Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
This notice announces EPA's receipt of test data on dimethyl glutarate (DMG) (CAS No. 1119-40-0). These data were submitted pursuant to an enforceable testing consent agreement/order issued by EPA under section 4 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Barbara Cunningham, Acting Director, Environmental Assistance Division (7408M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 554-1404; e-mail address: TSCA-Hotline@epa.gov.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
I. Does this Action Apply to Me?
This action is directed to the public in general. This action may, however, be of interest to those persons who are concerned about data on health and/or environmental effects and other characteristics of this chemical. Since other entities may also be interested, the Agency has not attempted to describe all the specific entities that may be affected by this action. If you have any questions regarding the applicability of this action to a particular entity, consult the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.
II. How Can I Get Additional Information, Including Copies of this Document or Other Related Documents?
1. Electronically. You may obtain electronic copies of this document, and certain other related documents that might be available electronically, from the EPA Internet Home Page at http://www.epa.gov/. To access this document, on the Home Page select “Laws and Regulations,” “Regulations and Proposed Rules,” and then look up the entry for this document under “Federal Register—Environmental Documents.” You can also go directly to the Federal Register listings at http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/.
2. In person. The Agency has established an official record for this action under docket control number OPPTS-2002-0009. The official record consists of the documents specifically referenced in this action, any public comments received during an applicable comment period, and other information related to this action, including any information claimed as Confidential Business Information (CBI). This official record includes the documents that are physically located in the docket, as well as the documents that are referenced in those documents. The public version of the official record does not include any information claimed as CBI. The public version of the official record, which includes printed, paper versions of any electronic comments submitted during an applicable comment period, is available for inspection in the TSCA Nonconfidential Information Center, North East Mall Rm. B-607, Waterside Mall, 401 M St., SW., Washington, DC. The Center is open from noon to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Center is (202) 260-7099.
III. Test Data Submissions
Under 40 CFR 790.60, all TSCA section 4 enforceable consent agreements/orders must contain a statement that results of testing conducted pursuant to enforceable consent agreements/orders will be announced to the public in accordance with section 4(d) of TSCA. Start Printed Page 17431
Test data for dimethyl glutarate were submitted by the Dibasic Esters Group comprised of the following companies: Aceto Corporation, E.I. duPont de Nemours and Company, and Solutia, Inc. These data were submitted pursuant to a TSCA section 4 enforceable consent agreement/order and were received by EPA on February 25, 2002. The submission includes a final report titled “Dimethyl Glutarate Mammalian Cell Mutation Assay.” Dimethyl glutarate is one of three component chemicals that make up the class of chemicals known as dibasic esters (DBEs). DBEs are used in paint stripping formulations that are sold to the general public. Consumers can be significantly exposed to DBEs during use of these formulations.
EPA has initiated its review and evaluation process for this submission. At this time, the Agency is unable to provide any determination as to the completeness of the submission.Start List of Subjects
List of Subjects
- Environmental protection
- Hazardous substances
- Toxic substances
Dated: April 3, 2002
Acting Director, Chemical Control Division, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics.
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