Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Update on the Status of the Superfund Substance-Specific Applied Research Program
Document Number: R5-23361
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-13
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Department of Health and Human Services
This Notice provides the status of ATSDR's Superfund-mandated Substance-Specific Applied Research Program (SSARP) which was last updated in a Federal Register notice in 2002 (67 FR 4836). Authorized by the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA, also known as the Superfund statute), as amended by the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA) [42 U.S.C. 9604 (i)], this research program was initiated on October 17, 1991. At that time, a list of priority data needs for 38 priority hazardous substances frequently found at waste sites was announced in the Federal Register (56 FR 52178). The list was subsequently revised based on public comments and published in final form on November 16, 1992 (57 FR 54150). The 38 substances, each of which is found on ATSDR's Priority List of Hazardous Substances (68 FR 63098, November 7, 2003), are aldrin/ dieldrin, arsenic, benzene, beryllium, cadmium, carbon tetrachloride, chloroethane, chloroform, chromium, cyanide, p,p'-DDT,DDE,DDD, di(2- ethylhexyl) phthalate, lead, mercury, methylene chloride, nickel, polychlorinated biphenyl compounds (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHsincludes 15 substances), selenium, tetrachloroethylene, toluene, trichloroethylene, vinyl chloride, and zinc. On July 30, 1997, priority data needs for 12 additional hazardous substances frequently found at waste sites were determined and announced in the Federal Register (62 FR 40820). The 12 substances, each of which is included in ATSDR's Priority List of Hazardous Substances, are chlordane, 1,2-dibromo-3-chloropropane, di-n-butyl phthalate, disulfoton, endrin (includes endrin aldehyde), endosulfan (alpha-, beta-, and endosulfan sulfate), heptachlor (includes heptachlor epoxide), hexachlorobutadiene, hexachlorocyclohexane (alpha- , beta-, delta- and gamma-), manganese, methoxychlor, and toxaphene. More recently, priority data needs for 10 additional hazardous substances frequently found at waste sites were determined and announced in the Federal Register (68 FR 22704). The ten substances, each of which is included in ATSDR's Priority List of Hazardous Substances, are asbestos, benzidine, chlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins, 1,2-dibromoethane, 1,2-dichloroethane, 1,1-dichloroethene, ethylbenzene, pentachlorophenol, 1,1,2,2-tetrachloroethane, and total xylenes. Currently, the priority data needs for acrolein and barium are being identified and will be reported in a future Federal Register notice. To date, 270 priority data needs have been identified for the 60 hazardous substances, and 86 priority data needs have been filled (Table 1). ATSDR fills these research needs through U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulatory mechanisms (test rules), private- sector voluntarism, and the direct use of CERCLA funds. Additional priority data needs are being addressed through collaboration with the National Toxicology Program (NTP), by ATSDR's Great Lakes Human Health Effects Research Program, and other Agency programs. Priority data needs documents describing ATSDR's rationale for prioritizing research needs for each substance are available. See ADDRESSES section of this Notice. This Notice also serves as a continuous call for voluntary research proposals. Private-sector organizations may volunteer to conduct research to address specific priority data needs identified in this Notice by indicating their interest through submission of a letter of intent to ATSDR (see ADDRESSES section of this Notice). A Tri-Agency Superfund Applied Research Committee (TASARC) composed of scientists from ATSDR, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)/NTP, and the EPA, will review all proposed voluntary research studies.
Notice of the Revised Priority List of Hazardous Substances That Will Be the Subject of Toxicological Profiles
Document Number: E5-6971
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-07
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Department of Health and Human Services
The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA or Superfund), as amended by the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA), requires that ATSDR and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) revise the Priority List of Hazardous Substances. This list includes substances most commonly found at facilities on the CERCLA National Priorities List (NPL) which have been determined to be of greatest concern to public health at or around these NPL hazardous waste sites. This announcement provides notice that the agencies have developed and are making available a revised CERCLA Priority List of 275 Hazardous Substances, based on the most recent information available. Each substance on the priority list is a candidate to become the subject of a toxicological profile prepared by ATSDR and subsequently a candidate for the identification of priority data needs. In addition to the Priority List of Hazardous Substances, ATSDR has developed a Completed Exposure Pathway Site Count Report. This report lists the number of sites or events with ATSDR activities where a substance has been found in a completed exposure pathway (CEP). This report is included in the Support Document of the Priority List.
Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority
Document Number: 05-23688
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-07
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Department of Health and Human Services
Update on the Status of the Superfund Substance-Specific Applied Research Program
Document Number: 05-23361
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-29
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Department of Health and Human Services
This Notice provides the status of ATSDR's Superfund-mandated Substance-Specific Applied Research Program (SSARP) which was last updated in a Federal Register notice in 2002 (67 FR 4836). Authorized by the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA, also known as the Superfund statute), as amended by the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA) [42 U.S.C. 9604 (i)], this research program was initiated on October 17, 1991. At that time, a list of priority data needs for 38 priority hazardous substances frequently found at waste sites was announced in the Federal Register (56 FR 52178). The list was subsequently revised based on public comments and published in final form on November 16, 1992 (57 FR 54150). The 38 substances, each of which is found on ATSDR's Priority List of Hazardous Substances (68 FR 63098, November 7, 2003), are aldrin/ dieldrin, arsenic, benzene, beryllium, cadmium, carbon tetrachloride, chloroethane, chloroform, chromium, cyanide, p,p'-DDT,DDE,DDD, di(2- ethylhexyl) phthalate, lead, mercury, methylene chloride, nickel, polychlorinated biphenyl compounds (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHsincludes 15 substances), selenium, tetrachloroethylene, toluene, trichloroethylene, vinyl chloride, and zinc. On July 30, 1997, priority data needs for 12 additional hazardous substances frequently found at waste sites were determined and announced in the Federal Register (62 FR 40820). The 12 substances, each of which is included in ATSDR's Priority List of Hazardous Substances, are chlordane, 1,2-dibromo-3-chloropropane, di-n-butyl phthalate, disulfoton, endrin (includes endrin aldehyde), endosulfan (alpha-, beta-, and endosulfan sulfate), heptachlor (includes heptachlor epoxide), hexachlorobutadiene, hexachlorocyclohexane (alpha- , beta-, delta- and gamma-), manganese, methoxychlor, and toxaphene. More recently, priority data needs for 10 additional hazardous substances frequently found at waste sites were determined and announced in the Federal Register (68 FR 22704). The ten substances, each of which is included in ATSDR's Priority List of Hazardous Substances, are asbestos, benzidine, chlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins, 1,2-dibromoethane, 1,2-dichloroethane, 1,1-dichloroethene, ethylbenzene, pentachlorophenol, 1,1,2,2-tetrachloroethane, and total xylenes. Currently, the priority data needs for acrolein and barium are being identified and will be reported in a future Federal Register notice. To date, 270 priority data needs have been identified for the 60 hazardous substances, and 86 priority data needs have been filled (Table 1). ATSDR fills these research needs through U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulatory mechanisms (test rules), private- sector voluntarism, and the direct use of CERCLA funds. Additional priority data needs are being addressed through collaboration with the National Toxicology Program (NTP), by ATSDR's Great Lakes Human Health Effects Research Program, and other Agency programs. Priority data needs documents describing ATSDR's rationale for prioritizing research needs for each substance are available. See ADDRESSES section of this Notice. This Notice also serves as a continuous call for voluntary research proposals. Private-sector organizations may volunteer to conduct research to address specific priority data needs identified in this Notice by indicating their interest through submission of a letter of intent to ATSDR (see ADDRESSES section of this Notice). A Tri-Agency Superfund Applied Research Committee (TASARC) composed of scientists from ATSDR, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)/NTP, and the EPA, will review all proposed voluntary research studies.
Public Health Assessments Completed
Document Number: E5-6584
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-28
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Department of Health and Human Services
This notice announces those sites for which ATSDR has completed public health assessments during the period from July through September 2005. This list includes sites that are on or proposed for inclusion on the National Priorities List (NPL) and includes sites for which assessments were prepared in response to requests from the public.
Availability of Draft Toxicological Profiles
Document Number: 05-21254
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-25
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Department of Health and Human Services
The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA), as amended by the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA), Section 104(i)(3) [42 U.S.C. 9604(i)(3)] directs the Administrator of ATSDR to prepare toxicological profiles of priority hazardous substances and to revise and publish each updated toxicological profile as necessary. This notice announces the availability of the 19th set of toxicological profiles, which consists of one new draft and seven updated drafts, prepared by ATSDR for review and comment.
Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority
Document Number: 05-20369
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-12
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Department of Health and Human Services
Public Health Assessments Completed
Document Number: 05-17664
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-07
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Department of Health and Human Services
This notice announces those sites for which ATSDR has completed public health assessments during the period from April through June 2005. This list includes sites that are on or proposed for inclusion on the National Priorities List (NPL) and includes sites for which assessments were prepared in response to requests from the public.
Applied Research for Populations Around Hazardous Waste Sites
Document Number: 05-15412
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-04
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Department of Health and Human Services
Public Health Assessments Completed
Document Number: 05-12805
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-29
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Department of Health and Human Services
This notice announces those sites for which ATSDR has completed public health assessments during the period from January through March 2005. This list includes sites that are on or proposed for inclusion on the National Priorities List (NPL) and includes sites for which assessments were prepared in response to requests from the public.
Applied Research for Populations Around Hazardous Waste Sites
Document Number: 05-9373
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-11
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Department of Health and Human Services
National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
Document Number: 05-9174
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-09
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
Public Health Assessments Completed
Document Number: 05-7284
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-12
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Department of Health and Human Services
This notice announces those sites for which ATSDR has completed public health assessments during the period from October through December 2004. This list includes sites that are on or proposed for inclusion on the National Priorities List (NPL) and includes sites for which assessments were prepared in response to requests from the public.
Availability of Public Health Assessment Guidance Manual (Update)
Document Number: 05-3983
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-02
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Department of Health and Human Services
This notice announces the availability of the ATSDR Public Health Assessment Guidance Manual (Update). ATSDR is mandated to conduct public health assessment activities at all sites on, or proposed for inclusion on, the National Priorities List (NPL). ATSDR can also conduct public health assessments in response to a request from the public for an evaluation of active waste sites, landfills, and other possible releases of hazardous substances to the environment.
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry Academic Partners Public Health Training Grant
Document Number: 05-2851
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-15
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
Public Health Conference Grant Program; Notice of Availability of Funds Amendment
Document Number: 05-1205
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-24
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Availability of Final Toxicological Profiles
Document Number: 05-1091
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-21
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Department of Health and Human Services
This notice announces the availability of the sixteenth set of final toxicological profiles of priority hazardous substances prepared by ATSDR. This set comprises two new and three updated profiles.