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Certain New Chemicals; Receipt and Status Information

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AGENCY:

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION:

Notice.

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 Inventory) to notify EPA and comply with the statutory provisions pertaining to the manufacture of new chemicals. Under sections 5(d)(2) and 5(d)(3) of TSCA, EPA is required to publish a notice of receipt of a premanufacture notice (PMN) or an application for a test marketing exemption (TME), and to publish periodic status reports on the chemicals under review and the receipt of notices of commencement to manufacture those chemicals. This status report, which covers the period from October 23, 2000 to October 27, 2000, consists of the PMNs pending or expired, and the notices of commencement to manufacture a new chemical that the Agency has received under TSCA section 5 during this time period. The “S” and “G” that precede the chemical names denote whether the chemical idenity is specific or generic.

ADDRESSES:

Comments may be submitted by mail, electronically, or in person. Please follow the detailed instructions for each method as provided in Unit I. of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. To ensure proper receipt by EPA, it is imperative that you identify docket control number OPPTS-51958 and the specific PMN number in the subject line on the first page of your response.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Barbara Cunningham, Director, Office of Program Management and Evaluation, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (7401), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 554-1404; e-mail address: TSCA-Hotline@epa.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. General Information

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 premanufacture notices addressed in the 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. How Can I Get Additional Information, Including Copies of this Document and Other Related Documents?

1. Electronically. You may obtain copies of this document and certain other available documents from the EPA Internet Home Page at http://www.epa.gov/​. On the Home Page select “Laws and Regulations,” “Regulations and Proposed Rules,” and then look up the entry for this document under the “Federal Register—Environmental Start Printed Page 77378Documents.” You can also go directly to the Federal Register listings at http://www.epa.gov/​fedrgstr/​.

2. In person. The Agency has established an official record for this action under docket control number OPPTS-51958. The official record consists of the documents specifically referenced in this action, any public comments received during an applicable comment period, any test data submitted by the manufacturer/importer and other information related to this action, including any information claimed as confidential business information (CBI). This official record includes the documents that are physically located in the docket, as well as the documents that are referenced in those documents. The public version of the official record does not include any information claimed as CBI. The public version of the official record, which includes printed, paper versions of any electronic comments submitted during an applicable comment period, is available for inspection in the TSCA Nonconfidential Information Center, North East Mall Rm. B-607, Waterside Mall, 401 M St., SW., Washington, DC. The Center is open from noon to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number of the Center is (202) 260-7099.

C. How and to Whom Do I Submit Comments?

You may submit comments through the mail, in person, or electronically. To ensure proper receipt by EPA, it is imperative that you identify docket control number OPPTS-51958 and the specific PMN number in the subject line on the first page of your response.

1. By mail. Submit your comments to: Document Control Office (7407), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460.

2. In person or by courier. Deliver your comments to: OPPT Document Control Office (DCO) in East Tower Rm. G-099, Waterside Mall, 401 M St., SW., 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) 260-7093.

3. Electronically. You may submit your comments electronically by e-mail to: “oppt.ncic@epa.gov,” or mail your computer disk to the address identified in this unit. Do not submit any information electronically that you consider to be CBI. Electronic comments must be submitted as an ASCII file avoiding the use of special characters and any form of encryption. Comments and data will also be accepted on standard disks in WordPerfect 6.1/8.0 or ASCII file format. All comments in electronic form must be identified by docket control number OPPTS-51958 and the specific PMN number. Electronic comments may also be filed online at many Federal Depository Libraries.

D. How Should I Handle CBI that I Want to Submit to the Agency?

Do not submit any information electronically that you consider to be CBI. You may claim information that you submit to EPA in response to this document as CBI by marking any part or all of that information as CBI. Information so marked will not be disclosed except in accordance with procedures set forth in 40 CFR part 2. In addition to one complete version of the comment that includes any 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 version of the official record. Information not marked confidential will be included in the public version of the official record without prior notice. If you have any questions about CBI or the procedures for claiming CBI, please consult the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.”

