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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 1,1,2-Trichloroethane (1,1,2-TCE)(CAS No. 79-00-5). These data were submitted pursuant to an Enforceable Consent Agreement (ECA) and Testing Consent Order issued by EPA under section 4 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

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Colby Lintner, Regulatory Coordinator, 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 ECA orders must contain a statement that results of testing conducted pursuant to ECA orders will be announced to the public in accordance with section 4(d) of TSCA.

-Test data for 1,1,2-TCE, a Hazardous Air Pollutant (HAP) listed under section 112 of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, were submitted by the HAP Task Force. These data were submitted pursuant to a TSCA section 4 ECA order and were received by EPA on May 5, 2005, August 9, 2005, October 13, 2005, and October 13, 2005. The submission includes the following final reports titled:

1. “A Prenatal Development Toxicity Study of 1,1,2-Trichloroethane via Drinking Water in Rats.”

2. “1,1,2-Trichloroethane: Subchronic Neurotoxicity Study in F344/DUCRL Rats.”

3. “Route-to Route Extrapolation of 1,1,2-Trichloroethane Studies from the Oral Route to Inhalation Using Physiologically Based Pharmacokinetic Models: Subchronic Neuroticicity.”

4. “Route-to-Route Extrapolation of 1,1,2-Trichloroethane Studies from the Oral Route to Inhalation Using Physiologically Based Pharmacokinetic Models: Developmental Toxicity.”

The air pollutant, 1,1,2-TCE is used as an intermediate in the production of vinylidene chloride and some tetrachloroethanes. It is also used as a solvent, and in adhesives, lacquers, in electronic components, and in the production of Teflon®.

-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.

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Authority: 15 U.S.C. 2603.

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  • Environmental protection
  • Hazardous substances
  • Toxic substances
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Dated: November 17, 2005.

Jim Willis,

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

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[FR Doc. E5-6615 Filed 11-29-05; 8:45 am]