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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 February 27, 2006 to March 10, 2006, 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.

DATES:

Comments identified by the specific PMN number or TME number, must be received on or before April 28, 2006.

ADDRESSES:

Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) no. EPA-HQ-OPPT-2006-0269, by one of the following methods.

  • http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments.
  • Mail: Document Control Office (7407M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001.
  • Hand Delivery: OPPT Document Control Office (DCO, EPA East Bldg., Rm. 6428, 1201 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. Attention: Docket ID number EPA-HQ-OPPT-2006-0269. 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. Such deliveries are only accepted during the Docket's normal hours of operation, and special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information.
  • Instructions: Direct your comments to docket ID number EPA-HQ-OPPT-Start Printed Page 157362006-0269. EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change and may be made available online at http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through regulations.gov or e-mail. The regulations.gov Web site is an “anonymous access” systems, which means EPA will not know your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an e-mail comment directly to EPA without going through regulations.gov your e-mail address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the public docket and made available on the Internet. If you submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you include your name and other contact information in the body of your comment and with any disk or CD ROM you submit. If EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid the use of special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses.

Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the regulations.gov index. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, i.e., CBI or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, is not placed on the Internet and will be publicly available only in hard copy form. Publicly available docket materials are available electronically through regulations.gov or in hard copy at the OPPT Docket, EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), EPA West, Room B102, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. The EPA Docket Center Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Public Reading Room is (202) 566-1744, and the telephone number for the OPPT Docket is (202) 566-0280.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Colby Lintner, Regulatory Coordinator, Environmental Assistance Division, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (7408M), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; 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. What Should I Consider as I Prepare My Comments for EPA?

1. Submitting CBI. Do not submit this information to EPA through regulations.gov or e-mail. Clearly mark the part or all of the information that you claim to be CBI. For CBI information in a disk or CD ROM that you mail to EPA, mark the outside of the disk or CD ROM as CBI and then identify electronically within the disk or CD ROM the specific information that is claimed CBI). In addition to one complete version of the comment that includes 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 docket. Information so marked will not be disclosed except in accordance with procedures set forth in 40 CFR part 2.

2. Tips for preparing your comments. When submitting comments, remember to:

i. Identify the document by docket number and other identifying information (subject heading, Federal Register date and page number).

ii. Follow directions - The agency may ask you to respond to specific questions or organize comments by referencing a Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part or section number.

iii. Explain why you agree or disagree; suggest alternatives and substitute language for your requested changes.

iv. Describe any assumptions and provide any technical information and/or data that you used.

v. If you estimate potential costs or burdens, explain how you arrived at the estimate.

vi. Provide specific examples to illustrate your concerns, and suggested alternatives.

vii. Explain your views as clearly as possible, avoiding the use of profanity or personal threats.

viii. Make sure to submit your comments by the comment period deadline identified.

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 February 27, 2006 to March 10, 2006, consists of the PMNs and TME, 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 TME

This status report identifies the PMNs and TME, 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.

