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Public Meeting on Proposed HPV Chemicals Testing Rule, March 31, 2009, Washington, D.C.

03/17/09

Related Topics: Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)

EPA will hold a public meeting to give members of the public an opportunity to comment on a proposed rule under section 4(a)(1)(B) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to require manufacturers, importers, and processors of certain high production volume (HPV) chemical substances to conduct testing to obtain screening level data for health and environmental effects and chemical fate. The meeting will be held March 31 at EPA, 1201 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C., in hearing room 1153, from 8 a.m. until noon. Opportunity to present oral comment was provided in the proposed rule, and in response to that opportunity, two requests to present oral comments were received.

Potentially affected entities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Manufacturers (defined by statute to include importers) of one or more of the 19 subject chemical substances listed in the HPV2 proposed rule (NAIC codes 325 and 324110), e.g., chemical manufacturing and petroleum refineries.
  • Processors of one or more of the 19 subject chemical substances listed in the HPV2 proposed rule (NAIC codes 325 and 324110), e.g., chemical manufacturing and petroleum refineries.

This listing is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather provides a guide for readers regarding entities likely to be affected by this action. Other types of entities not listed in this unit could also be affected.

For further general information, contact Colby Lintner, Environmental Assistance Division (7408M), at (202) 554–1404; e-mail address: TSCA-Hotline@epa.gov. For further technical information, contact Paul Campanella or John Schaeffer, Chemical Control Division (7405M), at (202) 564–8091 or (202) 564–8173; e-mail addresses: campanella.paul@epa.gov or schaeffer.john@epa.gov.

For more information, visit http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-TOX/2009/March/Day-16/t5628.htm





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