[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 148 (Wednesday, August 1, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 45600-45604]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-18654]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPPT-2012-0437; FRL-9354-4]


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

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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 29, 2011 to June 15, 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 31, 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 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 
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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 29, 2012 to June 15, 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--31 PMNs Received From May 29, 2012 to June 15, 2012
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                               Projected
    Case No.       Received    notice end      Manufacturer/           Use            Chemical
                     date         date           Importer
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P-12-0373......   05/25/2012   08/22/2012  CBI.................  (G) Abrasion     (G) 1,4-
                                                                  resistant,       butanediol,
                                                                  formable dual-   polymer with
                                                                  cure laquer      substituted
                                                                  for screen       alkane and
                                                                  printing.        substituted
                                                                                   methylene
                                                                                   biscarbomonocy
                                                                                   cle 2-
                                                                                   hydroxyalkyl
                                                                                   acrylate-
                                                                                   blocked.
P-12-0374......   05/25/2012   08/22/2012  CBI.................  (G) A component  (G) Quaternary
                                                                  in paints/       ammonium
                                                                  coatings-        compound.
                                                                  function as a
                                                                  dispersing
                                                                  agent/
                                                                  stabilizer.
P-12-0375......   05/29/2012   08/26/2012  CBI.................  (G) Water        (G) Alkenedioic
                                                                  treatment        acid (2Z)-,
                                                                  product for      sodium salt
                                                                  cooling water.   (1:1), polymer
                                                                                   with sodium
                                                                                   phosphinate
                                                                                   (1:1),
                                                                                   hydrolyzed.
P-12-0376......   05/29/2012   08/26/2012  CBI.................  (G) Lubricant    (G) 2,5-
                                                                  additive.        furandione,
                                                                                   polymer with
                                                                                   ethane and 1-
                                                                                   propene, and
                                                                                   substituted
                                                                                   aryl amines.
P-12-0377......   05/29/2012   08/26/2012  CBI.................  (G) Catalyst     (G) Mixed
                                                                  for chemical     metallic
                                                                  industry.        oxides.
P-12-0378......   05/29/2012   08/26/2012  CBI.................  (G) The new      (G) Diacrylate
                                                                  substance is     polymer with
                                                                  intended for     alkane
                                                                  use as a raw     esterdiol,
                                                                  material for     alkane diol,
                                                                  industrial       alkane acid
                                                                  waterborne       diol and
                                                                  coating          diisocyanates.
                                                                  applications.
P-12-0379......   05/29/2012   08/26/2012  CBI.................  (G) Destructive  (G) Alkyl zinc
                                                                  use.             halide.
P-12-0380......   06/01/2012   08/29/2012  CBI.................  (G) The PMN      (G) Monoazo
                                                                  substance is     compound.
                                                                  used as
                                                                  plastic
                                                                  additive. It
                                                                  is imported in
                                                                  pigment
                                                                  formulation to
                                                                  be
                                                                  incorporated
                                                                  into plastic
                                                                  parts in
                                                                  concentration
                                                                  range 0.1-2%.
P-12-0381......   05/30/2012   08/27/2012  3M Company..........  (G) Curative...  (G) Amido amine
                                                                                   polyether
                                                                                   polymer.
P-12-0382......   06/05/2012   09/02/2012  CBI.................  (G) Open, non-   (G) Alkenes.
                                                                  dispersive use
                                                                  in printing
                                                                  applications
                                                                  and a
                                                                  dispersive use
                                                                  in consumer
                                                                  products.
P-12-0383......   06/05/2012   09/02/2012  CBI.................  (G) Open, non-   (G) Alkanes.
                                                                  dispersive use
                                                                  in printing
                                                                  applications
                                                                  and a
                                                                  dispersive use
                                                                  in consumer
                                                                  products.

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P-12-0384......   06/07/2012   09/04/2012  Royal adhesives and   (S)              (G) Secondary
                                            sealants.             Crosslinking     amine-
                                                                  agent for        terminated
                                                                  isocyanate-      polyether
                                                                  tipped resins    triol.
                                                                  used as
                                                                  adhesives and
                                                                  sealants.
P-12-0385......   06/08/2012   09/05/2012  CBI.................  (G) Coating for  (G) Lightly
                                                                  plastics.        branched
                                                                                   polyester
                                                                                   resin salt.
P-12-0386......   06/08/2012   09/05/2012  CBI.................  (G) Coating for  (G) Lightly
                                                                  plastics.        branched
                                                                                   polyester
                                                                                   resin salt.
