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Perfluoralkyl Sulfonates; Significant New Use Rule


[Federal Register: December 9, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 236)]
[Rules and Regulations]               
[Page 72854-72867]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY


40 CFR Part 721


[OPPT-2002-0043; FRL-7279-1]
RIN 2070-AD43


 
Perfluoroalkyl Sulfonates; Significant New Use Rule


AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


ACTION: Final rule.


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SUMMARY: EPA is issuing a significant new use rule (SNUR) under section 
5(a)(2) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for 75 substances 
including perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOSH) and certain of its salts 
(PFOSS), perfluorooctanesulfonyl fluoride (POSF), certain higher and 
lower homologues of PFOSH and POSF, and certain other chemical 
substances, including polymers, that are derived from PFOSH and its 
homologues. These chemicals are collectively referred to as 
perfluoroalkyl sulfonates, or PFAS. This rule requires manufacturers 
and importers to notify EPA at least 90 days before commencing the 
manufacture or import of these chemical substances for the significant 
new uses described in this document. EPA believes that this action is 
necessary because the PFOSH component of these chemical substances may 
be hazardous to human health and the environment. The required notice 
will provide EPA with the opportunity to evaluate an intended new use 
and associated activities and, if necessary, to prohibit or limit that 
activity before it occurs.


DATES: This final rule is effective on January 8, 2003.


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For general information contact: 
Barbara Cunningham, Acting Director, Environmental Assistance Division 
(7408M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental 
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-
0001; telephone number: (202) 554-1404; e-mail address: TSCA-
Hotline@epa.gov.
    For technical information contact: Mary Dominiak, Chemical Control 
Division (7405M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., 
Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (202) 564-8104; e-mail 
address: dominiak.mary@epa.gov.


SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:


I. General Information


A. Does this Action Apply to Me?


    You may be potentially affected by this action if you manufacture 
(defined by statute to include import) any of the chemical substances 
that are listed in Table 1 of this unit. Persons who intend to import 
any chemical substance governed by a final SNUR are subject to TSCA 
section 13 (15 U.S.C. 2612) import certification requirements, and to 
the regulations codified at 19 CFR 12.118 through 12.127 and 12.728. 
Those persons must certify that they are in compliance with the SNUR 
requirements. The EPA policy in support of import certification appears 
at 40 CFR part 707, subpart B. In addition, any persons who export or 
intend to export any of the chemical substances listed in Table 1 are 
subject to the export notification provisions of TSCA section 12(b) (15 
U.S.C. 2611(b)), and must comply with the export notification 
requirements in 40 CFR 721.20 and 40 CFR part 707, subpart 
D.Potentially affected entities may include, but are not limited to:
    [sbull] Chemical manufacturers or importers (NAICS 325), e.g., 
persons who manufacture (defined by statute to include import) one or 
more of the subject chemical substances.
    [sbull] Chemical exporters (NAICS 325), e.g., persons who export, 
or intend to export, one or more of the subject chemical substances.
    This listing is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather provides 
a guide for readers regarding entities likely to be affected by this 
action. Other types of entities not listed in this unit could also be 
affected. The North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) 
codes have been provided to assist you and others in determining 
whether this action might apply to certain entities. To determine 
whether you or your business may be affected by this action, you should 
carefully examine the applicability provisions in 40 CFR 721.5 for 
SNUR-related obligations. Also, consult Unit II. If you have any 
questions regarding the applicability of this action to a particular 
entity, consult the technical person listed under FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT.




           Table 1.--Chemical Substances Covered by this Rule
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            CAS No./PMN                CAS Ninth Collective Index Name
------------------------------------------------------------------------
307-35-7                            1-Octanesulfonyl fluoride,
                                     1,1,2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,7,7,8,8,8-
                                     heptadecafluoro-
------------------------------------------------------------------------
307-51-7                            1-Decanesulfonyl fluoride,
                                     1,1,2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,7,7,8,8,9,9
                                     ,10,10,10-heneicosafluoro-
------------------------------------------------------------------------
376-14-7                            2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, 2-
                                     [ethyl[(heptadecafluorooctyl)sulfon
                                     yl]amino]ethyl ester
------------------------------------------------------------------------
383-07-3                            2-Propenoic acid, 2-
                                     [butyl[(heptadecafluorooctyl)sulfon
                                     yl]amino]ethyl ester
------------------------------------------------------------------------
423-50-7                            1-Hexanesulfonyl fluoride,
                                     1,1,2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,6-
                                     tridecafluoro-
------------------------------------------------------------------------
423-82-5                            2-Propenoic acid, 2-
                                     [ethyl[(heptadecafluorooctyl)sulfon
                                     yl]amino]ethyl ester
------------------------------------------------------------------------
754-91-6                            1-Octanesulfonamide,
                                     1,1,2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,7,7,8,8,8-
                                     heptadecafluoro-
------------------------------------------------------------------------
1652-63-7                           1-Propanaminium, 3-
                                     [[(heptadecafluorooctyl)sulfonyl]am
                                     ino]-N,N,N-trimethyl-, iodide
------------------------------------------------------------------------
1691-99-2                           1-Octanesulfonamide, N-ethyl-
                                     1,1,2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,7,7,8,8,8-
                                     heptadecafluoro-N-(2-hydroxyethyl)-
------------------------------------------------------------------------
1763-23-1                           1-Octanesulfonic acid,
                                     1,1,2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,7,7,8,8,8-
                                     heptadecafluoro-
------------------------------------------------------------------------
2795-39-3                           1-Octanesulfonic acid,
                                     1,1,2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,7,7,8,8,8-
                                     heptadecafluoro-, potassium salt
------------------------------------------------------------------------


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2991-51-7                           Glycine, N-ethyl-N-
                                     [(heptadecafluorooctyl)sulfonyl]-,
                                     potassium salt
------------------------------------------------------------------------
4151-50-2                           1-Octanesulfonamide, N-ethyl-
                                     1,1,2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,7,7,8,8,8-
                                     heptadecafluoro-
------------------------------------------------------------------------
14650-24-9                          2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, 2-
                                     [[(heptadecafluorooctyl)sulfonyl]me
                                     thylamino]ethyl ester
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17202-41-4                          1-Nonanesulfonic acid,
                                     1,1,2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,7,7,8,8,9,9
                                     ,9-nonadecafluoro-, ammonium salt
------------------------------------------------------------------------
24448-09-7                          1-Octanesulfonamide,
                                     1,1,2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,7,7,8,8,8-
                                     heptadecafluoro-N-(2-hydroxyethyl)-
                                     N-methyl-
------------------------------------------------------------------------
25268-77-3                          2-Propenoic acid, 2-
                                     [[(heptadecafluorooctyl)sulfonyl]me
                                     thylamino]ethyl ester
------------------------------------------------------------------------
29081-56-9                          1-Octanesulfonic acid,
                                     1,1,2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,7,7,8,8,8-
                                     heptadecafluoro-, ammonium salt
------------------------------------------------------------------------
29117-08-6                          Poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl), .alpha.-[2-
                                     [ethyl[(heptadecafluorooctyl)sulfon
                                     yl]amino]ethyl]-.omega.-hydroxy-
------------------------------------------------------------------------
29457-72-5                          1-Octanesulfonic acid,
                                     1,1,2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,7,7,8,8,8-
                                     heptadecafluoro-, lithium salt
------------------------------------------------------------------------
31506-32-8                          1-Octanesulfonamide,
                                     1,1,2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,7,7,8,8,8-
                                     heptadecafluoro-N-methyl-
------------------------------------------------------------------------
38006-74-5                          1-Propanaminium, 3-
                                     [[(heptadecafluorooctyl)sulfonyl]am
                                     ino]-N,N,N-trimethyl-, chloride
------------------------------------------------------------------------
38850-58-7                          1-Propanaminium, N-(2-hydroxyethyl)-
                                     N,N-dimethyl-3-[(3-
                                     sulfopropyl)[(tridecafluorohexyl)su
                                     lfonyl]amino]-, inner salt
------------------------------------------------------------------------
55120-77-9                          1-Hexanesulfonic acid,
                                     1,1,2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,6-
                                     tridecafluoro-, lithium salt
------------------------------------------------------------------------
67584-42-3                          Cyclohexanesulfonic acid,
                                     decafluoro(pentafluoroethyl)-,
                                     potassium salt
------------------------------------------------------------------------
67906-42-7                          1-Decanesulfonic acid,
                                     1,1,2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,7,7,8,8,9,9
                                     ,10,10,10-heneicosafluoro-,
                                     ammonium salt
------------------------------------------------------------------------
68156-01-4                          Cyclohexanesulfonic acid,
                                     nonafluorobis(trifluoromethyl)-,
                                     potassium salt
------------------------------------------------------------------------
68298-62-4                          2-Propenoic acid, 2-
                                     [butyl[(heptadecafluorooctyl)sulfon
                                     yl]amino]ethyl ester, telomer with
                                     2-
                                     [butyl[(pentadecafluoroheptyl)sulfo
                                     nyl]amino]ethyl 2-propenoate,
                                     methyloxirane polymer with oxirane
                                     di-2-propenoate, methyloxirane
                                     polymer with oxirane mono-2-
                                     propenoate and 1-octanethiol
------------------------------------------------------------------------
68329-56-6                          2-Propenoic acid, eicosyl ester,
                                     polymer with 2-
                                     [[(heptadecafluorooctyl)sulfonyl]me
                                     thylamino]ethyl 2-propenoate,
                                     hexadecyl 2-propenoate, 2-
                                     [methyl[(nonafluorobutyl)sulfonyl]a
                                     mino]ethyl 2-propenoate, 2-
                                     [methyl[(pentadecafluoroheptyl)sulf
                                     onyl]amino]ethyl 2-propenoate, 2-
                                     [methyl[(tridecafluorohexyl)sulfony
                                     l]amino]ethyl 2-propenoate, 2-
                                     [methyl[(undecafluoropentyl)sulfony
                                     l]amino]ethyl 2-propenoate and
                                     octadecyl 2-propenoate
------------------------------------------------------------------------
68541-80-0                          2-Propenoic acid, polymer with 2-
                                     [ethyl[(heptadecafluorooctyl)sulfon
                                     yl]amino]ethyl 2-methyl-2-
                                     propenoate and octadecyl 2-
                                     propenoate
------------------------------------------------------------------------
68555-90-8                          2-Propenoic acid, butyl ester,
                                     polymer with 2-
                                     [[(heptadecafluorooctyl)sulfonyl]me
                                     thylamino]ethyl 2-propenoate, 2-
                                     [methyl[(nonafluorobutyl)sulfonyl]a
                                     mino]ethyl 2-propenoate, 2-
                                     [methyl[(pentadecafluoroheptyl)sulf
                                     onyl]amino]ethyl 2-propenoate, 2-
                                     [methyl[(tridecafluorohexyl)sulfony
                                     l]amino]ethyl 2-propenoate and 2-
                                     [methyl[(undecafluoropentyl)sulfony
                                     l]amino]ethyl 2-propenoate
------------------------------------------------------------------------
68555-91-9                          2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, 2-
                                     [ethyl[(heptadecafluorooctyl)sulfon
                                     yl]amino]ethyl ester, polymer with
                                     2-
                                     [ethyl[(nonafluorobutyl)sulfonyl]am
                                     ino] ethyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate, 2-
                                     [ethyl[(pentadecafluoroheptyl)sulfo
                                     nyl]amino]ethyl 2-methyl-2-
                                     propenoate, 2-
                                     [ethyl[(tridecafluorohexyl)sulfonyl
                                     ]amino]ethyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate,
                                     2-
                                     [ethyl[(undecafluoropentyl)sulfonyl
                                     ]amino]ethyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate
                                     and octadecyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate
------------------------------------------------------------------------
68555-92-0                          2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, 2-
                                     [[(heptadecafluorooctyl)sulfonyl]me
                                     thylamino]ethyl ester, polymer with
                                     2-
                                     [methyl[(nonafluorobutyl)sulfonyl]a
                                     mino]ethyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate, 2-
                                     [methyl[(pentadecafluoroheptyl)sulf
                                     onyl]amino]ethyl 2-methyl-2-
                                     propenoate, 2-
                                     [methyl[(tridecafluorohexyl)sulfony
                                     l]amino]ethyl 2-methyl-2-
                                     propenoate, 2-
                                     [methyl[(undecafluoropentyl)sulfony
                                     l]amino]ethyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate
                                     and octadecyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate
------------------------------------------------------------------------
68586-14-1                          2-Propenoic acid, 2-
                                     [[(heptadecafluorooctyl)sulfonyl]me
                                     thylamino]ethyl ester, telomer with
                                     2-
                                     [methyl[(nonafluorobutyl)sulfonyl]a
                                     mino]ethyl 2-propenoate, .alpha.-(2-
                                     methyl-1-oxo-2-propenyl)-.omega.-
                                     hydroxypoly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl),
                                     .alpha.-(2-methyl-1-oxo-2-propenyl)-
                                     .omega.-[(2-methyl-1-oxo-2-
                                     propenyl)oxy]poly(oxy-1,2-
                                     ethanediyl), 2-
                                     [methyl[(pentadecafluoroheptyl)sulf
                                     onyl]amino]ethyl 2-propenoate, 2-
                                     [methyl[
                                     (tridecafluorohexyl)sulfonyl]amino]
                                     ethyl 2-propenoate, 2-
                                     [methyl[(undecafluoropentyl)sulfony
                                     l]amino]ethyl 2-propenoate and 1-
                                     octanethiol
------------------------------------------------------------------------