E. What Should I Consider as I Prepare My Comments for EPA?

You may find the following suggestions helpful for preparing your comments:

1. Explain your views as clearly as possible.

2. Describe any assumptions that you used.

3. Provide copies of any technical information and/or data you used that support your views.

4. If you estimate potential burden or costs, explain how you arrived at the estimate that you provide.

5. Provide specific examples to illustrate your concerns.

6. Offer alternative ways to improve the notice or collection activity.

7. Make sure to submit your comments by the deadline in this document.

8. To ensure proper receipt by EPA, be sure to identify the docket control number assigned to this action in the subject line on the first page of your response. You may also provide the name, date, and Federal Register citation.

II. Why is EPA Taking this Action?

Section 5 of 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 Inventory to notify EPA and comply with the statutory provisions pertaining to the manufacture of new chemicals. Under sections 5(d)(2) and 5(d)(3) of TSCA, EPA is required to publish a notice of receipt of a PMN or an application for a TME and to publish periodic status reports on the chemicals under review and the receipt of notices of commencement to manufacture those chemicals. This status report, which covers the period from October 23, 2000 to October 27, 2000, consists of the PMNs pending or expired, and the notices of commencement to manufacture a new chemical that the Agency has received under TSCA section 5 during this time period.

III. Receipt and Status Report for PMNs

This status report identifies the PMNs and TMEs, both pending or expired, and the notices of commencement to manufacture a new chemical that the Agency has received under TSCA section 5 during this time period. If you are interested in information that is not included in the following tables, you may contact EPA as described in Unit II. to access additional non-CBI information that may be available. The “S” and “G” that precede the chemical names denote whether the chemical idenity is specific or generic.

In table I, 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; the potential uses identified by the manufacturer in the PMN; and the chemical identity.Start Printed Page 77379

Table I. 18 Premanufacture Notices Received From: 10/23/00 to 10/27/00

Case No.Received DateProjected Notice End DateManufacturer/ImporterUseChemical
P-01-006010/23/0001/21/01CBI(G) Intermediate(G) Alkyl phosphate
P-01-006110/23/0001/21/01Vantico Inc.(S) Hardener for waterborne anticorrosive coatings;hardener for waterborne epoxy cement for civil engineering applic.(G) Reaction products of polypropylene glycol diamine with an epoxide
P-01-006210/23/0001/21/01CBI(S) Specialty polymer(G) Substituted bicyclic olefin
P-01-006310/23/0001/21/01CBI(S) Specialty polymer(G) Substituted bicyclic olefin
P-01-006410/24/0001/22/01Samsung Information Systems America(G) Compound in color dispersion(G) Acrylate copolymer
P-01-006510/23/0001/21/01CBI(G) Processing aid(G) Alkyl phosphate derivative
P-01-006610/24/0001/22/01Vantico Inc.(S) Hardener for waterborne anti-corrosive coatings;hardener for waterborne epoxy cement for civil engineering applic.(G) Propanenitrile, 3-{[6-amino-2,2,4(or 2,4,4)-trimethylhexyl]amino}-, polymers with 5-amino-1,3,3-trimethylcyclohexanemethanamine, bisphenol a, bisphenol a-epichlorohydrin polymer-2,2,4(or 2,4,4)-trimethyl-1,6-hexanediamine reaction products, with glycidyl o-tolyl ether and an epoxide
P-01-006710/24/0001/22/01BASF Corporation(G) Internal press release(G) Substituted polyether polyurethane
P-01-006810/24/0001/22/01CBI(G) Processing agent(S) Fatty acids, C16-18, esters with pentaerythritol
P-01-006910/23/0001/21/01Bridgestone/Firestone, Inc.(G) Pigment for rubber compound(G) Substitute naphtalene derivatives
P-01-007010/25/0001/23/01Kelmar Industries(S) Plastifier or softener for pur-fine coating;paint additive for artificial leather; softener or extender for fc-impregnation(G) Polydimethylsiloxane with aminoalkyl groups
P-01-007110/26/0001/24/01CIBA Specialty Chemicals Corporation(S) Uv absorber for use in photographic emulsions(G) Substituted triazine
P-01-007210/27/0001/25/01BASF Corporation(G) Intermediate(G) Oxyalkylated isodecyl alcohol
P-01-007310/27/0001/25/01BASF Corporation(G) Lubricant(G) Tall oil ester of oxyalkylated isodecyl alcohol
P-01-007410/26/0001/24/01JSR Corporation(G) Coating agent(G) Modified styrene acrylate polymer
P-01-007510/27/0001/25/01CIBA Specialty Chemicals Corporation(S) Interlayer scavenger for photographic chromogenic color paper(G) Substituted benzofuranone
P-01-007610/27/0001/25/01Eastman Chemical Company(S) Polyester for injection molding(G) Dimethyl terephthalate, polymer with cyclohexanedimethanol and disubstituted benzenedicarboxylic acid
P-01-007710/27/0001/25/01Eastman Chemical Company(G) Raw material(G) Disubstituted benzenedicarboxylic acid

