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The EPA is proposing to revoke a significant new use rule (SNUR) promulgated under section 5(a)(2) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for a chemical substance identified generically as substituted ethoxyethylamine phosphonate, which was the subject of pre-manufacture notice (PMN) P-95-1950. The agency issued a non-5(e) SNUR (i.e. SNUR on a substance that is not subject to a TSCA section 5(e) consent order), designating certain activities as significant new uses based on the concern criteria. The EPA has received and reviewed new information and test data for the chemical substance and proposes to revoke the SNUR.
The aquatic toxicity testing demonstrated that the substance has inherently low toxicity, mitigating the EPA's concern for toxicity to aquatic organisms. Therefore, the agency proposes to rescind its finding that releases to water resulting in stream concentrations that exceed 30 parts per billion (ppb) may cause significant adverse environmental effects. Based on available information, the substance no longer meets the concern criteria at Sec. 721.170(b)(4)(ii). Therefore, the EPA proposes that the SNUR for this chemical substance be revoked pursuant to Sec. 721.185(a)(4).
Please click on this link to read the Federal Register notice published on May 11, 2011. Comments for this proposal must be received by the EPA on or before June 10, 2011.