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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 March 24, 2001 to April 11, 2001, consists of 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. The “S” and “G” that precede the chemical names denote whether the chemical idenity is specific or generic.

DATES:

Comments, identified by the docket control number OPPTS-51969 and the specific PMN number, must be received on or before June 18, 2001.

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-51969 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 Documents.” 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-51969. 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-51969 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-51969 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 Start Printed Page 27652procedures 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 March 24, 2001 to April 11, 2001, consists of 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.

III. Receipt and Status Report for PMNs and TMEs

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.

Table I. 70 Premanufacture Notices Received From: 03/24/01 to 04/11/01

Case No.Received DateProjected Notice End DateManufacturer/ImporterUseChemical
P-01-045603/26/0106/24/01CBC Corporation America(S) Heat resistant filler for brake-pads(G) Inorganic layer polymer
P-01-045703/27/0106/25/01CBI(G) Paint additive(G) Alkyl alkoxy silane
P-01-045803/28/0106/26/01CBI(G) Ion exchange resin for water treatment(G) Crosslinked copolymer of substituted polystyrene
P-01-045903/28/0106/26/01CBI(S) Acid dye for the dyeing of leather(G) Chromate, bis[[[substituted [[[hydroxynaphthalenyl) azo]phenyl] sulfonyl]amino] heterocycle]azo]-(hydroxynitrobenzene sulfonato)], -sodium salt
P-01-046003/28/0106/26/01CBI(S) Acid dye for the dyeing of leather(G) Chromate, bis[[[substituted [[[hydroxynaphthalenyl) azo]phenyl] sulfonyl]amino] heterocycle]azo]-(hydroxynitrobenzene sulfonato)], - mixed salts
P-01-046103/28/0106/26/01CBI(S) Aroma chemical for use in fragrance mixtures, which are in turn used to perfume soaps, cleaners, etc.(G) Carbobicycle alcohol
P-01-046203/29/0106/27/01Loctite Corporation(S) A component of adhesive formulations(S) Poly(oxy-1,4-butanediyl), alpha-hydro-omega-hydroxy-, polymer with 5-isocyanato-1-(isocyanatomethyl)-1,3,3-trimethylcyclohexane, 2-hydroxyethyl acrylate-blocked
P-01-046303/29/0106/27/01CBI(S) Inks;coatings(G) Polyester acrylate
P-01-046403/29/0106/27/01CBI(G) Component of coating with open use(G) Alkoxy alcohol
P-01-046503/29/0106/27/01CBI(S) Raw material for use in fragrances for soaps, detergents, cleaners and other household products(G) Cycloalkene-1-alkanal tetramethyl
P-01-046603/29/0106/27/01CBI(G) Catalyst(G) Organic transition metal complex
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P-01-046703/29/0106/27/01CBI(G) Catalyst(G) Organic transition metal complex
P-01-046803/30/0106/28/01Degussa Corporation(S) Hot melt for textile/clothes applications(G) Aliphatic dicarboxylic acid, polymer with aliphatic diamine and cycloaliphatic amide
P-01-046903/30/0106/28/01International Specialty Products(S) Component of coatings for digital printing paper(S) 2-propenamide, n-[3-(dimethylamino)propyl]-2methyl-, polymer with 1-ethenyl-2-pyrrolidone, hydrochloride