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. Start Printed Page 15737

I. 23 Premanufacture Notices Received From: 02/27/06 to 03/10/06

Case No.Received DateProjected Notice End DateManufacturer/ImporterUseChemical
P-06-032302/24/0605/24/06CBI(S) Ingredient in fragrance compound(G) Cyclo alkyl methyl ester
P-06-032402/24/0605/24/06Nissan Chemical America Corporation(S) Flame retardant in plastic resins(S) 1,3,4,6,7,9,9b-heptaazaphenalene-2,5,8-triamine, compound with n-(4,6-diamino-1,3,5-triazin-2-yl)-1,3,5-triazine-2,4,6-triamine and 1,3,5-triazine-2,4,6-triamine, polyphosphate
P-06-032502/24/0605/24/06CBI(G) Component of foam(G) Fatty acid polymer with aliphatic diol and aromatic diacid
P-06-032802/28/0605/28/06CBI(G) Monomer used to make specialty polymers(G) Isobenzofurandione, (substituted)oxybis-
P-06-032903/01/0605/29/06CBI(G) Synthetic lubricant(G) Fatty acid glycol ester
P-06-033003/01/0605/29/06Macdermid, Incorporated(G) Photocure polymer, open non-dispersive use(G) Oxirane, methyl-, polymer with, .alpha.-hydro-.omega.-hydroxypoly[oxy(methyl-1,2-ethanediyl)], 5-isocyanato-1-[isocyanatomethyl)-1,3,3-trimethylcyclohexane and oxirane, poly(akyl)glycol acrylate-blocked
P-06-033103/01/0605/29/06CBI(S) Polymeric flattening aid for coatings(G) Silicone polyether modified polyester polyurethane.
P-06-033203/02/0605/30/06Cytec Industries Inc.(S) Bonded flame retardant in plastics, particularly synthetic fibers.(G) Phosphine oxide
P-06-033303/02/0605/30/06CBI(G) Thickener(G) 2-propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, polymers with acrylic acid, et acrylate, me methacrylate
P-06-033403/02/0605/30/06CBI(G) Open non dispersive (use in foams)(G) Modified polyurethane
P-06-033503/02/0605/30/06CIBA Specialty Chemicals Corporation(S) Continuous application to cotton fabrics(G) Naphthalenesulfonic acid azo substituted naphthalenesulfonic acid amino substituted triazine amino phenyl sulfonyl compound
P-06-033603/03/0605/31/06CBI(G) Photocopying chemical(G) Azo ferric complex
P-06-033703/03/0605/31/06CBI(G) Photocopying chemical(G) Azo ferric complex
P-06-033803/07/0606/04/06CBI(G) Corrosion inhibitor for metals paint primer for metals(G) Condensation polymerized silane functionalized aliphatic amine
P-06-033903/07/0606/04/06Cytec surface specialties inc.(G) Intermediate polymer for coatings(G) Fatty acids, polymers with substituted acrylates, substituted alkanoic acid, substituted polyglycol and substituted carbomoncyle, peroxide intitiated
P-06-034003/07/0606/04/06Henkel Corporation(S) Lubricant(S) Hexanedioic acid, potassium salt
P-06-034103/07/0606/04/063M Company(G) Film coating additive(G) Surface modified ceramic materials and wares, chemicals
P-06-034203/08/0606/05/06CBI(G) Open, non-dispersive use.(G) Styrene - acrylic copolymer
P-06-034303/09/0606/06/06BP Products North America, Inc(S) Recover components for industrial solvent applications(G) Dialkyl carbocyclo-, reaction products with alkadiene, cyclized, dehydrogenated, isomerized, by-products from, distn. residues
P-06-034403/08/0606/05/06CBI(G) Coating component(G) Mixed metal oxide complex
P-06-034503/09/0606/06/06CBI(G) Additive, open, non-dispersive use(G) Polymethylalkylsiloxane with reactive alkoxy groups
P-06-034603/09/0606/06/06CBI(G) Additive, open, non-dispersive use(G) Urethane modified polyamide
P-06-034703/09/0606/06/06CBI(G) Additive, open, non-dispersive use(G) Polyether modified polyamide
P-06-034803/10/0606/07/06CBI(G) Component of foam(G) Fatty acid polymer with aliphatic diol and aromatic diacid
P-06-034903/10/0606/07/06CBI(G) Component of foam(G) Fatty acid polymer with aliphatic diol and aromatic diacid
P-06-035003/10/0606/07/06CBI(S) Intermediate(G) Polyoxyalkylene ether

In Table II of this unit, EPA provides the following information (to the extent that such information is not claimed as CBI) on the TMEs received: Start Printed Page 15738

II. 1 Test Marketing Exemptions Notice Received From: 02/27/06 to 03/10/06

Case No.Received DateProjected Notice End DateManufacturer/ImporterUseChemical
T-06-000403/02/0604/15/06Cytec Industries Inc.(S) Bonded flame retardant in plastics, particularly synthetic fibers.(G) Phosphine oxide

In Table III 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:

III. 13 Notices of Commencement From: 02/27/06 to 03/10/06

Case No.Received DateCommencement Notice End DateChemical
P-04-043503/03/0602/09/06(G) Polyester of adipic acid
P-05-072002/24/0602/03/06(G) Siloxanes and silicones, di-me, hydroxy alkyl me, me (oxabicyclo alkyl), alkoxylated
P-05-075403/02/0602/23/06(G) Polyurethane resin
P-05-082103/02/0602/16/06(G) Methacrylate amine based polymer
P-05-083602/27/0601/20/06(G) Alkyd resin
P-05-083902/24/0602/15/06(G) Methyl-ethyl-ketoxime blocked polyisocyanate
P-06-002203/02/0602/17/06(G) Fluoroelastomer
P-06-009603/07/0602/15/06(G) Siloxanes and silicones, di-alkyl, 3-hydroxypropyl alkyl, ethers with polyalkylene glycol monocarboxylate
P-06-009703/07/0602/15/06(G) Siloxanes and silicones, di-alkyl, 3-hydroxypropyl alkyl, ethers with polyalkylene glycol, and polyalkylene glycol mono carboxylate
P-06-009803/07/0602/15/06(G) Siloxanes and silicones, di-alkyl, 3-hydroxypropyl alkyl, ethers with polyalkylene glycol and polyalkylene glycol mono alkyl ether
P-06-009903/07/0602/15/06(G) Siloxanes and silicones, di-alkyl, 3-hydroxypropyl alkyl, ethers with polyalkylene glycol and polyalkylene glycol mono alkyl ether
P-06-010003/07/0602/15/06(G) Siloxanes and silicones, di-alkyl, 3-hydroxypropyl alkyl, ethers with polyalkylene glycol and polyalkylene glycol mono carboxylate
P-06-014703/03/0602/27/06(G) Cycloalkenyl ethanone
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Dated: March 20, 2006.

Vicki A. Simons,

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

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[FR Doc. E6-4504 Filed 3-28-06; 8:45 am]

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