This Information Collection Request
(ICR) renewal supports activities to implement the National Oil and
Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP), Subpart J
(40 CFR 300.900), "Use of Dispersants and Other Chemicals". Subpart
J requirements include criteria for listing oil spill mitigating
agents on the NCP Product Schedule. Under Subpart J, respondents
who want to add a product to the Schedule must submit technical
product data to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Specifically, Subpart J requires the manufacturer to conduct
specific toxicity and effectiveness tests and submit the
corresponding technical product data along with other detailed
information to the EPA Office of Emergency Management. EPA uses
product information when responding to oil spills in accordance
with the NCP.