Chemical and Material Risk Management Program

CMRMP Archives

The Basics

NPT Napthalene fact sheet from the 11th Report on Carcinogens pdf [195 KB]

This is the NTPs fact sheet on naphthalene from the 11th Report on Carcinogens

DoD Risk Management

Vapor Intrusion - SERDP/ESTCP Efforts doc [35 KB]

Review of SERDP/ESTCP efforts and plans related to Vapor Intrusion.

Paper on AF uses of SF6 presented to California Air Resources Board Feb 09 pdf [990 KB]
SF6 Alternatives pdf [2.67 MB]

Presentation by Patrick Avery, at SF6 Conference, December 1, 2004

Reevaluation of the toxicity and carcinogenicity of RDX within the guidelines of modern risk assessment pdf [52 KB]

Briefing by Mick Major from the JSEM Conference held in May 2007 in Columbus, OH.

SERDP Perchlorate Research pdf [153 KB]

Information related to various treatment technologies for perchlorate.

Efficient Removal of Perchlorate From Contaminated Water by Highly Selective Regenerable Bifunctional Resins pdf [868 KB]

Information related to various treatment technologies for perchlorate.

Perchlorate Degradation in Bench- and Pilot-Scale Ex-Situ Reactors pdf [2.23 MB]

Information related to various treatment technologies for perchlorate.

Titanous Ions Destroy Perchlorates pdf [99 KB]

Information related to various treatment technologies for perchlorate.

Biotreatment of Perchlorate in Groundwater pdf [1.38 MB]

Information related to various treatment technologies for perchlorate.

Biological Treatment of Groundwater Containing Perchlorate Using Fluidized Bed Reactors pdf [515 KB]

Information related to various treatment technologies for perchlorate.

The influence of Humeric Substances and Sulfate on the Removal of Perchlorate from a GW by Ion-Exchange Resins pdf [622 KB]

Information related to various treatment technologies for perchlorate.

US DoD Perchlorate Treatment Technology Workshop San Antonio, Texas pdf [909 KB]

Information related to various treatment technologies for perchlorate.

In Situ Bioremediation ppt [1.34 MB]

SERDP Funded R and D on Perchlorate

In-Situ Bioremediation of Perchlorate in Groundwater pdf [546 KB]

Information related to various treatment technologies for perchlorate.

Time-Release Electron Donor Technology for the Accelerated Bioremediation of Perchlorate pdf [213 KB]

Information related to various treatment technologies for perchlorate.

Perchlorate Removal Using Tailored Granular Activated Carbon and Chemical Regeneration pdf [64 KB]

Information related to various treatment technologies for perchlorate.

Perchlorate_White Paper_Final_32.doc doc [96 KB]

The white paper summarizes the presentations, discussions and future initiatives from the April 2006 Seminar on Perchlorate in Groundwater: Time to Put New Technology to Work that was hosted by the Water Resources Institute and the Office of Technology Transfer and Commercialization at California State University, San Bernardino, CA. As a result of issues expressed at the Seminar, the next endeavor will be assembling an expert panel to prepare a Guide for Implementing New Technologies in Groundwater Treatment for water providers, researchers and responsible parties to guide newcomers through the regulatory process which involves multiple agencies.

Federal Remediation Technologies Roundtable General Meeting pdf [57 KB]

Information related to various treatment technologies for perchlorate.

Enhanced Natural Attenuation of Perchlorate in Soils Using Electrokinetic Injection pdf [380 KB]

Information related to various treatment technologies for perchlorate.

Technical Status Report Perchlorate Treatment Technologies First Edition pdf [543 KB]

Information related to various treatment technologies for perchlorate.

Removal of Perchlorate from Groundwater at the Longhorn Army Ammunition Plant pdf [1.76 MB]

Information related to various treatment technologies for perchlorate.

Cost-Effective Bioremediation of Perchlorate in Soil and Groundwater pdf [1.37 MB]

Information related to various treatment technologies for perchlorate.

Bioremediation of Perchlorate in Groundwater and Reverse Osmosis Rejectates pdf [207 KB]

Information related to various treatment technologies for perchlorate.

In Situ Bioremediation of Perchlorate in Groundwater pdf [757 KB]

Information related to various treatment technologies for perchlorate.

Navy Involvement with Perchlorate Issues and an Overview of Activities at Naval Weapons Industrial Reserve Plant McGregor, TX pdf [1.74 MB]

Information related to various treatment technologies for perchlorate.

In Situ Perchlorate Bioremediation for Soil and Groundwater pdf [1.40 MB]

Information related to various treatment technologies for perchlorate.

Perchlorate Treatment Technologies pdf [480 KB]

Information related to various treatment technologies for perchlorate.

Pilot Treatability Study Aerojet Sacramento, CA pdf [1.15 MB]

Information related to various treatment technologies for perchlorate.

CNO Environmental Restoration Award pdf [1.41 MB]

Historical correspondence within DoD and between DoD and other federal agencies and states related to perchlorate.

Woodley to Mr. Lowry pdf [221 KB]

Historical correspondence within DoD and between DoD and other federal agencies and states related to perchlorate.

Executive Summary pdf [662 KB]

Historical correspondence within DoD and between DoD and other federal agencies and states related to perchlorate.

Letter from Mr. Hickox pdf [119 KB]

Historical correspondence within DoD and between DoD and other federal agencies and states related to perchlorate.

DOD oral testimony doc [28 KB]

Testimonies offered at House Energy and Commerce Hearing April 25, 2007

A Hybrid System to Remove Perchlorate From Drinking Waters pdf [424 KB]

Information related to various treatment technologies for perchlorate.

Regulation of Perchlorate under the SDWA - 2001 ppt [169 KB]

Information regarding the regulation of perchlorate by federal and state agencies.

Commercial Systems Treating both High and Low Strength Perchlorate Applications Utilizing Ion Exchange pdf [427 KB]

Information related to various treatment technologies for perchlorate.

Treatment of Perchlorate and Other Contaminants to Produce Drinking Water pdf [1.15 MB]

Information related to various treatment technologies for perchlorate.

Perchlorate Substitutes Update pdf [20 KB]
M115A2 Ground Burst Simulator and M116A1 Hand Grenade pdf [370 KB]

Information on perchlorate replacements including research and development on replacements.

