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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 December 1, 2007 thru December 31, 2007 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.

DATES:

Comments identified by the specific PMN number or TME number, must be received on or before March 21, 2008.

ADDRESSES:

Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPPT-2007-0087, by one of the following methods:

  • Federal eRulemaking Portal: 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-2007-0087. 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 DCO'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-2007-0087. EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included in the docket without change and may be made available on-line 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” system, 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 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. For additional information about EPA's public docket, visit the EPA Docket Center homepage at http://www.epa.gov/​epahome/​dockets.htm.

Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the docket index available in regulations.gov. To access the electronic docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov, select “Advanced Search,” then “Docket Search.” Insert the docket ID number where indicated and select the “Submit” button. Follow the instructions on the regulations.gov website to view the docket index or access available documents. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, e.g., CBI or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, will be publicly available only in hard copy. Publicly available docket materials are available electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, or, if only available in hard copy, at the OPPT Start Printed Page 9323Docket. The OPPT Docket is located in the EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC) at Rm. 3334, EPA West Bldg., 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. The EPA/DC Public Reading Room hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays. The telephone number of the EPA/DC Public Reading Room is (202) 566-1744, and the telephone number for the OPPT Docket is (202) 566-0280. Docket visitors are required to show photographic identification, pass through a metal detector, and sign the EPA visitor log. All visitor bags are processed through an X-ray machine and subject to search. Visitors will be provided an EPA/DC badge that must be visible at all times in the building and returned upon departure.

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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 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 as 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 ID 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 your estimate in sufficient detail to allow for it to be reproduced.

vi. Provide specific examples to illustrate your concerns and suggest 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 December 1, 2007 thru December 31, 2007 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.

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. 48 Premanufacture Notices Received From: 12/01/07 to 12/31/07

Case No.Received DateProjected Notice End DateManufacturer/ImporterUseChemical
P-08-011312/05/0703/03/08Firmenich Inc.(S) Aroma for use in fragrance mixtures, which in turn are used in perfumes, soaps, cleansers, etc.(S) Oils, vanilla tahitensis
P-08-011412/05/0703/03/08CBI(S) Redispersible polymer powder for dry mortar applications(G) Alkanoic acid, ethenyl ester, polymer with ethenyl acetate and alkyl 2-propenoate
P-08-011512/07/0703/05/08CBI(G) Open, non-dispersive use in packaging manufacture(G) Olefin copolymer
P-08-011612/07/0703/05/08CBI(G) Colourant dispersant(G) Acrylic polymer
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P-08-011712/07/0703/05/08CBI(G) Non-dispersive use(G) Bisphenol A / Epichlorohydrin epoxy polymer reaction product with amines, neutralized with methane sulfonic acid
P-08-011812/07/0703/05/08Newrub Tire Recycling, LLC(S) Modifier used to devulcanize rubber(G) Amide-alkyldioic acid compound
P-08-011912/07/0703/05/08CBI(G) Raw material for cleaners(G) 1-alkanaminium, N-(carboxymethyl)-3-(formylamino)-N,N-dimethyl-, inner salt
P-08-012012/07/0703/05/08CBI(S) Hardener in a 2K system for coatings applications(G) Ketamine resin
P-08-012112/05/0703/03/08CBI(G) A synthetic resin raw material for industrial paints and coatings(G) Acryloylisocyanate
P-08-012212/04/0703/02/08CBI(G) Coating resin for organic electrophotographic photoconductor(G) Siloxane and silicone polymer
P-08-012312/07/0703/05/08Eastman Kodak Company(S) Intermediate used to manufacture imaging media/products(G) Disubstituted benzenamine
P-08-012412/12/0703/10/08CBI(S) Gas hydration inhibitor(G) Quaternary ammonium compound
P-08-012512/12/0703/10/08Piedmont Chemical Industries L, LLC(S) Resin for curable coatings(G) Methacrylate ester of a polyester from an aromatic dicarboxylate and alkyl polyols
P-08-012612/13/0703/11/08CBI(G) Adhesive polymer for open, non-dispersive use(G) Blocked polyurethane based on hydrogenated C-18 fatty acids; 3-hydroxy-2-(hydroxymethyl)-2-methylpropanoic acid, methylenebis[isocyanatobenzene], polyalkylene glycol and trimethylolpropane
P-08-012712/13/0703/11/08Firmenich Inc.(S) Aroma for use in fragrance mixtures, which in turn are used in perfumes, soaps, cleansers, etc.(S) 2-hexenoic acid, 2-methyl-, methyl ester
P-08-012812/14/0703/12/08CBI(G) Lubricant additive(G) Neopentylglycol dialkanoate
P-08-012912/14/0703/12/08CBI(G) Open, non-dispersive use.(G) Acrylic, vinyl and methacrylic copolymer, quaternary salt with aryl sulfonate
P-08-013012/17/0703/15/08CBI(G) Adhesive and raw material of paints(G) Polyalkyleneoxide grafted polypropylene
P-08-013112/17/0703/15/08CBI(G) Adhesive and raw material of paints(G) Polyalkyleneoxide grafted polypropylene
P-08-013212/18/0703/16/083M Company(G) Protective treatment(G) Blocked fluorochemical urethane
P-08-013312/19/0703/17/08Givaudan Fragrances Corporation(G) Highly dispersive use(S) Octanal, 6-methoxy-2,6-dimethyl-
P-08-013412/19/0703/17/08CBI(G) Polyester substrat application auxiliary(G) 4-(trisubstituted phenylazo)-3-methyl-N,N- disubstituted aniline
P-08-013512/20/0703/18/08CBI(S) Adhesives and sealants(G) Silylated acrylic resin
P-08-013612/20/0703/18/08CBI(G) Specialty polyol for in-house manufacturing(G) Polyethylene diethylene succinate
P-08-013712/20/0703/18/08CBI(G) Mechanical devices(G) Mdi polyester prepolymer
P-08-013812/20/0703/18/08Arkema Inc.(S) Chain transfer agent(S) Carbonotrithioic acid, bis(phenylmethyl)ester
P-08-013912/20/0703/18/08CBI(G) Additive auxiliary for polyester substrates(G) Disubstituted -6- hydroxyl-2-oxo-5-[disubstituted phenyl azo] -3- carbonitrile
P-08-014012/21/0703/19/08Zydex USA(S) Waterproofing agent for cementitious building materials; surface modification agent for aggregates(G) Organosilicon quaternary ammonium chloride salt
P-08-014112/21/0703/19/08Zydex USA(G) Waterproofing agent for cementitious building materials; surface modification agent for aggregates(G) Organosilicon quaternary ammonium chloride salt
P-08-014212/26/0703/24/08CBI(G) Polymer stabilizer(G) Organophosphite
P-08-014312/26/0703/24/08CBI(G) Surfactant(G) Alkoxylated linear alcohol
P-08-014412/26/0703/24/08CBI(G) This PMN substance will be used for blending lubricants and its downstream end use will include both contained use and destructive use(G) Distillates (Fischer - Tropsch), heavy
P-08-014512/26/0703/24/08CBI(G) Polyurethane surfactant(G) Trisiloxane copolymer
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P-08-014612/26/0703/24/08ICI Performance Products LP(S) Opacifying pigment for ceramic whiteware; opacifying pigment for building products; pigment for paints and coatings; pigment for specialty papers(S) Diphosphoric acid, calcium salt (1:1)
P-08-014712/26/0703/24/08CBI(G) Thermal ink transfer ribbon(G) Modified polycarbonate
P-08-014812/21/0703/19/08CBI(G) Additive for coating compositions(G) Substituted phthalocyanine
P-08-015112/26/0703/24/08CBI(S) Disperse dye for textile(G) Substituted nitro phenyl azo
P-08-015212/26/0703/24/083M(G) Manufacture of plastic film(G) Glycol modified pen (polyethylene naphthalate) polyester
P-08-015312/21/0703/19/08The Dow Chemical Company(S) Polymer intermediate for polyurethane foam(G) Polymer of fatty acids methyl esters hydroformylation products, hydrogenated, with alkylene oxides
P-08-015412/21/0703/19/08The Dow Chemical Company(S) Polymer intermediate for polyurethane foam(G) Polymer of fatty acids methyl esters hydroformylation products, hydrogenated, with alkylene oxides
P-08-015512/21/0703/19/08The Dow Chemical Company(S) Polymer intermediate for polyurethane foam(G) Polymer of fatty acids methyl esters hydroformylation products, hydrogenated, with alkylene oxides
P-08-015612/28/0703/26/08Ashland Inc., Environmental Health and Safety(G) Lamination adhesive(G) Polyalkylester, polymer with .alpha.-hydro-.omega.-hydroxypoly[oxy(methyl-1,2-ethanediyl)], 3-hydroxy-2-(hydroymethyl)-2-methylpropanoic acid and alkyldiisocyanate, ammonium salt
P-08-015712/31/0703/29/08CBI(G) Raw material for the manufacturing of release coatings(G) Quaternary ammonium compounds, dialkyl dimethyl, halides, reaction products with silica

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. 51 Notices of Commencement From: 12/01/07 to 12/31/07

