Significant New Use Rule on Certain Chemical Substances, 74755-74761 [2016-25933]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 208 / Thursday, October 27, 2016 / Proposed Rules 2. Tips for preparing your comments. When preparing and submitting your comments, see the commenting tips at http://www.epa.gov/dockets/ comments.html. 3. Environmental justice. EPA seeks to achieve environmental justice, the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of any group, including minority and/or low-income populations, in the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies. To help address potential environmental justice issues, the Agency seeks information on any groups or segments of the population who, as a result of their location, cultural practices, or other factors, may have atypical or disproportionately high and adverse human health impacts or environmental effects from exposure to the pesticides discussed in this document, compared to the general population. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with PROPOSALS II. What action is the agency taking? EPA is announcing receipt of a pesticide petition filed under section 408 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), 21 U.S.C. 346a, requesting the establishment or modification of regulations in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various food commodities. The Agency is taking public comment on the request before responding to the petitioner. EPA is not proposing any particular action at this time. EPA has determined that the pesticide petition described in this document contains data or information prescribed in FFDCA section 408(d)(2), 21 U.S.C. 346a(d)(2); however, EPA has not fully evaluated the sufficiency of the submitted data at this time or whether the data supports granting of the pesticide petition. After considering the public comments, EPA intends to evaluate whether and what action may be warranted. Additional data may be needed before EPA can make a final determination on this pesticide petition. Pursuant to 40 CFR 180.7(f), a summary of the petition that is the subject of this document, prepared by the petitioner, is included in a docket EPA has created for this rulemaking. The docket for this petition is available at http://www.regulations.gov. As specified in FFDCA section 408(d)(3), 21 U.S.C. 346a(d)(3), EPA is publishing notice of the petition so that the public has an opportunity to comment on this request for the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticides in or on food commodities. Further information on the petition may be VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:35 Oct 26, 2016 Jkt 241001 obtained through the petition summary referenced in this unit. PP 4F8303. EPA–HQ–OPP–2016– 0594. Dow AgroSciences, 9330 Zionsville Road, Indianapolis, IN 46268, requests to establish a tolerance in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of the herbicide 2,4–D in or on cotton, gin byproducts at 1.5 parts per million (ppm), and cotton, undelinted seed at 0.8 ppm. The EN–CAS Method No. ENC–2/93 is used to measure and evaluate the chemical 2,4–D. Contact: RD. Authority: 21 U.S.C. 346a. Dated: October 14, 2016. Michael Goodis, Acting Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. 2016–25926 Filed 10–26–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 721 [EPA–HQ–OPPT–2015–0810; FRL–9951–77] RIN 2070–AB27 Significant New Use Rule on Certain Chemical Substances Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Proposed rule. AGENCY: EPA is proposing significant new use rules (SNURs) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for three chemical substances which were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs). The applicable review periods for the PMNs submitted for these chemical substances all ended prior to June 22, 2016, the date on which President Obama signed into law the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act which amends TSCA). This action would require persons who intend to manufacture (defined by statute to include import) or process any of the chemical substances for an activity that is designated as a significant new use by this proposed rule to notify EPA at least 90 days before commencing that activity. The required notification initiates EPA’s evaluation of the intended use within the applicable review period. Manufacture and processing for the significant new use is unable to commence until EPA has conducted a review of the notice, made an appropriate determination on the notice, and take such actions as are required with that determination. DATES: Comments must be received on or before November 28, 2016. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 74755 Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPPT–2015–0810, by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Do not submit electronically any information you consider to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. • Mail: Document Control Office (7407M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001. • Hand Delivery: 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. 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: ADDRESSES: I. General Information A. Does this action apply to me? You may be potentially affected by this action if you manufacture, process, or use the chemical substances contained in this proposed rule. The following list of North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) codes is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather provides a guide to help readers determine whether this document applies to them. Potentially affected entities may include: Manufacturers (including importers) or processors of one or more subject chemical substances (NAICS codes 325 and 324110), e.g., chemical manufacturing and petroleum refineries. This action may also affect certain entities through pre-existing import certification and export notification rules under TSCA. Chemical importers are subject to the TSCA section 13 (15 U.S.C. 2612) import certification E:\FR\FM\27OCP1.SGM 27OCP1 74756 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 208 / Thursday, October 27, 2016 / Proposed Rules requirements promulgated at 19 CFR 12.118 through 12.127 and 19 CFR 127.28. Chemical importers must certify that the shipment of the chemical substance complies with all applicable rules and orders under TSCA. Importers of chemicals subject to these SNURs must certify their compliance with the SNUR requirements. The EPA policy in support of import certification appears at 40 CFR part 707, subpart B. In addition, any persons who export or intend to export a chemical substance to a proposed or final rule are subject to the export notification provisions of TSCA section 12(b) (15 U.S.C. 2611(b)) (see § 721.20), and must comply with the export notification requirements in 40 CFR part 707, subpart D. B. What should I consider as I prepare my comments for EPA? 1. Submitting CBI. Do not submit this information to EPA through regulations.gov or email. Clearly mark the part or all of the information that you claim to be CBI. For CBI information in a disk or CD–ROM that you mail to EPA, mark the outside of the disk or CD–ROM as CBI and then identify electronically within the disk or CD–ROM the specific information that is claimed as CBI. In addition to one complete version of the comment that includes information claimed as CBI, a copy of the comment that does not contain the information claimed as CBI must be submitted for inclusion in the public docket. Information so marked will not be disclosed except in accordance with procedures set forth in 40 CFR part 2. 2. Tips for preparing your comments. When preparing and submitting your comments, see the commenting tips at http://www.epa.gov/dockets/ comments.html. II. Background sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with PROPOSALS A. What action is the agency taking? EPA is proposing these SNURs under TSCA section 5(a)(2) for three chemical substances which were the subject of PMNs P–15–276, P–15–378, and P–15– 559. These SNURs would require persons who intend to manufacture or process any of these chemical substances for an activity that is designated as a significant new use to notify EPA at least 90 days before commencing that activity. In accordance with the procedures at § 721.160(c)(3)(i), in the Federal Register publication of May 16, 2016 (81 FR 30452) (FRL–9944– 77) EPA issued direct final SNURs on these chemical substances, which are the subject of PMNs. EPA received notices of intent to submit adverse VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:35 Oct 26, 2016 Jkt 241001 comments on these SNURs. Therefore, as required by § 721.160(c)(3)(ii), EPA withdrew the direct final SNURs in the Federal Register of July 14, 2016 (81 FR 45416) (FRL–9948–81), and is now issuing this proposed rule on these three chemical substances. The records for the direct final SNURs on these chemical substances were established as docket EPA–HQ–OPPT–2015–0810. Those records include information considered by the Agency in developing the direct final rule. While notices of intent to submit adverse comments were received during the direct final rule phase, no substantive comments were submitted. EPA awaits the adverse comments during the open comment period for this proposed rule. Comments received on the two isocyanate PMN chemicals in today’s proposed rule will be addressed in a final rule with isocyanate PMN chemicals that were the subject of previous proposed rules published in the Federal Register at 80 FR 845 (January 7, 2015) and 81 FR 21830 (April 13, 2016). to these SNURs must comply with the same SNUN requirements and EPA regulatory procedures as submitters of PMNs under TSCA section 5(a)(1)(A). In particular, these requirements include the information submission requirements of TSCA section 5(b) and 5(d)(1), the exemptions authorized by TSCA section 5(h)(1), (h)(2), (h)(3), and (h)(5), and the regulations at 40 CFR part 720. Once EPA receives a SNUN, EPA must either determine that the significant new use is not likely to present an unreasonable risk of injury or take such regulatory action as is associated with an alternative determination before the manufacture or processing for the significant new use can commence. If EPA determines that the significant new use is not likely to present an unreasonable risk, EPA is required under TSCA section 5(g) to make public, and submit for publication in the Federal Register, a statement of EPA’s findings. B. What is the agency’s authority for taking this action? Section 5(a)(2) of TSCA (15 U.S.C. 2604(a)(2)) authorizes EPA to determine that a use of a chemical substance is a ‘‘significant new use.’’ EPA must make this determination by rule after considering all relevant factors, including the four bulleted TSCA section 5(a)(2) factors listed in Unit III. Once EPA determines that a use of a chemical substance is a significant new use, TSCA section 5(a)(1)(B) requires persons to submit a significant new use notice (SNUN) to EPA at least 90 days before they manufacture or process the chemical substance for that use (15 U.S.C. 2604(a)(1)(B)(i)). TSCA furthermore prohibits such manufacturing or processing from commencing until EPA has conducted a review of the notice, made an appropriate determination on the notice, and taken such actions as are required in association with that determination (15 U.S.C. 2604(a)(1)(B)(ii)). As described in Unit V., the general SNUR provisions are found at 40 CFR part 721, subpart A. Section 5(a)(2) of TSCA states that EPA’s determination that a use of a chemical substance is a significant new use must be made after consideration of all relevant factors, including: • The projected volume of manufacturing and processing of a chemical substance. • The extent to which a use changes the type or form of exposure of human beings or the environment to a chemical substance. • The extent to which a use increases the magnitude and duration of exposure of human beings or the environment to a chemical substance. • The reasonably anticipated manner and methods of manufacturing, processing, distribution in commerce, and disposal of a chemical substance. In addition to these factors enumerated in TSCA section 5(a)(2), the statute authorized EPA to consider any other relevant factors. To determine what would constitute a significant new use for the chemical substances that are the subject of these SNURs, EPA considered relevant information about the toxicity of the chemical substances, likely human exposures and environmental releases associated with possible uses, and the four bulleted TSCA section 5(a)(2) factors listed in this unit. C. Applicability of General Provisions General provisions for SNURs appear in 40 CFR part 721, subpart A. These provisions describe persons subject to the rule, recordkeeping requirements, exemptions to reporting requirements, and applicability of the rule to uses occurring before the effective date of the final rule. Provisions relating to user fees appear at 40 CFR part 700. According to § 721.1(c), persons subject PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 III. Significant New Use Determination IV. Substances Subject to This Proposed Rule EPA is proposing significant new use and recordkeeping requirements for three chemical substances in 40 CFR part 721, subpart E. In this unit, EPA E:\FR\FM\27OCP1.SGM 27OCP1 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with PROPOSALS Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 208 / Thursday, October 27, 2016 / Proposed Rules provides the following information for each chemical substance: • PMN number. • Chemical name (generic name, if the specific name is claimed as CBI). • Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) Registry number (assigned for nonconfidential chemical identities). • Public comments and EPA’s response to comments on the three direct final SNURs • Basis for the TSCA non-section 5(e) SNURs (i.e., SNURs without TSCA section 5(e) consent orders). • Tests recommended by EPA to provide sufficient information to evaluate the chemical substance (see Unit VII. for more information). • CFR citation assigned in the regulatory text section of this proposed rule. The regulatory text section of this proposed rule specifies the activities designated as significant new uses. Certain new uses, including production volume limits (i.e., limits on manufacture volume) and other uses designated in this proposed rule, may be claimed as CBI. The three PMN substances included in this rulemaking are not subject to consent orders under TSCA section 5(e). These cases completed Agency review prior to June 22, 2016. Under TSCA, prior to the enactment of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act on June 22, 2016, EPA did not find that the use scenario described in the PMN triggered the determinations set forth under TSCA section 5(e). However, EPA does believe that certain changes from the use scenario described in the PMN could result in increased exposures, thereby constituting a ‘‘significant new use.’’ These so-called ‘‘non-TSCA section 5(e) SNURs’’ are consistent with the determination made at the time and are promulgated pursuant to § 721.170. EPA has determined that every activity designated as a ‘‘significant new use’’ in all non-TSCA section 5(e) SNURs issued under § 721.170 satisfies the two requirements stipulated in § 721.170(c)(2), i.e., these significant new use activities, ‘‘(i) are different from those described in the premanufacture notice for the substance, including any amendments, deletions, and additions of activities to the premanufacture notice, and (ii) may be accompanied by changes in exposure or release levels that are significant in relation to the health or environmental concerns identified’’ for the PMN substance. PMN Number P–15–276 Chemical name: Functionalized carbon nanotubes (generic). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:35 Oct 26, 2016 Jkt 241001 CAS number: Claimed confidential. Basis for action: The PMN states that the substance will be used as a thin film for electronic device applications. Based on SAR analysis of test data on analogous carbon nanotubes and other respirable poorly soluble particulates, EPA identified potential lung effects and skin penetration and toxicity induction from inhalation and dermal exposure to the PMN substance. Further, EPA predicts toxicity to aquatic organisms via releases of the PMN substance to surface water. Although there is potential for dermal exposure, EPA does not expect significant occupational exposures due to the use of impervious gloves, and because the PMN is used in a liquid and is not spray applied except in a closed system. Further, EPA does not expect environmental releases during the use identified in the PMN submission. Therefore, EPA has not determined that the proposed manufacturing, processing, and or use of the substance may present an unreasonable risk to human health or the environment. EPA has determined, however, that any use of the substance without the use of impervious gloves, where there is potential for dermal exposure; manufacturing the PMN substance for use other than as a thin film for electronic device applications; manufacturing, processing, or using the PMN substance in a form other than a liquid; use of the PMN substance involving an application method that generates a mist, vapor, or aerosol except in a closed system; or any release of the PMN substance into surface waters or disposal other than by landfill or incineration may cause serious health effects or significant adverse environmental effects. Based on this information, the PMN substance meets the concern criteria at § 721.170 (b)(3)(ii) and (b)(4)(ii). Recommended testing: EPA has determined that the results of a fish early-life stage toxicity test (OPPTS Test Guideline 850.1400); a daphnid chronic toxicity test (OPPTS Test Guideline 850.1300); an algal toxicity test (OCSPP Test Guideline 850.4500); a 90-day inhalation toxicity test (OPPTS 870.3465) with additional testing parameters beyond those noted at CFR 870.3465, for using the 90-day subchronic protocol for nanomaterial assessment; a two-year inhalation bioassay (OPPTS Test Guideline 870.4200); and a surface charge by electrophoresis (for example, using ASTM E2865–12 or NCL Method PCC– 2—Measuring the Zeta Potential of Nanoparticles) would help characterize PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 74757 the health and environmental effects of the PMN substance. CFR citation: 40 CFR 721.10902. PMN Number P–15–378 Chemical name: Diisocyanato hexane, homopolymer, alkanoic acidpolyalkylene glycol ether with substituted alkane (3:1) reaction products-blocked (generic). CAS number: Claimed confidential. Basis for action: The PMN states that the substance will be used as a dual cure/UV cure adhesion/barrier coating for wood substrates. Based on SAR analysis of test data on analogous diisocyanates, EPA identified concerns for respiratory sensitization. Furthermore, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) alert at http://www.cdc.gov/ niosh/docs/2006-149/pdfs/2006-149.pdf summarizes four case reports: one death and several incidents of asthma or other respiratory disease following exposure to methylenebis(phenyl isocyanate) (MDI) during spray-on truck bed lining operations. For this PMN substance, a significant new use is any use of the substance without a NIOSH-certified particulate respirator with an APF of at least 10 where there is a potential for inhalation exposure, or any use in consumer products. For new isocyanates submitted as PMNs, EPA expects to issue TSCA section 5(e) orders imposing 0.1% limits on total residual isocyanates and greater levels of respiratory protection (at least an APF of 50, or 1000 if used in a process that generates a vapor or particulate), and no consumer use. The Agency would then likely issue a SNUR defining the significant new use as total residual isocyanates exceeding that 0.1% limit and any use in a consumer product. However, as mentioned in Unit VI., below, and in the original May 16, 2016 direct final rule, EPA designated that date as the cutoff date for determining whether the new use is ongoing. Furthermore, a Notice of Commencement of Manufacture or Import was submitted and the chemical substance is now on the TSCA Inventory and is being used with respiratory protection with an APF of less than 50. For these reasons, EPA is not changing the terms of the original direct final SNUR for this PMN substance. Based on this information, the PMN substance meets the concern criteria at § 721.170(b)(3)(ii). Recommended testing: EPA has determined that the results of a skin sensitization test (OPPTS Test Guideline 870.2600) and a 90-day inhalation toxicity test (OPPTS Test Guideline 870.3465) would help characterize the E:\FR\FM\27OCP1.SGM 27OCP1 74758 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 208 / Thursday, October 27, 2016 / Proposed Rules sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with PROPOSALS human health effects of the PMN substance. CFR citation: 40 CFR 721.10913. human health effects of the PMN substance. CFR citation: 40 CFR 721.10920. PMN Number P–15–559 Chemical name: Modified diphenylmethane diisocyanate prepolymer with polyol (generic). CAS number: Claimed confidential. Basis for action: The PMN states that the generic (non-confidential) use of the substance will be as a raw material for flexible foam. Based on SAR analysis of analogous diisocyanates, EPA identified concerns for potential dermal and respiratory sensitization from dermal and inhalation exposures, and for pulmonary toxicity from inhalation exposure, to the PMN substance where the average molecular weight is below 7,500 daltons and any molecular weight species is below 1,000 daltons. For the molecular weight distribution described in the PMN, significant occupational exposures are not expected. Therefore, EPA has not determined that the proposed manufacture of the substance may present an unreasonable risk. EPA has determined, however, that any manufacture of the PMN substance with an average molecular weight below 7,500 daltons, and where any molecular weight species is below 1,000 daltons may cause serious health effects. For new isocyanates submitted