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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 May 3, 2002 to May 21, 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-2002-0028 and the specific PMN number, must be received on or before August 5, 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 ID number OPPT-2002-0028 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 ID number OPPT-2002-0028. 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 ID number OPPT-2002-0028 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 ID number OPPT-2002-0028 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 ID 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 May 3, 2002 to May 21, 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 Start Printed Page 44839as 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. 74 Premanufacture Notices Received From: 05/03/02 to 05/21/02

Case No.Received DateProjected Notice End DateManufacturer/ImporterUseChemical
P-02-063005/06/0208/04/02Solutia Inc.(S) Resin for industrial paints(G) Modified polyester resin
P-02-063105/06/0208/04/02CBI(S) Reactive dye for textile(G) Substituted naphthalene sulfonic acid, alkali salt
P-02-063205/06/0208/04/02CBI(S) Acrylic polymer used as a photoresist component(G) Acrylic polymer
P-02-063305/06/0208/04/02Solutia Inc.(S) Resin for industrial paints(G) Modified polyester resin
P-02-063405/07/0208/05/02CBI(G) Fuel oil/diesel oil(G) Methoxymethylbenzenes methylanisoles
P-02-063505/07/0208/05/02CBI(G) Fuel oil/diesel oil(G) Methoxymethylbenzenes methylanisoles
P-02-063605/07/0208/05/02CBI(G) Fuel oil/diesel oil(G) Methoxymethylbenzenes methylanisoles
P-02-063705/07/0208/05/02CBI(G) Fuel oil/diesel oil(G) Methoxymethylbenzenes methylanisoles
P-02-063805/07/0208/05/02Alberdingk Boley Inc.(S) Exterior wood protection(G) Hexanedioic acid, polymer with 2,2-dimethyl-1,3-propanediol, 1,6-hexanediol, hexanedioic acid amide derivative, 3-hydroxy-2-(hydroxymethyl)-2-methylpropanoic acid and 1,1′-methylenebis[4-isocyanatocyclohexane], compound with nu, nu-diethylethaneamine
P-02-063905/07/0208/05/02EM Industries, Inc.(G) Treating agent(S) Silane, trimethoxydecyl-
P-02-064005/08/0208/06/02Clariant LSM (America) Inc.(S) Anti-fouling agent in marine paints(G) Mono-halo tri-alkylsilane
P-02-064105/08/0208/06/02Clariant LSM (America) Inc.(S) Anti-fouling agent in marine paints(G) Tri-alkyl-silyl ester
P-02-064205/08/0208/06/02Clariant LSM (America) Inc.(S) Anti-fouling agent in marine paints(G) Tri-alkylsilyl hydride
P-02-064305/08/0208/06/02Forbo adhesives, LLC(G) Hot melt adhesive(G) Hot melt polyurethane adhesive
P-02-064405/08/0208/06/02Forbo adhesives, LLC(G) Hot melt adhesive(G) Hot melt polyurethane adhesive
P-02-064505/09/0208/07/02Houghton International, Inc.(S) Lubricant additive/emulsifier(S) Fatty acids, C16-18 and C18-unsaturated, branched and linear, diesters with polyethylene glycol
P-02-064605/09/0208/07/02CBI(S) Surfactant for making aqueous adhesive dispersions(G) Ethoxylated phosphate salt
P-02-064705/09/0208/07/02U.S. Paint Corporation(G) Resin for coatings(G) Hydroxyl-terminated aliphatic polycarbonate
P-02-064805/09/0208/07/02Phillips Petroleum Company(S) Hydrocarbon solvent(S) Naphtha (petroleum), hydrodesulfurized, light, dearomatized
P-02-064905/10/0208/08/02CBI(G) Component of polyurethane(G) Aromatic polyester polyol
P-02-065005/10/0208/08/02CBI(G) Component of polyurethane(G) Aromatic polyester polyol
P-02-065105/10/0208/08/02Vantico Corp.(S) Resin for structural composites; resin for electronic laminates(G) Bis(phenol), 3,3-bis(3,4-dihydro-3phenyl-2h-1,3-benzoxazin-6-yl) derivative
P-02-065205/09/0208/07/02CBI(G) Pigment dispersant(G) Polyurethane derivative
P-02-065305/10/0208/08/02Vantico Corp.(S) Resin for electronic laminates; adhesives resin; encapsulants resin; composites resin(G) Polyphenol, 2h-1,3-benzoxazine derivative
P-02-065405/13/0208/11/02CBI(G) Open, non-dispersive, (resin)(G) Powder polyester coating resin
P-02-065505/13/0208/11/02CBI(S) Marine(antifouling) coating(G) Copolymer of acrylic and methacrylic esters
P-02-065605/13/0208/11/02CBI(G) Open, non-dispersive, (resin)(G) Powder coating polyester resin
P-02-065705/13/0208/11/02CBI(G) Open, non-dispersive, (resin)(G) Powder coating resin
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P-02-065805/13/0208/11/02E.i. Dupont De Nemours and Co., Inc(G) Polymer modifier(G) Ethylene copolymer
P-02-065905/14/0208/12/02Crompton Corporation(G) Catalyst(S) Stannane, dimethylbis[[(9z)-1-oxo-9-octadecenyl]oxy]-
P-02-066005/15/0208/13/02Dow Agro Sciences(S) Chemical intermediate(G) Chlorooxazole
P-02-066105/15/0208/13/02CBI(G) Open, non-dispersive (urethane)(G) Polyurethane-polyurea based on ipdi
P-02-066205/15/0208/13/02CBI(S) Reactive dye for textile(G) Substituted naphthalene sulfonic acid, alkali salt
P-02-066305/15/0208/13/02CBI(G) Open, non-dispersive (urethane)(G) Polyurethane-polyurea based on ipdi
P-02-066405/15/0208/13/02American Honda Motor Co., Inc.(S) Component of electrolyte for capacitor of automobile(S) Ethanaminium, nu,nu-diethyl-nu-methyl-, tetrafluoroborate (1-)
