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EPA/OCSPP RIN: 2070-AJ94 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Significant New Uses of Chemical Substances; Updates to the Hazard Communication Program and Regulatory Framework; Minor Amendments to Reporting Requirements for Premanufacture Notices 
Abstract:

The EPA issued regulations in 1989 for the "Protection in the Workplace" (40 CFR 721.63) and "Hazard Communication Program" (40 CFR 721.72) components of the Significant New Uses of Chemical Substances regulations at 40 CFR 721. Where possible, these regulations are closely aligned with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations at 29 CFR 1910.1200. OSHA issued a final rule on March 26, 2012 that aligns OSHA's Hazard Communication Standards with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). The EPA proposed changes to the applicable Significant New Uses of Chemical Substances regulations at 40 CFR 721 to align the EPA regulations, where possible, with the final revisions to the OSHA Hazard Communications Standards on 7/28/2016 (81 FR 49598). The proposed changes are scheduled to be finalized in June of 2017.

 
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation:  
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 720 to 721    40 CFR 723   
Legal Authority: 15 U.S.C. 2601 et seq. Toxic Substances Control Act   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  07/28/2016  81 FR 49598   
NPRM Comment Period End  09/26/2016 
NPRM Comment Period Extended  10/21/2016  81 FR 72759   
NPRM Comment Period Extended End  11/21/2016 
Final Rule  06/00/2017 
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/opptintr/newchems/  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Jim Alwood
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Mail Code 7405M,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 564-8974
Fax:202 564-9490
Email: alwood.jim@epa.gov

Greg Schweer
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Mail Code 7405M,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 564-8469
Fax:202 564-9094
Email: schweer.greg@epa.gov