P-12-0387......   06/11/2012   09/08/2012  CBI.................  (G) Resin for    (G) Modified
                                                                  composite        polyester.
                                                                  manufacture.
P-12-0388......   06/11/2012   09/08/2012  CBI.................  (G) Resin for    (G)
                                                                  refinish         Methacrylate,
                                                                  automotive       acrylate,
                                                                  coatings.        styrene,
                                                                                   hydroxy & acid
                                                                                   functional
                                                                                   acrylic
                                                                                   copolymer.
P-12-0389......   06/11/2012   09/08/2012  CBI.................  (G) Resin for    (G)
                                                                  refinish         Methacrylate,
                                                                  automotive       acrylate,
                                                                  coatings.        styrene,
                                                                                   hydroxy & acid
                                                                                   functional
                                                                                   acrylic
                                                                                   copolymer.
P-12-0390......   06/11/2012   09/08/2012  CBI.................  (G) Resin for    (G)
                                                                  refinish         Methacrylate,
                                                                  automotive       acrylate,
                                                                  coatings.        styrene,
                                                                                   hydroxy & acid
                                                                                   functional
                                                                                   acrylic
                                                                                   copolymer.
P-12-0391......   06/11/2012   09/08/2012  CBI.................  (G) Resin for    (G)
                                                                  refinish         Methacrylate,
                                                                  automotive       acrylate,
                                                                  coatings.        styrene,
                                                                                   hydroxy & acid
                                                                                   functional
                                                                                   acrylic
                                                                                   copolymer.
P-12-0392......   06/11/2012   09/08/2012  CBI.................  (G) Fragrance    (G) Mix of
                                                                  material for     isomers of
                                                                  highly           substituted
                                                                  dispersive use.  cyclohexyl
                                                                                   carboxaldehyde
                                                                                   .
P-12-0393......   06/11/2012   09/08/2012  Lubrigreen            (G) Lubricant    (S) Fatty
                                            Biosynthetics.        base oil.        acids, C8	18
                                                                                   and C18-
                                                                                   unsaturated.,
                                                                                   reaction
                                                                                   products with
                                                                                   isomerized
                                                                                   oleic acid
                                                                                   homopolymer 2-
                                                                                   propylheptyl
                                                                                   ester.
P-12-0394......   06/11/2012   09/08/2012  Lubrigreen            (G) Lubricant    (S) Fatty
                                            Biosynthetics.        base oil.        acids, coco,
                                                                                   reaction
                                                                                   products with
                                                                                   isomerized
                                                                                   oleic acid
                                                                                   homopolymer 2-
                                                                                   propylheptyl
                                                                                   ester.
P-12-0395......   06/11/2012   09/08/2012  Lubrigreen            (G) Lubricant    (S) 9-
                                            Biosynthetics.        base oil.        octadecenoic
                                                                                   acid (9Z)-,
                                                                                   homopolymer, 2-
                                                                                   propylheptyl
                                                                                   ester,
                                                                                   isomerized.
P-12-0396......   06/11/2012   09/08/2012  CBI.................  (S) Polymer for  (G) Solvent-
                                                                  flexographic     based urethane
                                                                  and gravure      dispersion.
                                                                  lamination
                                                                  inks.
P-12-0397......   06/12/2012   09/09/2012  Cray Valley USA, LLC  (S) Reinforcing  (S) 3-phenyl-2-
                                                                  additive in      propenoic
                                                                  polyolefins.     acid, zinc
                                                                                   salt (2:1).
P-12-0398......   06/12/2012   09/09/2012  Sasol North America.  (S) Lubricant    (S) 1,2,4-
                                                                  in special       benzenetricarb
                                                                  chain oils for   oxylic acid,
                                                                  conveyor belts.  mixed lauryl
                                                                                   and octyl
                                                                                   triesters.
P-12-0399......   06/12/2012   09/09/2012  CBI.................  (G) Paper        (G)
                                                                  treatment.       Perfluoroalkyl
                                                                                   ethyl
                                                                                   methacrylate
                                                                                   copolymer,
                                                                                   sodium salt.
P-12-0400......   06/12/2012   09/09/2012  CBI.................  (G) Coating for  (G) Neutralized
                                                                  beverage cans.   epoxy
                                                                                   phosphate.
P-12-0401......   06/12/2012   09/09/2012  CBI.................  (G) External     (G) Water
                                                                  can coating.     reducible
                                                                                   polyester
                                                                                   resin.
P-12-0402......   06/13/2012   09/10/2012  CBI.................  (G) Pigment      (S) 2-
                                                                  formulation      oxepanone,
                                                                  additive.        polymer with
                                                                                   aziridine,
                                                                                   dodecanoate
                                                                                   (ester).
P-12-0403......   05/30/2012   08/27/2012  CBI.................  (G) Coating for  (G) Aqueous
                                                                  plastics.        polyester
                                                                                   polyurethane
                                                                                   dispersion.
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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--26 NOCs Received From May 29, 2012 to June 15, 2012
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                                   Commencement
    Case No.       Received date    notice end           Chemical
                                       date
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P-06-0726.......      06/15/2012      05/31/2012  (G) Cyclical acid,
                                                   polymer with
                                                   isocyanate, diols,
                                                   diacids,
                                                   alkanolamine, amine
                                                   salt.
P-07-0721.......      06/07/2012      05/21/2012  (S) 1,3-cyclohexadiene-
                                                   1-carboxylic acid,
                                                   4,6,6-trimethyl-,
                                                   ethyl ester.
P-08-0355.......      05/30/2012      05/25/2012  (G) Polymer of
                                                   alkanedioic acid and
                                                   alkane diamine.
P-08-0638.......      05/31/2012      05/16/2012  (G) Mixed titanate.

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P-08-0639.......      05/31/2012      05/16/2012  (G) Mixed titanate.
P-09-0398.......      06/01/2012      05/14/2012  (G) Polyitaconic acid.
P-10-0135.......      05/25/2012      05/23/2012  (G) Fluoroketone.
P-10-0462.......      06/14/2012      06/07/2012  (G) Isocyanate
                                                   functional polyester
                                                   urethane polymer.
P-11-0435.......      06/14/2012      06/08/2012  (G) Alkoxylated amine
                                                   derivative.
P-11-0436.......      06/15/2012      06/11/2012  (G) Polyether sulfate
                                                   salt derivative.
P-11-0456.......      06/06/2012      05/15/2012  (G) Thermoset acrylic
                                                   polymer.
P-11-0466.......      06/15/2012      06/06/2012  (G) Alkoxylated amine
                                                   derivative.
P-11-0508.......      06/05/2012      05/07/2012  (G) Acrylic polymer.
P-11-0561.......      06/06/2012      05/18/2012  (G)
                                                   Tetrafluoroethylene
                                                   chlorotrifluoroethyle
                                                   ne copolymer.
P-11-0623.......      06/01/2012      05/31/2012  (G) Heteromonocycle,
                                                   homopolymer,
                                                   disubstituted
                                                   carbomonocycle,
                                                   substituted alkyl
                                                   ester.
P-11-0629.......      06/11/2012      04/19/2012  (G) Carbodiimide
                                                   crosslinker.
P-11-0646.......      05/30/2012      04/30/2012  (G)
                                                   Perfluoroalkylethyl
                                                   methacrylate
                                                   copolymer.
P-11-0655.......      06/13/2012      06/11/2012  (G) Aliphatic epoxy
                                                   acrylate.
P-12-0019.......      06/08/2012      06/05/2012  (S) Starch
                                                   carboxymethyl 2-
                                                   hydroxypropyl ether.
P-12-0072.......      06/12/2012      05/19/2012  (G) Quaternary
                                                   ammonium compound.
P-12-0103.......      05/25/2012      04/30/2012  (G) Alkene-substituted
                                                   fatty acid methyl
                                                   ester polymer.
P-12-0135.......      06/04/2012      05/05/2012  (G) Epoxy amine
                                                   polymer.
P-12-0151.......      06/01/2012      05/04/2012  (G) Glycol substituted
                                                   bicyclic olefin.
P-12-0157.......      06/12/2012      05/31/2012  (G) Acrylic copolymer.
P-12-0221.......      06/06/2012      06/04/2012  (G) Acrylic polymer.
P-96-0550.......      06/14/2012      06/12/2012  (G) Metallo, dihydro
                                                   hydroxy,
                                                   hydroxyethylsulfonyl,
                                                   alkylether, azo,
                                                   sulfo,
                                                   polycarbocycle,
                                                   substituted
                                                   heterocycle,
                                                   carboxylate, salt.
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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 10, 2012.
 Chandler Sirmons,
Acting Director, Information Management Division, Office of Pollution 
Prevention and Toxics.
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