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Proposed Data Collection Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations
Document Number: 2015-06654
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-24
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Department of Health and Human Services
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), as part of its continuing efforts to reduce public burden and maximize the utility of government information, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This notice invites comment on Promotion of the National Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Registry to Non-referral Centers.
Availability of Final Toxicological Profiles
Document Number: 2015-02544
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-09
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Department of Health and Human Services
This notice announces the availability of the final Toxicological Profiles Toxaphene and Trichlorobenzenes prepared by ATSDR.
Availability of Draft Toxicological Profiles
Document Number: 2014-29258
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-15
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Department of Health and Human Services
This notice announces the availability of Set 26 Toxicological Profiles for review and comment. Comments can include additional information or reports on studies about the health effects of Set 26 substances. Although ATSDR considered key studies for each of these substances during the profile development process, this Federal Register notice solicits any relevant, additional studies, particularly unpublished data. ATSDR will evaluate the quality and relevance of such data or studies for possible inclusion into the profile. ATSDR remains committed to providing a public comment period for this document as a means to best serve public health and our clients. The Set 26 Toxicological Profiles are available online at http:// www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxprofiles/index.asp and http://www.regulations.gov/ #!home, docket ATSDR-2014-0001. The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA), as amended by the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA), Sec. 104(i)(3),[42 U.S.C. 9604(i)(3)], directs the ATSDR administrator to prepare Toxicological Profiles of priority hazardous substances and, as necessary, to revise and publish each updated toxicological profile.
Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review
Document Number: 2014-26474
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-07
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Department of Health and Human Services
Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review
Document Number: 2014-22691
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-24
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Department of Health and Human Services
Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations
Document Number: 2014-20100
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-25
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Department of Health and Human Services
Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations
Document Number: 2014-12535
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-30
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Department of Health and Human Services
Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations
Document Number: 2014-12201
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-27
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Department of Health and Human Services
Proposed Substances to be Evaluated for Set 28 Toxicological Profiles
Document Number: 2014-11848
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-22
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Department of Health and Human Services
ATSDR is initiating the development of its 28th set of toxicological profiles (CERCLA Set 28). This notice announces the list of proposed substances that will be evaluated for CERCLA Set 28 toxicological profile development. ATSDR's Division of Toxicology and Human Health Sciences is soliciting public nominations from the list of proposed substances to be evaluated for toxicological profile development. ATSDR also will consider the nomination of any additional, non-CERCLA substances that may have public health implications, on the basis of ATSDR's authority to prepare toxicological profiles for substances not found at sites on the National Priorities List. The agency will do so in order to ``. . . establish and maintain inventory of literature, research, and studies on the health effects of toxic substances'' under CERCLA Section 104(i)(1)(B), to respond to requests for consultation under section 104(i)(4), and to support the site- specific response actions conducted by ATSDR, as otherwise necessary.
Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review
Document Number: 2014-07779
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-08
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Department of Health and Human Services
Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations
Document Number: 2013-30671
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-26
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Department of Health and Human Services
Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review
Document Number: 2013-29695
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-12
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Department of Health and Human Services
Availability of Interaction Profile for Chlorinated Dibenzo-p -Dioxins, Polybrominated Diphenol Ethers, and Phthalates
Document Number: 2013-25145
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-25
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Department of Health and Human Services
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) within the Department of Health and Human Services announces the availability of the interaction profile for Chlorinated Dibenzo-p- Dioxins, Polybrominated Diphenol Ethers, and Phthalates. This interaction profile evaluates a mixture of chemicals often found in human blood, adipose tissue, and breast milk. The purpose of this interaction profile is to investigate the possible joint actions of these chemicals on endocrine, developmental, and neurobehavioral endpoints in humans. This interaction profile has undergone external peer-review and review by ATSDR's Interagency Workgroup on Mixtures.
Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations
Document Number: 2013-17738
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-24
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Department of Health and Human Services
Proposed Substances To Be Evaluated for Set 27 Toxicological Profiles
Document Number: 2013-17355
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-19
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Department of Health and Human Services
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is initiating the development of its 27th set of toxicological profiles (CERCLA Set 27). This notice announces the list of proposed substances that will be evaluated for Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act(CERCLA) Set 27 toxicological profile development. ATSDR's Division of Toxicology and Human Health Sciences is soliciting public nominations from the list of proposed substances to be evaluated for toxicological profile development. ATSDR also will consider the nomination of any additional, non-CERCLA substances that may have public health implications, on the basis of ATSDR's authority to prepare toxicological profiles for substances not found at sites on the National Priorities List. The agency will do so in order to ``...establish and maintain inventory of literature, research, and studies on the health effects of toxic substances'' under CERCLA Section 104(i)(1)(B), to respond to requests for consultation under section 104(i)(4), and to support the site-specific response actions conducted by ATSDR, as otherwise necessary.