as PMNs, EPA expects to issue TSCA section 5(e) orders imposing 0.1% limits on total residual isocyanates and greater levels of respiratory protection (at least an APF of 50, or 1000 if used in a process that generates a vapor or particulate), and no consumer use. The Agency would then likely issue a SNUR defining the significant new use as total residual isocyanates exceeding that 0.1% limit and any use in a consumer product. However, as mentioned in Unit VI., below, and in the original May 16, 2016 direct final rule, EPA designated that date as the cutoff date for determining whether the new use is ongoing. Furthermore, a Notice of Commencement of Manufacture or Import was submitted and the chemical substance is now on the TSCA Inventory and is being used with respiratory protection with an APF of less than 50. For these reasons, EPA is not changing the terms of the original direct final SNUR for this PMN substance. Based on this information, the PMN substance meets the concern criteria at § 721.170(b)(3)(ii). Recommended testing: EPA has determined that the results of a skin sensitization test (OPPTS Test Guideline 870.2600) and a 90-day inhalation toxicity test (OPPTS Test Guideline 870.3465) would help characterize the V. Rationale and Objectives of the Proposed Rule VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:35 Oct 26, 2016 Jkt 241001 A. Rationale During review of the PMNs submitted for the chemical substances that are subject to these SNURs, EPA determined that one or more of the criteria of concern established at § 721.170 were met. For additional discussion on these chemical substances, see Units II. and IV. of this proposed rule. B. Objectives EPA is proposing these SNURs for specific chemical substances which have undergone premanufacture review because the Agency wants to achieve the following objectives with regard to the significant new uses designated in this proposed rule: • EPA would receive notice of any person’s intent to manufacture or process a listed chemical substance for the described significant new use before that activity begins. • EPA would have an opportunity to review and evaluate data submitted in a SNUN before the notice submitter begins manufacturing or processing a listed chemical substance for the described significant new use. • EPA would be able to either determine that the prospective manufacture or processing is not likely to present an unreasonable risk, or to take necessary regulatory action associated with any other determination, before the described significant new use of the chemical substance occurs. Issuance of a SNUR for a chemical substance does not signify that the chemical substance is listed on the TSCA Chemical Substance Inventory (TSCA Inventory). Guidance on how to determine if a chemical substance is on the TSCA Inventory is available on the Internet at https://www.epa.gov/tscainventory. VI. Applicability of the Proposed Rule to Uses Occurring Before the Effective Date of the Final Rule To establish a significant new use, EPA must determine that the use is not ongoing. The chemical substances subject to this proposed rule have undergone premanufacture review. In cases where EPA has not received a notice of commencement (NOC) and the chemical substance has not been added to the TSCA Inventory, no person may commence such activities without first PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 submitting a PMN. Therefore, for chemical substances for which an NOC has not been submitted EPA concludes that the designated significant new uses are not ongoing. When chemical substances identified in this proposed rule are added to the TSCA Inventory, EPA recognizes that, before the rule is effective, other persons might engage in a use that has been identified as a significant new use. The identities of the three chemical substances subject to this proposed rule have been claimed as confidential and EPA has received no post-PMN bona fide submissions (per §§ 720.25 and 721.11). Based on this, the Agency believes that it is highly unlikely that any of the significant new uses described in the regulatory text of this proposed rule are ongoing. Therefore, as mentioned in the original May 16, 2016 direct final rule, EPA designated that date as the cutoff date for determining whether the new use is ongoing. Persons who begin commercial manufacture or processing of the chemical substances for a significant new use identified as of that May 16, 2016 date would have to cease any such activity upon the effective date of the final rule. To resume their activities, these persons would have to first comply with all applicable SNUR notification requirements and wait until the notice review period, including any extensions, expires. If such a person met the conditions of advance compliance under § 721.45(h), the person would be considered exempt from the requirements of the SNUR. Consult the Federal Register document of April 24, 1990 (55 FR 17376) for a more detailed discussion of the cutoff date for ongoing uses. VII. Development and Submission of Information EPA recognizes that TSCA section 5 does not require developing any particular new information (e.g., generating test data) before submission of a SNUN. There is an exception: development of test data is required where the chemical substance subject to the SNUR is also subject to a rule, order or consent agreement under TSCA section 4 (see TSCA section 5(b)(1)). In the absence of a TSCA section 4 test rule covering the chemical substance, persons are required only to submit information in their possession or control and to describe any other information known to or reasonably ascertainable by them (see 40 CFR 720.50). However, upon review of PMNs and SNUNs, the Agency has the authority to require appropriate testing. Descriptions of tests are provided for E:\FR\FM\27OCP1.SGM 27OCP1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 208 / Thursday, October 27, 2016 / Proposed Rules assurance, and analyses employed in EPA’s decision are documented, as applicable and to the extent necessary for purposes of this proposed significant new use rule, in Unit II and in the documents noted above. EPA recognizes, based on the available information, that there is variability and uncertainty in whether any particular significant new use would actually present an unreasonable risk. For precisely this reason, it is appropriate to secure a future notice and review process for these uses, at such time as they are known more definitely. The extent to which the various information, procedures, measures, methods, protocols, methodologies or models used in EPA’s decision have been subject to independent verification or peer review is adequate to justify their use, collectively, in the record for a significant new use rule. VIII. SNUN Submissions According to § 721.1(c), persons submitting a SNUN must comply with the same notification requirements and EPA regulatory procedures as persons submitting a PMN, including submission of test data on health and environmental effects as described in 40 CFR 720.50. SNUNs must be submitted on EPA Form No. 7710–25, generated using e-PMN software, and submitted to the Agency in accordance with the procedures set forth in 40 CFR 720.40 and 721.25. E–PMN software is available electronically at https:// www.epa.gov/reviewing-new-chemicalsunder-toxic-substances-control-act-tsca/ how-submit-e-pmn. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with PROPOSALS informational purposes. EPA strongly encourages persons, before performing any testing, to consult with the Agency pertaining to protocol selection. To access the OCSPP test guidelines referenced in this document electronically, please go to http:// www.epa.gov/ocspp and select ‘‘Test Guidelines for Pesticides and Toxic Substances.’’ The recommended tests specified in Unit IV. may not be the only means of addressing the potential risks of the chemical substance. However, submitting a SNUN without any test data may increase the likelihood that EPA will take action under TSCA section 5(e), particularly if satisfactory test results have not been obtained from a prior PMN or SNUN submitter. EPA recommends that potential SNUN submitters contact EPA early enough so that they will be able to conduct the appropriate tests. SNUN submitters should be aware that EPA will be better able to evaluate SNUNs and define the terms of any potentially necessary controls if the submitter provides detailed information on the following: • Human exposure and environmental release that may result from the significant new use of the chemical substances. XI. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews IX. Scientific Standards, Evidence, and Available Information EPA has used scientific information, technical procedures, measures, methods, protocols, methodologies, and models consistent with the risk assessment documents included in the public docket. These information sources supply information relevant to whether a particular use would be a significant new use, based on relevant factors including those listed under TSCA section 5(a)(2). The clarity and completeness of the data, assumptions, methods, quality VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:35 Oct 26, 2016 Jkt 241001 X. Economic Analysis EPA has evaluated the potential costs of establishing SNUN requirements for potential manufacturers and processors of the chemical substances subject to this proposed rule, during the development of the direct final rule. EPA’s complete economic analysis is available in the docket under docket ID number EPA–HQ–OPPT–2015–0810. A. Executive Order 12866 This proposed rule would establish SNURs for three chemical substances that were the subject of PMNs. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has exempted these types of actions from review under Executive Order 12866, entitled ‘‘Regulatory Planning and Review’’ (58 FR 51735, October 4, 1993). B. Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) According to PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information that requires OMB approval under PRA, unless it has been approved by OMB and displays a currently valid OMB control number. The OMB control numbers for EPA’s regulations in title 40 of the CFR, after appearing in the Federal Register, are listed in 40 CFR part 9, and included on the related collection instrument or form, if applicable. The information collection requirements related to this proposed rule have already been approved by OMB pursuant to PRA under OMB control number 2070–0012 (EPA ICR PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 74759 No. 574). This proposed rule would not impose any burden requiring additional OMB approval. If an entity were to submit a SNUN to the Agency, the annual burden is estimated to average between 30 and 170 hours per response. This burden estimate includes the time needed to review instructions, search existing data sources, gather and maintain the data needed, and complete, review, and submit the required SNUN. Send any comments about the accuracy of the burden estimate, and any suggested methods for minimizing respondent burden, including through the use of automated collection techniques, to the Director, Collection Strategies Division, Office of Environmental Information (2822T), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001. Please remember to include the OMB control number in any correspondence, but do not submit any completed forms to this address. C. Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) On February 18, 2012, EPA certified pursuant to RFA section 605(b) (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.), that promulgation of a SNUR does not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities where the following are true: 1. A significant number of SNUNs would not be submitted by small entities in response to the SNUR. 2. The SNUR submitted by any small entity would not cost significantly more than $8,300. A copy of that certification is available in the docket for this proposed rule. This proposed rule is within the scope of the February 18, 2012 certification. Based on the Economic Analysis discussed in Unit IX. and EPA’s experience promulgating SNURs (discussed in the certification), EPA believes that the following are true: • A significant number of SNUNs would not be submitted by small entities in response to the SNUR. • Submission of the SNUN would not cost any small entity significantly more than $8,300. Therefore, the promulgation of the SNUR would not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. D. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (UMRA) Based on EPA’s experience with proposing and finalizing SNURs, State, local, and Tribal governments have not been impacted by these rulemakings, and EPA does not have any reasons to E:\FR\FM\27OCP1.SGM 27OCP1 74760 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 208 / Thursday, October 27, 2016 / Proposed Rules believe that any State, local, or Tribal government would be impacted by this proposed rule. As such, EPA has determined that this proposed rule would not impose any enforceable duty, contain any unfunded mandate, or otherwise have any effect on small governments subject to the requirements of UMRA sections 202, 203, 204, or 205 (2 U.S.C. 1501 et seq.). E. Executive Order 13132 This proposed rule would not have a substantial direct effect on States, on the relationship between the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government, as specified in Executive Order 13132, entitled ‘‘Federalism’’ (64 FR 43255, August 10, 1999). F. Executive Order 13175 This proposed rule would not have Tribal implications because it is not expected to have substantial direct effects on Indian Tribes. This proposed rule would not significantly nor uniquely affect the communities of Indian Tribal governments, nor would it involve or impose any requirements that affect Indian Tribes. Accordingly, the requirements of Executive Order 13175, entitled ‘‘Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments’’ (65 FR 67249, November 9, 2000), do not apply to this proposed rule. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with PROPOSALS G. Executive Order 13045 This proposed rule is not subject to Executive Order 13045, entitled ‘‘Protection of Children from Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks’’ (62 FR 19885, April 23, 1997), because this is not an economically significant regulatory action as defined by Executive Order 12866, and this proposed rule does not address environmental health or safety risks disproportionately affecting children. H. Executive Order 13211 This proposed 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), because this proposed rule is not expected to affect energy supply, distribution, or use and because this proposed rule is not a significant regulatory action under Executive Order 12866. I. National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act (NTTAA) In addition, since this proposed rule would not involve any technical VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:35 Oct 26, 2016 Jkt 241001 standards, NTTAA section 12(d) (15 U.S.C. 272 note), would not apply to this proposed rule. J. Executive Order 12898 This proposed rule does not entail special considerations of environmental justice related issues as delineated by Executive Order 12898, entitled ‘‘Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations’’ (59 FR 7629, February 16, 1994). List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 721 Environmental protection, Chemicals, Hazardous substances, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Dated: October 19, 2016. Maria J. Doa, Director, Chemical Control Division, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics. Therefore, it is proposed that 40 CFR chapter I be amended as follows: PART 721—[AMENDED] 1. The authority citation for part 721 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 15 U.S.C. 2604, 2607, and 2625(c). 2. Add § 721.10902 to subpart E to read as follows: ■ § 721.10902 Functionalized carbon nanotubes (generic). (a) Chemical substance and significant new uses subject to reporting. (1) The chemical substance identified generically as functionalized carbon nanotubes (PMN P–15–276) is subject to reporting under this section for the significant new uses described in paragraph (a)(2) of this section. The requirements of this rule do not apply to quantities of the PMN substance after it has been completely reacted (cured). (2) The significant new uses are: (i) Protection in the workplace. Requirements as specified in § 721.63(a)(1), (a)(2)(i), and (a)(3). When determining which persons are reasonably likely to be exposed as required for § 721.63(a)(1), engineering control measures (e.g., enclosure or confinement of the operation, general and local ventilation) or administrative control measures (e.g., workplace policies and procedures) shall be considered and implemented to prevent exposure, where feasible. (ii) Industrial, commercial, and consumer activities. Requirements as specified in § 721.80. A significant new use is manufacture, process, or use of the PMN substance other than in a liquid formulation. A significant new PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 use is use other than as a thin film for electronic device applications or any use involving an application method that generates a vapor, mist, or aerosol unless such application method occurs in an enclosed process. An enclosed process is defined as an operation that is designed and operated so that there is no release associated with normal or routine production processes into the environment of any substance present in the operation. An operation with inadvertent or emergency pressure relief releases remains an enclosed process so long as measures are taken to prevent worker exposure to and environmental contamination from the releases. (iii) Disposal. Requirements as specified in § 721.85 (a)(1), (a)(2), (b)(1), (b)(2), (c)(1), and (c)(2). (iv) Release to water. Requirements as specified in § 721.90 (a)(1), (b)(1), and (c)(1). (b) Specific requirements. The provisions of subpart A of this part apply to this section except as modified by this paragraph. (1) Recordkeeping. Recordkeeping requirements as specified in § 721.125 (a) through (e), (i), (j), and (k) are applicable to manufacturers and processors of this substance. (2) Limitations or revocation of certain notification requirements. The provisions of § 721.185 apply to this section. ■ 3. Add § 721.10913 to subpart E to read as follows: § 721.10913 Diisocyanato hexane, homopolymer, alkanoic acid-polyalkylene glycol ether with substituted alkane (3:1) reaction products-blocked (generic). (a) Chemical substance and significant new uses subject to reporting. (1) The chemical substance identified generically as diisocyanato hexane, homopolymer, alkanoic acidpolyalkylene glycol ether with substituted alkane (3:1) reaction products-blocked (PMN P–15–378) is subject to reporting under this section for the significant new uses described in paragraph (a)(2) of this section. (2) The significant new uses are: (i) Protection in the workplace. Requirements as specified in § 721.63(a)(4), (a)(6)(ii), and (c). When determining which persons are reasonably likely to be exposed as required for § 721.63(a)(4), engineering control measures (e.g., enclosure or confinement of the operation, general and local ventilation) or administrative control measures (e.g., workplace policies and procedures) shall be considered and implemented to prevent exposure, where feasible. The following National Institute for Occupational E:\FR\FM\27OCP1.SGM 27OCP1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 208 / Thursday, October 27, 2016 / Proposed Rules sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with PROPOSALS Safety and Health (NIOSH)-certified respirators with an assigned protection factor (APF) of at least 10 meet the requirements of § 721.63(a)(4): (A) NIOSH-certified power airpurifying respirator with a hood or helmet and with appropriate gas/vapor (acid gas, organic vapor, or substance specific) cartridges in combination with HEPA filters. (B) NIOSH-certified continuous flow supplied-air respirator equipped with a loose fitting facepiece, hood, or helmet. (C) NIOSH-certified negative pressure (demand) supplied-air respirator with a full facepiece. (ii) Industrial, commercial, and consumer activities. Requirements as specified in § 721.80(o). (b) Specific requirements. The provisions of subpart A of this part apply to this section except as modified by this paragraph. (1) Recordkeeping. Recordkeeping requirements as specified in § 721.125 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:35 Oct 26, 2016 Jkt 241001 (a), (b), (c), (d), and (i) are applicable to manufacturers and processors of this substance. (2) Limitations or revocation of certain notification requirements. The provisions of § 721.185 apply to this section. ■ 4. Add § 721.10920 to subpart E to read as follows: § 721.10920 Modified diphenylmethane diisocyanate prepolymer with polyol (generic). (a) Chemical substance and significant new uses subject to reporting. (1) The chemical substance identified generically as modified diphenylmethane diisocyanate perpolymer with polyol (PMN P–15– 559) is subject to reporting under this section for the significant new uses described in paragraph (a)(2) of this section. (2) The significant new uses are: PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 9990 74761 (i) Industrial, commercial, and consumer activities. Requirements as specified in § 721.80. A significant new use of the substance is manufacture of the substance where the average molecular weight is below 7,500 daltons, and where any molecular weight species is below 1,000 daltons. (ii) [Reserved]. (b) Specific requirements. The provisions of subpart A of this part apply to this section except as modified by this paragraph. (1) Recordkeeping. Recordkeeping requirements as specified in § 721.125 (a), (b), (c), and (i) are applicable to manufacturers and processors of this substance. (2) Limitations or revocation of certain notification requirements. 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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 721