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68649-26-3                          1-Octanesulfonamide, N-ethyl-
                                     1,1,2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,7,7,8,8,8-
                                     heptadecafluoro-N-(2-hydroxyethyl)-
                                     , reaction products with N-ethyl-
                                     1,1,2,2,3,3,4,4,4-nonafluoro-N-(2-
                                     hydroxyethyl)-1-butanesulfonamide,
                                     N-ethyl-
                                     1,1,2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,7,7,7-
                                     pentadecafluoro-N-(2-hydroxyethyl)-
                                     1-heptanesulfonamide, N-ethyl-
                                     1,1,2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,6-
                                     tridecafluoro-N-(2-hydroxyethyl)-1-
                                     hexanesulfonamide, N-ethyl-
                                     1,1,2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5,5-undecafluoro-
                                     N-(2-hydroxyethyl)-1-
                                     pentanesulfonamide,
                                     polymethylenepolyphenylene
                                     isocyanate and stearyl alc.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
68867-60-7                          2-Propenoic acid, 2-
                                     [[(heptadecafluorooctyl)sulfonyl]me
                                     thylamino]ethyl ester, polymer with
                                     2-
                                     [methyl[(nonafluorobutyl)sulfonyl]a
                                     mino]ethyl 2-propenoate, 2-
                                     [methyl[(pentadecafluoroheptyl)sulf
                                     onyl]amino]ethyl 2-propenoate, 2-
                                     [methyl[(tridecafluorohexyl)sulfony
                                     l]amino]ethyl 2-propenoate, 2-
                                     [methyl[(undecafluoropentyl)sulfony
                                     l]amino]ethyl 2-propenoate and
                                     .alpha.-(1-oxo-2-propenyl)-.omega.-
                                     methoxypoly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
68867-62-9                          2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, 2-
                                     [ethyl[(heptadecafluorooctyl)sulfon
                                     yl]amino]ethyl ester, telomer with
                                     2-
                                     [ethyl[(nonafluorobutyl)sulfonyl]am
                                     ino]ethyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate, 2-
                                     [ethyl[(pentadecafluoroheptyl)sulfo
                                     nyl]amino]ethyl 2-methyl-2-
                                     propenoate, 2-
                                     [ethyl[(tridecafluorohexyl)sulfonyl
                                     ]amino]ethyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate,
                                     2-
                                     [ethyl[(undecafluoropentyl)sulfonyl
                                     ]amino]ethyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate,
                                     1-octanethiol and .alpha.-(1-oxo-2-
                                     propenyl)-.omega.-methoxypoly(oxy-
                                     1,2-ethanediyl)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
68891-96-3                          Chromium, diaquatetrachloro[.mu.-[N-
                                     ethyl-N-
                                     [(heptadecafluorooctyl)sulfonyl]gly
                                     cinato-.kappa.O:.kappa.O']]-.mu.-
                                     hydroxybis(2-methylpropanol)di-
------------------------------------------------------------------------
68909-15-9                          2-Propenoic acid, eicosyl ester,
                                     polymers with branched octyl
                                     acrylate, 2-
                                     [[(heptadecafluorooctyl)sulfonyl]me
                                     thylamino]ethyl acrylate, 2-[methyl
                                     [(nonafluorobutyl)sulfonyl]amino]et
                                     hyl acrylate, 2-
                                     [methyl[(pentadecafluoroheptyl)sulf
                                     onyl]amino]ethyl acrylate, 2-
                                     [methyl[(tridecafluorohexyl)sulfony
                                     l]amino]ethyl acrylate, 2-
                                     [methyl[(undecafluoropentyl)sulfony
                                     l]amino]ethyl acrylate,
                                     polyethylene glycol acrylate Me
                                     ether and stearyl acrylate
------------------------------------------------------------------------
68958-61-2                          Poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl), .alpha.-[2-
                                     [ethyl[(heptadecafluorooctyl)sulfon
                                     yl]amino]ethyl]-.omega.-methoxy-
------------------------------------------------------------------------
70225-14-8                          1-Octanesulfonic acid,
                                     1,1,2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,7,7,8,8,8-
                                     heptadecafluoro-, compd. with 2,2'-
                                     iminobis[ethanol] (1:1)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
71487-20-2                          2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, methyl
                                     ester, polymer with ethenylbenzene,
                                     2-
                                     [[(heptadecafluorooctyl)sulfonyl]me
                                     thylamino]ethyl 2-propenoate, 2-
                                     [methyl[(nonafluorobutyl)sulfonyl]a
                                     mino]ethyl 2-propenoate, 2-
                                     [methyl[(pentadecafluoroheptyl)sulf
                                     onyl]amino]ethyl 2-propenoate, 2-
                                     [methyl[(tridecafluorohexyl)sulfony
                                     l]amino]ethyl 2-propenoate, 2-
                                     [methyl[(undecafluoropentyl)sulfony
                                     l]amino]ethyl 2-propenoate and 2-
                                     propenoic acid
------------------------------------------------------------------------
73772-32-4                          1-Propanesulfonic acid, 3-[[3-
                                     (dimethylamino)propyl][(tridecafluo
                                     rohexyl)sulfonyl]amino]-2-hydroxy-,
                                     monosodium salt
------------------------------------------------------------------------
81190-38-7                          1-Propanaminium, N-(2-hydroxyethyl)-
                                     3-[(2-hydroxy-3-
                                     sulfopropyl)[(tridecafluorohexyl)su
                                     lfonyl]amino]-N,N-dimethyl-,
                                     hydroxide, monosodium salt
------------------------------------------------------------------------
91081-99-1                          Sulfonamides, C4-8-alkane,
                                     perfluoro, N-(hydroxyethyl)-N-
                                     methyl, reaction products with
                                     epichlorohydrin, adipates (esters)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
94133-90-1                          1-Propanesulfonic acid, 3-[[3-
                                     (dimethylamino)propyl][(heptadecafl
                                     uorooctyl)sulfonyl]amino]-2-hydroxy-
                                     , monosodium salt
------------------------------------------------------------------------
98999-57-6                          Sulfonamides, C7-8-alkane,
                                     perfluoro, N-methyl-N-[2-[(1-oxo-2-
                                     propenyl)oxy]ethyl], polymers with
                                     2-ethoxyethyl acrylate, glycidyl
                                     methacrylate and N,N,N-trimethyl-2-
                                     [(2-methyl-1-oxo-2-
                                     propenyl)oxy]ethanaminium chloride
------------------------------------------------------------------------
117806-54-9                         1-Heptanesulfonic acid,
                                     1,1,2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,7,7,7-
                                     pentadecafluoro-, lithium salt
------------------------------------------------------------------------
129813-71-4                         Sulfonamides, C4-8-alkane,
                                     perfluoro, N-methyl-N-
                                     (oxiranylmethyl)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
148240-80-6                         Fatty acids, C18-unsatd., trimers, 2-
                                     [methyl[(tridecafluorohexyl)sulfony
                                     l]amino]ethyl esters
------------------------------------------------------------------------
148240-82-8                         Fatty acids, C18-unsatd., trimers, 2-
                                     [methyl[(pentadecafluoroheptyl)sulf
                                     onyl]amino]ethyl esters
------------------------------------------------------------------------
182700-90-9                         1-Octanesulfonamide,
                                     1,1,2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,7,7,8,8,8-
                                     heptadecafluoro-N-methyl-, reaction
                                     products with benzene-chlorine-
                                     sulfur chloride (S2Cl2) reaction
                                     products chlorides
------------------------------------------------------------------------


