Certain New Chemicals; Receipt and Status Information, 69824-69827 [2012-28206]

Download as PDF 69824 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 225 / Wednesday, November 21, 2012 / Notices instructions for submitting comments. Do not submit electronically any information you consider to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. • Mail: OPP Docket, Environmental Protection Agency Docket Center (EPA/ DC), (28221T), 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001. • Hand Delivery: To make special arrangements for hand delivery or delivery of boxed information, please follow the instructions at http:// www.epa.gov/dockets/contacts.htm. Additional instructions on commenting or visiting the docket, along with more information about dockets generally, is available at http:// www.epa.gov/dockets. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathryn Boyle, Field and External Affairs Division, (7506P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (703) 305–6304; fax number: (703) 305–5884; email address: boyle.kathryn@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with I. What information is EPA particularly interested in? Pursuant to PRA section 3506(c)(2)(A) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), EPA specifically solicits comments and information to enable it to: 1. Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the information will have practical utility. 2. Evaluate the accuracy of the Agency’s estimates of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used. 3. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected. 4. Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. In particular, EPA is requesting comments from very small businesses (those that employ less than 25) on examples of specific additional efforts that EPA could make to reduce the paperwork burden for very small businesses affected by this collection. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:56 Nov 20, 2012 Jkt 229001 Exposures and adverse effects to humans, wildlife, and crops and other vegetation from pesticide spray drift are well recognized. Published research suggests 1–10% or more of applied agricultural pesticide sprays drift from the target field. EPA believes there are application technologies that have the potential to significantly reduce the amount of spray drift. As these technologies are identified, their driftreducing potential needs to be verified. Burden statement: The average cost per response is $10,476. Burden is Producers of pesticide products ..... 32532 defined in 5 CFR 1320.3(b). The ICR, which is available in the Crop Production .............................. 111 docket along with other related Research and Development in the materials, provides a detailed Physical, Engineering, Life Sciences ...................................... 541710 explanation of the collection activities Colleges, universities, and profesand the burden estimate that is only sional schools ............................. 611310 briefly summarized here: Estimated total number of potential This listing is not intended to be respondents: 12 companies. exhaustive, but rather provides a guide Frequency of response: On occasion. for readers regarding entities likely to be Estimated total average number of affected by this action. responses for each respondent: 1 or 2 Title: Pesticide Spray Drift Reduction submissions by each company. Technologies. Estimated total annual costs: $73,000. ICR number: EPA ICR No. 2472.01. There are no costs for capital investment OMB control number: OMB Control or maintenance and operational costs. No. 2070–NEW. III. What is the next step in the process ICR status: This ICR is for a new for this ICR? information collection activity. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor, EPA will consider the comments and a person is not required to respond received and amend the ICR as to, a collection of information, unless it appropriate. The final ICR package will displays a currently valid OMB control then be submitted to OMB for review number. The OMB control numbers for and approval pursuant to 5 CFR EPA’s regulations in title 40 of the Code 1320.12. EPA will issue another Federal of Federal Regulations (CFR), after Register notice pursuant to 5 CFR appearing in the Federal Register when 1320.5(a)(1)(iv) to announce the approved, are listed in 40 CFR part 9, submission of the ICR to OMB and the are displayed either by publication in opportunity to submit additional the Federal Register or by other comments to OMB. If you have any appropriate means, such as on the questions about this ICR or the approval related collection instrument or form, if process, please contact the person listed applicable. The display of OMB control under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION numbers for certain EPA regulations is CONTACT. consolidated in 40 CFR part 9. List of Subjects Abstract: EPA intends to initiate a Environmental protection, Reporting voluntary information collection for and recordkeeping requirements. research to verify the effectiveness of application technologies for agricultural Dated: November 5, 2012. pesticide sprays that have the potential James Jones, to significantly reduce pesticide spray Assistant Administrator, Office of Chemical drift. The focus of this research is on Safety and Pollution Prevention. technologies, including spray nozzles, [FR Doc. 2012–28208 Filed 11–20–12; 8:45 am] shrouds and shields, and drift reducing BILLING CODE 6560–50–P adjuvant chemicals used for aerial or groundboom applications to row and field crops. Collectively these ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION technologies are referred to as drift AGENCY reduction technologies (DRTs). The voluntary program would encourage the [EPA–HQ–OPPT–2012–0805; FRL–9367–7] identification and use of DRTs that can Certain New Chemicals; Receipt and substantially reduce drift of pesticide Status Information spray droplets from the target application site (e.g., a corn field) AGENCY: Environmental Protection downwind to non-target areas. Agency (EPA). II. What information collection activity or ICR does this action apply to? Affected entities: Entities potentially affected by the voluntary collection activities under this ICR include pesticide application equipment manufacturers, chemical manufacturers, pesticide registrants, university researchers, and others who have an interest in reducing spray drift. The North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for the principal respondents is: PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\21NON1.SGM 21NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 225 / Wednesday, November 21, 2012 / Notices ACTION: Notice. 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 srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:13 Nov 20, 2012 Jkt 229001 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, PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 69825 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: TSCAHotline@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. E:\FR\FM\21NON1.SGM 21NON1 69826 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 225 / Wednesday, November 21, 2012 / Notices 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 nonexempt 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 Received date Projected notice end date Manufacturer/ importer Use Chemical P–13–0001 .... 10/1/2012 12/29/2012 CBI ........................ (G) Pigment dispersant ....................... P–13–0002 .... 10/1/2012 12/29/2012 CBI ........................ (S) Emulsion stabilizer ........................ P–13–0003 .... 10/1/2012 12/29/2012 CBI ........................ (G) Part of adhesive system ............... P–13–0004 .... 10/1/2012 12/29/2012 H.B. Fuller Company. (G) Industrial adhesive ........................ P–13–0005 .... 10/2/2012 12/30/2012 H.B. Fuller Company. (G) Adhesive for flexible film laminating. P–13–0006 .... P–13–0007 .... 10/2/2012 10/3/2012 12/30/2012 12/31/2012 CBI ........................ DIC International (USA) LLC. (S) Rheology modifier ......................... (S) Polymer resin for spray paint/coatings. P–13–0008 .... 10/3/2012 12/31/2012 CBI ........................ 10/4/2012 1/1/2013 CBI ........................ P–13–0010 .... 10/4/2012 1/1/2013 Eastman Chemical Company. (S) Flame retardant used in the manufacture of plastics.; flame retardant used in paints and varnishes. (G) Photoinitiated resin for ultra violet or electro beams curable clear coatings, overprint varnishes, laminating adhesives and inks. (G) Chemical intermediate .................. (G) Vegetable-oil fatty acids, conjugated, polymers with substituted propanoic acid, polyol, anhydride, polyethylene glycol, propylene glycol and trimethylolpropane. (G) Substituted polyhydroxy aromatic compound. (G) Castor oil, polymer with glycol and phthalic anhydride. (G) Dicarboxylic acid polymer with aliphatic glycols, and 1,1′methylenebis[isocyanatobenzene]. (G) Dicarboxylic acid polymer with aliphatic glycols, and 1,1′methylenebis [isocyanatobenzene]. (G) Rubber epoxy adduct. (G) Acrylic acids, polymer with methacrylate esters, styrene and tertbubenzene carboperoxoate-initiated, compounds with amine. (G) Melamine polyphosphate. P–13–0009 .... P–13–0011 .... 10/4/2012 1/1/2013 P–13–0012 .... P–13–0013 .... 10/4/2012 10/5/2012 1/1/2013 1/2/2013 P–13–0014 .... srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with Case No. 10/8/2012 1/5/2013 Huntsman Corporation. Mane, USA ........... Dow Chemical Company. CBI ........................ 16:56 Nov 20, 2012 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 VerDate Mar<15>2010 Frm 00038 (S) Antistatic finish for synthetic fibers (S) Fragrance ingredient ..................... (G) Open-non dispersive use .............. (G) Dispersant ..................................... Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\21NON1.SGM (G) Acrylate functional aliphatic isocyanate polymer blocked with hydroxy aromatic monomer. (S) 1,4-cyclohexanedicarboxylic acid, 1,4-dimethyl ester, hydrogenolysis products. (G) Hydroxy-functional epoxyamine polyglycol ester. (S) 2-octenenitrile,3,5,7-trimethyl-. (G) Polyurethane polymer. (G) Substituted carboxylic acid, compound with hetermonocyclic polymer with substituted carboxylic acid, substituted heteromonocycle and heteromonocycle. 21NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 225 / Wednesday, November 21, 2012 / Notices 69827 TABLE I—20 PMNS RECEIVED FROM OCTOBER 1, 2012 TO OCTOBER 12, 2012—Continued Case No. Received date P–13–0015 .... 10/9/2012 P–13–0016 .... Projected notice end date Manufacturer/ importer Use Chemical 1/6/2013 CBI ........................ (S) Industrial inkjet ink manufacture ... 10/9/2012 1/6/2013 CBI ........................ (S) Thermoplastic polyurethane for coatins/mouldings. P–13–0017 .... 10/10/2012 1/7/2013 P–13–0018 .... 10/10/2012 1/7/2013 DIC International (USA) LLC. CBI ........................ (S) Polymer resin for spray paint/coatings. (G) Stabilizing agent for polymers ...... (S) Phenol, 4,4′-(1methylethylidene)bis-, polymer with 2-(chloromethyl)oxirane, .alpha..omega.-hydroxypoly(oxy-1,4butanediyl), 1,1′-methylenebis[4isocyanatocyclohexane] and 2,2’(methylimino)bis[ethanol], iso-bu alochol.-blocked, phosphate (salts). (S) 1,4-butanediol, polymer with 1,4diisocyanatobenzene and -hydro— hydroxypoly(oxy-1,4-butanediyl). (G) Acrylated silicone polymer. P–13–0019 .... 10/11/2012 1/8/2013 Henkel Corporation P–13–0020 .... 10/11/2012 1/8/2013 Zeon Chemicals Incorporated. (S) Crosslinker in moisture cure sealant formulaion. (S) Polymer for injection molds; polymer modifier; film extrusion. 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 (G) Trisodium diethylene triaminepolycarboxylate. (G) Acetonoximino silane. (G) Polycycloolefin polymer. 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 Received date Commencement notice end date ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ 10/2/2012 10/2/2012 10/9/2012 10/2/2012 10/10/2012 10/4/2012 10/4/2012 10/2/2012 10/5/2012 10/11/2012 10/8/2012 12/16/2011 9/7/2012 9/22/2012 6/19/2012 9/28/2012 9/28/2012 9/21/2012 9/20/2012 10/4/2012 9/28/2012 10/1/2012 P–12–0454 ............ 10/9/2012 10/8/2012 Case No. P–09–0111 P–11–0087 P–11–0433 P–12–0013 P–12–0094 P–12–0104 P–12–0156 P–12–0235 P–12–0392 P–12–0426 P–12–0442 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. srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with 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. [FR Doc. 2012–28206 Filed 11–20–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:56 Nov 20, 2012 Jkt 229001 Chemical (G) Alkoxysilane functional acrylic resin. (G) Polyfluoroalkyl phosphoric acid salt, aqueous solution. (G) Substituted amino polymer, with substituted amine salt and salted acrylate. (G) Crosslinked polyalkyl methacrylate. (G) Polyether polyurethane dispersion. (G) Mixture of isomers of condensation products of substituted diazotized aminoanilines. (G) Water soluble modified linseed oil. (G) Polyesterurethane. (G) Mix of isomers of substituted cyclohexyl carboxaldehyde. (S) Aluminate(1-), tetrafluoro-, cesium, (t-4)-. (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. (G) Modified lignocellulose. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9753–9] Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) or Superfund; Notice of Grant Funding Guidance for State and Tribal Response Programs for FY2013 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will begin to accept requests, from December 1, 2012 through January 31, 2013, for grants to supplement State and Tribal Response SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Programs. This notice provides guidance on eligibility for funding, use of funding, grant mechanisms and process for awarding funding, the allocation system for distribution of funding, and terms and reporting under these grants. EPA has consulted with state and tribal officials in developing this guidance. The primary goal of this funding is to ensure that state and tribal response programs include, or are taking reasonable steps to include, certain elements and a public record. Another goal is to provide funding for other activities that increase the number of response actions conducted or overseen by a state or tribal response program. This funding is not intended to supplant E:\FR\FM\21NON1.SGM 21NON1

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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.
[FR Doc. 2012-28206 Filed 11-20-12; 8:45 am]
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