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EPA Seeks Comments on TSCA Interagency Testing Committee

December 1, 2000
The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Interagency Testing Committee (ITC) transmitted its Forty-Sixth Report to the Administrator of the EPA on May 25, 2000, and is soliciting information on uses, exposures, ecological effects, environmental fate, and health effects on 3 classes of structurally related chemicals.

EPA Seeks Comments on TSCA Interagency Testing Committee (EPA) -- The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Interagency Testing Committee (ITC) transmitted its Forty-Sixth Report to the Administrator of the EPA on May 25, 2000. In the 46th Report, the ITC: Solicits information on uses, exposures, ecological effects, environmental fate, and health effects on 3 classes of structurally related chemicals (4 polychlorophenols and polychlorobenzenethiols, 8 chlorotrifluoromethylphenoxy benzenes, and 50 perfluorinated chemicals) that have potential to persist and bioconcentrate; requests more detailed exposure and use information be included in the TSCA Electronic Hazard and Safety Data Reporting Form; adds 8 nonylphenol polyethoxylate degradation products to the Priority Testing List; and removes 4 alkylphenols and 15 alkylphenol ethoxylates from the Priority Testing List.

EPA invites interested persons to submit written comments on the Report.

Comments, identified by docket control number OPPTS-41054, must be received on or before January 2, 2001.

Submit comments 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 control number OPPTS-41054 in the subject line on the first page of your response.

For general information contact: Barbara Cunningham, Acting Director, Environmental Assistance Division (7408), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; (202) 554-1404; e-mail address: TSCA-Hotline@epa.gov.

For technical information contact: John D. Walker, ITC Executive Director (7401), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number:(202) 260-1825; fax: (202) 260-7895; e-mail address: walker.johnd@epa.gov.