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Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).


Notice of availability.


This notice announces the availability of seven updated final toxicological profiles of priority hazardous substances comprising the fourteenth set prepared by ATSDR.

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Ms. Franchetta Stephens, Division of Toxicology, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Mailstop E-29, 1600 Clifton Road, NE., Atlanta, Georgia 30333, telephone 1-888-422-8737 or (404) 498-0720.

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The Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA) (Pub. L. 99-499) amends the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA or Superfund) (42 U.S.C. 9601 et seq.) by establishing certain requirements for ATSDR and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with regard to hazardous substances which are most commonly found at facilities on the CERCLA National Priorities List (NPL). Among these statutory requirements is a mandate for the Administrator of ATSDR to prepare toxicological profiles for each substance included on the priority lists of hazardous substances. These lists identified 275 hazardous substances that ATSDR and EPA determined pose the most significant potential threat to human health. The availability of the revised list of the 275 priority substances was announced in the Federal Register on October 25, 2001 (66 FR 54014). For prior versions of the list of substances see Federal Register notices dated April 17, 1987 (52 FR 12866); October 20, 1988 (53 FR 41280); October 26, 1989 (54 FR 43619); October 17, 1990 (55 FR 42067); October 17, 1991 (56 FR 52166); October 28, 1992 (57 FR 48801); February 28, 1994 (59 FR 9486); April 29, 1996 (61 FR 18744; November 17, 1997 (62 FR 61332) and October 21, 1999 (64 FR 56792).

Notice of the availability of drafts of these seven updated toxicological profiles for public review and comment was published in the Federal Register on October 11, 2000, (65 FR 60444), with notice of a 90-day public comment period for each profile, starting from the actual release date. Following the close of the comment period, chemical-specific comments were addressed, and where appropriate, changes were incorporated into each profile. The public comments and other data submitted in response to the Federal Register notices bear the docket control number ATSDR-162. This material is available for public inspection at the Division of Toxicology, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, 1825 Century Boulevard, Atlanta, Georgia, (not a mailing address) between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays.


This notice announces the availability of seven updated final toxicological profiles comprising the fourteenth set prepared by ATSDR. The following toxicological profiles are now available through the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Technical Information Service (NTIS), 5285 Port Royal Road, Springfield, Virginia 22161, telephone 1-800-553-6847. There is a charge for these profiles as determined by NTIS.

Fourteenth Set:

Toxicological profileNTIS Order No.CAS No.
1. AldrinPB2003-100134000060-57-1
2. BerylliumPB2003-100135007440-41-7
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3. CreosotePB2003-100136008001-58-9
 Coal Tars008007-45-2
 Coal Tar Pitch065996-93-2
4. DDTPB2003-100137000050-29-3
5. Di (2-ethylhexyl) phthalatePB2003-100138000117-81-7
6. HexachlorobenzenePB2003-100139000118-74-1
7. MethoxychlorPB2003-100140000072-43-5
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Dated: October 18, 2002.

Georgi Jones,

Director, Office of Policy and External Affairs, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.

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