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EPA/OCSPP RIN: 2070-AJ91 Publication ID: Fall 2018 
Title: Significant New Use Rule for Toluene Diisocyanates (TDI) and Related Compounds 
Abstract:

EPA proposed 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, and toluene diisocyanate unspecified isomers (these three chemical substances are hereafter referred to as toluene diisocyanates or TDI) and related compounds. On January 15, 2015, EPA proposed to designate as a significant new use any use of TDI and related compounds in a consumer product, with a proposed exception: 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, EPA 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 EPA at least 90 days before commencing any manufacturing (including importing) or processing. 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. EPA is now finalizing this SNUR for TDI and related compounds. There are no changes in the chemicals subject to the SNUR between the proposed and final rule.

 
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 
EO 13771 Designation: Not subject to, not significant 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 721   
Legal Authority: 15 U.S.C. 2604(a), Toxic Substances Control Act   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  01/15/2015  80 FR 2068   
NPRM Comment Period Extended  02/23/2015  80 FR 9427   
Final Rule  11/00/2018 
Additional Information: Docket #:EPA-HQ-OPPT-2011-0976 . A summary of the recent amendments to TSCA is available at https://www.epa.gov/assessing-and-managing-chemicals-under-tsca/frank-r-lautenberg-chemical-safety-21st-century-act.
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL: https://www.epa.gov/assessing-and-managing-chemicals-under-tsca/toluene-diisocyanates-tdi   Public Comment URL: https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=EPA-HQ-OPPT-2011-0976-0001  
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
Email: lloyd.tyler@epa.gov

Joel Wolf
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Mail Code 7404T,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 564-2228
Fax:202 566-0471
Email: wolf.joel@epa.gov