[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 225 (Wednesday, November 21, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 69824-69827]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-28206]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPPT-2012-0805; FRL-9367-7]


Certain New Chemicals; Receipt and Status Information

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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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 October 1, 2012 
to October 12, 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 December 21, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification 
(ID) number EPA-HQ-OPPT-2012-0805, 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 
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.

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    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 October 1, 2012 to October 12, 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--20 PMNs Received From October 1, 2012 to October 12, 2012
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                                  Projected
      Case No.        Received   notice end     Manufacturer/              Use                   Chemical
                        date         date         importer
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P-13-0001..........   10/1/2012  12/29/2012  CBI...............  (G) Pigment dispersant.  (G) Vegetable-oil
                                                                                           fatty acids,
                                                                                           conjugated, polymers
                                                                                           with substituted
                                                                                           propanoic acid,
                                                                                           polyol, anhydride,
                                                                                           polyethylene glycol,
                                                                                           propylene glycol and
                                                                                           trimethylolpropane.
P-13-0002..........   10/1/2012  12/29/2012  CBI...............  (S) Emulsion stabilizer  (G) Substituted
                                                                                           polyhydroxy aromatic
                                                                                           compound.
P-13-0003..........   10/1/2012  12/29/2012  CBI...............  (G) Part of adhesive     (G) Castor oil,
                                                                  system.                  polymer with glycol
                                                                                           and phthalic
                                                                                           anhydride.
P-13-0004..........   10/1/2012  12/29/2012  H.B. Fuller         (G) Industrial adhesive  (G) Dicarboxylic acid
                                              Company.                                     polymer with
                                                                                           aliphatic glycols,
                                                                                           and 1,1'-
                                                                                           methylenebis[isocyana
                                                                                           tobenzene].
P-13-0005..........   10/2/2012  12/30/2012  H.B. Fuller         (G) Adhesive for         (G) Dicarboxylic acid
                                              Company.            flexible film            polymer with
                                                                  laminating.              aliphatic glycols,
                                                                                           and 1,1'-
                                                                                           methylenebis
                                                                                           [isocyanatobenzene].
P-13-0006..........   10/2/2012  12/30/2012  CBI...............  (S) Rheology modifier..  (G) Rubber epoxy
                                                                                           adduct.
P-13-0007..........   10/3/2012  12/31/2012  DIC International   (S) Polymer resin for    (G) Acrylic acids,
                                              (USA) LLC.          spray paint/coatings.    polymer with
                                                                                           methacrylate esters,
                                                                                           styrene and tert-
                                                                                           bubenzene
                                                                                           carboperoxoate-
                                                                                           initiated, compounds
                                                                                           with amine.
P-13-0008..........   10/3/2012  12/31/2012  CBI...............  (S) Flame retardant      (G) Melamine
                                                                  used in the              polyphosphate.
                                                                  manufacture of
                                                                  plastics.; flame
                                                                  retardant used in
                                                                  paints and varnishes.
P-13-0009..........   10/4/2012    1/1/2013  CBI...............  (G) Photoinitiated       (G) Acrylate
                                                                  resin for ultra violet   functional aliphatic
                                                                  or electro beams         isocyanate polymer
                                                                  curable clear            blocked with hydroxy
                                                                  coatings, overprint      aromatic monomer.
                                                                  varnishes, laminating
                                                                  adhesives and inks.
P-13-0010..........   10/4/2012    1/1/2013  Eastman Chemical    (G) Chemical             (S) 1,4-
                                              Company.            intermediate.            cyclohexanedicarboxyl
                                                                                           ic acid, 1,4-dimethyl
                                                                                           ester, hydrogenolysis
                                                                                           products.
P-13-0011..........   10/4/2012    1/1/2013  Huntsman            (S) Antistatic finish    (G) Hydroxy-functional
                                              Corporation.        for synthetic fibers.    epoxyamine polyglycol
                                                                                           ester.
P-13-0012..........   10/4/2012    1/1/2013  Mane, USA.........  (S) Fragrance            (S) 2-
                                                                  ingredient.              octenenitrile,3,5,7-
                                                                                           trimethyl-.
P-13-0013..........   10/5/2012    1/2/2013  Dow Chemical        (G) Open-non dispersive  (G) Polyurethane
                                              Company.            use.                     polymer.
P-13-0014..........   10/8/2012    1/5/2013  CBI...............  (G) Dispersant.........  (G) Substituted
                                                                                           carboxylic acid,
                                                                                           compound with
                                                                                           hetermonocyclic
                                                                                           polymer with
                                                                                           substituted
                                                                                           carboxylic acid,
                                                                                           substituted
                                                                                           heteromonocycle and
                                                                                           heteromonocycle.

