Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Identification Of Priority Data Needs for Six Priority Hazardous Substances
Document Number: E7-25213
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Department of Health and Human Services
This notice makes available for public comment the priority data needs for six priority hazardous substances (see Table 1) as part of the continuing development and implementation of the ATSDR Substance-Specific Applied Research Program (SSARP). The notice also serves as a continuous call for voluntary research proposals. The exposure and toxicity priority data needs in this notice were distilled from the data needs identified in ATSDR's toxicological profiles by the logical scientific approach described in a decision guide published in the Federal Register on September 11, 1989 (54 FR 37618). The priority data needs represent essential information to improve the database for conducting public health assessments. Research to address these priority data needs will help to determine the types or levels of exposure that may present significant risks of adverse health effects in people exposed to the hazardous substances. The priority data needs identified in this notice reflect the opinion of ATSDR, in consultation with other federal programs, about the research needed pursuant to ATSDR's authority under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (Superfund), or CERCLA, as amended by the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA) [42 U.S.C. 9604(i)]. The needs identified here do not represent the priority data needs for any other agency or program. Consistent with Section 104(i)(12) of CERCLA as amended [42 U.S.C. 9604(i)(12)], nothing in this research program shall be construed to delay or otherwise affect or impair the President, the Administrator of ATSDR, or the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from exercising any authority regarding any other provision of law, including the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 (TSCA) and the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act of 1972 (FIFRA), or the response and abatement authorities of CERCLA. ATSDR worked with other federal programs to determine common substance-specific data needs and mechanisms to implement research that may include authorities under TSCA and FIFRA, private-sector voluntarism, or the direct use of CERCLA funds. When deciding the type of research that should be done, ATSDR considers the recommendations of the Interagency Testing Committee (ITC) established under Section 4(e) of TSCA. Federally funded projects that collect information from 10 or more respondents and that are funded by cooperative agreements are subject to review by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the Paperwork Reduction Act. If the proposed project involves research on human subjects, the applicants must comply with Department of Health and Human Services regulations (45 CFR part 46) regarding the protection of human subjects. The applicants must assure that the project will be subject to initial and continuing review by the appropriate institutional review committees. Overall, by providing additional scientific information for the risk assessment process, data generated from this research will support other researchers who are conducting human health assessments involving these six substances. Table 1 presents the priority data needs for six priority substances. The six substances are included in the ATSDR Priority List of Hazardous Substances (70 FR 72840, December 7, 2005). ATSDR invites comments from the public on the individual priority data needs and the priority data needs documents for these substances. After considering the comments, ATSDR will publish the final priority data needs for each substance. These priority data needs will be addressed by the mechanisms described in the ``Implementation of Substance-Specific Applied Research Program'' section of this Federal Register Notice.
Proposed Substances To Be Evaluated for Set 22 Toxicological Profiles
Document Number: E7-21018
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-25
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Department of Health and Human Services
This notice announces the list of proposed substances that will be evaluated for CERCLA Set 22 toxicological profile development. ATSDR's Division of Toxicology and Environmental Medicine is soliciting public nominations from the list of proposed substances to be evaluated for toxicological profile development. ATSDR also will consider the evaluation of any additional substances that may have public health implications.
Availability of Draft Toxicological Profiles
Document Number: E7-20819
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-23
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 21st set of toxicological profiles, which consists of one new draft and six updated drafts, prepared by ATSDR for review and comment.
Public Health Assessments and Health Consultations Completed; April 2007-June 2007
Document Number: E7-16548
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-22
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 and health consultations during the period from April 1, 2007, through June 30, 2007. This list includes sites that are on or proposed for inclusion on the National Priorities List (NPL) and includes sites for which assessments or consultations were prepared in response to requests from the public.
Intent To Develop Two Interaction Profiles
Document Number: E7-12833
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-03
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Department of Health and Human Services
This notice announces the intent of ATSDR to develop two interaction profiles.
Development of Set 21 Toxicological Profiles
Document Number: E7-11385
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-13
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Department of Health and Human Services
This notice announces the development of Set 21 Toxicological Profiles. Set 21 Toxicological Profiles consists of one new draft and six updated drafts. These profiles will be available to the public on or about October 17, 2007.
Public Health Assessments and Health Consultations Completed January 2007-March 2007
Document Number: E7-8758
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-08
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 and health consultations during the period from January 1, 2007 through March 31, 2007. This list includes sites that are on or proposed for inclusion on the National Priorities List (NPL) and includes sites for which assessments or consultations were prepared in response to requests from the public.
Public Health Assessments and Health Consultations Completed October 2006-December 2006
Document Number: E7-5029
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-20
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 and health consultations during the period from October 1, 2006, through December 31, 2006. This list includes sites that are on or proposed for inclusion on the National Priorities List (NPL) and includes sites for which assessments or consultations were prepared in response to requests from the public.