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TPA TSCA Notice on Persistent Bioaccumulative Toxicants

Here is SNIPPED notice of EPA on persistent bioaccumulative toxicants
You can get the full item at the web site addresses cited at the end....

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To: glin-announce@great-lakes.net, dioxin-l@essential.org
From: "Alex J. Sagady & Associates" <ajs@sagady.com>
Subject: TSCA Notice on Persistent Bioaccumulative Chemicals

[Federal Register: October 5, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 192)]
[Page 53417-53423]
>From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



[OPPTS-53171; FRL-5771-6]

Proposed Category for Persistent, Bioaccumulative, and Toxic 
Chemical Substances

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: EPA has grouped new chemical substances with similar 
structural and toxicological properties into working categories. These 
groupings enable the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) section 
5(a)(1), Premanufacture Notice (PMN) submitters, and EPA reviewers to 
benefit from accumulated data and decisional precedents. The 
establishment of over 45 of these chemical categories has streamlined 
the process for Agency review of and regulatory follow-up on new 
chemical substances. Consistent with TSCA section 26(c), which allows 
EPA action under TSCA with respect to categories of chemical substances 
or mixtures, EPA is developing a category of persistent, 
bioaccumulative, and toxic (PBT) chemical substances. This notice 
solicits comments on proposed criteria for identifying PBT chemical 
substances and their supporting scientific rationale.

[[Page 53418]]

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before December 4, 
ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted by regular mail, electronically, 
or in person. Please follow the detailed instructions for each method 
as provided in Unit I. of this document.

Environmental Assistance Division (7408), Rm. E-531, Office of 
Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, 401 M 
St., SW., Washington, DC 20460, telephone: (202) 554-1404, TDD: (202) 
554-0551; e-mail: TSCA-Hotline@epa.gov.


I. General Information


A. Does this notice apply to me?

B. How can I get additional information or copies of support documents?

    1. Electronically. Electronic copies of this document are available 
from the EPA Home page at the Federal Register-Environmental Documents 
entry for this document under ``Laws and Regulations'' (http://
    2. In person. The official record for this notice, as well as the 
public version, has been established under docket control number OPPTS-
53171 (including comments and data submitted electronically as 
described in Unit I.C.3. of this preamble). A public version of this 
record, including printed, paper versions of any electronic comments, 
which does not include any information claimed as Confidential Business 
Information (CBI), is available for inspection from 12 noon to 4 p.m., 
Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The official record is 
located in the TSCA Nonconfidential Information Center, Rm. NE-B607, 
401 M St., SW., Washington, DC.

C. Ho

Alex J. Sagady & Associates        Email:  ajs@sagady.com
Environmental Consulting and Database Systems
PO Box 39  East Lansing, MI  48826-0039  
(517) 332-6971 (voice); (517) 332-8987 (fax)