39268) (FRL– 9910–01). If you have questions regarding the applicability of this action to a particular entity, consult the technical person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES II. What rules are being withdrawn? In the Federal Register of July 8, 2014 (79 FR 38464) and July 9, 2014 (79 FR 39268), EPA issued several direct final SNURs, including SNURs for the chemical substances that are the subject of this withdrawal. These direct final rules were issued pursuant to the procedures in 40 CFR part 721, subpart D. In accordance with § 721.160(c)(3)(ii), EPA is withdrawing the rules issued for chemical substances generically identified as 1,1’methylenebis[isocyanatobenzene], polymer with polycarboxylic acids in alkane polyols; aromatic dibenzoate; propylene glycol, alpha isocyanate, omega silane; aromatic dicarboxylic acid polymer with alkanediol, alkyl alkyl-2-alkenoate,1,4- dialkyl aromatic dicarboxylate, alkanedioic acid, alkanediol, .alpha.- hydro-.omega.hydroxypoly[oxy(alkyl- alkanediyl)], hydroxyalkyl 2-alkyl-2- alkenoate, aromatic diisocyanate, alkyl 2-alkyl-2alkenoate and 2-alkyl-2- alkenoic acid; alkanedioic acid, polymer with alkyl 2alkyl-2-alkenoate, alkanedioic acid, alkanediol, .alpha.-hydro-.omega.hydroxypoly[oxy(alkyl-1 2-alkanediyl)], hydroxyalkyl 2-alkyl-2-alkenoate, aromatic diisocyanate, alkyl 2-alkyl-2- VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:31 Sep 03, 2014 Jkt 232001 alkenoate and 2-alkyl-2-alkenoic acid; and alkanedioic acid, polymer with alkyl alkyl- alkenoate, alkanedioic acid, alkanediol, .alpha.-hydro-.omega.hydroxypoly[oxy(alkyl-1,2-alkanediyl)], aromatic diisocyanate, alkyl alkylalkeneoate and alkyl-alkenoic acid, which were the subject of PMNs P–14– 60, P–13–270, P–13–563, P–13–617, P– 13–618, and P–13–619 respectively, because the Agency received notices of intent to submit adverse comments. EPA intends to publish proposed SNURs for these chemical substances under separate notice and comment procedures. For further information regarding EPA’s expedited process for issuing SNURs, interested parties are directed to 40 CFR part 721, subpart D, and the Federal Register of July 27, 1989 (54 FR 31314). The record for the direct final SNURs for the chemical substances that are being removed were established at EPA–HQ–OPPT–2014–0277 and EPA– HQ–OPPT–2014–0166. These records include information considered by the Agency in developing these rules and the notices of intent to submit adverse comments. III. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews This final rule revokes or eliminates an existing regulatory requirement and does not contain any new or amended requirements. As such, the Agency has determined that this withdrawal will not have any adverse impacts, economic or otherwise. The statutory and executive order review requirements applicable to the direct final rule were discussed in the Federal Register of July 8, 2014 and July 9, 2014. Those review requirements do not apply to this action because it is a withdrawal and does not contain any new or amended requirements. 40 CFR Part 721 Environmental protection, Chemicals, Hazardous substances, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Dated: August 28, 2014. Maria J. Doa, Director, Chemical Control Division, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics. Therefore, 40 CFR chapter I is amended as follows: PART 9—[AMENDED] 1. The authority citation for part 9 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 7 U.S.C. 135 et seq., 136–136y; 15 U.S.C. 2001, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2601–2671; 21 U.S.C. 331j, 346a, 348; 31 U.S.C. 9701; 33 U.S.C. 1251 et seq., 1311, 1313d, 1314, 1318, 1321, 1326, 1330, 1342, 1344, 1345 (d) and (e), 1361; E.O. 11735, 38 FR 21243, 3 CFR, 1971–1975 Comp. p. 973; 42 U.S.C. 241, 242b, 243, 246, 300f, 300g, 300g–1, 300g–2, 300g–3, 300g–4, 300g–5, 300g–6, 300j–1, 300j–2, 300j–3, 300j–4, 300j–9, 1857 et seq., 6901–6992k, 7401–7671q, 7542, 9601–9657, 11023, 11048. § 9.1 PART 721—[AMENDED] 3. The authority citation for part 721 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: –15. U.S.C. 2604, 2607, and 2625(c). § 721.10735 ■ Pursuant to the Congressional Review Act (5 U.S.C. 801 et seq.), EPA will submit a report containing this rule and other required information to the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, and the Comptroller General of the United States prior to publication of the rule in the Federal Register. This action is not a ‘‘major rule’’ as defined by 5 U.S.C. 804(2). List of Subjects 40 CFR Part 9 Environmental protection, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 [Removed] 4. Remove § 721.10735. §§ 721.10741 through 721.10744 [Removed] 5. Remove §§ 721.10741 through 721.10744. ■ § 721.10762 ■ IV. Congressional Review Act (CRA) [Amended] 2. In § 9.1, under the undesignated center heading ‘‘Significant New Uses of Chemical Substances,’’ remove §§ 721.10735, 721.10741, 721.10742, 721.10743, 721.10744 and 721.10762. ■ [Removed] 6. Remove § 721.10762. 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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Parts 9 and 721

[EPA-HQ-OPPT-2014-0277 and EPA-HQ-OPPT-2014-0166; FRL-9915-69]
RIN 2070-AB27


Significant New Use Rule on Certain Chemical Substances; 
Withdrawal of Significant New Use Rules

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: EPA is withdrawing significant new use rules (SNURs) 
promulgated under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for chemical 
substances which were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs). EPA 
published these SNURs using direct final rulemaking procedures. EPA 
received notices of intent to submit adverse comments on these rules. 
Therefore, the Agency is withdrawing these SNURs, as required under the 
expedited SNUR rulemaking process. EPA intends to publish in the near 
future proposed SNURs for these six chemical substances under separate 
notice and comment procedures.

DATES: This final rule is effective September 8, 2014.

ADDRESSES: The dockets for this action, identified by docket 
identification (ID) numbers EPA-HQ-OPPT-2014-0277 and EPA-HQ-OPPT-2014-
0166, are available at http://www.regulations.gov or at the Office of 
Pollution Prevention and Toxics Docket (OPPT Docket), Environmental 
Protection Agency Docket Center (EPA/DC), West William Jefferson 
Clinton Bldg., Rm. 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC. 
The Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday

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through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the 
Public Reading Room is (202) 566-1744, and the telephone number for the 
OPPT Docket is (202) 566-0280. Please review the visitor instructions 
and additional information about the docket available at http://www.epa.gov/dockets.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For technical information contact: 
Kenneth Moss, Chemical Control Division (7405M), Office of Pollution 
Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: 
(202) 564-9232; email address: moss.kenneth@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. Does this action apply to me?

    A list of potentially affected entities is provided in the Federal 
Register of July 8, 2014 (79 FR 38464) (FRL-9911-05) and July 9, 2014 
(79 FR 39268) (FRL-9910-01). If you have questions regarding the 
applicability of this action to a particular entity, consult the 
technical person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

