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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 16, 2002 to March 31, 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 OPPT-2002-0012 and the specific PMN number, must be received on or before June 7, 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 OPPT-2002-0012 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, Office of Program Management and Evaluation, 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 OPPT-2002-0012. 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 OPPT-2002-0012 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 Start Printed Page 30921electronic form must be identified by docket control number 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 16, 2002 to March 31, 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. 55 Premanufacture Notices Received From: 03/16/02 to 03/31/02

Case No.Received DateProjected Notice End DateManufacturer/ImporterUseChemical
P-02-045603/18/0206/16/02CIBA Specialty Chemicals Corp., Textile Effects(S) Exhaust dyeing of polyamide fibers(G) Naphthalenesulfonic acid amino halo substituted triazin azo substituted phenyl sodium salt
P-02-045703/18/0206/16/02Alberdingk Boley Inc(G) Industrial coatings(G) Oxyalkylpropanoic acid, polymer with dimethylcarbonate, 1,2-ethanediamine, 1,6-hexanediol and 1,1′-methylenebis[4-isocyanatocyclohexane]
P-02-045803/18/0206/16/02CBI(G) Component of lubricating composition for finishing product of fiber and yarn(G) Fatty acid, polyoxyethylene-alkyl ether, ester
P-02-045903/18/0206/16/02Solutia Inc.(S) Catalyst for industrial coatings(G) Phosphoric acid ester
P-02-046003/19/0206/17/02CBI(S) Printing press cleanup, mainly newsprint; in lithographic ink varnishes; lubricants in metalworking fluids(S) Fatty acids, C16-18 and C18-unsaturated, branched and linear, mixed esters with pentaerythritol and tall-oil fatty acids
P-02-046103/20/0206/18/02Apex Advanced Technologies, LLC(S) Lubricant/surface agent for powder metal forming; high-temperature surface agent for an organic polymeric binder used in metal injection molding(S) Hexanoic acid, 2-ethyl-, compound with guanidine (1:1)
P-02-046203/20/0206/18/02Apex Advanced Technologies, LLC(S) Lubricant/surface agent for powder metal forming; high-temperature surface agent for an organic polymeric binder used in metal injection molding(S) Octadecanoic acid, compound with guanidine (1:1)
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P-02-046303/19/0206/17/02CBI(G) Flame/fire retardant - open non-dispersive use.(G) 1-hydroxyethane 1,1-diphosphonic acid, diamine salt
P-02-046403/19/0206/17/02CBI(G) Flame/fire retardant - open non-dispersive use.(G) Amino, tris (methylene phosphonic acid), triamine salt
P-02-046503/19/0206/17/02CBI(G) Flame/fire retardant - open non-dispersive use.(G) Diethylene triamine penta methylene penta phosphonic acid, polyamine salt
P-02-046603/21/0206/19/02Houghton International Inc.(S) Lubricant additive /emulsifier(S) Fatty acids, C16-18 and C18-unsaturated, branched and linear, 1-methyl-1,2-ethanediyl esters
P-02-046703/21/0206/19/02Houghton International Inc.(S) Lubricant additive /emulsifier(S) Glycerides, C16-18 and C18-unsaturated, branched and linear mono- and di-
P-02-046803/21/0206/19/02Houghton International Inc.(S) Lubricant additive /emulsifier(S) Amides, C16-18 and C18-unsaturated, branched and linear, n,n-bis(hydroxyethyl), phosphates (esters)
P-02-046903/21/0206/19/02Houghton International Inc.(S) Lubricant additive /emulsifier(S) Fatty acids, C16-18 and C18-unsaturated, branched and linear, sodium salts
P-02-047003/21/0206/19/02Houghton International Inc.(S) Lubricant additive /emulsifier(S) Fatty acids, C16-18 and C18-unsaturated, branched and linear, compounds with ethanolamine
P-02-047103/21/0206/19/02Houghton International Inc.(S) Lubricant additive /emulsifier(S) Fatty acids, C16-18 and C18-unsaturated, branched and linear, 2-hydroxymethylethyl esters
P-02-047203/21/0206/19/02Houghton International Inc.(S) Lubricant additive /emulsifier(S) Fatty acids, C16-18 and C18-unsaturated, branched and linear, compounds with isopropanolamine
P-02-047303/21/0206/19/02Houghton International Inc.(S) Lubricant additive /emulsifier(S) Fatty acids, C16-18 and C18-unsaturated, branched and linear, 2,2-dimethyl-1,3-propanediyl esters
P-02-047403/21/0206/19/02Houghton International Inc.(S) Lubricant additive /emulsifier(S) Fatty acids, C16-18 and C18-unsaturated, branched and linear, potassium salts
P-02-047503/21/0206/19/02Houghton International Inc.(S) Lubricant additive /emulsifier(S) Fatty acids, C16-18 and C18-unsaturated, branched and linear, compds. with triethanolamine
