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P2 Recognition Award - Chisso America, Inc.

Hirotaka Furukawa
Chisso America, Inc.
555 Theodore Fremd Ave. Suite C-206
Rye, New York 10580

Re: Recognition of PMN P-06-711 as 2007 New Chemicals Program Pollution Prevention (P2) Recognition Award Recipient

Dear Mr. Furukawa:

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: Epsilon polylysine is a natural product made directly by bacterial fermentation of sugar. The use of epsilon polylysine as an additive in an aqueous electric shaving razor cleaning solution eliminates the environmental burdens associated with consumers washing conventional alcohol-based cleaning solutions down their sink drains.

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 Chisso America on your efforts.



Charles M. Auer
Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics


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