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EPA/OCSPP RIN: 2070-AJ91 Publication ID: Spring 2016 
Title: Significant New Use Rule for Toluene Diisocyanates (TDI) and Related Compounds 
Abstract: The EPA is developing a significant new use rule (SNUR) under section 5(a)(2) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for 2,4-toluene diisocyanate, 2,6-toluene diisocyanate, toluene diisocyanate unspecified isomers (these three chemical substances are hereafter referred to as toluene diisocyanates or TDI) and related compounds. On January 15, 2015, the EPA proposed to designate as a significant new use any use of TDI and related compounds in a consumer product, with a proposed exception for use of certain chemical substances in coatings, elastomers, adhesives, binders, and sealants that results in less than or equal to 0.1 percent by weight of TDI in a consumer product. In addition, the EPA also proposed to make inapplicable the general SNUR exemption from notification for persons who import or process these chemical substances as part of an article. Persons subject to the SNUR would be required to notify the EPA at least 90 days before commencing any manufacturing or processing. The required notification would provide the EPA with the opportunity to evaluate the intended use and, if necessary based on the information available at that time, an opportunity to protect against potential unreasonable risks, if any, from that activity before it occurs. 
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
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 (Revision)   
Legal Authority: 15 U.S.C. 2604(a) Toxic Substances Control Act   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  01/15/2015  80 FR 2068   
NPRM Comment Period Extended  02/23/2015  80 FR 9427   
Final Rule  09/00/2016 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:  
Sectors Affected: 32411 Petroleum Refineries; 325 Chemical Manufacturing; 3255 Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing; 326150 Urethane and Other Foam Product (except Polystyrene) Manufacturing; 326199 All Other Plastics Product Manufacturing 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Tyler Lloyd
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Mail Code 7405M,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 564-4016

Joel Wolf
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Mail Code 7404M,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 564-0432