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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 Start Printed Page 58125(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 24, 2001 to January 9, 2002, 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-51982 and the specific PMN number, must be received on or before March 11, 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-51982 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-51982. 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-51982 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-51982 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 Start Printed Page 5813name, 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 December 24, 2001 to January 9, 2002, 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, 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. 63 Premanufacture Notices Received From: 12/24/01 to 01/09/02

Case No.Received DateProjected Notice End DateManufacturer/ImporterUseChemical
P-02-005810/16/0101/14/02CBI(S) Flocculant monomer(G) N-substituted-2-methyl-2-propenamide
P-02-005810/16/0101/14/02CBI(S) Flocculant monomer(G) N-substituted-2-methyl-2-propenamide
P-02-017912/27/0103/27/02CBI(G) Binder resin(G) Acrylic polyol
P-02-018212/26/0103/26/02CBI(G) Emulsifier(G) Polyolefin carboxylate alcohol
P-02-018312/27/0103/27/02PRC-Desoto International, a PPG Industries Company(G) Isocyanate base activator to cure polyester paint base(G) Fluorinated aliphatic isocyanate polymer
P-02-018412/26/0103/26/02Image Polymers Company(S) Toner binder(S) 1,4-benzenedicarboxylic acid, polymer with 1,3-diisocyanatomethylbenzene, 1,2-ethanediol, 2,2′-[1,2-ethanediylbis (oxy)] bis [ethanol], 2-ethyl-2-(hydroxymethyl)-1,3-propanediol and alpha,alpha′-[(1-methylethylidene)di-4,1-phenylene] bis (omega-hydroxypoly [oxy(methyl-1,2-ethanediyl)]], benzoate (ester)
P-02-018712/27/0103/27/02Arch Chemicals, Inc.(S) Used as an ingredient in 2-component polyurethane coatings.(G) Aromatic polyisocyanate adduct
P-02-018812/27/0103/27/02Arch Chemicals, Inc.(S) Used as an ingredient in 2-component polyurethane coatings(G) Aliphatic polyisocyanate adduct
P-02-018912/27/0103/27/02Arch Chemicals, Inc.(S) Use as an ingredient in waterborne urethane(G) Carboxyl polyol triethylamine salt
P-02-019112/27/0103/27/02CBI(G) Polymer for contained commercial/industrial use (incorporated into an article)(G) 2-propenoic acid, polymer with butyl 2-propenoate, n-(1,1-dimethyl-3-oxobutyl)-2-propenamide, 2-methoxy-2-substituted-ethyl 2-propenoate, n-[(2-methylpropoxy)methyl]-2-propenamide and methyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate
P-02-019212/28/0103/28/02Hanse 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-02-019312/28/0103/28/02Lonza Inc.(S) EPA pesticide active ingredient for: laundry detergents; toilet bowl sanitizer; water treatment; household industrial and institutional ingredient for: drain cleaner and similar oxidizer applications; laundry detergent additive without sanitizer claim(S) 1-chloro-5,5-dimethyl hydantoin
P-02-019412/31/0103/31/023M Company(G) Protective treatment(G) Aliphatic urethane
P-02-019512/31/0103/31/023M Company(G) Protective treatment(G) Fluorochemical urethane
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P-02-019612/28/0103/28/02CBI(G) Open, non-dispersive use(G) Aromatic alkanoate
P-02-019712/28/0103/28/02BASF Corporation(G) Crosslinker(G) Carboxylated amine
P-02-019812/27/0103/27/02E.I. Dupont de Nemours(G) Binder(G) Acrylic copolymer
P-02-019912/27/0103/27/02E.I. Dupont de Nemours(G) Binder(G) Acrylic copolymer
P-02-020012/27/0103/27/02E.I. Dupont de Nemours(G) Binder(G) Acrylic copolymer
P-02-020112/27/0103/27/02E.I. Dupont de Nemours(G) Binder(G) Acrylic copolymer
P-02-020212/31/0103/31/02AOC L.L.C.(S) Polyester component for laminating of reinforced plastic parts(S) 2,5-furandione, polymer with 1,2-ethanediol and 2,2′-oxybis[ethanol], mixed 2-ethylhexyl and 3a,4,5,6,7,7a-hexahydro-4,7-methano-1h-inden-5 (or 6)-yl esters
P-02-020312/31/0103/31/02Dow Corning Corporation(G) Coating(G) Polyamic acid alkyl ester derivatives
P-02-020401/02/0204/02/02CBI(G) Open, non-dispersive (pu dispersion)(G) Polyurethane resin dispersion
P-02-020512/31/0103/31/02Dow Corning Corporation(G) Coating initiator(G) Naphthoquinone diazide sulfonate ester
P-02-020601/03/0204/03/02CBI(G) Open, non-dispersive (pu dispersion)(G) Polyurethane resin despersion
P-02-020712/31/0103/31/02CBI(G) Manufacturing intermediate, ag product(G) Quaternary salt
P-02-020801/03/0204/03/02CBI(G) Component of coating with open use(G) Siloxane polyol ester
P-02-020901/03/0204/03/02CBI(G) Component of coating with open use(G) Siloxane polyol ester
P-02-021001/03/0204/03/02CBI(G) Component of coating with open use(G) Siloxane polyol ester
P-02-021101/03/0204/03/02CBI(G) Component of coating with open use(G) Siloxane polyol ester
P-02-021201/03/0204/03/02CBI(G) Component of coating with open use(G) Siloxane polyol ester
P-02-021301/03/0204/03/02CBI(G) Component of coating with open use(G) Siloxane polyol ester
P-02-021401/04/0204/04/02Itochu Specialty Chemicals, Inc.(G) Physical characteristics modifier for industrial use in certain solid composite articles.(S) Lithium potassium titanium oxide
P-02-021501/02/0204/02/02Nippon Kayaku America, Inc.(S) Thermosetting resin modifier(S) 1,3-benzenedicarboxylic acid, 5-hydroxy-, polymers with 3-(4-aminophenoxy) benzenamine, 3-carboxy-1-cyano-1-methylpropyl-terminated acrylonitrile-butadiene polymer and isophthalic acid
P-02-021601/04/0204/04/02CBI(S) Polyester polyols for polyurethane resin diacrylate(G) Diol
P-02-021701/04/0204/04/02CBI(G) Pigment dispersant(G) Fatty acid modified polyester
P-02-021801/04/0204/04/02Kowa American Corporation(G) Adhesive intermediate(G) Hydroxyalkyl ether
P-02-021901/04/0204/04/02CBI(G) Raw material in solid phase chemistry(G) Chloro trityl polystyrene
P-02-022001/07/0204/07/02CBI(G) Chemical intermediate(G) Chemical intermediate
P-02-022101/04/0204/04/02CBI(G) Open, non-dispersive use(G) Polyester/styrene-acrylic grafted resin
P-02-022201/04/0204/04/02CBI(G) Ingredient in floor finisher(G) Polyurethane prepolymer
P-02-022301/07/0204/07/02CBI(G) Chemical intermediate(G) Chemical intermediate
P-02-022401/07/0204/07/02CBI(G) Plastics additive(G) Poly(oxyalkylene) aromatic amine colorant
P-02-022501/07/0204/07/02CBI(G) Plastics additive(G) Poly(oxyalkylene) aromatic amine colorant
P-02-022601/09/0204/09/02CBI(G) Chemical intermediate(G) Substituted phenol derivative
P-02-022701/07/0204/07/02Solutia Inc.(S) Grinding vehicle for electrodeposition primer(G) Polyether
P-02-022801/09/0204/09/02Quest International Fragrances Co.(S) Fragrance ingredient(S) 3,3-dimethyl-4-isopropyl-1,5-dioxaspriro(4,5)-decane
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P-02-022901/08/0204/08/02International Flavors and Fragrances, Inc.(S) Raw material for use in fragrances for soaps, detergents, cleaners and other household products(S) 2h-indeno[4,5-b]furan, decahydro-2,6,6,7,8,8-hexamethyl-
P-02-023001/09/0204/09/02Reichhold, Inc.(G) Acrylic resin for coatings(G) Acrylic resin
P-02-023101/07/0204/07/02Clariant LSM (America) Inc.(G)Photographic Color Coupler(G) Hydantoinyl m-anilide ester
P-02-023201/08/0204/08/02Na Industries, Inc.(S) A binder resin for metal coating(G) Dehydrated castor oil modified expoxyester
P-02-023301/08/0204/08/02Solutia Inc.(S) Anti-settling agent for industrial coatings(G) Modified alkyl ammonium salts
P-02-023401/08/0204/08/02CBI(G) Colourant(G) Sulphonated azo/hydrazo dye
P-02-023501/08/0204/08/02CBI(G) Colourant(G) Sulphonated azo/hydrazo dye
P-02-023601/08/0204/08/02Solutia Inc.(S) Dispersant for industrial coatings(G) Acrylic copolymer
P-02-023701/08/0204/08/02CBI(G) Cleaner additive(G) Acrylic polymer
P-02-023801/09/0204/09/02Shell Chemical Company(S) Drilling fluid component; fuel(S) Pentadecane, branched
P-02-023901/09/0204/09/02Shell Chemical Company(S) Drilling fluid component; fuel(S) Hexadecane, branched
P-02-024001/09/0204/09/02Amfine Chemical Corporation(G) Thickening agent(G) Polyalkylene glycol, alkyl ether, reaction products with diisocyanatoalkane and polyalkylene glycol
P-02-024101/08/0204/08/02The Dow Chemical Company(G) The material performs as a flexibilizer for epoxy vinyl ester resins.(S) Poly[oxy(methyl-1,2-ethanediyl)], alpha-hydro-omega-hydroxy-, polymer with 1,1′-methylenebis[isocyanatobenzene], 2-hydroxyethyl acrylate-blocked
P-02-024312/31/0103/31/02The Dow Chemical Company(S) Polymer used in sealant manufacturing(G) Isocyanate terminated urethane polymer
P-02-024401/08/0204/08/02Solutia Inc.(S) Defoamer for water based paints(G) Urea resin
P-02-024701/09/0204/09/02Solutia Inc.(S) Binder for industrial coatings(G) Modified polyurethane resin

