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Risk Management Program Guidance for Offsite Consequence Analysis

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: This document provides guidance to the owner or operator of processes covered by the Chemical Accident Prevention Program rule in the analysis of offsite consequences of accidental releases of substances regulated under section 112(r) of the Clean Air Act. This document does not substitute for EPA's regulations, nor is it a regulation itself. Thus, it cannot impose legally binding requirements on EPA, States, or the regulated community, and may not apply to a pa...

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High Production Volume (Hpv) Chemical Challenge Test Plan and Data...

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: Diisobutyl Carbinol (DIBC) has a number of small volume uses. It is commonly used in mining, fabric softeners and textile and paper manufacturing. DIBC also is a lubricant additive intermediate, defoamer in adhesives, a coupling solvent for synthetic resins, a dispersing agent in coatings, and a chemical manufacturing processing solvent. Small amounts of DIBC are used in the fragrance industry as a chemical intermediate in the production of perfumes and/or flavo...

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Individual Particle Analysis of Indoor, Outdoor and Community Samp...

By: Teri L. Conner

Excerpt: The United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) recently conducted the 1998 Baltimore Particulate Matter (PM) Epidemiology-Exposure Study of the Elderly. The primary goal of that study was to establish the relationship between outdoor PM concentrations and actual human PM exposures within a susceptible (elderly) sub-population. Personal, indoor, and outdoor sampling of particulate matter was conducted at a retirement center in the Towson area of nor...

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Justification for Development of an Oecd Guidance Document on the ...

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: 1. The purpose of the OECD APrinciples of Good Laboratory Practice@ is to ensure the generation of high quality and reliable test data related to the safety of chemicals and chemical products in the framework of harmonizing testing procedures for the mutual acceptance of data in all OECD Member countries. These Principles establish the quality system concepts covering the organizational process and the conditions under which laboratory studies are planned, perfo...

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Planning Report 02-4 the Economic Impact of the Gas-Mixture Nist-T...

By: Michael P. Gallaher, Ph.D.

Technical Reference Publication

Executive Summary: Software has become an intrinsic part of business over the last decade. Virtually every business in the U.S. in every sector depends on it to aid in the development, production, marketing, and support of its products and services. Advances in computers and related technology have provided the building blocks on which new industries have evolved. Innovations in the fields of robotic manufacturing, nanotechnologies and human genetics research all have be...

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Technology Screening Guide for Radioactively Contaminated Sites

By: Nick Lailas

Excerpt: Edward Feltcorn of ORIA’s Center for Remediation Technology and Tools was the EPA Work Assignment Manager for this guide. Assistance in production of this guide was provided by Jack Faucett Associates (Barry Riordan - Project Manager) under EPA Contract Number 68-D2-0156. EPA/ORIA wishes to thank the following individuals for their assistance and technical review comments on the drafts of this report:

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Innovative Technology Verification Report

By: Stephen Billets

Excerpt: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is charged by Congress with protecting the nation’s natural resources. Under the mandate of national environmental laws, the Agency strives to formulate and implement actions leading to a compatible balance between human activities and the ability of natural systems to support and nurture life. To meet this mandate, the EPA’s Office of Research and Development (ORD) provides data and scientific support that can be u...

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The Requested Item Was Not Found on the Epa's Web Server.

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: This report is the product of the Interagency Enviromental Pathway Modeling Workgroup. The Workgroup is composed of representatives of the Environmental Protaction Agency Office of Radiation and Indoor Air and office of solid Waste and Emergency Reaponse.

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Beyond Voc Ract Ctg Requirements

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: This report has been reviewed by the Emission Standard Division of the Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, EPA, and approved for publication. Mention of trade names or commercial products is not intended to constitute endorsement or recommendation for use. Copies of this report are available through U. S. EPA's Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS), Technology Transfer Network (TTN) under the clean Air Act Ammendments Main Menu, Title 1,...

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Information Quality Fy04 Annu...

By: Kimberly T. Nelson

Excerpt: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Information Quality Fiscal Year (FY) 2004 Annual Report summarizes the second year of implementation of the corrections process created as part of the 2002 Guidelines for Ensuring and Maximizing the Quality, Objectivity, Utility, and Integrity of Information Disseminated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA Information Quality Guidelines or IQGs).

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Toxics Release Inventory List of Toxic Chemicals Within Warfarin C...

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: Section 313 of EPCRA requires certain facilities manufacturing, processing, or otherwise using listed toxic chemicals to report their environmental releases of such chemicals annually. Beginning with the 1991 reporting year, such facilities also must report pollution prevention and recycling data for such chemicals, pursuant to section 6607 of the Pollution Prevention Act, 42 U.S.C. 13106. When enacted, section 313 established an initial list of toxic chemicals ...

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Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act Section 313 Rep...

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: ACKNOWLEDGMENT The U.S. EPA wishes to acknowledge the valuable contributions made by the staff and members of the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA). Without the insight provided by those in the industry with actual experience in the fulfilling of the EPCRA Section 313 reporting requirements, we would not have been able to produce a document which we believe will be of great assistance to those who must prepare future EPCRA Section 313 reports. Special tha...

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The Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: The Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986 (EPCRA) establishes requirements for Federal, State and local governments, Indian Tribes, and industry regarding emergency planning and “Community Right-to-Know” reporting on hazardous and toxic chemicals. The Community Right-to-Know provisions help increase the public’s knowledge and access to information on chemicals at individual facilities, their uses, and releases into the environment. States an...

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Community Multiscale Air Quality Modeling System : Models-3

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: Regional and global coordinated efforts are needed to address environmental problems that are growing in complexity and scope. The models used to assess these problems and evaluate alternative solutions are increasing in complexity. Thus the concept of an integrated modeling and analysis framework, Models-3, was formulated. Models-3 is not a single model or modeling system, but rather it is a problem solving system of components that help build, evaluate, and ap...

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World Health Organization : Year 1987 ; World Health Organization,...

By: El Batawi

Medical Reference Publication

INTRODUCTION Vegetah1,e duste may be defined as aeroeols derived from plants regardless of the nature OF the particles that are emitted into the air during their harvesting, preparation, manufacture and transportation. Other natural dusts include animal danders, feathers, excreta, and microorganisms and their products. These dusts are numerous and varied in nature and are found in a number of major industries, but are especial.ly important in agriculture and the textile ...

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Lake Superior Binational Monitoring Workshop

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: Sixty people from government, industry and local environmental groups met to examine existing monitoring activities within the Lake Superior basin, with a view to developing a coordinated, long-term monitoring program. This co-ordinated program would incorporate Lake Superior Binational Program’s indicators. The workshop represented the first time that monitoring data and indicators were considered at this scale of ecosystem organization for Lake Superior.

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Center for Regulatory Effectiveness

By: Jim J. Tozzi

Excerpt: This RFC is submitted jointly by the Center for Regulatory Effectiveness (?CRE?) and the American Chemistry Council Phthalate Esters Panel. The primary contacts for this RFC in those organizations are ?

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Inhibition of Anaerobic Biodegradation of Vegetable Oil in Freshwa...

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: The anaerobic biodegradation of vegetable oil in freshwater sediments is an important component of a proposed response alternative for vegetable oil spills that involves sedimentation of the floating oil by dense minerals. Previous research has shown that anaerobic vegetable oil biodegradation can be self inhibitory at high concentrations, and free fatty acids have been implicated as the toxic intermediates. Ferric hydroxide was shown to relieve the inhibition, ...

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Section 6 Biotoxins Algal Toxins Mycotoxins Avian Botulism

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: ?Ecological toxicology is the study of all toxicants produced by living organisms and of the ecological relationships made possible by these poisons.? (Hayes) ?In all communities chemical interrelations are important aspects of the adaptation of species to one another; in some communities chemical relations seem to be the principal basis of species niche differentiation and community organization.? (Whittaker and Feeny) ?Undoubtedly there is much to be learned f...

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Bioaccumulation and Aquatic System Simulator (Bass) User's Manual ...

By: M. Craig Barber

Excerpt: This report describes the theoretical development, parameterization, and application software of a generalized, community-based, bioaccumulation model called BASS (Bioaccumulation and Aquatic System Simulator). This model is designed to predict the populationand bioaccumulation dynamics of age-structured fish communities that are exposed to hydrophobic organic chemicals and class B and borderline metals that complex with sulfhydryl groups (e.g., cadmium, copper,...

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