EPA Announces Public Meeting to Negotiate an Enforceable Consent Agreement (ECA) for Two Siloxanes


Source: EPA
Related Topics: Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) US Environmental Protection Agency

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will be holding a public meeting on Wednesday, June 27, 2012, to negotiate an enforceable consent agreement (ECA) to collect environmental monitoring data on octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4) and decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (D5). EPA has concerns regarding the environmental effects of D4 and D5 — two high production volume chemicals with a wide variety of industrial, commercial, and consumer uses including cleaning agents and products, adhesives, personal care products, paints, textiles and manufacturing processes.

EPA has evaluated a proposal submitted by the Silicone Environmental Health and Safety Council (SEHSC) and believes that proceeding with the negotiation of an ECA is an efficient means for obtaining data to help develop a better understanding of the potential environmental effects of these chemicals. EPA is now soliciting additional persons with an interest in participating in the negotiations.

While this meeting is open to the public, written notification must be submitted to EPA on or before Monday, June 25th, 2012, to be considered an “interested party” and to participate in the ECA negotiations, in accordance with 40 CFR 790.22(b). Notification to participate must be submitted to Robert Jones, either by phone at 202-564-8161; by Email at; or by mail to the following address: Robert Jones, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA East Building, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Room 4328G, Mail Code 7405M, Washington DC 20460-0001.

The complete Federal Register Notice can be accessed here:

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