[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 139 (Wednesday, July 20, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 43327-43330]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-18104]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPPT-2011-0566; FRL-8881-3]


Certain New Chemicals; Receipt and Status Information

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 (defined by statute to include 
import) a new chemical (i.e., a chemical not on the TSCA Chemical 
Substances Inventory (TSCA Inventory)) to notify EPA and comply with 
the statutory provisions pertaining to the manufacture of new 
chemicals. Under TSCA sections 5(d)(2) and 5(d)(3), EPA is required to 
publish in the Federal Register a notice of receipt of a premanufacture 
notice (PMN) or an application for a test marketing exemption (TME), 
and to publish in the Federal Register periodic status reports on the 
new chemicals under review and the receipt of notices of commencement 
(NOC) to manufacture those chemicals. This document, which covers the 
period from May 23, 2011 to June 5, 2011, and provides the required 
notice and status report, consists of the PMNs and TMEs, both pending 
or expired, and the NOC 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 19, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification 
(ID) number EPA-HQ-OPPT-2011-0566, and the specific PMN number or TME 
number for the chemical related to your comment, 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. 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: 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 Web site 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.
    Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the docket index 
available at http://www.regulations.gov. 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 
legal 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For technical information contact: 
Bernice Mudd, Information Management Division (7407M), Office of 
Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: 
(202) 564-8951; fax number: (202) 564-8955; e-mail address: 
[email protected].
    For general information contact: The TSCA-Hotline, ABVI-Goodwill, 
422 South Clinton Ave., Rochester, NY 14620; telephone number: (202) 
554-1404; e-mail address: [email protected].

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 PMNs addressed in this 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 as CBI. In addition to one

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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?

    EPA classifies a chemical substance as either an ``existing'' 
chemical or a ``new'' chemical. Any chemical substance that is not on 
EPA's TSCA Inventory is classified as a ``new chemical,'' while those 
that are on the TSCA Inventory are classified as an ``existing 
chemical.'' For more information about the TSCA Inventory go to: http://www.epa.gov/opptintr/newchems/pubs/inventory.htm. Anyone who plans to 
manufacture or import a new chemical substance for a non-exempt 
commercial purpose is required by TSCA section 5 to provide EPA with a 
PMN, before initiating the activity. Section 5(h)(1) of TSCA authorizes 
EPA to allow persons, upon application, to manufacture (includes 
import) or process a new chemical substance, or a chemical substance 
subject to a significant new use rule (SNUR) issued under TSCA section 
5(a), for ``test marketing'' purposes, which is referred to as a test 
marketing exemption, or TME. For more information about the 
requirements applicable to a new chemical go to: http://ww.epa.gov/opt/newchems.
    Under TSCA sections 5(d)(2) and 5(d)(3), EPA is required to publish 
in the Federal Register a notice of receipt of a PMN or an application 
for a TME and to publish in the Federal Register periodic status 
reports on the new chemicals under review and the receipt of NOCs to 
manufacture those chemicals. This status report, which covers the 
period from May 23, 2011 to June 5, 2011, consists of the PMNs pending 
or expired, and the NOCs to manufacture a new chemical that the Agency 
has received under TSCA section 5 during this time period.

III. Receipt and Status Reports

    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/importer, the 
potential uses identified by the manufacturer/importer in the PMN, and 
the chemical identity.