DoD Best Management Practices for Perchlorate in Fireworks pdf [574 KB]
Army Article on New Substitutes for Uses of Perchlorate in Some Training Munitions (2008)
Charter of the Naphthalene Dosimeter Advisory Group (November 2008 Version) doc [193 KB]

This is the 11/08 Charter of the Naphthalene Dosimeter Advisory Group. This group's charge is to ensure the federal government receives the best return for its investment in the development of the naphthalene dosimeter.

Air Force JP-8 Study -- Naphthalene pdf [125 KB]

Air Force JP-8 Study -- Naphthalene

Air Monitoring for Fuel and Naphthalene- Related Risk Management ppt [5.75 MB]

This is a PowerPoint presentation made by Dr. Janis Hulla during the 48th Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Conference, Norfolk, VA, March 23, 2009. The topic is the development of a real-time naphthalene dosimeter. Dr. Hulla is the Senior Toxicologist with the US Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District.

Naphthalene Fuel Content Analysis pdf [55 KB]
Safety Practices in the Nanotechnology Industry pdf [438 KB]

Phase One Report: Current Knowledge and Practices Regarding Environmental Health and Safety in the Nanotechnology Workplace Prepared for the International Council on Nanotechnology by the University of California, Santa Barbara

Oregon pdf [1.63 MB]

Among the many applications of nanotechnology that have environmental implications, remediation of contaminated groundwater using nanoparticles containing zero-valent iron (nZVI) is one of the most prominent examples of a rapidly emerging technology with considerable potential benefits. There are, however, many uncertainties regarding the fundamental features of this technology, which have made it difficult to engineer applications for optimal performance or to assess the risk to human or ecological health.

NMCPHC Conference Presentation on Engineered Nanomaterials by Mr. Chris Carrol pdf [4.59 MB]

A 50-minute presentation given by Mr. Chris Carroll, Certified Industrial Hygienist, U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine, given on 17 March 2008 at the 47th Navy and Marine Corps Occupational Health and Preventive Medicine Conference, Hampton, VA. The title of the presentation was, Engineered Nanomaterials: What you might need to know! An Update. Pages 1-120 is the presentation given. Pages 120-162 includes important documents, references, websites, and resources, and a few back-up slides.

NIOSH Issues Report on Nanotechnology Progress pdf [3.33 MB]

Information from NIOSH that reviews the National Nanotech Initiative, Environmental Safety and Health issues and NIOSH Nanotech program

Lockheed-Martin Corporate Policy and Practice for Nanomaterial safety doc [95 KB]

Became effective in 2006.

ICON Phase II Report on Work Place Practices.pdf pdf [2.31 MB]

ICON Phase II Report on Work Place Practices

EPA Stewardship Program pdf [100 KB]

Various files related to the potential regulation of Nanomaterials.

DoD Nanomaterials Lab Safety Memo pdf [75 KB]
EPA Nanomaterials Stewardship Report pdf [893 KB]
DOE Training on Safe Handling of Nano-Scale Materials pdf [117 KB]
DOE Approach to Nanomaterial ESH pdf [819 KB]

Useful guide.

QPL for Metalast Chem conversion coating for Al and Al Alloys pdf [55 KB]
QPL : Letter approving Chemical Conversion Coatings for Al and Al alloys pdf [158 KB]
QPL - Metalast Chemical Conversion Coating for Al and Alloys pdf [156 KB]

another letter.

QPL - Chromit AL TCP pdf [207 KB]
Primer Coatings - QPL pdf [330 KB]

Deft hex chrome free primer approved for QPL

Metalast - chem conversion coating for Al and Al alloys pdf [55 KB]
Metalast QPL - chemical Conversion coating pdf [156 KB]
MacDermid QPL - Aluminum and Al Alloys pdf [157 KB]
Lusteron Chemical Conversion coating for Al and Al alloys pdf [72 KB]
Lockheed Martin - Corporate Policy Hexavalent Chromium Dec 2007 doc [46 KB]

As the result of a recently released Occupational Safety and Health Administration standard on the reduction of exposure to hexavalent chromium (29 CFR 1910.1026) in the workplace, we are accelerating our pursuit of alternatives to hexavalent chromium for application to our various products and processes. We must be in compliance with the new standard and ensure any needed engineering controls are in place by 2010. Accordingly, in our continual efforts to ensure a healthy and safe workplace for our employees, we have identified the reduction and eventual elimination of hexavalent chromium in all of our products and processes as a priority for the Corporation.

Hex Chrome - 2006 workshop on substitutes doc [65 KB]

Hex Chrome Substitutes and Risk Mitigation

Henkle QPL - Al and Al alloy coating pdf [67 KB]
DoD Policy Memo on Minimizing the Use of Hexavalent Chromium pdf [1.87 MB]
Deft non chromate primer - Navy QPL pdf [274 KB]
Class N Non Chromate Primer Approved by Navy for QPL pdf [330 KB]
BNA article pdf [37 KB]

A series of field surveys conducted by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health found that, for some workplace processes, exposures to hexavalent chromium below accepted limits may not be achievable without respirator use, according to an article in the August issue of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene.

Replacement of Hexavalent Chromium on DOD Weapons Systems pdf [1.76 MB]

Featured presentation by Bruce Sartwell, Weapons Systems and Platforms Program Manager, SERDP/ESTCP

ACGIH adopts new beryllium TLV

The ACGIH has adopted the following provisions from their Notice of Intended Change for beryllium: - TLV-TWA of 0.05 micrograms per cubic meter - Skin and SEN notations - A1 carcinogenicity classification

Uses, Alternatives, and Control Measures for Beryllium ppt [1.92 MB]

Great overview of the Beryllium story: basics, regulatory environment, uses, controls, interagency/industry activities, etc.

Managing Health Effects of Beryllium Exposure pdf [1.09 MB]

Prepublication Copy of National Academy of Sciences- Committee on Toxicology Report on managing health effects of beryllium exposure

Small Business Advocacy Review Panel Report on OSHA Draft Propsed Be Standard pdf [144 KB]

This report is a commentary on the OSHA Draft Proposed Standard for Occupational Exposure to Beryllium. The report was prepared by the Small Business Advocacy Review Panel.

