[Federal Register Volume 64, Number 54 (Monday, March 22, 1999)]
[Pages 13792-13795]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 99-6898]



[OPPTS-51924; FRL-6068-9]

Certain Chemicals; Premanufacture Notices

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


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SUMMARY: Section 5 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) requires 
any person who intends to manufacture or import a new chemical to 
notify EPA and comply with the statutory provisions pertaining to the 
manufacture or import of substances not on the TSCA Inventory. Section 
5 of TSCA also requires EPA to publish receipt and status information 
in the Federal Register each month reporting premanufacture notices 
(PMN) and test marketing exemption (TME) application requests received, 
both pending and expired. The information in this document contains 
notices received from February 1, to February 12, 1999.

ADDRESSES: Written comments, identified by the document control number 
``[OPPTS-51924]'' and the specific PMN number, if appropriate, should 
be sent to: Document Control Office (7407), Office of Pollution 
Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, 401 M St., SW., 
Rm. ETG-099 Washington, DC 20460.
    Comments and data may also be submitted electronically by sending 
electronic mail (e-mail) to: oppt.ncic@epamail.epa.gov. Electronic 
comments must be submitted as an ASCII file avoiding the use of special 
characters and any form of encryption. Comments and data will also be 
accepted on disks in WordPerfect in 5.1/6.1 file format or ASCII file 
format. All comments and data in electronic form must be identified by 
the docket number [OPPTS-51924]. No Confidential Business Information 
(CBI) should be submitted through e-mail. Electronic comments on this 
notice may be filed online at many Federal Depository Libraries. 
Additional information on electronic submissions can be found under 

Environmental Assistance Division (7408), Office of Pollution 
Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, Rm. E-531, 401 
M St., SW., Washington, DC, 20460, (202) 554-1404, TDD (202) 554-0551; 
e-mail: TSCA-Hotline@epamail.epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the provisions of TSCA, EPA is 
required to publish notice of receipt and status reports of chemicals 
subject to section 5 reporting requirements. The notice requirements 
are provided in TSCA sections 5(d)(2) and 5(d)(3). Specifically, EPA is 
required to provide notice of receipt of PMNs and TME application 
requests received. EPA also is required to identify those chemical 
submissions for which data has been received, the uses or intended uses 
of such chemicals, and the nature of any test data which may have been 
developed. Lastly, EPA is required to provide periodic status reports 
of all chemical substances undergoing review and receipt of notices of 
    A record has been established for this notice under docket number 
``[OPPTS-51924]'' (including comments and data submitted electronically 
as described below). A public version of this record, including 
printed, paper versions of electronic comments, which does not include 
any information claimed as CBI, is available for inspection from 12 
noon to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The 
public record is located in the TSCA Nonconfidential Information Center 
(NCIC), Rm. NEM-B607, 401 M St., SW., Washington, DC 20460.
    Electronic comments can be sent directly to EPA at:

