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Title 40Chapter ISubchapter RPart 721Subpart E → §721.10002

Title 40: Protection of Environment
Subpart E—Significant New Uses for Specific Chemical Substances

§721.10002   2-Thiazolidinone.

(a) Chemical substance and significant new uses subject to reporting. (1) The chemical substance identified as 2-thiazolidinone (PMN P-97-415; CAS No. 2682-49-7) is subject to reporting under this section for the significant new uses described in paragraph (a)(2) of this section.

(2) The significant new uses are:

(i) Protection in the workplace. Requirements as specified in §721.63 (a)(1), (a)(3), (a)(4), (a)(6)(i), (b), and (c). The following National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)-approved respirators with an assigned protection factor (APF) of 10-25 meet the minimum requirements for §721.63(a)(4): Air-purifying, tight-fitting respirator (either half- or full-face) equipped with N100 (if aerosols absent), R100, or P100 filters; powered air-purifying respirator equipped with a loose-fitting hood or helmet and High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters; powered air-purifying respirator equipped with a tight-fitting facepiece (either half- or full-face) and HEPA filters; and supplied-air respirator operated in pressure demand or continuous flow mode and equipped with a hood or helmet or tight-fitting facepiece (either half- or full-face). As an alternative to the respiratory requirements listed here, a manufacturer, importer, or processor may choose to follow the new chemical exposure limit (NCEL) provisions listed in the TSCA section 5(e) consent order for this substance. The NCEL is 0.7 mg/m3 as an 8-hour time-weighted average. Persons who wish to pursue NCELs as an alternative to the §721.63 respirator requirements may request to do so under 40 CFR 721.30. Persons whose §721.30 requests to use the NCELs approach are approved by EPA will receive NCELs provisions comparable to those contained in the corresponding section 5(e) consent order.

(ii) Hazard communication program. Requirements as specified in §721.72 (a), (b), (c), (d), (e) (concentration set at 1.0 percent), (f), (g)(1)(iii), (g)(1)(iv), (g)(1)(vi), (g)(1)(ix), (g)(2)(i), (g)(2)(ii), (g)(2)(iii), (g)(2)(iv) (use respiratory protection or maintain workplace airborne concentrations at or below an 8-hour time-weighted average of 0.7 mg/m3), (g)(2)(v), (g)(3)(ii), (g)(4)(i), (g)(4)(ii), (g)(4)(iii), and (g)(5). The following statement shall appear on each label as specified in §721.72(b) and the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) as specified in §721.72(c). The substance may cause severe eye irritation. The substance may cause internal organ effects (blood, liver, and kidney). The substance may cause developmental/maternal effects. When handling this substance as a powder, use respiratory protection.

(iii) Industrial, commercial, and consumer activities. Requirements as specified in §721.80 (g), (p) (300,000 kilograms), (v)(1), (w)(1), and (x)(1).

(iv) Disposal. Requirements as specified in §721.85 (a)(1), (a)(2), (a)(3), (b)(1), (b)(2), (b)(3), (c)(1), (c)(2), and (c)(3).

(v) Release to water. Requirements as specified in §721.90 (a)(1), (b)(1), and (c)(1).

(b) Specific requirements. The provisions of subpart A of this part apply to this section except as modified by this paragraph.

(1) Recordkeeping. Recordkeeping requirements as specified in §721.125 (a), (b), (c), (d), (e), (f), (g), (h), (i), (j), and (k) are applicable to manufacturers, importers, and processors of this substance.

(2) Limitations or revocation of certain notification requirements. The provisions of §721.185 apply to this section.

[72 FR 14697, Mar. 29, 2007]

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