P-01-047004/02/0107/01/01Piedmont Chemical Industries I, LLC(S) Dispersant for carbon black;dispersant for organic pigments(G) Ethoxylated alkylphenol sulfate, ammonium salt
P-01-047104/02/0107/01/01The DOW Chemical Company(G) Modified epoxy resin for printed circuit boards epoxy resin adhesive coating(G) Phosphorus modified epoxy resin
P-01-047204/02/0107/01/01CBI(G) Open non-dispersive (resin)(G) Modified polymeric diphenylmethane diisocyanate prepolymer
P-01-047304/03/0107/02/01Dystar L. P.(S) Dyestuff part 1 for coloration of polyester;dyestuff part 2 for coloration of polyester(G) Substituted cyano acetic acid butylester and butoxyethylester
P-01-047404/03/0107/02/01Dystar L. P.(S) Dyestuff part 1 for coloration of polyester;dyestuff part 2 for coloration of polyester(G) Substituted cyano acetic acid butylester and butoxyethylester
P-01-047504/02/0107/01/01DMC-2, L.P.(G) Precious metal additive(G) Inorganic palladium compound
P-01-047604/03/0107/02/01CBI(S) Light stabilizer for plastic articles(G) O-macroalkyl hydroxylamine
P-01-047704/04/0107/03/01CBI(G) Open, non-dispersive use(G) (monosubstituted naphthalene azo) tri substituted naphthalene sulfonic acid, salt
P-01-047804/04/0107/03/01CBI(S) Dye intermediate(G) Substituted naphthalenyl azo substituted hydroxynaphthalene disulfonic acid
P-01-047904/04/0107/03/01CBI(G) Component of manufactured consumer article - contained use(G) Dodecyl 4-methoxybenzene derivative
P-01-048004/04/0107/03/01Clayton Corporation(S) Polyurethane foam sealant(S) Propanol, [(1-methyl-1,2-ethanediyl)bis(oxy)bis-, polymer with 1,1,′-methylenebis[isocyanatobenzene], oxybis[propanol] and alpha, alpha′,alpha′′-1,2, 3-propanetriyltris[omega-hydroxypoly[oxy (methyl-1,2-ethanediyl)]]
P-01-048104/04/0107/03/01CBI(G) This material is a processing aid in the pest control industry(G) Polyurethane polymer
P-01-048204/05/0107/04/01CBI(G) Open,non-dispersive (resin)(G) Modified polyurethane resin
P-01-048304/05/0107/04/01Solutia Inc.(S) Wet strength agent for industrial paper(G) Modified melamine formaldehyde resin
P-01-048404/06/0107/05/01CBI(G) A destructive use as a chemical intermediate(G) Polyester resin
P-01-048504/06/0107/05/01CBI(G) Acrylic pressure sensitive adhesive(G) Acrylic solution polymer
P-01-048604/06/0107/05/01CBI(G) Reactive diluent(G) Reactive hydroxy carbamate
P-01-048704/06/0107/05/01CBI(G) Reactive intermediate(G) Reactive carbonate intermediate
P-01-048804/06/0107/05/01CBI(G) Component of an odorant composition for highly dispersive applications(G) Alkyl substituted heterocycle
P-01-048904/09/0107/08/01CBI(G) Component of coating with open use(G) Hydroxy urethane
P-01-049004/09/0107/08/01CBI(G) Component of coating with open use(G) Hydroxy urethane
P-01-049104/09/0107/08/01CBI(G) Component of coating with open use(G) Hydroxy urethane
P-01-049204/09/0107/08/01CBI(G) Component of coating with open use(G) Hydroxy urethane
P-01-049304/09/0107/08/01CBI(G) Component of coating with open use(G) Hydroxy urethane
P-01-049404/09/0107/08/01CBI(G) Component of coating with open use(G) Hydroxy urethane
P-01-049504/09/0107/08/01CBI(G) Printing ink additive(S) Alkanes, C10-15-iso-, cyclic and linear
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P-01-049604/09/0107/08/01CBI(G) Component of coatings, inks, and varnishes(G) Acrylate ester
P-01-049704/10/0107/09/01CBI(G) Chemical intermediate(G) Polyester prepolymer
P-01-049804/11/0107/10/01CBI(G) Open, non-dispersing use(G) Quaternary salt of glycol succinate
