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Evaluation of Wildland Fire Chemicals
Standard Test Procedures

STP 1.1—Review of Disclosure Information

Summary:

The manufacturer/submitter of a product is required to provide a completed formulation disclosure form and technical data sheet, found in the Manufacturer Submission Procedures, as well as a material safety data sheet (MSDS) for the product and each ingredient.

The Fire Chemicals Project Leader will review the documentation package. Any questions that may arise from the provided information will be resolved at that time.

A review of environmental regulations as they apply to the formulation and the ingredients of the formulation will be completed at the same time.

Method:

  1. The status of each chemical with regard to the regulatory lists shown below will be determined.
    1. 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 355 Appendix A. —Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), List of Extremely Hazardous Substances and their Threshold Planning Quantities.
    2. National Toxicology Program’s Annual Report on Carcinogens.
    3. International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) Monographs for Potential Carcinogens.
    4. 40 CFR 302.4.—CERCLA, List of Hazardous Substances and Reportable Quantities.
    5. 40 CFR 261.33.—Resources Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Acutely Hazardous and Toxic Wastes.
    6. 40 CFR 372.—Superfund Amendment and Reauthorization Act (SARA) Title III, sec 313, Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know (EPCRA), Toxic Release Inventory (TRI).

  2. If any of the ingredients trigger concern, a basic chemical profile and/or a risk assessment may be required before further action is taken on the formulation evaluation.

Website Addresses:

U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regulatory Lists:
http://www.epa.gov

United States Department of Health and Human Services, National Toxicology Program: Report on Carcinogens:
http://ntp-server.niehs.nih.gov/

International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), Monographs of Carcinogens:
http://www-cie.iarc.fr/monoeval/grlist.html


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