[EPA-HQ-OPPT-2015-0810; FRL-9951-77]
RIN 2070-AB27


Significant New Use Rule on Certain Chemical Substances

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Proposed rule.

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SUMMARY: EPA is proposing significant new use rules (SNURs) under the 
Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for three chemical substances which 
were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs). The applicable 
review periods for the PMNs submitted for these chemical substances all 
ended prior to June 22, 2016, the date on which President Obama signed 
into law the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century 
Act which amends TSCA). This action would require persons who intend to 
manufacture (defined by statute to include import) or process any of 
the chemical substances for an activity that is designated as a 
significant new use by this proposed rule to notify EPA at least 90 
days before commencing that activity. The required notification 
initiates EPA's evaluation of the intended use within the applicable 
review period. Manufacture and processing for the significant new use 
is unable to commence until EPA has conducted a review of the notice, 
made an appropriate determination on the notice, and take such actions 
as are required with that determination.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before November 28, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification 
(ID) number EPA-HQ-OPPT-2015-0810, by one of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Do not submit 
electronically any information you consider to be Confidential Business 
Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted 
by statute.
     Mail: Document Control Office (7407M), Office of Pollution 
Prevention and Toxics (OPPT), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001.
     Hand Delivery: 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.

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. General Information

A. Does this action apply to me?

    You may be potentially affected by this action if you manufacture, 
process, or use the chemical substances contained in this proposed 
rule. The following list of North American Industrial Classification 
System (NAICS) codes is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather 
provides a guide to help readers determine whether this document 
applies to them. Potentially affected entities may include:
    Manufacturers (including importers) or processors of one or more 
subject chemical substances (NAICS codes 325 and 324110), e.g., 
chemical manufacturing and petroleum refineries.
    This action may also affect certain entities through pre-existing 
import certification and export notification rules under TSCA. Chemical 
importers are subject to the TSCA section 13 (15 U.S.C. 2612) import 
certification

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requirements promulgated at 19 CFR 12.118 through 12.127 and 19 CFR 
127.28. Chemical importers must certify that the shipment of the 
chemical substance complies with all applicable rules and orders under 
TSCA. Importers of chemicals subject to these SNURs must certify their 
compliance with the SNUR requirements. The EPA policy in support of 
import certification appears at 40 CFR part 707, subpart B. In 
addition, any persons who export or intend to export a chemical 
substance to a proposed or final rule are subject to the export 
notification provisions of TSCA section 12(b) (15 U.S.C. 2611(b)) (see 
Sec.  721.20), and must comply with the export notification 
requirements in 40 CFR part 707, subpart D.

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

    1. Submitting CBI. Do not submit this information to EPA through 
regulations.gov or email. Clearly mark the part or all of the 
information that you claim to be CBI. For CBI information in a disk or 
CD-ROM that you mail to EPA, mark the outside of the disk or CD-ROM as 
CBI and then identify electronically within the disk or CD-ROM the 
specific information that is claimed as CBI. In addition to one 
complete version of the comment that includes information claimed as 
CBI, a copy of the comment that does not contain the information 
claimed as CBI must be submitted for inclusion in the public docket. 
Information so marked will not be disclosed except in accordance with 
procedures set forth in 40 CFR part 2.
    2. Tips for preparing your comments. When preparing and submitting 
your comments, see the commenting tips at http://www.epa.gov/dockets/comments.html.

II. Background

A. What action is the agency taking?

    EPA is proposing these SNURs under TSCA section 5(a)(2) for three 
chemical substances which were the subject of PMNs P-15-276, P-15-378, 
and P-15-559. These SNURs would require persons who intend to 
manufacture or process any of these chemical substances for an activity 
that is designated as a significant new use to notify EPA at least 90 
days before commencing that activity. In accordance with the procedures 
at Sec.  721.160(c)(3)(i), in the Federal Register publication of May 
16, 2016 (81 FR 30452) (FRL-9944-77) EPA issued direct final SNURs on 
these chemical substances, which are the subject of PMNs. EPA received 
notices of intent to submit adverse comments on these SNURs. Therefore, 
as required by Sec.  721.160(c)(3)(ii), EPA withdrew the direct final 
SNURs in the Federal Register of July 14, 2016 (81 FR 45416) (FRL-9948-
81), and is now issuing this proposed rule on these three chemical 
substances. The records for the direct final SNURs on these chemical 
substances were established as docket EPA-HQ-OPPT-2015-0810. Those 
records include information considered by the Agency in developing the 
direct final rule. While notices of intent to submit adverse comments 
were received during the direct final rule phase, no substantive 
comments were submitted. EPA awaits the adverse comments during the 
open comment period for this proposed rule. Comments received on the 
two isocyanate PMN chemicals in today's proposed rule will be addressed 
in a final rule with isocyanate PMN chemicals that were the subject of 
previous proposed rules published in the Federal Register at 80 FR 845 
(January 7, 2015) and 81 FR 21830 (April 13, 2016).

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

    Section 5(a)(2) of TSCA (15 U.S.C. 2604(a)(2)) authorizes EPA to 
determine that a use of a chemical substance is a ``significant new 
use.'' EPA must make this determination by rule after considering all 
relevant factors, including the four bulleted TSCA section 5(a)(2) 
factors listed in Unit III. Once EPA determines that a use of a 
chemical substance is a significant new use, TSCA section 5(a)(1)(B) 
requires persons to submit a significant new use notice (SNUN) to EPA 
at least 90 days before they manufacture or process the chemical 
substance for that use (15 U.S.C. 2604(a)(1)(B)(i)). TSCA furthermore 
prohibits such manufacturing or processing from commencing until EPA 
has conducted a review of the notice, made an appropriate determination 
on the notice, and taken such actions as are required in association 
with that determination (15 U.S.C. 2604(a)(1)(B)(ii)). As described in 
Unit V., the general SNUR provisions are found at 40 CFR part 721, 
subpart A.

C. Applicability of General Provisions

    General provisions for SNURs appear in 40 CFR part 721, subpart A. 
These provisions describe persons subject to the rule, recordkeeping 
requirements, exemptions to reporting requirements, and applicability 
of the rule to uses occurring before the effective date of the final 
rule. Provisions relating to user fees appear at 40 CFR part 700. 
According to Sec.  721.1(c), persons subject to these SNURs must comply 
with the same SNUN requirements and EPA regulatory procedures as 
submitters of PMNs under TSCA section 5(a)(1)(A). In particular, these 
requirements include the information submission requirements of TSCA 
section 5(b) and 5(d)(1), the exemptions authorized by TSCA section 
5(h)(1), (h)(2), (h)(3), and (h)(5), and the regulations at 40 CFR part 
720. Once EPA receives a SNUN, EPA must either determine that the 
significant new use is not likely to present an unreasonable risk of 
injury or take such regulatory action as is associated with an 
alternative determination before the manufacture or processing for the 
significant new use can commence. If EPA determines that the 
significant new use is not likely to present an unreasonable risk, EPA 
is required under TSCA section 5(g) to make public, and submit for 
publication in the Federal Register, a statement of EPA's findings.