In table II, EPA provides the following information (to the extent that such information is not claimed as CBI) on the Notices of Commencement to manufacture received:

Table II. 15 Notices of Commencement From: 10/23/00 to 10/27/00

Case No.Received DateCommencement/Import DateChemical
P-00-039510/23/0010/03/00(G) Urethane acrylate
P-00-047110/24/0010/17/00(S) [1,1'-biphenyl]-2,2'-disulfonic acid, 4,4'-bis[[1-(3-aminophenyl)-4,5-dihydro-3-methyl-5-oxo-1h-pyrazol-4-yl]azo]-disodium salt, reaction products with2,2'-[1,2-ethanediylbis(oxymethylene)]bis[oxirane],2',4',5',7'tetrabromo-3',6'-dihydroxyspiro[isobenzofuran-1(3h),9'-[9h]xanthen]-3-one disodium salt and 2',4',5',7'-tetrabromo-4,5,6,7-tetrachloro-3',6'-dihydroxyspiro[isobenzofuran-1(3h),9'-[9h]xanthen]-3-one disodium salt
P-00-055510/24/0009/21/00(S) Neodecanoic acid, ethenyl ester, polymer with ethene and ethenyl acetate
P-00-070810/23/0010/18/00(G) Chromate(2-), [3-[(4,5-dihydro-3-methyl-5-oxo-1-phenyl-1h-pyrazol-4-yl)azo]-4-hydroxy-(substituted)][2-[[(2-substituted)]]-4-nitrophenolato(2-)-n2, o1, o2]-, disodium
P-00-073810/24/0010/16/00(S) Formaldehyde, reaction products with 1,3-benzenedimethanamine and bisphenol a
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P-00-079410/23/0010/06/00(G) Chloroformate
P-00-081010/27/0010/01/00(G) Heterocyclic alkyl alcohol
P-00-081910/23/0010/16/00(S) 1,1-cyclopropanedicarboxylic acid, dimethyl ester
P-00-086810/25/0010/11/00(G) Pyrazolotriazole derivative
P-00-092010/24/0010/17/00(G) Methacrylate copolymer salt
P-00-097510/26/0010/16/00(G) Polyester resin
P-00-097610/26/0010/23/00(G) Polyester resin
P-00-099110/24/0010/16/00(G) Formaldehyde, (chloromethyl)oxirane/phenol polymer, modified with organophsophorous derivative
P-98-094810/24/0010/18/00(G) Polyester polyether urethane block copolymer
P-99-037610/24/0010/13/00(G) Hydroxy alkyldiene
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Dated: November 29, 2000.

Deborah A. Williams,

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

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[FR Doc. 00-31469 Filed 12-8-00; 8:45 am]

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