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National Advisory Committee for Acute Exposure Guideline Levels for Hazardous Substances; Notice of Public Meeting

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).




A meeting of the National Advisory Committee for Acute Exposure Guideline Levels for Hazardous Substances (NAC/AEGL Committee) will be held on September 10-12, 2002, in Washington, DC. At this meeting, the NAC/AEGL Committee will address, as time permits, the various aspects of the acute toxicity and the development of Acute Exposure Guideline Levels (AEGLs) for the following chemicals: Benzene; carbon disulfide; 1,4-dioxane; hydrogen bromide; methylene chloride; vinyl chloride; continued review Start Printed Page 51850chlorine trifluoride and toluene. The NAC/AEGL Committee will also review comments from the National Academy of Sciences Subcommittee for AEGLs for the chemicals: Allyl amine; boron trifluoride; chlorine; chlorine dioxide; chlorotrimethyl silane; dimethyldichloro silane; G-Agents; HFE-7100; hydrogen sulfide; methyl mercaptan; methyl trichlorosilane; perchloromethyl mercaptan; 2,4- and 2,6- toluene diisocyanate; and VX.


The meeting of the NAC/AEGL Committee will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on September 10, 2002; from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on September 11, 2002; and from 8:30 a.m. to noon on September 12, 2002.


The meeting will be held at the Environmental Protection Agency, 1201 Constitution Ave., NW. (Corner of 12th St. and Constitution Ave., NW., Old Interstate Commerce Commission Bldg.), Room 1117, Washington, DC (Federal Triangle Metro stop). Visitors must bring a photo ID for entry into the building and must contact the Designated Federal Officer (DFO) to have their names added to a security entry list.

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For general 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:

For technical information contact: Paul S. Tobin, DFO, Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances (7406), 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564 -8557; e-mail address:

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I. General Information

A. Does this Action Apply to Me?

This action is directed to the public in general. This action may be of particular interest to anyone who may be affected if the AEGL values are adopted by government agencies for emergency planning, prevention, or response programs, such as EPA's Risk Management Program under the Clean Air Act and Amendments Section 112r. It is possible that other Federal agencies besides EPA, as well as State agencies and private organizations, may adopt the AEGL values for their programs. As such, 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 DFO 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​. 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​fedrgstr/​.-

2. In person. The Agency has established an official record for this action under docket ID number OPPT-2002-0045. 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 Non confidential 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 of the Center is (202) 260-7099.

II. Meeting Procedures

For additional information on the scheduled meeting, the agenda of the NAC/AEGL Committee, or the submission of information on chemicals to be discussed at the meeting, contact the DFO listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

The meeting of the NAC/AEGL Committee is open to the public. Oral presentations or statements by interested parties are limited to 10 minutes. Interested parties are encouraged to contact the DFO to schedule presentations before the NAC/AEGL Committee. Since seating for outside observers may be limited, those wishing to attend the meeting as observers are also encouraged to contact the DFO at the earliest possible date to ensure adequate seating arrangements. Inquiries regarding oral presentations or submission of written statements or chemical-specific information should be directed to the DFO.

III. Future Meetings-

Another meeting of the NAC/AEGL Committee is tentatively scheduled for December 2002.

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List of Subjects

  • Environmental protection
  • Chemicals
  • Hazardous substances
  • Health
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Dated: August 5, 2002.

William H. Sanders, III,

Director, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics.

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[FR Doc. 02-20228 Filed 8-8-02; 8:45 am]