Toxic and hazardous substances control: New chemicals; receipt and status information,

 
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[Federal Register: March 29, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 60)]

[Notices]

[Page 15735-15738]

From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPPT-2006-0269; FRL-7771-2]

Certain New Chemicals; Receipt and Status Information

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

SUMMARY: Section 5 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) requires any person who intends to manufacture (defined by statute to include import) a new chemical (i.e., a chemical not on the TSCA Inventory) to notify EPA and comply with the statutory provisions pertaining to the manufacture of new chemicals. Under sections 5(d)(2) and 5(d)(3) of TSCA, EPA is required to publish a notice of receipt of a premanufacture notice (PMN) or an application for a test marketing exemption (TME), and to publish periodic status reports on the chemicals under review and the receipt of notices of commencement to manufacture those chemicals. This status report, which covers the period from February 27, 2006 to March 10, 2006, consists of the PMNs and TMEs, both pending or expired, and the notices of commencement 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 April 28, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) no. EPA-HQ-OPPT-2006-0269, by one of the following methods.

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. Attention: Docket ID number EPA-HQ-OPPT-2006-0269. 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 Docket's normal hours of operation, and special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information.

Instructions: Direct your comments to docket ID number EPA-HQ-OPPT-

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2006-0269. EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included in the public 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 e- mail. The regulations.gov Web site is an ``anonymous access'' systems, which means EPA will not know your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an e- mail comment directly to EPA without going through regulations.gov your e-mail address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the public 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 regulations.gov index. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, i.e., CBI or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, is not placed on the Internet and will be publicly available only in hard copy form. Publicly available docket materials are available electronically through regulations.gov or in hard copy at the OPPT Docket, EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), EPA West, Room B102, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. The EPA Docket Center Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Public Reading Room is (202) 566-1744, and the telephone number for the OPPT Docket is (202) 566-0280.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colby Lintner, Regulatory Coordinator, Environmental Assistance Division, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (7408M), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (202) 554-1404; e-mail address: TSCA-Hotline@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

  1. General Information

    1. 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 premanufacture notices addressed in the 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.

    2. What Should I Consider as I Prepare My Comments for EPA?

      1. Submitting CBI. Do not submit this information to EPA through regulations.gov or e-mail. Clearly mark the part or all of the information that you claim to be CBI. For CBI information in a disk or CD ROM that you mail to EPA, mark the outside of the disk or CD ROM as CBI and then identify electronically within the disk or CD ROM the specific information that is claimed 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 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 the estimate.

      vi. Provide specific examples to illustrate your concerns, and suggested 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.

  2. Why is EPA Taking this Action?

    Section 5 of 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 Inventory to notify EPA and comply with the statutory provisions pertaining to the manufacture of new chemicals. Under sections 5(d)(2) and 5(d)(3) of TSCA, EPA is required to publish a notice of receipt of a PMN or an application for a TME and to publish periodic status reports on the chemicals under review and the receipt of notices of commencement to manufacture those chemicals. This status report, which covers the period from February 27, 2006 to March 10, 2006, consists of the PMNs and TME, both pending or expired, and the notices of commencement to manufacture a new chemical that the Agency has received under TSCA section 5 during this time period.

  3. Receipt and Status Report for PMNs and TME

    This status report identifies the PMNs and TME, both pending or expired, and the notices of commencement to manufacture a new chemical that the Agency has received under TSCA section 5 during this time period. If you are interested in information that is not included in the following tables, you may contact EPA as described in Unit II. to access additional non-CBI information that may be available.

    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; the potential uses identified by the manufacturer in the PMN; and the chemical identity.

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  4. 23 Premanufacture Notices Received From: 02/27/06 to 03/10/06

    Projected Notice End Case No.

    Received Date

    Date

    Manufacturer/Importer

    Use

    Chemical

    P-06-0323

    02/24/06

    05/24/06

    CBI

    (S) Ingredient in (G) Cyclo alkyl fragrance compound methyl ester P-06-0324

    02/24/06

    05/24/06

    Nissan Chemical

    (S) Flame retardant (S) 1,3,4,6,7,9,9b- America Corporation in plastic resins heptaazaphenalene- 2,5,8-triamine, compound with n-(4,6- diamino-1,3,5- triazin-2-yl)-1,3,5- triazine-2,4,6- triamine and 1,3,5- triazine-2,4,6- triamine, polyphosphate P-06-0325

    02/24/06

    05/24/06

    CBI

    (G) Component of foam (G) Fatty acid polymer with aliphatic diol and aromatic diacid P-06-0328

    02/28/06

    05/28/06

    CBI

    (G) Monomer used to (G) make specialty

    Isobenzofurandione, polymers

    (substituted)oxybis- P-06-0329

    03/01/06

    05/29/06

    CBI

    (G) Synthetic

    (G) Fatty acid glycol lubricant

    ester P-06-0330

    03/01/06

    05/29/06

    Macdermid,

    (G) Photocure

    (G) Oxirane, methyl-, Incorporated

    polymer, open non- polymer with, dispersive use

    .alpha.-hydro- .omega.- hydroxypoly[oxy(meth yl-1,2-ethanediyl)], 5-isocyanato-1- [isocyanatomethyl)- 1,3,3- trimethylcyclohexane and oxirane, poly(akyl)glycol acrylate-blocked P-06-0331

    03/01/06

    05/29/06

    CBI

    (S) Polymeric

    (G) Silicone flattening aid for polyether modified coatings

    polyester polyurethane. P-06-0332

    03/02/06

    05/30/06

    Cytec Industries Inc. (S) Bonded flame (G) Phosphine oxide retardant in plastics, particularly synthetic fibers. P-06-0333

    03/02/06

    05/30/06

    CBI

    (G) Thickener

    (G) 2-propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, polymers with acrylic acid, et acrylate, me methacrylate P-06-0334

    03/02/06

    05/30/06

    CBI

    (G) Open non

    (G) Modified dispersive (use in polyurethane foams) P-06-0335

    03/02/06

    05/30/06

    CIBA Specialty

    (S) Continuous

    (G) Chemicals

    application to

    Naphthalenesulfonic Corporation

    cotton fabrics

    acid azo substituted naphthalenesulfonic acid amino substituted triazine amino phenyl sulfonyl compound P-06-0336

    03/03/06

    05/31/06

    CBI

    (G) Photocopying (G) Azo ferric chemical

    complex P-06-0337

    03/03/06

    05/31/06

    CBI

    (G) Photocopying (G) Azo ferric chemical

    complex P-06-0338

    03/07/06

    06/04/06

    CBI

    (G) Corrosion

    (G) Condensation inhibitor for metals polymerized silane paint primer for functionalized metals

    aliphatic amine P-06-0339

    03/07/06

    06/04/06

    Cytec surface

    (G) Intermediate (G) Fatty acids, specialties inc. polymer for coatings polymers with substituted acrylates, substituted alkanoic acid, substituted polyglycol and substituted carbomoncyle, peroxide intitiated P-06-0340

    03/07/06

    06/04/06

    Henkel Corporation (S) Lubricant

    (S) Hexanedioic acid, potassium salt P-06-0341

    03/07/06

    06/04/06

    3M Company

    (G) Film coating (G) Surface modified additive

    ceramic materials and wares, chemicals P-06-0342

    03/08/06

    06/05/06

    CBI

    (G) Open, non-

    (G) Styrene - acrylic dispersive use.

    copolymer P-06-0343

    03/09/06

    06/06/06

    BP Products North (S) Recover

    (G) Dialkyl America, Inc

    components for

    carbocyclo-, industrial solvent reaction products applications

    with alkadiene, cyclized, dehydrogenated, isomerized, by- products from, distn. residues P-06-0344

    03/08/06

    06/05/06

    CBI

    (G) Coating component (G) Mixed metal oxide complex P-06-0345

    03/09/06

    06/06/06

    CBI

    (G) Additive, open, (G) non-dispersive use Polymethylalkylsilox ane with reactive alkoxy groups P-06-0346

    03/09/06

    06/06/06

    CBI

    (G) Additive, open, (G) Urethane modified non-dispersive use polyamide P-06-0347

    03/09/06

    06/06/06

    CBI

    (G) Additive, open, (G) Polyether non-dispersive use modified polyamide P-06-0348

    03/10/06

    06/07/06

    CBI

    (G) Component of foam (G) Fatty acid polymer with aliphatic diol and aromatic diacid P-06-0349

    03/10/06

    06/07/06

    CBI

    (G) Component of foam (G) Fatty acid polymer with aliphatic diol and aromatic diacid P-06-0350

    03/10/06

    06/07/06

    CBI

    (S) Intermediate (G) Polyoxyalkylene ether

    In Table II of this unit, EPA provides the following information (to the extent that such information is not claimed as CBI) on the TMEs received:

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  5. 1 Test Marketing Exemptions Notice Received From: 02/27/06 to 03/10/06

    Projected Notice End Case No.

    Received Date

    Date

    Manufacturer/Importer

    Use

    Chemical

    T-06-0004

    03/02/06

    04/15/06

    Cytec Industries Inc. (S) Bonded flame (G) Phosphine oxide retardant in plastics, particularly synthetic fibers.

    In Table III of this unit, EPA provides the following information (to the extent that such information is not claimed as CBI) on the Notices of Commencement to manufacture received:

  6. 13 Notices of Commencement From: 02/27/06 to 03/10/06

    Commencement Notice Case No.

    Received Date

    End Date

    Chemical

    P-04-0435

    03/03/06

    02/09/06

    (G) Polyester of adipic acid P-05-0720

    02/24/06

    02/03/06

    (G) Siloxanes and silicones, di-me, hydroxy alkyl me, me (oxabicyclo alkyl), alkoxylated P-05-0754

    03/02/06

    02/23/06

    (G) Polyurethane resin P-05-0821

    03/02/06

    02/16/06

    (G) Methacrylate amine based polymer P-05-0836

    02/27/06

    01/20/06

    (G) Alkyd resin P-05-0839

    02/24/06

    02/15/06

    (G) Methyl-ethyl-ketoxime blocked polyisocyanate P-06-0022

    03/02/06

    02/17/06

    (G) Fluoroelastomer P-06-0096

    03/07/06

    02/15/06

    (G) Siloxanes and silicones, di-alkyl, 3- hydroxypropyl alkyl, ethers with polyalkylene glycol monocarboxylate P-06-0097

    03/07/06

    02/15/06

    (G) Siloxanes and silicones, di-alkyl, 3- hydroxypropyl alkyl, ethers with polyalkylene glycol, and polyalkylene glycol mono carboxylate P-06-0098

    03/07/06

    02/15/06

    (G) Siloxanes and silicones, di-alkyl, 3- hydroxypropyl alkyl, ethers with polyalkylene glycol and polyalkylene glycol mono alkyl ether P-06-0099

    03/07/06

    02/15/06

    (G) Siloxanes and silicones, di-alkyl, 3- hydroxypropyl alkyl, ethers with polyalkylene glycol and polyalkylene glycol mono alkyl ether P-06-0100

    03/07/06

    02/15/06

    (G) Siloxanes and silicones, di-alkyl, 3- hydroxypropyl alkyl, ethers with polyalkylene glycol and polyalkylene glycol mono carboxylate P-06-0147

    03/03/06

    02/27/06

    (G) Cycloalkenyl ethanone

    List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Chemicals, Premanufacturer notices.

    Dated: March 20, 2006. Vicki A. Simons, Acting Director, Information Management Division, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics.

    [FR Doc. E6-4504 Filed 3-28-06; 8:45 am]

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