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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 July 23, 2001 to August 10, 2001, 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.

DATES:

Comments identified by the docket control number OPPTS-51976 and the specific PMN number, must be received on or before October 11, 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-51976 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-51976. The official record consists of the documents specifically referenced in this action, any public comments received during an applicable comment period, 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, any test data submitted by the Manufacturer/Importer 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-51976 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 Start Printed Page 472248 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-51976 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 July 23, 2001 to August 10, 2001, 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, 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.

I. 49 Premanufacture Notices Received From: 07/23/01 to 08/10/01

Case No.Received DateProjected Notice End DateManufacturer/ImporterUseChemical
P-01-074707/23/0110/21/013M Company(G) Coating(G) Silicone polymer
P-01-074907/23/0110/21/01CBI(G) Destructive use(G) Supported methyl aluminoxane
P-01-075007/23/0110/21/01CBI(G) Destructive use(G) Supported methyl aluminoxane
P-01-075107/27/0110/25/01CBI(G) Destructive use(G) Supported metallocene catalyst
P-01-075207/23/0110/21/01CBI(G) Destructive use(G) Supported metallocene catalyst
P-01-075307/23/0110/21/01CBI(G) Destructive use(G) Methyl aluminoxanes
P-01-075407/23/0110/21/01CBI(S) Polyurethane elastomers; polyurethane adhesives; polyurethane foams(G) Polyol
P-01-075507/23/0110/21/01CBI(G) Polymer for coatings(G) Amine salted polyurethane
P-01-075607/23/0110/21/01CBI(G) Polymer for coatings(G) Amine salted polyurethane
P-01-075707/24/0110/22/01CBI(G) Fuel additive(G) Alkyl carboxylic acid amine salt
P-01-075807/24/0110/22/01CBI(S) Additive for rubber compositions(G) Organo silane ester
P-01-075907/23/0110/21/01Charkit Chemical Corporation(G) Raw material for coating and sealants(S) Dodecanedioic acid, dihydrazide
P-01-076007/25/0110/23/01CBI(G) Adhesion promoter(G) Tetraisopropyl titanate, polymer with ketone resin and amyl acid phosphate
P-01-076107/25/0110/23/01CBI(S) Polyurethane elastomers; polyurethane adhesives; polyurethane foams;(G) Polyol
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P-01-076207/24/0110/22/01Haarmann and Reimer(G) Open, non-dispersive use with limited employee exposure(S) 1,9-cyclohexadecadiene
P-01-076307/25/0110/23/01CBI(G) Anti-dye transfer agent in detergent formulation(G) Functionalized amine polymer
P-01-076407/25/0110/23/01Itochu Specialty Chemicals, Inc.(G) Physical characteristics modifier for industrial use in certain solid composite articles(S) Magnesium potassium titanium oxide
P-01-076507/26/0110/24/01CBI(S) Additive for water-borne adhesives(G) Polyester of alkane polycarboxylic acid, alkene polycarboxylic acid, aromatic polycarboxylic acid and cycloalkane diols, neutralized with aminoalkanol
P-01-076607/26/0110/24/01CBI(G) Open, non-dispersive use(G) Substituted carbopolycycle heteropolycycle substituted sulfo heteropolycycle, amine salt
P-01-076707/26/0110/24/01CBI(G) Paper coatings(G) Acryric resin
P-01-076807/27/0110/25/01Shin-etsu Silicones of America, Inc(S) Ingredient for rubber compounds(G) Polyfluoroalkylether
P-01-076907/26/0110/24/01CIBA Specialty Chemicals Corporation(S) Antioxidant for lubricating oils(G) Alkylated phenothiazine/diphenylamine mixture
P-01-077007/26/0110/24/01CIBA Specialty Chemicals Corporation(S) Antioxidant for lubricating oils(G) Alkylated phenothiazine/diphenylamine mixture
P-01-077107/26/0110/24/01CIBA Specialty Chemicals Corporation(S) Antioxidant for lubricating oils(G) Alkylated phenothiazine/diphenylamine mixture
P-01-077207/26/0110/24/01CIBA Specialty Chemicals Corporation(S) Antioxidant for lubricating oils(G) Alkylated phenothiazine/diphenylamine mixture
P-01-077307/30/0110/28/01Solutia Inc.(S) Resin for industrial coatings(G) Hydroxyalkyl substituted phenols
P-01-077407/30/0110/28/01CBI(G) Open, non-dispersive(G) Unsaturated epoxy acrylate resin
P-01-077507/27/0110/25/01CBI(G) Chemical intermediate(G) Organic zirconium compound
P-01-077607/27/0110/25/01CBI(G) Open, non-dispersive(paper coating component)(G) Aralkyl arly carbamate
P-01-077707/26/0110/24/01CBI(G) Additive to electrolyte solutions for short life high capacity batteries(G) Ammonium fluoroborate
P-01-077807/30/0110/28/01CBI(G) Toner binder for copiers or printers(G) Polyester resin
P-01-077907/30/0110/28/01CBI(G) Toner binder for copiers or printers(G) Polyester resin
P-01-078007/31/0110/29/01AOC, LLC(S) A) polyester component for sheet molding compound for fiberglass plastic parts b)polyester component for bulk molding compound for fiberglass plastic parts(S) 2,5-furandione (9ci) polymer with alpha-hydro-omega-hydroxypoly(oxy(methyl-1,2-ethanediyl)) and 1,2-propanediol
P-01-078107/31/0110/29/01Degussa Corporation(G) The pmn substance is used to modify the surface properties of hydroxylated surfaces(S) Silane, (3-(2,3-epoxypropoxy)propyl)triethoxy-
P-01-078207/31/0110/29/01Guertin Bros. USA Inc.(S) 1. binder for industrial coatings cured through a michael addition reaction 2. binder for industrial coatings cured through reaction with aminoplasts(S) Butanoic acid, 3-oxo-, 2-[(2-methyl-1-oxo-2-propenyl)oxy]ethyl ester, polymer with ethenylbenzene, 2-ethylhexyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate, 2-hydroxyethyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate and rel-(1r,2r,4r)-1,7,7-trimethyl bicyclo[2.2.1]hept-2-yl 2-methyl-2-propenoate, bis(1,1-dimethylpropyl) peroxide-initiated
P-01-078308/01/0110/30/01Solutia Inc.(S) Scale inhibition, downhole use in oil fields, oil production(G) Aminophosphonate
P-01-078408/01/0110/30/01CBI(G) Open, non-dispersive(additive)(G) Aqueous polyurethane dispersion
P-01-078508/01/0110/30/01CBI(S) Dispersant for reactive dyestuffs(G) Alkyldioic acid polymer with carboxy-alkyl-carbocycle-alkanoic acid, alkenedioic anhydride, and 3-oxapentane-1,5-diol
P-01-078608/02/0110/31/01CBI(G) Cleaner additive(G) Acrylic polymer
P-01-078708/02/0110/31/01CBI(G) Chemical intermediate(G) Modified tall-oil pitch intermediate
P-01-078808/02/0110/31/01CBI(G) Chemical intermediate(G) Modified tall-oil pitch intermediate
P-01-078908/02/0110/31/01CBI(G) Dust suppressant or emulsifier(G) Modified tall-oil pitch
P-01-079008/02/0110/31/01CBI(G) Resin solution additive(G) Aluminum alkoxide complex
P-01-079108/02/0110/31/01CBI(G) Resin solution additive(G) Aluminum alkoxide complex
P-01-079208/06/0111/04/01CBI(G) Destructive use - plastics additive(G) Surface modified magnesium hydroxide
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P-01-079308/06/0111/04/01CBI(G) Destructive use - plastics additive(G) Surface modified magnesium hydroxide
P-01-079408/07/0111/05/01CBI(G) Monomer(G) Acrylate ester
P-01-079508/07/0111/05/01Solutia Inc.(S) Resin of industrial coatings(G) Acrylate modified polyether
P-01-079608/07/0111/05/01CBI(G) Chemical process intermediate (a destructive use)(G) Substituted pyridinedicarboxylate
P-01-079708/07/0111/05/01CBI(G) Chemical process intermediate (a destructive use)(G) Substituted pyridinedicarboxylate
P-01-079808/07/0111/05/01CBI(G) Chemical process intermediate (a destructive use)(G) Substituted pyridinedicarboxylate
P-01-079908/07/0111/05/01CBI(G) Chemical process intermediate (a destructive use)(G) Substituted pyridinedicarboxylate
P-01-080007/31/0110/29/01Guertin Bros. USA Inc.(S) 1. binder for industrial coatings cured through a michael addition reaction 2. binder for industrial coatings cured through reaction with aminoplasts(S) 1,3-benzenedicarboxylic acid, polymer with 2,2-bis(hydroxymethyl)-1,3-propanediol, 2-butyl-2-ethyl-1,3-propanediol, 1,3-isobenzofurandione and oxirenylmethyl neodecanoate, 3-oxobutanoate
P-01-080108/08/0111/06/01CBI(S) Base fluid for hydraulic fluids; base fluid for engine lubricants(G) Mixed polyol - glycerol fatty acid ester
P-01-080208/08/0111/06/01CIBA Specialty Chemicals Corporation(S) Photoselective additive for mulch and greenhouse films(G) Pyrimidinetrione derivative
P-01-080308/09/0111/07/01The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company(S) Polymerization catalyst(G) Neodymium ziegler-natta catalyst
P-01-080408/09/0111/07/01CBI(S) Pigment for polymers (polyethylene)(G) Substituted carbocyle
P-01-080508/10/0111/08/01The Dow Chemical Company(G) Manufacture of polyalkoxylate, alkylamine initiated(G) Alkylamine, alkoxylated
P-01-080608/10/0111/08/01The Cow Chemical Company(G) Polyurethane foam(G) Alkylamine initiated, alkylene oxide polymer
P-01-080708/10/0111/08/01CBI(G) Open, non-dispersive(G) Aceto acetate functional polymer
P-01-080808/10/0111/08/01Solutia Inc.(S) Resin for industrial coatings(G) Substituted alkanoic acid ester