    Electronic comments must be submitted as an ASCII file avoiding the 
use of special characters and any form of encryption.
    The official record for this notice, as well as the public version, 
as described above will be kept in paper form. Accordingly, EPA will 
transfer all comments received electronically into printed, paper form 
as they are received and will place the paper copies in the official 
record which will also include all comments submitted directly in 
writing. The official record is the paper record maintained at the 
address in ``ADDRESSES'' at the beginning of this document.
    In the past, EPA has published individual notices reflecting the 
status of section 5 filings received, pending or expired, as well as 
notices reflecting receipt of notices of commencement. In an effort to 
become more responsive to the regulated community, the users of this 
information and the general public, to comply with the requirements of 
TSCA, to conserve EPA resources, and to streamline the process and make 
it more timely, EPA is consolidating these separate notices into one 
comprehensive notice that will be issued at regular intervals.
    In this notice, EPA shall provide a consolidated report in the 
Federal Register reflecting the dates PMN requests were received, the 
projected notice end date, the manufacturer or importer identity, to 
the extent that such information is not claimed as confidential and 
chemical identity, either specific or generic depending on whether 
chemical identity has been claimed confidential. Additionally, in this 
same report, EPA shall provide a listing of receipt of new notices of 
    EPA believes the new format of the notice will be easier to 
understand by the interested public, and provides the information that 
is of greatest interest to the public users. Certain information 
provided in the earlier notices will not be provided under the new 
format. The status reports of substances under review, potential 
production volume, and summaries of health and safety data will not be 
provided in the new notices.
    EPA is not providing production volume information in the 
consolidated notice since such information is generally claimed as 
confidential. For this reason, there is no substantive loss to the 
public in not publishing the data. Health and safety data are not 
summarized in the notice since it is recognized as impossible, given 
the format of this notice, as well as the previous style of notices, to 
provide meaningful information on the subject. In those submissions 
where health and safety data were received by the Agency, a footnote is 
included by the Manufacturer/Importer identity to indicate its 
existence. As stated below, interested persons may contact EPA directly 
to secure information on such studies.
    For persons who are interested in data not included in this notice, 
access can be secured at EPA Headquarters in the NCIC at the address 
provided above. Additionally, interested parties may telephone the 
Document Control Office at (202) 260-1532, TDD (202) 554-0551, for 
generic use information, health and safety data not claimed as 
confidential or status reports on section 5 filings.
    Send all comments to the address listed above. All comments 
received will be reviewed and appropriate amendments will be made as 
deemed necessary.
    This notice will identify: (I) PMNs received; TME's received; and 
(III) Notices of Commencement to manufacture/import.

