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Certain New Chemicals or Significant New Uses; Statements of Findings for January-March 2019

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AGENCY:

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

Section 5(g) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) requires EPA to publish in the Federal Register a statement of its findings after its review of TSCA section 5(a) notices when EPA makes a finding that a new chemical substance or significant new use is not likely to present an unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment. Such statements apply to premanufacture notices (PMNs), microbial commercial activity notices (MCANs), and significant new use notices (SNUNs) submitted to EPA under TSCA section 5. This document presents statements of findings made by EPA on TSCA section 5(a) notices during the period from January 1, 2019 to March 31, 2019.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

For technical information contact: Greg Schweer, Chemical Control Division (7405M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: 202-564-8469; email address: schweer.greg@epa.gov.

For general information contact: The TSCA-Hotline, ABVI-Goodwill, 422 South Clinton Ave., Rochester, NY 14620; telephone number: (202) 554-1404; email 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 submitters of the PMNs addressed in this action.

B. How can I get copies of this document and other related information?

The docket for this action, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPPT-2018-0097, is available at http://www.regulations.gov or at the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics Docket (OPPT Docket), Environmental Protection Agency Docket Center (EPA/DC), West William Jefferson Clinton Bldg., Rm. 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave, NW, Washington, DC. The 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. Please review the visitor instructions and additional information about the docket available at http://www.epa.gov/​dockets.

II. What action is the Agency taking?

This document lists the statements of findings made by EPA after review of notices submitted under TSCA section 5(a) that certain new chemical substances or significant new uses are not likely to present an unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment. This document presents statements of findings made by EPA during the period from January 1, 2019 to March 31, 2019.

III. What is the Agency's authority for taking this action?

TSCA section 5(a)(3) requires EPA to review a TSCA section 5(a) notice and make one of the following specific findings:

  • The chemical substance or significant new use presents an unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment;
  • The information available to EPA is insufficient to permit a reasoned evaluation of the health and environmental effects of the chemical substance or significant new use;
  • The information available to EPA is insufficient to permit a reasoned evaluation of the health and environmental effects and the chemical substance or significant new use may present an unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment;
  • The chemical substance is or will be produced in substantial quantities, and such substance either enters or may reasonably be anticipated to enter the environment in substantial quantities or there is or may be significant or substantial human exposure to the substance; or
  • The chemical substance or significant new use is not likely to present an unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment.

Unreasonable risk findings must be made without consideration of costs or other non-risk factors, including an unreasonable risk to a potentially exposed or susceptible subpopulation identified as relevant under the conditions of use. The term “conditions of use” is defined in TSCA section 3 to mean “the circumstances, as determined by the Administrator, under which a chemical substance is intended, known, or reasonably foreseen to be manufactured, processed, distributed in commerce, used, or disposed of.”

EPA is required under TSCA section 5(g) to publish in the Federal Register a statement of its findings after its review of a TSCA section 5(a) notice when EPA makes a finding that a new chemical substance or significant new use is not likely to present an unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment. Such statements apply to PMNs, MCANs, and SNUNs submitted to EPA under TSCA section 5.

Anyone who plans to manufacture (which includes import) a new chemical substance for a non-exempt commercial purpose and any manufacturer or processor wishing to engage in a use of a chemical substance designated by EPA as a significant new use must submit a notice to EPA at least 90 days before commencing manufacture of the new chemical substance or before engaging in the significant new use.

The submitter of a notice to EPA for which EPA has made a finding of “not likely to present an unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment” may commence manufacture of the chemical substance or manufacture or processing for the significant new use notwithstanding any remaining portion of the applicable review period.

IV. Statements of Administrator Findings Under TSCA Section 5(a)(3)(C)

In this unit, EPA provides the following information (to the extent that such information is not claimed as Confidential Business Information (CBI)) on the PMNs, MCANs and SNUNs for which, during this period, EPA has made findings under TSCA section 5(a)(3)(C) that the new chemical substances or significant new uses are not likely to present an unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment:

