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Appendix E

AR-199
September 4, 1998

INDEX to Administrative Record #199

of the
Technical Peer Review of the US EPA Report:
Cleaner Technologies Substitutes Assessment for Professional Fabricare Processes
EPA 744-B-98-001, June 1998

A. Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES FOR PEER REVIEW OF MAJOR SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL DOCUMENTS, October 1, 1996 - September 30, 1997, under which this technical peer review was conducted.

B. The official technical peer review version of the Cleaner Technologies Substitutes Assessment for Fabricare: Including Wet and Dry Cleaning Technologies, (CTSA) July 1997. (NOTE: After the peer review was completed, the final document title was changed to: Cleaner Technologies Substitutes Assessment for Professional Fabricare Processes).

C. Materials and information sent to peer reviewers during course of peer review

    1.July 21, 1997 letter from Bruce E. Buxton, Ph.D., Battelle Program Manager, mailed to 29 peer reviewers who were to be paid for their review, requesting information and transmitting a non-disclosure agreement and contracts information. With enclosures:
      a. Peer Reviewer Non-Disclosure Agreement
      b. Battelle's Special and General Provisions Technical Services for Government Time and Material, Labor Hour Contracts

    2. July 21, 1997 letter from Bruce E. Buxton, Ph.D., Battelle Program Manager, mailed to 11 peer reviewers who were not to be paid for their review, requesting information and transmitting a non-disclosure agreement. With enclosure:

      a.&39;Peer Reviewer Non-Disclosure Agreement

    3. July 25, 1997 letter from Bruce Buxton, Ph.D., Battelle Program Manager, mailed to 40 peer reviewers and transmitting the official peer review version of the fabricare CTSA. Specific guidance to the reviewers and a list of references cited in the CTSA were bound into each official peer review copy of the CTSA:

      a. Reminder page to return signed non-disclosure agreement to Battelle
      b. Bound in the front of each peer review copy: July 1977 Charge to CTSA Peer Reviewers
      c. Bound at the end of each peer review copy: July 1997 Peer Review Reference List of all references that were cited in the peer review version of the fabricare CTSA.

    4. August 6, 1997 letter from Bruce Buxton, Ph.D., Battelle Program Manager, faxed to 40 peer reviewers, clarifying carcinogenic potential of perchloroethylene. With enclosure:
      a. August 6, 1997 Clarification for CTSA Peer Reviewers of EPA's Position on the Carcinogenic Potential of Perchloroethylene (Perc)

    5. August 14, 1997, letter from Brandon Wood, Battelle CTSA Task Leader, to Kimberly Thompson, Dr.S., transmitting requested references from peer review version of CTSA. With the following list of enclosures (see AR Section C3c for actual references):

      a. List of references sent to K. Thompson
D. Comments, information, and materials received from the peer reviewers
    1. Signed Non-Disclosure Agreements from 40 peer review panelists
    2. Proposals from panelists that were to be paid for their review
    3. Invoices submitted to Battelle from panelists that were to be paid for their review
    4. Original comments and additional materials as submitted by the 36 peer reviewers that responded
    5. List of additional materials submitted by each peer reviewer

E. Information about the peer reviewers
    1.List of 40 technical peer reviewers on the panel and their affiliations
    2.Biosketches submitted by peer reviewers
    3.Table of the 113 nominated candidate reviewers and detailed information on their technical expertise, who nominated them, and why they were or were not on the panel.

F. Cleaner Technologies Substitutes Assessment for Professional Fabricare Processes: Peer Review Process, EPA 744-S-98-002, June 1998. (NOTE: This EPA report summarizes the entire process that was followed for the technical peer review of the fabricare CTSA, how the panel was selected, all logistical information, and the results. This report was prepared for stakeholders and other interested parties, and to document the peer review process from start to finish as part of this Administrative Record.)

G. Cleaner Technologies Substitutes Assessment for Professional Fabricare Processes: Response to Peer Review Comments, EPA 744-P-98-001, June 1998

H. Final CTSA and related documents

    1. Cleaner Technologies Substitutes Assessment for Professional Fabricare Processes, EPA 744-B-98-001, June 1998 (final CTSA)
    2. Cleaner Technologies Substitutes Assessment for Professional Fabricare Processes: SUMMARY, EPA 744-S-98-001, June 1998 (summary version abstracted directly from the full CTSA)
    3. Federal Register Notice of Availability of CTSA and Summary CTSA 4. Fact Sheet: Cleaner Technologies Substitutes Assessment for Professional Fabricare Processes, EPA 744-F-98-011, June 1998
    5. Frequently Asked Questions About Drycleaning, EPA 744-K-98-002, June 1998

I. Indexed list and a copy of each of the 404 references cited in the final published report: Cleaner Technologies Substitutes Assessment for Professional Fabricare Processes, EPA 744-B-98-001, June 1998

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