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TSCA Chemical Testing; Receipt of Test Data

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).




This notice announces EPA's receipt of test data on dibasic esters (DBEs) (CAS Nos. 106-65-0, 627-93-0, and 1119-40-0). These data were submitted pursuant to an enforceable testing consent agreement (ECA)/Order issued by EPA under section 4 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

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Barbara Cunningham, Director, Environmental Assistance Division (7408M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (202) 554-1404; 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, 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.

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II. Test Data Submissions

Under 40 CFR 790.60, all TSCA section 4 ECAs/Orders must contain a statement that results of testing conducted pursuant to ECAs/Orders will be announced to the public in accordance with section 4(d) of TSCA.

Test data for DBEs were submitted by the DBE Group comprised of the following companies: Aceto Corporation, DuPont Textiles and Interiors (formally E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company), and Solutia, Inc. These data were submitted pursuant to a TSCA section 4 ECA/Order and were received by EPA on April 1, 2003 and April 22, 2003. The submission includes a final report titled “Dibasic Esters: In vitro Dermal Permeability Coefficients (Kp) in Rat and Human Skin (for each DBE and for a 1:3:1 blend of dimethyl succinate (DMS, CAS #106-65-0); dimethyl glutarate (DMG, CAS #1119-40-0); and dimethyl adipate (DMA, CAS #627-93-0).” A second final report was received by EPA titled “Dimethyl Glutarate (DMG, CAS #1119-40-0) Inhalation Developmental Toxicity Study in Rabbits.” DBEs are component chemicals of solvent mixtures 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 Start Printed Page 44950provide any determination as to the completeness of the submission.

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Authority: 15 U.S.C. 2603.

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List of Subjects

  • Environmental protection
  • Hazardous substances
  • Toxic substances
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Dated: June 23, 2003.

 Philip S. Oshida,

Acting Director, Chemical Control Division, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics.

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[FR Doc. 03-19500 Filed 7-30-03; 8:45 am]