[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 130 (Friday, July 6, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 40033-40036]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-16453]



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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPPT-2012-0437; FRL-9352-3]


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 1, 2012 to May 25, 2012, and provides the required 
notice and status report, consists of the PMNs 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 6, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification 
(ID) number EPA-HQ-OPPT-2012-0437, 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 
email. 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 email 
comment directly to EPA without going through regulations.gov, your 
email 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; email address: 
mudd.bernice@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.

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 email. 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 
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

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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://www.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 1, 2012 to May 25, 2012, 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--34 PMNs Received From 05/01/12 to 05/25/12
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                                          Projected
       Case No.         Received date    notice end      Manufacturer/          Use               Chemical
                                            date           importer
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P-12-0337............      05/02/2012      07/30/2012  CBI.............  (G) Coating       (G) Acid anhydride,
                                                                          additive.         polymer with
                                                                                            aromatic isocyanate
                                                                                            and
                                                                                            polyalkyleneglycol,
                                                                                            alkanol and
                                                                                            hydroxyalkyl
                                                                                            acrylate diazole
                                                                                            reaction products
                                                                                            and lactone
                                                                                            homopolymer alkyl
                                                                                            ester-blocked.
P-12-0338............      05/03/2012      07/31/2012  3M Company......  (S) Matrix resin  (G) Modified epoxy
                                                                          for carbon        resin.
                                                                          fiber
                                                                          composites.
P-12-0339............      05/04/2012      08/01/2012  Gelest, Inc.....  (S) Converted to  (S)
                                                                          silyl esters      Trichloro(3,3,4,4,5,
                                                                          used in the       5,6,6,7,7,8,8,8-
                                                                          hydrophization    tridecafluorooctyl)s
                                                                          of inorganic      ilane.
                                                                          surfaces;
                                                                          treatment of
                                                                          glass and
                                                                          inorganic
                                                                          surfaces to
                                                                          make them
                                                                          hydrophobic and
                                                                          oleophobic;
                                                                          research.
P-12-0340............      05/04/2012      08/01/2012  Huntsman          (G) Curing agent  (G) Reaction product
                                                        Corporation.                        of bisphenol a
                                                                                            diglycidyl ether and
                                                                                            an amineterminated
                                                                                            cycloaliphatic
                                                                                            propoxylate.
P-12-0341............      05/04/2012      08/01/2012  CBI.............  (G) Dispersant    (G) Octadecanoic
                                                                          for ink           acid, 12-hydroxy-,
                                                                          formulations.     polymer with
                                                                                            formaldehyde-
                                                                                            aromatic amine
                                                                                            reaction products.
P-12-0342............      05/04/2012      08/01/2012  International     (S) Fragrance     (S) 3-[trans-4-(2-
                                                        flavors &         ingredient for    methylpropyl)cyclohe
                                                        fragrances, Inc.  use in            xyl]propanal 3[cis-4-
                                                                          fragrances for    (2-
                                                                          soaps,            methylpropyl)cyclohe
                                                                          detergents,       xyl]propanal.
                                                                          cleaners and
                                                                          other household
                                                                          products.
P-12-0343............      05/08/2012      08/05/2012  3M Company......  (G) Monomer.....  (G) Polyether
                                                                                            diacrylate.
P-12-0344............      05/08/2012      08/05/2012  CBI.............  (G)               (G) Complex calcium
                                                                          Photoluminescen   aluminate, rare
                                                                          t pigment.        earth doped.
P-12-0345............      05/09/2012      08/06/2012  CBI.............  (G) Coating for   (G) Ultra violet-
                                                                          open non-         curable urethane
                                                                          descriptive use.  acrylate.

