[Federal Register Volume 61, Number 23 (Friday, February 2, 1996)]
[Page 3936]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 96-2237]


[OPPTS-44621; FRL-4996-5]

TSCA Chemical Testing; Receipt of Test Data

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: This notice announces the receipt of test data on refractory 
ceramic fibers (RCFs) (CAS No. 142844-00-6), submitted pursuant to a 
Testing Consent Order under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). 
Publication of this notice is in compliance with section 4(d) of TSCA.

Environmental Assistance Division (7408), Office of Pollution 
Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, Rm. E-541A, 401 
M St., SW., Washington, DC 20460, (202) 554-1404, TDD (202) 554-0551; 
e-mail: TSCA-Hotline@epamail.epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 4(d) of TSCA requires EPA to publish 
a notice in the Federal Register reporting the receipt of test data 
submitted pursuant to test rules promulgated under section 4(a) within 
15 days after it is received. Under 40 CFR 790.60, all results of 
testing conducted pursuant to a consent order must be announced to the 
public in accordance with the procedures specified in section 4(d) of 

I. Test Data Submissions

    Test data for refractory ceramic fibers were submitted by three 
member companies of the Refractory Ceramic Fiber Coalition (Carborundum 
Company, Premier Refractories and Chemicals, Incorporated, and Thermal 
Ceramics, Incorporated) pursuant to a Testing Consent Order at 40 CFR 
799.5000. They were received by EPA on January 11, 1996. The submission 
describes workplace exposure monitoring data from RCFC company 
facilities, as well as from their customers' facilities. The customers 
selected include those chosen at random and those who specifically 
requested monitoring. Air monitoring samples were collected from 
employees engaged in RCF fiber production and processing, or use in 
functional categories such as forming, finishing, and installation.
    RCFs are used as insulation for industrial insulation applications 
such as high temperature furnaces, heaters, and kilns. RCFs are also 
used in automotive applications, aerospace uses, and in certain 
commercial appliances such as self-cleaning ovens.
    EPA has initiated its review and evaluation process for these data 
submissions. At this time, the Agency is unable to provide any 
determination as to the completeness of the submissions.

II. Public Record

    EPA has established a public record for this TSCA section 4(d) 
receipt of data notice (docket number OPPTS-44621). This record 
includes copies of all data reported in this notice. The record is 
available for inspection from 12 noon to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, 
except legal holidays, in the TSCA Nonconfidential Information Center 
(NCIC) (also known as the TSCA Public Docket Office), Rm. NE-B607, 401 
M St., SW., Washington, DC 20460.

    Authority: 15 U.S.C. 2603.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Test data.

    Dated: January 26, 1996.

William H. Sanders III,
Director, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics.

[FR Doc. 96-2237 Filed 2-1-96; 8:45 am]