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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 26, 2009 through June 12, 2009, 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.

DATES:

Comments identified by the specific PMN number or TME number, must be received on or before August 17, 2009.

ADDRESSES:

Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPPT-2009-0367, 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-2009-0367. 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-2009-0367. 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 Docket. 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 Start Printed Page 34569as 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 May 26, 2009 through June 12, 2009, 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 TMEs

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 I. 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.—41 Premanufacture Notices Received From: 5/26/09 to 6/12/09

Case No.Received DateProjected Notice End DateManufacturer/ImporterUseChemical
P-09-038205/26/0908/23/09Novozymes Biologicals, Inc.(S) Nutrient for agriculture; intermediate used to manufacture agriculture soil amendments(S) Iron, citrate phosphate potassium complexes*
P-09-038305/27/0908/24/09CBI(G) Adhesive component(G) Plant oil, polymer with methylenebis[carbomonocyclic isocyanate] and polyether polyols
P-09-038405/27/0908/24/09CBI(G) Adhesion promoter, corrosion inhibitor, pigment dispersant(G) Carboxy functional zircoaluminate chloride hydroxide polymer
P-09-038505/28/0908/25/09CBI(S) Raw material for manufacturing(S) Benzenepropanol, B-methyl-
P-09-038605/29/0908/26/09CBI(G) Raw material(G) Alkenyl succinic anhydride
P-09-038705/29/0908/26/09Cytec Industries Inc.(G) Polyester binding resin(G) Epoxidized fatty acids, polymer with organic acids and alcohols compound with amine alcohol
P-09-038805/28/0908/25/09Specialty Fertilizer LLC(G) Coating of seed to provide micronutrients(S) Butanedioic acid, 2-methylene-, polymer with 2, 5-furandione, copper (2+) manganese (2+) sodium zinc salt, hydrogen peroxide-initiated
P-09-038905/29/0908/26/09CBI(G) Curative for epoxy containing adhesives(S) Phenol, 4,4′-[(1,1,3,3-tetramethyl-1,3-disiloxanediyl)di-2,1-ethanediyl]bis-, 1,1′-diacetate
P-09-039006/01/0908/29/09CBI(G) Raw material(G) Substituted acrylamide
P-09-039106/01/0908/29/09CBI(G) Papermaking process aid(G) Polyamide epichlorohydrin resin salt (PMN substances A-F)
P-09-039206/01/0908/29/09CBI(G) Papermaking process aid(G) Polyamide epichlorohydrin resin salt (PMN substances A-F)
P-09-039306/01/0908/29/09CBI(G) Papermaking process aid(G) Polyamide epichlorohydrin resin salt (PMN substances A-F)
P-09-039406/01/0908/29/09CBI(G) Papermaking process aid(G) Polyamide epichlorohydrin resin salt (PMN substances A-F)
P-09-039506/01/0908/29/09CBI(G) Papermaking process aid(G) Polyamide epichlorohydrin resin salt
P-09-039606/01/0908/29/09CBI(G) Papermaking process aid(G) Polyamide epichlorohydrin resin salt
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P-09-039706/02/0908/30/09CBI(G) Site limited intermediate(G) Aromatic diamine
P-09-039806/02/0908/30/09CBI(S) Anti-scaling agent for water treatment; co-builder for detergents; drilling mud additive; dispersant for solid materials in water based coatings(G) Polyitaconic acid
P-09-039906/02/0908/30/09CBI(S) Antiscaling agent; water treatment; dispersant(G) Itaconic acid 2-acrylamido-2-methyl-1-propanesulfonic acid copolymer
P-09-040006/02/0908/30/09CBI(G) Monomer(G) Vinyl carboxylic acid ester
P-09-040106/03/0908/31/09CBI(S) Base resin for ultraviolet light and electron beam curable formulation(G) Hexanedioic acid, polymer with 1,2-ethanediol and 5-isocyanato-1-(isocyanatomethyl)-1,3,3-trimethylcyclohexane, vinyl functionality blocked
P-09-040206/03/0908/31/09CBI(G) Surfactant / dispersants(G) Oxoalkyl amino acid reaction product, sodium salt
P-09-040306/04/0909/01/09CBI(S) Raw material used in ultra violet curable inks and coatings(G) Alkyd resin
P-09-040406/04/0909/01/09CBI(G) Open, non-dispersive use (water-borne coating systems(G) Blocked non-ionic polyurethane thickener
P-09-040506/04/0909/01/09CBI(G) Open, non-dispersive use (water-borne coatings systems)(G) Blocked non-ionic polyurethane thickener
P-09-040606/04/0909/01/09CBI(G) Open, non-dispersive use (water-borne coatings systems)(G) Blocked non-iocnic polyurethane thickener
P-09-040706/04/0909/01/09CBI(G) Open, non-dispersive use (water-borne coatings systems)(G) Blocked non-ionic polyurethane thickener
P-09-040806/04/0909/01/09CBI(G) Open, dispersive use (water-borne coatings systems)(G) Blocked non-ionic polyurethane thickener
P-09-040906/05/0909/02/09CBI(G) Coatings(G) Urethane acrylate
P-09-041006/05/0909/02/09CBI(G) Component of pesticide formulation(G) Carbonic acid di-alkyl ester polymer with polyether polyol, alkyl isocyante and glycol ether
P-09-041106/05/0909/02/09CBI(G) Thermoset adhesive component(S) 2-propenoic acid, 3-(5,5,6-trimethylbicyclo[2.2.1]hept-2-yl)cyclohexyl ester
P-09-041206/08/0909/05/09CBI(G) Coating additive [open/non-dispersive use](G) Methacrylic polymer
P-09-041306/08/0909/05/09CBI(G) Fuel additive(G) Formaldehyde, reaction products with alkylphenol, alkylamine, phenol polyalkylene derivates
P-09-041406/09/0909/06/09CBI(G) Printing additive(G) Polyester resin
P-09-041506/09/0909/06/09CBI(G) Component in a polyurethane adhesive / sealant(G) Polyester / ether urethane prepolymer
P-09-041706/03/0908/31/09Nanocyl Corporation, a Georgia Corporation(S) Additive to improve electrical, thermal and / or mechanical properties of thermoplastic, thermoset and - coating materials(S) Short tangled multi-wall carbon nanotubes obtained by catalytical chemical vapour deposition
P-09-041806/10/0909/07/09CBI(G) Destructive use(G) Surface modified aluminum hydroxide
P-09-041906/10/0909/07/09CBI(G) Resin binder for nonwoven application(G) Modified styrene maleic anhydride polymer
P-09-042006/11/0909/08/09CIBA Corporation(S) Reactive diluent (cut epoxy resins in, polymer building block) epoxy curing agent(S) Oxiranem 2-[(2-propen-1-yloxy)methyl]-, manufacture of, by-products from, distillation residues
P-09-042106/11/0909/08/09CBI(G) Additive, open, non-dispersive use(G) Polyamine adduct
P-09-042206/11/0909/08/09CBI(G) Additive, open, non-dispersive use(G) Polyamine adduct
P-09-042306/11/0909/08/09CBI(G) Additive, open, non-dispersive use(G) Polyamine adduct