P-01-049904/11/0107/10/01CBI(G) Destructive use(G) Mercaptoalkyl alcohol
P-01-050004/11/0107/10/01CBI(S) Chemical intermediate(G) Distillation residues from reaction product of alkyl alcohol with hydrogen sulfide
P-01-050104/11/0107/10/01CBI(S) Inks;coatings(G) Polyester acrylate
P-01-050204/09/0107/08/01CBI(G) Open non-dispersive use(G) Polyesterimide resin, based on theic
P-01-050304/11/0107/10/01CBI(G) Raw material(G) Bis substituted amino benzenesulfonic acid, amine salt
P-01-050404/11/0107/10/01CBI(G) Multi-purpose adhesive;open, non-dispersive use;laminating adhesive; open, non-dispersive use(G) Polyurethane prepolymer;polyurethane hot melt adhesive
P-01-050504/10/0107/09/01CBI(G) Chemical intermediate(G) Polyester prepolymer
P-01-050604/10/0107/09/01Dow Corning Corporation(S) Siloxane cure catalyst(G) Tetraalkyltitanate-alkyl alkanatoalkanoate complex
P-01-050704/11/0107/10/01CBI(G) Lubricant additive(G) Alkenyl dicarboxylic acid anhydride half amide
P-01-050804/11/0107/10/01CBI(G) Lubricant additive(G) Alkenyl dicarboxylic acid anhydride half amide, alkanolamine salt
P-01-050904/11/0107/10/01CBI(G) Lubricant additive(G) Alkenyl dicarboxylic acid anhydride half amide, alkanolamine salt
P-01-051004/11/0107/10/01CBI(G) Lubricant additive(G) Alkenyl dicarboxylic anhydride half amide, alkanolamine salt
P-01-051104/11/0107/10/01CBI(G) Lubricant additive(G) Alkenyl dicarboxylic acid anhydride half amide, alkali metal salt
P-01-051204/11/0107/10/01CBI(G) Lubricant additive(G) Alkenyl dicarboxylic acid anhydride half amide, alkali metal salt
P-01-051304/11/0107/10/01CBI(G) Lubricant additive(G) Alkenyl dicarboxylic acid anhydride half ester
P-01-051404/11/0107/10/01CBI(G) Lubricant additive(G) Alkenyl dicarboxylic acid anhydride half ester, alkanolamine salt
P-01-051504/11/0107/10/01CBI(G) Lubricant additive(G) Alkenyl dicarboxylic acid anhydride half ester, alkanolamine salt
P-01-051604/11/0107/10/01CBI(G) Lubricant additive(G) Alkenyl dicarboxylic anhydride half ester, alkanolamine salt
P-01-051704/11/0107/10/01CBI(G) Lubricant additive(G) Alkenyl dicarboxylic acid anhydride half ester, alkali metal salt
P-01-051804/11/0107/10/01CBI(G) Lubricant additive(G) Alkenyl dicarboxylic acid anhydride half ester, alkali metal salt
P-01-051904/11/0107/10/01CBI(G) Lubricant additive(G) Alkenyl dicarboxylic acid anhydride half ester
P-01-052004/11/0107/10/01CBI(G) Lubricant additive(G) Alkenyl dicarboxylic acid anhydride half ester, alkanolamine salt
P-01-052104/11/0107/10/01CBI(G) Lubricant additive(G) Alkenyl dicarboxylic acid anhydride half ester, alkanolamine salt
P-01-052204/11/0107/10/01CBI(G) Lubricant additive(G) Alkenyl dicarboxylic anhydride half ester, alkanolamine salt
P-01-052304/11/0107/10/01CBI(G) Lubricant additive(G) Alkenyl dicarboxylic acid anhydride half ester, alkali metal salt
P-01-052404/11/0107/10/01CBI(G) Lubricant additive(G) Alkenyl dicarboxylic acid anhydride half ester, alkali metal salt
P-01-052504/11/0107/10/01CBI(G) Industrial coating(S) Poly[oxy(methyl-1,2-ethanediyl)], alpha-hydro-omega-hydroxy-, polymer with 1,6-diisocyanato-2,2,4-trimethylhexane and 1,6-diisocyanato-2,4,4-trimethylhexane, 2-oxepanone homopolymer 2-[(1-oxo-2-propenyl)oxy]ethyl ester-blocked
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In table II, EPA provides the following information (to the extent that such information is not claimed as CBI) on the TMEs received:

Table II. 1 Test Marketing Exemption Notices Received From: 03/24/01 to 04/11/01

Case No.Received DateProjected Notice End DateManufacturer/ImporterUseChemical
T-01-001004/11/0105/26/01Westvaco corporation - chemical division(S) Binding agent in paper coatings(G) Butyl acrylate, polymer with styrene and methylamino chloride compounds

In table III, 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 III. 34 Notices of Commencement From: 03/24/01 to 04/11/01

Case No.Received DateCommencement/Import DateChemical
P-00-001204/09/0104/03/01(G) Amine functional epoxy curing agent
P-00-031104/02/0103/09/01(G) Alkylphenol, potassium salt
P-00-032603/26/0102/28/01(G) Aliphatic urethane
P-00-032704/05/0103/08/01(G) Amine salt
P-00-044304/02/0103/09/01(G) Alkaryl polyoxyalkylene derivative
P-00-044404/02/0103/12/01(G) Alkaryl polyoxyalkylene derivative
P-00-050904/03/0103/09/01(G) Polyether polyurethane
P-00-066704/09/0103/22/01(G) Substituted biaryl aralkyl phosphite
P-00-085704/04/0103/16/01(G) Polyester resin
P-00-085904/04/0103/16/01(G) Polyester resin
P-00-090403/27/0102/26/01(G) Hot melt polyurethane adhesive
P-00-107103/27/0103/13/01(S) 2,5-furandione, telomer with ethenylbenzene and (1-methylethyl)benzene, 3-(dimethylamino)propyl imide, acetates
P-00-107203/27/0103/13/01(S) 2,5-furandione, telomer with ethenylbenzene and (1-methylethyl)benzene, 3-(dimethylamino)propyl imide, sulfates
P-00-107303/27/0103/13/01(S) 2,5-furandione, telomer with ethenylbenzene and (1-methylethyl)benzene, 3-(dimethylamino)propyl imide, phosphates
P-00-107403/27/0103/13/01(S) 2,5-furandione, telomer with ethenylbenzene and (1-methylethyl)benzene, 3-(dimethylamino)propyl imide, methanesulfonates
P-00-107503/27/0103/13/01(S) 2,5-furandione, telomer with ethenylbenzene and (1-methylethyl)benzene, 3-(dimethylamino)propyl imide, hydrochlorides
P-00-113204/09/0103/08/01(G) Fluoro/amino silane mixture
P-00-113404/10/0103/28/01(G) Urethane prepolymer
P-00-116304/02/0103/27/01(S) Oxiranemethanamine, n,n′-(methylenedi-4,1-phenylene)bis[n-(oxiranylmethyl)-, polymer with 4,4′-methylenebis[2-methylcyclohexanamine]
P-00-118904/04/0103/28/01(G) Aromatic thiophene derivative
P-00-1103/29/0103/06/01(G) Polyurethane polymer
P-01-000203/27/0103/20/01(G) Linear alkyl polyhydroxypolyester
P-01-007904/06/0103/28/01(G) Benzoic acid, 3,5-diamino-2-[(1,5-disulfo-2-naphthalenyl)azo]-4,6-bis[[4-(substituted)phenyl]azo]-, sodium salt
P-01-008603/26/0102/24/01(G) Alkanolamine
P-01-009204/05/0102/07/01(S) 2-propanol, reaction products with (3-chloropropyl)trimethoxysilane and diethylenetriamine-ethylenimine polymer
P-01-013903/28/0103/21/01(G) N-alkyl modified polyisocyanate, reaction products with diamine
P-01-014604/02/0103/01/01(G) Aliphatic amine salt of aromatic polyamic acid
P-01-014803/27/0103/09/01(G) Styrene maleic anhydride copolymer, partial alkyl ester
P-01-015704/09/0103/26/01(G) Aminoalkoxysilane
P-01-016904/02/0103/20/01(G) Aromatic polyester polyol
P-01-017904/05/0103/19/01(G) Acrylate polymer
P-01-018404/10/0103/29/01(G) Quaternary amine salt of a fatty acid polyester amide
P-95-195103/26/0103/25/98(G) Alkyl glucosides
P-99-101504/11/0103/31/01(G) Modified hydrocarbon resin
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Dated:May 3, 2001.

Deborah A. Williams,

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

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