[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 178 (Thursday, September 13, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 56639-56642]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-22566]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPPT-2012-0708; FRL-9360-7]


Certain New Chemicals; Receipt and Status Information

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: 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. In addition 
under TSCA, 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 August 6, 2012 
to August 17, 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 October 15, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification 
(ID) number EPA-HQ-OPPT-2012-0708, 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 online 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 online 
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

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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.

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 
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/oppt/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 August 6, 2012 to August 17, 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.

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                               Table I--24 PMNs Received From 08/06/12 to 08/17/12
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                                              Projected
           Case no.               Received    notice end    Manufacturer/           Use             Chemical
                                    date         date          importer
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P-12-0488.....................   08/01/2012   10/29/2012  CBI..............  (G) Additive to    (G) Hydroxyl
                                                                              polyurethane       containing oil,
                                                                              foam.              polymer with
                                                                                                 aromatic
                                                                                                 isocyanate,
                                                                                                 polyalkylene-
                                                                                                 polyalkylene
                                                                                                 glycol ether
                                                                                                 with dialkylene
                                                                                                 glycol (2:1)
                                                                                                 and
                                                                                                 polyalkylene-
                                                                                                 polyalkylene
                                                                                                 glycol ether
                                                                                                 with aliphatic
                                                                                                 triol (3:1),
                                                                                                 polyalkylene
                                                                                                 glycol
                                                                                                 mono(branched
                                                                                                 alkylaromatic)
                                                                                                 ether-blocked.
P-12-0489.....................   08/01/2012   10/29/2012  CBI..............  (G) Additive to    (G) Hydroxy
                                                                              polyurethane       containing oil,
                                                                              foam.              polymer with
                                                                                                 alkylene oxide,
                                                                                                 aromatic
                                                                                                 isocyanate, and
                                                                                                 polyalkylene-
                                                                                                 polyalkylene
                                                                                                 glycol ether
                                                                                                 with aliphatic
                                                                                                 triol (3:1),
                                                                                                 and alkylene
                                                                                                 oxide,
                                                                                                 polyalkylene
                                                                                                 glycol
                                                                                                 mono(branched
                                                                                                 alkylaromatic)
                                                                                                 ether-blocked.
P-12-0490.....................   08/01/2012   10/29/2012  CBI..............  (G) Additive to    (G) Alkanol,
                                                                              polyurethane       oxybis-,
                                                                              foam.              polymer with
                                                                                                 aromatic
                                                                                                 isocyanate,
                                                                                                 isocyanate-
                                                                                                 terminated,
                                                                                                 polymers with
                                                                                                 1,1',1'',1'''-
                                                                                                 (1,2-
                                                                                                 alkyldinitrilo)
                                                                                                 tetrakis[2-
                                                                                                 alkanol],
                                                                                                 alkylene oxide,
                                                                                                 aromatic
                                                                                                 isocyanate,
                                                                                                 polyalkylenepol
                                                                                                 yalkylene
                                                                                                 glycol ether
                                                                                                 with aliphatic
                                                                                                 triol (3:1),
                                                                                                 polyalkylene
                                                                                                 glycol and
                                                                                                 alkylene oxide,
                                                                                                 polyalkylene
                                                                                                 glycol
                                                                                                 mono(branched
                                                                                                 alkylaromatic)
                                                                                                 ether-blocked.
P-12-0491.....................   08/02/2012   10/30/2012  Songwon            (G) Songflame      (S) Phosphoric
                                                           International-     tp100 is a non-    trichloride,
                                                           Americas, Inc.     halogenated        reaction
                                                                              polyphosphonate    products with
                                                                              flame retardant    biphenol and
                                                                              that addresses     phenol.
                                                                              the need to
                                                                              replace the
                                                                              current
                                                                              commercial
                                                                              bromine-
                                                                              containing flame
                                                                              retardants that
                                                                              are being phased
                                                                              out due to
                                                                              environmental
                                                                              regulation.
                                                                              Flame retardants
                                                                              are required to
                                                                              meet fire safety
                                                                              standards in
                                                                              order to reduce
                                                                              flammability of
                                                                              combustible
                                                                              materials.
P-12-0492.....................   08/03/2012   10/31/2012  CBI..............  (G) Isolated       (G) Alkylphenol.
                                                                              intermediate for
                                                                              further
                                                                              polymerization
                                                                              at site
