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EPA/OCSPP RIN: 2070-AK09 Publication ID: Spring 2017 
Title: Significant New Use Rule; Alkylpyrrolidone Products 
Abstract: EPA is finalizing a significant new use rule (SNUR) under section 5(a)(2) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for N-ethylpyrrolidone (NEP) and N-isopropylpyrrolidone (NiPP). On November 28, 2016, EPA proposed to designate as a significant new use any use of NiPP and any use of NEP except for the ongoing uses as a reactant, in silicone seal remover, coatings, consumer and commercial paint primer, and adhesives. The SNUR would require persons who intend to manufacture (including import) or process these chemical substances for an activity that is designated as a significant new use to notify the EPA at least 90 days before commencing that activity. The required notification would initiate EPA's evaluation of the intended use within the applicable review period. Manufacture and processing for the significant new use would be unable to commence until EPA has conducted a review of the notice, made an appropriate determination on the notice, and taken such actions as are required in association with that determination. 
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Long-Term Actions 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 721   
Legal Authority: 15 U.S.C. 2604(a) Toxic Substances Control Act   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  11/28/2016  81 FR 85472   
Final Rule  To Be Determined 
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: 238320 Painting and Wall Covering Contractors; 238330 Flooring Contractors; 316998 All Other Leather Good and Allied Product Manufacturing; 32541 Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing; 325411 Medicinal and Botanical Manufacturing; 325520 Adhesive Manufacturing; 325613 Surface Active Agent Manufacturing; 325620 Toilet Preparation Manufacturing; 325910 Printing Ink Manufacturing; 336411 Aircraft Manufacturing; 336611 Ship Building and Repairing; 339113 Surgical Appliance and Supplies Manufacturing; 711510 Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers; 712110 Museums; 811121 Automotive Body, Paint, and Interior Repair and Maintenance; 811420 Reupholstery and Furniture Repair 
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