[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 13 (Friday, January 21, 2005)]
[Pages 3204-3205]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-1091]



Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry


Availability of Final Toxicological Profiles

AGENCY: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR),

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Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

ACTION: Notice of availability.


SUMMARY: This notice announces the availability of the sixteenth set of 
final toxicological profiles of priority hazardous substances prepared 
by ATSDR. This set comprises two new and three updated profiles.

Communication, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, 
Mailstop E-29, 1600 Clifton Road, NE., Atlanta, Georgia 30333; 
telephone 1-888-422-8737 or (404)498-0259.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization 
Act (SARA) (Pub. L. 99-499) amends the Comprehensive Environmental 
Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (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. This list identifies 275 hazardous substances that ATSDR 
and EPA have 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 7, 2003 
(68 FR 63098). For prior versions of the list of substances, see 
Federal Register notices dated April 17, 1987 (52 FR 12866); October 
20, 1988 (53 FR 41280); October 26, 1989 (54 FR 43619); October 17, 
1990 (55 FR 42067); October 17, 1991 (56 FR 52166); October 28, 1992 
(57 FR 48801); February 28, 1994 (59 FR 9486); April 29, 1996 (61 FR 
18744; November 17, 1997 (62 FR 61332); October 21, 1999 (64 FR 56792); 
and October 25, 2001 (66 FR 54014).
    Notice of the availability of drafts of these two new and three 
updated toxicological profiles for public review and comment was 
published in the Federal Register on October 24, 2002, (67 FR 65357), 
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 number ATSDR-187. This material is 
available for public inspection at the Division of Toxicology, Agency 
for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, 1825 Century Boulevard, 
Atlanta, Georgia, (not a mailing address) between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., 
Monday through Friday, except legal holidays.


    This notice announces the availability of two new and three updated 
final toxicological profiles comprising the sixteenth set prepared by 
ATSDR. The following toxicological profiles are now 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. There is a charge for these profiles as determined by 

                              Sixteenth Set
     Toxicological profile        NTIS order No.          CAS No.
1. Ammonia....................      PB2004-107331  007664-41-7
    Ammonia Compounds.........  .................  Various
2. Chlorine Dioxide*..........      PB2004-107332  10049-04-4
3. Copper.....................      PB2004-107333  007440-50-8
    Cupric Sulfate............  .................  007758-98-7
4. Polybrominated Biphenyls/..      PB2004-107334  067774-32-7
    Polybrominated Diphenyl     .................  Various
5. Synthetic Vitreous Fibers*.      PB2004-107335  Various
*Denotes new profile.

    Dated: January 12, 2005.
Georgi Jones,
Director, Office of Policy, Planning, and Evaluation, National Center 
for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease 
[FR Doc. 05-1091 Filed 1-19-05; 8:45 am]