Availability of Draft Toxicological Profiles
Document Number: 2013-15523
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-28
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Department of Health and Human Services
This notice announces the availability of Set 25 Toxicological Profiles for review and comment. Comments can include additional information or reports on studies about the health effects of Set 25 substances. Although ATSDR considered key studies for each of these substances during the profile development process, this Federal Register notice solicits any relevant, additional studies, particularly unpublished data. ATSDR will evaluate the quality and relevance of such data or studies for possible inclusion in the profile. ATSDR remains committed to providing a public comment period for this document as a means to best serve public health and our clients. The Set 25 Toxicological Profile is available online at http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/ toxprofiles/index.asp and www.regulations.gov, docket ATSDR-2013-0001. The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA), as amended by the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA), Sec. 104(i)(3), [42 U.S.C. 9604(i)(3)], directs the ATSDR administrator to prepare toxicological profiles of priority hazardous substances and, as necessary, to revise and publish each updated toxicological profile.
Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority
Document Number: 2013-01663
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-28
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Department of Health and Human Services
Notice of Development of Set 26 Toxicological Profiles
Document Number: 2013-00991
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-18
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Department of Health and Human Services
This notice announces the development of Set 26 Toxicological Profiles, which will consist of three updated profiles and two new profiles. Draft for Public Comment versions of these profiles will be available to the public on or about October 17, 2013. Electronic access to these documents will be available at the ATSDR Web site: http:// www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxprofiles/index.asp.
Availability of Final Toxicological Profiles
Document Number: 2012-30087
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-13
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Department of Health and Human Services
This notice announces the availability of ten final toxicological profiles of priority hazardous substances prepared by ATSDR.
Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review
Document Number: 2012-28741
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-27
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Department of Health and Human Services
Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority
Document Number: 2012-27533
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-15
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Department of Health and Human Services
Substances To Be Evaluated for Set 26 Toxicological Profiles
Document Number: 2012-7975
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-03
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 or Superfund), as amended by the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA), requires the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), located within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), to prepare and to periodically revise toxicological profiles on hazardous substances. ATSDR is initiating the development of its 26th set of toxicological profiles (CERCLA Set 26). This notice announces the list of substances that will be evaluated for CERCLA Set 26 toxicological profile development. ATSDR's Division of Toxicology and Human Health Sciences (proposed) is soliciting public nominations from the list of substances to be evaluated for toxicological profile development. ATSDR also will consider the nomination of any additional substances that are not included on this list that may have public health implications, on the basis of ATSDR's authority to prepare toxicological profiles for substances not found at sites on the National Priorities List. The agency will do so in order to ``* * * establish and maintain inventory of literature, research, and studies on the health effects of toxic substances'' under CERCLA Section 104(i)(1)(B), to respond to requests for consultation under section 104(i)(4), and to support the site- specific response actions conducted by ATSDR, as otherwise necessary.
Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review
Document Number: 2012-4947
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-01
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Department of Health and Human Services
Notice of Development of Set 25 Toxicological Profiles
Document Number: 2012-2955
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-09
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Department of Health and Human Services
This notice announces the development of Set 25 Toxicological Profiles, which will consist of four updated profiles. ATSDR will make these profiles available to the public on or about October 17, 2012 and will solicit public comments at that time for a 90-day period. Electronic access to these documents will be available at the ATSDR Web site: http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxprofiles/index.asp.
Correction for Draft Vieques Report: An Evaluation of Environmental, Biological, and Health Data From the Island of Vieques, PR
Document Number: 2011-32371
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-19
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Department of Health and Human Services
On December 12, 2011 the Agency for Toxic Substance and Disease Register published a 30-day public comment period notice in the Federal Register (76 FR 77234) for the Draft Vieques Report: An Evaluation of Environmental, Biological, and Health Data From the Island of Vieques, Puerto Rico.'' This comment period was published as closing on January 11, 2012 in error. The comment period will be open for 90 days and will close March 11, 2012.
Availability of Draft Vieques Report: An Evaluation of Environmental, Biological, and Health Data From the Island of Vieques, Puerto Rico
Document Number: 2011-31770
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-12
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Department of Health and Human Services
This notice announces the availability of the Draft Vieques Report: An Evaluation of Environmental, Biological, and Health Data from the Island of Vieques, Puerto Rico for review and comment. This report's principal focus is to review updated environmental data on Vieques air, water, soil, seafood, and locally grown foods. In addition, this report evaluates human biomonitoring and health outcome data. ATSDR is providing a public comment period for this draft report as a means to best serve public health and the residents of Vieques, Puerto Rico. The Draft Vieques Report is available in English and Spanish at www.regulations.gov in the docket identified by Docket ID No. CDC-2011- 0014 and www.atsdr.cdc.gov/sites/vieques/.
