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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPPT-2012-0709; FRL-9363-2]

Certain New Chemicals; Receipt and Status Information

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
ACTION: Notice.
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 theFederal Registera notice of receipt of a premanufacture notice (PMN) or an application for a test marketing exemption (TME), and to publish in theFederal Registerperiodic 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 20, 2012 to September 7, 2012, and provides the required notice and status report, consists of the PMNs and TMEs, both 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 November 9, 2012.
ADDRESSES: 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 athttp://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 throughregulations.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 athttp://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 athttp://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 Registerdate 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 theFederal Registera notice of receipt of a PMN or an application for a TME and to publish in theFederal Registerperiodic 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 20, 2012 to September 7, 2012, consists of the PMNs and TMEs, both 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—32 PMNs Received From 8/20/12 to 9/07/12 Case No. Received date Projected notice end date Manufacturer/importer Use Chemical P-12-0513 08/17/2012 11/14/2012 CBI (G) Component in coatings (G) Aromatic dicarboxylic acid, polymer with dialkyl alkanediol, alkyl-(hydroxyalkyl)-alkanediol, dicarboxylic acid, alkanediol, hydroxy-[(oxoalkyl)oxy]alkyl ester. P-12-0514 08/17/2012 11/14/2012 CBI (G) An open, non-dispersive use (G) Hydrogenated modified rosin. P-12-0515 08/17/2012 11/14/2012 CBI (G) Electrographic toner (G) Polycarboxylic acids, polymer with polyols. P-12-0516 08/17/2012 11/14/2012 CBI (G) Additive for coating paint (open, non-dispersive) (G) Poly(oxyalkylene) alkylamine. P-12-0517 08/17/2012 11/14/2012 CBI (G) Electrographic toner (G) Polycarboxylic acids, polymer with polyols. P-12-0518 08/20/2012 11/17/2012 CBI (S) Catalyst for polymerisation of polyester based polymers from diacids and diols (G) Aqueous solution of titanium hydroxy acid complex. P-12-0519 08/21/2012 11/18/2012 CBI (S) Binder for metal coatings (G) Alkyd polyester polyurethane. P-12-0520 08/21/2012 11/18/2012 CBI (G) Chemical component for fuel additives (G) Fatty acids amine salt. P-12-0521 08/23/2012 11/20/2012 CBI (G) Pigment dispersant (G) 2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, alkyl esters, polymer with substituted methacrylate, substituted methacrylate, me methacrylate and polyalkene glycol alkyl ether, tert-bu 2-ethylhexaneperoxoate-initiated. P-12-0522 08/22/2012 11/19/2012 CBI (G) Catalytic production of industrial intermediates (G) Hydrolase enzymes. P-12-0523 08/23/2012 11/20/2012 Carboline Company (G) Coating component (G) Alkyl ketimines; polymeric ketimines. P-12-0524 08/24/2012 11/21/2012 CBI (G) Pigment dispersant (G) Vegetable-oil fatty acids, conjugated, polymers with ethylene glycol, substituted propanoic acid, anhydride, polyethylene glycol and trimethylolpropane, compounds with substituted alkanol. P-12-0525 08/23/2012 11/20/2012 CBI (G) Binder for fibers (G) Vinyl acrylic copolymer. P-12-0526 08/24/2012 11/21/2012 CBI (G) Coating additive (G) Siloxanes and silicones, substituted alkyl group-terminated ethers with polyethylene glycol and polyethylene glycol anhydride ester. P-12-0527 08/27/2012 11/24/2012 CBI (G) Pigment dispersant (G) Fatty acids of natural oils, conjugated, maleated. P-12-0528 08/27/2012 11/24/2012 Cytec Industries, Inc. (S) Coating resin (G) Substituted heteromonocycle, polymer with substituted alkane and substituted alkanediol, alkanoic acid substituted ester and substituted hetermonocyle homopolymer. P-12-0529 08/27/2012 11/24/2012 CBI (G) An open, non-dispersive use (G) Hydrogenated modified rosin. P-12-0530 08/28/2012 11/25/2012 Chryso, Inc. (G) Cement additive. Degree of containment: open, non-dispersive use (G) Amine acetate. P-12-0531 08/28/2012 11/25/2012 CBI (G) Pigment dispersant (G) Polyphosphoric acids, reaction products with substituted heteromonocyclic polymer alkyl ester. P-12-0532 08/28/2012 11/25/2012 CBI (G) Additive in electronic products (G) Tetrasubstituted dioxadithiane. P-12-0533 08/28/2012 11/25/2012 CBI (G) Lubricant additive (G) Aromatic amido-amine-modified aliphatic hydrocarbons resin. P-12-0534 08/28/2012 11/25/2012 CBI (G) Lubricant additive (G) Aromatic amido-amine-modified aliphatic hydrocarbons resin. P-12-0535 08/29/2012 11/26/2012 CBI (G) Resin for waterborne exterior coatings (G) Acrylic waterborne emulsion. P-12-0536 08/30/2012 11/27/2012 CBI (G) Synergist for ultra violet curable coatings (G) Ultra violet curable acrylated amine synergist.
P-12-0537 08/31/2012 11/28/2012 CBI (G) Polymer for use in hard surface cleaners (G) Hexanedioic acid, polymer with -[2,2-bis(hydroxy,alkyl)butyl]-.omega.-methoxypoly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl), 2,2-alkyl-1,3-propanediol, 1,2-ethanediamine, 1,6-hexanediol, 3-hydroxy-2-(hydroxyalkyl)-2-alkylpropanoic acid and 1,1'-methylenebis[4-isocyanatocyclohexane], compd. with N,N-diethylethanamine. P-12-0538 08/31/2012 11/28/2012 Henkel Corporation (S) Component in cyanoacrylate adhesive formulation (G) 2-Octyl cyanoacrylate. P-12-0539 09/01/2012 11/29/2012 Trinity Manufacturing, Inc. (S) Flame retardant in rubber products; extreme pressure additive in lubricants (S) Alkanes, C19-28-branched and linear, chloro. P-12-0540 09/04/2012 12/02/2012 Dow Chemical Company (G) Component of electrical laminate (G) Styrenic anhydride maleimide terpolymer. P-12-0541 08/29/2012 11/26/2012 Songwon International Americas, Inc (G) Primary antioxidant for organic polymer (S) Benzenepropanoic acid, 3,5-bis(1,1-dimethylethyl)-4-hydroxy-, 2-ethylhexyl ester. P-12-0542 09/04/2012 12/02/2012 CBI (G) Pigment dispersant (G) Polyethyleneglycol modified polyacrylate block polypyridine polymer, hydrolyzed, sodium salts. P-12-0543 08/30/2012 11/27/2012 Shell chemical LP (S) Chemical intermediate (S) Alkenes, C23-33, branched and linear. P-12-0544 09/06/2012 12/04/2012 CBI (G) Additive (G) Alkenoic acid, polymers with acrylate and polyalkandiol alkane ether alkyl alkenoate and polyalkene alkandiol alkane ether alkenoic alkyl ethers.

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 by EPA during this period: The EPA case number assigned to the TME, the date the TME was received by EPA, the projected end date for EPA's review of the TME, the submitting manufacturer/importer, the potential uses identified by the manufacturer/importer in the TME, and the chemical identity.

Table II—2 TMEs Received From 08/20/12 to 09/07/12 Case No. Received date Projected
  • notice end date
  • Manufacturer/importer Use Chemical
    T-12-0013 08/27/2012 10/10/2012 Cytec Industries, Inc (S) Coating resin (G) Substituted heteromonocycle, polymer with substituted alkane and substituted alkanediol, alkanoic acid substituted ester and substituted hetermonocyle homopolymer. T-12-0014 08/27/2012 10/10/2012 Cytec Industries, Inc (S) Coating resin (G) Substituted heteromonocycle, polymer with substituted alkane and substituted alkanediol, alkanoic acid substituted ester and substituted hetermonocyle homopolymer.

    In Table III. 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 III—27 NOCs Received From 08/20/12 to 09/07/12 Case No. Received date Commencement notice end date Chemical J-12-0005 08/27/2012 08/24/2012 (G) Sacchromyces cerevisiae modified. P-05-0770 08/21/2012 08/14/2012 (G) Blocked aromatic isocyanate. P-07-0121 08/21/2012 08/13/2012 (G) Epoxy-amine adduct salt. P-07-0427 08/20/2012 08/10/2012 (G) MDI polyester prepolymer. P-09-0479 09/05/2012 07/24/2012 (S) Benzoic acid, 4-(dimethylamino)-, 1,1′-[(methylimino)di-2, 1-ethanedyl] ester. P-09-0480 09/05/2012 07/24/2012 (S) 1-Propanone, 1,1′(oxydi-4, 1-phenylene) bis [2-hydroxy-2-methyl-. P-10-0347 08/27/2012 08/15/2012 (G) Modified polyester. P-11-0203 08/24/2012 08/01/2012 (G) Perfluoroalkylethyl methacrylate copolymer, salt. P-11-0277 08/28/2012 08/11/2012 (G) Modified acrylonitrile, butadiene polymer, hydrogenated. P-11-0364 08/29/2012 08/22/2012 (G) Alkanediol, polymer with 1,1′-methylenebis[4-isocyanatocyclohexane]. P-11-0565 08/31/2012 02/29/2012 (S) D-Glucopyranose, oligomeric, C10-16-alkyl glycosides, 3-[(carboxymethyl)bis(2-hydroxyethyl)ammonio]-2-hydroxypropyl ethers, inner salts, polymers with 1,3-dichloro-2-propanol. P-11-0568 09/04/2012 08/09/2012 (G) Fluoropolymer. P-12-0131 08/24/2012 08/09/2012 (S) 3-Hydroxy-2-(hydroxymethyl)-2-methylpropanoic acid polymer with hydrazine, .alpha.-hydro-.omega.-hydroxypoly(oxy-1,4-butanediyl) and 5-isocyanato-1-(isocyanatomethyl)-1,3,3-trimethylcyclohexane compound with N,N-diethylethanamine. P-12-0154 08/17/2012 08/14/2012 (G) Alkyl alkaacrylate, polymer with alkyl acrylate, alkyl acrylate. P-12-0236 08/21/2012 08/20/2012 (G) Polyester amine adduct. P-12-0265 08/21/2012 08/13/2012 (G) Carbamic acid,N-[1-methyl-1-[3-(1-methylethenyl)phenyl]ethyl]-, substituted ester. P-12-0266 09/06/2012 08/28/2012 (G) 2-Propenoic acid, telomer with substitutedN-[1-methyl-1-[3-(1-methylethenyl)phenyl]ethyl]carbamate and 2-propanol, peroxydisulfuric acid ([(HO)s(O)2]2O2)sodium salt (1:2)-initiated. P-12-0267 09/06/2012 08/29/2012 (G) 2-Propenoic acid, telomer with substitutedN-[1-methyl-1-[3-(1-methylethenyl)phenyl]ethyl]carbamate and 2-propanol, sodium salt, peroxydisulfuric acid ([(HO)s(O)2]2O2) sodium salt (1:2)-initiated. P-12-0268 09/06/2012 08/29/2012 (G) 2-Propenoic acid, telomer with substitutedN-[1-methyl-1-[3-(1-methylethenyl)phenyl]ethyl]carbamate and 2-propanol, ammonium salt, peroxydisulfuric acid ([(HO)s(O)2]2O2) sodium salt (1:2)-initiated. P-12-0269 09/06/2012 08/29/2012 (G) 2-Propenoic acid, telomer with substitutedN-[1-methyl-1-[3-(1-methylethenyl)phenyl]ethyl]carbamate and 2-propanol, potassium salt, peroxydisulfuric acid ([(HO)s(O)2]2O2) sodium salt (1:2)-initiated. P-12-0270 09/06/2012 08/29/2012 (G) 2-Propenoic acid, telomer with substitutedN-[1-methyl-1-[3-(1-methylethenyl)phenyl]ethyl]carbamate and 3-mercaptopropanoic acid, 1.1-diemethylpropyl 2-ethylhexaneperoxoate-initiated. P-12-0330 09/06/2012 08/31/2012 (G) Acrylic waterborne emulsion. P-12-0331 08/17/2012 08/16/2012 (G) 2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, substituted dialkylamino ethyl ester, polymer with butyl 2-propenoate, compounds with polyether hydrogen maleate alkyl ethers. P-12-0336 08/23/2012 08/16/2012 (G) 2,5-Furandione, polymer with substituted methylbenzene and substituted polyether, bu alc.- and substituted alkyl acrylate-1H-heteromonocyclic reaction products- and substituted heteromonocyclic cetyl ester- and substituted heteromonocyclic polymer cetyl ester blocked . P-12-0337 08/17/2012 08/16/2012 (G) Acid anhydride, polymer with aromatic isocyanate and polyalkyleneglycol, alkanol and hydroxyalkyl acrylate diazole reaction products and lactone homopolymer alkyl ester-blocked. P-12-0345 08/23/2012 08/20/2012 (G) Ultra violet-curable urethane acrylate. P-12-0362 08/31/2012 08/20/2012 (G) Unsaturated urethane methacrylate.

    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: September 24, 2012. Chandler Sirmons, Acting Director, Information Management Division, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics.