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P2 Awards, 2006 - BioBased Chemical, LLC

Sandra Newbold
Bio Based Chemical, LLC
1315 N 13th Street
Rogers, Arkansas 72756

Re: Recognition of PMN P-05-326 as 2006 New Chemicals Program Pollution Prevention (P2) Recognition Award Recipient

Dear Ms. Newbold:

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.

As you are aware, the Agency has reinvigorated its New Chemicals P2 Recognition Project for submitters of innovative new chemicals which are selected for recognition 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: Agrol is an agriculturally-based polyol. It is derived from the oxidation of vegetable oils such as soy, cottonseed, canola and corn. This technology also utilizes various fats as the starting material. The key raw material being derived from a natural, annually renewable source may reduce the risk to both human health and the environment.

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 BioBased Chemical, LLC on your efforts.

Sincerely,

 

Charles M. Auer
Director
Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics

 


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