Notice of the Revised Priority List of Hazardous Substances That Will Be the Subject of Toxicological Profiles
Document Number: 2011-28477
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-03
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 or Superfund), as amended by the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA), requires that ATSDR and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) prepare a Priority List of Hazardous Substances commonly found at facilities on the CERCLA National Priorities List (NPL). The Priority List of Hazardous Substances includes substances that have been determined to be of greatest public health concern to persons at or near NPL sites. CERCLA as amended also requires that the Priority List of Hazardous Substances be revised periodically. This announcement provides notice that a revised Priority List of 275 Hazardous Substances has been developed and is now available for download. CERCLA as amended also requires ATSDR to prepare and to periodically revise toxicological profiles on hazardous substances included in the priority list. Thus, each priority list substance is a potential toxicological profile subject, as well as a candidate for 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 at which ATSDR is involved and wherein a substance has been found in a completed exposure pathway (CEP).
Availability of Final Toxicological Profile for RDX
Document Number: 2011-22080
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-30
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Department of Health and Human Services
This notice announces the availability of one toxicological profile, prepared by ATSDR for the Department of Defense, on Royal Demolition eXplosive (RDX), chemical name hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro- 1,3,5-triazine, also known as cyclonite.
Availability of Draft Toxicological Profile
Document Number: 2011-10146
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-27
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Department of Health and Human Services
This notice announces the availability of the Toxicological Profile for Uranium (Update) for review and comment. These comments can include additional information or reports on studies about the health effects of uranium. Although ATSDR considered key studies for uranium during the profile development process, this Federal Register notice solicits any relevant, additional studies, particularly unpublished data. ATSDR will evaluate the quality and relevance of such data or studies for possible addition to the profile. ATSDR remains committed to providing a public comment period for this document as a means to best serve public health and our clients. The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA), as amended by the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA), Sec. 104(i)(3), [42 U.S.C. 9604(i)(3)], directs the ATSDR administrator to prepare toxicological profiles of priority hazardous substances and, as necessary, to revise and publish each updated toxicological profile.
Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review
Document Number: 2011-7580
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-31
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Department of Health and Human Services
Proposed Substances To Be Evaluated for Set 25 Toxicological Profiles
Document Number: 2011-4327
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-02-28
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Department of Health and Human Services
ATSDR is initiating the development of its 25th set of toxicological profiles (CERCLA Set 25). This notice announces the list of proposed substances that will be evaluated for CERCLA Set 25 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 nomination of any additional, non-CERCLA substances that may have public health implications, on the basis of ATSDR's authority to prepare toxicological profiles for substances not found at sites on the National Priorities List. The agency will do so in order to ``* * * establish and maintain inventory of literature, research, and studies on the health effects of toxic substances'' under CERCLA Section 104(i)(1)(B), to respond to requests for consultation under section 104(i)(4), and to support the site- specific response actions conducted by ATSDR, as otherwise necessary.
Availability of Final Toxicological Profiles
Document Number: 2010-30009
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-30
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Department of Health and Human Services
This notice announces the availability of one new and six updated final toxicological profiles of priority hazardous substances comprising the twenty-first set prepared by ATSDR.
Availability of Draft Toxicological Profiles
Document Number: 2010-29332
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-22
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Department of Health and Human Services
This notice announces the availability of the Toxicological Profile for Toxaphene (Update) and the Toxicological Profile for Trichlorobenzenes for review and comment. We are seeking public comments for review and potential inclusion in the profiles. These comments can include additional information or reports on studies about the health effects of toxaphene and trichlorobenzenes. ATSDR remains committed to providing a public comment period for these documents to best serve public health and our clients. 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 ATSDR administrator to prepare toxicological profiles of priority hazardous substances and, as necessary, to revise and publish each updated toxicological profile.
Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority
Document Number: 2010-28949
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-17
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Department of Health and Human Services
Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority
Document Number: 2010-25221
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-12
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Department of Health and Human Services
Development of Set 24 Toxicological Profiles
Document Number: 2010-22439
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-09
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Department of Health and Human Services
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) of the Department of Health and Human Services is developing Set 24 Toxicological Profiles. Set 24 Toxicological Profiles consists of one new draft and one updated draft. Electronic access to these documents will be available at the ATSDR Web site: http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/ toxpro2.html.