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L-92-0151                           2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, butyl
                                     ester, polymer with 2-
                                     [ethyl[(heptadecafluorooctyl)sulfon
                                     yl]amino]ethyl 2-methyl-2-
                                     propenoate, 2-
                                     [ethyl[(nonafluorobutyl)sulfonyl]am
                                     ino]ethyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate, 2-
                                     [ethyl[(pentadecafluoroheptyl)sulfo
                                     nyl]amino]ethyl 2-methyl-2-
                                     propenoate, 2-
                                     [ethyl[(tridecafluorohexyl)sulfonyl
                                     ]amino]ethyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate
                                     and 2-propenoic acid
------------------------------------------------------------------------
P-80-0183                           Sulfonamides, C4-8-alkane,
192662-29-6.......................   perfluoro, N-[3-
                                     (dimethylamino)propyl], reaction
                                     products with acrylic acid
------------------------------------------------------------------------
P-83-1102                           Fatty acids, linseed-oil, dimers, 2-
306973-46-6.......................   [[(heptadecafluorooctyl)sulfonyl]me
                                     thylamino]ethyl esters
------------------------------------------------------------------------
P-84-1163                           Propanoic acid, 3-hydroxy-2-
306975-56-4.......................   (hydroxymethyl)-2-methyl-, polymer
                                     with 2-ethyl-2-(hydroxymethyl)-1,3-
                                     propanediol and N,N',2-tris(6-
                                     isocyanatohexyl)imidodicarbonic
                                     diamide, reaction products with N-
                                     ethyl-
                                     1,1,2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,7,7,8,8,8-
                                     heptadecafluoro-N-(2-hydroxyethyl)-
                                     1-octanesulfonamide and N-ethyl-
                                     1,1,2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,7,7,7-
                                     pentadecafluoro-N-(2-hydroxyethyl)-
                                     1-heptanesulfonamide, compds. with
                                     triethylamine
------------------------------------------------------------------------
P-84-1171                           Propanoic acid, 3-hydroxy-2-
306975-57-5.......................   (hydroxymethyl)-2-methyl-, polymer
                                     with 1,1'-methylenebis[4-
                                     isocyanatobenzene] and 1,2,3-
                                     propanetriol, reaction products
                                     with N-ethyl-
                                     1,1,2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,7,7,8,8,8-
                                     heptadecafluoro-N-(2-hydroxyethyl)-
                                     1-octanesulfonamide and N-ethyl-
                                     1,1,2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,7,7,7-
                                     pentadecafluoro-N-(2-hydroxyethyl)-
                                     1-heptanesulfonamide, compds. with
                                     morpholine
------------------------------------------------------------------------
P-86-0301                           Sulfonamides, C4-8-alkane,
306973-47-7.......................   perfluoro, N-(hydroxyethyl)-N-
                                     methyl, reaction products with 12-
                                     hydroxystearic acid and 2,4-TDI,
                                     ammonium salts
------------------------------------------------------------------------
P-86-0958                           2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, dodecyl
306975-62-2.......................   ester, polymers with 2-
                                     [methyl[(perfluoro-C4-8-
                                     alkyl)sulfonyl]amino]ethyl acrylate
                                     and vinylidene chloride
------------------------------------------------------------------------
P-89-0799                           Sulfonamides, C4-8-alkane,
160901-25-7.......................   perfluoro, N-ethyl-N-
                                     (hydroxyethyl), reaction products
                                     with 2-ethyl-1-hexanol and
                                     polymethylenepolyphenylene
                                     isocyanate
------------------------------------------------------------------------
P-90-0111                           Sulfonamides, C4-8-alkane,
306974-19-6.......................   perfluoro, N-methyl-N-[(3-octadecyl-
                                     2-oxo-5-oxazolidinyl)methyl]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
P-91-1419                           Poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl), .alpha.-
306975-84-8.......................   hydro-.omega.-hydroxy-, polymer
                                     with 1,6-diisocyanatohexane, N-
                                     (hydroxyethyl)-N-methyl perfluoro
                                     C4-8-alkane sulfonamides-blocked
------------------------------------------------------------------------
P-93-1444                           2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, dodecyl
306975-85-9.......................   ester, polymers with N-
                                     (hydroxymethyl)-2-propenamide, 2-
                                     [methyl[(perfluoro-C4-8-
                                     alkyl)sulfonyl]amino]ethyl
                                     methacrylate, stearyl methacrylate
                                     and vinylidene chloride
------------------------------------------------------------------------
P-94-0545                           1-Hexadecanaminium, N,N-dimethyl-N-
306976-25-0.......................   [2-[(2-methyl-1-oxo-2-
                                     propenyl)oxy]ethyl]-, bromide,
                                     polymers with Bu acrylate, Bu
                                     methacrylate and 2-
                                     [methyl[(perfluoro-C4-8-
                                     alkyl)sulfonyl]amino]ethyl acrylate
------------------------------------------------------------------------
P-94-0927                           2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, 2-
306976-55-6.......................   methylpropyl ester, polymer with
                                     2,4-diisocyanato-1-methylbenzene, 2-
                                     ethyl-2-(hydroxymethyl)-1,3-
                                     propanediol and 2-propenoic acid, N-
                                     ethyl-N-(hydroxyethyl)perfluoro-C4-
                                     8-alkanesulfonamides-blocked
------------------------------------------------------------------------
P-94-2206                           Siloxanes and Silicones, di-Me,
306974-28-7.......................   mono[3-[(2-methyl-1-oxo-2-
                                     propenyl)oxy]propylgroup]-
                                     terminated, polymers with 2-
                                     [methyl[(perfluoro-C4-8-
                                     alkyl)sulfonyl]amino]ethyl acrylate
                                     and stearyl methacrylate
------------------------------------------------------------------------
P-95-0120                           Sulfonamides, C4-8-alkane,
306980-27-8.......................   perfluoro, N,N'-[1,6-
                                     hexanediylbis[(2-oxo-3,5-
                                     oxazolidinediyl)methylene]]bis[N-
                                     methyl-
------------------------------------------------------------------------
P-96-1262                           Sulfonic acids, C6-8-alkane,
306974-45-8.......................   perfluoro, compds. with
                                     polyethylene-polypropylene glycol
                                     bis(2-aminopropyl) ether
------------------------------------------------------------------------
P-96-1424                           2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, 2-
306977-10-6.......................   (dimethylamino)ethyl ester, telomer
                                     with 2-[ethyl[(perfluoro-C4-8-
                                     alkyl)sulfonyl]amino]ethyl
                                     methacrylate and 1-octanethiol, N-
                                     oxides
------------------------------------------------------------------------
P-96-1433 *                         1-Octanesulfonamide, N-[3-
178094-69-4.......................   (dimethyloxidoamino)propyl]-
                                     1,1,2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,7,7,8,8,8-
                                     heptadecafluoro-,potassium salt
------------------------------------------------------------------------
P-97-0790                           1-Decanaminium, N-decyl-N,N-dimethyl-
251099-16-8.......................   , salt with
                                     1,1,2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,7,7,8,8,8-
                                     heptadecafluoro-1-octanesulfonic
                                     acid (1:1)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
P-98-0251                           2-Propenoic acid, butyl ester,
306978-04-1.......................   polymers with acrylamide, 2-
                                     [methyl[(perfluoro-C4-8-
                                     alkyl)sulfonyl]amino]ethyl acrylate
                                     and vinylidene chloride
------------------------------------------------------------------------


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P-98-1272                           2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, 3-
306977-58-2.......................   (trimethoxysilyl)propyl ester,
                                     polymers with acrylic acid, 2-
                                     [methyl[(perfluoro-C4-8-
                                     alkyl)sulfonyl]amino]ethyl acrylate
                                     and propylene glycol monoacrylate,
                                     hydrolyzed, compds. with 2,2'-
                                     (methylimino)bis[ethanol]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
P-99-0188                           Hexane, 1,6-diisocyanato-,
306978-65-4.......................   homopolymer, N-(hydroxyethyl)-N-
                                     methyl perfluoro-C4-8-alkane
                                     sulfonamides- and stearyl alc.-
                                     blocked
------------------------------------------------------------------------
P-99-0319                           Poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl), .alpha.-[2-
306979-40-8.......................   (methylamino)ethyl]-.omega.-
                                     [(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenoxy]-
                                     , N-[(perfluoro-C4-8-
                                     alkyl)sulfonyl] derivs.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
* Manufacturer requested change in chemical identity based on
  interpretation of current data. Former CAS No. 179005-06-2 is being
  deleted from the Inventory.


B. How Can I Get Copies of this Document and Other Related Information?


    1. Docket. EPA has established an official public docket for this 
action under docket identification (ID) number OPPT-2002-0043. The 
official public docket consists of the documents specifically 
referenced in this action, any public comments received, and other 
information related to this action. Although a part of the official 
docket, the public docket does not include Confidential Business 
Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted 
by statute. The official public docket is the collection of materials 
that is available for public viewing at the EPA Docket Center, Rm. 
B102-Reading Room, EPA West, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, 
DC. The EPA Docket Center is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday 
through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The EPA Docket Center Reading 
Room telephone number is (202) 566-1744 and the telephone number for 
the OPPT Docket, which is located in EPA Docket Center, is (202) 566-
0280.
    2. Electronic access. You may access this Federal Register document 
electronically through the EPA Internet under the "Federal 
Register" listings at http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/ frequently updated 
electronic version of 40 CFR part 721 is available at http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/cfrhtml_00/Title_40/40cfr721_00.html
, a 
beta site currently under development.
    An electronic version of the public docket is available through 
EPA's electronic public docket and comment system, EPA Dockets. You may 
use EPA Dockets at http://www.epa.gov/edocket/ to submit or view public 
comments, access the index listing of the contents of the official 
public docket, and to access those documents in the public docket that 
are available electronically. Although not all docket materials may be 
available electronically, you may still access any of the publicly 
available docket materials through the docket facility identified in 
Unit I.B.1. Once in the system, select ``search,'' then key in the 
appropriate docket ID number.


II. Background


A. What Action is the Agency Taking?


    This action promulgates the supplemental proposed SNUR published in 
the Federal Register of March 11, 2002 (67 FR 11014) (FRL-6823-7), 
which modified the original proposed SNUR published in the Federal 
Register of October 18, 2000 (65 FR 62319) (FRL-6745-5).
    This rule requires persons to notify EPA at least 90 days before 
commencing the manufacture or import of the chemical substances 
identified in Table 1, Unit I.A., for the significant new uses 
described in this document. The chemical substances identified in Table 
1, Unit I.A., are 75 chemical substances, including PFOSH, PFOSS, POSF, 
certain higher and lower homologues of PFOSH and POSF, and certain 
other chemical substances, including polymers, that are derived from 
PFOSH and its homologues. These chemicals are collectively referred to 
throughout this rule as PFAS. In the original proposed SNUR, these 
chemicals were referred to collectively as perfluorooctyl sulfonates, 
or PFOS, but commenters noted that this generic usage of the term PFOS 
was inconsistent with the use by the manufacturer of PFOS, 3M, to refer 
only to chemicals with an eight-carbon, or C8, chain length. Many of 
the chemicals in this SNUR include a range of carbon chain lengths, 
although most include C8 within the range. Accordingly, EPA uses the 
generic term PFAS to refer to any carbon chain length, including mixed 
ranges and higher and lower homologues as well as C8, and the term PFOS 
to represent only those chemical substances which are predominantly C8.
    The significant new uses described in this document are:
    1. Any manufacture or import for any use of any chemical listed in 
Table 1, Unit I.A., on or after January 1, 2003, except as noted in 
Unit II.A.2.
    2. Manufacture or import of any chemical listed in Table 1, Unit 
I.A., solely for one or more of the following specific uses shall not 
be considered as a significant new use subject to reporting under this 
section:
    i. Use as an anti-erosion additive in fire-resistant phosphate 
ester aviation hydraulic fluids.
    ii. Use as a component of a photoresist substance, including a 
photo acid generator or surfactant, or as a component of an anti-
reflective coating, used in a photomicrolithography process to produce 
semiconductors or similar components of electronic or other 
miniaturized devices.
    iii. Use in coatings for surface tension, static discharge, and 
adhesion control for analog and digital imaging films, papers, and 
printing plates, or as a surfactant in mixtures used to process imaging 
films.
    iv. Use as an intermediate only to produce other chemical 
substances to be used solely for the uses listed in Unit II.A.2.i., 
ii., or iii.
    The chemical substances subject to this SNUR are listed in Table 1, 
Unit I.A. Most of these PFAS chemical substances include the C8 chain 
length characteristic of PFOS and thus have the potential to degrade to 
PFOSH in the environment or to be converted to PFOSH via incomplete 
oxidation during the incineration of PFOS-containing materials. Once 
PFOSH has been released to the environment, it does not undergo further 
chemical (hydrolysis), microbial, or photolytic degradation. PFOS is 
highly persistent in the environment and has a strong tendency to 
bioaccumulate. Studies have found PFOS in very small quantities in the 
blood of the general human population as well as in wildlife, 
indicating that exposure to the chemicals is widespread, and recent 
tests have raised concerns about their potential