II. What rules are being withdrawn?

    In the Federal Register of July 8, 2014 (79 FR 38464) and July 9, 
2014 (79 FR 39268), EPA issued several direct final SNURs, including 
SNURs for the chemical substances that are the subject of this 
withdrawal. These direct final rules were issued pursuant to the 
procedures in 40 CFR part 721, subpart D. In accordance with Sec.  
721.160(c)(3)(ii), EPA is withdrawing the rules issued for chemical 
substances generically identified as 1,1'- 
methylenebis[isocyanatobenzene], polymer with polycarboxylic acids in 
alkane polyols; aromatic dibenzoate; propylene glycol, alpha 
isocyanate, omega silane; aromatic dicarboxylic acid polymer with 
alkanediol, alkyl alkyl-2-alkenoate,1,4- dialkyl aromatic 
dicarboxylate, alkanedioic acid, alkanediol, .alpha.- hydro-.omega.-
hydroxypoly[oxy(alkyl- alkanediyl)], hydroxyalkyl 2-alkyl-2- alkenoate, 
aromatic diisocyanate, alkyl 2-alkyl-2-alkenoate and 2-alkyl-2- 
alkenoic acid; alkanedioic acid, polymer with alkyl 2- alkyl-2-
alkenoate, alkanedioic acid, alkanediol, .alpha.-hydro-.omega.- 
hydroxypoly[oxy(alkyl-1 2-alkanediyl)], hydroxyalkyl 2-alkyl-2-
alkenoate, aromatic diisocyanate, alkyl 2-alkyl-2- alkenoate and 2-
alkyl-2-alkenoic acid; and alkanedioic acid, polymer with alkyl alkyl- 
alkenoate, alkanedioic acid, alkanediol, .alpha.-hydro-.omega.- 
hydroxypoly[oxy(alkyl-1,2-alkanediyl)], aromatic diisocyanate, alkyl 
alkyl- alkeneoate and alkyl-alkenoic acid, which were the subject of 
PMNs P-14-60, P-13-270, P-13-563, P-13-617, P-13-618, and P-13-619 
respectively, because the Agency received notices of intent to submit 
adverse comments. EPA intends to publish proposed SNURs for these 
chemical substances under separate notice and comment procedures.
    For further information regarding EPA's expedited process for 
issuing SNURs, interested parties are directed to 40 CFR part 721, 
subpart D, and the Federal Register of July 27, 1989 (54 FR 31314). The 
record for the direct final SNURs for the chemical substances that are 
being removed were established at EPA-HQ-OPPT-2014-0277 and EPA-HQ-
OPPT-2014-0166. These records include information considered by the 
Agency in developing these rules and the notices of intent to submit 
adverse comments.

III. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews

    This final rule revokes or eliminates an existing regulatory 
requirement and does not contain any new or amended requirements. As 
such, the Agency has determined that this withdrawal will not have any 
adverse impacts, economic or otherwise. The statutory and executive 
order review requirements applicable to the direct final rule were 
discussed in the Federal Register of July 8, 2014 and July 9, 2014. 
Those review requirements do not apply to this action because it is a 
withdrawal and does not contain any new or amended requirements.

IV. Congressional Review Act (CRA)

    Pursuant to the Congressional Review Act (5 U.S.C. 801 et seq.), 
EPA will submit a report containing this rule and other required 
information to the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, and 
the Comptroller General of the United States prior to publication of 
the rule in the Federal Register. This action is not a ``major rule'' 
as defined by 5 U.S.C. 804(2).

List of Subjects

40 CFR Part 9

    Environmental protection, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

40 CFR Part 721

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

    Dated: August 28, 2014.
Maria J. Doa,
Director, Chemical Control Division, Office of Pollution Prevention and 
Toxics.
    Therefore, 40 CFR chapter I is amended as follows:

PART 9--[AMENDED]

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1. The authority citation for part 9 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  7 U.S.C. 135 et seq., 136-136y; 15 U.S.C. 2001, 
2003, 2005, 2006, 2601-2671; 21 U.S.C. 331j, 346a, 348; 31 U.S.C. 
9701; 33 U.S.C. 1251 et seq., 1311, 1313d, 1314, 1318, 1321, 1326, 
1330, 1342, 1344, 1345 (d) and (e), 1361; E.O. 11735, 38 FR 21243, 3 
CFR, 1971-1975 Comp. p. 973; 42 U.S.C. 241, 242b, 243, 246, 300f, 
300g, 300g-1, 300g-2, 300g-3, 300g-4, 300g-5, 300g-6, 300j-1, 300j-
2, 300j-3, 300j-4, 300j-9, 1857 et seq., 6901-6992k, 7401-7671q, 
7542, 9601-9657, 11023, 11048.


Sec.  9.1  [Amended]

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2. In Sec.  9.1, under the undesignated center heading ``Significant 
New Uses of Chemical Substances,'' remove Sec. Sec.  721.10735, 
721.10741, 721.10742, 721.10743, 721.10744 and 721.10762.

PART 721--[AMENDED]

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

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


Sec.  721.10735  [Removed]

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4. Remove Sec.  721.10735.


Sec. Sec.  721.10741 through 721.10744  [Removed]

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5. Remove Sec. Sec.  721.10741 through 721.10744.


Sec.  721.10762  [Removed]

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6. Remove Sec.  721.10762.

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