III. Significant New Use Determination

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

IV. Substances Subject to This Proposed Rule

    EPA is proposing significant new use and recordkeeping requirements 
for three chemical substances in 40 CFR part 721, subpart E. In this 
unit, EPA

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provides the following information for each chemical substance:
     PMN number.
     Chemical name (generic name, if the specific name is 
claimed as CBI).
     Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) Registry number (assigned 
for non-confidential chemical identities).
     Public comments and EPA's response to comments on the 
three direct final SNURs
     Basis for the TSCA non-section 5(e) SNURs (i.e., SNURs 
without TSCA section 5(e) consent orders).
     Tests recommended by EPA to provide sufficient information 
to evaluate the chemical substance (see Unit VII. for more 
information).
     CFR citation assigned in the regulatory text section of 
this proposed rule.

The regulatory text section of this proposed rule specifies the 
activities designated as significant new uses. Certain new uses, 
including production volume limits (i.e., limits on manufacture volume) 
and other uses designated in this proposed rule, may be claimed as CBI.

    The three PMN substances included in this rulemaking are not 
subject to consent orders under TSCA section 5(e). These cases 
completed Agency review prior to June 22, 2016. Under TSCA, prior to 
the enactment of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st 
Century Act on June 22, 2016, EPA did not find that the use scenario 
described in the PMN triggered the determinations set forth under TSCA 
section 5(e). However, EPA does believe that certain changes from the 
use scenario described in the PMN could result in increased exposures, 
thereby constituting a ``significant new use.'' These so-called ``non-
TSCA section 5(e) SNURs'' are consistent with the determination made at 
the time and are promulgated pursuant to Sec.  [emsp14]721.170. EPA has 
determined that every activity designated as a ``significant new use'' 
in all non-TSCA section 5(e) SNURs issued under Sec.  [emsp14]721.170 
satisfies the two requirements stipulated in Sec.  721.170(c)(2), i.e., 
these significant new use activities, ``(i) are different from those 
described in the premanufacture notice for the substance, including any 
amendments, deletions, and additions of activities to the 
premanufacture notice, and (ii) may be accompanied by changes in 
exposure or release levels that are significant in relation to the 
health or environmental concerns identified'' for the PMN substance.

PMN Number P-15-276

    Chemical name: Functionalized carbon nanotubes (generic).
    CAS number: Claimed confidential.
    Basis for action: The PMN states that the substance will be used as 
a thin film for electronic device applications. Based on SAR analysis 
of test data on analogous carbon nanotubes and other respirable poorly 
soluble particulates, EPA identified potential lung effects and skin 
penetration and toxicity induction from inhalation and dermal exposure 
to the PMN substance. Further, EPA predicts toxicity to aquatic 
organisms via releases of the PMN substance to surface water. Although 
there is potential for dermal exposure, EPA does not expect significant 
occupational exposures due to the use of impervious gloves, and because 
the PMN is used in a liquid and is not spray applied except in a closed 
system. Further, EPA does not expect environmental releases during the 
use identified in the PMN submission. Therefore, EPA has not determined 
that the proposed manufacturing, processing, and or use of the 
substance may present an unreasonable risk to human health or the 
environment. EPA has determined, however, that any use of the substance 
without the use of impervious gloves, where there is potential for 
dermal exposure; manufacturing the PMN substance for use other than as 
a thin film for electronic device applications; manufacturing, 
processing, or using the PMN substance in a form other than a liquid; 
use of the PMN substance involving an application method that generates 
a mist, vapor, or aerosol except in a closed system; or any release of 
the PMN substance into surface waters or disposal other than by 
landfill or incineration may cause serious health effects or 
significant adverse environmental effects. Based on this information, 
the PMN substance meets the concern criteria at Sec.  721.170 
(b)(3)(ii) and (b)(4)(ii).
    Recommended testing: EPA has determined that the results of a fish 
early-life stage toxicity test (OPPTS Test Guideline 850.1400); a 
daphnid chronic toxicity test (OPPTS Test Guideline 850.1300); an algal 
toxicity test (OCSPP Test Guideline 850.4500); a 90-day inhalation 
toxicity test (OPPTS 870.3465) with additional testing parameters 
beyond those noted at CFR 870.3465, for using the 90-day subchronic 
protocol for nanomaterial assessment; a two-year inhalation bioassay 
(OPPTS Test Guideline 870.4200); and a surface charge by 
electrophoresis (for example, using ASTM E2865-12 or NCL Method PCC-2--
Measuring the Zeta Potential of Nanoparticles) would help characterize 
the health and environmental effects of the PMN substance.
    CFR citation: 40 CFR 721.10902.

PMN Number P-15-378

    Chemical name: Diisocyanato hexane, homopolymer, alkanoic acid-
polyalkylene glycol ether with substituted alkane (3:1) reaction 
products-blocked (generic).
    CAS number: Claimed confidential.
    Basis for action: The PMN states that the substance will be used as 
a dual cure/UV cure adhesion/barrier coating for wood substrates. Based 
on SAR analysis of test data on analogous diisocyanates, EPA identified 
concerns for respiratory sensitization. Furthermore, the National 
Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) alert at http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2006-149/pdfs/2006-149.pdf summarizes four case 
reports: one death and several incidents of asthma or other respiratory 
disease following exposure to methylenebis(phenyl isocyanate) (MDI) 
during spray-on truck bed lining operations. For this PMN substance, a 
significant new use is any use of the substance without a NIOSH-
certified particulate respirator with an APF of at least 10 where there 
is a potential for inhalation exposure, or any use in consumer 
products. For new isocyanates submitted as PMNs, EPA expects to issue 
TSCA section 5(e) orders imposing 0.1% limits on total residual 
isocyanates and greater levels of respiratory protection (at least an 
APF of 50, or 1000 if used in a process that generates a vapor or 
particulate), and no consumer use. The Agency would then likely issue a 
SNUR defining the significant new use as total residual isocyanates 
exceeding that 0.1% limit and any use in a consumer product. However, 
as mentioned in Unit VI., below, and in the original May 16, 2016 
direct final rule, EPA designated that date as the cutoff date for 
determining whether the new use is ongoing. Furthermore, a Notice of 
Commencement of Manufacture or Import was submitted and the chemical 
substance is now on the TSCA Inventory and is being used with 
respiratory protection with an APF of less than 50. For these reasons, 
EPA is not changing the terms of the original direct final SNUR for 
this PMN substance. Based on this information, the PMN substance meets 
the concern criteria at Sec.  721.170(b)(3)(ii).
    Recommended testing: EPA has determined that the results of a skin 
sensitization test (OPPTS Test Guideline 870.2600) and a 90-day 
inhalation toxicity test (OPPTS Test Guideline 870.3465) would help 
characterize the

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human health effects of the PMN substance.
    CFR citation: 40 CFR 721.10913.

PMN Number P-15-559

    Chemical name: Modified diphenylmethane diisocyanate prepolymer 
with polyol (generic).
    CAS number: Claimed confidential.
    Basis for action: The PMN states that the generic (non-
confidential) use of the substance will be as a raw material for 
flexible foam. Based on SAR analysis of analogous diisocyanates, EPA 
identified concerns for potential dermal and respiratory sensitization 
from dermal and inhalation exposures, and for pulmonary toxicity from 
inhalation exposure, to the PMN substance where the average molecular 
weight is below 7,500 daltons and any molecular weight species is below 
1,000 daltons. For the molecular weight distribution described in the 
PMN, significant occupational exposures are not expected. Therefore, 
EPA has not determined that the proposed manufacture of the substance 
may present an unreasonable risk. EPA has determined, however, that any 
manufacture of the PMN substance with an average molecular weight below 
7,500 daltons, and where any molecular weight species is below 1,000 
daltons may cause serious health effects. For new isocyanates submitted 
as PMNs, EPA expects to issue TSCA section 5(e) orders imposing 0.1% 
limits on total residual isocyanates and greater levels of respiratory 
protection (at least an APF of 50, or 1000 if used in a process that 
generates a vapor or particulate), and no consumer use. The Agency 
would then likely issue a SNUR defining the significant new use as 
total residual isocyanates exceeding that 0.1% limit and any use in a 
consumer product. However, as mentioned in Unit VI., below, and in the 
original May 16, 2016 direct final rule, EPA designated that date as 
the cutoff date for determining whether the new use is ongoing. 
Furthermore, a Notice of Commencement of Manufacture or Import was 
submitted and the chemical substance is now on the TSCA Inventory and 
is being used with respiratory protection with an APF of less than 50. 
For these reasons, EPA is not changing the terms of the original direct 
final SNUR for this PMN substance. Based on this information, the PMN 
substance meets the concern criteria at Sec.  721.170(b)(3)(ii).
    Recommended testing: EPA has determined that the results of a skin 
sensitization test (OPPTS Test Guideline 870.2600) and a 90-day 
inhalation toxicity test (OPPTS Test Guideline 870.3465) would help 
characterize the human health effects of the PMN substance.
    CFR citation: 40 CFR 721.10920.