CBD Prevention pdf [138 KB]

Draft White Papers on Beryllium developed by the DOEs Beryllium Health and Safety Committee. The POC for these activities is Mike Brisson, WSRC Analytical Laboratories, Savannah River Site, Aiken, SC 29808 1-803-952-4400

Emerging Contaminants Archives

EPA Plan for PBDEs pdf [312 KB]

Information related to the Phase I Impact Assessment for Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs): 11 January 2007, 1-4 (ET)

Emerging Contaminants Update pdf [1.62 MB]

Presentations related to ECs from the 2007 Environmental Data Quality WorkGroup meeting. 2007 DoD Environmental Monitoring and Data Quality Workshop held March 26 - 30 Albuquerque, NM

California EPA Green Chemistry Initiative Memo pdf [156 KB]

The Cal/EPA Green Chemistry lnitiative will include a baseline assessment of existing programs, expertise and approaches related to the health and environmental effects of toxic chemicals and their sources, the identification of missing elements or gaps in how exposure to toxic chemicals is prevented or controlled, and the analysis of multi-media impacts.

Tox Values pdf [682 KB]

Presentations related to ECs from the 2007 Environmental Data Quality WorkGroup meeting. 2007 DoD Environmental Monitoring and Data Quality Workshop held March 26 - 30 Albuquerque, NM

JUNE 2007 REPORT pdf [338 KB]

News Letter Worldwide Emerging Environmental Issues Affecting The U.S. Military

Wertz Endicott Data pdf [2.32 MB]

Various papers and slides on the vapor intrusion pathway (VIP) as a pathway of concern for inhalation.

August 2007 Report pdf [283 KB]

News Letter Worldwide Emerging Environmental Issues Affecting The U.S. Military

Jan 2007 pdf [251 KB]

News Letter Worldwide Emerging Environmental Issues Affecting The U.S. Military

AEPI UNU Report Jun 06 doc [174 KB]

News Letter Worldwide Emerging Environmental Issues Affecting The U.S. Military

May 2006 pdf [192 KB]

News Letter Worldwide Emerging Environmental Issues Affecting The U.S. Military

April 2006 pdf [140 KB]

News Letter Worldwide Emerging Environmental Issues Affecting The U.S. Military

March 2006 pdf [164 KB]

News Letter Worldwide Emerging Environmental Issues Affecting The U.S. Military

Feb 2006 pdf [219 KB]

News Letter Worldwide Emerging Environmental Issues Affecting The U.S. Military

Jan 2006 pdf [161 KB]

News Letter Worldwide Emerging Environmental Issues Affecting The U.S. Military

September 2005 doc [159 KB]

News Letter Worldwide Emerging Environmental Issues Affecting The U.S. Military

Sept 2007 Update pdf [159 KB]

Materials related to the Office of Management and Budgets (OMBs) risk assessment bulletin.

OMB Letter pdf [132 KB]

Materials related to the Office of Management and Budgets (OMBs) risk assessment bulletin.

Draft OMB risk assessment bulletin pdf [160 KB]

Materials related to the Office of Management and Budgets (OMBs) risk assessment bulletin.

ODEQ Air Rule pdf [189 KB]

This rule will establish health-based ambient benchmarks for Oregon's air toxics program.

October 2005 doc [201 KB]

News Letter Worldwide Emerging Environmental Issues Affecting The U.S. Military

Toxicological Study Nominations the National Toxicology Program (NTP) pdf [66 KB]

Request for Comment on Toxicological Study Nominations the National Toxicology Program (NTP)

November 2005 doc [219 KB]

News Letter Worldwide Emerging Environmental Issues Affecting The U.S. Military

NAS Review Summary pdf [40 KB]

Materials related to the Office of Management and Budgets (OMBs) risk assessment bulletin.

NAS Report Intro pdf [184 KB]

Materials related to the Office of Management and Budgets (OMBs) risk assessment bulletin.

ILSI Report pdf [1.44 MB]

The draft document, Framework For Assessing Health Risks of Environmental Exposure to Children, can serve as a resource on childrens health risk assessment and it addresses the need to provide a comprehensive and consistent framework for considering chil

2006 Summary pdf [2.35 MB]

News Letter Worldwide Emerging Environmental Issues Affecting The U.S. Military

Dec 06 pdf [149 KB]

News Letter Worldwide Emerging Environmental Issues Affecting The U.S. Military

Nov 06 pdf [155 KB]

News Letter Worldwide Emerging Environmental Issues Affecting The U.S. Military

IESIR-2006 pdf [140 KB]

News Letter Worldwide Emerging Environmental Issues Affecting The U.S. Military

House of Reps Letter to NAS pdf [511 KB]

Materials related to the Office of Management and Budgets (OMBs) risk assessment bulletin.

Green Explosives Collateral Damage - Nature pdf [79 KB]

Paper from the Journal Nature on Green Ammo Research

EPA Requests Comments on Drinking Water Standards For Selected ECs pdf [34 KB]

In this final notice, EPA announced its preliminary determinations for 11 contaminants listed on the second CCL. EPA had sufficient health and occurrence information to make the determination not to regulate 2,4-dinitrotoluene and 2,6-dinitrotoluene.

State Survey doc [264 KB]

At the February 9-10, 2006 ECOS-DOD Sustainability Work Group Meeting, the Emerging Contaminants Task Group worked in breakout groups to work on four priority actions identified at the Forging Partnerships on Emerging Contaminants Forum.

risk assessment risk management doc [254 KB]

At the February 9-10, 2006 ECOS-DOD Sustainability Work Group Meeting, the Emerging Contaminants Task Group worked in breakout groups to work on four priority actions identified at the Forging Partnerships on Emerging Contaminants Forum.

EPAs Comments pdf [793 KB]

Materials related to the Office of Management and Budgets (OMBs) risk assessment bulletin.

EPA Measurement of EC pdf [1.98 MB]

Measurement and Monitoring of Emerging Contaminants from EPA

peer review charge pdf [18 KB]

The draft document, Framework For Assessing Health Risks of Environmental Exposure to Children, can serve as a resource on childrens health risk assessment and it addresses the need to provide a comprehensive and consistent framework for considering chil

EPA Framework pdf [1.17 MB]

The draft document, Framework For Assessing Health Risks of Environmental Exposure to Children, can serve as a resource on childrens health risk assessment and it addresses the need to provide a comprehensive and consistent framework for considering chil

EN05 33 Close Up ppt [135 KB]

Various papers and slides on the vapor intrusion pathway (VIP) as a pathway of concern for inhalation.

Sheets ppt [893 KB]

The slides presented at the JSEM Conference in March 2006.

Morehouse pdf [304 KB]

Briefings from the JSEM Conference held in May 2007 in Columbus, OH that are related to ECs.

Meyer provisional values toxicity pdf [195 KB]

Briefings from the JSEM Conference held in May 2007 in Columbus, OH that are related to ECs.

Beta Version of the State Survey on Emerging Contaminants doc [250 KB]

ECOS/DoD Emerging Contaminants Task Group Issue Papers June 06

Risk Communication Fact Sheets - Draft doc [93 KB]

ECOS/DoD Emerging Contaminants Task Group Issue Papers June 06

Improving Consistency in Risk Assessment Issue Paper - Draft doc [77 KB]

ECOS/DoD Emerging Contaminants Task Group Issue Papers June 06

Superfund ppt [133 KB]

ECOS/ DoD Emerging Contaminants Task Group Forum, White Paper Nov 2005

Risk Communication Issue Paper - Draft doc [63 KB]

ECOS/DoD Emerging Contaminants Task Group Issue Papers June 06

Resource Trigger Issue Paper - Draft doc [117 KB]

ECOS/DoD Emerging Contaminants Task Group Issue Papers June 06

Provisional Values Issue Paper - Draft doc [86 KB]

ECOS/DoD Emerging Contaminants Task Group Issue Papers June 06

Overview ppt [2.50 MB]

EC related materials from the SERDP/ESTCP Conference held in Dec 2006. The rest of the presentation from the meeting may be found at http://www.serdp-estcp.org/Symposium/

Yaroschak pdf [363 KB]

Briefings from the JSEM Conference held in May 2007 in Columbus, OH that are related to ECs.

DoD Budget ppt [195 KB]

ECOS/ DoD Emerging Contaminants Task Group Forum, White Paper Nov 2005

Boyer ppt [1.46 MB]

The slides presented at the JSEM Conference in March 2006.

Poster - Hunter pdf [292 KB]

EC related materials from the SERDP/ESTCP Conference held in Dec 2006. The rest of the presentation from the meeting may be found at http://www.serdp-estcp.org/Symposium/

Hunter pdf [1.55 MB]

EC related materials from the SERDP/ESTCP Conference held in Dec 2006. The rest of the presentation from the meeting may be found at http://www.serdp-estcp.org/Symposium/

PBDES ICAT tool Blank xls [92 KB]

Information related to the Phase I Impact Assessment for Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs): 11 January 2007, 1-4 (ET)

EWG PBDEs pdf [926 KB]

Environmental Working Group (EWG) PBDEs Report

Meeting Location Map pdf [212 KB]

Information related to the Phase I Impact Assessment for Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs): 11 January 2007, 1-4 (ET).

ATSDR Profile pdf [10.89 MB]

ATSDR Toxicological Profile for Dichlorobenzenes, August 2006

PHG Tech NDMA pdf [479 KB]

Cal EPA Public Health Goal for NDMA

PHG NDMA Response to Comments pdf [39 KB]

Cal EPA Public Health Goal for NDMA

Meeting - Transforming Toxicity Testing from In Vivo to In Vitro pdf [56 KB]

Calling our Toxicologists! EPA meeting announcement for May 14-15 on ways to improve toxicity testing.

Toxic Stock Syndrome - report by the Investor Environmental Health Network pdf [1.80 MB]

Report about how corporate financial reports fail to apprise investors of the risks of toxic liabilities.

Environ Presentation at 2007 CSIMP on Manganese ppt [3.80 MB]

Powerpoint presentation by Environ on Maganese in the Environment and Workplace. March 2008
(this report should be placed within the new folder called: Chemicals Being Scanned. Creation of this folder under Reports and References was just requested)

Evaluation of ESOH Related Mission Risks

TERA Paper on TCE pdf [95 KB]

Material referenced in the EC News Letter for 15 Dec 05

TCE Levels For Vapor Cleanups

Speaking at a conference of state environmental regulators (ASTSWMO), Mary Cooke, an official in EPAs Federal Facilities Restoration and Reuse Office (FFRRO), announced first-time provisional EPA guidance for TCE contamination when it causes indoor air contamination. According to Cooke's presentation, the provisional guidance will adopt California's safe exposure level, or inhalation unit risk value, for TCE of approximately 1 microgram per cubic meter (ug/m3) -- a level significantly more stringent than what EPA had previously recommended. Currently, no toxicity value exists for the chemical in EPAs Integrated Risk Information System database of toxicological risk values.

Slides - DeSesso ppt [1.67 MB]

EC related materials from the SERDP/ESTCP Conference held in Dec 2006. The rest of the presentation from the meeting may be found at http://www.serdp-estcp.org/Symposium/

NY TCE Review

Material referenced in the EC News Letter for 15 Dec 05

NY State TCE Briefing

TCE: Health-Based Criteria and Air Guideline, New York State Department of Health, Bureau of Toxic Substance Assessment, Troy, New York

NAS-NRC Review of TCE July 2006 pdf [3.06 MB]

NAS Review of EPA Risk Assessment for TCE

Background material for OSD-ATL EC News for 1 April 2008

This file contains a briefing on TCE by EPA and is background material for an article in the OSD-ATL EC News for 1 April 2008.

Howard - TCE pdf [89 KB]

Briefings from the JSEM Conference held in May 2007 in Columbus, OH that are related to ECs.

EPA 2009 Interim Guidance on TCE Toxicity and Vapor Intrusion Risk Assessment

EPA issues new guidance on how to address TCE risks in the interim while new Toxicity Values are being developed.

NAS Press TCE pdf [30 KB]

NAS Review of EPA Risk Assessment for TCE

State Overview of Climate Change

Green House Gases / Climate Change state overview

Life Cycle Assessment - Electricity Supply Using SF6 Technology pdf [65 KB]
SF6 and the Environment, Guidelines for Electric Utility Substations, Technical Update, November 2003 pdf [518 KB]
SF6 Leak Rates from High Voltage Circuit Breakers - U.S. EPA Investigates Potential Greenhouse Gas Emissions Source pdf [77 KB]

J. Blackman, Program Manager, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, M. Averyt, ICF Consulting, and Z. Taylor, ICF Consulting

Reevaluation of the toxicity and carcinogenicity of RDX within the guidelines of modern risk assessment

Briefing by Mick Major from the JSEM Conference held in May 2007 in Columbus, OH.

Environmentally Friendly Bombs Planned, Yahoo! News, 27 May 2008 pdf [198 KB]

News item: New explosives could be more powerful and safer to handle than TNT and other conventional explosives and would also be more environmentally friendly.

Ting et al 2006 EHP Perchlorate pdf [659 KB]

An article from the Journal Env. Health Perspectives from Ting et al that describes the basis for the Calif. public health goal of 6 ppb in water.

Evaluation of the EPA Preliminary Remediation Goal (PRG) for Perchlorate pdf [248 KB]

Technical paper, Evaluation of the U.S. EPA/OSWER Preliminary Remediation Goal (PRG) for Perchlorate in Groundwater: Focus on Exposure to Nursing Infants the authors (Gary L. Ginsberg, Dale B. Hattis, R. Thomas Zoeller and Deborah C. Rice).

PSG Letter pdf [543 KB]

10-09 Information on the EPA's Regulatory Determinations Regarding Contaminants on the Second Drinking Water Contaminant Candidate List Preliminary Determinations. Includes perchlorate and several other ECs.

Perchlorate Isotope Analysis pdf [24 KB]

Study on the potential natural and man-made sources of perchlorate in the environment.

NWRA Paper pdf [123 KB]

Information on the EPA's Regulatory Determinations Regarding Contaminants on the Second Drinking Water Contaminant Candidate List Preliminary Determinations. Includes perchlorate and several other ECs.

nwra lab paper pdf [237 KB]

10-09 Information on the EPA's Regulatory Determinations Regarding Contaminants on the Second Drinking Water Contaminant Candidate List Preliminary Determinations. Includes perchlorate and several other ECs.

Mechanisms of Perchlorate Degradation: An Overview pdf [124 KB]

Information related to various treatment technologies for perchlorate.

AWWA Letter pdf [263 KB]

10-09 Information on the EPA's Regulatory Determinations Regarding Contaminants on the Second Drinking Water Contaminant Candidate List Preliminary Determinations. Includes perchlorate and several other ECs.

Perchlorate in Groundwater pdf [1.16 MB]

Information related to various treatment technologies for perchlorate.

8684.pdf pdf [144 KB]

Calif.: Development of a Health-Protective Drinking Water Level for Perchlorate

Braverman pdf [112 KB]

Perchlorate Human Health Effects Materials

Wennerberg JSEM Present on Perchlorate ppt [2.63 MB]

JSEM slides from the meeting in Tampa, FL 2005

DoD Comments pdf [242 KB]

Presentations made by DoD to the NAS panel titled Committee to Assess the Health Implications of Perchlorate Ingestion in 2003

DoD Technical Slides ppt [1.38 MB]

Presentations made by DoD to the NAS panel titled Committee to Assess the Health Implications of Perchlorate Ingestion in 2003

GAO Testimony on Management of Perchlorate pdf [686 KB]

Testimonies offered at House Energy and Commerce Hearing April 25, 2007

DoD Oral Presentations doc [37 KB]

Historical correspondence within DoD and between DoD and other federal agencies and states related to perchlorate.

EPA testimony doc [69 KB]

Testimonies offered at House Energy and Commerce Hearing April 25, 2007

EPA presentation pdf [1.73 MB]

Presentations made by DoD to the NAS panel titled Committee to Assess the Health Implications of Perchlorate Ingestion in 2003

Perchloratemcl_mwwacomments pdf [1.89 MB]

Letter to Dave Terry, MA DEP. Massachusetts Waterworks opposes the 2 ppb perchlorate MCL that MA DEP is proposing.

Response Letter to Mr. Hickox pdf [267 KB]

Historical correspondence within DoD and between DoD and other federal agencies and states related to perchlorate.

Tamminen to Beehler pdf [117 KB]

Historical correspondence within DoD and between DoD and other federal agencies and states related to perchlorate.

response pdf [145 KB]

Historical correspondence within DoD and between DoD and other federal agencies and states related to perchlorate.

Woodley to Mr. Lowry

Historical correspondence within DoD and between DoD and other federal agencies and states related to perchlorate.

EPA Perchlorate Review Draft pdf [3.39 MB]

Historical correspondence within DoD and between DoD and other federal agencies and states related to perchlorate.

Executive Summary

Historical correspondence within DoD and between DoD and other federal agencies and states related to perchlorate.

Letter from Mr. Hickox

Historical correspondence within DoD and between DoD and other federal agencies and states related to perchlorate.

DuBois Letter pdf [72 KB]

Historical correspondence within DoD and between DoD and other federal agencies and states related to perchlorate.

DoD Extension Comments: Cover Letter pdf [36 KB]

Historical correspondence within DoD and between DoD and other federal agencies and states related to perchlorate.

DoD Extension Comments pdf [1.73 MB]

Historical correspondence within DoD and between DoD and other federal agencies and states related to perchlorate.

DoD Comments on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Draft Perchlorate Environmental Contamination:Toxicological Review and Risk Characterization doc [331 KB]

Historical correspondence within DoD and between DoD and other federal agencies and states related to perchlorate.

CDC testimony doc [37 KB]

Testimonies offered at House Energy and Commerce Hearing April 25, 2007

Cover Letter 19 February 2002 doc [70 KB]

Historical correspondence within DoD and between DoD and other federal agencies and states related to perchlorate.

Ms. Cantu, SWRCB pdf [1.98 MB]

Historical correspondence within DoD and between DoD and other federal agencies and states related to perchlorate.

Cal/EPA to ADUSD(E) pdf [39 KB]

Historical correspondence within DoD and between DoD and other federal agencies and states related to perchlorate.

Letter Cal/EPA Emergent Chemicals Sources doc [145 KB]

Historical correspondence within DoD and between DoD and other federal agencies and states related to perchlorate.

Cal/EPA Emergent Chemical doc [23 KB]

Historical correspondence within DoD and between DoD and other federal agencies and states related to perchlorate.

Neonatal T4 Thyroxine pdf [145 KB]

Perchlorate Human Health Effects Materials

Newborn to Cancer ppt [4.49 MB]

Perchlorate Human Health Effects Materials

Israel Health Study pdf [133 KB]

Regulating Perchlorate CIO43 in Drinking Water: Protecting Public Health Gary Winston and Yona Amitai Departments of Environmental Health and Mother, Child, and Adolescent Health, Israel Ministry of Health, Jerusalem.

IPSC Eco Subcommittee pdf [71 KB]

Ecological Effects of Perchlorate

CDC Q and A doc [29 KB]

This document is for use by CDC officials responding to press inquiries - however it is also useful for any DoD official that is speaking to stakeholders about perchlorate.

Mechanistic Data pdf [2.40 MB]

Perchlorate Human Health Effects Materials

smoking and perchlorate pdf [139 KB]

Perchlorate Human Health Effects Materials

AFIERA slides pdf [757 KB]

Ecological Effects of Perchlorate

Thyroid Function in Newborns doc [2.26 MB]

Perchlorate Human Health Effects Materials

ATSDR Staff Report on Genetic Factors and Perchlorate pdf [339 KB]

Genetic Factors that Might Lead to Different Responses in Individuals Exposed to Perchlorate Franco Scinicariello, H. Edward Murray, Lester Smith, Sharon Wilbur, and Bruce A. Fowler doi:10.1289/ehp.8076 (available at http://dx.doi.org/)

Perchlorate SETAC Abstracts pdf [46 KB]

Material referenced in the EC News Letter for 15 Dec 05

Society of Toxicology Perchlorate Symposium Agenda - 2008 pdf [81 KB]
Lamm ppt on Perchlorate at SOT perchlorate symposium pdf [105 KB]

Dr. Lamm has graciously provided the presentation on good faith that it will not be misquoted or quoted out of context. We request that anyone who receives these presentations and wishes to cite, quote or otherwise use them contact the presenter at the provided email addresses beforehand.

Howd on Perchlorate at SOT perchlorate symposium pdf [626 KB]

Dr. Howd has graciously provided the presentation on good faith that it will not be misquoted or quoted out of context. We request that anyone who receives these presentations and wishes to cite, quote or otherwise use them contact the presenter at the provided email addresses beforehand.

FDA total diet study - Talking points doc [52 KB]
FDA perchlorate total diet Study Questions and Answers doc [78 KB]
EPA study of perchlorate impacts on brain development pdf [295 KB]

This study concludes that there is irreparable damage to brain function from developmental exposure to perchlorate.

Effect of Iodine Status and Gender on Perchlorate Inhibition of Iodine Uptake pdf [165 KB]

Powerpoint from SOT meeting on perchlorate risk assessment. Not for wide distribution - material will be placed in press.

Biomonitoring Data on Thyroid-Active Compounds: Database and Issues Regarding pdf [502 KB]

Presentation slides from Biomonitoring Data on Thyroid-Active Compounds: Database and Issues Regarding Variability and Interpretation, by Ben Blount, Division of Laboratory Sciences, National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. May 2008

EST vitamins perchlorate pdf [31 KB]

EST article on vitamins and perchlorate

EHP Doug Crawford-Brown pdf [138 KB]

Intersubject Variability of Risk from Perchlorate in Community Water Supplies

Breast Milk Iodine and Perchlorate Concentrations pdf [96 KB]

Perchlorate exposure was not significantly correlated with breast milk iodine concentrations. Perchlorate was detectable in infant formula, but at lower levels than in breast milk. 47% of women sampled may have been providing breast milk with insufficient iodine to meet infants requirements.

Blount NHANES perchlorate study - SOT symposium presentation pdf [231 KB]

Dr. Blount has graciously provided the presentation on good faith that it will not be misquoted or quoted out of context. We request that anyone who receives these presentations and wishes to cite, quote or otherwise use them contact the presenter.

Perchlorate Risk Assessment Symposium pdf [86 KB]

Agenda for Perchlorate Symposium held in conjunction with the Society of Toxicologists meeting in Seattle, Wa, the week of March 17

University of South Florida Review doc [1.48 MB]

Perchlorate Human Health Effects Materials

Amphibian Metamorphosis ppt [2.46 MB]

Ecological Effects of Perchlorate

TERA Peer Review ppt [140 KB]

Perchlorate Human Health Effects Materials

Gaps by TERA ppt [56 KB]

Perchlorate Human Health Effects Materials

Review: Individuals respond to perchlorate differently pdf [87 KB]

Perchlorate has been detected in groundwater in many parts of the United States, and recent detection in vegetable and dairy food products indicates that contamination by perchlorate is more widespread than previously thought. Perchlorate is a competitive

EPA Draft ERD pdf [2.55 MB]

Perchlorate Human Health Effects Materials

Perchlorate Thyroid NHANES 01-02.pdf pdf [378 KB]

Urinary Perchlorate and Thyroid Hormone Levels in Adolescent and Adult Men and Women Living in the United States

Perchlorate Exposure of the US Population 2001 2002.pdf pdf [188 KB]

Perchlorate Exposure of the US Population

Perchlorate Exposure are Safe for Pregnant Women pdf [62 KB]

Perchlorate ATA News 6 Oct 2007 press release on pregnant women

Pathology pdf [118 KB]

Perchlorate Human Health Effects Materials

Oregon Perchlorate EI summary doc [38 KB]

A summary of an exposure investigation regarding perchlorate. It stems from a Health Consultation that was conducted in Oregon and released in December 2006.

Oregon Draft HC pdf [383 KB]

A draft health consultation of an exposure investigation regarding perchlorate. It stems from a Health Consultation that was conducted in Oregon and released in December 2006.

Ammonium Perchlorate Workers pdf [917 KB]

Perchlorate Human Health Effects Materials

Perchlorate Fingerprinting RPM News 5 2 2007 doc [310 KB]

Historical correspondence within DoD and between DoD and other federal agencies and states related to perchlorate.

JSEM_ClareMendelsohn_Final ppt [404 KB]

JSEM slides from the meeting in Tampa, FL 2005

Identification of Perchlorate Sources - Feature Presentation pdf [521 KB]

Information related to the 17 April 2007 MERIT Information Exchange Meeting.

Background Concentrations of Perchlorate and its Impact on Site Assessment pdf [2.00 MB]

A presentation entitled, Background Concentrations of Perchlorate and its Impact on Site Assessment, by Andrew Jackson, Srinath Rajagopalan, Balaji Rao, Todd Anderson, Ken Rainwater,(Water Resources Center, Texas Tech University) David Stonestrom, Lynne Fahlquist, Greta Orris (United States Geological Survey) and Greg Harvey (USAF)

Alternative Causes of Widespread, Low Concentration Perchlorate Impacts to Groundwater pdf [433 KB]

A report on Alternative Causes of Widespread, Low Concentration Perchlorate Impacts to Groundwater, Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP), 5 May 2005

USGS Report pdf [34 KB]

USGS study on the potential natural and man-made sources of perchlorate in the environment.

Stable Isotopic Composition of Chlorine and Oxygen in Synthetic and Natural Perchlorate pdf [262 KB]
Propellant Residues on Ranges pdf [9.96 MB]

Study on the potential natural and man-made sources of perchlorate in the environment.

AWWA Report 2005 pdf [2.93 MB]

AWWA report on sources of perchlorate in the environment.

Relative Source Contributions to the Food Chain for perchlorate pdf [20 KB]

Relative Source Contributions to the Food Chain for perchlorate

Fertilizer from Chile puts perchlorate on the table pdf [131 KB]

Study on the potential natural and man-made sources of perchlorate in the environment.

Meetings and Misc. Letters

May 2007 Update pdf [523 KB]

DoD Perchlorate Handbook May 2007

2009 EPA Risk Assessment Guidance pdf [73 KB]
EPA 2008 Revised Assessment Guidance on Perchlorate pdf [73 KB]

EPA Jan 2009 guidance update on Assessment of Perchlorate.

DoD Beehler pdf [79 KB]

DoD and GAO testimony on Department of Defense Activities Related to TCE, Perchlorate, and Other Emerging Contaminants, before the Subcommittee on Readiness, Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives. 12 July 2007

Attendees - Naphthalene Research Committee Science Team - 2008 Naphthalene Res pdf [13 KB]
Attendee List pdf [376 KB]

Reports related to the NS3 conference, Naphthalene State of the Science Symposium. The first is titled: Issues, Identified Data Gaps, and Possible Studies to Address Areas of Uncertainty Associated with Human Cancer Risks from the Inhalation of Naphthalene. The second is titled: Occupational Jet Fuel Exposure and Invasive Cancer Occurrence in the U.S. Air Force, 1989-2003. Also included in the industry submittal.

Nano Flier Issue 3 - Feb 2009 pdf [581 KB]

AF summary of Nano ESOH issues.

New Nanoflier publication pdf [182 KB]

Nanoflier developed by Air Force to help share information on Nanomaterials. Opportunities and risks

Nano Flyer Issue 2 pdf [249 KB]

AF new newsletter to keep the ESOH Acquisition community aware of nanomaterials/nanotechnology issues.

NATO Nanomaterials 10-15-07 doc [447 KB]

NATO Advance Research Workshop on Nanomaterials, held in Lisbon October 2007

Meeting Minutes from NanoHealth Enterprise Coordination Meeting doc [102 KB]
Jan 2008 NanoHealth Enterprise Meeting attendees pdf [2.00 MB]
EC Nano ESOH WG July 16, 2008 Meeting Notes doc [37 KB]

Meeting notes - EPA and nanolog presentations featured at meeting

Summary of NATO workshop on Nanomaterials - 2008 pdf [297 KB]
Agenda July 30 EC Nano ESOH WG mtg doc [22 KB]
Ageda for EC Nano ESOH WG mtg doc [22 KB]
Ohio ppt [70 KB]

Slides from the FDA Nanotechnology Public Meeting in October 10, 2006 held in Bethesda, Maryland

NIST ppt [86 KB]

Slides from the FDA Nanotechnology Public Meeting in October 10, 2006 held in Bethesda, Maryland

Press pdf [59 KB]

An interagency meeting between EPA and DoD has held to coordinate environmental health and safety research between DoD and EPA. The agenda and slides presented at the meeting are provided here. March 2007

P2 Slides pdf [342 KB]

An interagency meeting between EPA and DoD has held to coordinate environmental health and safety research between DoD and EPA. The agenda and slides presented at the meeting are provided here. March 2007

EPA Jim Wills EPA Nano Program Activities pdf [187 KB]

Various files related to the potential regulation of Nanomaterials.

ILSI ppt [106 KB]

Slides from the FDA Nanotechnology Public Meeting in October 10, 2006 held in Bethesda, Maryland

Agenda pdf [21 KB]

An interagency meeting between EPA and DoD has held to coordinate environmental health and safety research between DoD and EPA. The agenda and slides presented at the meeting are provided here. March 2007

R and D pdf [127 KB]

An interagency meeting between EPA and DoD has held to coordinate environmental health and safety research between DoD and EPA. The agenda and slides presented at the meeting are provided here. March 2007

EPA-DOD March 2007 Nano - ESH Issues Meeting pdf [33 KB]

An interagency meeting between EPA and DoD has held to coordinate environmental health and safety research between DoD and EPA. The agenda and slides presented at the meeting are provided here. March 2007

Nanomaterials as emerging contaminants pdf [116 KB]

Lead was added to the emerging contaminants program's 'Action List' October 13, 2009.  More information will be forthcoming and posted on this site when it becomes available.

Jan 2009 Defense Strategic Materials Board Report - Beryllium pdf [105 KB]

DOD report - addresses high quality BE as a strategic and critical material. Also defines what are strategic and critical materials.

BHSC April 2008 Newletter and April meeting agenda pdf [310 KB]

BHSC April newsletter contains the final agenda for April 2008 meeting at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, and information needed for the meeting.

Agenda April 07 pdf [19 KB]

NAS Committee on Beryllium Alloy Exposures

Nanomaterials uses applications of potential interest to ESOH

Presentation on DoDs new NanoLog Website ppt [5.17 MB]

Presented by Lars Erikson of ManTech, contractor to DoD logistics program, at the July 30 EC Nano ESOH WG mtg.

nanodiamonds tox data - possible substitute for hexchrome and other metal fini pdf [408 KB]

Independent studies that indicate that the purity and inertness of nanodiamond reduces the risk that is posses a biohazard. Due to widespread concern about the growing use and presence of nanomaterials in the workplace, I am sure there will be many more studies. However, in comparison to other nanomaterials, including carbon-based materials, nanodiamond looks very favorable.