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P-12-0346............      05/09/2012      08/06/2012  Henkel            (S) Crosslinker   (S) 2-propenone,
                                                        Corporation.      in moisture       o,o',o-
                                                                          cure sealant      (ethylsilylidyne)
                                                                          formulation.      trioxime''.
P-12-0347............      05/09/2012      08/06/2012  CBI.............  (G) Pigment       (G) Tall-oil, esters
                                                                          dispersant.       with maleated
                                                                                            polyalkene glycol,
                                                                                            compounds with
                                                                                            amides from
                                                                                            substituted amine
                                                                                            and tall-oil acids.
P-12-0348............      05/09/2012      08/06/2012  CBI.............  (S) Tin catalyst  (S) Hexanoic acid,
                                                                          for               3,5,5-trimethyl-,
                                                                          polyurethane      tin(2+) salt (2:1).
                                                                          foam.
P-12-0351............      05/10/2012      08/07/2012  CBI.............  (G) Coating       (G) Siloxanes and
                                                                          additive.         silicones, alkyl,
                                                                                            alkyl propoxy ethyl,
                                                                                            methyl octyl, alkyl
                                                                                            polyfluorooctyl.
P-12-0352............      05/14/2012      08/11/2012  CBI.............  (G) Site limited  (G) Styrenated
                                                                          raw material      salicylic acid.
                                                                          for industry.
P-12-0353............      05/15/2012      08/12/2012  CBI.............  (S) Extrusion     (G) Polymer of
                                                                          tubing systems;   aromatic
                                                                          injection         dicarboxylic acid
                                                                          molding of        and alkane diamine.
                                                                          special
                                                                          applications.
P-12-0354............      05/15/2012      08/12/2012  CBI.............  (G) Open, non-    (G) Blocked aliphatic
                                                                          dispersive use.   polyisocyanate.
P-12-0355............      05/16/2012      08/13/2012  CBI.............  (G) Chemical      (G) Aromatic
                                                                          intermediate.     polyester.
P-12-0356............      05/16/2012      08/13/2012  CBI.............  (G) Destructive   (G) Intermediate for
                                                                          use.              catalyst.
P-12-0357............      05/16/2012      08/13/2012  Trinity           (S) Flame         (S) Alkanes, C14	16,
                                                        manufacturing,    retardant in      chloro.
                                                        Inc..             rubber
                                                                          products;
                                                                          extreme
                                                                          pressure
                                                                          additive in
                                                                          lubricants.
P-12-0358............      05/17/2012      08/14/2012  CBI.............  (S) Wood          (S) Hexanedioic acid,
                                                                          coatings.         polymer with 2,2-
                                                                                            dimethyl-1,3-
                                                                                            propanediol, 2-ethyl-
                                                                                            2-(hydroxymethyl)1,3-
                                                                                            propanediol, 1,6-
                                                                                            hexanediol, 3-
                                                                                            hydroxy-2-
                                                                                            (hydroxymethyl)-2-
                                                                                            methylpropanoic acid
                                                                                            and 5-isocyanato-1-
                                                                                            (isocyanatomethyl)-
                                                                                            1,3,3-
                                                                                            trimethylcyclohexane
                                                                                            , compd. with N,N-
                                                                                            diethylethanamine.
P-12-0359............      05/17/2012      08/14/2012  CBI.............  (G) Component in  (G) Chlorosilane
                                                                          electronic        mixture.
                                                                          manufacturing.
P-12-0360............      05/21/2012      08/18/2012  CBI.............  (G) Polymer       (G) Alkylsilane.
                                                                          reinforcemnt.
P-12-0361............      05/22/2012      08/19/2012  CBI.............  (G) Pigment       (G) Benzene, 2,4-
                                                                          formulation       diisocyanato-1-alkyl-
                                                                          additive.         , homopolymer, 1-
                                                                                            alkanol- and 1H-
                                                                                            imidazole-1-
                                                                                            propanamine- and 2-
                                                                                            oxepanone-tetrahydro-
                                                                                            2H-pyran-2-one
                                                                                            polymer [2-(2-
                                                                                            butoxymethylethoxy)m
                                                                                            ethylethoxy]methylet
                                                                                            hyl ester-blocked.
P-12-0362............      05/22/2012      08/19/2012  Scott Bader, Inc  (G) Fabrication   (G) Unsaturated
                                                                          of composite      urethane
                                                                          articles.         methacrylate.
P-12-0363............      05/22/2012      08/19/2012  CBI.............  (G) Polymer       (G)
                                                                          admixture for     Alkylcarboxyalkenyl
                                                                          cements.          polymer with
                                                                                            carboxyalkenyl
                                                                                            dihydroxyalkylate,
                                                                                            carboxyalkenyl and
                                                                                            alkylalkenyl
                                                                                            sulfonate sodium
                                                                                            salt.
P-12-0364............      05/22/2012      08/19/2012  Lubrigreen        (G) Biobased      (S) Fatty acids,
                                                        Biosynthetics.    lubricant base    C8	18 and C18
                                                                          oil.              unsaturated,
                                                                                            reaction products
                                                                                            with isomerized
                                                                                            oleic acid
                                                                                            homopolymer,
                                                                                            hydrogenated.
P-12-0365............      05/22/2012      08/19/2012  Lubrigreen        (G) Biobased      (S) Fatty acids,
                                                        Biosynthetics.    lubricant base    coco, reaction
                                                                          oil.              products with
                                                                                            isomerized oleic
                                                                                            acid homopolymer,
                                                                                            hydrogenated.
P-12-0366............      05/22/2012      08/19/2012  Lubrigreen        (G) Lubricant     (S) Fatty acids,
                                                        Biosynthetics.    base oil.         C8	18 and C18
                                                                                            unsaturated,
                                                                                            reaction products
                                                                                            with isomerized
                                                                                            oleic acid
                                                                                            homopolymer iso-bu
                                                                                            ester, hydrogenated.
P-12-0367............      05/22/2012      08/19/2012  Lubrigreen        (G) Lubricant     (S) Fatty acids,
                                                        Biosynthetics.    base oil.         coco, reaction
                                                                                            products with
                                                                                            isomerized oleic
                                                                                            acid homopolymer iso-
                                                                                            bu ester,
                                                                                            hydrogenated.

