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Certain New Chemicals; Receipt and Status Information

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Summary

Section 5 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) requires any person who intends to manufacture (defined by statute to include import) a new chemical (i.e., a chemical not on the TSCA Chemical Substances Inventory (TSCA Inventory)) to notify EPA and comply with the statutory provisions pertaining to the manufacture of new chemicals. Under TSCA sections 5(d)(2) and 5(d)(3), EPA is required to publish in the Federal Register a notice of receipt of a premanufacture notice (PMN) or an application for a test marketing exemption (TME), and to publish in the Federal Register periodic status reports on the new chemicals under review and the receipt of notices of commencement (NOC) to manufacture those chemicals. This document, which covers the period from May 29, 2011 to June 15, 2012, and provides the required notice and status report, consists of the PMNs pending or expired, and the NOC to manufacture a new chemical that the Agency has received under TSCA section 5 during this time period.

 

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DATES: Back to Top

Comments identified by the specific PMN number or TME number, must be received on or before August 31, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Back to Top

Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPPT-2012-0437, and the specific PMN number or TME number for the chemical related to your comment, by one of the following methods:

  • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments.
  • Mail: Document Control Office (7407M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001.
  • Hand Delivery: OPPT Document Control Office (DCO), EPA East Bldg., Rm. 6428, 1201 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC. The DCO is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the DCO is (202) 564-8930. Such deliveries are only accepted during the DCO's normal hours of operation, and special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information.

Instructions: EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included in the docket without change and may be made available on-line at http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through regulations.gov or email. The regulations.gov Web site is an “anonymous access” system, which means EPA will not know your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an email comment directly to EPA without going through regulations.gov, your email address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the docket and made available on the Internet. If you submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you include your name and other contact information in the body of your comment and with any disk or CD-ROM you submit. If EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid the use of special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses.

Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the docket index available at http://www.regulations.gov. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, e.g., CBI or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, will be publicly available only in hard copy. Publicly available docket materials are available electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, or, if only available in hard copy, at the OPPT Docket. The OPPT Docket is located in the EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC) at Rm. 3334, EPA West Bldg., 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC. The EPA/DC Public Reading Room hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number of the EPA/DC Public Reading Room is (202) 566-1744, and the telephone number for the OPPT Docket is (202) 566-0280. Docket visitors are required to show photographic identification, pass through a metal detector, and sign the EPA visitor log. All visitor bags are processed through an X-ray machine and subject to search. Visitors will be provided an EPA/DC badge that must be visible at all times in the building and returned upon departure.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Back to Top

For technical information contact: Bernice Mudd, Information Management Division (7407M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (202) 564-8951; fax number: (202) 564-8955; email address: mudd.bernice@epa.gov.

For general information contact: The TSCA-Hotline, ABVI-Goodwill, 422 South Clinton Ave., Rochester, NY 14620; telephone number: (202) 554-1404; email address: TSCA-Hotline@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Back to Top

I. General Information Back to Top

A. Does this action apply to me?

This action is directed to the public in general. As such, the Agency has not attempted to describe the specific entities that this action may apply to. Although others may be affected, this action applies directly to the submitter of the PMNs addressed in this action. If you have any questions regarding the applicability of this action to a particular entity, consult the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

B. What should I consider as I prepare my comments for EPA?

1. Submitting CBI. Do not submit this information to EPA through regulations.gov or email. Clearly mark the part or all of the information that you claim to be CBI. For CBI information in a disk or CD-ROM that you mail to EPA, mark the outside of the disk or CD-ROM as CBI and then identify electronically within the disk or CD-ROM the specific information that is claimed as CBI. In addition to one complete version of the comment that includes information claimed as CBI, a copy of the comment that does not contain the information claimed as CBI must be submitted for inclusion in the public docket. Information so marked will not be disclosed except in accordance with procedures set forth in 40 CFR part 2.