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developmental, reproductive, and systemic toxicity (Refs. 1, 2, and 3). 
These facts, taken together, raise concerns for long term potential 
adverse effects in people and wildlife over time if PFOS should 
continue to be produced, released, and built up in the environment.
    3M, the principal manufacturer of PFAS worldwide, voluntarily 
committed to discontinue the production of the specific PFOS-based PFAS 
chemicals covered by this rule by December 31, 2002 (Ref. 4). Based on 
the information EPA possessed when the original proposed SNUR was 
published, EPA concluded that this action by 3M would reduce 
manufacture and importation of these chemicals to zero, with a 
corresponding reduction in the type, form, and duration of exposure to 
these chemicals. EPA therefore concluded that any subsequent new 
manufacture or importation of these chemicals would constitute a 
significant new use.
    Commenters on the original SNUR proposal provided information 
confirming that, contrary to the information available to the EPA when 
the original proposed SNUR was published, 3M was not the sole 
manufacturer of certain of the chemical substances on Table 1, Unit 
I.A.These commenters were importing a few of these substances in small 
quantities below mandatory reporting thresholds for their specific uses 
from non-3M sources outside the United States prior to the publication 
of the proposed SNUR. The identities, amounts, and suppliers of those 
specific chemicals were claimed as CBI, and thus cannot be specifically 
identified in this rule. To the extent that specific PFAS chemical 
substances on the proposed SNUR lists were being obtained from sources 
other than 3M for specific uses prior to the publication of the 
proposed SNUR, and thus would not be affected by 3M's unilateral 
decision to discontinue production, the manufacture of those specific 
chemicals for particular uses is considered to be ongoing and would not 
be subject to a significant new use determination. These specific uses 
are as a component of a photoresist substance, including a photo acid 
generator or surfactant, or as a component of an anti-reflective 
coating, used in a photomicrolithography process to produce 
semiconductors or similar components of electronic or other 
miniaturized devices. Accordingly, this SNUR identifies the manufacture 
or importation of chemicals listed in Table 1, Unit I.A., for these 
specific uses as not being a significant new use.
    Commenters on the original SNUR proposal who had obtained listed 
chemicals only from 3M sources prior to the publication of the proposed 
SNUR also identified non-3M sources for specific PFAS chemicals that 
were essential to their specific uses in the semiconductor, aviation 
hydraulics, and imaging industries. Based on the information presented 
by these commenters about the limited volume of their uses, the extent 
of controls on exposure and releases, and the absence of viable 
alternatives for these specific chemicals, some of which are claimed as 
CBI and thus cannot be specifically identified in this rule, this SNUR 
identifies the manufacture of chemicals in Table 1, Unit I.A., for 
these specific uses as not being significant new uses. Manufacture or 
importation of these chemicals for these uses is thus not subject to 
this SNUR. Because certain of the SNUR chemicals are intermediates 
required in the manufacture of the specific listed chemicals associated 
with these excluded uses, the use of PFAS chemicals listed in Table 1, 
Unit I.A., as intermediates solely to produce other chemicals for one 
or more of the specific excluded uses is also excluded from the 
definition of a significant new use.


B. What is the Agency's Authority for Taking this Action?


    Section 5(a)(2) of TSCA (15 U.S.C. 2604(a)(2)) authorizes EPA to 
determine that a use of a chemical substance is a ``significant new 
use.'' The Agency makes this determination by rule after considering 
all relevant factors, including those listed in TSCA section 5(a)(2). 
These factors include the volume of a chemical substance's production 
or importation; the extent to which a use changes the type, form, 
magnitude, or duration of exposure to the substance; and the reasonably 
anticipated manner of producing or otherwise managing the substance. 
Once EPA makes this determination and promulgates a SNUR, TSCA section 
5(a)(1)(B) requires persons to submit a significant new use notice 
(SNUN) to EPA at least 90 days before they manufacture, import, or 
process the chemical substance for that significant new use (15 U.S.C. 
2604 (a)(1)(B)).
    As noted in the proposed SNUR, EPA believes that the intent of TSCA 
section 5(a)(1)(B) is best served by designating a use as a significant 
new use as of the proposal date of the SNUR, rather than as of the 
effective date of the final rule. If uses begun after publication of 
the proposed SNUR were considered to be ongoing, rather than new, it 
would be difficult for EPA to establish SNUR notice requirements, 
because any person could defeat the SNUR by initiating the proposed 
significant new use before the rule became final, and then argue that 
the use was ongoing.
    Accordingly, persons who may have begun commercial manufacture or 
import of the PFAS chemicals listed in Table 1, Unit I.A., for the 
significant new uses listed in this final SNUR after the initial 
proposal was published on October 18, 2000, must stop that activity 
before the effective date of this final rule. Persons who cease those 
activities will have to meet all SNUR notice requirements and wait 
until the end of the notice review period, including all extensions, 
before engaging in any activities designated as significant new uses. 
If, however, persons who may have begun commercial manufacture or 
import of these chemical substances between the proposal and the 
effective date of the SNUR meet the conditions of advance compliance as 
codified at 40 CFR 721.45(h), those persons will be considered to have 
met the final SNUR requirements for those activities.


C. Summary of and Response to Comments


    Eight parties submitted timely comments on the supplemental 
proposed SNUR. All of the comments generally supported the SNUR, 
although several of them requested clarification of specific points. 
Two parties submitted late comments addressing broader issues of EPA's 
SNUR authority.
    Three of the comments, from Solutia, Inc., ExxonMobil Biomedical 
Sciences, Inc., and Boeing Company, supported the approach and language 
of the proposed SNUR with respect to the aviation hydraulics use.
    The Semiconductor Industry Association and Semiconductor Equipment 
and Materials, Inc. (SIA/SEMI), submitted joint comments generally 
approving the proposed SNUR, but requested clarification on two issues, 
including the scope of the proposed exclusion of the semiconductor 
photomicrolithography use from the rule and the application of the 
section 12(b) export notification requirements of TSCA to the export of 
chemicals and products intended for the excluded use. SIA/SEMI noted 
that the photomicrolithography processes used in the semiconductor 
industry are used to produce not only semiconductors, but also 
electronic components of disk drives, electronics packaging, 
micromachines, and optoelectronic devices and circuits. SIA/SEMI 
indicated that they read the proposed exclusion to apply to such 
production activities, which were included in the industry mass balance 
materials they


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supplied to the Agency, and asked EPA to confirm that understanding. 
EPA acknowledges that the language of the exclusion, which describes 
``... a photomicrolithography process to produce semiconductors or 
similar components of electronic or other miniaturized devices,'' is 
intended to apply to all of these activities for which the 
semiconductor industry, in its data submissions to the Agency, detailed 
the current need to use PFAS to achieve the technical requirement of 
fineness of lines requiring sharp definition in the submicron area. EPA 
agrees that the specific items listed by SIA/SEMI are ``components of 
electronic or other miniaturized devices.'' Broader photolithography 
uses are not intended to be covered by this exclusion, and manufacture 
or importation of listed PFAS chemicals for such uses is considered to 
be a significant new use subject to this rule.
    With respect to TSCA section 12(b), SIA/SEMI stated that it assumes 
that a person who exports one of the chemicals covered by the SNUR for 
a use that is excluded from the SNUR would not need to meet export 
notification requirements for such exports. EPA does not concur with 
this interpretation. Section 12(b)(2) of TSCA provides that, ``If any 
person exports or intends to export to a foreign country a chemical 
substance or mixture for which ... a rule has been proposed or 
promulgated under section 5 ..., such person shall notify the 
Administrator of such exportation or intent to export and the 
Administrator shall furnish to the government of such country notice of 
such rule ...'' Regulations implementing TSCA section 12(b) are at 40 
CFR part 707, subpart D.
    The TSCA section 12(b) export notification requirement for a 
chemical is not contingent on whether the intended use of the chemical 
has been regulated under the SNUR, and EPA does not interpret TSCA 
section 12(b) to include an exemption for uses that are not regulated. 
In promulgating the original TSCA section 12(b) regulations, EPA 
explained its position, ``that the export notification requirement for 
a chemical is not contingent on whether the intended use of the 
chemical has been regulated . . . Notice must be given to EPA even 
though the chemical is being exported for a use, or in a manner, that 
is not regulated domestically under the relevant TSCA section 5, 6, or 
7 action, rule or order.'' (45 FR 82844, 82846, December 16, 1980.) 
Under TSCA section 12(b), the Agency is responsible for informing the 
importing country about actions taken with respect to a chemical that 
is the subject of a proposed or final SNUR. This notice includes 
information about any exempt uses within the United States. It is up to 
the foreign government to determine what action, if any, should be 
taken with respect to the substance in that country. The Agency also 
notes that, in many cases, the exporter will not know the use of the 
substance or mixture being exported. Requiring the exporter to make a 
use determination would be unnecessarily burdensome, and could be 
impossible in some cases. Accordingly, EPA believes its current 
interpretation of TSCA section 12(b) best furthers the intent of the 
statute.
    Air Products Electronic Chemicals (APEC) requested that the Agency 
clarify specifically whether the semiconductor photomicrolithography 
exclusion would apply to developer products with a PFAS component. This 
exclusion applies only to ``components of photoresist substances'' and 
``components of anti-reflective coatings.'' Developers are not 
components of either ``photoresist substances'' or ``anti-reflective 
coatings,'' and thus are not included within the scope of the 
exclusion. The manufacture or importation of PFAS for use in developers 
and polyimides is considered a significant new use under this rule.
    The Eastman Kodak Company filed comments and supporting materials 
on behalf of the International Imaging Industry Association (I3A), 
requesting minor changes to the language of the proposed exclusion for 
certain imaging uses and providing substantial information on the 
industry's reductions in PFAS use and on the details of PFAS use, 
exposures, and releases by the industry. I3A also met twice with the 
Agency to present information and answer questions, and materials and 
correspondence from those meetings were included in the rulemaking 
record. The language changes requested by I3A help to clarify the 
intended application of the exclusion, and have been incorporated into 
the regulatory text of the rule.
    The specific imaging uses excluded from the significant new use 
definition are uses in coatings for surface tension, static discharge, 
and adhesion control for analog and digital imaging films, papers, and 
printing plates, or as a surfactant in mixtures used to process imaging 
films. Coatings for surface tension control allow the rapid spreading 
of multiple thin layers of light-sensitive materials at high speed to 
prevent drying of materials as they are laid down. This prevents 
irregularities in the coating which would make the films, papers, or 
printing plates unuseable. Coatings to control static discharge help to 
repel dirt, reduce friction, and thus prevent the discharge of static 
electricity otherwise built up during the transport of imaging 
materials through manufacturing and image processing equipment. This 
prevents light-sensitive imaging materials from being fogged and 
rendered useless by light from a static discharge. Because tape is the 
primary way in which imaging materials are attached to spools and to 
each other during processing, adhesion control coatings help to ensure 
that the bond between the tape and the coating will be strong enough to 
withstand transport during use and processing, but will separate before 
it would damage either the imaging material or the equipment.
    The exclusion for use of PFAS as a surfactant in mixtures used to 
process imaging films involves incorporation of a PFAS material into a 
mixture that is used as a photoprocessing solution where its surfactant 
properties function to prevent discoloration of films while the films 
are being processed through the solution. This exclusion applies only 
to processing films. Use as a surfactant in mixtures to process papers 
and printing plates would be a significant new use under the rule.
    The I3A comments and supporting documents characterized the 
specific uses, exposures, and releases of PFAS materials in the imaging 
industry in such a way as to greatly improve the Agency's 
understanding. The submission also reflected a significant reduction in 
the use of the chemicals subject to the SNUR. Comments on the original 
SNUR proposal indicated that the annual worldwide usage volume of these 
chemicals was approximately 36,000 kilograms (kg) (79,200 pounds), of 
which the U.S. consumption was approximately 18,000 kg/year (yr). The 
recent I3A comments reported that the United States demand for these 
chemicals is expected to be down to 3,000 kg/yr by the end of 2002. Of 
this amount, I3A estimates that less than 50 kg/yr are used for paper 
products and less than 300 kg/yr are used for printing plates, with the 
remainder being used for various film products in the United States. Of 
the remaining 2,650 kg/yr that are used for film, I3A estimates that 30 
kg/yr are used as a surfactant in processing solutions and 2,620 kg/yr 
are used in film coatings. I3A reported that the industry has pursued 
alternative chemicals aggressively, indicating that the PFAS usage 
volumes are expected to continue to decline over time. EPA commends the 
members of I3A for the significant steps made in reducing the use of 
the PFAS chemicals listed in the