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P-13-0015..........   10/9/2012    1/6/2013  CBI...............  (S) Industrial inkjet    (S) Phenol, 4,4'-(1-
                                                                  ink manufacture.         methylethylidene)bis-
                                                                                           , polymer with 2-
                                                                                           (chloromethyl)oxirane
                                                                                           , .alpha.-.omega.-
                                                                                           hydroxypoly(oxy-1,4-
                                                                                           butanediyl), 1,1'-
                                                                                           methylenebis[4-
                                                                                           isocyanatocyclohexane
                                                                                           ] and 2,2'-
                                                                                           (methylimino)bis[etha
                                                                                           nol], iso-bu alochol.-
                                                                                           blocked, phosphate
                                                                                           (salts).
P-13-0016..........   10/9/2012    1/6/2013  CBI...............  (S) Thermoplastic        (S) 1,4-butanediol,
                                                                  polyurethane for         polymer with 1,4-
                                                                  coatins/mouldings.       diisocyanatobenzene
                                                                                           and -hydro--
                                                                                           hydroxypoly(oxy-1,4-
                                                                                           butanediyl).
P-13-0017..........  10/10/2012    1/7/2013  DIC International   (S) Polymer resin for    (G) Acrylated silicone
                                              (USA) LLC.          spray paint/coatings.    polymer.
P-13-0018..........  10/10/2012    1/7/2013  CBI...............  (G) Stabilizing agent    (G) Trisodium
                                                                  for polymers.            diethylene
                                                                                           triaminepolycarboxyla
                                                                                           te.
P-13-0019..........  10/11/2012    1/8/2013  Henkel Corporation  (S) Crosslinker in       (G) Acetonoximino
                                                                  moisture cure sealant    silane.
                                                                  formulaion.
P-13-0020..........  10/11/2012    1/8/2013  Zeon Chemicals      (S) Polymer for          (G) Polycycloolefin
                                              Incorporated.       injection molds;         polymer.
                                                                  polymer modifier; film
                                                                  extrusion.
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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--12 NOCs Received From October 1, 2012 to October 12, 2012
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                                              Commencement
            Case No.               Received    notice end                         Chemical
                                     date         date
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P-09-0111......................    10/2/2012    12/16/2011  (G) Alkoxysilane functional acrylic resin.
P-11-0087......................    10/2/2012      9/7/2012  (G) Polyfluoroalkyl phosphoric acid salt, aqueous
                                                             solution.
P-11-0433......................    10/9/2012     9/22/2012  (G) Substituted amino polymer, with substituted
                                                             amine salt and salted acrylate.
P-12-0013......................    10/2/2012     6/19/2012  (G) Crosslinked polyalkyl methacrylate.
P-12-0094......................   10/10/2012     9/28/2012  (G) Polyether polyurethane dispersion.
P-12-0104......................    10/4/2012     9/28/2012  (G) Mixture of isomers of condensation products of
                                                             substituted diazotized aminoanilines.
P-12-0156......................    10/4/2012     9/21/2012  (G) Water soluble modified linseed oil.
P-12-0235......................    10/2/2012     9/20/2012  (G) Polyesterurethane.
P-12-0392......................    10/5/2012     10/4/2012  (G) Mix of isomers of substituted cyclohexyl
                                                             carboxaldehyde.
P-12-0426......................   10/11/2012     9/28/2012  (S) Aluminate(1-), tetrafluoro-, cesium, (t-4)-.
P-12-0442......................    10/8/2012     10/1/2012  (G) Carboxylic acid, alkenyl ester, polymers with
                                                             alkyl acrylate, me methacrylate and polyethylene
                                                             glycol hydrogen sulfate substituted alkyl branched
                                                             alkoxy methyl substituted (alkoxy)alkyl ethers
                                                             salts.
P-12-0454......................    10/9/2012     10/8/2012  (G) Modified lignocellulose.
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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: October 23, 2012.
Chandler Sirmon,
Director, Information Management Division, Office of Pollution 
Prevention and Toxics.
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