                                                                              controlled by
                                                                              submitter.
P-12-0493.....................   08/06/2012   11/03/2012  CBI..............  (G) Binder for     (S) 2-propenoic
                                                                              fibers.            acid, butyl
                                                                                                 ester, polymer
                                                                                                 with ethene,
                                                                                                 ethenyl
                                                                                                 acetate, N-
                                                                                                 (hydroxymethyl)-
                                                                                                 2-propenamide
                                                                                                 and 2-
                                                                                                 propenamide.
P-12-0494.....................   08/07/2012   11/04/2012  Rational           (S) Fuel blending  (S)
                                                           Energies, Inc.     stock.             Hydrocarbons,
                                                                                                 C4-C12.
P-12-0495.....................   08/07/2012   11/04/2012  Rational           (S) Fuel blending  (S)
                                                           Energies, Inc.     stock.             Hydrocarbons,
                                                                                                 C8-C16.
P-12-0496.....................   08/07/2012   11/04/2012  Rational           (S) Fuel blending  (S)
                                                           Energies, Inc.     stock.             Hydrocarbons,
                                                                                                 C9-C16.
P-12-0497.....................   08/07/2012   11/04/2012  Rational           (S) Fuel blending  (S)
                                                           Energies, Inc.     stock.             Hydrocarbons,
                                                                                                 C10-C20.
P-12-0498.....................   08/07/2012   11/04/2012  Rational           (S) Fuel blending  (S)
                                                           Energies, Inc.     stock.             Hydrocarbons,
                                                                                                 C12-C70.
P-12-0499.....................   08/07/2012   11/04/2012  Rational           (S) Fuel blending  (S)
                                                           Energies, Inc.     stock.             Hydrocarbons,
                                                                                                 C20-C70.
P-12-0500.....................   08/01/2012   10/29/2012  Alberdingk Boley,  (S) Coating for    (G) Hexanedioc
                                                           Inc.               wood and plastic.  acid, polymer
                                                                                                 with 2-
                                                                                                 (chloromethyl)o
                                                                                                 xirane polymer
                                                                                                 with 2-ethyl-2-
                                                                                                 (hydroxymethyl)-
                                                                                                 1,3-
                                                                                                 propanediol,
                                                                                                 alkanedioic
                                                                                                 acid, 4,4'-(1-
                                                                                                 methylethyliden
                                                                                                 e)bis[phenol]
                                                                                                 and oxirane 2-
                                                                                                 propenoate, 2,2-
                                                                                                 dimethyl-1,3-
                                                                                                 propanediol,
                                                                                                 1,2-
                                                                                                 ethanediamine,
                                                                                                 1,6-hexanediol,
                                                                                                 3-hydroxy-2-
                                                                                                 (hydroxymethyl)-
                                                                                                 2-
                                                                                                 methylpropanoic
                                                                                                 acid and 5-
                                                                                                 isocyanato1-1(i
                                                                                                 socyanatomethyl
                                                                                                 )-
                                                                                                 alkylcyclohexan
                                                                                                 e, compound
                                                                                                 with N,N-
                                                                                                 diethylethanami
                                                                                                 ne.
P-12-0501.....................   08/09/2012   11/06/2012  Honda of America   (S) Feedstock      (S) Slimes and
                                                           Mfg., Inc.         replacement in     sludges,
                                                                              cement kiln        automotive
                                                                              production.        phosphate
                                                                                                 conversion
                                                                                                 coating
                                                                                                 wastewater.
P-12-0502.....................   08/09/2012   11/06/2012  Kemin Industries,  (G) We intend to   (S) 4-phytase 6-
                                                           Inc.               import a           phytase (name
                                                                              fermented          based on 1l-
                                                                              product            numbering
                                                                              manufactured       system and not
                                                                              using e. coli      1d numbering)
                                                                              producing          phytase phytase
                                                                              e.c.3.1.3.26 6-    6-phosphatase
                                                                              phytase for use    myo-inositol-
                                                                              as a cleaning      hexakisphosphat
                                                                              agent in the       e 6-
                                                                              production of      phosphohydrolas
                                                                              biofuels.          e (name based
                                                                              Phytase is         on 1l numbering
                                                                              introduced in      system and not
                                                                              the biofuel        1d numbering).
                                                                              manufacturing
                                                                              process to clean
                                                                              manufacturing
                                                                              equipment.
P-12-0503.....................   08/10/2012   11/07/2012  CBI..............  (G) Manufacture    (S) Fatty acids,
                                                                              of rubber          C14	22, 2-
                                                                              products,          ethylhexyl
                                                                              fillers,           esters,
                                                                              putties,           epoxidized.
                                                                              plastics
                                                                              additive,
                                                                              plastic
                                                                              additive,
                                                                              component for
                                                                              lubricants and
                                                                              metal working
                                                                              fluids.
P-12-0504.....................   08/09/2012   11/06/2012  CBI..............  (G) Water          (G) Phosphinic
                                                                              treatment          acid, sodium
                                                                              product for        salt (1:1),
                                                                              cooling water.     reaction
                                                                                                 products with
                                                                                                 alkenedioic
                                                                                                 anhydride
                                                                                                 homopolymer,
                                                                                                 sodium salts.
P-12-0505.....................   08/13/2012   11/10/2012  Ineos Chlor        (G) Additive.....  (S) Alkanes,
                                                           Americas.                             C22	30, chloro.

