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EPA/OCSPP RIN: 2070-AJ96 Publication ID: Fall 2013 
Title: Certain Nonylphenols and Nonylphenol Ethoxylates; Significant New Use Rule 
Abstract: EPA intends to propose a significant new use rule (SNUR) under section 5(a)(2) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for related chemicals known commonly as nonylphenols (NPs) and nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs). The SNUR would require persons who intend to manufacture, import, or process certain NP and NPE chemicals for an activity that is designated as a significant new use by the 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 to prevent unreasonable risk to human health or the environment. The NP and NPE chemicals that would be subject to this SNUR are toxic to aquatic organisms, and can be used in a variety of industrial and consumer applications that lead to releases to the environment. 
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 721 
Legal Authority: 15 USC 2604(a); TSCA 5(a) 
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  05/00/2014   
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/existingchemicals/pubs/actionplans/np-npe.html  
Sectors Affected: 324110 Petroleum Refineries; 325 Chemical Manufacturing 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
John Schaeffer
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention
7405M,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 564-8173
Fax:202 564-4765
Email: Schaeffer.John@epa.gov

Jeffrey Taylor
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention
7405M,
Washington, DC 20004
Phone:202 564-8828
Fax:202 564-4775
Email: taylor.jeffrey@epa.gov

 
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