P2 Recognition Award - BASF Corp.
James K. Delahay
1609 Biddle Avenue
Wyandotte, MI 48192
Re: Recognition of PMN P-06-466 as 2007 New Chemicals Program Pollution Prevention (P2) Recognition Award Recipient
Dear Mr. Delahay:
It is a special honor for me to congratulate you for commencing manufacture of a chemical with particular merit for its potential to prevent pollution in the environment. The above-referenced Premanufacture Notice (PMN), which you submitted under section 5 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and for which you have submitted a Notice of Commencement, is being recognized for its “pollution prevention” (P2) potential.
The Agency acknowledges submitters of innovative new chemicals which are selected for recognition by the New Chemicals Program P2 Recognition Project because they promote source reduction as well as safety goals, in particular when the innovative chemistries substitute for existing chemicals posing greater risks. EPA has selected your company for this recognition for the following reasons: Micronal PCM ( phase change materials) lend a high thermal-storage capacity to other materials. This ability lessens the need for mechanical energy for temperature control resulting in the reduction of CO2 emissions from energy consumed to regulate building temperatures.
Since limited information on this new chemical is currently available to EPA, I would like to request that you keep EPA informed of the commercial success of this substance. Please submit any new information that you consider helpful in this context and any new toxicity data that becomes available to the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics Document Control Office, EPA East Building, 1201 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Room # 6428, Washington, D.C. 20004, (202) 564-8930. Again, I congratulate BASF Corporation on your efforts.
Charles M. Auer
Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics