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EPA/OCSPP RIN: 2070-AJ73 Publication ID: Spring 2013 
Title: Significant New Use Rule (SNUR); Benzidine-Based Dyes; Di-n-pentyl phthalate (DnPP); and Alkanes, C12-13, Chloro 
Abstract: On March 28, 2012, EPA proposed a significant new use rule (SNUR) under section 5(a)(2) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for 9 benzidine-based chemical substances (dyes), di-n-pentyl-pthalate (DnPP) and alkanes, C12-13, chloro (CASRN 71011-12-6). Under a SNUR, persons who intend to engage in any significant new use would be required to notify EPA at least 90 days before commencing that new use. The required notification would enable EPA to evaluate the significant new use uses of these chemical substances and, if necessary, appropriately address risks to human health or the environment by limiting or prohibiting those uses before they occur. EPA proposed to add nine chemicals (dyes) to the benzidine-based chemical substances (dyes) Significant New Use Rule (SNUR) at 40 CFR section 721.1660. That amendment would not revoke the exemptions granted at 40 CFR section 721.1660(a)(2) for uses as laboratory stains and other analytical reagents. However, the amendment would make the exemption for persons that process or import these chemical substances as part of articles inapplicable for chemicals previously listed in 40 CFR section 721.1660(a)(2) as well as for the nine benzidine-based dyes identified in the proposed SNUR. EPA also proposed to designate any use of DnPP, except as a chemical standard for laboratory use, as a significant new use. In addition, EPA proposed to designate any use of alkanes, C12-13, chloro (CASRN 71011-12-6) a significant new use. 
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 721 
Legal Authority: 15 USC 2601 et seq 
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  03/28/2012  77 FR 18752 
Final Rule  12/00/2013   
Additional Information: Docket #:EPA-HQ-OPPT-2010-0573. This action has been merged with 2070-AJ78 and 2070-AJ81.
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL: http://www.epa.gov/oppt/newchems/pubs/snun.htm   Public Comment URL: http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=EPA-HQ-OPPT-2010-0573-0001  
Sectors Affected: 313 Textile Mills; 316 Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing; 322 Paper Manufacturing; 324 Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing; 324191 Petroleum Lubricating Oil and Grease Manufacturing; 325 Chemical Manufacturing; 325211 Plastics Material and Resin Manufacturing; 325998 All Other Miscellaneous Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing; 4243 Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Sara Kemme
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention
7404T,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 566-0511
Fax:202 566-0473
Email: kemme.sara@epa.gov

Lynn Vendinello
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention
7404T,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 566-0514
Email: vendinello.lynn@epa.gov

 
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