P-02-047603/21/0206/19/02Houghton International Inc.(S) Lubricant additive /emulsifier(S) Fatty acids, C16-18 and C18-unsaturated, branched and linear, tetraesters with pentaerythritol
P-02-047703/21/0206/19/02Houghton International Inc.(S) Lubricant additive /emulsifier(S) Amides, C16-18 and C18-unsaturated, branched and linear, n-(hydroxyethyl)
P-02-047803/21/0206/19/02Houghton International Inc.(S) Lubricant additive /emulsifier(S) Fatty acids, C16-18 and C18-unsaturated, branched and linear, compounds with 2-amino-2-methyl-1-propanol
P-02-047903/21/0206/19/02Houghton International Inc.(S) Lubricant additive /emulsifier(S) Fatty acids, C16-18 and C18-unsaturated, branched and linear, compounds with diethanolamine
P-02-048003/21/0206/19/02Houghton International Inc.(S) Lubricant additive /emulsifier(S) Amides, C16-18 and C18-unsaturated, branched and linear, n,n-bis(hydroxyethyl)
P-02-048103/21/0206/19/02Houghton International Inc.(S) Lubricant additive /emulsifier(S) Fatty acids, C16-18 and C18-unsaturated, branched and linear, esters with triethanolamine
P-02-048203/21/0206/19/02The Prince Manufacturing Company(S) One coat resin for tpo's; adhesives for tpo's(S) 2-propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, polymers with chlorinated maleic anhydride-polypropylene reaction products, cyclohexyl methacrylate and me methacrylate
P-02-048303/20/0206/18/02CBI(G) Acrylic polymer for use in a coating application(G) Copolymer of alkyl acrylates and alkyl methacrylates
P-02-048403/21/0206/19/02CIBA Specialty Chemicals Corp., textile effects(S) Exhaust dyeing of nylon fibers(G) Substituted naphthalenedisulfonic acid amino substituted triazine reaction products with substituted alkyl amino benzenesulfonic acid
P-02-048503/21/0206/19/02CBI(G) Highly dispersive applications(G) Substituted mercaptan
P-02-048603/21/0206/19/02CBI(G) Surface coating additive(G) Organosilane resin
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P-02-048703/22/0206/20/02Johnson Polymer(G) Open, non-dispersive use(G) Vinyl polymer emulsion
P-02-048803/22/0206/20/02Houghton International Inc.(S) Paper additive/softener(S) Imidazolium compounds, 2-(C15-17 and C17-unsaturated branched and linear alkyl)-1-[2-(C16-18 and C18-unsaturated branched and linear amido)ethyl]-3-ethyl-4,5-dihydro, et sulfates
P-02-048903/25/0206/23/02CBI(G) Detergent and cleaner additive(G) Acrylic copolymer
P-02-049003/25/0206/23/02CBI(G) Lubricant(G) C14-18 fatty acids, calcium salts
P-02-049103/25/0206/23/02CBI(G) Pigment dispersant(G) Aromatic polyalkoxylate
P-02-049203/25/0206/23/02CBI(G) Lubricant additive(G) Substituted imidoalkylcarboxylic acid
P-02-049303/25/0206/23/02CBI(G) Lubricant additive(G) Substituted imidoalkylcarboxylic acid
P-02-049403/25/0206/23/02CBI(G) Lubricant additive(G) Substituted imidoalkylcarboxylic acid
P-02-049503/25/0206/23/02Bedoukian Research, Inc.(S) Chemical intermediate(G) Branched alkyl ester
P-02-049603/25/0206/23/02CBI(S) Resin for coatings(G) Acrylic resin
P-02-049703/25/0206/23/02CBI(S) Resin for coatings(G) Acrylic resin
P-02-049803/25/0206/23/02CBI(S) Resin for coatings(G) Acrylic resin
P-02-049903/25/0206/23/02CBI(S) Resin for coatings(G) Acrylic resin
P-02-050003/26/0206/24/02CBI(S) The function is as a binder for roadmarking inks(S) Fatty acids, C16-18 and C18-unsaturated, branched and linear, polymers with glycerol, maleic anhydride and rosin
P-02-050103/20/0206/18/02Powdertech corporation(S) Carrier for electrophotographic developer(S) Ferrite substances, magnetoplumbite-spinel type, magnesium manganese strontium
P-02-050203/26/0206/24/02BASF Corporation(G) Pick-up truck bed liner(G) Ipdi prepolymer
P-02-050303/27/0206/25/02CBI(G) Resin for coatings and inks(G) Aromatic urethane
P-02-050403/27/0206/25/02CBI(G) Site limited intermediate(G) Aromatic aminoether
P-02-050503/27/0206/25/02CBI(G) Sizing agent for paper and paperboard(G) Mpeg-succinate
P-02-050603/27/0206/25/02CBI(G) Open use, substrate(G) Aromatic pyromellitic tetrapolyimide
P-02-050703/28/0206/26/02Tomen America Inc.(S) Black coloring agent for paper(S) 2,7-naphthalenedisulfonic acid, 4-[[4-[[7-[[2,4(2,6 or 3,5)-diaminosulfophenyl]azo]-1-hydroxy-3-sulfo-2-naphthalenyl]azo]-5-methoxy-2-methylphenyl]azo]-5-hydroxy-, tetrasodium salt
P-02-050803/29/0206/27/02CBI(G) Additive, open, non-dispersive use(G) Polyether modified polysiloxane
P-02-050903/29/0206/27/02The Dow Chemical Company(S) Latex binder for ceiling tile(G) Proprietary carboxylated styrene/acrylate polymer
P-02-051003/29/0206/27/02Hercules Incorporated(S) Surfactant(G) Polyethylene glycol fatty 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. 32 Notices of Commencement From: 03/16/02 to 03/31/02