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SNUR, and for the effort expended in supplying the Agency with a 
substantial base of information on which to make its decision.
    3M requested clarification of the SNUR scope and nomenclature to 
emphasize that the hazard assessment supporting the proposed rule 
addressed only PFOS, the C8 chain length, not the entire range of PFAS 
chemicals covering all carbon chain lengths. 3M also stated that all of 
the chemicals voluntarily discontinued by 3M and subject to the SNUR 
would be properly characterized as being predominantly C8, or PFOS, and 
expressed concern that using the PFAS term in connection with the 
regulation of these specific chemicals could be confusing because many 
PFAS chemicals exist that are not subject to this rule. In this final 
rule, EPA has continued to use the PFAS name for the entire category, 
but has attempted to make clear that most of the chemicals subject to 
this rule do include the C8 chain length specifically of concern, 
although individual chemicals on the list include a range of higher and 
lower homologues in addition to C8. EPA acknowledges that the hazard 
assessment supporting the original proposed rule addressed only C8, or 
PFOS, chemicals, and not the full range of homologues.
    3M requested that EPA clarify its future regulatory intentions with 
respect to these related chemicals. As indicated in the supplemental 
proposed SNUR, EPA is evaluating and assessing other PFAS and PFAS-
related chemicals not listed in this rule. It is true that other PFAS 
chemicals, including lower homologues, have distinct hazard profiles 
and may not present the same concerns expressed by EPA with respect to 
PFOS. However, EPA is reviewing data on those other homologues, and, if 
warranted, will take action as appropriate on other PFAS chemicals. 
Because of the unique properties of perfluorinated compounds, EPA is 
currently assessing a variety of these compounds to determine their 
hazard profiles, including not only PFAS chemicals but also 
perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and its salts, as well as fluorinated 
telomers. That these chemicals are currently under assessment does not 
necessarily indicate that regulation will follow; it indicates only 
that EPA is seeking answers to questions that have been raised about 
these chemicals and their behavior.
    3M also requested that EPA acknowledge the substantial amount of 
data on PFOS submitted by 3M since the drafting of the original hazard 
assessment, and acknowledge the effort underway by the Organization for 
Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) to prepare an international 
hazard assessment on PFOS. EPA has been an active contributor to the 
OECD assessment effort, and toward that end, has been reviewing all of 
the data submitted by 3M and others with respect to PFOS. EPA commends 
3M for the extensive research it has conducted and continues to pursue 
to improve the understanding of these unique chemicals. When the OECD 
assessment document is released, it will be included in both the docket 
for this rule, and in Administrative Record (AR) file AR-226. AR-226 is 
the non-regulatory public access file for information on all the 
related fluorinated chemicals being assessed by the EPA, including 
PFOS, PFAS, PFOA and its salts, and fluorinated telomer chemicals. 
Copies of the index to and all documents contained within AR-226 can be 
obtained through the docket facility identified in Unit I.B.1.
    Waste Not questioned whether PFAS chemicals previously on the list 
of pesticide inerts would continue to be listed, whether one named 
chemical on the inerts list was included in the SNUR, and whether its 
understanding of the status of sulfluramid products was correct. Waste 
Not also asked whether EPA would identify crops on which these products 
were used. EPA confirms that none of the PFAS chemicals on the inerts 
list identified by Waste Not, including the named chemical without a 
CAS number provided, are currently formulated into pesticide products, 
and they will all be removed from the EPA List 3 Inerts list the next 
time that list is updated. EPA notes that, although these PFAS 
chemicals will remain on the List 3 Inerts list until that list is 
updated, the manufacture or import of chemicals listed in this rule for 
use as inert ingredients in pesticide products would be a significant 
new use subject to this rule. Although TSCA does not regulate chemicals 
manufactured for use solely as pesticide active ingredients, chemical 
intermediates and pesticide inert ingredients are subject to regulation 
under TSCA.
    With respect to Waste Not's comment concerning the current status 
of registered insecticide products containing sulfluramid, EPA concurs 
with the list of active and cancelled products provided by Waste Not. 
There are currently 16 products listed as active and 3 products 
cancelled. Three of the four products listed as transferred, EPA 
Registration Nos. 11540-21, 1812-330, and 1812-329, are the same as the 
three products listed as cancelled. The fourth product listed as 
transferred, EPA Registration No. 11540-20, is the same as the active 
product under EPA Registration No. 499-45. All pesticide products 
containing sulfluramid are under a specific timeline to be phased out 
by 2016. The pesticide products that are registered are for use in a 
variety of enclosed termite, ant, and roach bait stations. These 
products are pre-filled and sold only in child-resistant packaging. 
Products containing sulfluramid have not been registered for food or 
crop uses.
    The American Chemistry Council (ACC) filed late comments supporting 
the effort by EPA and industry to address concerns pertaining to PFAS 
compounds on a cooperative basis, but also expressed the opinion that 
an increase in manufacture or importation for an existing use should 
not be considered a ``new use'' within the meaning of TSCA section 
5(a)(2). ATOFINA Chemicals, Inc. filed late comments supporting the 
comments of ACC. As no volume cap or trigger on manufacturing or 
importation for an existing use has been incorporated into this rule, 
EPA will not address this issue in the context of this rule. In 
addition, EPA believes ACC's and ATOFINA's comments present a broader 
legal issue regarding EPA's authority under TSCA section 5, rather than 
specific issues related to PFAS. EPA does not believe it is necessary 
or appropriate to engage in a broader legal discussion in the context 
of this specific SNUR.


III. References


    These references have been placed in the official record that was 
established under docket ID number OPPT-2002-0043 for this rulemaking 
as indicated in Unit I.B.1. Reference documents identified with an AR 
number are cross-indexed to non-regulatory, publicly accessible 
information files maintained in the OPPT Docket. Other documents which 
the Agency considers relevant to this final rule have previously been 
identified in the Federal Register in the proposed and supplemental 
proposed SNURs discussed in Unit II.A. Copies of these documents can be 
obtained as described in Unit I.B.1.
    1. (AR226-0620) Sulfonated Perfluorochemicals in the Environment: 
Sources, Dispersion, Fate, and Effects. 3M. St. Paul, MN. March 1, 
2000.
    2. (AR226-0547) The Science of Organic Fluorochemistry. 3M. St. 
Paul, MN. February 5, 1999.
    3. (AR226-0548) Perfluorooctane Sulfonate: Current Summary of Human 
Sera, Health and Toxicology Data. 3M. St. Paul, MN. January 21, 1999.
    4. (AR226-0550) Fluorochemical Use, Distribution, and Release 
Overview. 3M. St. Paul, MN. May 26, 1999.


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IV. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews


    Under Executive Order 12866, entitled Regulatory Planning and 
Review (58 FR 51735, October 4, 1993), the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) has determined that SNURs are not a ``significant 
regulatory action'' subject to review by OMB, because SNURs do not meet 
the criteria in section 3(f) of the Executive order.
    According to the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), 44 USC 3501 et 
seq., an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not 
required to respond to a collection of information that requires OMB 
approval under the PRA, unless it has been approved by OMB and displays 
a currently valid OMB control number. The OMB control numbers for EPA's 
regulations, after initial display in the Federal Register and in 
addition to its display on any related collection instrument, are 
listed in 40 CFR part 9.
    The information collection requirements related to this action have 
already been approved by OMB pursuant to the PRA under OMB control 
number 2070-0038 (EPA ICR No. 1188.06). This action does not impose any 
burden requiring additional OMB approval. If an entity were to submit a 
SNUN to the Agency, the annual burden is estimated to average between 
98.96 and 118.92 hours per response at an estimated reporting cost of 
between $5,957 and $7,192 per SNUN. This burden estimate includes the 
time needed to review instructions, search existing data sources, 
gather and maintain the data needed, and complete, review and submit 
the required SNUN, and maintain the required records. This burden 
estimate does not include 1 hour of technical time at $64.30 per hour 
estimated to be required for customer notification of SNUR 
requirements, or the $2,500 user fee for submission of a SNUN ($100 for 
businesses with less than $40 million in annual sales).
    Send any comments about the accuracy of the burden estimate, and 
any suggested methods for minimizing respondent burden, including 
through the use of automated collection techniques, to the Director, 
Collection Strategies Division, Office of Environmental Information, 
Environmental Protection Agency (2822), 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., 
Washington, DC 20460-0001. Please remember to include the OMB control 
number in any correspondence, but do not submit any completed forms to 
this address.
    Pursuant to section 605(b) of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) 
(5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.), the Agency hereby certifies that promulgation 
of this SNUR will not have a significant adverse economic impact on a 
substantial number of small entities. A SNUR applies to any person 
(including small or large entities) who intends to engage in any 
activity described in the rule as a ``significant new use.'' By 
definition of the word ``new,'' and based on all information currently 
available to EPA, it appears that no small or large entities currently 
engage in such activity. Since a SNUR requires merely that any person 
who intends to engage in such activity in the future must first notify 
EPA (by submitting a SNUN), no economic impact will even occur until 
someone decides to engage in those activities. As a voluntary action, 
it is reasonable to presume that this decision would be based on a 
determination by the person submitting the SNUN that the potential 
benefits would outweigh the costs. Although some small entities may 
decide to conduct such activities in the future, EPA cannot presently 
determine how many, if any, there may be. EPA's experience to date is 
that, in response to the promulgation of over 530 SNURs, the Agency has 
received fewer than 15 SNUNs. Of those SNUNs submitted, none appear to 
be from small entities. In fact, EPA expects to receive few, if any, 
SNUNs from either large or small entities in response to any SNUR. 
Therefore, EPA believes that the economic impact of complying with a 
SNUR is not expected to be significant or adversely impact a 
substantial number of small entities. This rationale has been provided 
to the Chief Counsel for Advocacy of the Small Business Administration.
    Based on EPA's experience with past SNURs, State, local, and tribal 
governments have not been impacted by these rulemakings, and EPA does 
not have any reasons to believe that any State, local, or tribal 
government will be impacted by this rulemaking. As such, EPA has 
determined that this regulatory action does not impose any enforceable 
duty, contain any unfunded mandate, or otherwise have any effect on 
small governments subject to the requirements of sections 202, 203, 
204, or 205 of the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (UMRA) (Public 
Law 104-4).
    This action will not have a substantial direct effect on States, on 
the relationship between the national government and the States, or on 
the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels 
of government, as specified in Executive Order 13132, entitled 
Federalism (64 FR 43255, August 10, 1999).
    This rule does not have tribal implications because it is not 
expected to have substantial direct effects on Indian Tribes. This does 
not significantly or uniquely affect the communities of Indian tribal 
governments, nor does it involve or impose any requirements that affect 
Indian Tribes. Accordingly, the requirements of section 3(b) of 
Executive Order 13084, entitled Consultation and Coordination with 
Indian Tribal Governments (63 FR 276755, May 19, 1998), do not apply to 
this rule. Executive Order 13175, entitled Consultation and 
Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments (65 FR 67249, November 6, 
2000), which took effect on January 6, 2001, revokes Executive Order 
13084 as of that date. EPA developed this rulemaking, however, during 
the period when Executive Order 13084 was in effect; thus, EPA 
addressed tribal considerations under Executive Order 13084. For the 
same reasons stated for Executive Order 13084, the requirements of 
Executive Order 10175 do not apply to this rule either.
    This action is not subject to Executive Order 13045, entitled 
Protection of Children from Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks 
(62 FR 19885, April 23, 1997), because this is not an economically 
significant regulatory action as defined by Executive Order 12866, and 
this action does not address environmental health or safety risks 
disproportionately affecting children.
    This rule is not subject to Executive Order 13211, entitled Actions 
Concerning Regulations That Significantly Affect Energy Supply, 
Distribution, or Use (66 FR 28355, May 22, 2001), because this action 
is not expected to affect energy supply, distribution, or use.
    In addition, since this action does not involve any technical 
standards, section 12(d) of the National Technology Transfer and 
Advancement Act of 1995 (NTTAA), Public Law 104-113, section 12(d) (15 
U.S.C. 272 note), does not apply to this action.
    This action does not involve special considerations of 
environmental justice related issues as required by Executive Order 
12898, entitled Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in 
Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations (59 FR 7629, February 
16, 1994).
    EPA has complied with Executive Order 12630, entitled Governmental 
Actions and Interference with Constitutionally Protected Property 
Rights (53 FR 8859, March 15, 1988), by


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examining the takings implications of this rule in accordance with the 
``Attorney General's Supplemental Guidelines for the Evaluation of Risk 
and Avoidance of Unanticipated Takings'' issued under the Executive 
order.
    In issuing this rule, EPA has taken the necessary steps to 
eliminate drafting errors and ambiguity, minimize potential litigation, 
and provide a clear legal standard for affected conduct, as required by 
section 3 of Executive Order 12988, entitled Civil Justice Reform (61 
FR 4729, February 7, 1996).