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P-12-0506.....................   08/14/2012   11/11/2012  Dic International  (G) Additive for   (G) Polyether
                                                           (USA) LLC.         coating for        type
                                                                              weather            polyurethane
                                                                              stripping (car     resin, amine
                                                                              manufacturing).    salt
P-12-0507.....................   08/15/2012   11/12/2012  CBI..............  (G) Additive for   (G)
                                                                              coating paint      Poly(oxyalkylen
                                                                              (open, non-        e) alkylamine.
                                                                              dispersive).
P-12-0508.....................   08/16/2012   11/13/2012  CBI..............  (G) Coating        (G)
                                                                              material.          Polyurethane.
P-12-0509.....................   08/15/2012   11/12/2012  International      (S) Polymeric      (S) 2-
                                                           specialty          scale inhibitor.   butenedioic
                                                           products.                             acid (2Z)-,
                                                                                                 polymer with
                                                                                                 sodium 2-
                                                                                                 propene-1-
                                                                                                 sulfonate
                                                                                                 (1:1),
                                                                                                 potassium salt.
P-12-0510.....................   08/15/2012   11/12/2012  CBI..............  (G) Catalyst for   (G) Quarternary
                                                                              adhesives and      ammonium
                                                                              coatings.          nonaflate.
P-12-0511.....................   08/15/2012   11/12/2012  CBI..............  (G) Additive for   (G)
                                                                              coating paint      Poly(oxyalkylen
                                                                              (open, non-        e) alkylamine.
                                                                              dispersive).
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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--7 NOCs Received From 08/06/12 to 08/17/12
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                                                           Commencement notice end
                 Case No.                   Received date            date                     Chemical
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P-04-0635................................      08/06/2012               07/24/2012  (S) Ethane, 1,1,2,2-
                                                                                     tetrafluoro-1-(2,2,2-
                                                                                     trifluoroethoxy)-.
P-07-0161................................      08/03/2012               07/18/2012  (G) Alkene substituted bis
                                                                                     phenol.
P-12-0054................................      08/13/2012               07/24/2012  (G) Urethane acrylate.
P-12-0167................................      08/10/2012               08/01/2012  (S) Tar, brown-coal.
P-12-0309................................      08/10/2012               07/06/2012  (G) Grignard reagent.
P-12-0310................................      08/10/2012               07/06/2012  (G) Alkylsilane.
P-12-0338................................      08/14/2012               08/01/2012  (G) Modified epoxy resin.
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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: August 27, 2012.
Chander Sirmons,
Acting Director, Information Management Division, Office of Pollution 
Prevention and Toxics.
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