                           Table I--36 PMNs Received From May 23, 2011 to June 5, 2011
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                                             Projected
           Case No.              Received   notice  end    Manufacturer/         Use              Chemical
                                   date         date         importer
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P-11-0386....................    5/20/2011    8/17/2011  Emery             (S) Wetting      (S) Nonanoic acid,
                                                          Oleochemicals     agent.           ammonium salt *.
                                                          LLC.
P-11-0390....................    5/23/2011    8/20/2011  CBI.............  (G) Additive,    (G) 2-propenoic
                                                                            open, non-       acid, 2-methyl,
                                                                            dispersive use.  alkyl ester,
                                                                                             polymer with
                                                                                             aralkyl 2-methyl-2-
                                                                                             propenoate,
                                                                                             polyethyleneglycole
                                                                                             2-methyl-2-
                                                                                             propenoate, 2-
                                                                                             (dimethylamino)ethy
                                                                                             l 2-methyl-2-
                                                                                             propenoate, [(1-
                                                                                             methoxy-2-methyl-1-
                                                                                             propen-1-
                                                                                             yl)oxy]trimethylsil
                                                                                             ane-initiated,
                                                                                             glycidyl tolyl
                                                                                             ether-quaternized,
                                                                                             benzoates (salts).
P-11-0391....................    5/20/2011    8/17/2011  CBI.............  (G) Additive,    (G) Polyether
                                                                            open, non-       phosphate.
                                                                            dispersive use.
P-11-0392....................    5/23/2011    8/20/2011  CBI.............  (G) Solvent,     (G)
                                                                            foam and         Chlorofluoroalkene.
                                                                            refrigerant
                                                                            use.
P-11-0393....................    5/24/2011    8/21/2011  CBI.............  (S) Resin for    (G) Waterborne
                                                                            coatings for     aliphatic
                                                                            wood floors.     polyurethane.
P-11-0394....................    5/25/2011    8/22/2011  CBI.............  (G) Resin for    (S) Amines, c36-
                                                                            ultra violet     alkylenedi-,
                                                                            free radical     polymers with 5,5'-
                                                                            curable          oxybis[1,3-
                                                                            adhesives.       isobenzofurandione]
                                                                                             , reaction products
                                                                                             with maleic
                                                                                             anhydride.
P-11-0395....................    5/25/2011    8/22/2011  CBI.............  (G) Synthetic    (G) Elastomer
                                                                            leather.         polyurethane.
P-11-0396....................    5/25/2011    8/22/2011  CBI.............  (G) Dispersing   (G) Acrylate
                                                                            agent for use    copolymer.
                                                                            in paper
                                                                            applications.
P-11-0397....................    5/25/2011    8/22/2011  CBI.............  (G) Dispersing   (G) Acrylate
                                                                            agent for use    copolymer.
                                                                            in paper
                                                                            applications.
P-11-0398....................    5/26/2011    8/23/2011  Huntsman          (S) Hard         (S) Poly(oxy-1,2-
                                                          Corporation.      surface          ethanediyl),
                                                                            cleansers.       .alpha.-(1-
                                                                                             oxooctyl)-.omega.-
                                                                                             methoxy-.
P-11-0399....................    5/26/2011    8/23/2011  Huntsman          (S) Hard         (S) Poly(oxy-1,2-
                                                          Corporation.      surface          ethanediyl),
                                                                            cleansers.       .alpha.-(1-
                                                                                             oxodecyl)-.omega.-
                                                                                             methoxy-.
P-11-0400....................    5/26/2011    8/23/2011  Huntsman          (S) Hard         (S) Poly(oxy-1,2-
                                                          Corporation.      surface          ethanediyl),
                                                                            cleansers.       .alpha.-(1-
                                                                                             oxotetradecyl)-
                                                                                             .omega.-methoxy-.

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P-11-0401....................    5/26/2011    8/23/2011  Huntsman          (S) Cross-       (S) Poly[oxy(methyl-
                                                          Corporation.      linking agent    1,2-ethanediyl)],
                                                                            for adhesive     .alpha.-hydro-
                                                                            system.          .omega.-(2-
                                                                                             aminomethylethoxy)-
                                                                                             , ether with 2,2-
                                                                                             bis(hydroxymethyl)-
                                                                                             1,3-propanediol
                                                                                             (4:1).
P-11-0402....................    5/26/2011    8/23/2011  CBI.............  (G) Coatings     (G) Urethane
                                                                            and adhesives.   acrylate.
P-11-0403....................    5/26/2011    8/23/2011  CBI.............  (G) Base oil     (G) Fatty acid
                                                                            for lubricant.   esters.
P-11-0404....................    5/26/2011    8/23/2011  Matteson-Ridolfi  (G) Polymeric    (G) Alkyl polyester--
                                                          Incorporated.     flow and foam    acrylic copolymer.
                                                                            control
                                                                            additive for
                                                                            industrial
                                                                            coatings.
P-11-0405....................    5/27/2011    8/24/2011  CBI.............  (G) Additive,    (G) Poly(oxy-1,2-
                                                                            open, non-       ethanediyl),,'-
                                                                            dispersive use.  [alkenyl-1-
                                                                                             ylimino]di-2, 1-
                                                                                             ethanediyl]bis[-
                                                                                             hydroxy-, N-[2-
                                                                                             alkyloxy-, N-[2-
                                                                                             alkyloxy)-1-
                                                                                             (hydroxymethyl)ethy
                                                                                             l] derivates,
                                                                                             benzoates (salts).
P-11-0406....................    5/27/2011    8/24/2011  CBI.............  (G) Additive,    (G) Reaction product
                                                                            open, non-       of ethoxylated
                                                                            dispersive use.  alcohol and maleic
                                                                                             anhydride.
P-11-0408....................    5/27/2011    8/24/2011  CBI.............  (G) An additive  (G) Polycarbodiimide
                                                                            for resins.      modified
                                                                                             diisocyanate.
P-11-0409....................    5/27/2011    8/24/2011  CBI.............  (G) An additive  (G) Multifunctional
                                                                            for resins.      polycarbodiimide.
P-11-0410....................    5/27/2011    8/24/2011  CBI.............  (G) Resin for    (G) Methacrylic
                                                                            molding.         resin containing
                                                                                             cyclic structure
                                                                                             unit.
P-11-0415....................    5/31/2011    8/28/2011  Huntsman........  (S) Polymer for  (G) Hydrogenated
                                                                            odor control     tallow alkyl amine
                                                                            treatment for    polymer with
                                                                            polyester        substituted
                                                                            fabrics.         siloxanes and
                                                                                             substituted glycol
                                                                                             ether salt.
P-11-0416....................     6/1/2011    8/29/2011  CBI.............  (G) An open,     (G) Modified rosin.
                                                                            non-dispersive
                                                                            use.
P-11-0417....................     6/1/2011    8/29/2011  CBI.............  (G) Plastic      (G) Phosphorous acid
                                                                            additive.        alkyl ester.
P-11-0418....................     6/1/2011    8/29/2011  CBI.............  (G) Additive,    (G) Polyether
                                                                            open, non-       phosphate compound
                                                                            dispersive use.  with polyacrylate.
P-11-0419....................     6/2/2011    8/30/2011  CBI.............  (G) Defoamer in  (S) Octadecanoic
                                                                            industrial       acid, manufacture
                                                                            chemical         of, by-products
                                                                            processing       from, distant
                                                                            operation.       lights.
P-11-0420....................     6/2/2011    8/30/2011  CBI.............  (G) Defoamer in  (S) Isooctadecanoic
                                                                            industrial       acid, manufacture
                                                                            chemical         of, by-products
                                                                            processing       from, distant
                                                                            operation.       lights.
P-11-0421....................     6/2/2011    8/30/2011  CBI.............  (G) Defoamer in  (S) Octadecanoic
                                                                            industrial       acid, manufacture
                                                                            chemical         of, by-products
                                                                            processing       from, distant
                                                                            operation.       residues.
P-11-0422....................     6/2/2011    8/30/2011  CBI.............  (G) Defoamer in  (S) Isooctadecanoic
                                                                            industrial       acid, manufacture
                                                                            chemical         of, by-products
                                                                            processing       from, distant
                                                                            operation.       residues.
P-11-0423....................     6/2/2011    8/30/2011  Dow Chemical      (S) Component    (G) Acrylate
                                                          Company.          of formulation   copolymer.
                                                                            to make
                                                                            microelectroni
                                                                            c parts and
                                                                            displays.
P-11-0425....................     6/3/2011    8/31/2011  CBI.............  (G) Packaging    (G) Poly (3-
                                                                            material.        hydroxybutyrate-co-
                                                                                             3-hydroxy-
                                                                                             hexanoate).
P-11-0426....................     6/3/2011    8/31/2011  CBI.............  (G) Packaging    (G) Poly (3-
                                                                            material.        hydroxybutyrate-co-
                                                                                             3-hydroxy-
                                                                                             hexanoate).
P-11-0427....................     6/3/2011    8/31/2011  CBI.............  (G) Packaging    (G) Poly (3-
                                                                            material.        hydroxybutyrate-co-
                                                                                             3-hydroxy-
                                                                                             hexanoate).
P-11-0428....................     6/3/2011    8/31/2011  CBI.............  (G) Packaging    (G) Poly (3-
                                                                            material.        hydroxybutyrate-co-
                                                                                             3-hydroxy-
                                                                                             hexanoate).
P-11-0429....................     6/3/2011    8/31/2011  CBI.............  (G) Packaging    (G) Poly (3-
                                                                            material.        hydroxybutyrate-co-
                                                                                             3-hydroxy-
                                                                                             hexanoate).
P-11-0430....................     6/3/2011    8/31/2011  CBI.............  (G) Packaging    (G) Poly (3-
                                                                            material.        hydroxybutyrate-co-
                                                                                             3-hydroxy-
                                                                                             hexanoate)
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    In Table II. of this unit, EPA provides the following information 
(to the extent that such information is not claimed as CBI) on the NOCs 
received by EPA during this period: The EPA case number assigned to the 
NOC, the date the NOC was received by EPA, the projected end date for 
EPA's review of the NOC, and chemical identity.

