Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
40 CFR Part 721
[EPA-HQ-OPPT-2012-0740; FRL-9377-8]
RIN 2070-AB27

Proposed Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances

Agency

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Action

Proposed rule.

Summary

EPA is proposing significant new use rules (SNURs) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for eight chemical substances which were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs) P-11-327, P-11-328, P-11-329, P-11-330, P-11-331, P-11-332, P-12-298, and P-12-299. This action would require persons who intend to manufacture, 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 would provide EPA with the opportunity to evaluate the intended use and, if necessary, to prohibit or limit the activity before it occurs.

Dates

Comments must be received on or before May 20, 2013.

Addresses

Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPPT-2012-0740, by one of the following methods:

  • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments.
  • Mail: Document Control Office (7407M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001.
  • Hand Delivery: OPPT Document Control Office (DCO), EPA East Bldg., Rm. 6428, 1201 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC. ATTN: Docket ID Number EPA-HQ-OPPT-2012-0740. The DCO is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the DCO is (202) 564-8930. Such deliveries are only accepted during the DCO's normal hours of operation, and special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information.

Instructions: Direct your comments to docket ID number EPA-HQ-OPPT-2012-0740. EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included in the docket without change and may be made available online at http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through regulations.gov or email. The regulations.gov Web site is an “anonymous access” system, which means EPA will not know your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an email comment directly to EPA without going through regulations.gov, your email address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the docket and made available on the Internet. If you submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you include your name and other contact information in the body of your comment and with any disk or CD-ROM you submit. If EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid the use of special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses.

Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the docket index available at http://www.regulations.gov. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, e.g., CBI or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, will be publicly available only in hard copy. Publicly available docket materials are available electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, or, if only available in hard copy, at the OPPT Docket. The OPPT Docket is located in the EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC) at Rm. 3334, EPA West Bldg., 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. The EPA/DC Public Reading Room hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number of the EPA/DC Public Reading Room is (202) 566-1744, and the telephone number for the OPPT Docket is (202) 566-0280. Docket visitors are required to show photographic identification, pass through a metal detector, and signthe EPA visitor log. All visitor bags are processed through an X-ray machine and subject to search. Visitors will be provided an EPA/DC badge that must be visible at all times in the building and returned upon departure.

For Further Information Contact

For technical information contact: 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, import, process, or use the chemical substances contained in this proposed rule. The following list of North American 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, 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 requirements promulgated at 19 CFR 12.118 through 12.127; see also 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 a final SNUR 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 that is the subject of a proposed or final SNUR 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 submitting comments, remember to:

i. Identify the document by docket ID number and other identifying information (subject heading,Federal Registerdate and page number).

ii. Follow directions. The Agency may ask you to respond to specific questions or organize comments by referencing a Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part or section number.

iii. Explain why you agree or disagree; suggest alternatives and substitute language for your requested changes.

iv. Describe any assumptions and provide any technical information and/or data that you used.

v. If you estimate potential costs or burdens, explain how you arrived at your estimate in sufficient detail to allow for it to be reproduced.

vi. Provide specific examples to illustrate your concerns and suggest alternatives.

vii. Explain your views as clearly as possible, avoiding the use of profanity or personal threats.

viii. Make sure to submit your comments by the comment period deadline identified.

II. Background

A. What action is the agency taking?

EPA is proposing these SNURs under section 5(a)(2) of TSCA for eight chemical substances which were the subject of PMNs P-11-327, P-11-328, P-11-329, P-11-330, P-11-331, P-11-332, P-12-298, and P-12-299. These SNURs would require persons who intend to manufacture, import, 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 theFederal Registerof November 2, 2012 (77 FR 66149) (FRL-9366-7), EPA issued direct final SNURs on these eight chemical substances in accordance with the procedures at § 721.160(c)(3)(i). EPA received notices of intent to submit adverse comments on these SNURs. Therefore, as required by § 721.160(c)(3)(ii), EPA removed the direct final SNURs in a separate document, published in theFederal Registerof December 21, 2012 (77 FR 75566) (FRL 9373-8), and is now issuing this proposed rule on the eight chemical substances. The record for the direct final SNURs on these chemical substances was established as docket number EPA-HQ-OPPT-2012-0740. That record includes information considered by the Agency in developing the direct final rule and the notice of intent to submit adverse comments.

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, import, or process the chemical substance for that use. Persons who must report are described in § 721.5.

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 rule. Provisions relating to user fees appear at 40 CFR part 700. According to § 721.1(c), persons subject to these SNURs must comply with the same notice 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 sections 5(b) and 5(d)(1), the exemptions authorized by TSCA sections 5(h)(1), (h)(2), (h)(3), and (h)(5), and the regulations at 40 CFR part 720. Once EPA receives a SNUN, EPA may take regulatory action under TSCA section 5(e), 5(f), 6, or 7 to control theactivities for which it has received the SNUN. If EPA does not take action, EPA is required under TSCA section 5(g) to explain in theFederal Registerits reasons for not taking action.

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 eight chemical substances that are the subject of this proposed rule, 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 eight chemical substances in 40 CFR part 721, subpart E. In this unit, EPA 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) number (if assigned for non-confidential chemical identities).
  • Basis for the TSCA section 5(e) consent order or, for non-section 5(e) SNURs, the basis for the SNUR (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.

This proposed rule includes PMN substances P-11-327, P-11-328, P-11-329, P-11-330, P-11-331, and P-11-332, that are subject to a “risk-based” consent order under TSCA section 5(e)(1)(A)(ii)(I) where EPA determined that activities associated with the PMN substances may present unreasonable risk to human health or the environment. This consent order requires protective measures to limit exposures or otherwise mitigate the potential unreasonable risk. The so-called “section 5(e) SNURs” on these PMN substances are proposed pursuant to § 721.160, and are based on and consistent with the provisions in the underlying consent order. The section 5(e) SNURs designate as a “significant new use” the absence of the protective measures required in the corresponding consent order.

This proposed rule also includes a SNUR on PMN substances P-12-298 and P-12-299 that were not subject to a consent order under TSCA section 5(e). In this case, EPA did not find that the use scenario described in the PMNs triggered the determinations set forth under TSCA section 5(e). However, EPA does believe that certain changes from the use scenario described in the PMNs could result in increased exposures, thereby constituting a “significant new use.” This so-called “non-section 5(e) SNUR” is proposed pursuant to § 721.170. EPA has determined that every activity designated as a “significant new use” in all non-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 Numbers P-11-327, P-11-328, P-11-329, P-11-330, P-11-331, and P-11-332

Chemical names: Distillates (lignocellulosic), C5-40 (P-11-327); Paraffin waxes

(lignocellulosic) hydrotreated, C5-40- branched, cyclic and linear (P-11-328); Naphtha

(lignocellulosic), hydrotreated, C5-12-branched, cyclic and linear (P-11-329); Kerosene

(lignocellulosic), hydrotreated, C8-16-branched, cyclic and linear (P-11-330); Distillates

(lignocellulosic), hydrotreated, C8-26—branched, cyclic, and linear (P-11-331); and

Residual oils (lignocellulosic), hydrotreated, C20-40- branched, cyclic, and linear (P-11-332).

CAS numbers: 1267611-99-3 (P-11-327), 1267611-06-2 (P-11-328), 1267611-35-7 (P-11-329), 1267611-14-2 (P-11-330), 1267611-11-9 (P-11-331), and 1267611-71-1 (P-11-332).

Effective date of TSCA section 5(e) consent order: July 21, 2012.

Basis for TSCA section 5(e) consent order: The PMN states that the generic (non-confidential) uses of the PMN substances will be as a distillation feedstock after hydrotreatment (P-11-327), as a feedstock (P-11-328), as a blend-stock for conventional fossil fuels (P-11-329, P-11-330, and P-11-331), and use in a manner comparable to gas oil as it is currently used in industry (P-11-332). These PMNs are complex mixtures and have been assessed based on the toxic components within their mixture. The most important and primary component present is benzene. Based on this analysis, EPA identified concerns for oncogenicity, immunosuppression, and skin sensitization (defatting of the skin tissue) to workers exposed to the PMN substances. The EPA Maximum Contaminant Level for benzene in drinking water is 5 parts per billion (ppb). The PMNs' New Chemical Exposure Limit (NCEL) is 0.32 milligram/cubic meter (mg/m 3) as an 8-hour time-weighted average. In addition, based on ecological structure activity relationship (EcoSAR) analysis of test data on analogous neutral organics, EPA predicts toxicity to aquatic organisms may occur at concentrations that exceed 82 ppb for each of the following: P-11-329 and P-11-331, and 180 ppb for each of the following: P-11-327, P-11-328, P-11-330, and P-11-332. However, EPA does not expect risk to aquatic organisms at the expected levels and duration of exposure as described in the PMNs. The consent order was issued under TSCA sections 5(e)(1)(A)(i) and 5(e)(1)(A)(ii)(I) based on a finding that these substances may present an unreasonable risk of injury to human health and the environment. To protect against these risks, the consent order requires:

1. Use of personal protective equipment including dermal protection when there is potential dermal exposure and a National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health(NIOSH)-certified respirator with an assigned protection factor (APF) of at least 10,000, or compliance with a NCEL of 0.32 mg/m 3 as an 8-hour time-weighted average when there is potential inhalation exposure.

2. No use of the substances resulting in surface water concentrations exceeding 5 ppb of the combination of these PMN substances.

3. Establishment and use of a hazard communication program. The SNUR designates as a “significant new use” the absence of these protective measures.

Recommended testing: EPA has determined that a combined chronic toxicity/carcinogenicity test (OPPTS Test Guideline 870.4300); a daphnid chronic toxicity test (OPPTS Test Guideline 850.1300); and fish early-life stage toxicity test (OPPTS Test Guideline 850.1400) would help characterize the human health and environmental effects of the PMN substances. The order does not require submission of the testing at any specified time or production volume. However, the order's restrictions on manufacture, import, processing, distribution in commerce, use, and disposal will remain in effect until the order is modified or revoked by EPA based on submission of that or other relevant information.

CFR citations: 40 CFR 721.10612 (P-11-327); 721.10613 (P-11-328); 721.10614 (P-11-329); 721.10615 (P-11-330); 721.10616 (P-11-331); and 721.10617 (P-11-332).

PMN Numbers P-12-298 and P-12-299

Chemical name: Vinylidene ester (generic).

CAS number: Not available.

Basis for action: The PMNs state that the generic uses of the substances will be adhesives. Based on EcoSAR analysis of test data on analogous esters, EPA predicts toxicity to aquatic organisms may occur at concentrations that exceed 7 ppb of the PMN substances in surface waters for greater than 20 days per year. This 20-day criterion is derived from partial life cycle tests (daphnid chronic and fish early-life stage tests) that typically range from 21 to 28 days in duration. EPA predicts toxicity to aquatic organisms may occur if releases of the PMN substances to surface water exceed releases from the use described in the PMNs. For the described use in the PMNs, significant environmental releases are not expected because environmental releases did not result in surface water concentrations exceeding 7 ppb for more than 20 days per year. Therefore, EPA has not determined that the proposed manufacturing, processing, or use of the substances may present an unreasonable risk. EPA has determined, however, that combined production volume of the two PMN substances exceeding 20,000 kilograms per year could result in exposures which may cause significant adverse environmental effects. Based on this information, the PMN substances meet the concern criteria at § 721.170(b)(4)(ii).

Recommended testing: EPA has determined that the results of a fish acute toxicity test, freshwater and marine (OPPTS Test Guidelines 850.1075); an aquatic invertebrate acute toxicity test, freshwater daphnids (OPPTS Test Guidelines 850.1010); and an algal toxicity test (OCSPP Test Guideline 850.4500) would help characterize the environmental effects of the PMN substances.

CFR citation: 40 CFR 721.10623.

V. Rationale and Objectives of the Proposed Rule

A. Rationale

During review of the PMNs submitted for the eight chemical substances that are subject to these proposed SNURs, EPA concluded that for six of the substances, regulation was warranted under TSCA section 5(e), pending the development of information sufficient to make reasoned evaluations of the health and environmental effects of the chemical substances. For two of the eight substances, where the uses are not regulated under a TSCA section 5(e) consent order, EPA determined that one or more of the criteria of concern established at § 721.170 were met. The basis for these findings is outlined in Unit IV.

B. Objectives

EPA is proposing these SNURs for specific chemical substances that 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, import, 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, importing, or processing a listed chemical substance for the described significant new use.
  • EPA would be able to regulate prospective manufacturers, importers, or processors of a listed chemical substance before the described significant new use of that chemical substance occurs, provided that regulation is warranted pursuant to TSCA sections 5(e), 5(f), 6, or 7.
  • EPA would ensure that all manufacturers, importers, and processors of the same chemical substance that is subject to a TSCA section 5(e) consent order are subject to similar requirements.

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 http://www.epa.gov/opptintr/existingchemicals/pubs/tscainventory/index.html.

VI. Applicability of the Significant New Use Designation

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 final rule is issued, other persons might engage in a use that has been identified as a significant new use. However, TSCA section 5(e) consent orders have been issued for six of the eight chemical substances, and the PMN submitters are prohibited by the TSCA section 5(e) consent orders from undertaking activities which would be designated as significant new uses. The other two chemical substances contained in this proposed rule are not regulated with TSCA section 5(e) consent orders. The identities of these two chemical substances 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.

If uses begun after the direct final rule was published on November 2, 2012, were considered ongoing rather than new, any person could defeat the SNUR by initiating the significant new usebefore the final rule was issued. Therefore EPA designates November 2, 2012 as the cutoff date for determining whether the new use is ongoing. Persons who begin commercial manufacture, import, or processing of the chemical substances for a significant new use identified as of that 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 theFederal Registerdocument of April 24, 1990 (55 FR 17376) for a more detailed discussion of the cutoff date for ongoing uses.

VII. Test Data and Other Information

EPA recognizes that TSCA section 5 does not require developing any particular test data before submission of a SNUN. The two exceptions are:

1. Development of test data is required where the chemical substance subject to the SNUR is also subject to a test rule under TSCA section 4 (see TSCA section 5(b)(1)).

2. Development of test data may be necessary where the chemical substance has been listed under TSCA section 5(b)(4) (see TSCA section 5(b)(2)).

In the absence of a TSCA section 4 test rule or a TSCA section 5(b)(4) listing covering the chemical substance, persons are required only to submit test data in their possession or control and to describe any other data known to or reasonably ascertainable by them (see § 720.50). However, upon review of PMNs and SNUNs, the Agency has the authority to require appropriate testing. In cases where EPA issued a TSCA section 5(e) consent order that requires or recommends certain testing, Unit IV. lists those tests. Unit IV. also lists recommended testing for non-5(e) SNURs. Descriptions of tests are provided for 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 Methods and Guidelines.”

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 which provide detailed information on the following:

  • Human exposure and environmental release that may result from the significant new use of the chemical substances.
  • Potential benefits of the chemical substances.
  • Information on risks posed by the chemical substances compared to risks posed by potential substitutes.

VIII. SNUN Submissions

According to § 721.1(c), persons submitting a SNUN must comply with the same notice requirements and EPA regulatory procedures as persons submitting a PMN, including submission of test data on health and environmental effects as described in § 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 §§ 720.40 and 721.25. E-PMN software is available electronically at http://www.epa.gov/opptintr/newchems.

IX. Economic Analysis

EPA has evaluated the potential costs of establishing SNUN requirements for potential manufacturers, importers, and processors of the chemical substances 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-2012-0740.

X. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews

A. Executive Order 12866

This proposed rule would establish SNURs for eight chemical substances that were the subject of PMNs, and in six cases, a TSCA section 5(e) consent order. 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 the 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 theFederal Register, are listed in 40 CFR part 9, and included on the related collection instrument or form, if applicable. EPA would amend the table in 40 CFR part 9 to list the OMB approval number for the information collection requirements contained in this proposed rule, if the SNUR is subsequently issued as a final rule. This listing of the OMB control numbers and their subsequent codification in the CFR satisfies the display requirements of PRA and OMB's implementing regulations at 5 CFR part 1320. This Information Collection Request (ICR) was previously subject to public notice and comment prior to OMB approval, and given the technical nature of the table, EPA finds that further notice and comment to amend it is unnecessary. As a result, EPA finds that there is “good cause” under section 553(b)(3)(B) of the Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(3)(B), to amend this table without further notice and comment.

The information collection requirements related to this action have already been approved by OMB pursuant to PRA under OMB control number 2070-0012 (EPA ICR No. 574). This action 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 substantialnumber 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 these SNURs 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 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 action 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 action 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 action 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 action is not expected to affect energy supply, distribution, or use and because this action is not a significant regulatory action under Executive Order 12866.

I. National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act (NTTAA)

In addition, since this action would not involve any technical standards the National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act (NTTAA), section 12(d) (15 U.S.C. 272 note), would not apply to this action.

J. Executive Order 12898

This action 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: April 12, 2013.
Maria J. Doa,
Director, Chemical Control Division, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics.

Therefore, it is proposed that 40 CFR part 721 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 § 721.10612 to subpart E to read as follows:

§ 721.10612
Distillates (lignocellulosic), C5-40.

