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COLUMN BY LYNN L. BERGESON E CONOMY Checking the List ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Second List of Chemicals EPA states that the list of 134 chemicals “includes a large number of pesticides, two perfluorocarbon compounds (PFCs) and three pharmaceuticals (erythromycin, nitroglycerin and quinoline). This list also consists of other chemicals, ranging from those used for industrial manufacturing processes as plasticizers or in the production of pharmaceutical and personal care products (PPCPs).” The 134 chemicals include a significant number of Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) chemicals that EPA has identified as priorities under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) and may be found in sources of drinking water. The list also includes active ingredients found in pesticides. In selecting chemicals for the list, EPA identified candidate chemicals On Nov. 17, 2010, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the second list of chemicals and substances for which it intends to issue test orders under the Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP). In separate notices, EPA also announced its draft policies and procedures for requiring Tier 1 screening under the EDSP, and a new guidance document outlining weight-of-evidence (WoE) policies. The issuance of the second list of EDSP screening chemicals and the proposed policies and procedures for obtaining testing are important developments for manufacturers of the other substances included in the list, as well as their downstream users. This article explains why. 6 SPRING 2011

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Manufacturing Today - Spring 2011
Business Value
Supply Chain
Patriot Forge Co.
Reading Bakery Systems
The South African Mint Co.
GCX Corp.
Jay Industries Inc.
Johnson Electric Coil Co.
Certified Transmission
Olhausen Billiards
Pace Industrues
RTI Claro
The Testor Corp.
Restonic Matresses
Advanced Automation
Anadigics Inc.
Hermes Cones & Snack Manufacturers
JR Automation Technologies LLC
Prodomax Automation Inc.
Stafford Manufacturing Corp.
New England Ropes
Berger Paints Trinidad Ltd.
Air Tractor
Artisans Inc.
Bermingham Foundation Solutions
Bowers Manufacturing Co.
Ferti Technologies
Industrial Acoustics
Morton Industries
Presstek Inc.
Ranco Fertiservice Inc.
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Manufacturing Today - Spring 2011