2. Tips for preparing your comments. When submitting comments, remember to:

i. Identify the document by docket ID number and other identifying information (subject heading, Federal Register date and page number).

ii. Follow directions. The Agency may ask you to respond to specific questions or organize comments by referencing a Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part or section number.

iii. Explain why you agree or disagree; suggest alternatives and substitute language for your requested changes.

iv. Describe any assumptions and provide any technical information and/or data that you used.

v. If you estimate potential costs or burdens, explain how you arrived at your estimate in sufficient detail to allow for it to be reproduced.

vi. Provide specific examples to illustrate your concerns and suggest alternatives.

vii. Explain your views as clearly as possible, avoiding the use of profanity or personal threats.

viii. Make sure to submit your comments by the comment period deadline identified.

II. Why is EPA taking this action? Back to Top

EPA classifies a chemical substance as either an “existing” chemical or a “new” chemical. Any chemical substance that is not on EPA's TSCA Inventory is classified as a “new chemical,” while those that are on the TSCA Inventory are classified as an “existing chemical.” For more information about the TSCA Inventory go to: http://www.epa.gov/opptintr/newchems/pubs/inventory.htm. Anyone who plans to manufacture or import a new chemical substance for a non-exempt commercial purpose is required by TSCA section 5 to provide EPA with a PMN, before initiating the activity. Section 5(h)(1) of TSCA authorizes EPA to allow persons, upon application, to manufacture (includes import) or process a new chemical substance, or a chemical substance subject to a significant new use rule (SNUR) issued under TSCA section 5(a), for “test marketing” purposes, which is referred to as a test marketing exemption, or TME. For more information about the requirements applicable to a new chemical go to: http://ww.epa.gov/opt/newchems.

Under TSCA sections 5(d)(2) and 5(d)(3), EPA is required to publish in the Federal Register a notice of receipt of a PMN or an application for a TME and to publish in the Federal Register periodic status reports on the new chemicals under review and the receipt of NOCs to manufacture those chemicals. This status report, which covers the period from May 29, 2012 to June 15, 2012, consists of the PMNs pending or expired, and the NOCs to manufacture a new chemical that the Agency has received under TSCA section 5 during this time period.

III. Receipt and Status Reports Back to Top

In Table I. of this unit, EPA provides the following information (to the extent that such information is not claimed as CBI) on the PMNs received by EPA during this period: The EPA case number assigned to the PMN, the date the PMN was received by EPA, the projected end date for EPA's review of the PMN, the submitting manufacturer/importer, the potential uses identified by the manufacturer/importer in the PMN, and the chemical identity.

