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EPA/OCSPP RIN: 2070-AJ96 Publication ID: Fall 2018 
Title: Certain Nonylphenols and Nonylphenol Ethoxylates; Significant New Use Rule 

EPA is developing a significant new use rule (SNUR) under section 5(a)(2) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for certain chemical substances commonly known as nonylphenols (NP) and nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPE). On October 1, 2014, EPA proposed to designate any use of 13 NPs and NPEs as a "significant new use." EPA also proposed that, for two additional NPs, any use other than as an intermediate or as an epoxy cure catalyst would constitute a "significant new use." The SNUR requires persons who intend to manufacture (including import) or process these chemical substances to notify EPA at least 90 days before commencing that activity. The required notification provides EPA with the opportunity to evaluate the intended use and, if necessary, to prohibit or limit that activity before it occurs to prevent unreasonable risk to human health or the environment. EPA is reviewing the comments received and is planning to issue a 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
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  10/01/2014  79 FR 59186   
NPRM Comment Period Extended  11/28/2014  79 FR 70823   
Final Rule  09/00/2019 
Additional Information: Docket #:EPA-HQ-OPPT-2007-0490. This action was previously under development with RIN 2070-AJ34
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:!documentDetail;D=EPA-HQ-OPPT-2007-0490-0211  
Sectors Affected: 324110 Petroleum Refineries; 325 Chemical Manufacturing; 325613 Surface Active Agent 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