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  • Chemical identity (generic name, if the specific name is claimed as CBI).
  • Website link to EPA's decision document describing the basis of the Start Printed Page 26872“not likely to present an unreasonable risk” finding made by EPA under TSCA section 5(a)(3)(C).
EPA case No.Chemical identityWebsite link
P-19-0035Acetamide, 2-(4-methylphenoxy)-N-1H-pyrazol-3-yl-N-(2-thienylmethyl)- (CASRN: 1374760-95-8)https://www.epa.gov/​reviewing-new-chemicals-under-toxic-substances-control-act-tsca/​tsca-section-5a3c-determination-180.
P-18-0229Modified branched alkenyl acid, alkyl ester, homopolymer (generic name)https://www.epa.gov/​reviewing-new-chemicals-under-toxic-substances-control-act-tsca/​tsca-section-5a3c-determination-174.
P-18-0179-0181(P-18-0179) Phenol, polymer with formaldehyde and phenolic resin, sodium salt, (P-18-0180) Phenol, polymer with formaldehyde and phenolic resin, potassium salt, (P-18-0181) Phenol, polymer with formaldehyde and phenolic resin, potassium sodium salt (generic names)https://www.epa.gov/​reviewing-new-chemicals-under-toxic-substances-control-act-tsca/​tsca-section-5a3c-determination-173.
P-17-0191Alkyldiamine, aminoalkyl dimethylaminoalkyl dimethyl-, reaction products with propylene oxide (generic name)https://www.epa.gov/​reviewing-new-chemicals-under-toxic-substances-control-act-tsca/​tsca-section-5a3c-determination-172.
P-18-0085Fatty acids reaction products with ethyleneamines and dialkyl ester (generic name)https://www.epa.gov/​reviewing-new-chemicals-under-toxic-substances-control-act-tsca/​tsca-section-5a3c-determination-170.
P-18-0101Pentaerythritol, mixed esters with linear and branched fatty acids (generic name)https://www.epa.gov/​reviewing-new-chemicals-under-toxic-substances-control-act-tsca/​tsca-section-5a3c-determination-169.
P-17-02202-Oxepanone, reaction products with alkylenediamine-alkyleneimine polymer, 2-[[(2-alkyl)oxy]alkyl]oxirane and tetrahydro-2H-pyran-2-one (generic name)https://www.epa.gov/​reviewing-new-chemicals-under-toxic-substances-control-act-tsca/​tsca-section-5a3c-determination-168.
P-19-0026Alkanoic acid, compounds with substituted carbomonocycle-dialkyl-alkanediaminehalosubstitued heteromonocycle-polyalkylene glycol polymerdialkanolamine reaction products (generic name)https://www.epa.gov/​reviewing-new-chemicals-under-toxic-substances-control-act-tsca/​tsca-section-5a3c-determination-167.
P-18-0307Alkyl alkenoic acid, alkyl ester, telomer with alkyl alkenoate, substituted alkyl alkyl alkenoate, alkylthiol, substituted carbomonocycle, hydroxyalkyl alkyl alkenoate and alkyl alkyl alkenoate (generic name)https://www.epa.gov/​reviewing-new-chemicals-under-toxic-substances-control-act-tsca/​tsca-section-5a3c-determination-166.
P-19-0009Carbonmonocycles, polymer with haloalkyl substituted heteromonocycle and hydro-hydroxypoly[oxy(alkyl-alkanediyl)], dialkyl-alkanediamineterminated, hydroxyalkylated, acetates (salts) (generic name)https://www.epa.gov/​reviewing-new-chemicals-under-toxic-substances-control-act-tsca/​tsca-section-5a3c-determination-165.
P-18-0284Inorganic acid, reaction products with alkyl alcohol (generic name)https://www.epa.gov/​reviewing-new-chemicals-under-toxic-substances-control-act-tsca/​tsca-section-5a3c-determination-164.
P-18-0278Isophthalic acid, polymer with terephthalic acid and C4 and C6 dialkyl amines (generic name)https://www.epa.gov/​reviewing-new-chemicals-under-toxic-substances-control-act-tsca/​tsca-section-5a3c-determination-163.
J-19-0006-0008Genetically modified microorganism for the production of a chemical substance (generic name)https://www.epa.gov/​reviewing-new-chemicals-under-toxic-substances-control-act-tsca/​tsca-section-5a3c-determination-162.
P-19-002511-Docosene (CASRN: 62978-77-2)https://www.epa.gov/​reviewing-new-chemicals-under-toxic-substances-control-act-tsca/​tsca-section-5a3c-determination-161.
P-19-0021-0022(P-19-0021) Hydroxyalkyl carboxylic acid, polymer with alkylamine, alkylene carbonate, alkanediol, isocyanate, compd. with alkylamine, (P-19-0022) Hydroxyalkyl carboxylic acid, polymer with alkylamine, alkyl carbonate, alkanediol, isocyanate, compd. with alkylamine (generic names)https://www.epa.gov/​reviewing-new-chemicals-under-toxic-substances-control-act-tsca/​tsca-section-5a3c-determination-160.
P-19-0002Polyaromatic symmetrical tetracarboxylic acid (generic name)https://www.epa.gov/​reviewing-new-chemicals-under-toxic-substances-control-act-tsca/​tsca-section-5a3c-determination-159.
P-18-0272Metal, alkylcarboxylate oxo complexes (generic name)https://www.epa.gov/​reviewing-new-chemicals-under-toxic-substances-control-act-tsca/​tsca-section-5a3c-determination-158.
P-18-0169Propanoic acid, 3-hydroxy-2-(hydroxymethyl)-2-methyl-, polymer with dimethyl carbonate, 1,6-hexanediol, diamine and 1,1′-methylenebis[4-isocyanatocyclohexane], acrylate-blocked, compds. with triethylamine (generic name)https://www.epa.gov/​reviewing-new-chemicals-under-toxic-substances-control-act-tsca/​tsca-section-5a3c-determination-157.
P-17-0119Alkyl alkenoic acid, alkoxyalkyl ester, polymer with alkyl alkenoate, alkyl alkyl alkenoate and tris alkyl silyl alkyl alkenaote (generic name)https://www.epa.gov/​reviewing-new-chemicals-under-toxic-substances-control-act-tsca/​tsca-section-5a3c-determination-156.
P-18-0077Urea, reaction products with N-butylphosphorothioic triamide and formaldehyde (CASRN: 2093385-47-6)https://www.epa.gov/​reviewing-new-chemicals-under-toxic-substances-control-act-tsca/​tsca-section-5a3c-determination-155.
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P-18-0132Substituted benzene, 4-methoxy-2-nitro-5-[2-[(1E)-1-[[(2-methoxyphenyl)amino]carbonyl]-2-oxopropylidene]hydrazinyl]-, sodium salt (1:1) (generic name)https://www.epa.gov/​reviewing-new-chemicals-under-toxic-substances-control-act-tsca/​tsca-section-5a3c-determination-154.
P-18-0118-0119(P-18-0118) Oxirane, 2-methyl-, polymer with methoxirane homopolymer, 1,1′-methylenebis[4-isocyanatobenzene], and glycerol-propylene oxide polymer, (P-18-0119) Oxirane, 2-methyl-, polymer with methoxirane homopolymer, 1,1′- methylenebis[isocyanatobenzene], and glycerol-propylene oxide polymer (generic names)https://www.epa.gov/​reviewing-new-chemicals-under-toxic-substances-control-act-tsca/​tsca-section-5a3c-determination-153.
P-18-0107Alcohol capped polycarbodiimide from diethyldiisocyanatobenzene (generic name)https://www.epa.gov/​reviewing-new-chemicals-under-toxic-substances-control-act-tsca/​tsca-section-5a3c-determination-152.
P-18-0379Cashew nutshell liquid polymer with Epichlorohydrin, formaldehyde, phenol, amines and glycol (generic name)https://www.epa.gov/​reviewing-new-chemicals-under-toxic-substances-control-act-tsca/​tsca-section-5a3c-determination-151.
P-18-0277Poly[2-(Dimethylamino)ethyl acrylate chloride salt, vinyl acetate, methacrylic acid and alkyl acrylates] (generic name)https://www.epa.gov/​reviewing-new-chemicals-under-toxic-substances-control-act-tsca/​tsca-section-5a3c-determination-150.
P-19-0007Alkenoic acid, alkyl-, hydroxyalkyl ester, polymer with alkyl-alkenoate, alkenylcarbomonocycle, hydroxyalkyl-alkenoate, alkyl substituted alkenoate and heteromonocycle, alkyl substituted peroxoate-initiated, polymers with [substituted alkanenitrile]-initiated acrylic acid-alkane acrylates-alkyl substituted carbomoncycle polymer; polymer exemption flag (generic name)https://www.epa.gov/​reviewing-new-chemicals-under-toxic-substances-control-act-tsca/​tsca-section-5a3c-determination-149.
P-17-0387-0388Dicarboxylic acids, polymers with alkanoic acid, alkanediol, susbtituted-alkylalkanoic acid, substituted alkyl carbomonocyle, alkanedioic acid and alkanediol, alkanolamine blocked compds with alkanolamine (generic name)https://www.epa.gov/​reviewing-new-chemicals-under-toxic-substances-control-act-tsca/​tsca-section-5a3c-determination-148.
P-19-0008Substituted polyalkylenepolycarbomonocycle ester, polymer with dialkanolamine, (hydroxyalkoxy)carbonyl] derivs., (alkoxyalkoxy) alkanol blocked (generic name)https://www.epa.gov/​reviewing-new-chemicals-under-toxic-substances-control-act-tsca/​tsca-section-5a3c-determination-147.
P-18-0238Saccharide reaction products with acid anhydride, etherified (generic name)https://www.epa.gov/​reviewing-new-chemicals-under-toxic-substances-control-act-tsca/​tsca-section-5a3c-determination-146.
P-18-0020Butanedioic acid, polymer with 2-ethyl-2-(hydroxymethyl)-1,3-propanediol, 2,5-furandione and 1,3-propanediol, 3a,4,5,6,7,7a-hexahydro-4,7-methano-1H-inden-5(or 6)-yl esterhttps://www.epa.gov/​reviewing-new-chemicals-under-toxic-substances-control-act-tsca/​tsca-section-5a3c-determination-144.
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Authority: 15 U.S.C. 2601 et seq.

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Dated: June 3, 2019.

Leo Schweer,

Chief, New Chemicals Management Branch, Chemical Control Division, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics.

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[FR Doc. 2019-12083 Filed 6-7-19; 8:45 am]

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