Table I—31 PMNs Received From May 29, 2012 to June 15, 2012 Back to Top
Case No. Received date Projected notice end date Manufacturer/Importer Use Chemical
P-12-0373 05/25/2012 08/22/2012 CBI (G) Abrasion resistant, formable dual-cure laquer for screen printing (G) 1,4-butanediol, polymer with substituted alkane and substituted methylene biscarbomonocycle 2-hydroxyalkyl acrylate-blocked.
P-12-0374 05/25/2012 08/22/2012 CBI (G) A component in paints/coatings- function as a dispersing agent/stabilizer (G) Quaternary ammonium compound.
P-12-0375 05/29/2012 08/26/2012 CBI (G) Water treatment product for cooling water (G) Alkenedioic acid (2 Z)-, sodium salt (1:1), polymer with sodium phosphinate (1:1), hydrolyzed.
P-12-0376 05/29/2012 08/26/2012 CBI (G) Lubricant additive (G) 2,5-furandione, polymer with ethane and 1-propene, and substituted aryl amines.
P-12-0377 05/29/2012 08/26/2012 CBI (G) Catalyst for chemical industry (G) Mixed metallic oxides.
P-12-0378 05/29/2012 08/26/2012 CBI (G) The new substance is intended for use as a raw material for industrial waterborne coating applications (G) Diacrylate polymer with alkane esterdiol, alkane diol, alkane acid diol and diisocyanates.
P-12-0379 05/29/2012 08/26/2012 CBI (G) Destructive use (G) Alkyl zinc halide.
P-12-0380 06/01/2012 08/29/2012 CBI (G) The PMN substance is used as plastic additive. It is imported in pigment formulation to be incorporated into plastic parts in concentration range 0.1-2% (G) Monoazo compound.
P-12-0381 05/30/2012 08/27/2012 3M Company (G) Curative (G) Amido amine polyether polymer.
P-12-0382 06/05/2012 09/02/2012 CBI (G) Open, non-dispersive use in printing applications and a dispersive use in consumer products (G) Alkenes.
P-12-0383 06/05/2012 09/02/2012 CBI (G) Open, non-dispersive use in printing applications and a dispersive use in consumer products (G) Alkanes.
P-12-0384 06/07/2012 09/04/2012 Royal adhesives and sealants (S) Crosslinking agent for isocyanate-tipped resins used as adhesives and sealants (G) Secondary amine-terminated polyether triol.
P-12-0385 06/08/2012 09/05/2012 CBI (G) Coating for plastics (G) Lightly branched polyester resin salt.
P-12-0386 06/08/2012 09/05/2012 CBI (G) Coating for plastics (G) Lightly branched polyester resin salt.
P-12-0387 06/11/2012 09/08/2012 CBI (G) Resin for composite manufacture (G) Modified polyester.
P-12-0388 06/11/2012 09/08/2012 CBI (G) Resin for refinish automotive coatings (G) Methacrylate, acrylate, styrene, hydroxy & acid functional acrylic copolymer.
P-12-0389 06/11/2012 09/08/2012 CBI (G) Resin for refinish automotive coatings (G) Methacrylate, acrylate, styrene, hydroxy & acid functional acrylic copolymer.
P-12-0390 06/11/2012 09/08/2012 CBI (G) Resin for refinish automotive coatings (G) Methacrylate, acrylate, styrene, hydroxy & acid functional acrylic copolymer.
P-12-0391 06/11/2012 09/08/2012 CBI (G) Resin for refinish automotive coatings (G) Methacrylate, acrylate, styrene, hydroxy & acid functional acrylic copolymer.
P-12-0392 06/11/2012 09/08/2012 CBI (G) Fragrance material for highly dispersive use (G) Mix of isomers of substituted cyclohexyl carboxaldehyde.
P-12-0393 06/11/2012 09/08/2012 Lubrigreen Biosynthetics (G) Lubricant base oil (S) Fatty acids, C 8-18 and C 18-unsaturated., reaction products with isomerized oleic acid homopolymer 2-propylheptyl ester.
P-12-0394 06/11/2012 09/08/2012 Lubrigreen Biosynthetics (G) Lubricant base oil (S) Fatty acids, coco, reaction products with isomerized oleic acid homopolymer 2-propylheptyl ester.
P-12-0395 06/11/2012 09/08/2012 Lubrigreen Biosynthetics (G) Lubricant base oil (S) 9-octadecenoic acid (9 Z)-, homopolymer, 2-propylheptyl ester, isomerized.
P-12-0396 06/11/2012 09/08/2012 CBI (S) Polymer for flexographic and gravure lamination inks (G) Solvent-based urethane dispersion.
P-12-0397 06/12/2012 09/09/2012 Cray Valley USA, LLC (S) Reinforcing additive in polyolefins (S) 3-phenyl-2-propenoic acid, zinc salt (2:1).
P-12-0398 06/12/2012 09/09/2012 Sasol North America (S) Lubricant in special chain oils for conveyor belts (S) 1,2,4-benzenetricarboxylic acid, mixed lauryl and octyl triesters.
P-12-0399 06/12/2012 09/09/2012 CBI (G) Paper treatment (G) Perfluoroalkylethyl methacrylate copolymer, sodium salt.
P-12-0400 06/12/2012 09/09/2012 CBI (G) Coating for beverage cans (G) Neutralized epoxy phosphate.
P-12-0401 06/12/2012 09/09/2012 CBI (G) External can coating (G) Water reducible polyester resin.
P-12-0402 06/13/2012 09/10/2012 CBI (G) Pigment formulation additive (S) 2-oxepanone, polymer with aziridine, dodecanoate (ester).
P-12-0403 05/30/2012 08/27/2012 CBI (G) Coating for plastics (G) Aqueous polyester polyurethane dispersion.