(a) Chemical substance and significant new uses subject to reporting. (1) The chemical substance identified as distillates (lignocellulosic), C5-40 (PMN P-11-327; CAS No. 1267611-99-3) 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)(1), (a)(3), (a)(4), (a)(6), (b) (concentration set at 0.1 percent), and (c). When determining which persons are reasonably likely to be exposed as required for § 721.63(a)(1) and (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 Safety and Health (NIOSH)-certified respirators with an assigned protection factor (APF) of 10,000 meet the minimum requirements for § 721.63(a)(4): Any NIOSH-certified pressure-demand or other positive pressure mode (e.g., open/closed circuit) self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) equipped with a hood or helmet or a full facepiece.

(A) As an alternative to the respiratory requirements listed in paragraph (a)(2)(i) of this section, a manufacturer, importer, or processor may choose to follow the new chemical exposure limit (NCEL) provisions listed in the TSCA section 5(e) consent order for this substance. The NCEL is 0.32 milligram/cubic meter (mg/m 3) as an 8-hour time-weighted average. Persons who wish to pursue NCELs as an alternative to the § 721.63 respirator requirements may request to do so under § 721.30. Persons whose § 721.30 requests to use the NCELs approach are approved by EPA will receive NCELs provisions comparable to those contained in the corresponding section 5(e) consent order.

(B) [Reserved]

(ii) Hazard communication program. Requirements as specified in § 721.72(a), (b), (c), (d), (e) (concentration set at 0.1 percent), (f), and (g).

(iii) Release to water. Requirements as specified in § 721.90 (a)(4), (b)(4), and (c)(4) (where N=5 and 5 is an aggregate of releases for the following substances: Distillates (lignocellulosic), C5-40 (PMN P-11-327; CAS No. 1267611-99-3); paraffin waxes (lignocellulosic) hydrotreated, C5-40-branched, cyclicand linear (PMN P-11-328; CAS No. 1267611-06-2); naphtha (lignocellulosic), hydrotreated, C5-12-branched, cyclic and linear (PMN P-11-329; CAS No. 1267611-35-7); kerosene (lignocellulosic), hydrotreated, C8-16-branched, cyclic and linear (PMN P-11-330; CAS No. 1267611-14-2); distillates (lignocellulosic), hydrotreated, C8-26-branched, cyclic, and linear (PMNP-11-331; CAS No. 1267611-11-9); and residual oils (lignocellulosic), hydrotreated, C20-40-branched, cyclic, and linear (PMN P-11-332; CAS No. 1267611-71-1)).

(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 (h) and (k) are applicable to manufacturers, importers, and processors of this substance.

(2) Limitations or revocation of certain notification requirements. The provisions of § 721.185 apply to this section.

3. Add § 721.10613 to subpart E to read as follows:

§ 721.10613
Paraffin waxes (lignocellulosic) hydrotreated, C5-40-branched, cyclic and linear.

(a) Chemical substance and significant new uses subject to reporting. (1) The chemical substance identified as paraffin waxes (lignocellulosic) hydrotreated, C5-40-branched, cyclic and linear (PMN P-11-328; CAS No. 1267611-06-2) 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)(1), (a)(3), (a)(4), (a)(6), (b) (concentration set at 0.1 percent), and (c). When determining which persons are reasonably likely to be exposed as required for § 721.63(a)(1) and (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 Safety and Health (NIOSH)-certified respirators with an assigned protection factor (APF) of 10,000 meet the minimum requirements for § 721.63(a)(4): Any NIOSH-certified pressure-demand or other positive pressure mode (e.g., open/closed circuit) self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) equipped with a hood or helmet or a full facepiece.

(A) As an alternative to the respiratory requirements listed in paragraph (a)(2)(i) of this section, a manufacturer, importer, or processor may choose to follow the new chemical exposure limit (NCEL) provisions listed in the TSCA section 5(e) consent order for this substance. The NCEL is 0.32 milligram/cubic meter (mg/m 3) as an 8-hour time-weighted average. Persons who wish to pursue NCELs as an alternative to the § 721.63 respirator requirements may request to do so under § 721.30. Persons whose § 721.30 requests to use the NCELs approach are approved by EPA will receive NCELs provisions comparable to those contained in the corresponding section 5(e) consent order.

(B) [Reserved]

(ii) Hazard communication program. Requirements as specified in § 721.72(a), (b), (c), (d), (e) (concentration set at 0.1 percent), (f), and (g).

(iii) Release to water. Requirements as specified in § 721.90(a)(4), (b)(4), and (c)(4) (where N=5 and 5 is an aggregate of releases for the following substances: Distillates (lignocellulosic), C5-40 (PMN P-11-327; CAS No. 1267611-99-3); paraffin waxes (lignocellulosic) hydrotreated, C5-40-branched, cyclic and linear (PMN P-11-328; CAS No. 1267611-06-2); naphtha (lignocellulosic), hydrotreated, C5-12-branched, cyclic and linear (PMN P-11-329; CAS No. 1267611-35-7); kerosene (lignocellulosic), hydrotreated, C8-16-branched, cyclic and linear (PMN P-11-330; CAS No. 1267611-14-2); distillates (lignocellulosic), hydrotreated, C8-26-branched, cyclic, and linear (PMN P-11-331; CAS No. 1267611-11-9); and residual oils (lignocellulosic), hydrotreated, C20-40-branched, cyclic, and linear (PMN P-11-332; CAS No. 1267611-71-1)).

(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 (h) and (k) are applicable to manufacturers, importers, and processors of this substance.

(2) Limitations or revocation of certain notification requirements. The provisions of § 721.185 apply to this section.

4. Add § 721.10614 to subpart E to read as follows:

§ 721.10614
Naphtha (lignocellulosic), hydrotreated, C5-12-branched, cyclic and linear.

(a) Chemical substance and significant new uses subject to reporting. (1) The chemical substance identified as naphtha (lignocellulosic), hydrotreated, C5-12-branched, cyclic and linear (PMN P-11-329; CAS No. 1267611-35-7) 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)(1), (a)(3), (a)(4), (a)(6), (b) (concentration set at 0.1 percent), and (c). When determining which persons are reasonably likely to be exposed as required for § 721.63 (a)(1) and (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 Safety and Health (NIOSH)-certified respirators with an assigned protection factor (APF) of 10,000 meet the minimum requirements for § 721.63(a)(4): Any NIOSH-certified pressure-demand or other positive pressure mode (e.g., open/closed circuit) self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) equipped with a hood or helmet or a full facepiece.

(A) As an alternative to the respiratory requirements listed in paragraph (a)(2)(i) of this section, a manufacturer, importer, or processor may choose to follow the new chemical exposure limit (NCEL) provisions listed in the TSCA section 5(e) consent order for this substance. The NCEL is 0.32 milligram/cubic meter (mg/m 3) as an 8-hour time-weighted average. Persons who wish to pursue NCELs as an alternative to the § 721.63 respirator requirements may request to do so under § 721.30. Persons whose § 721.30 requests to use the NCELs approach are approved by EPA will receive NCELs provisions comparable to those contained in the corresponding section 5(e) consent order.

(B) [Reserved]

(ii) Hazard communication program. Requirements as specified in § 721.72 (a), (b), (c), (d), (e) (concentration set at 0.1 percent), (f), and (g).

(iii) Release to water. Requirements as specified in § 721.90(a)(4), (b)(4), and (c)(4) (where N=5 and 5 is an aggregate of releases for the following substances: Distillates (lignocellulosic), C5-40 (PMN P-11-327; CAS No. 1267611-99-3); paraffin waxes (lignocellulosic)hydrotreated, C5-40-branched, cyclic and linear (PMN P-11-328; CAS No. 1267611-06-2); naphtha (lignocellulosic), hydrotreated, C5-12-branched, cyclic and linear (PMN P-11-329; CAS No. 1267611-35-7); kerosene (lignocellulosic), hydrotreated, C8-16-branched, cyclic and linear (PMN P-11-330; CAS No. 1267611-14-2); distillates (lignocellulosic), hydrotreated, C8-26-branched, cyclic, and linear (PMN P-11-331; CAS No. 1267611-11-9); and residual oils (lignocellulosic), hydrotreated, C20-40-branched, cyclic, and linear (PMN P-11-332; CAS No. 1267611-71-1)).

(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 (h) and (k) are applicable to manufacturers, importers, and processors of this substance.

(2) Limitations or revocation of certain notification requirements. The provisions of § 721.185 apply to this section.

5. Add § 721.10615 to subpart E to read as follows:

§ 721.10615
Kerosene (lignocellulosic), hydrotreated, C8-16-branched, cyclic and linear.

(a) Chemical substance and significant new uses subject to reporting. (1) The chemical substance identified as kerosene (lignocellulosic), hydrotreated, C8-16-branched, cyclic and linear (PMN P-11-330; CAS No. 1267611-14-2) 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)(1), (a)(3), (a)(4), (a)(6), (b) (concentration set at 0.1 percent), and (c). When determining which persons are reasonably likely to be exposed as required for § 721.63(a)(1) and (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 Safety and Health (NIOSH)-certified respirators with an assigned protection factor (APF) of 10,000 meet the minimum requirements for § 721.63(a)(4): Any NIOSH-certified pressure-demand or other positive pressure mode (e.g., open/closed circuit) self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) equipped with a hood or helmet or a full facepiece.

(A) As an alternative to the respiratory requirements listed in paragraph (a)(2)(i) of this section, a manufacturer, importer, or processor may choose to follow the new chemical exposure limit (NCEL) provisions listed in the TSCA section 5(e) consent order for this substance. The NCEL is 0.32 milligram/cubic meter (mg/m 3) as an 8-hour time-weighted average. Persons who wish to pursue NCELs as an alternative to the § 721.63 respirator requirements may request to do so under § 721.30. Persons whose § 721.30 requests to use the NCELs approach are approved by EPA will receive NCELs provisions comparable to those contained in the corresponding section 5(e) consent order.

(B) [Reserved]

(ii) Hazard communication program. Requirements as specified in § 721.72(a), (b), (c), (d), (e) (concentration set at 0.1 percent), (f), and (g).

(iii) Release to water. Requirements as specified in § 721.90(a)(4), (b)(4), and (c)(4) (where N=5 and 5 is an aggregate of releases for the following substances: Distillates (lignocellulosic), C5-40 (PMN P-11-327; CAS No. 1267611-99-3); paraffin waxes (lignocellulosic) hydrotreated, C5-40-branched, cyclic and linear (PMN P-11-328; CAS No. 1267611-06-2); naphtha (lignocellulosic), hydrotreated, C5-12- branched, cyclic and linear (PMN P-11-329; CAS No. 1267611-35-7); kerosene (lignocellulosic), hydrotreated, C8-16-branched, cyclic and linear (PMN P-11-330; CAS No. 1267611-14-2); distillates (lignocellulosic), hydrotreated, C8-26-branched, cyclic, and linear (PMN P-11-331; CAS No. 1267611-11-9); and residual oils (lignocellulosic), hydrotreated, C20-40-branched, cyclic, and linear (PMN P-11-332; CAS No. 1267611-71-1)).

(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 (h) and (k) are applicable to manufacturers, importers, and processors of this substance.

(2) Limitations or revocation of certain notification requirements. The provisions of § 721.185 apply to this section.

6. Add § 721.10616 to subpart E to read as follows:

§ 721.10616
Distillates (lignocellulosic), hydrotreated, C8-26-branched, cyclic, and linear.

(a) Chemical substance and significant new uses subject to reporting. (1) The chemical substance identified as distillates (lignocellulosic), hydrotreated, C8-26-branched, cyclic, and linear (PMN P-11-331; CAS No. 1267611-11-9) 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)(1), (a)(3), (a)(4), (a)(6), (b) (concentration set at 0.1 percent), and (c). When determining which persons are reasonably likely to be exposed as required for § 721.63(a)(1) and (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 Safety and Health (NIOSH)-certified respirators with an assigned protection factor (APF) of 10,000 meet the minimum requirements for § 721.63(a)(4): Any NIOSH-certified pressure-demand or other positive pressure mode (e.g., open/closed circuit) self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) equipped with a hood or helmet or a full facepiece.

(A) As an alternative to the respiratory requirements listed in paragraph (a)(2)(i) of this section, a manufacturer, importer, or processor may choose to follow the new chemical exposure limit (NCEL) provisions listed in the TSCA section 5(e) consent order for this substance. The NCEL is 0.32 milligram/cubic meter (mg/m 3) as an 8-hour time-weighted average. Persons who wish to pursue NCELs as an alternative to the § 721.63 respirator requirements may request to do so under § 721.30. Persons whose § 721.30 requests to use the NCELs approach are approved by EPA will receive NCELs provisions comparable to those contained in the corresponding section 5(e) consent order.

(B) [Reserved]

(ii) Hazard communication program. Requirements as specified in § 721.72 (a), (b), (c), (d), (e) (concentration set at 0.1 percent), (f), and (g).