Case No.Received DateCommencement/Import DateChemical
P-00-016003/29/0203/04/02(G) Modified acrylate copolymer
P-00-030603/26/0201/21/02(S) Sulfuric acid, dimethyl ester, compound with alpha,alpha′,alpha′′,alpha′′′-[1,6-hexanediylbis (nitrilodi-2,1-ethanediyl)] tetrakis [omega-hydroxypoly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl)]
P-00-036304/01/0203/13/02(G) Asphatic ester
P-00-052003/29/0203/11/02(G) Perfluoroalkyl epoxide
P-00-104803/21/0203/06/02(G) Alkyl metal silicate
P-00-114503/26/0201/23/02(S) Hexanoic acid, 5-methyl-
P-01-003103/22/0202/28/02(G) Amine phosphate
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P-01-019303/29/0203/14/02(G) Styrene-methacrylate copolymer
P-01-031903/18/0203/11/02(G) Vinyl-terminated polydimethylsiloxane
P-01-046703/21/0203/07/02(G) Organic transition metal complex
P-01-052503/18/0210/10/01(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
P-01-083203/20/0203/11/02(G) Polymeric acrylic ester
P-01-094604/01/0201/18/02(G) Alkoxylated fatty amine
P-01-094704/01/0203/11/02(G) Meko blocked aromatic polyisocyanate based on tdi
P-02-003603/20/0202/15/02(S) Imidazolium compounds, 2-(C15-17 and C17 unsaturated branched and linear alkyl)-1-ethyl-4,5-dihydro-3-(hydroxyethyl), et sulfates (salts)
P-02-003703/20/0202/22/02(S) Imidazolium compounds, 2-(C15-17 and C17-unsaturated branched and linear alkyl)-1-[2-(C16-18 and C18 branched and linear amido)ethyl]-3-ethyl-4,5-dihydro, et sulfates
P-02-003803/18/0202/20/02(G) Modified acrylic emulsion
P-02-007003/20/0202/27/02(S) 2-propenoic acid, polymer with sodium 4-ethenylbenzenesulfonate
P-02-008103/29/0203/14/02(G) Styrene-methacrylate copolymer
P-02-008203/29/0203/14/02(G) Styrene-methacrylate copolymer
P-02-008303/29/0203/14/02(G) Styrene-methacrylate copolymer
P-02-008403/29/0203/14/02(G) Styrene-methacrylate copolymer
P-02-008503/29/0203/14/02(G) Styrene-methacrylate copolymer
P-02-010503/27/0203/18/02(S) 1,3-benzenedicarboxylic acid, 5-sulfo-, monosodium salt, polymer with 1,3, benzenedicarboxylic acid, 1,4-benzenedicarboxylic acid, 1,2-ethanediol, 2,2′-[1,2-ethanediylbis(oxy)]bis[ethanol] and 2,2′-oxybis[ethanol]
P-02-011003/21/0203/12/02(S) Tantalum, tris(n-ethylethanaminato)[2-methyl-2-propanaminato(2-)]-, (t-4)-
P-02-012203/27/0203/21/02(G) Sodium salt of a disubstituted diazo-amino-hydroxy-naphthalenedisulfonic acid
P-02-014003/25/0203/13/02(G) Acrylic copolymer polyurethane dispersion
P-02-014803/25/0203/20/02(G) Polyester resin
P-93-051203/27/0202/14/02(G) Zinc dialkyldithiocarbamate
P-94-099103/18/0202/19/02(G) Acrylic modified epoxy ester
P-96-006603/21/0203/05/02(G) Hydroxy functional polyester
P-96-017204/03/0203/14/02(G) Mono and di-amine salt carboxylate
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Dated: April 26, 2002.

Mary Louise Hewlett,

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

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