In Table II. of this unit, EPA provides the following information (to the extent that such information is not claimed as CBI) on the NOCs received by EPA during this period: The EPA case number assigned to the NOC, the date the NOC was received by EPA, the projected end date for EPA's review of the NOC, and chemical identity.

Table II—26 NOCs Received From May 29, 2012 to June 15, 2012 Back to Top
Case No. Received date Commencement notice end date Chemical
P-06-0726 06/15/2012 05/31/2012 (G) Cyclical acid, polymer with isocyanate, diols, diacids, alkanolamine, amine salt.
P-07-0721 06/07/2012 05/21/2012 (S) 1,3-cyclohexadiene-1-carboxylic acid, 4,6,6-trimethyl-, ethyl ester.
P-08-0355 05/30/2012 05/25/2012 (G) Polymer of alkanedioic acid and alkane diamine.
P-08-0638 05/31/2012 05/16/2012 (G) Mixed titanate.
P-08-0639 05/31/2012 05/16/2012 (G) Mixed titanate.
P-09-0398 06/01/2012 05/14/2012 (G) Polyitaconic acid.
P-10-0135 05/25/2012 05/23/2012 (G) Fluoroketone.
P-10-0462 06/14/2012 06/07/2012 (G) Isocyanate functional polyester urethane polymer.
P-11-0435 06/14/2012 06/08/2012 (G) Alkoxylated amine derivative.
P-11-0436 06/15/2012 06/11/2012 (G) Polyether sulfate salt derivative.
P-11-0456 06/06/2012 05/15/2012 (G) Thermoset acrylic polymer.
P-11-0466 06/15/2012 06/06/2012 (G) Alkoxylated amine derivative.
P-11-0508 06/05/2012 05/07/2012 (G) Acrylic polymer.
P-11-0561 06/06/2012 05/18/2012 (G) Tetrafluoroethylene chlorotrifluoroethylene copolymer.
P-11-0623 06/01/2012 05/31/2012 (G) Heteromonocycle, homopolymer, disubstituted carbomonocycle, substituted alkyl ester.
P-11-0629 06/11/2012 04/19/2012 (G) Carbodiimide crosslinker.
P-11-0646 05/30/2012 04/30/2012 (G) Perfluoroalkylethyl methacrylate copolymer.
P-11-0655 06/13/2012 06/11/2012 (G) Aliphatic epoxy acrylate.
P-12-0019 06/08/2012 06/05/2012 (S) Starch carboxymethyl 2-hydroxypropyl ether.
P-12-0072 06/12/2012 05/19/2012 (G) Quaternary ammonium compound.
P-12-0103 05/25/2012 04/30/2012 (G) Alkene-substituted fatty acid methyl ester polymer.
P-12-0135 06/04/2012 05/05/2012 (G) Epoxy amine polymer.
P-12-0151 06/01/2012 05/04/2012 (G) Glycol substituted bicyclic olefin.
P-12-0157 06/12/2012 05/31/2012 (G) Acrylic copolymer.
P-12-0221 06/06/2012 06/04/2012 (G) Acrylic polymer.
P-96-0550 06/14/2012 06/12/2012 (G) Metallo, dihydro hydroxy, hydroxyethylsulfonyl, alkylether, azo, sulfo, polycarbocycle, substituted heterocycle, carboxylate, salt.

If you are interested in information that is not included in these tables, you may contact EPA as described in Unit II. to access additional non-CBI information that may be available.

List of Subjects Back to Top

Environmental protection, Chemicals, Hazardous substances, Imports, Notice of commencement, Premanufacturer, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Test marketing exemptions.

Dated: July 10, 2012.

Chandler Sirmons,

Acting Director, Information Management Division, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics.

[FR Doc. 2012-18654 Filed 7-31-12; 8:45 am]

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