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P2 Recognition Award - Vitech International Ltd.

Steve Vicenzi
Vitech International Ltd.
P.O. Box 7
Milton, WI 53563

Re: Recognition of PMN P-07-450 as 2008 New Chemicals Program
Pollution Prevention (P2) Recognition Award Recipient

Dear Mr. Vicenzi:

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: Videt ALB is an acid salt technology that is used to replace hydrofluoric acid in a variety of cleaning applications such as touchless (ie., automated) vehicle washing. This substance does not cause hypocalcemia or any of the other health effects associated with hydrofluoric acid exposure such as skin or respiratory irritation.

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 Vitech International Ltd. on your efforts.

Sincerely,

 

Wendy Cleland-Hamnett
Acting Director
Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics

 


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