Availability of Draft Toxicological Profile
Document Number: 2010-21298
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-26
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Department of Health and Human Services
This notice announces, for review and comment, the availability of one new draft toxicological profile on unregulated hazardous substances that was prepared for the Department of Defense (DOD). All toxicological profiles issued as ``Drafts for Public Comment'' represent ATSDR's best efforts to provide important toxicological information on priority hazardous substances. We are seeking public comments and additional information or reports on studies about the health effects of royal demolition explosive (RDX), chemical name hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine, also known as cyclonite, for review and potential inclusion in the profile. ATSDR remains committed to providing a public comment period for these documents as a means to best serve public health and our stakeholders.
Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (BSC, NCEH/ATSDR): Notice of Charter Renewal
Document Number: 2010-18063
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-23
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
Proposed Substances To Be Evaluated for Set 24 Toxicological Profiles
Document Number: 2010-7169
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-31
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 Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA) Set 24 toxicological profile development. ATSDR's Division of Toxicology and Environmental Medicine is soliciting public comments on the list of proposed substances to be evaluated for toxicological profile development. ATSDR also will consider the nomination of any additional, substances, not on this list, that may have public health implications.
Availability of Draft Toxicological Profiles
Document Number: E9-29345
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-17
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), Sec. 104(i)(3) [42 U.S.C. 9604(i)(3)], directs the ATSDR Administrator to prepare toxicological profiles of priority hazardous substances and, as necessary, to revise and publish each updated toxicological profile. This notice announces the availability of the 23rd set of toxicological profiles, which consists of three new and two updated drafts prepared by ATSDR for review and comment.
Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review
Document Number: E9-29754
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-15
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Department of Health and Human Services
Announcement of Final Priority Data Needs for Six Priority Hazardous Substances
Document Number: E9-25776
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-27
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Department of Health and Human Services
This notice announces the final 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). This notice also serves as a continuous call for voluntary research proposals.
Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review
Document Number: E9-21915
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-11
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Department of Health and Human Services
Availability of Draft Toxicological Profile for Perfluoroalkyls
Document Number: E9-17529
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-23
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Department of Health and Human Services
This notice announces the availability of the draft toxicological profile for perfluoroalkyls, prepared by ATSDR, for review and comment.
Notice of Development of Set 23 Toxicological Profiles
Document Number: E9-17527
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-23
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Department of Health and Human Services
This notice announces the development of Set 23 Toxicological Profiles. Set 23 Toxicological Profiles consists of three new drafts and two updated drafts. These profiles will be available to the public on or about October 17, 2009. Electronic access to these documents will be available at the ATSDR Web site: http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/ toxpro2.html.
Availability of Final Toxicological Profiles
Document Number: E9-2163
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-02
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Department of Health and Human Services
This notice announces the availability of seven final toxicological profiles of priority hazardous substances. This is the 20th set of toxicological profiles that ATSDR has compiled. The profiles are available online at the ATSDR Web site: http:// www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxpro2.html.
Availability of the Report “ATSDR Studies on Chemical Releases in the Great Lakes Region”
Document Number: E9-1597
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-27
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Department of Health and Human Services
This report responds to a request from the International Joint Commission (IJC), the binational organization that works to implement the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement (GLWQA) between the U.S. and Canada. The GLWQA calls for the two nations to define ``the threat to human health from critical pollutants'' found in the Great Lakes basin. This notice announces the availability of the report entitled ``ATSDR Studies on Chemical Releases in the Great Lakes Region''. This report summarizes previously-published public health assessment products and chemical release information for the 26 U.S. AOCs and 54 counties that are in close geographic proximity to those AOCs. This is a descriptive report that does not make associations between health outcomes and chemical exposures. The compilation of environmental data, gathered by ATSDR and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), is intended to help decision-makers set future priorities.
Announcement of Final Priority Data Needs for Two Priority Hazardous Substances
Document Number: E9-189
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-09
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Department of Health and Human Services
This notice announces the final priority data needs for two 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 announced 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), 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. Table 1 presents the priority data needs for acrolein and barium, two priority substances included in the ATSDR Priority List of Hazardous Substances (73 FR 12178, March 6, 2008). These priority data needs were initially announced by ATSDR in the Federal Register on September 8, 2006 (71 FR 53102). The public was invited to comment on these data needs for these two substances during a 90-day period. No public comments were received. These priority data needs and accompanying documents were reviewed by EPA and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), and 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 23 Toxicological Profiles
Document Number: E8-28551
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-02
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 23 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 an Update to the ATSDR Policy Guideline for Dioxins and Dioxin-Like Compounds in Residential Soil; Correction
Document Number: E8-28261
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-28
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Department of Health and Human Services
Correction: This notice was published in the Federal Register on October 15, 2008, Volume 73, Number 200, page 61133. The original version of the ATSDR Dioxin Soil Policy that was posted on the ATSDR Web site at: http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/substances/dioxin/policy prior to November 3, 2008, has been updated to include some minor edits to the policy. These updates are now available at the ATSDR Web site for your review.