                           Table II--8 NOCs Received From May 23, 2011 to June 5, 2011
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                                                             Commencement
                   Case No.                       Received    notice end                  Chemical
                                                    date         date
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P-03-0550.....................................    5/26/2011     5/10/2011  (G) Amine functional epoxy curing
                                                                            agent.

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P-06-0824.....................................     6/1/2011     5/23/2011  (G) 2-propenoic acid, polymer with
                                                                            cyanoalkene, alkenoic acid alkyl
                                                                            ester, alkylalkenamide,
                                                                            methylolmethacrylamide, and an
                                                                            alkenyl benzene.
P-09-0547.....................................    5/26/2011     5/20/2011  (G) Formaldehyde, reaction products
                                                                            with aromatic amine and alkenyl
                                                                            anhydride.
P-10-0072.....................................    5/20/2011      4/8/2011  (G) Substituted oxidized piperidinyl
                                                                            derivative.
P-10-0523.....................................    5/26/2011     5/16/2011  (G) Fluorochemical acrylate
                                                                            copolymer.
P-10-0592.....................................    5/23/2011     5/20/2011  (G) Fatty acids, polymer with
                                                                            substituted carbopolycycle,
                                                                            substuted alkylamines, substituted
                                                                            alkyleneoxide and glycidyl
                                                                            alkanoate, substituted alkanoic acid
                                                                            (salts).
P-11-0122.....................................     6/3/2011     5/27/2011  (G) Polyalkylene glycol methyl-2-
                                                                            propenoate, polymer with alkyl-
                                                                            substituted 2-propenoate.
P-11-0158.....................................    5/24/2011     5/18/2011  (G) Tertiary ammonium compound.
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    If you are interested in information that is not included in these 
tables, you may contact EPA as described in Unit II. to access 
additional non-CBI information that may be available.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Chemicals, Hazardous substances, Imports, 
Notice of commencement, Premanufacturer, Reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements, Test marketing exemptions.

    Dated: July 11, 2011.
Chandler Sirmons,
 Acting Director, Information Management Division, Office of Pollution 
Prevention and Toxics.
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