Environmental Protection Agency June 9, 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Proposed Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances
Document Number: E8-12862
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-06-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing significant new use rules (SNURs) under section 5(a)(2) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for two chemical substances which were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs). The two substances are dodecandioic acid, 1, 12-dihydrazide (CAS No. 4080-98-2; PMNs P-01-759 and P-05-555) and thiophene, 2,5- dibromo-3-hexyl- (CAS No. 116971-11-0; PMN P-07-283). This action would require persons who intend to manufacture, import, or process either of these two 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 would provide EPA with the opportunity to evaluate the intended use and, if necessary, to prohibit or limit that activity before it occurs.
Community Right-To-Know; Corrections and 2007 Updates to the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Reporting Codes; Final Rule
Document Number: E8-12856
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is amending the regulations to make certain updates and corrections to the list of North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes subject to reporting under the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) to reflect the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 2007 NAICS revision. EPA is making corrections to the list of NAICS codes subject to reporting under TRI that was published on June 6, 2006, in the final rule adopting NAICS for TRI reporting and is correcting a longstanding typographical error in the regulatory text.
Natural Rubber Latex Adhesives; Disposition of TSCA Section 21 Petition
Document Number: E8-12850
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On March 6, 2008, EPA received a petition from Michael J. Dochniak under section 21 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) ``to establish regulations prohibiting the use and distribution in commerce of Hevea brasiliensis [italics added] natural rubber latex adhesives having a total protein content greater than 200 micrograms per [gram] dry weight of latex based on the American Society for Testing and Materials method ASTM D1076-06 (Category 4).'' The petition states: ``Implementation of an EPA regulation that guides adhesive manufacturer's [sic] to use Hevea [b]rasiliensis [italics added] natural-rubber-latex that satisfy[ies] ASTM D1076-06 (Category 4) may affect the incidence and prevalence of latex allergy and allergy- induced autism in neonates.'' For the reasons set forth in this notice, EPA has denied the petitioner's request.
BCX Tank Superfund Site Jacksonville, Duval County, FL; Notice of De Minimis Settlement
Document Number: E8-12846
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under Section 122(g) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), the United States Environmental Protection Agency has entered into a De Minimis settlement for reimbursement of past response costs concerning the BCX Tank Superfund Site located in Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida for publication.
Coastal Elevations and Sea Level Rise Advisory Committee Charter Renewal
Document Number: E8-12599
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency