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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 December 1, 2001 to December 22, 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 Start Printed Page 2437under 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-51981 and the specific PMN number, must be received on or before February 19, 2002.

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-51981 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-51981. 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-51981 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 EPA East Building 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.

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-51981 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 Start Printed Page 2438periodic 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 December 1, 2001 to December 22, 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.

I. 73 Premanufacture Notices Received From: 12/01/01 to 12/22/01

Case No.Received DateProjected Notice End DateManufacturer/ImporterUseChemical
P-02-011112/04/0103/04/02CBI(G) Open, non-dispersive use(G) Aromatic acid diesters
P-02-011212/04/0103/04/02Dow Corning Corporation(S) Powder coating additive(G) Amidosiloxane
P-02-011312/03/0103/03/02CBI(G) Ingredients for use in consumer products: highly dispersive use(G) Alkoxy alkyl ester
P-02-011412/03/0103/03/02CBI(S) Aqueous dispersion of polymer for leather finishing(G) Polymer of alkyl substituted propenoic acid and propenamide with alkyl acrylate
P-02-011512/04/0103/04/02Dow Corning Corporation(S) Chemical intermediate(G) N,n′-alkylenebis(alkenamide)
P-02-011612/04/0103/04/02Dow Corning Corporation(S) Chemical intermediate(G) N,n′-alkylenebis(alkenamide)
P-02-011712/03/0103/03/02CBI(G) Open, non-dispersive use(G) Aromatic alkanoate
P-02-011812/04/0103/04/02CBI(S) Pressure sensitive adhesive(G) Acrylic copolymer
P-02-011912/04/0103/04/02Shin-ETSU Microsi, Inc.(S) Flame-ratardant for plastics, thermoplastics and resins(G) Phosphazene
P-02-012012/04/0103/04/02CBI(G) Emulsifier(G) Polyalkyleneamine
P-02-012112/04/0103/04/02Hanse Chemie USA, Inc.(S) Flexibilisation of epoxy resins(S) Siloxanes and silicones, di-me, hydrogen-terminated, reaction products with bisphenol a diglycidyl ether and 10-undecenoic acid
P-02-012212/05/0103/05/02CBI(S) Reactive dyestuff for coloring cellulosic fibers(G) Sodium salt of a disubstituted diazo-amino-hydroxy-naphthalenedisulfonic acid
P-02-012312/06/0103/06/02CIBA Specialty Chem.Corp., Colors Division(G) Textile dye(G) Anthracenesulfonic acid, amino[[[[[[(alkenylsulfonyl)alkyl] substituted phenyl ]amino]-substituted 1,3,5-triazin]amino]-alkyl-substituted phenyl]amino]-9,10-dihydro-9,10-dioxo-, disodium salt
P-02-012412/05/0103/05/02Hercules Incorporated(G) A performance additive in sizing emulsions (i.e. promoter resins) used in papermaking process(G) Aminoacrylic polymer
P-02-012512/05/0103/05/02Hercules Incorporated(G) Destructive use (chemical intermediate)(G) Dialkylamine hydrochloride salt
P-02-012612/05/0103/05/02Gateway Additive Company(S) Cutting oils; industrial lubricants; metalworking fluids, soluble oil(G) Polymer ester of mono and dibasic acids
P-02-012712/06/0103/06/02International Flavors and Fragrances, Inc.(S) Raw material for use in fragrances for soaps, detergents, cleaners and other household products(S) 3-mercaptohexyl acetate
P-02-012812/06/0103/06/02CBI(G) Resin (open, non-dispersive use)(G) Polyester type polyurethane resin
P-02-012912/06/0103/06/02CBI(G) Resin (open, non-dispersive use)(G) Organopolysiloxane containing carboxylic acid
P-02-013012/07/0103/07/02CBI(G) Component in industrial product used in consumer products, dispersive use(S) 4-formylphenylboronic acid*
P-02-013112/06/0103/06/02CBI(G) Resin (open, non-dispersive use)(G) Methacrylate and maleimide copolymer
P-02-013212/07/0103/07/02CBI(G) Chemical intermediate(G) Benzenediacetic acid derivative
P-02-013312/07/0103/07/02CBI(G) Chemical intermediate(G) Benzofuranone derivative
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P-02-013412/07/0103/07/02CBI(G) This substance in combination with other proprietary additives result in a mixture of components which collectively have unique antistatic properties(G) Trineoalkoxy amino zirconate
P-02-013512/07/0103/07/02BASF Corporation(S) Aprotic solvent(S) 2(1h)-pyrimidinone, tetrahydro-1,3-dimethyl-
P-02-013612/07/0103/07/02CBI(S) Film coating(G) Polyester polyurethane
P-02-013712/10/0103/10/02CBI(G) Open, non-dispersive (plastic)(G) Modified abs
P-02-013812/07/0103/07/02CBI(G) This substance in combination with other proprietary additives result in a mixture of components which collectively have unique antistatic properties.(G) Trineoalkoxy sulfonyl zirconate
P-02-013912/10/0103/10/02CBI(S) Aqueous dispersion of polymer for leather finishing(G) Polymer of substituted propenoic acid, propenamide and propenoic esters
P-02-014012/10/0103/10/02CBI(G) Resin coating(G) Acrylic copolymer polyurethane dispersion
P-02-014112/10/0103/10/02CBI(G) Petroleum lubricant additive(G) Polyalkenylbenzene sulfonate
P-02-014212/10/0103/10/02CBI(G) Resin coating(G) Urethane acrylate
P-02-014312/10/0103/10/02UBE America Inc.(S) Raw material of polyurethane(S) 1,3-dioxolan-2-one, polymer with 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol and 1,6-hexanediol
P-02-014412/11/0103/11/02CBI(G) Plastics additive(G) Chromophore substituted polyoxyalkylene
P-02-014512/11/0103/11/02CBI(G) Plastics additive(G) Chromophore substituted polyoxyalkylene
P-02-014612/11/0103/11/02Arteva Specialties S.A.R.L. d/b/a Kosa(S) Structural material for production of textile fibers(G) Modified polyester
P-02-014712/11/0103/11/02CBI(G) Open, non-dispersive use.(G) Acrylic resin
P-02-014812/11/0103/11/02CBI(G) Open, non-dispersive use.(G) Polyester resin
P-02-014912/11/0103/11/02CBI(S) Raw material for use in fragrances for soaps, detergents, cleaners and other household products(G) Alkyl octanal
P-02-015012/12/0103/12/02CBI(G) Flocculant(G) N-substituted-2-methyl-2-propenamide, polymer with 2-propenoic acid, sodium salt
P-02-015112/12/0103/12/02CBI(G) Flocculant(G) N-substituted-2-methyl-2-propenamide, polymer with 2-methyl-2-propenoic acid and 2-propenoic acid, sodium salt
P-02-015212/12/0103/12/02CBI(G) Flocculant(G) N-substituted-2-methyl-2-propenamide, polymer with 2-propenamide and 2-propenoic acid, sodium salt
P-02-015312/12/0103/12/02CBI(G) Flocculant(G) N-substituted-2-methyl-2-propenamide, polymer with 2-methyl-2-propenoic acid,2-propenamide and 2-propenoic acid, sodium salt
P-02-015412/11/0103/11/02Arch Chemicals, Inc.(S) Component in a photoresist formulation to be used in the manufacture of semiconductor and related devices.(G) Derivatized ethoxylated polystyrene resin
P-02-015512/11/0103/11/02CBI(G) Acrylic polymer for use in a coating application(G) Copolymer of alkyl acrylates and alkyl methacrylates
P-02-015612/12/0103/12/02CBI(G) Additive in composites(G) Metallic dimethacrylate
P-02-015712/13/0103/13/02CBI(G) Machine seals(G) Polyurethane-poly carbonate polymer
P-02-015812/13/0103/13/02CBI(G) Open non-dispersive use(G) Polyacrylic resin, based on methyl methacrylate
P-02-015912/13/0103/13/02GE Silicones(G) Release additive(G) Silane hydrolyzate
P-02-016012/13/0103/13/02CBI(S) Agricultural dispersant(G) Aklylated naphthalenesulfonate-formaldehyde condensate, sodium salt
P-02-016112/14/0103/14/02CBI(G) Flame-retardant(G) Copolymer
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P-02-016212/13/0103/13/02CBI(G) Paper sizing agent(G) Cyclohexene-carboxylic acid, [(di-propenylamino]carbonyl]-, reaction products with pentafluoroiodoethane-tetrafluoroethylene telomer
P-02-016312/13/0103/13/02CMP Coatings, Inc.(S) Binder polymer in paints(G) Acrylate copolymer
P-02-016412/14/0103/14/02Amfine chemical Corporation(G) Thickening agent(G) Polyalkylene glycol, alkyl ether, reaction products with diisocyanatoalkane and polyalkylene glycol
P-02-016512/13/0103/13/02Image Polymers Company(S) Toner binder(G) Urethane-modified polyester resin
P-02-016612/14/0103/14/02CBI(G) Open non-dispersive(resin)(G) Amino polyester
P-02-016712/14/0103/14/02Valence Technology, Inc.(G) Electrode material(G) Lithium metal phosphate
P-02-016812/18/0103/18/02CBI(G) Binder resin(G) Acrylic polyol
P-02-016912/17/0103/17/02CBI(G) Energy curable compounds(G) Polyester acrylate oligomer
P-02-017012/17/0103/17/02CBI(G) Energy curable compounds(G) Polyester acrylate oligomer
P-02-017112/18/0103/18/02CBI(S) Flame retardant in polyamides, epoxy, or polyester(G) Organophosphorous salt
P-02-017212/18/0103/18/02CBI(G) Adhesive component(G) Aromatic polyester polyol
P-02-017312/19/0103/19/02Quest International Fragrances Co.(S) Fragrance ingredient(S) N-ethyl-n-(3-methylphenyl) propionamide*
P-02-017412/19/0103/19/02CBI(G) Mold release agent(G) 1,2,3-propanetriol, homopolymer, derivative
P-02-017512/20/0103/20/02CBI(G) Open, non-dispersive (resin)(G) Amine-accelerated, unsaturated polyester resin
P-02-017612/21/0103/21/02Lithchem, International(G) Contained use in sealed battery components(G) Dialkyl carbonate; carbonate diester
P-02-017712/21/0103/21/02CIBA Specialty Chemicals Corporation(G) Textile dye(G) Naphthalene disulfonicacid,azo substituted phenyl disodium salt, reaction products with halo triazin amino substituted phenyl sulfonyl compound
P-02-017812/21/0103/21/02Xerox Corporation(G) Destructive use (site limited intermediate)(G) Alkyl aryl phthalonitrile ether
P-02-018012/21/0103/21/02CBI(S) Surfactant for use in lubricants(S) Alcohols, C9-11, ethers with polyethylene glycol mono-me ether
P-02-018112/21/0103/21/02CBI(G) Component of coating with open use(G) Epoxy functional styrenated methacrylate
P-02-018512/21/0103/21/02CBI(G) Ink additive(G) Aluminum chelate compound
P-02-018612/21/0103/21/02CBI(G) Ink additive(G) Aluminum chelate compound
P-02-019012/21/0103/21/02Prc-desoto international, a ppg industries Company(S) Polymer for adhesives and sealants; intermediate for production of blend polymer(G) Mercaptan terminated polyether polymer

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

II. 3 Test Marketing Exemption Notices Received From: 12/01/01 to 12/22/01

Case No.Received DateProjected Notice End DateManufacturer/ImporterUseChemical
T-02-000412/06/0101/20/02CBI(G) Intermediate(G) Disubstituted heteropolycyclic carboxylic acid, alkyl ester
T-02-000512/06/0101/20/02CBI(G) Intermediate(G) Halogenated alkanesulfonic acid ester
T-02-000612/06/0101/20/02CBI(G) Coating component(G) Ester of a disubstituted heteropolycyclic carboxylic acid

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III. 23 Notices of Commencement From: 12/01/01 to 12/22/01

Case No.Received DateCommencement/Import DateChemical
P-00-042812/03/0110/16/01(G) Hydrolyzed alkoxysilane
P-01-006912/18/0111/19/01(G) Substitute naphtalene derivatives
P-01-016012/04/0110/24/01(G) Polymer dispersion of aromatic isocyanate, aliphatic polyols, and aliphatic amines
P-01-019012/11/0110/19/01(G) Polyester acrylate
P-01-033912/06/0108/25/01(S) 1,3-benzenedicarboxylic acid, polymer with 1,3-diisocyanatomethylbenzene, 2-ethyl-2-(hydroxymethyl)-1,3-propanediol, hexanedioic acid and alpha,alpha'-[(1-methylethylidene)di-4,1-phenylene]bis[omega-hydroxypoly[oxy(methyl-1,2-ethanediyl)]], benzoate
P-01-042512/04/0111/19/01(G) Substituted zirconate ester
P-01-046012/20/0111/12/01(G) Chromate, bis[[[substituted [[[hydroxynaphthalenyl)azo]phenyl]sulfonyl] amino]heterocycle]azo]-(hydroxynitrobenzene sulfonato)], - mixed salts
P-01-053712/20/0111/25/01(G) Epoxy novolac acrylate carboxylate
P-01-053812/11/0110/31/01(G) Epoxy novolac acrylate
P-01-053912/14/0111/18/01(G) Epoxy novolac acrylate carboxylate
P-01-057512/18/0112/14/01(G) Arylazo substituted sulfonated naphthalene compound
P-01-063212/10/0112/04/01(G) Epoxy isocyanate copolymer
P-01-065012/18/0112/04/01(G) Epoxy acrylate
P-01-066212/05/0111/05/01(G) Acrylate polymer
P-01-068412/18/0112/07/01(G) Phenolic sulfone reaction products
P-01-071612/06/0111/09/01(G) Polyurea
P-01-071712/19/0111/08/01(S) Poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl), alpha-sulfo-omega-(2-propenyloxy)-, ammonium salt
P-01-072612/07/0110/29/01(G) Fluoroalkyl substituted siloxanes
P-01-073412/06/0111/15/01(G) Polyamide
P-01-077512/05/0111/21/01(G) Organic zirconium compound
P-01-087612/17/0112/07/01(G) Imidazole phosphate salt
P-01-088612/18/0112/13/01(G) Polyester acrylate
P-96-066212/11/0110/23/01(G) Hydroxy acrylic resin
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Dated: January 4, 2002.

Deborah A. Williams,

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

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