P-02-066505/15/0208/13/02Crompton Corporation(G) Lubricating oil additive(S) Benzoic acid, 5-dodecyl-2-hydroxy-, calcium salt (2:1), branched
P-02-066605/16/0208/14/02CBI(S) Additive for adhesion of rubber to metal in tire and wire coatings(G) Dicyclopentadiene-resorcinol copolymer
P-02-066705/15/0208/13/02Houghton international, Inc.(S) Lubricant additive/emulsifier(S) Fatty acids, C16-18 and C18-unsaturated, branched and linear, esters with polyethylene glycol mono(branched 4-nonylphenyl) ether
P-02-066805/13/0208/11/02Wacker silicones, a division of wacker chemical corporation(S) Binder for silicone coatings(S) Siloxanes and silicones, di-me, polymers with ph silsesquioxanes, hydrolyzed, reaction products with trimethoxy[3-(oxiranylmethoxy)propyl]silane
P-02-066905/16/0208/14/02CBI(S) Resin component for ultraviolet cure coatings(G) Aliphatic diacrylate
P-02-067005/16/0208/14/02Gelest, Inc.(S) Catalyst research(S) Titanium, chlorotris(2-propanolato)-
P-02-067105/14/0208/12/02Vulcan Performance Chemicals(G) Open, non-dispersive use in paper pulp(G) Alkoxylated alkyl ether phosphate
P-02-067205/20/0208/18/02E.I. Dupont De Nemours and Co., Inc(G) Polymeric polymer additive-open non-dispersive(G) Modified polyvinyl butyral
P-02-067305/20/0208/18/02E.I. Dupont De Nemours and Co., Inc(G) Polymeric polymer additive-open non-dispersive(G) Modified polyvinyl butyral
P-02-067405/20/0208/18/02E.I. Dupont De Nemours and Co., Inc(G) Polymeric polymer additive-open non-dispersive(G) Modified polyvinyl butyral
P-02-067505/20/0208/18/02E.I. Dupont De Nemours and Co., Inc(G) Polymeric polymer additive-open non-dispersive(G) Modified polyvinyl butyral
P-02-067605/20/0208/18/02E.I. Dupont De Nemours and Co., inc(G) Polymeric polymer additive-open non-dispersive(G) Modified polyvinyl butyral
P-02-067705/20/0208/18/02E.I. Dupont De Nemours and Co., Inc(G) Polymeric polymer additive-open non-dispersive(G) Modified polyvinyl butyral
P-02-067805/20/0208/18/02CBI(S) Intermediate for polyurethanes(G) Urethane diol
P-02-067905/20/0208/18/02CBI(S) Laminating adhesive; ink receptive coating (printing)(G) Polyester polyurethane polymer
P-02-068005/20/0208/18/02CBI(G) Destructive use-plastics additive(G) Surface modified aluminum hydroxide
P-02-068105/20/0208/18/02CBI(G) Destructive use-plastics additive(G) Surface modified aluminum hydroxide
P-02-068205/20/0208/18/02CBI(G) Destructive use-plastics additive(G) Surface modified aluminum hydroxide
P-02-068305/20/0208/18/02CBI(G) Destructive use-plastics additive(G) Surface modified aluminum hydroxide
P-02-068405/20/0208/18/02CBI(G) Destructive use-plastics additive(G) Surface modified aluminum hydroxide
P-02-068505/21/0208/19/02Meadwestvaco Corporation - Specialty Chemicals Division(S) Binding agent in paper coatings(G) Butyl acrylate, polymer with styrene and methylamino chloride compounds
P-02-068605/21/0208/19/02CBI(G) Emulsifier or surfactant(G) Alkylamidoalkylsulfonic acid salt
P-02-068705/21/0208/19/02CBI(G) Emulsifier or surfactant(G) Alkylamidoalkylsulfonic acid salt
P-02-068805/21/0208/19/02CBI(G) Chemical intermediate(G) Unsaturated hydrocarbon
P-02-068905/21/0208/19/02CBI(G) Chemical intermediate(G) Unsaturated hydrocarbon
P-02-069005/21/0208/19/02CBI(G) Chemical intermediate(G) Unsaturated hydrocarbon
P-02-069105/21/0208/19/02CBI(G) Chemical intermediate(G) Unsaturated hydrocarbon
P-02-069205/21/0208/19/02CBI(G) Lubricant base fluid(G) Saturated hydrocarbon
P-02-069305/21/0208/19/02CBI(G) Lubricant base fluid(G) Saturated hydrocarbon
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P-02-069405/21/0208/19/02CBI(G) Lubricant base fluid(G) Saturated hydrocarbon
P-02-069505/21/0208/19/02CBI(G) Lubricant base fluid(G) Saturated hydrocarbon
P-02-069605/21/0208/19/02CBI(G) Polymeric binder(G) Styrene-methacrylate copolymer
P-02-069705/20/0208/18/02CBI(G) Catalyst component(G) Dineopentyl-4-substituted phthalate
P-02-071605/21/0208/19/02Meadwestvaco Corporation - Specialty Chemicals Division(S) Binding agent in paper coatings(G) Butyl acrylate, polymer with styrene and methylamino chloride compounds, nitrate
P-02-071705/21/0208/19/02Meadwestvaco Corporation - Specialty Chemicals Division(S) Binding agent in paper coatings(G) Butyl acrylate, polymer with styrene and methylamino chloride compounds, lactate
P-02-071805/21/0208/19/02Meadwestvaco Corporation - Specialty Chemicals Division(S) Binding agent in paper coatings(G) Butyl acrylate, polymer with styrene and methylamino chloride compounds, acetate
P-02-071905/21/0208/19/02Meadwestvaco Corporation - Specialty Chemicals Division(S) Binding agent in paper coatings(G) Butyl acrylate, polymer with styrene and methylamino chloride compounds, hydrochloride
P-02-072005/21/0208/19/02Meadwestvaco Corporation - Specialty Chemicals Division(S) Binding agent in paper coatings(G) Butyl acrylate, polymer with styrene and methylamino chloride compounds, citrate
P-02-072105/21/0208/19/02Meadwestvaco Corporation - Specialty Chemicals Division(S) Binding agent in paper coatings(G) Butyl acrylate, polymer with styrene and methylamino chloride compounds, acrylate

