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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 March 1, 2002 to March 15, 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 OPT-2002-0008 and the specific PMN number, must be received on or before May 13, 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 OPT-2002-0008 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, Acting Director, Environmental Assistance Division, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (7408M), 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 OPT-2002-0008. 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?

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1. By mail. Submit your comments to: Document Control Office (7407M), 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 OPT-2002-0008 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 March 1, 2002 to March 15, 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 of this unit, 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. 46 Premanufacture Notices Received From: 03/01/02 to 03/15/02

Case No.Received DateProjected Notice End DateManufacturer/ImporterUseChemical
P-02-041003/01/0205/30/02CBI(S) Site limited intermediate(S) Propanenitrile, 3-[bis(2-hydroxypropyl)amino]-
P-02-041103/04/0206/02/02CBI(S) Intermediate in the manufacture of pmn is 999940 cas number 334001-69-3(S) 2-propanol, 1,1′-[(3-aminopropyl)imino]bis-
P-02-041203/05/0206/03/02Solutia Inc.(S) Drying resin for industrial coatings(G) Epoxy resin ester
P-02-041303/05/0206/03/02CIBA Specialty Chemicals Corporation, Textile Effects(S) Exhaust dyeing of polyester fibers(G) Substituted alkylamino phenyl azo substituted isoindole
P-02-041403/04/0206/02/02CBI(G) Reactive hot melt(G) Reactive hot melt
P-02-041503/05/0206/03/02CBI(G) Flame retardant(G) Alkylene(diaryl phosphate)
P-02-041603/06/0206/04/02CBI(G) An open non-dispersive use(G) Alkyd resin
P-02-041703/06/0206/04/02CBI(S) Polyurethane elastomers; polyurethane adhesives; polyurethane foams(G) Polyol
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P-02-041803/06/0206/04/02Sartomer Company Inc.(G) Additive for coatings and paints(G) Mixture of aliphatic and aromatic amides
P-02-041903/06/0206/04/02Fibro Chem, Inc.(S) Lubricant for synthetic fiber/yarn production(S) Fatty acids, C16-18 and C18-unsatd., branched and linear, ethoxylated propoxylated
P-02-042003/07/0206/05/02CBI(G) Adhesive for cellulosic surfaces(G) Modified starch
P-02-042103/07/0206/05/02CBI(G) Emulsifier(G) Substituted polyoxyethylene
P-02-042203/08/0206/06/02CBI(G) Lubricant additive(G) Molybdenum alkydithiocarbamate
P-02-042303/06/0206/04/02CBI(G) Colorant for inks; open, non-dispersive use(G) Complex halogenated salt of polyaromatic alkane condensate, ethylated
P-02-042403/08/0206/06/02CBI(G) Catalyst(G) Catalyst
P-02-042503/11/0206/09/02CBI(G) Paper sizing agent(G) Cyclohexene-carboxylic acid, [(di-propenylamino)carbonyl]-,sodium salt, reaction products with pentafluoroiodoethane-tetrafluoroethylene telomer, ammonium salts
P-02-042603/08/0206/06/02CBI(G) Lubricant additive(G) Molybdenum alkyldithiocarbamate
P-02-042703/08/0206/06/02CBI(G) Lubricant additive(G) Molybdenum alkyldithiocarbamate
P-02-042803/11/0206/09/02PRC-Desoto International, a PPG Industries Company(S) Polymer for adhesives and sealants(G) Alkoxysilane terminated polyether polymer
P-02-042903/11/0206/09/02CBI(G) Destructive use(G) Sodium salt of neopentylglycol diester
P-02-043003/11/0206/09/02CBI(G) Open, non-dispersive(G) Alkyd resin
P-02-043103/11/0206/09/02Crompton Corporation(G) Catalyst(S) Stannane, dimethylbis(oleoyloxy)-
P-02-043203/11/0206/09/02Clariant LSM (America) Inc.(S) Intermediate for manufacture of photo developing chemicals(G) Benzyl ethoxy imidazoldine derivative
P-02-043303/11/0206/09/02Nagase America Corporation(G) Flame retardant(G) Oligomeric (2-chloroisopropyl alkylene) phoshate
P-02-043403/12/0206/10/02Solutia Inc.(S) Curing resin for industrial can coatings(G) Polyester resin
P-02-043503/12/0206/10/02Solutia Inc.(S) Binder for industrial coatings(G) Unsaturated polyester resin
P-02-043603/12/0206/10/02CBI(S) Intermediate for polyurethane polymers(G) Alkyd amide polyol
P-02-043703/12/0206/10/02CBI(G) Treatment of fibers, textiles and non-woven substrates such as tissues and wipes providing a smooth hydrophue finish(G) Siloxanes and silicones, d-me, 3-hydroxypropyl me, ethoxylated propoxylated benzoate ester
P-02-043803/11/0206/09/02CBI(G) Intermediate for electrical insulation coating(G) Polyesterimide resin
P-02-043903/12/0206/10/02Houghton International Inc.(S) Lubricant additive(G) Alkanolamine carboxylate salts
P-02-044003/12/0206/10/02Houghton International Inc.(S) Lubricant additive(G) Alkanolamine carboxylate salts
P-02-044103/12/0206/10/02Houghton International Inc.(S) Lubricant additive(G) Alkanolamine carboxylate salts
P-02-044203/12/0206/10/02Houghton international inc.(S) Lubricant additive(G) Alkanolamine carboxylate salts
P-02-044303/12/0206/10/02Houghton International Inc.(S) Lubricant additive(G) Alkanolamine carboxylate salts
P-02-044403/12/0206/10/02Houghton International Inc.(S) Lubricant additive(G) Alkanolamine carboxylate salts
P-02-044503/12/0206/10/02Houghton International Inc.(S) Lubricant additive(G) Alkanolamine carboxylate salts
P-02-044603/12/0206/10/02Houghton International Inc.(S) Lubricant additive(G) Alkylamine carboxylate salts
P-02-044703/12/0206/10/02Houghton International Inc.(S) Lubricant additive(G) Alkylamine carboxylate salts
P-02-044803/12/0206/10/02Houghton International Inc.(S) Lubricant additive(G) Alkylamine carboxylate salts
P-02-044903/12/0206/10/02Houghton International Inc.(S) Lubricant additive(G) Alkylamine carboxylate salts
P-02-045003/14/0206/12/02CBI(G) Additive, open, non-dispersive use(G) Polyether modified polyisocyanate, reaction product with diamine
P-02-045103/13/0206/11/02CBI(S) Down hole drilling application(G) Amphoteric cellulose ether
P-02-045203/13/0206/11/02BASF Corporation(G) Pick-up truck bed liner(G) Isocyanate prepolymer
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P-02-045303/13/0206/11/02BASF Corporation(G) Pick-up truck bed liner(G) Isocyanate prepolymer
P-02-045403/15/0206/13/02CBI(S) Electrodeposition coatings(G) Amine functional epoxy resin salted with an organic acid
P-02-045503/14/0206/12/02Gharda Polymers USA Inc.(G) As such, or with glass fiber and carbon fiber compounding/for industrial applications, such as valve seat, seal, etc., medical for hearing aids, analytical equipment/medical implants/food contact materials(G) Polyetherether ketone (peek)

