[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 240 (Thursday, December 13, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 74192-74193]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-30087]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

[ATSDR-276]


Availability of Final Toxicological Profiles

AGENCY: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), 
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the availability of ten final 
toxicological profiles of priority hazardous substances prepared by 
ATSDR.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Delores Grant, Division of 
Toxicology and Human Health Sciences, Agency for Toxic Substances and 
Disease Registry, Mailstop F-57, 1600 Clifton Road NE., Atlanta, 
Georgia 30333; telephone number (800) 232-4636 or (770)488-3351. 
Electronic access to these documents is available at the ATSDR Web 
site: www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxprofiles/index.asp.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization 
Act of 1986 (SARA) (42 U.S.C. 9601 et seq.) amended by the 
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act 
of 1980 (CERCLA or Superfund) (42 U.S.C. 9601 et seq.) by establishing 
certain requirements for ATSDR and the U.S. Environmental Protection 
Agency (EPA) with regard to hazardous substances that are most commonly 
found at facilities on the CERCLA National Priorities List (NPL). Among 
these statutory requirements is a mandate for the Administrator of 
ATSDR to prepare toxicological profiles for each substance included on 
the priority list of hazardous substances (also called the Substance 
Priority List). This list identifies 275 hazardous substances that 
ATSDR (in cooperation with EPA) has determined pose the most 
significant potential threat to human health. The availability of the 
revised list of the 275 priority substances was announced in the 
Federal Register on November 3, 2011 (76 FR 68193) and is available at 
www.atsdr.cdc.gov/spl. In addition, ATSDR has the authority to prepare 
toxicological profiles for substances not found at sites on the 
National Priorities List, in an effort 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 as 
otherwise necessary to support the site-specific response actions 
conducted by ATSDR.
    Notice of the availability of these toxicological profiles in draft 
form for public review and comment was published in the Federal 
Register on November 6, 2008 (73 FR 66047) and December 17, 2009 (74 FR 
66978), with notice of a 90-day public comment period for each profile, 
starting from the actual release date. Following the close of the 
comment period, chemical-specific comments were addressed, and, where 
appropriate, changes were incorporated into each profile. The public 
comments and other data submitted in response to the Federal Register 
notices bear the docket control numbers ATSDR-247, ATSDR-256. This 
material is available for public inspection at ATSDR.

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Availability

    This notice announces the availability of three new and seven 
updated final toxicological profiles of priority hazardous substances 
prepared by ATSDR. The following final toxicological profiles were made 
available to the public on December 7, 2012. These documents are 
available at the ATSDR Web site: www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxprofiles/index.asp.

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                  Toxicological profile                       CAS No.
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1. Acrylamide...........................................         79-06-1
2. 1,3-Butadiene........................................        106-99-0
3. Cadmium..............................................       7440-43-9
4. Carbon Monoxide......................................        630-08-0
5. Chromium.............................................       7440-47-3
6. 1,4-Dioxane..........................................        123-91-1
7. Manganese............................................       7439-96-5
8. Phosphate Ester Flame Retardants.....................         78-51-3
                                                                126-73-8
                                                                126-71-6
                                                                115-86-6
                                                              13674-84-5
                                                              13674-87-8
                                                                115-96-8
9. Radon................................................      10043-92-2
10. Vanadium............................................       7440-62-2
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    The final profiles are also available through the U.S. Department 
of Commerce, National Technical Information Service (NTIS), 5285 Port 
Royal Road, Springfield, Virginia 22161, telephone 1-800-553- 6847. 
These profiles are available for a fee as determined by NTIS.

    Dated: December 6, 2012.
Ken Rose,
Director, Office of Policy, Planning and Evaluation, National Center 
for Environmental Health/ Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease 
Registry.
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