V. Submission to Congress and the Comptroller General


    The Congressional Review Act, 5 U.S.C. 801 et seq., as added by the 
Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996, generally 
provides that before a rule may take effect, the Agency promulgating 
the rule must submit a rule report, which includes a copy of the rule, 
to each House of the Congress and the Comptroller General of the United 
States. EPA will submit a report containing this rule and other 
required information to the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of 
Representatives, and the Comptroller General of the United States prior 
to publication of the rule in the Federal Register. This rule is not a 
``major rule'' as defined by 5 U.S.C. 804(2).


List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 721


    Environmental protection, Chemicals, Hazardous materials, 
Recordkeeping and reporting requirements.




    Dated: November 27, 2002.
Charles M. Auer,
Director, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics.


    Therefore, 40 CFR chapter I is amended as follows:


PART 721--[AMENDED]


    1. The authority citation for part 721 continues to readas follows:


    Authority: 15 U.S.C. 2604, 2607 and 2625(c).




    2. By revising Sec.  721.9582 to read as follows:




Sec.  721.9582  Certain perfluoroalkyl sulfonates.


    (a) Chemical substances and significant new uses subject to 
reporting.
    (1) The chemical substances listed in Table 1 and Table 2 of this 
section are subject to reporting under this section for the significant 
new uses described in paragraph (a)(2) of this section.




  Table 1.--PFAS Chemicals Subject to Reporting on or After January 1,
                                  2001
------------------------------------------------------------------------
            CAS No./PMN                CAS Ninth Collective Index Name
------------------------------------------------------------------------
2250-98-8                           1-Octanesulfonamide, N,N',N''-
                                     [phosphinylidynetris(oxy-2,1-
                                     ethanediyl)]tris[N-ethyl-
                                     1,1,2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,7,7,8,8,8-
                                     heptadecafluoro-
------------------------------------------------------------------------
30381-98-7                          1-Octanesulfonamide, N,N'-
                                     [phosphinicobis(oxy-2,1-
                                     ethanediyl)]bis[N-ethyl-
                                     1,1,2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,7,7,8,8,8-
                                     heptadecafluoro-, ammonium salt
------------------------------------------------------------------------
57589-85-2                          Benzoic acid, 2,3,4,5-tetrachloro-6-
                                     [[[3-
                                     [[(heptadecafluorooctyl)sulfonyl]ox
                                     y]phenyl]amino]carbonyl]-,
                                     monopotassium salt
------------------------------------------------------------------------
61660-12-6                          1-Octanesulfonamide, N-ethyl-
                                     1,1,2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,7,7,8,8,8-
                                     heptadecafluoro-N-[3-
                                     (trimethoxysilyl)propyl]-
------------------------------------------------------------------------
67969-69-1                          1-Octanesulfonamide, N-ethyl-
                                     1,1,2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,7,7,8,8,8-
                                     heptadecafluoro-N-[2-
                                     (phosphonooxy)ethyl]-, diammonium
                                     salt
------------------------------------------------------------------------
68608-14-0                          Sulfonamides, C4-8-alkane,
                                     perfluoro, N-ethyl-N-
                                     (hydroxyethyl), reaction products
                                     with 1,1'-methylenebis[4-
                                     isocyanatobenzene]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
70776-36-2                          2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-,
                                     octadecyl ester, polymer with 1,1-
                                     dichloroethene, 2-
                                     [[(heptadecafluorooctyl)sulfonyl]me
                                     thylamino]ethyl 2-propenoate, N-
                                     (hydroxymethyl)-2-propenamide, 2-
                                     [methyl[(nonafluorobutyl)sulfonyl]a
                                     mino]ethyl 2-propenoate, 2-
                                     [methyl[(pentadecafluoroheptyl)sulf
                                     onyl]amino]ethyl 2-propenoate, 2-
                                     [methyl[(tridecafluorohexyl)sulfony
                                     l]amino]ethyl 2-propenoate and 2-
                                     [methyl[(undecafluoropentyl)sulfony
                                     l]amino]ethyl 2-propenoate
------------------------------------------------------------------------
127133-66-8                         2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-,
                                     polymers with Bu methacrylate,
                                     lauryl methacrylate and 2-
                                     [methyl[(perfluoro-C4-8-
                                     alkyl)sulfonyl]amino]ethyl
                                     methacrylate
------------------------------------------------------------------------
148240-78-2                         Fatty acids, C18-unsatd., trimers, 2-
                                     [[(heptadecafluorooctyl)sulfonyl]me
                                     thylamino]ethyl esters
------------------------------------------------------------------------
148684-79-1                         Sulfonamides, C4-8-alkane,
                                     perfluoro, N-(hydroxyethyl)-N-
                                     methyl, reaction products with 1,6-
                                     diisocyanatohexane homopolymer and
                                     ethylene glycol
------------------------------------------------------------------------
178535-22-3                         Sulfonamides, C4-8-alkane,
                                     perfluoro, N-ethyl-N-
                                     (hydroxyethyl), polymers with 1,1'-
                                     methylenebis[4-isocyanatobenzene]
                                     and polymethylenepolyphenylene
                                     isocyanate, 2-ethylhexyl esters, Me
                                     Et ketone oxime-blocked
------------------------------------------------------------------------
P-94-2205                           Polymethylenepolyphenylene
                                     isocyanate and bis(4-NCO-
                                     phenyl)methane reaction products
                                     with 2-ethyl-1-hexanol, 2-butanone,
                                     oxime, N-ethyl-N-(2- hydroxyethyl)-
                                     1-C4-C8 perfluoroalkanesulfonamide
------------------------------------------------------------------------
P-96-1645                           Fatty acids, C18-unsatd., dimers, 2-
306974-63-0.......................   [methyl[(perfluoro-C4-8-
                                     alkyl)sulfonyl]amino]ethyl esters
------------------------------------------------------------------------






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  Table 2.--PFAS Chemicals Subject to Reporting on or After January 1,
                                  2003
------------------------------------------------------------------------
            CAS No./PMN                CAS Ninth Collective Index Name
------------------------------------------------------------------------
307-35-7                            1-Octanesulfonyl fluoride,
                                     1,1,2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,7,7,8,8,8-
                                     heptadecafluoro-
------------------------------------------------------------------------
307-51-7                            1-Decanesulfonyl fluoride,
                                     1,1,2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,7,7,8,8,9,9
                                     ,10,10,10-heneicosafluoro-
------------------------------------------------------------------------
376-14-7                            2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, 2-
                                     [ethyl[(heptadecafluorooctyl)sulfon
                                     yl]amino]ethyl ester
------------------------------------------------------------------------
383-07-3                            2-Propenoic acid, 2-
                                     [butyl[(heptadecafluorooctyl)sulfon
                                     yl]amino]ethyl ester
------------------------------------------------------------------------
423-50-7                            1-Hexanesulfonyl fluoride,
                                     1,1,2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,6-
                                     tridecafluoro-
------------------------------------------------------------------------
423-82-5                            2-Propenoic acid, 2-
                                     [ethyl[(heptadecafluorooctyl)sulfon
                                     yl]amino]ethyl ester
------------------------------------------------------------------------
754-91-6                            1-Octanesulfonamide,
                                     1,1,2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,7,7,8,8,8-
                                     heptadecafluoro-
------------------------------------------------------------------------
1652-63-7                           1-Propanaminium, 3-
                                     [[(heptadecafluorooctyl)sulfonyl]am
                                     ino]-N,N,N-trimethyl-, iodide
------------------------------------------------------------------------
1691-99-2                           1-Octanesulfonamide, N-ethyl-
                                     1,1,2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,7,7,8,8,8-
                                     heptadecafluoro-N-(2-hydroxyethyl)-
------------------------------------------------------------------------
1763-23-1                           1-Octanesulfonic acid,
                                     1,1,2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,7,7,8,8,8-
                                     heptadecafluoro-
------------------------------------------------------------------------
2795-39-3                           1-Octanesulfonic acid,
                                     1,1,2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,7,7,8,8,8-
                                     heptadecafluoro-, potassium salt
------------------------------------------------------------------------
2991-51-7                           Glycine, N-ethyl-N-
                                     [(heptadecafluorooctyl)sulfonyl]-,
                                     potassium salt
------------------------------------------------------------------------
4151-50-2                           1-Octanesulfonamide, N-ethyl-
                                     1,1,2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,7,7,8,8,8-
                                     heptadecafluoro-
------------------------------------------------------------------------
14650-24-9                          2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, 2-
                                     [[(heptadecafluorooctyl)sulfonyl]me
                                     thylamino]ethyl ester
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17202-41-4                          1-Nonanesulfonic acid,
                                     1,1,2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,7,7,8,8,9,9
                                     ,9-nonadecafluoro-, ammonium salt
------------------------------------------------------------------------
24448-09-7                          1-Octanesulfonamide,
                                     1,1,2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,7,7,8,8,8-
                                     heptadecafluoro-N-(2-hydroxyethyl)-
                                     N-methyl-
------------------------------------------------------------------------
25268-77-3                          2-Propenoic acid, 2-
                                     [[(heptadecafluorooctyl)sulfonyl]me
                                     thylamino]ethyl ester
------------------------------------------------------------------------
29081-56-9                          1-Octanesulfonic acid,
                                     1,1,2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,7,7,8,8,8-
                                     heptadecafluoro-, ammonium salt
------------------------------------------------------------------------
29117-08-6                          Poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl), .alpha.-[2-
                                     [ethyl[(heptadecafluorooctyl)sulfon
                                     yl]amino]ethyl]-.omega.-hydroxy-
------------------------------------------------------------------------
29457-72-5                          1-Octanesulfonic acid,
                                     1,1,2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,7,7,8,8,8-
                                     heptadecafluoro-, lithium salt
------------------------------------------------------------------------
31506-32-8                          1-Octanesulfonamide,
                                     1,1,2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,7,7,8,8,8-
                                     heptadecafluoro-N-methyl-
------------------------------------------------------------------------
38006-74-5                          1-Propanaminium, 3-
                                     [[(heptadecafluorooctyl)sulfonyl]am
                                     ino]-N,N,N-trimethyl-, chloride
------------------------------------------------------------------------
38850-58-7                          1-Propanaminium, N-(2-hydroxyethyl)-
                                     N,N-dimethyl-3-[(3-
                                     sulfopropyl)[(tridecafluorohexyl)su
                                     lfonyl]amino]-, inner salt
------------------------------------------------------------------------
55120-77-9                          1-Hexanesulfonic acid,
                                     1,1,2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,6-
                                     tridecafluoro-, lithium salt
------------------------------------------------------------------------
67584-42-3                          Cyclohexanesulfonic acid,
                                     decafluoro(pentafluoroethyl)-,
                                     potassium salt
------------------------------------------------------------------------
67906-42-7                          1-Decanesulfonic acid,
                                     1,1,2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,7,7,8,8,9,9
                                     ,10,10,10-heneicosafluoro-,
                                     ammonium salt
------------------------------------------------------------------------
68156-01-4                          Cyclohexanesulfonic acid,
                                     nonafluorobis(trifluoromethyl)-,
                                     potassium salt
------------------------------------------------------------------------
68298-62-4                          2-Propenoic acid, 2-
                                     [butyl[(heptadecafluorooctyl)sulfon
                                     yl]amino]ethyl ester, telomer with
                                     2-
                                     [butyl[(pentadecafluoroheptyl)sulfo
                                     nyl]amino]ethyl 2-propenoate,
                                     methyloxirane polymer with oxirane
                                     di-2-propenoate, methyloxirane
                                     polymer with oxirane mono-2-
                                     propenoate and 1-octanethiol
------------------------------------------------------------------------
68329-56-6                          2-Propenoic acid, eicosyl ester,
                                     polymer with 2-
                                     [[(heptadecafluorooctyl)sulfonyl]me
                                     thylamino]ethyl 2-propenoate,
                                     hexadecyl 2-propenoate, 2-
                                     [methyl[(nonafluorobutyl)sulfonyl]a
                                     mino]ethyl 2-propenoate, 2-
                                     [methyl[(pentadecafluoroheptyl)sulf
                                     onyl]amino]ethyl 2-propenoate, 2-
                                     [methyl[(tridecafluorohexyl)sulfony
                                     l]amino]ethyl 2-propenoate, 2-
                                     [methyl[(undecafluoropentyl)sulfony
                                     l]amino]ethyl 2-propenoate and
                                     octadecyl 2-propenoate
------------------------------------------------------------------------
68541-80-0                          2-Propenoic acid, polymer with 2-
                                     [ethyl[(heptadecafluorooctyl)sulfon
                                     yl]amino]ethyl 2-methyl-2-
                                     propenoate and octadecyl 2-
                                     propenoate
------------------------------------------------------------------------
68555-90-8                          2-Propenoic acid, butyl ester,
                                     polymer with 2-
                                     [[(heptadecafluorooctyl)sulfonyl]me
                                     thylamino]ethyl 2-propenoate, 2-
                                     [methyl[(nonafluorobutyl)sulfonyl]a
                                     mino]ethyl 2-propenoate, 2-
                                     [methyl[(pentadecafluoroheptyl)sulf
                                     onyl]amino]ethyl 2-propenoate, 2-
                                     [methyl[(tridecafluorohexyl)sulfony
                                     l]amino]ethyl 2-propenoate and 2-
                                     [methyl[(undecafluoropentyl)sulfony
                                     l]amino]ethyl 2-propenoate
------------------------------------------------------------------------