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P-12-0368............      05/22/2012      08/19/2012  Lubrigreen        (G) Lubricant     (S) Fatty acids,
                                                        Biosynthetics.    base oil.         C8	18 and C18
                                                                                            unsaturated,
                                                                                            reaction products
                                                                                            with isomerized
                                                                                            oleic acid
                                                                                            homopolymer 2-
                                                                                            ethylhexyl ester,
                                                                                            hydrogenated.
P-12-0369............      05/22/2012      08/19/2012  Lubrigreen        (G) Lubricant     (S) Fatty acids,
                                                        Biosynthetics.    base oil.         coco, reaction
                                                                                            products with
                                                                                            isomerized oleic
                                                                                            acid homopolymer 2-
                                                                                            ethylhexyl ester,
                                                                                            hydrogenated.
P-12-0370............      05/23/2012      08/20/2012  CBI.............  (G) Additive for  (G) Phenyl
                                                                          electronics.      silsesquioxane
                                                                                            copolymer.
P-12-0371............      05/23/2012      08/20/2012  Cytec             (G) Mineral       (G) Modified
                                                        Industries, Inc.  reagent           isothiocyanate
                                                                          intermediate.     compound.
P-12-0372............      05/23/2012      08/20/2012  CBI.............  (G) Open, non-    (G) Brominated
                                                                          dispersive use.   stryene polymer.
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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--22 NOCs Received From 05/01/12 to 05/25/12
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                                                           Commencement
               Case No.                  Received date    notice end date                 Chemical
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P-09-0024............................        05/11/2012        05/07/2012  (G) Polymer of alkanedioic acid and
                                                                            alkanediamine.
P-09-0042............................        05/15/2012        01/29/2009  (G) Alkoxy phosphate ester salt.
P-09-0528............................        05/22/2012        05/10/2012  (G) Vinylsilane.
P-10-0135............................        05/25/2012        05/23/2012  (G) Fluoroketone.
P-10-0245............................        05/18/2012        04/04/2012  (G) Linseed oil, ester with
                                                                            pentaerythritol, polymer with 5-
                                                                            isocyanato-1-(isocyanatomethyl)-
                                                                            alkylcyclohexane.
P-10-0378............................        05/03/2012        04/30/2012  (G) Metal oxide modified with alkyl
                                                                            and vinyl-terminated polysiloxanes.
P-11-0020............................        05/10/2012        04/16/2012  (G) Acylated alkenyl succinimide.
P-11-0453............................        05/18/2012        05/15/2012  (G) Polyurethane prepolymer.
P-11-0589............................        05/10/2012        04/06/2012  (G) Copolymer of vinyl alkanoates and
                                                                            alkene sulfonic acid sodium salt.
P-12-0059............................        05/17/2012        04/27/2012  (G) Epoxy urethane.
P-12-0087............................        05/16/2012        04/22/2012  (G) Acrylate manufacture byproduct
                                                                            distillation residues.
P-12-0095............................        05/10/2012        05/07/2012  (G) Polyacrylate.
P-12-0103............................        05/25/2012        04/30/2012  (G) Alkene-substituted fatty acid
                                                                            methyl ester polymer.
P-12-0127............................        05/07/2012        04/10/2012  (G) Benzoic acid, bis(alkyl)-hydroxy-
                                                                            substituted phenyl ester.
P-12-0133............................        05/03/2012        04/08/2012  (S) 2-oxepanone, polymer with 1,6-
                                                                            diisocyanatohexane, 2,2-dimethyl-1,3-
                                                                            propanediol and 2,2'-
                                                                            oxybis[ethanol].
P-12-0153............................        05/23/2012        04/26/2012  (G) Acrylic copolymer.
P-12-0161............................        05/07/2012        04/26/2012  (G) Mdi modified polyester with 1,4
                                                                            butanediol, iso-pr alcohol-blocked.
P-12-0163............................        05/04/2012        05/03/2012  (G) Organoazo cuprate sulfate sodium
                                                                            salts.
P-12-0164............................        05/04/2012        05/03/2012  (G) Aromatic diazo compound.
P-12-0166............................        05/23/2012        04/26/2012  (G) 1,2,3-propanetriol, homopolymer
                                                                            with cyclic ether.
P-12-0177............................        05/18/2012        05/15/2012  (G) 2-propenoic acid, 2-methyl-,
                                                                            telomer with 2-substituted alkyl
                                                                            alkenoate, 2-mercaptoethanol and
                                                                            sodium 2-methyl-2-[(1-substituted
                                                                            alken-1-yl)nitrogen containing
                                                                            derivative]-amino]-1-substituted
                                                                            alkane (1:1), sodium salt,
                                                                            peroxydisulfuric acid
                                                                            ([(ho)s(o)2]2o2) sodium salt (1:2)-
                                                                            initiated.
P-98-0149............................        05/16/2012        03/20/1998  (G) Epoxy acrylate.
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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: June 18, 2012.
Chandler Sirmons,
Acting Director, Information Management Division, Office of Pollution 
Prevention and Toxics.
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