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:

II. 16 Notices of Commencement From: 12/24/01 to 01/09/02

Case No.Received DateCommencement/Import DateChemical
P-00-010501/03/0206/08/01(G) Silane terminated polymer
P-00-034601/09/0210/24/01(G) Alkylated phenol
P-00-051512/27/0112/15/01(G) Organoiodonium salt
P-01-043301/07/0212/11/01(G) Halogenated alkane
P-01-052801/09/0211/09/01(S) Benzenesulfonic acid, 2-amino-4,5-dichloro*
P-01-057712/28/0112/05/01(G) Alkyl methacrylate copolymer
P-01-060901/03/0211/14/01(G) Carboxylic acid, polymer with phenol and turpentine-oil alpha-pinene fraction terpenes
P-01-064301/03/0211/06/01(S) 1,4-cyclohexadiene-1,4-dicarboxylic acid, 2,5-bis[(4-chlorophenyl)amino]-, dimethyl ester
P-01-068701/04/0211/20/01(G) Alkyl aryl sulfonic acid
P-01-072101/03/0211/26/01(G) Toluene diisocyanate terminated polyether polyol
P-01-075312/31/0111/27/01(G) Methyl aluminoxanes
P-01-079601/03/0212/08/01(G) Substituted pyridinedicarboxylate
P-01-079801/03/0212/08/01(G) Substituted pyridinedicarboxylate
P-01-079901/03/0212/08/01(G) Substituted pyridinedicarboxylate
P-01-080912/27/0112/07/01(S) Propanoyl, fluoride, 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoro-2-[1,1,2,3,3,3-hexafluoro-2-(heptafluoropropoxy)propoxy]-, polymer with trifluoro(trifluoromethyl)oxirane, reaction products with 3-(ethenyldimethylsilyl)-n-methylbenzenamine
P-01-090501/09/0212/20/01(S) 1,3-naphthalenedisulfonic acid, 7-[[4-[[4,6-bis[(3-sulfopropyl)thio]-1,3,5-triazin-2-yl]amino]-3-methoxyphenyl]azo]-, tetrasodium salt
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Dated: January 30, 2002.

Carolyn Thorton,

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

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