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EPA/SWER RIN: 2050-AE87 Publication ID: Spring 2004 
Title: Revisions to the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; Subpart J Product Schedule Listing Requirements 
Abstract: This action will propose revisions to subpart J of the National Contingency Plan (NCP). The Clean Water Act requires EPA to prepare a schedule of dispersants, other chemicals, and other spill mitigating devices and substances, if any, that may be used in carrying out the NCP. Under subpart J, respondents wishing to add a product to the Product Schedule must submit technical product data to EPA. This rulemaking will propose revisions to subpart J to clarify and change protocols for effectiveness and toxicity testing. It will clarify EPA authority to remove products from the Product Schedule. These changes will help ensure protection of the environment when these products are used to clean up and mitigate oil spills (1) into or upon navigable waters, adjoining shorelines, the waters of the contiguous zone, or (2) which may affect natural resources belonging to or under the exclusive management authority of the United States. 
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 300   
Legal Authority: 33 USC 1321(d)(2)    "CWA 311(d)(2)"   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  03/00/2005    
Additional Information: SAN 4526.
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal, State 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
Sectors Affected: 3251 Basic Chemical Manufacturing; 325 Chemical Manufacturing; 3259 Other Chemical Product Manufacturing; 54 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 
Agency Contact:
William Nichols
Environmental Protection Agency
Solid Waste and Emergency Response
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 564-1970
Fax:202 564-2625

David Evans
Environmental Protection Agency
Solid Waste and Emergency Response
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:703 603-8885
Fax:703 603-9116