Participating in the TSCA Chemical Testing Program
Note: EPA no longer updates this information, but it may be useful as a reference or resource.
Comments/suggestions for future versions of the MTL should be submitted in triplicate to EPA's TSCA Public Docket (7407M), Attn: TSCA Section 4 Master Testing List (OPPTS-00200), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Ariel Rios Building, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20460. Comments that are sent via electronic mail to EPA's TSCA Non-Confidential Information Center (NCIC) should include reference to the TSCA Section 4 MTL (OPPTS-00200) and be sent to:
Electronic comments and data must be submitted as an ASCII file avoiding the use of special characters and any form of encryption. Comments and data will also be accepted on disks in WordPerfect 5.1 file format or ASCII file format. No TSCA Confidential Business Information (CBI) should be submitted electronically. Electronic comments concerning the MTL may be filed online at many Federal Depository Libraries.
How to Obtain Additional Information
For further information regarding the MTL or EPA's TSCA Chemical Testing Program, contact Ms. Susan B. Hazen, Director, Environmental Assistance Division (7408M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Ariel Rios Building, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20460, or call the TSCA Hotline at (202) 554-1404, TDD (202) 554-0557. The TSCA Hotline can also be contacted by using the following electronic mail (e-mail) address:
EPA is making test results and the results of the Agency's review of test data available to the public through summaries that are added to TSCATS (TSCA Test Submissions), a publicly accessible computerized data base. In addition, information about testing decisions resulting from Risk Management (RM) meetings are contained in the administrative record, a central collection point established by OPPT for materials on each chemical handled by OPPT's Existing Chemical Program. Contents of the administrative record include the following items:
- a screening dossier containing relevant exposure and hazard information, recommendations from the screening work group, and the supporting rationale for that decision;
- summaries of major studies cited in the screening dossier;
- summaries of RM meetings;
- any letters of concern sent by EPA to industry or others and replies received by the Agency; and
- comments or correspondence received from other interested parties outside EPA.
The public can access OPPT's public docket and administrative record in person, by going to Room B102, EPA West, 1301 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday except legal holidays (photocopy facilities are available), or by writing to the TSCA Public Docket (7407M), Attention: TSCA Existing Chemicals Program RM, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Ariel Rios Building, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20460.