Case No.Received DateCommencement Notice End DateChemical
P-03-069412/03/0711/08/07(G) Rosin, polymer with a monocarboxylic acid, a phenol, maleic anhydride, formaldehyde and pentaerythritol, metal salts
P-05-014912/10/0711/08/07(S) 3-cyclohexene-1-carboxylic acid, 2,6,6-trimethyl-, methyl ester, (1r,2s)-
P-06-002412/12/0711/21/07(G) Aliphatic urethane acrylate oligomer
P-06-019112/10/0711/06/07(S) Propanamide, 2,2′-azobis[n-(2-hydroxyethyl)-2-methyl-
P-06-079912/28/0712/01/07(S) Hexanedioic acid, polymer with 2,2-dimethyl-1,3-propanediol, hexahydro-1,3-isobenzofurandione and 1,2-propanediol
P-07-009412/27/0711/27/07(G) Anthranilate
P-07-021112/26/0712/04/07(G) Toluene halo alkyl sulfo derivative
P-07-021212/26/0712/05/07(G) Toluene halo alkyl sulfo derivative
P-07-021312/26/0712/03/07(G) Toluene halo alkyl sulfo derivative
P-07-021412/26/0711/29/07(G) Toluene halo alkyl sulfo derivative
P-07-024212/11/0711/19/07(G) Acrylate siline adduct
P-07-036312/20/0711/27/07(G) Butylene phthalate(poly-1,3-propyleneoxide) phthalate copolymer
P-07-042412/03/0711/16/07(G) Acrylic polymer with vinyl acetate and acrylonitrile
P-07-043312/17/0711/27/07(G) Alkyl heteroaryl chloroaluminate
P-07-046812/27/0711/20/07(G) Brominated epoxy novolac
P-07-048312/11/0712/04/07(G) Urethane polymer methacrylate-blocked
P-07-049612/19/0712/05/07(S) Oxiranemethanamine, N-[3-(oxiranylmethoxy)phenyl]-N-(oxiranylmethyl)-
P-07-050212/17/0711/21/07(G) Acrylic styrenic acrylamide polyether ammonium salt polymer
P-07-050912/18/0712/13/07(G) Reactive cyclodextrin derivative
P-07-052212/17/0711/28/07(G) Carbon black, (3-methylphenyl)-modified, substituted
P-07-053612/14/0712/03/07(G) Aromatic hydrogenated poly alkyldiene containing poly alkyl methacrylate
P-07-054112/03/0711/14/07(G) Polyurethane derivative
P-07-054212/04/0710/31/07(G) Mixed polyol - gylcerol fatty acid ester
P-07-057012/27/0712/12/07(G) Modified ethylene-vinyl alcohol (evoh) polymer
P-07-057612/20/0711/23/07(G) Hexafluoropropylene-perfluoro (alkyl vinyl ether)-tetrafluoroethylene copolymer
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P-07-058112/03/0711/19/07(G) Iminodiacetic acid type chelating resin
P-07-058212/03/0711/19/07(G) Iminodiacetic acid type chelating resin
P-07-058312/03/0711/19/07(G) Special ligand type ion exchange resin
P-07-058412/19/0711/21/07(S) 4-hydroxy-3,5-dimethoxybenzamide (syringamide)
P-07-058512/19/0711/21/07(S) Laccase
P-07-059912/20/0712/06/07(G) Aromatic acrylate monomer
P-07-060212/03/0711/26/07(G) 1-alkene, 10,10-diethoxy-
P-07-060412/26/0712/18/07(G) Poly(oxy-1,2-alkyl), .alpha.-hydro-.omega.-hydroxy-, .alpha.-oxoarylacetate
P-07-060612/05/0711/20/07(G) Polyol ester
P-07-061412/18/0711/21/07(G) 2-arylazo-N-aryl-3-oxo-alkylamide
P-07-062512/20/0712/03/07(G) Cyclic amine polymer with epoxides, alkylcarboxy derivs
P-07-063011/30/0711/27/07(G) Polyester polyether urethane block copolymer
P-07-063712/20/0711/21/07(G) Aluminum mixed metal and mixed diol complex
P-07-064312/27/0712/12/07(G) Hydroxyalkyl methacrylate, polymer with branched benzene, alkyl alkenoate and alkyl fumarate
P-07-064512/27/0712/08/07(G) Hydroxyalkyl methacrylate, polymer with branched benzene, alkyl (C=1-6) methacrylate, alkyl acrylate and alkenoic acid
P-07-065612/19/0712/07/07(G) Substituted triazine derivative
P-07-065712/19/0712/07/07(G) Substituted benzimidazol sulfonic acid
P-07-065912/19/0712/07/07(G) Substituted triazine derivative
P-07-066012/19/0712/07/07(G) Substituted anthraquinone derivative
P-07-066112/19/0712/07/07(G) Substituted phthalocyanine
P-07-067012/17/0712/10/07(G) Butanoic acid, (1r)-1-ethenylalkyl ester
P-07-067112/27/0712/11/07(G) Polyurethane adhesive
P-07-069912/28/0712/22/07(G) Acrylics modified chlorinated polypropylene
P-07-070812/28/0712/22/07(G) Acrylics modified chlorinated polypropylene
P-94-188112/12/0711/01/94(G) Urethane methacrylate
P-99-030311/30/0711/27/07(G) N-butyl, 2-ethylhexyl acrylate copolymer
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Dated: February 8, 2008.

Chandler Sirmons,

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

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