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. 26 Notices of Commencement From: 05/03/02 to 05/21/02

Case No.Received DateCommencement/Import DateChemical
P-00-001105/21/0204/15/02(G) Alcohols, ethoxylated propoxylated
P-00-114905/20/0204/16/02(S) Benzene, diethenyl-, polymer with ethenylbenzene and ethenylethylbenzene, chloromethylated, cyclized, reaction products with ethylbenzene
P-01-018705/16/0205/10/02(G) Fatty acids, tall-oil, reaction products with castor oil and substituted amines, acetates
P-01-018805/16/0205/10/02(G) Fatty acids, tall-oil, reaction products with castor oil and substituted amines, phosphates
P-01-023805/07/0204/10/02(G) Modified polyacrylate
P-01-026205/13/0204/28/02(G) Distillates (petroleum), steam-cracked, polymers with light steam-cracked petroleum conc. and tall oil fatty acid
P-01-083305/07/0204/26/02(G) Crosslinked polyamine
P-01-086905/03/0204/22/02(G) Acrylic polymer
P-01-087005/06/0205/01/02(G) Acrylic non-aqueous dispersion
P-02-001705/07/0204/04/02(G) Azo oil soluble dye
P-02-005705/10/0204/16/02(G) Polycarboxylic resin
P-02-009505/13/0204/09/02(G) Substituted pyridine
P-02-012105/03/0204/08/02(S) Siloxanes and silicones, di-me, hydrogen-terminated, reaction products with bisphenol a diglycidyl ether and 10-undecenoic acid
P-02-015705/03/0204/15/02(G) Polyurethane-poly carbonate polymer
P-02-022705/10/0204/12/02(G) Polyether
P-02-023305/10/0204/18/02(G) Modified alkyl ammonium salts
P-02-023605/10/0204/16/02(G) Acrylic copolymer
P-02-024405/10/0204/18/02(G) Urea resin
P-02-026305/10/0204/30/02(G) Acrylate/allylether copolymer
P-02-026805/10/0204/22/02(G) Acrylic copolymer
P-02-027505/10/0204/22/02(G) Acrylic copolymer
P-02-027705/15/0205/08/02(G) Polyester acrylate
P-98-051305/14/0204/22/02(G) Methylacrylate copolymer
P-98-102905/03/0204/21/02(S) 1,2-ethanediamine, n-[3-(triethoxysilyl)propyl]-
P-99-085105/08/0201/16/02(G) Metal ammine nitrate complex
P-99-132705/03/0204/02/02(G) Halogenated alkane
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Dated: June 20, 2002.

Mary Louise Hewlett,

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

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