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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 June 5, 2006 to June 15, 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 August 4, 2006.

ADDRESSES:

Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) no. EPA-HQ-OPPT-2006-0549, 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-2006-0549. 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-2006-0549. 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 website is an “anonymous access” systems, which means EPA will not know your identity Start Printed Page 38158or 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 June 5, 2006 to June 15, 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.

III. Receipt and Status Report for PMNs

This status report identifies 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. 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.

I. 34 Premanufacture Notices Received From: 06/05/06 to 06/15/06

Case No.Received DateProjected Notice End DateManufacturer/ImporterUseChemical
P-06-058105/30/0608/27/06CBI(G) Carpet treatment additive(G) Fluoroalkyl methacrylate copolymer
P-06-058205/30/0608/27/06CBI(G) Textile treatment additive(G) Fluoroalkylacrylate copolymer
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P-06-058305/30/0608/27/06CBI(G) Textile treatment additive(G) Fluoroalkyl methacrylate copolymer
P-06-058405/30/0608/27/06CBI(G) Carpet treatment additive(G) Fluoroalkyl methacrylate copolymer
P-06-058505/30/0608/27/06CBI(G) Textile treatment additive(G) Fluoroalkyl methacrylate copolymer
P-06-058605/30/0608/27/06CBI(G) Textile treatment additive(G) Fluoroalkyl methacrylate copolymer
P-06-058705/30/0608/27/06CBI(G) Nonwoven internal additive(G) Fluoroalkyl methacrylate copolymer
P-06-058805/30/0608/27/06CBI(G) Textile treatment additive(G) Fluoroalkyl acrylate copolymer
P-06-058905/31/0608/28/06CBI(G) Energy curable compounds(G) Alkoxylated pentaerythritol tetra acrylate
P-06-059005/31/0608/28/06CBI(G) Open non dispersive (binder)(G) Polyester polyol
P-06-059106/02/0608/30/06CBI(G) Modifier for epoxy formulations(G) Polysulfide epoxy resin adduct
P-06-059206/05/0609/02/06Incorez Corporation(S) Polyurethane resin for coating(S) 1,4-butanediol, polymer with 5-isocyanato-1-(isocyanatomethyl)-1,3,3-trimethylcyclohexane, methyloxirane and oxirane
P-06-059306/05/0609/02/06CBI(G) Open, non-dispersive use(G) Aliphatic isocyanate resin
P-06-059406/06/0609/03/06CBI(G) Destructive use(G) Substituted dioxolane
P-06-059506/06/0609/03/06CBI(G) Destructive use(S) Phosphonium, [2-(1,3-dioxolane-2-yl)ethyl]triphenyl-, bromide-
P-06-059606/06/0609/03/06International Flavors and Fragrances, Inc.(S) Raw material for use in fragrance for soaps, detergents, cleaners and other household products(S) 1h-indene, 2,3,3a,4,5,7a-hexahydro-1,1,2,3,3-pentamethyl-6-(2-propenyl)- 2h-indeno[4,5-b]furan, decahydro-2,6,6,7,8,8-hexamethyl-
P-06-059706/06/0609/03/06PPG Industries, Inc.(G) Component of industrial topcoat(S) Octadecanoic acid, 12-hydroxy-, ion(1-), salts with 1,1-dimethylpropyl ethaneperoxoate-initiated bu acrylate-et acrylate-glycidlyl methacrylate-me methacrylate-propylene glycol monomethacrylate polymer-2,2′-thiobis[ethanol] reacion products lactates (salts)
P-06-059806/06/0609/03/06CBI(G) Adhesive agent(G) Polyester polyol urethane modified epoxy resin
P-06-059906/07/0609/04/06CIBA Specialty Chemicals Corporation(S) Raw material for pigment synthesis(G) PMN substance b) aromatic substituted bis-dihydropyrrole monosodium salt; pmn substance c) aromatic substituted bis-dihydropyrrole disodium salt
P-06-060006/07/0609/04/06CBI(G) Used as a performance enhancer for engineering materials(G) Substituted benzenedicarboxylic acid, 5,5′-oxybis, polymer with substituted[benzenamine]
P-06-060106/07/0609/04/06CBI(G) Used as a performance enhancer for engineering materials(G) Substituted benzenedicarboxylic acid, 5,5′-oxybis, polymer with substituted[benzenamine]
P-06-060206/07/0609/04/06Shin-etsu Silicones of America Inc.(S) Additive of thermoplasticity elastmer(G) Silicone modified acrylic polymer
P-06-060306/07/0609/04/06Degussa Corporation(G) Coating material(G) Alkylether alkenoate
P-06-060406/08/0609/05/06CBI(G) Papermaking chemical(S) Formamide, n-ethenyl-, homopolymer, hydrolyzed, N-(3-amino-3-oxopropyl) derivates
P-06-060506/08/0609/05/06Sasol North America Inc.(S) Polymer performance additive(S) 1-propanamine, 3-(trimethoxysilyl)-, reaction products with boehmite (al(oh)o)
P-06-060606/09/0609/06/06Sasol North America Inc.(S) Polymer performance additive(S) 1-propanamine, 3-(triethoxysilyl)-, reaction products with boehmite (al(oh)o)
P-06-060706/09/0609/06/06CBI(G) Open, non-dispersive use(G) Acrylic polymer
P-06-060806/12/0609/09/06CBI(G) Paint(G) Alkyl acrylate, polymer with alkyl acrylates, styrene and hydroxyalkyl acrylates, peroxide-initiated
P-06-060906/14/0609/11/06CBI(G) Polymer film(G) Dimethyl terephthalate alkanediol copolymer
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P-06-061006/14/0609/11/06CBI(G) Non woven fiber(G) Dimethyl terephthalate alkanediol copolymer
P-06-061106/14/0609/11/06CBI(G) Chemical intermdiate(G) Substituted carbohydrate
P-06-061206/14/0609/11/06CBI(G) Chemical intermediate(G) Substituted carbohydrate
P-06-061306/14/0609/11/06Degussa Corporation(S) Polymer powder f. shapes manufurated by compression molding(S) 1h-3h-benzo[1,2-c:4,5-c']difuran-1,3,5,7-tetrone, polymer with 5,5'-carbonylbis[1,3-isobenzofurandione], 1,3-diisocyanatomethylbenzene and 4,4′-oxybis[benzenamine]
P-06-061406/14/0609/11/06CBI(G) Polymer additive(G) Substituted benzylidene sorbitol

