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EPA Posts Hazard-Based Prioritization for the Branched Alklyl Amines Cluster

10/15/08

Source: US EPA
Related Topics: US Environmental Protection Agency

Under EPA's Chemical Assessment and Management Program, or ChAMP, EPA has posted a Hazard-Based Prioritization (HBP) for the Branched Alkyl Amines Cluster at: http://www.epa.gov/champ/pubs/hbpdocs.htm. To date, Hazard -Based Prioritizations have been posted for a total of 15 moderate production volume (MPV) chemicals. Additional information on ChAMP can be found at: http://www.epa.gov/champ/.

The HBP documents are prepared from EPA's examination of existing or estimated physical-chemical property, environmental fate and toxicity data readily available to EPA on the MPV chemical(s) and on "supporting" HPV chemicals which together comprise a "cluster" of related chemicals. The HBP assigns an initial recommended level of priority -- high, medium, or low -- based on the potential hazard concerns presented by these chemicals in comparison with other chemicals and in light of uncertainties presented by gaps in the available data. The HBP will be used by EPA to prioritize future potential action.

The Branched Alkyl Amines Cluster consists of 7 chemicals, as follows:

  • 1-Hexanamine, 2-ethyl-N-(2-ethylhexyl)- (CAS # 106207)
  • 2-Butanamine, N-ehtyl-3-methyl- (CAS #2738069)
  • 1,5-Pentanediamine, 2-methyl-N1,N5-bis(1-methylethyl)- (CAS# 121255036)
  • 1-Tridecanamine, N-tridecyl-, branched (CAS# 68513508)
  • 1-Butanamine, 2-methyl-N-(2-methylbutyl)- (CAS# 27094651)
  • 1-Pentanamine, N-(2-methylbutyl)- (CAS# 61361180)
  • 1-Propanamine, 2-methyl-N-(2-methylpropyl)- (Supporting chemical, CAS# 110963)
For more information, visit http://www.epa.gov/champ/pubs/hbpdocs.htm





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