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TSCA Section 4 Federal Register Notices

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January 1995 - June 2011

Below you can find previous notices issued under Section 4 of the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA).

Wednesday, June 29, 2011
76 FR 38169
Toxic Substances Control Act Chemical Testing; Receipt of Test Data (In Vitro Dermal Absorption Rate Testing of Certain Chemicals of Interest to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration)

Wednesday, June 29, 2011
76 FR 38170
Toxic Substances Control Act Chemical Testing; Receipt of Test Data (High Production Volume Chemicals)

Tuesday, August 4, 2009
74 FR 38877
Sixty-Fourth Report of the TSCA Interagency Testing Committee to the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency; Receipt of Report and Request for Comments
(PDF, 4 pp., 161 kb)

July 22, 2009
74 FR 36196
1,2-Ethylene Dichloride; Completion of EPA Program Review
(PDF, 3pp., 89kb)

June 17, 2009
74 FR 28654
Testing of Certain Nonylphenol and Nonylphenol Ethoxylate Substances
(PDF, 9pp., 143kb)

An Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) requesting information on possible aquatic and sediment toxicity testing for nonylphenol (NP) and certain short-chain nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs), which are widely used in detergents, has been issued by EPA May 00, 2009. The Agency notice also requested information and proposals for obtaining data on exposure of NPEs to industrial laundry workers.

Issued under section 4 of the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA), the ANPRM is intended to fulfill EPA's obligations under a court-ordered mediation and final settlement agreement, executed December 30, 2008, between EPA and five plaintiffs: (1) the Environmental Law and Policy Center; (2) the Sierra Club; (3) the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen's Associations; (4) Physicians for Social Responsibility, and (5) UNITE HERE. The Alkylphenols and Ethoxylates Research Council was also part of the settlement agreement as a defendant-intervenor.

The mediated settlement agreement comes out of a citizens' petition filed by the plaintiffs (and also the Washington Toxics Coalition) with EPA under section 21 of TSCA on June 5, 2007. The petitioners asked EPA to initiate rulemaking proceedings for a test rule under TSCA section 4 and a use regulation under TSCA section 6 for NP/NPEs. In its response to the section 21 petition, published in the Federal Register on September 5, 2007, EPA noted that it was granting part of the petitioners' request for a TSCA section 4 test rule and denied the petitioners' request for a TSCA section 6 use and labeling regulation. This ANPRM, as prescribed by the mediated settlement agreement, confirms and slightly expands the section 4 testing actions and the issues for comment EPA was considering in its original response.

Monday, November 3, 2008
73 FR 65485
Sixty-Third Report of the TSCA Interagency Testing Committee to the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency; Receipt of Report and Request for Comments
(PDF, 4 pp., 154 kb)

Friday, June 27, 2008
73 FR 36512
Modification of the Voluntary Children's Chemical Evaluation Program; Notice of Public Meeting
(PDF, 3 pp., 126 kb)

Information on HPV Challenge Program

Monday, May 12, 2008
73 FR 27449
Sixty-Second Report of the TSCA Interagency Testing Committee to the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency; Receipt of Report and Request for Comments; Notice
(PDF, 5 pp., 196 kb)

Monday, January 28, 2008
73 FR 5079
Sixty-First Report of the TSCA Interagency Testing Committee to the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency; Receipt of Report and Request for Comments
(PDF, 6 pp., 216 kb)

Friday, July 27, 2007
72 FR 41413
Sixtieth Report of the TSCA Interagency Testing Committee to the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency; Receipt of Report and Request for Comments
(PDF, 6 pp., 168 kb)

Monday, January 22, 2007
72 FR 2755
Fifty-Ninth Report of the TSCA Interagency Testing Committee to the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency; Receipt of Report and Request for Comments
(PDF, 7 pp., 171 kb)

Tuesday, September 5, 2006
71 FR 52329
1,2-Ethylene Dichloride Tier I Program Review Testing; Notice of Availability and Solicitation of Comment
(PDF, 5 pp., 148 kb)

Wednesday, August 2, 2006
71 FR 43763
TSCA Chemical Testing; Receipt of Test Data
(PDF, 2 pp., 64 kb)

Tuesday, July 11, 2006
71 FR 39188
Fifty-Eighth Report of the TSCA Interagency Testing Committee to the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency; Receipt of Report and Request for Comments
(PDF, 16 pp., 170 kb)

Wednesday, June 14, 2006
71 FR 34347
TSCA Chemical Testing; Receipt of Test Data
(PDF, 1 pp., 64 kb)

Wednesday, March 15, 2006
71 FR 13390
TSCA Chemical Testing; Receipt of Test Data
(PDF, 2 pp., 87 kb)

Tuesday, January 10, 2006
71 FR 1538
TSCA Chemical Testing; Receipt of Test Data
(PDF, 3 pp., 120 kb)

Friday, December 23, 2005
70 FR 76357
Fifty-Seventh Report of the TSCA Interagency Testing Committee to the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency; Receipt of Report and Request for Comments
(PDF, 4 pp., 136 kb)

Wednesday, November 30, 2005
70 FR 71847
TSCA Chemical Testing; Receipt of Test Data
(PDF, 2 pp., 75 kb)

Monday, October 24, 2005
70 FR 61519
Fifty-Sixth Report of the TSCA Interagency Testing Committee to the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency; Receipt of Report and Request for Comments
(PDF, 23 pp., 716 kb)

Wednesday, August 17, 2005
70 FR 48418
Dibasic Esters (DBEs) EPA Program Review; Notice of Availability and Solicitation of Comments     (PDF, 4 pp., 69 kb)

Friday, April 15, 2005
70 FR 19954
TSCA Chemical Testing; Receipt of Test Data
(PDF, 4 pp., 136 kb)

Friday, February 11, 2005
70 FR 7363
Fifty-Fifth Report of the TSCA Interagency Testing Committee to the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency; Receipt of Report and Request for Comments  
(PDF, 15 pp., 552 kb)

Tuesday, June 15, 2004
69 FR 33527
Fifty-Fourth Report of the TSCA Interagency Testing Committee to the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency; Receipt of Report and Request for Comments 
(PDF, 7 pp., 171 kb)

Thursday, April 22, 2004
69 FR 21830
TSCA Chemical Testing; Receipt of Test Data
(PDF, 2 pp., 63 kb)

Thursday, January 15, 2004
69 FR 2467
Fifty-Third Report of the TSCA Interagency Testing Committee to the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency; Receipt of Report and Request for Comments; Notice 
(PDF, 7 pp., 161 kb)

Thursday, July 31, 2003
68 FR 44949
TSCA Chemical Testing; Receipt of Test Data
(PDF, 2 pp., 43 kb)

Wednesday, July 23, 2003
68 FR 43607
Fifty-Second Report of the TSCA Interagency Testing Committee to the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency; Receipt of Report and Request for Comments; Notice 
(PDF, 6 pp., 114 kb)

Wednesday, July 9, 2003
68 FR 40944
1,1,2-Trichloroethane (TCE); EPA Program Review: Notice of Availability
(PDF, 4 pp., 53 kb)

Wednesday, April 16, 2003
68 FR 18626
Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA), Fluorinated Telomers; Request for Comment, Solicitation of Interested Parties for Enforceable Consent Agreement Development, and Notice of Public Meeting
(PDF, 8 pp., 74 kb)

Wednesday, February 26, 2003
68 FR 8975
Fifty-First Report of the TSCA Interagency Testing Committee to the Administrator; Receipt of Report and Request for Comments 
(PDF, 14 pp., 145 kb)

Wednesday, October 16, 2002
67 FR 63913
1,1,2-Trichloroethane Tier I Program Review Testing; Notice of Availability and Solicitation of Comment; Notice
(PDF, 4 pp., 55 kb)

Wednesday, August 14, 2002
67 FR 53001
TSCA Chemical Testing; Receipt of Test Data
(PDF, 2 pp., 45 kb)

Tuesday, July 30, 2002
67 FR 49529
Fiftieth Report of the TSCA Interagency Testing Committee to the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency; Receipt of Report and Request for Comments; Notice
(PDF, 4 pp., 136 kb)

Wednesday, April 12, 2002
67 FR 17996
TSCA Chemical Testing; Receipt of Test Data
(PDF, 1 pp., 39 kb)

Wednesday, April 10, 2002
67 FR 17430
TSCA Chemical Testing; Receipt of Test Data
(PDF, 2 pp., 44 kb)

Wednesday, April 10, 2002
67 FR 17429
TSCA Chemical Testing; Receipt of Test Data
(PDF, 2 pp., 46 kb)

Wednesday, March 6, 2002
67 FR 10297
Forty-Ninth Report of the TSCA Interagency Testing Committee to the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency; Receipt of Report and Request for Comments; Notice
(PDF, 11 pp., 135 kb)

Friday, October 5, 2001
66 FR 51276
Forty-Eighth Report of the TSCA Interagency Testing Committee to the Administrator, Receipt of Report and Request for Comments; Notice
(PDF, 10 pp., 134 kb)

Monday, June 18, 2001
66 FR 32809
Sunset Date/Status Table of TSCA Section 4 and 12(b) Activities; Notice of Availability
(PDF, 2 pp., 44 kb)

Tuesday, April 3, 2001
66 FR 17767
Forty-Seventh Report of the TSCA Interagency Testing Committee to the Administrator, Receipt of Report and Request for Comments; Notice
(PDF, 8 pp., 124 kb)

Friday, December 1, 2000
65 FR 75551
Forty-Sixth Report of the TSCA Interagency Testing Committee to the Administrator, Receipt of Report and Request for Comments; Notice
(PDF, 11 pp., 259 kb)

Friday, December 1, 2000
65 FR 75544
Forty-Fifth Report of the TSCA Interagency Testing Committee to the Administrator, Receipt of Report and Request for Comments; Notice
(PDF, 8 pp., 260 kb)

Wednesday, November 15, 2000
65 FR 69133
Forty-Fourth Report of the TSCA Interagency Testing Committee to the 
Administrator; Receipt of Report and Request for Comments; Notice
(PDF, 4 pp., 224 kb)


Tuesday, October 31, 2000
65 FR 65233
Forty-Third Report of the TSCA Interagency Testing Committee; Notice
(PDF, 8 pp., 239 kb)

Monday, May 15, 2000
65 FR 30989
Voluntary Children's Chemical Evaluation Program, Stakeholder Involvement Process; Extension of Comment Period
(PDF, 2 pp., 129 kb)

Monday, March 29, 2000
65 FR 16590
Voluntary Children's Health Chemical Testing Program, Stakeholder Involvement Process; Notice of Public Meeting 
(PDF, 3 pp., 136 kb)

Thursday, January 31, 2000
65 FR 4606
TSCA Chemical Testing; Receipt of Test Data
(PDF, 2 pp., 126 kb)

Thursday, January 13, 2000
65 FR 2163
Voluntary Children's Health Chemical Testing Program; cancellation of public meeting
(PDF, 2 pp., 132 kb)

Thursday, August, 26, 1999
64 FR 46673
Voluntary Children's Health Chemical Testing Program, Initiation notice of public meeting
(PDF, 5 pp., 51 kb)

Monday, August 2, 1999
64 FR 41934
TSCA Chemical Testing; Receipt of Test Data
Download PDF File (5,835 bytes)

Monday, March 15, 1999
64 FR 12806
TSCA Chemical Testing; Receipt of Test Data
Download PDF File (4,420 bytes)

Friday, August 7, 1998
63 FR 42553
Forty-Second Report of the TSCA Interagency Testing Committee; Notice
Download PDF File (38,309 bytes)

Thursday, April 9, 1998
63 FR 17657
Forty-First Report of the TSCA Interagency Testing Committee; Notice
Download PDF File (65,769 bytes)

Tuesday, March 31, 1998
63 FR 15403
TSCA Chemical Testing; Receipt of Test Data
Download PDF File (3,428 bytes)

Friday, January 9, 1998
63 FR 1464
TSCA Chemical Testing; Receipt of Test Data
Download PDF File (4,552 bytes)

Wednesday, June 4, 1997
62 FR 30580
Fortieth Report of the TSCA Interagency Testing Committee to the Administrator; Receipt of Report and Request for Comments 
Download PDF File (40,934 bytes)

Tuesday, February 25, 1997
62 FR 8577
Thirty-Ninth Report of the Interagency Testing Committee to the Administrator; Receipt of Report, Request for Comments, Notice
Download PDF File (51,464 bytes)

Tuesday, July 30, 1996
61 FR 39831
Thirty-Eighth Report of the TSCA Interagency Testing Committee to the Administrator Receipt of Report, Request for Comments, Solicitation of Use and Exposure Data
Download PDF File (50,923 bytes)

Wednesday, July 10, 1996
61 FR 36378
TSCA Chemical Testing; Receipt of Test Data

Wednesday, June 26, 1996
61 FR 33044
Technical Amendments to TSCA Regulations to Update Addresses; Correction

Tuesday, June 11, 1996
61 FR 29562
TSCA Chemical Testing; Receipt of Test Data


Monday, May 20, 1996
61 FR 25224
TSCA Chemical Testing; Receipt of Test Data
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Thursday, May 9, 1996
61 FR 21179
TSCA Chemical Testing; Receipt of Test Data

Monday, April 22, 1996
61 FR 17700
TSCA Chemical Testing; Receipt of Test Data

Tuesday, March 26, 1996
61 FR 13192
TSCA Chemical Testing; Receipt of Test Data

Wednesday, March 20, 1996
61 FR 11413
TSCA Chemical Testing; Receipt of Test Data

Friday, February 2, 1996
61 FR 3936
TSCA Chemical Testing; Receipt of Test Data

Friday, February 2, 1996
61 FR 4187
Thirty-Seventh Report of the TSCA Interagency Testing Committee to the Administrator; Receipt of Report, Request for Comments, Solicitation of Use and Exposure Data; Notice
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Wednesday, January 31, 1996
61 FR 3403
TSCA Chemical Testing; Receipt of Test Data

Monday, September 11, 1995
60 FR 47174
TSCA Chemical Testing; Receipt of Test Data

Friday, September 1, 1995
60 FR 45720
Withdrawal of Conditional Exemptions from TSCA Section 4 Test Rules

Thursday, August 17, 1995
60 FR 42982
Thirty-Sixth Report of the TSCA Interagency Testing Committee to the Administrator; Receipt of Report, Request for Comments, Solicitation of Use and Exposure Data
Download PDF File (55,668 bytes)

Monday, July 3, 1995
60 FR 34532
TSCA Chemical Testing; Receipt of Test Data

Monday, June 26, 1995
60 FR 32957
Receipt of Request from Rhone-Poulenc for Waiver from Testing

Wednesday, June 21, 1995
60 FR 32320
TSCA Chemical Testing; Receipt of Test Data

Tuesday, June 13, 1995
60 FR 31154
Testing Consent Agreement Development of Alkyl Glycidyl Ethers; Solicitation of Interested Parties and Notice of Public Meeting

Monday, June 12, 1995
60 FR 30874
Solicitation of Testing Proposals for 1,6-Hexamethylene Diisocyanate for Negotiation of TSCA Section 4 Enforceable Consent Agreement

Wednesday, May 31, 1995
60 FR 28409
TSCA Chemical Testing; Receipt of Test Data

Wednesday, April 19, 1995
60 FR 19590
TSCA Chemical Testing; Receipt of Test Data

Friday, March 31, 1995
60 FR 16648
Conditional Exemptions from TSCA Section 4 Test Rules

Thursday, January 5, 1995
60 FR 1775
TSCA Chemical Testing; Receipt of Test Data



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