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II.—1 Test Marketing Exemption Notices Received From: 5/26/09 to 6/12/09

Case No.Received DateProjected Notice End DateManufacturer/ImporterUseChemical
T-09-001205/29/0907/12/09Cytec Industries Inc.(G) Polyester binding resin(G) Epoxidized fatty acids, polymer with organic acids and alcohols compd. with amine alcohol

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.—14 Notices of Commencement From: 5/26/09 to 6/12/09

Case No.Received DateCommencement Notice End DateChemical
P-00-051005/27/0904/28/09(G) Anionic oil modified polyurethane dispersion
P-04-000606/05/0904/30/09(G) Arylphosphine copper iodide
P-07-046006/04/0905/28/09(G) Polyoxyethylene alkyl ether phosphate
P-08-026306/10/0905/23/09(S) Ethanol, 2,2′-[[3-[(2-hydroxyethyl)amino]propyl]imino]bis-, N-(hydrogenated tallow alkyl) derivates
P-08-054706/04/0906/01/09(G) Polyether urethane block copolymer compound with unsaturated fatty acids
P-08-072705/26/0905/15/09(G) Hydroxyl alkyl acrylate ester, polymer with acrylates, aromatic vinyl monomer, cycloaliphatic lactone, and alkyl carboxylic acid, peroxide initiated
P-09-000806/09/0905/26/09(S) Propanoic acid, 3-hydroxy-2-(hydroxymethyl)-2-methyl-, polymer with 1,3-dioxolan-2-one, 1,6-hexanediol, hydrazine, 5-isocyanato-1-(isocyanatomethyl)-1,3,3-trimethylcyclohexane and 1,5-pentanediol, ethanolamine-blocked, compounds with triisopropanolamine
P-09-010306/03/0905/21/09(G) Formaldehyde, polymers with alkyl aromatic phenol, cycloaliphatic-phenol polymer glycidyl ether, epichlorohydrin and aromatic diol, acrylic cycloaliphatic carboxylates.
P-09-017106/08/0905/19/09(G) Halogenated carbamyal benzoyl alkyl sulfamide
P-09-018206/08/0905/27/09(G) 2-propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, polymer with ethenylbenzene, ethyl-2-propenoate, formaldehyde, 2-hydroxyethyl 2-propenoate, methyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate and substituted monoheterocycle, tert-bu2ethylhexaneperoxoate-initiated, compounds with 2(dimethylamino)ethanol
P-09-018406/09/0905/28/09(G) Polyester polyurethane acrylate oligomer
P-09-019006/09/0906/02/09(S) Fatty acids, C18-unsaturated, dimers, di-me esters, hydrogenated, bis[4-(acetyloxy)benzoates]
P-09-020506/02/0905/13/09(G) Quaternary ammonium compound
P-09-020605/28/0905/20/09(G) Alkymethacrylate
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Dated: July 9, 2009.

Chandler Sirmons,

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

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[FR Doc. E9-16927 Filed 7-15-09; 8:45 am]

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