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                                            I.  36 Premanufacture Notices Received From: 02/01/99 to 02/12/99
                                                               Projected Notice End       Manufacturer/
              Case No.                    Received Date               Date                  Importer                  Use                 Chemical
P-99-0445                            02/01/99                05/02/99                Shin-etsu Silicones    (S) Ingredient for     (S) 2,5-furandione,
                                                                                      of America, Inc        emulsified silicone    reaction products
                                                                                                             resin coating agent    with et. alc. and 3-
P-99-0446                            02/02/99                05/03/99                CBI                    (G) Raw material used  (G) Polyester
                                                                                                             in the formulation     urethane vinyl ether
                                                                                                             of uv industrial
                                                                                                             coatings for wood
                                                                                                             and plastics
P-99-0447                            02/02/99                05/03/99                Eastman Kodak Company  (G) Chemical           (G) Substituted
                                                                                                             intermediate,          heterocyclic benzoic
                                                                                                             destructive use        acid
P-99-0448                            02/02/99                05/03/99                Nichiha USA, Inc       (S) Sealant for        (G) Isocyanate-
                                                                                                             exterior walls and     terminated urethane
                                                                                                             sizing boards          prepolymer
P-99-0449                            02/02/99                05/03/99                Nichiha USA, Inc       (G) Primer for         (G) Isocyanate
                                                                                                             construction sealant   modified polymer
P-99-0451                            02/02/99                05/03/99                CIBA Specialty         (S) Reactive dye for   (G)
                                                                                      Chemicals              cellulose; scarlet     Naphthalenesulfonic
                                                                                      Corporation / Colors   and black              acid, -amino-hydroxy-
                                                                                      Division                                      , coupled with
                                                                                                                                    diazotized 2-
                                                                                                                                    yl]ethyl hydrogen
                                                                                                                                    sulfate and
                                                                                                                                    diazotized amino-[[2-
                                                                                                                                    acid, potassium
                                                                                                                                    sodium salts
P-99-0452                            02/02/99                05/04/99                Eastman Kodak Company  (G) Contained use in   (G) Heterocyclic
                                                                                                             an article             substituted
                                                                                                                                    heterocyclic benzoic
                                                                                                                                    acid salt
P-99-0453                            02/04/99                05/05/99                CBI                    (G) Building           (G) Amino-
                                                                                                             materials coating      formaldehyde-polyol
                                                                                                             resin                  polymer
P-99-0454                            02/03/99                05/04/99                PFW Aroma Chemicals    (S) Fragrance oil in   (S) Benzene, [2-
                                                                                      USA                    detergent, fabric      (cyclopentyloxy)ethy
                                                                                                             softener and           l]-*
                                                                                                             household cleaners;
                                                                                                             fragrances oil in
                                                                                                             soaps, hair care,
                                                                                                             bath and shower and
                                                                                                             personal care;
                                                                                                             fragrance oil in
                                                                                                             fine perfumes;
                                                                                                             fragrance oil in air
                                                                                                             fresheners, candles,
P-99-0455                            02/04/99                05/05/99                Vianova Resins         (G) Paint additive     (G) Water soluble
                                                                                      Incorporated                                  alkyd resin
P-99-0456                            02/03/99                05/04/99                Percy International    (S) Catalyst for       (S) Carbamic acid,
                                                                                      Ltd.                   moisture-curing,       1,6-hexanediylbis-,
                                                                                                             polyurethane           bis[2-[2-(1-
                                                                                                             membranes              ethylpentyl)-3-
                                                                                                                                    oxazolidinyl] ethyl]
P-99-0457                            02/05/99                05/06/99                CBI                    (G) Coating component  (G) Polymer of
                                                                                                                                    styrene and mixed
P-99-0458                            02/03/99                05/04/99                CBI                    (S) Resin for          (G) Hydrocarbon resin
P-99-0459                            02/05/99                05/06/99                Percy International    (S) Moisture-curing    (S) Oxirane, methyl-,
                                                                                      Ltd.                   sealant                polymer with alpha-
                                                                                                                                    and oxirane*
P-99-0460                            02/05/99                05/06/99                CBI                    (G) Plasticizer        (G) Phtalic
                                                                                                                                    anhydride, polymer
                                                                                                                                    aliphatic alcohol
P-99-0461                            02/09/99                05/10/99                Dow Corning            (S) Water repellent    (S) Silicic acid,
                                                                                      Corporation            for masonary           sodium salt,
                                                                                                                                    reaction products
                                                                                                                                    , iso-pr alc. and
P-99-0462                            02/10/99                05/11/99                CBI                    (S) Polyester polyol   (G) Diethyl
                                                                                                             resin; poly urethane   pentandiol
P-99-0463                            02/08/99                05/09/99                Hercules Incorporated  (G) Papermaking        (G) Glyoxalated
                                                                                                             additive               amphoteric
P-99-0464                            02/08/99                05/09/99                CBI                    (G) Open, non-         (G) Polyester-
                                                                                                             dispersive use         polyamide block
P-99-0466                            02/08/99                05/09/99                CBI                    (G) Open, non-         (G) Polyester-
                                                                                                             dispersive use         polyamide block
P-99-0467                            02/08/99                05/09/99                Henkel Corporation     (G) Active energy      (G) Acrylated epoxy
                                                                                                             curable compounds      monomer
P-99-0468                            02/08/99                05/09/99                CBI                    (G) Cleaning agent     (G) Fatty alcohol
P-99-0469                            02/10/99                05/11/99                KOSA                   (S) Reactant in        (G) Aromatic
                                                                                                             manufacture of rigid   polyester polyol
                                                                                                             polyurethane foam
P-99-0470                            02/09/99                05/10/99                CBI                    (G) Open, non-         (G) Substituted
                                                                                                             dispersive use         sulfonaphthalenylazo
                                                                                                                                    substituted phenyl,
P-99-0471                            02/10/99                05/11/99                The Dow Chemical       (S) Injection molded   (S) Hexanedioic acid,
                                                                                      Company                automotive exterior    polymer with 1,4-
                                                                                                             trim                   butanediol, 1,1-
                                                                                                                                    methyloxirane and
                                                                                                                                    oxirane, 2-(2-