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68555-91-9                          2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, 2-
                                     [ethyl[(heptadecafluorooctyl)sulfon
                                     yl]amino]ethyl ester, polymer with
                                     2-
                                     [ethyl[(nonafluorobutyl)sulfonyl]am
                                     ino] ethyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate, 2-
                                     [ethyl[(pentadecafluoroheptyl)sulfo
                                     nyl]amino]ethyl 2-methyl-2-
                                     propenoate, 2-
                                     [ethyl[(tridecafluorohexyl)sulfonyl
                                     ]amino]ethyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate,
                                     2-
                                     [ethyl[(undecafluoropentyl)sulfonyl
                                     ]amino]ethyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate
                                     and octadecyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate
------------------------------------------------------------------------
68555-92-0                          2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, 2-
                                     [[(heptadecafluorooctyl)sulfonyl]me
                                     thylamino]ethyl ester, polymer with
                                     2-
                                     [methyl[(nonafluorobutyl)sulfonyl]a
                                     mino]ethyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate, 2-
                                     [methyl[(pentadecafluoroheptyl)sulf
                                     onyl]amino]ethyl 2-methyl-2-
                                     propenoate, 2-
                                     [methyl[(tridecafluorohexyl)sulfony
                                     l]amino]ethyl 2-methyl-2-
                                     propenoate, 2-
                                     [methyl[(undecafluoropentyl)sulfony
                                     l]amino]ethyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate
                                     and octadecyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate
------------------------------------------------------------------------
68586-14-1                          2-Propenoic acid, 2-
                                     [[(heptadecafluorooctyl)sulfonyl]me
                                     thylamino]ethyl ester, telomer with
                                     2-
                                     [methyl[(nonafluorobutyl)sulfonyl]a
                                     mino]ethyl 2-propenoate, .alpha.-(2-
                                     methyl-1-oxo-2-propenyl)-.omega.-
                                     hydroxypoly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl),
                                     .alpha.-(2-methyl-1-oxo-2-propenyl)-
                                     .omega.-[(2-methyl-1-oxo-2-
                                     propenyl)oxy]poly(oxy-1,2-
                                     ethanediyl), 2-
                                     [methyl[(pentadecafluoroheptyl)sulf
                                     onyl]amino]ethyl 2-propenoate, 2-
                                     [methyl[
                                     (tridecafluorohexyl)sulfonyl]amino]
                                     ethyl 2-propenoate, 2-
                                     [methyl[(undecafluoropentyl)sulfony
                                     l]amino]ethyl 2-propenoate and 1-
                                     octanethiol
------------------------------------------------------------------------
68649-26-3                          1-Octanesulfonamide, N-ethyl-
                                     1,1,2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,7,7,8,8,8-
                                     heptadecafluoro-N-(2-hydroxyethyl)-
                                     , reaction products with N-ethyl-
                                     1,1,2,2,3,3,4,4,4-nonafluoro-N-(2-
                                     hydroxyethyl)-1-butanesulfonamide,
                                     N-ethyl-
                                     1,1,2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,7,7,7-
                                     pentadecafluoro-N-(2-hydroxyethyl)-
                                     1-heptanesulfonamide, N-ethyl-
                                     1,1,2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,6-
                                     tridecafluoro-N-(2-hydroxyethyl)-1-
                                     hexanesulfonamide, N-ethyl-
                                     1,1,2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5,5-undecafluoro-
                                     N-(2-hydroxyethyl)-1-
                                     pentanesulfonamide,
                                     polymethylenepolyphenylene
                                     isocyanate and stearyl alc.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
68867-60-7                          2-Propenoic acid, 2-
                                     [[(heptadecafluorooctyl)sulfonyl]me
                                     thylamino]ethyl ester, polymer with
                                     2-
                                     [methyl[(nonafluorobutyl)sulfonyl]a
                                     mino]ethyl 2-propenoate, 2-
                                     [methyl[(pentadecafluoroheptyl)sulf
                                     onyl]amino]ethyl 2-propenoate, 2-
                                     [methyl[(tridecafluorohexyl)sulfony
                                     l]amino]ethyl 2-propenoate, 2-
                                     [methyl[(undecafluoropentyl)sulfony
                                     l]amino]ethyl 2-propenoate and
                                     .alpha.-(1-oxo-2-propenyl)-.omega.-
                                     methoxypoly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
68867-62-9                          2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, 2-
                                     [ethyl[(heptadecafluorooctyl)sulfon
                                     yl]amino]ethyl ester, telomer with
                                     2-
                                     [ethyl[(nonafluorobutyl)sulfonyl]am
                                     ino]ethyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate, 2-
                                     [ethyl[(pentadecafluoroheptyl)sulfo
                                     nyl]amino]ethyl 2-methyl-2-
                                     propenoate, 2-
                                     [ethyl[(tridecafluorohexyl)sulfonyl
                                     ]amino]ethyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate,
                                     2-
                                     [ethyl[(undecafluoropentyl)sulfonyl
                                     ]amino]ethyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate,
                                     1-octanethiol and .alpha.-(1-oxo-2-
                                     propenyl)-.omega.-methoxypoly(oxy-
                                     1,2-ethanediyl)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
68891-96-3                          Chromium, diaquatetrachloro[.mu.-[N-
                                     ethyl-N-
                                     [(heptadecafluorooctyl)sulfonyl]gly
                                     cinato-.kappa.O:.kappa.O']]-.mu.-
                                     hydroxybis(2-methylpropanol)di-
------------------------------------------------------------------------
68909-15-9                          2-Propenoic acid, eicosyl ester,
                                     polymers with branched octyl
                                     acrylate, 2-
                                     [[(heptadecafluorooctyl)sulfonyl]me
                                     thylamino]ethyl acrylate, 2-[methyl
                                     [(nonafluorobutyl)sulfonyl]amino]et
                                     hyl acrylate, 2-
                                     [methyl[(pentadecafluoroheptyl)sulf
                                     onyl]amino]ethyl acrylate, 2-
                                     [methyl[(tridecafluorohexyl)sulfony
                                     l]amino]ethyl acrylate, 2-
                                     [methyl[(undecafluoropentyl)sulfony
                                     l]amino]ethyl acrylate,
                                     polyethylene glycol acrylate Me
                                     ether and stearyl acrylate
------------------------------------------------------------------------
68958-61-2                          Poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl), .alpha.-[2-
                                     [ethyl[(heptadecafluorooctyl)sulfon
                                     yl]amino]ethyl]-.omega.-methoxy-
------------------------------------------------------------------------
70225-14-8                          1-Octanesulfonic acid,
                                     1,1,2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,7,7,8,8,8-
                                     heptadecafluoro-, compd. with 2,2'-
                                     iminobis[ethanol] (1:1)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
71487-20-2                          2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, methyl
                                     ester, polymer with ethenylbenzene,
                                     2-
                                     [[(heptadecafluorooctyl)sulfonyl]me
                                     thylamino]ethyl 2-propenoate, 2-
                                     [methyl[(nonafluorobutyl)sulfonyl]a
                                     mino]ethyl 2-propenoate, 2-
                                     [methyl[(pentadecafluoroheptyl)sulf
                                     onyl]amino]ethyl 2-propenoate, 2-
                                     [methyl[(tridecafluorohexyl)sulfony
                                     l]amino]ethyl 2-propenoate, 2-
                                     [methyl[(undecafluoropentyl)sulfony
                                     l]amino]ethyl 2-propenoate and 2-
                                     propenoic acid
------------------------------------------------------------------------
73772-32-4                          1-Propanesulfonic acid, 3-[[3-
                                     (dimethylamino)propyl][(tridecafluo
                                     rohexyl)sulfonyl]amino]-2-hydroxy-,
                                     monosodium salt
------------------------------------------------------------------------
81190-38-7                          1-Propanaminium, N-(2-hydroxyethyl)-
                                     3-[(2-hydroxy-3-
                                     sulfopropyl)[(tridecafluorohexyl)su
                                     lfonyl]amino]-N,N-dimethyl-,
                                     hydroxide, monosodium salt
------------------------------------------------------------------------