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:

II. 3 Test Marketing Exemptions Notices Received From: 06/05/06 to 06/15/06

Case No.Received DateProjected Notice End DateManufacturer/ImporterUseChemical
T-06-000506/06/0607/20/06PPG Industries, Inc.(G) component of industrial topcoat(S) Octadecanoic acid, 12-hydroxy-, ion(1-), salts with 1,1-dimethylpropyl ethaneperoxoate-initiated bu acrylate-et acrylate-glycidlyl methacrylate-me methacrylate-propylene glycol monomethacrylate polymer-2,2′-thiobis[ethanol] reacion products lactates (salts)
T-06-000606/12/0607/26/06CBI(S) Tinters for latex paint(G) Alkyl monoethanolamide ethoxylate
T-06-000706/12/0607/26/06CBI(S) Tinters for latex paint(G) phosphoric acid ester

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: 06/05/06 to 06/15/06

Case No.Received DateCommencement Notice End DateChemical
P-04-010106/06/0605/22/06(G) Polyolefin aminoester
P-05-035506/06/0610/06/05(G) Poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl), .alpha.-hydro-.omega.-hydroxy-, polymer with alkyl diisocyanate
P-05-037706/06/0605/05/06(G) Silane terminated polyurethane
P-05-072106/07/0605/09/06(G) Formaldehyde, polymer with amines and phenol
P-06-000806/07/0605/08/06(G) Carbon black,4-[(17-substituted-3,6,9,12,15-pentaazaheptadec-1-yl)substituted]phenyl-modified
P-06-012406/07/0605/30/06(G) Modified thionocarbamate
P-06-013806/02/0605/04/06(G) Acrylic polymer
P-06-018006/02/0605/16/06(G) Unsaturated aliphatic urethane acrylate
P-06-029106/06/0605/14/06(S) Hexanedioic acid, polymers with 1,4-butanediol, hydrogenated butadiene-isoprene-styrene polymer and 1,1′-methylenebis[4-isocyanatobenzene]
P-06-029506/05/0605/12/06(S) 2-(difluoromethoxy)-1,1,1-trifluoroethane
P-06-030306/07/0606/05/06(S) Alpha-amylase
P-98-006206/07/0605/01/06(S) Poly(oxy-1,2-(ethanediyl), alpha-hydro-omega-hydroxy, monoethers with lauryl alc. distn. lights
P-98-006306/05/0605/01/06(S) Poly(oxy-1,2-(ethanediyl), alpha-hydro-omega-hydroxy, monoethers with myristyl alc. distn. lights
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Dated: June 20, 2006.

LaRona M. Washington,

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

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