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P-99-0472                            02/11/99                05/12/99                CBI                    (S) Intermediate for   (G)
                                                                                                             detergent fuel         Polyalkenylalkylphen
                                                                                                             additive               ol
P-99-0473                            02/11/99                05/12/99                CBI                    (G) Open, non-         (G) Styrene
                                                                                                             dispersive (reaction   divinylbenzene
                                                                                                             aid)                   copolymer
P-99-0474                            02/11/99                05/12/99                CBI                    (G) Open, non-         (G) Styrene-acrylic
                                                                                                             dispersive use         polymer
P-99-0479                            02/12/99                05/13/99                CBI                    (S) Leather dyeing     (G) Polysubstituted
                                                                                                                                    disulfonic acid
P-99-0480                            02/12/99                05/13/99                CBI                    (G) Printing resin     (G) Propanoic acid, 3-
                                                                                                                                    methyl-, polymer
                                                                                                                                    with 1,3-bis (1-
                                                                                                                                    benzene, diamine,
                                                                                                                                    hydroxypoly (oxy-1,4-
                                                                                                                                    butanediyl) and 2-
                                                                                                                                    ammonium salt,
                                                                                                                                    polypropylene glycol
                                                                                                                                    2-aminopropyl me
                                                                                                                                    ether blocked*
P-99-0481                            02/12/99                05/13/99                CBI                    (G) Extractant         (G) Mixed diester
P-99-0482                            02/12/99                05/13/99                CBI                    (G) Process aid        (G) Organomettalic
P-99-0484                            02/12/99                05/13/99                H. B. Fuller Company   (S) Bottle label       (G) Polyacrylate
                                                                                                             adhesive               polymer, potassium
P-99-0485                            02/12/99                05/13/99                H. B. Fuller Company   (S) Bottle label       (G) Polyacrylate,
                                                                                                             adhesive               sodium salt
P-99-0486                            02/12/99                05/13/99                H. B. Fuller Company   (S) Bottle label       (G) Polyacrylate,
                                                                                                             adhesive               lithium salt
P-99-0487                            02/12/99                05/13/99                H. B. Fuller Company   (S) Bottle label       (G) Polyacrylate,
                                                                                                             adhesive               triethanolamine salt

                                       II.  1 Test Marketing Exemption Notices Received From: 02/01/99 to 02/12/99
                                                               Projected Notice End       Manufacturer/
              Case No.                    Received Date               Date                  Importer                  Use                 Chemical
T-99-0001                            02/02/99                03/19/99                Reichhold, Inc.        (S) See attached test  (G) Acrylic modified
                                                                                                             marketing plan         polyurethane polymer

                        III. 8 Notices of Commencement Received From: 02/01/99 to 02/12/99
              Case No.                   Received Date              Date                      Chemical
P-91-0074                           02/02/99               01/22/99               (G) Propenoate-terminated
                                                                                   alkyl substituted silyl ester
P-98-0318                           02/03/99               01/21/99               (G) Substituted cyclic olifin
P-98-0469                           02/02/99               01/07/99               (S) Poly[oxy(methyl-1,2-
                                                                                   .omega.-hydroxy-, chloride*
P-98-0537                           02/02/99               01/26/99               (G) Substituted naphthalene
                                                                                   disulfonic acid
P-98-0608                           02/01/99               01/12/99               (G) Derivatized
                                                                                   tetrasubstituted alkane
P-98-1024                           02/02/99               01/12/99               (G) Acrylic copolymer
P-98-1064                           02/03/99               01/15/99               (G) Modified polyurethane
P-99-0071                           02/02/99               01/25/99               (G) Polyamide

    Environmental protection, Premanufacture notices.

    Dated: March 9, 1999.

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

[FR Doc. 99-6898 Filed 3-19-99; 8:45 am]