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91081-99-1                          Sulfonamides, C4-8-alkane,
                                     perfluoro, N-(hydroxyethyl)-N-
                                     methyl, reaction products with
                                     epichlorohydrin, adipates (esters)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
94133-90-1                          1-Propanesulfonic acid, 3-[[3-
                                     (dimethylamino)propyl][(heptadecafl
                                     uorooctyl)sulfonyl]amino]-2-hydroxy-
                                     , monosodium salt
------------------------------------------------------------------------
98999-57-6                          Sulfonamides, C7-8-alkane,
                                     perfluoro, N-methyl-N-[2-[(1-oxo-2-
                                     propenyl)oxy]ethyl], polymers with
                                     2-ethoxyethyl acrylate, glycidyl
                                     methacrylate and N,N,N-trimethyl-2-
                                     [(2-methyl-1-oxo-2-
                                     propenyl)oxy]ethanaminium chloride
------------------------------------------------------------------------
117806-54-9                         1-Heptanesulfonic acid,
                                     1,1,2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,7,7,7-
                                     pentadecafluoro-, lithium salt
------------------------------------------------------------------------
129813-71-4                         Sulfonamides, C4-8-alkane,
                                     perfluoro, N-methyl-N-
                                     (oxiranylmethyl)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
148240-80-6                         Fatty acids, C18-unsatd., trimers, 2-
                                     [methyl[(tridecafluorohexyl)sulfony
                                     l]amino]ethyl esters
------------------------------------------------------------------------
148240-82-8                         Fatty acids, C18-unsatd., trimers, 2-
                                     [methyl[(pentadecafluoroheptyl)sulf
                                     onyl]amino]ethyl esters
------------------------------------------------------------------------
182700-90-9                         1-Octanesulfonamide,
                                     1,1,2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,7,7,8,8,8-
                                     heptadecafluoro-N-methyl-, reaction
                                     products with benzene-chlorine-
                                     sulfur chloride (S2Cl2) reaction
                                     products chlorides
------------------------------------------------------------------------
L-92-0151                           2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, butyl
                                     ester, polymer with 2-
                                     [ethyl[(heptadecafluorooctyl)sulfon
                                     yl]amino]ethyl 2-methyl-2-
                                     propenoate, 2-
                                     [ethyl[(nonafluorobutyl)sulfonyl]am
                                     ino]ethyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate, 2-
                                     [ethyl[(pentadecafluoroheptyl)sulfo
                                     nyl]amino]ethyl 2-methyl-2-
                                     propenoate, 2-
                                     [ethyl[(tridecafluorohexyl)sulfonyl
                                     ]amino]ethyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate
                                     and 2-propenoic acid
------------------------------------------------------------------------
P-80-0183                           Sulfonamides, C4-8-alkane,
192662-29-6.......................   perfluoro, N-[3-
                                     (dimethylamino)propyl], reaction
                                     products with acrylic acid
------------------------------------------------------------------------
P-83-1102                           Fatty acids, linseed-oil, dimers, 2-
306973-46-6.......................   [[(heptadecafluorooctyl)sulfonyl]me
                                     thylamino]ethyl esters
------------------------------------------------------------------------
P-84-1163                           Propanoic acid, 3-hydroxy-2-
306975-56-4.......................   (hydroxymethyl)-2-methyl-, polymer
                                     with 2-ethyl-2-(hydroxymethyl)-1,3-
                                     propanediol and N,N',2-tris(6-
                                     isocyanatohexyl)imidodicarbonic
                                     diamide, reaction products with N-
                                     ethyl-
                                     1,1,2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,7,7,8,8,8-
                                     heptadecafluoro-N-(2-hydroxyethyl)-
                                     1-octanesulfonamide and N-ethyl-
                                     1,1,2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,7,7,7-
                                     pentadecafluoro-N-(2-hydroxyethyl)-
                                     1-heptanesulfonamide, compds. with
                                     triethylamine
------------------------------------------------------------------------
P-84-1171                           Propanoic acid, 3-hydroxy-2-
306975-57-5.......................   (hydroxymethyl)-2-methyl-, polymer
                                     with 1,1'-methylenebis[4-
                                     isocyanatobenzene] and 1,2,3-
                                     propanetriol, reaction products
                                     with N-ethyl-
                                     1,1,2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,7,7,8,8,8-
                                     heptadecafluoro-N-(2-hydroxyethyl)-
                                     1-octanesulfonamide and N-ethyl-
                                     1,1,2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,7,7,7-
                                     pentadecafluoro-N-(2-hydroxyethyl)-
                                     1-heptanesulfonamide, compds. with
                                     morpholine
------------------------------------------------------------------------
P-86-0301                           Sulfonamides, C4-8-alkane,
306973-47-7.......................   perfluoro, N-(hydroxyethyl)-N-
                                     methyl, reaction products with 12-
                                     hydroxystearic acid and 2,4-TDI,
                                     ammonium salts
------------------------------------------------------------------------
P-86-0958                           2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, dodecyl
306975-62-2.......................   ester, polymers with 2-
                                     [methyl[(perfluoro-C4-8-
                                     alkyl)sulfonyl]amino]ethyl acrylate
                                     and vinylidene chloride
------------------------------------------------------------------------
P-89-0799                           Sulfonamides, C4-8-alkane,
160901-25-7.......................   perfluoro, N-ethyl-N-
                                     (hydroxyethyl), reaction products
                                     with 2-ethyl-1-hexanol and
                                     polymethylenepolyphenylene
                                     isocyanate
------------------------------------------------------------------------
P-90-0111                           Sulfonamides, C4-8-alkane,
306974-19-6.......................   perfluoro, N-methyl-N-[(3-octadecyl-
                                     2-oxo-5-oxazolidinyl)methyl]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
P-91-1419                           Poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl), .alpha.-
306975-84-8.......................   hydro-.omega.-hydroxy-, polymer
                                     with 1,6-diisocyanatohexane, N-
                                     (hydroxyethyl)-N-methyl perfluoro
                                     C4-8-alkane sulfonamides-blocked
------------------------------------------------------------------------
P-93-1444                           2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, dodecyl
306975-85-9.......................   ester, polymers with N-
                                     (hydroxymethyl)-2-propenamide, 2-
                                     [methyl[(perfluoro-C4-8-
                                     alkyl)sulfonyl]amino]ethyl
                                     methacrylate, stearyl methacrylate
                                     and vinylidene chloride
------------------------------------------------------------------------
P-94-0545                           1-Hexadecanaminium, N,N-dimethyl-N-
306976-25-0.......................   [2-[(2-methyl-1-oxo-2-
                                     propenyl)oxy]ethyl]-, bromide,
                                     polymers with Bu acrylate, Bu
                                     methacrylate and 2-
                                     [methyl[(perfluoro-C4-8-
                                     alkyl)sulfonyl]amino]ethyl acrylate
------------------------------------------------------------------------
P-94-0927                           2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, 2-
306976-55-6.......................   methylpropyl ester, polymer with
                                     2,4-diisocyanato-1-methylbenzene, 2-
                                     ethyl-2-(hydroxymethyl)-1,3-
                                     propanediol and 2-propenoic acid, N-
                                     ethyl-N-(hydroxyethyl)perfluoro-C4-
                                     8-alkanesulfonamides-blocked
------------------------------------------------------------------------
P-94-2206                           Siloxanes and Silicones, di-Me,
306974-28-7.......................   mono[3-[(2-methyl-1-oxo-2-
                                     propenyl)oxy]propylgroup]-
                                     terminated, polymers with 2-
                                     [methyl[(perfluoro-C4-8-
                                     alkyl)sulfonyl]amino]ethyl acrylate
                                     and stearyl methacrylate
------------------------------------------------------------------------


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P-95-0120                           Sulfonamides, C4-8-alkane,
306980-27-8.......................   perfluoro, N,N'-[1,6-
                                     hexanediylbis[(2-oxo-3,5-
                                     oxazolidinediyl)methylene]]bis[N-
                                     methyl-
------------------------------------------------------------------------
P-96-1262                           Sulfonic acids, C6-8-alkane,
306974-45-8.......................   perfluoro, compds. with
                                     polyethylene-polypropylene glycol
                                     bis(2-aminopropyl) ether
------------------------------------------------------------------------
P-96-1424                           2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, 2-
306977-10-6.......................   (dimethylamino)ethyl ester, telomer
                                     with 2-[ethyl[(perfluoro-C4-8-
                                     alkyl)sulfonyl]amino]ethyl
                                     methacrylate and 1-octanethiol, N-
                                     oxides
------------------------------------------------------------------------
P-96-1433                           1-Octanesulfonamide, N-[3-
178094-69-4.......................   (dimethyloxidoamino)propyl]-
                                     1,1,2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,7,7,8,8,8-
                                     heptadecafluoro-,potassium salt
------------------------------------------------------------------------
P-97-0790                           1-Decanaminium, N-decyl-N,N-dimethyl-
251099-16-8.......................   , salt with
                                     1,1,2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,7,7,8,8,8-
                                     heptadecafluoro-1-octanesulfonic
                                     acid (1:1)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
P-98-0251                           2-Propenoic acid, butyl ester,
306978-04-1.......................   polymers with acrylamide, 2-
                                     [methyl[(perfluoro-C4-8-
                                     alkyl)sulfonyl]amino]ethyl acrylate
                                     and vinylidene chloride
------------------------------------------------------------------------
P-98-1272                           2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, 3-
306977-58-2.......................   (trimethoxysilyl)propyl ester,
                                     polymers with acrylic acid, 2-
                                     [methyl[(perfluoro-C4-8-
                                     alkyl)sulfonyl]amino]ethyl acrylate
                                     and propylene glycol monoacrylate,
                                     hydrolyzed, compds. with 2,2'-
                                     (methylimino)bis[ethanol]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
P-99-0188                           Hexane, 1,6-diisocyanato-,
306978-65-4.......................   homopolymer, N-(hydroxyethyl)-N-
                                     methyl perfluoro-C4-8-alkane
                                     sulfonamides- and stearyl alc.-
                                     blocked
------------------------------------------------------------------------
P-99-0319                           Poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl), .alpha.-[2-
306979-40-8.......................   (methylamino)ethyl]-.omega.-
                                     [(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenoxy]-
                                     , N-[(perfluoro-C4-8-
                                     alkyl)sulfonyl] derivs.
------------------------------------------------------------------------




    (2) The significant new uses are:
    (i) Any manufacture or import for any use of any chemical listed in 
Table 1 of paragraph (a)(1) of this section on or after January 1, 
2001.
    (ii) Any manufacture or import for any use of any chemical listed 
in Table 2 of paragraph (a)(1) of this section on or after January 1, 
2003, except as noted in paragraph (a)(3) of this section.
    (3) Manufacture or import of any chemical listed in Table 2 of 
paragraph (a)(1) of this section for the following specific uses shall 
not be considered as a significant new use subject to reporting under 
this section:
    (i) Use as an anti-erosion additive in fire-resistant phosphate 
ester aviation hydraulic fluids.
    (ii) Use as a component of a photoresist substance, including a 
photo acid generator or surfactant, or as a component of an anti-
reflective coating, used in a photomicrolithography process to produce 
semiconductors or similar components of electronic or other 
miniaturized devices.
    (iii) Use in coatings for surface tension, static discharge, and 
adhesion control for analog and digital imaging films, papers, and 
printing plates, or as a surfactant in mixtures used to process imaging 
films.
    (iv) Use as an intermediate only to produce other chemical 
substances to be used solely for the uses listed in paragraph 
(a)(3)(i), (ii), or (iii) of this section.
    (b) [Reserved]


[FR Doc. 02-31011 Filed 12-6-02; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6560-50-S


      

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