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:

II. 20 Notices of Commencement From: 07/23/01 to 08/10/01

Case No.Received DateCommencement/Import DateChemical
P-00-000908/03/0106/22/01(G) Copolymer of acrylic esters, acrylic acid and dibromostyrene
P-00-062908/02/0107/27/01(S) Benzoic acid, isooctadecyl ester*
P-00-083308/10/0108/06/01(G) Polyether modified polysiloxane, acrylated
P-00-117607/31/0107/10/01(G) Polyester polyol
P-00-117707/31/0107/11/01(G) Functionalized polyether
P-01-024107/24/0105/18/01(G) Polyether polyol
P-01-030007/25/0107/03/01(G) Maleinized polybutadiene
P-01-037407/24/0106/27/01(G) Polyurethane prepolymer;polyurethane adhesive
P-01-037807/25/0106/26/01(G) Substituted salicic acid ester, polymer with alkanediol, substituted polyalkanediyl, tetrasubstituted diisocyanotocyclohexane, and trisubstituted isocyanato alkysilane
P-01-037908/02/0107/05/01(G) Modified polyurethane resin
P-01-038908/08/0107/18/01(G) Modified phenolic resin
P-01-046308/09/0107/24/01(G) Polyester acrylate
P-01-046807/30/0107/23/01(G) Aliphatic dicarboxylic acid, polymer with aliphatic diamine and cycloaliphatic amide
P-01-048808/03/0107/13/01(G) Alkyl substituted heterocycle
P-01-055008/02/0107/26/01(G) Polycarbonate-polyurethane resin
P-98-055207/31/0107/12/01(G) Substance (2) polyether succinate, compd. with triethanolamine
P-98-110708/02/0107/11/01(S) 1-propanamine, n,n - dimethyl
P-99-071608/07/0108/01/01(G) Acrylic emulsion polymer
P-99-090707/31/0106/28/01(G) Alkyl aryl phenol polymer
P-99-123307/23/0106/28/01(S) 1,3-dioxol-2-one
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Dated: August 27, 2001.

Deborah A. Williams,

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

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