Attention Chemical Manufacturers, Importers and Exporters!

EPA has issued a final test rule on the third batch of HPV (High Production Volume) that are still "orphans" not picked up in the voluntary testing program.

In addition, the agency has gotten creative on the last batch of 45 HPV orphans using the 2006 IUR data and authority to do either test rules or Significant New Use Rules (SNUR) : (a) 23 chemicals are proposed for testing, considering a proposed alternative of a Significant New Use Rule (SNUR) as a back up if it turns out they don't appear to yet exceed the high exposure threshold for supporting a test rule - defined as no ongoing use in a consumer product and no ongoing use reasonably likely to expose 1,000 or more workers ; (b) 22 chemicals are proposed for a SNUR because they don't think there is sufficient exposure, but considering a proposed test rule as an alternative back up if comments show there is sufficient exposure. Presumably, EPA would propose  a separate notice if they decide to go with the alternatives for either set of chemicals after reviewing comments on this proposal, rather than do a direct final, since they haven't published proposed rule language, but you never know....

Check to see if your chemical is listed and figure out what you've got to do.  EHS Strategies, Inc. can help.

Final Test Rule Batch 3 HPV   See October 21, 2011, FR notice for details on the testing required of manufacturers and importers here. Remember this triggers 12(b) export notice. The chemicals:

98–09–9  Benzenesulfonyl chloride
98–56–6 Benzene, 1-chloro-4-(trifluoromethyl)-
111–44–4  Ethane, 1,1?-oxybis[2-chloro-
127–68–4  Benzenesulfonic acid, 3-nitro-, sodium salt (1:1)
515–40–2  Benzene, (2-chloro-1,1-dimethylethyl)
2494–89–5  Ethanol, 2-[(4-aminophenyl)sulfonyl]-, 1-(hydrogen sulfate)
5026–74–4  2-Oxiranemethanamine, N-[4-(2-oxiranylmethoxy)phenyl]-N-(2- oxiranylmethyl)
22527–63–5  Propanoic acid, 2-methyl-, 3-(benzoyloxy)-2,2,4-trimethylpentyl ester
25321–41–9  Benzenesulfonic acid, dimethyl-
52556–42–0  1-Propanesulfonic acid, 2-hydroxy-3-(2-propen-1-yloxy)-, sodium salt (1:1).
68082–78–0  Lard, oil, Me esters
68442–60–4 Acetaldehyde, reaction products with formaldehyde, by-products from
68610–90–2  2-Butenedioic acid (2E)-, di-C8-18-alkyl esters
70693–50–4  Phenol, 2,4-bis(1-methyl-1-phenylethyl)-6-[2-(2-nitrophenyl)diazenyl]
72162–15–3 1-Decene, sulfurized

Proposed Test Rule/Back up SNUR: October 21, 2011 FR notice here. Chemicals:

56-40-6 Glycine
67-72-1 Ethane, 1,1,1,2,2,2-hexachloro-
78-00-2 Plumbane, tetraethyl-
95-14-7 1H-Benzotriazole
118-48-9 2H-3,1-Benzoxazine-2,4(1H)-dione 128-44-9 1,2-Benzisothiazol-3(2H)-one,1,1-dioxide, sodium salt (1:1)
928-72-3 Glycine, N-(carboxymethyl)-, sodium salt (1:2)
1809-19-4 Phosphonic acid, dibutyl ester
25377-73-5 2,5-Furandione, 3-(dodecen-1-yl)dihydro-
26544-38-7 2,5-Furandione, dihydro-3-(tetrapropenyl)-
27859-58-1 Butanedioic acid, 2-(tetrapropenyl)-
28777-98-2 2,5-Furandione, dihydro-3-(octadecen-1-yl)-.
29385-43-1 1H-Benzotriazole, 6(or 7)-methyl-
32072-96-1 2,5-Furandione, 3-(hexadecen-1-yl)dihydro-
61789-73-9 Quaternary ammonium compounds,benzylbis(hydrogenated tallow alkyl)methyl,chlorides
64665-57-2 1H-Benzotriazole, 6(or 7)-methyl-, sodium salt
68131-13-5 Naphthenic acids, reaction products with diethylenetriamine 68153-60-6 Fatty acids, tall-oil, reaction products with diethylenetriamine, acetates
68424-85-1 Quaternary ammonium compounds,benzyl-C12-16-alkyldimethyl,chlorides
68442-77-3 2-Butenediamide, (2E)-, N1,N4-bis[2-(4,5-dihydro-2-nortall-oil alkyl-1H-imidazol-1-yl)ethyl] derivs
68607-28-3 Quaternary ammonium compounds,(oxydi-2,1-ethanediyl)bis[cocoalkyldimethyl, dichlorides
68909-18-2 Pyridinium, 1-(phenylmethyl)-, Et Me derivs., chlorides
69834-17-9 Benzene, decylphenoxy-

Proposed SNUR/Back up Test Rule: October 21, 2011 FR notice here. The Significant New Uses are: (i) Use in a consumer product. (ii) Any use, or combination of uses, that is reasonably likely to expose 1,000 or more workers at a single corporate entity (defined as the aggregate of all of the domestic facilities owned or operated by an individual corporation). Reminder: proposed SNURs trigger 12(b) export notices. Chemicals:

98-16-8 Benzenamine, 3- (trifluoromethyl)-
100-53-8 Benzenemethanethiol 104-91-6 Phenol, 4-nitroso-
110-03-2 2,5-Hexanediol, 2,5-dimethyl-
124-63-0 Methanesulfonyl chloride. 142-30-3 3-Hexyne-2,5-diol, 2,5- dimethyl-
460-00-4 Benzene, 1-bromo-4-fluoro-
542-92-7 1,3-Cyclopentadiene 553-26-4 4,4'-Bipyridine
8007-45-2 Tar, coal
28106-30-1 Benzene, ethenylethyl-
35203-06-6 Benzenamine, 2-ethyl-6-methyl-N-methylene-
35203-08-8 Benzenamine, 2,6-diethyl-N-methylene-
37734-45-5 Carbonochloridothioic acid, S-(phenylmethyl) ester
37764-25-3 Acetamide, 2,2-dichloro-N,N-di-2-propen-1-yl-
61789-72-8 Quaternary ammonium compounds, benzyl(hydrogenated tallow alkyl)dimethyl, chlorides
61790-13-4 Naphthenic acids, sodium salts
65996-91-0 Distillates (coal tar), upper
68308-01-0 Tail gas (petroleum), cracked distillate hydrotreater stripper
68478-20-6 Residues (petroleum), steam-cracked petroleum distillates cyclopentadiene conc., C4-cyclopentadiene-free
68526-82-9 Alkenes, C6-10, hydroformylation products, high-boiling
68909-77-3 Ethanol, 2,2'-oxybis-, reaction products with ammonia, morpholine derivs residues


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