Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
The National Advisory Committee for Acute Exposure Guideline Levels for Hazardous Substances (NAC/AEGL), established by EPA under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), develops AEGLs on an ongoing basis to assist with Federal, State, and other organization needs for short-term hazardous chemical exposure information. NAC/AEGL encourages the submission of acute toxicology data or other pertinent information on these chemicals and all other chemicals on the list to the Designated Federal Officer, listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.
Comments may be submitted by mail, electronically, or in person. Please follow the detailed instructions for each method as provided in Unit I. of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. To ensure proper receipt by EPA, it is imperative that you identify docket ID number OPPTS-2002-0017 in the subject line on the first page of your response.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
For general information contact: Barbara Cunningham, 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.
For technical information contact: Paul S. Tobin, Economics, Exposure, and Technology Division (7406M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564-8557; e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
I. General Information
A. Does this Action Apply to Me?
This action is directed to the public in general. This action may, however, be of interest to persons interested in the development of AEGLs for chemical Start Printed Page 38107emergency planning purposes. 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 technical person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.
B. 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 the 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 ID number OPPTS-2002-0017. 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.
C. How and to Whom Do I Submit Comments?
You may submit comments through the mail, in person, or electronically. To ensure proper receipt by EPA, it is imperative that you identify docket ID number OPPTS-2002-0017 in the subject line on the first page of your response.
1. By mail. Submit your comments to: Document Control Office (7407M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460.
2. In person or by courier. Deliver your comments to: OPPT Document Control Office (DCO) in EPA East Building Rm. 6428, 1201 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. The DCO is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the DCO is (202) 564-8930.
3. Electronically. You may submit your comments electronically by e-mail to: email@example.com, or mail your computer disk to the address identified above. Do not submit any information electronically that you consider to be CBI. Electronic comments must be submitted as an ASCII file avoiding the use of special characters and any form of encryption. Comments and data will also be accepted on standard disks in WordPerfect 6.1/8.0 or ASCII file format. All comments in electronic form must be identified by docket ID number OPPTS-2002-0017. Electronic comments may also be filed online at many Federal Depository Libraries.
D. How Should I Handle CBI Information That I Want To Submit to the Agency?
Do not submit any information electronically that you consider to be CBI. You may claim information that you submit to EPA in response to this document as CBI by marking any part or all of that information as CBI. Information so marked will not be disclosed except in accordance with procedures set forth in 40 CFR part 2. In addition to one complete version of the comment that includes any information claimed as CBI, a copy of the comment that does not contain the information claimed as CBI must be submitted for inclusion in the public version of the official record. Information not marked confidential will be included in the public version of the official record without prior notice. If you have any questions about CBI or the procedures for claiming CBI, please consult the technical person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.
E. What Should I Consider as I Prepare My Comments for EPA?
We invite you to provide your views on the various options we propose, new approaches we have not considered, the potential impacts of the various options (including possible unintended consequences), and any data or information that you would like the Agency to consider during the development of the final action. You may find the following suggestions helpful for preparing your comments:
1. Explain your views as clearly as possible.
2. Describe any assumptions that you used.
3. Provide copies of any technical information and/or data you used that support your views.
4. If you estimate potential burden or costs, explain how you arrived at the estimate that you provide.
5. Provide specific examples to illustrate your concerns.
6. Offer alternative ways to improve the notice or collection activity.
7. Make sure to submit your comments by the deadline in this notice.
8. To ensure proper receipt by EPA, be sure to identify the docket ID number assigned to this action in the subject line on the first page of your response. You may also provide the name, date, and Federal Register citation.
A. What Action is the Agency Taking?
This list of 371 priority chemicals is a composite of numerous priority lists of acutely toxic chemicals and represents the selection of chemicals for AEGL development by the NAC/AEGL during the next several years. The list has been assembled from the individual lists of chemicals nominated by NAC/AEGL member organizations for AEGL development. Although the priority list of chemicals, published in this notice, is subject to modification as priorities of the NAC/AEGL committee or the NAC/AEGL member organizations change, it is anticipated that most of the chemicals on the priority list will remain as high priority for AEGL development during the next several years. The NAC/AEGL intends to address at least 30 chemicals per year in the AEGL development process. There are 137 chemicals on this list of 371 priority chemicals that are considered a higher priority (indicated by an asterisk below), based on considerations of toxicity, volatility, presence on numerous organization chemical lists, and other factors. These chemicals are planned to be addressed prior to the other listed chemicals. Any suggested additions to this priority list and the rationale for their addition may be addressed to the Designated Federal Officer. An initial listing of 85 priority chemicals was published in the Federal Register of May 21, 1997 (62 FR 27733) (FRL-5713-7), to facilitate participation by the public in the AEGL process.
It is believed that publication of today's list of chemicals will provide individuals and organizations with Start Printed Page 38108ample time to gather existing data and information and, where appropriate, to develop new data and information on the acute toxicity of the chemicals listed herein, for the consideration of the NAC/AEGL. Parties possessing such data and information or those anticipating the future conduct of toxicity studies on any of these chemicals should contact the Designated Federal Officer.
|CAS No.||Chemical Name|
|78-94-4||Methyl vinyl ketone*|
|Start Printed Page 38109|
|85-68-7||Butyl benzyl phthalate|
|94-75-7||2,4-Dichlorophenyoxy acetic acid|
|98-05-5||Phenyl arsonic acid|
|108-05-4||*Vinyl acetate monomer|
|108 31-6||Maleic anhydride*|
|108-65-6||Propylene glycol monomethyl ether acetate|
|111-34-2||Butyl vinyl ether|
|Start Printed Page 38110|
|111-77-3||Diethylene glycol monomethyl ether|
|Start Printed Page 38111|
|622-44-6||Phenyl carbylamine chloride|
|676-83-5||Methyl phosphonous dichloride|
|676-97-1||Methyl phosphonic dichloride|
|1558-25-4||Chloromethyl (trichloro) silane|
|1634-04-4||Methyl t-butyl ether*|
|1675-54-3||Bisphenol A diglycidyl ether|
|1832-54-8||Isopropyl methyl phosphonic acid|
|3689-24-5||Tetraethyl dithiopyrophosphate (Sulfotep)*|
|7439-92-1||Lead & compounds including lead phosphate*|
|Start Printed Page 38112|
|7439-96-5||Manganese & compounds|
|7439-97-6||Mercury & compounds including methyl mercury*|
|7440-02-0||Nickel and compounds*|
|7440-38-2||Arsenic & compounds*|
|7440-39-3||Barium & compounds|
|7440-41-7||Beryllium & compounds*|
|7440-43-9||Cadmium & compounds*|
|7440-48-4||Cobalt & compounds|
|7440-50-8||Copper & compounds|
|7440-62-2||Vanadium & compounds|
|7440-66-6||Zinc & compounds|
|7722-84-1||Hydrogen peroxide (concentration greater than 52%)*|
|7783-71-3||Tantalum V fluoride|
|7803-52-3||Stibine (antimony hydride)*|
|12108-13-3||Manganese, tricarbonyl methylcyclopentadienyl|
|13470-08-1||Titanium III fluoride|
|Start Printed Page 38113|
|27137-85-5||Trichloro (dichlorophenyl) silane|
|*Indicates Higher Current Priority|
List of Subjects
- Environmental protection
Dated: May 23, 2002.
William H. Sanders III,
Director, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics.
[FR Doc. 02-13700 Filed 5-30-02; 8:45 am]
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