V. Rationale and Objectives of the Proposed Rule

A. Rationale

    During review of the PMNs submitted for the chemical substances 
that are subject to these SNURs, EPA determined that one or more of the 
criteria of concern established at Sec.  721.170 were met. For 
additional discussion on these chemical substances, see Units II. and 
IV. of this proposed rule.

B. Objectives

    EPA is proposing these SNURs for specific chemical substances which 
have undergone premanufacture review because the Agency wants to 
achieve the following objectives with regard to the significant new 
uses designated in this proposed rule:
     EPA would receive notice of any person's intent to 
manufacture or process a listed chemical substance for the described 
significant new use before that activity begins.
     EPA would have an opportunity to review and evaluate data 
submitted in a SNUN before the notice submitter begins manufacturing or 
processing a listed chemical substance for the described significant 
new use.
     EPA would be able to either determine that the prospective 
manufacture or processing is not likely to present an unreasonable 
risk, or to take necessary regulatory action associated with any other 
determination, before the described significant new use of the chemical 
substance occurs.
    Issuance of a SNUR for a chemical substance does not signify that 
the chemical substance is listed on the TSCA Chemical Substance 
Inventory (TSCA Inventory). Guidance on how to determine if a chemical 
substance is on the TSCA Inventory is available on the Internet at 
https://www.epa.gov/tsca-inventory.

VI. Applicability of the Proposed Rule to Uses Occurring Before the 
Effective Date of the Final Rule

    To establish a significant new use, EPA must determine that the use 
is not ongoing. The chemical substances subject to this proposed rule 
have undergone premanufacture review. In cases where EPA has not 
received a notice of commencement (NOC) and the chemical substance has 
not been added to the TSCA Inventory, no person may commence such 
activities without first submitting a PMN. Therefore, for chemical 
substances for which an NOC has not been submitted EPA concludes that 
the designated significant new uses are not ongoing.
    When chemical substances identified in this proposed rule are added 
to the TSCA Inventory, EPA recognizes that, before the rule is 
effective, other persons might engage in a use that has been identified 
as a significant new use. The identities of the three chemical 
substances subject to this proposed rule have been claimed as 
confidential and EPA has received no post-PMN bona fide submissions 
(per Sec. Sec.  720.25 and 721.11). Based on this, the Agency believes 
that it is highly unlikely that any of the significant new uses 
described in the regulatory text of this proposed rule are ongoing.
    Therefore, as mentioned in the original May 16, 2016 direct final 
rule, EPA designated that date as the cutoff date for determining 
whether the new use is ongoing. Persons who begin commercial 
manufacture or processing of the chemical substances for a significant 
new use identified as of that May 16, 2016 date would have to cease any 
such activity upon the effective date of the final rule. To resume 
their activities, these persons would have to first comply with all 
applicable SNUR notification requirements and wait until the notice 
review period, including any extensions, expires. If such a person met 
the conditions of advance compliance under Sec.  721.45(h), the person 
would be considered exempt from the requirements of the SNUR. Consult 
the Federal Register document of April 24, 1990 (55 FR 17376) for a 
more detailed discussion of the cutoff date for ongoing uses.

VII. Development and Submission of Information

    EPA recognizes that TSCA section 5 does not require developing any 
particular new information (e.g., generating test data) before 
submission of a SNUN. There is an exception: development of test data 
is required where the chemical substance subject to the SNUR is also 
subject to a rule, order or consent agreement under TSCA section 4 (see 
TSCA section 5(b)(1)).
    In the absence of a TSCA section 4 test rule covering the chemical 
substance, persons are required only to submit information in their 
possession or control and to describe any other information known to or 
reasonably ascertainable by them (see 40 CFR 720.50). However, upon 
review of PMNs and SNUNs, the Agency has the authority to require 
appropriate testing. Descriptions of tests are provided for

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informational purposes. EPA strongly encourages persons, before 
performing any testing, to consult with the Agency pertaining to 
protocol selection. To access the OCSPP test guidelines referenced in 
this document electronically, please go to http://www.epa.gov/ocspp and 
select ``Test Guidelines for Pesticides and Toxic Substances.''
    The recommended tests specified in Unit IV. may not be the only 
means of addressing the potential risks of the chemical substance. 
However, submitting a SNUN without any test data may increase the 
likelihood that EPA will take action under TSCA section 5(e), 
particularly if satisfactory test results have not been obtained from a 
prior PMN or SNUN submitter. EPA recommends that potential SNUN 
submitters contact EPA early enough so that they will be able to 
conduct the appropriate tests.
    SNUN submitters should be aware that EPA will be better able to 
evaluate SNUNs and define the terms of any potentially necessary 
controls if the submitter provides detailed information on the 
following:
     Human exposure and environmental release that may result 
from the significant new use of the chemical substances.

VIII. SNUN Submissions

    According to Sec.  721.1(c), persons submitting a SNUN must comply 
with the same notification requirements and EPA regulatory procedures 
as persons submitting a PMN, including submission of test data on 
health and environmental effects as described in 40 CFR 720.50. SNUNs 
must be submitted on EPA Form No. 7710-25, generated using e-PMN 
software, and submitted to the Agency in accordance with the procedures 
set forth in 40 CFR 720.40 and 721.25. E-PMN software is available 
electronically at https://www.epa.gov/reviewing-new-chemicals-under-toxic-substances-control-act-tsca/how-submit-e-pmn.

IX. Scientific Standards, Evidence, and Available Information

    EPA has used scientific information, technical procedures, 
measures, methods, protocols, methodologies, and models consistent with 
the risk assessment documents included in the public docket. These 
information sources supply information relevant to whether a particular 
use would be a significant new use, based on relevant factors including 
those listed under TSCA section 5(a)(2).
    The clarity and completeness of the data, assumptions, methods, 
quality assurance, and analyses employed in EPA's decision are 
documented, as applicable and to the extent necessary for purposes of 
this proposed significant new use rule, in Unit II and in the documents 
noted above. EPA recognizes, based on the available information, that 
there is variability and uncertainty in whether any particular 
significant new use would actually present an unreasonable risk. For 
precisely this reason, it is appropriate to secure a future notice and 
review process for these uses, at such time as they are known more 
definitely. The extent to which the various information, procedures, 
measures, methods, protocols, methodologies or models used in EPA's 
decision have been subject to independent verification or peer review 
is adequate to justify their use, collectively, in the record for a 
significant new use rule.

X. Economic Analysis

    EPA has evaluated the potential costs of establishing SNUN 
requirements for potential manufacturers and processors of the chemical 
substances subject to this proposed rule, during the development of the 
direct final rule. EPA's complete economic analysis is available in the 
docket under docket ID number EPA-HQ-OPPT-2015-0810.

XI. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews

A. Executive Order 12866

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

B. Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA)

    According to PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), an agency may not 
conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to a 
collection of information that requires OMB approval under PRA, unless 
it has been approved by OMB and displays a currently valid OMB control 
number. The OMB control numbers for EPA's regulations in title 40 of 
the CFR, after appearing in the Federal Register, are listed in 40 CFR 
part 9, and included on the related collection instrument or form, if 
applicable.
    The information collection requirements related to this proposed 
rule have already been approved by OMB pursuant to PRA under OMB 
control number 2070-0012 (EPA ICR No. 574). This proposed rule would 
not impose any burden requiring additional OMB approval. If an entity 
were to submit a SNUN to the Agency, the annual burden is estimated to 
average between 30 and 170 hours per response. This burden estimate 
includes the time needed to review instructions, search existing data 
sources, gather and maintain the data needed, and complete, review, and 
submit the required SNUN.
    Send any comments about the accuracy of the burden estimate, and 
any suggested methods for minimizing respondent burden, including 
through the use of automated collection techniques, to the Director, 
Collection Strategies Division, Office of Environmental Information 
(2822T), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., 
Washington, DC 20460-0001. Please remember to include the OMB control 
number in any correspondence, but do not submit any completed forms to 
this address.

C. Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA)

    On February 18, 2012, EPA certified pursuant to RFA section 605(b) 
(5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.), that promulgation of a SNUR does not have a 
significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities 
where the following are true:
    1. A significant number of SNUNs would not be submitted by small 
entities in response to the SNUR.
    2. The SNUR submitted by any small entity would not cost 
significantly more than $8,300.
    A copy of that certification is available in the docket for this 
proposed rule.
    This proposed rule is within the scope of the February 18, 2012 
certification. Based on the Economic Analysis discussed in Unit IX. and 
EPA's experience promulgating SNURs (discussed in the certification), 
EPA believes that the following are true:
     A significant number of SNUNs would not be submitted by 
small entities in response to the SNUR.
     Submission of the SNUN would not cost any small entity 
significantly more than $8,300.
    Therefore, the promulgation of the SNUR would not have a 
significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities.

D. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (UMRA)

    Based on EPA's experience with proposing and finalizing SNURs, 
State, local, and Tribal governments have not been impacted by these 
rulemakings, and EPA does not have any reasons to

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believe that any State, local, or Tribal government would be impacted 
by this proposed rule. As such, EPA has determined that this proposed 
rule would not impose any enforceable duty, contain any unfunded 
mandate, or otherwise have any effect on small governments subject to 
the requirements of UMRA sections 202, 203, 204, or 205 (2 U.S.C. 1501 
et seq.).

E. Executive Order 13132

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

F. Executive Order 13175

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

G. Executive Order 13045

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

H. Executive Order 13211

    This proposed 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), 
because this proposed rule is not expected to affect energy supply, 
distribution, or use and because this proposed rule is not a 
significant regulatory action under Executive Order 12866.

I. National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act (NTTAA)

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

J. Executive Order 12898

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

List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 721

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

    Dated: October 19, 2016.
Maria J. Doa,
Director, Chemical Control Division, Office of Pollution Prevention and 
Toxics.

    Therefore, it is proposed that 40 CFR chapter I be amended as 
follows:

PART 721--[AMENDED]

0
1. The authority citation for part 721 continues to read as follows:

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

0
 2. Add Sec.  721.10902 to subpart E to read as follows:


Sec.  721.10902  Functionalized carbon nanotubes (generic).

    (a) Chemical substance and significant new uses subject to 
reporting. (1) The chemical substance identified generically as 
functionalized carbon nanotubes (PMN P-15-276) is subject to reporting 
under this section for the significant new uses described in paragraph 
(a)(2) of this section. The requirements of this rule do not apply to 
quantities of the PMN substance after it has been completely reacted 
(cured).
    (2) The significant new uses are:
    (i) Protection in the workplace. Requirements as specified in Sec.  
721.63(a)(1), (a)(2)(i), and (a)(3). When determining which persons are 
reasonably likely to be exposed as required for Sec.  721.63(a)(1), 
engineering control measures (e.g., enclosure or confinement of the 
operation, general and local ventilation) or administrative control 
measures (e.g., workplace policies and procedures) shall be considered 
and implemented to prevent exposure, where feasible.
    (ii) Industrial, commercial, and consumer activities. Requirements 
as specified in Sec.  721.80. A significant new use is manufacture, 
process, or use of the PMN substance other than in a liquid 
formulation. A significant new use is use other than as a thin film for 
electronic device applications or any use involving an application 
method that generates a vapor, mist, or aerosol unless such application 
method occurs in an enclosed process. An enclosed process is defined as 
an operation that is designed and operated so that there is no release 
associated with normal or routine production processes into the 
environment of any substance present in the operation. An operation 
with inadvertent or emergency pressure relief releases remains an 
enclosed process so long as measures are taken to prevent worker 
exposure to and environmental contamination from the releases.
    (iii) Disposal. Requirements as specified in Sec.  721.85 (a)(1), 
(a)(2), (b)(1), (b)(2), (c)(1), and (c)(2).
    (iv) Release to water. Requirements as specified in Sec.  721.90 
(a)(1), (b)(1), and (c)(1).
    (b) Specific requirements. The provisions of subpart A of this part 
apply to this section except as modified by this paragraph.
    (1) Recordkeeping. Recordkeeping requirements as specified in Sec.  
721.125 (a) through (e), (i), (j), and (k) are applicable to 
manufacturers and processors of this substance.
    (2) Limitations or revocation of certain notification requirements. 
The provisions of Sec.  721.185 apply to this section.
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3. Add Sec.  721.10913 to subpart E to read as follows:


Sec.  721.10913  Diisocyanato hexane, homopolymer, alkanoic acid-
polyalkylene glycol ether with substituted alkane (3:1) reaction 
products-blocked (generic).

    (a) Chemical substance and significant new uses subject to 
reporting. (1) The chemical substance identified generically as 
diisocyanato hexane, homopolymer, alkanoic acid-polyalkylene glycol 
ether with substituted alkane (3:1) reaction products-blocked (PMN P-
15-378) is subject to reporting under this section for the significant 
new uses described in paragraph (a)(2) of this section.
    (2) The significant new uses are:
    (i) Protection in the workplace. Requirements as specified in Sec.  
721.63(a)(4), (a)(6)(ii), and (c). When determining which persons are 
reasonably likely to be exposed as required for Sec.  721.63(a)(4), 
engineering control measures (e.g., enclosure or confinement of the 
operation, general and local ventilation) or administrative control 
measures (e.g., workplace policies and procedures) shall be considered 
and implemented to prevent exposure, where feasible. The following 
National Institute for Occupational

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Safety and Health (NIOSH)-certified respirators with an assigned 
protection factor (APF) of at least 10 meet the requirements of Sec.  
721.63(a)(4):
    (A) NIOSH-certified power air-purifying respirator with a hood or 
helmet and with appropriate gas/vapor (acid gas, organic vapor, or 
substance specific) cartridges in combination with HEPA filters.
    (B) NIOSH-certified continuous flow supplied-air respirator 
equipped with a loose fitting facepiece, hood, or helmet.
    (C) NIOSH-certified negative pressure (demand) supplied-air 
respirator with a full facepiece.
    (ii) Industrial, commercial, and consumer activities. Requirements 
as specified in Sec.  721.80(o).
    (b) Specific requirements. The provisions of subpart A of this part 
apply to this section except as modified by this paragraph.
    (1) Recordkeeping. Recordkeeping requirements as specified in Sec.  
721.125 (a), (b), (c), (d), and (i) are applicable to manufacturers and 
processors of this substance.
    (2) Limitations or revocation of certain notification requirements. 
The provisions of Sec.  721.185 apply to this section.
0
4. Add Sec.  721.10920 to subpart E to read as follows:


Sec.  721.10920  Modified diphenylmethane diisocyanate prepolymer with 
polyol (generic).

    (a) Chemical substance and significant new uses subject to 
reporting. (1) The chemical substance identified generically as 
modified diphenylmethane diisocyanate perpolymer with polyol (PMN P-15-
559) is subject to reporting under this section for the significant new 
uses described in paragraph (a)(2) of this section.
    (2) The significant new uses are:
    (i) Industrial, commercial, and consumer activities. Requirements 
as specified in Sec.  721.80. A significant new use of the substance is 
manufacture of the substance where the average molecular weight is 
below 7,500 daltons, and where any molecular weight species is below 
1,000 daltons.
    (ii) [Reserved].
    (b) Specific requirements. The provisions of subpart A of this part 
apply to this section except as modified by this paragraph.
    (1) Recordkeeping. Recordkeeping requirements as specified in Sec.  
721.125 (a), (b), (c), and (i) are applicable to manufacturers and 
processors of this substance.
    (2) Limitations or revocation of certain notification requirements. 
The provisions of Sec.  721.185 apply to this section.

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