In table II of this unit, 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. 25 Notices of Commencement From: 03/01/02 to 03/15/02

Case No.Received DateCommencement/Import DateChemical
P-00-091403/01/0210/11/01(G) Titanium phosphinate complex
P-00-104603/12/0203/04/02(G) Organic zirconium compound
P-00-122903/11/0202/20/02(G) Acrylic copolymer
P-01-015303/12/0202/22/02(G) Hydrocarbyl zirconium substance
P-01-018303/14/0203/08/02(G) Thiazine-indigo
P-01-020403/14/0202/22/02(S) Siloxanes and silicones, lauryl me
P-01-030403/12/0202/19/02(G) Polyureapolyurethane polyol
P-01-031203/13/0201/09/02(G) Carbobicycle aldehyde
P-01-044803/07/0202/25/02(G) Silane terminated polyurethane prepolymer
P-01-063403/07/0202/21/02(G) Polyurethane elastomer
P-01-066403/04/0202/12/02(G) Polytetrahydrofuran, polymer with a diisocyanate, a diamine and an amine
P-01-075403/06/0201/24/02(G) Polyol
P-01-076103/11/0201/24/02(G) Polyol
P-01-081503/11/0202/05/02(G) 1,3,5-naphthalenetrisulfonic acid, [[[[[substituted alkyl amino]-6-halogen-1,3,5-triazin-2-yl]amino]substituted]azo]-, trisodium salt
P-01-082703/07/0202/21/02(G) Alkyl halide
P-01-083903/13/0202/25/02(G) Unsaturated polyester
P-01-091303/05/0202/07/02(S) Ethanedioic acid, diethyl ester, polymer with 1,2-ethanediamine
P-02-000903/14/0203/05/02(S) Silsesquioxanes, 2 (or 3)-methylbutyl, hydroxy-terminated
P-02-003403/11/0202/04/02(G) Phenolic resin
P-02-009703/04/0202/20/02(G) Metallic diacrylate
P-02-009903/11/0203/02/02(G) Polyester resin
P-02-010303/06/0202/26/02(G) Polyimide terminated, polyester / polyamide graft to styrene / acrylic polymer
P-94-035603/14/0205/09/96(G) N,n-dimethyl alkylamine
P-94-121603/11/0202/13/02(G) Substituted naphthalene sulfonic acid, alkali salt
P-99-075803/04/0201/16/02(G) Gas generant
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Dated: April 2, 2002.

Mary Louise Hewlett,

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

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