(iii) Release to water. Requirements as specified in § 721.90 (a)(4), (b)(4), and (c)(4) (where N=5 and 5 is an aggregate of releases for the following substances: Distillates (lignocellulosic), C5-40 (PMN P-11-327; CAS No. 1267611-99-3); paraffin waxes (lignocellulosic) hydrotreated, C5-40-branched, cyclic and linear (PMN P-11-328; CAS No. 1267611-06-2); naphtha (lignocellulosic), hydrotreated, C5-12-branched, cyclic and linear (PMN P-11-329; CAS No. 1267611-35-7); kerosene (lignocellulosic), hydrotreated, C8-16-branched, cyclic and linear (PMN P-11-330; CAS No. 1267611-14-2); distillates (lignocellulosic), hydrotreated, C8-26-branched, cyclic, and linear (PMN P-11-331; CAS No. 1267611-11-9); and residual oils (lignocellulosic), hydrotreated, C20-40-branched, cyclic, and linear (PMN P-11-332; CAS No. 1267611-71-1)).

(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 (h) and (k) are applicable to manufacturers, importers, and processors of this substance.

(2) Limitations or revocation of certain notification requirements. The provisions of § 721.185 apply to this section.

7. Add § 721.10617 to subpart E to read as follows:

§ 721.10617
Residual oils (lignocellulosic), hydrotreated, C20-40-branched, cyclic, and linear.

(a) Chemical substance and significant new uses subject to reporting. (1) The chemical substance identified as residual oils (lignocellulosic), hydrotreated, C20-40-branched, cyclic, and linear (PMN P-11-332; CAS No. 1267611-71-1) 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)(1), (a)(3), (a)(4), (a)(6), (b) (concentration set at 0.1 percent), and (c). When determining which persons are reasonably likely to be exposed as required for § 721.63(a)(1) and (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 Safety and Health (NIOSH)-certified respirators with an assigned protection factor (APF) of 10,000 meet the minimum requirements for § 721.63(a)(4): Any NIOSH-certified pressure-demand or other positive pressure mode (e.g., open/closed circuit) self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) equipped with a hood or helmet or a full facepiece.

(A) As an alternative to the respiratory requirements listed in paragraph (a)(2)(i) of this section, a manufacturer, importer, or processor may choose to follow the new chemical exposure limit (NCEL) provisions listed in the TSCA section 5(e) consent order for this substance. The NCEL is 0.32 milligram/cubic meter (mg/m 3) as an 8-hour time-weighted average. Persons who wish to pursue NCELs as an alternative to the § 721.63 respirator requirements may request to do so under § 721.30. Persons whose § 721.30 requests to use the NCELs approach are approved by EPA will receive NCELs provisions comparable to those contained in the corresponding section 5(e) consent order.

(B) [Reserved]

(ii) Hazard communication program. Requirements as specified in § 721.72(a), (b), (c), (d), (e) (concentration set at 0.1 percent), (f), and (g).

(iii) Release to water. Requirements as specified in § 721.90(a)(4), (b)(4), and (c)(4) (where N=5 and 5 is an aggregate of releases for the following substances: Distillates (lignocellulosic), C5-40 (PMN P-11-327; CAS No. 1267611-99-3); paraffin waxes (lignocellulosic) hydrotreated, C5-40-branched, cyclic and linear (PMN P-11-328; CAS No. 1267611-06-2); naphtha (lignocellulosic), hydrotreated, C5-12-branched, cyclic and linear (PMN P-11-329; CAS No. 1267611-35-7); kerosene (lignocellulosic), hydrotreated, C8-16-branched, cyclic and linear (PMN P-11-330; CAS No. 1267611-14-2); distillates (lignocellulosic), hydrotreated, C8-26-branched, cyclic, and linear (PMN P-11-331; CAS No. 1267611-11-9); and residual oils (lignocellulosic), hydrotreated, C20-40-branched, cyclic, and linear (PMN P-11-332; CAS No. 1267611-71-1)).

(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 (h) and (k) are applicable to manufacturers, importers, and processors of this substance.

(2) Limitations or revocation of certain notification requirements. The provisions of § 721.185 apply to this section.

8. Add § 721.10623 to subpart E to read as follows:

§ 721.10623
Vinylidene ester (generic).

(a) Chemical substances and significant new uses subject to reporting. (1) The chemical substances identified generically as vinylidene ester (PMNs P-12-298 and P-12-299) are 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 § 721.80(s) (20,000 kilograms of the aggregate of the two chemical substances).

(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, importers, and processors of this substance.

(2) Limitations or revocation of certain notification requirements. The provisions of § 721.185 apply to this section.

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