DOD Nanomaterials Uses - Medical pdf [195 KB]

ManTech studied uses/applications of nanotechnology relevant to DoD

DoD Nanomaterials usage - Army Erosion Protection pdf [178 KB]

Mantech study

DoD nanomaterials - logistics transformation pdf [795 KB]

Mantech Study on implications of nanomaterials for transforming logistics.

EPA Nano 2007 Feb pdf [2.05 MB]

The EPAs final document which was published in the Federal Register 15 Feb 07, provides a series of recommendations for research on risks and potential exposure pathways for nanomaterials; development of methods for detecting nanomaterials; and recommendations for promoting green manufacturing and energy. Many of the recommendations were included in a draft released in late 2005, but the increased focus on green applications of nanomaterials is new.

AEPI Nanotech pdf [552 KB]

A overview of the potential for nanotechnologies from an Army perspective.

Policy Memos and Government Reports

EPA 2009 Interim Guidance on TCE Toxicity and Vapor Intrusion Risk Assessment

EPA issues new guidance on how to address TCE risks in the interim while new Toxicity Values are being developed.

NY TCE Review pdf [962 KB]

Material referenced in the EC News Letter for 15 Dec 05

TCE Levels For Vapor Cleanups pdf [46 KB]

Speaking at a conference of state environmental regulators (ASTSWMO), Mary Cooke, an official in EPAs Federal Facilities Restoration and Reuse Office (FFRRO), announced first-time provisional EPA guidance for TCE contamination when it causes indoor air contamination. According to Cooke's presentation, the provisional guidance will adopt California's safe exposure level, or inhalation unit risk value, for TCE of approximately 1 microgram per cubic meter (ug/m3) -- a level significantly more stringent than what EPA had previously recommended. Currently, no toxicity value exists for the chemical in EPAs Integrated Risk Information System database of toxicological risk values.

Background material for OSD-ATL EC News for 1 April 2008 pdf [46 KB]

This file contains a briefing on TCE by EPA and is background material for an article in the OSD-ATL EC News for 1 April 2008.

Cl solvents pdf [5.16 MB]

The four solvents examined in this USGS report: methylene chloride, PCE, TCA, and TCE are members of the family of aliphatic halogenated hydrocarbons. These compounds are produced in substantial quantities, have a variety of industrial and commercial uses.

Editorial on DoD Plans to Address SF6 pdf [285 KB]
State Overview of Climate Change doc [84 KB]

Green House Gases / Climate Change state overview

ATSDR Toxicity Profile for RDX pdf [2.82 MB]
Geological Survey Report on Explosives Including RDX pdf [156 KB]
Geological Survey Report on RDX in Cape Cod Pond pdf [1.35 MB]
ATSDR Toxicological Profile for Perchlorates, September 2008 pdf [4.83 MB]

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) has released a final perchlorate toxicological profile. The 299 page profile discusses health effects public health risk of perchorate exposure. The profile includes a Minimal Risk Level for oral exposures with a chronic reference dose (RfD) of 0.0007 mg/kg/day for the chronic oral MRL for the perchlorate anion. This value is based on a 2005 National Academy of Sciences report and is the value that EPA has also adopted. The results from newer studies did not change ATSDRs bottom-line recommendation.

Statement of Reason doc [606 KB]

New Calif State Drinking Water Standard for Perchlorate

UPDATED INFORMATIVE DIGEST doc [51 KB]

New Calif State Drinking Water Standard for Perchlorate

California Code - Perchlorate doc [454 KB]

The state of California has adopted an enforceable drinking water standards for perchlorate. The MCL of 6 ug/L will be effective October 18, 2007. The rule is at California Code of Regulations, Title 22, Chapter 15.

DoD Perchlorate Handbook pdf [523 KB]

DoD Perchlorate Handbook Aug 2007

Mass DEP Promulgates Perchlorate Standards pdf [150 KB]

Massachusetts was the first state in the nation to promulgate drinking water and waste site cleanup standards for the chemical perchlorate, setting the standard at 2 parts per billion (ppb).

Mass DEP perchlorate- 310CMR22-07282006 pdf [236 KB]

Massachusetts was the first state in the nation to promulgate drinking water and waste site cleanup standards for the chemical perchlorate, setting the standard at 2 parts per billion (ppb).

EPA Perchlorate Policy 2006 pdf [455 KB]

EPA Perchlorate guidance. This guidance replaces previous Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OSWER) guidance and the accompanying questions and answers (referenced below) regarding perchlorate under the National Contingency Plan, 40 CFR Part 300.

EPA Health Advisory for Perchlorate - Jan 2009 pdf [361 KB]

EPA report on new Health Advisory Goal for perchlorate issued Jan 8, 2009

Findings from Perchlorate Sampling - Article from EM Journal pdf [536 KB]

Article co-authored by California Regulators and DoD personnel summarizes the process and findings of DoD-CA perchlorate prioritization effort and national efforts to find out if DoD a major contributor to perchlorate found in drinking water supplies.

DoD 2009 Overview of Perchlorate Information, Issues and Activities pdf [261 KB]
Multiple Sources of Perchlorate in the Environment pdf [516 KB]

This article details efforts to identify sources of the contaminant in the environment the majority of which appear to be from non-Defense related discharges.

Perchlorate Southwest pdf [1.53 MB]

DoD 2005 Report to Congress on perchlorate in the southwest

Cover Letter to 2005 Report to Congress pdf [333 KB]
Massachusetts Says DoD is Not Source of Perchlorate Contamination of Water Supplies pdf [44 KB]
DoD 2009 Perchlorate Response Policy pdf [489 KB]
Calif EPA PEL draft document for naphthalene, 27 October 2008 doc [181 KB]
5th Meeting of the Health Expert Advisory Committee (HEAC) for Cal/OSHA PELs - doc [30 KB]
CERCLA (Superfund) pdf [125 KB]

American Bar Assoc on the Potential Regulation of Nano Material

EU REACH and Nanomaterials pdf [241 KB]

REACH does not contain requirements specifically aimed at nano, yet the requirements provided for REACH still apply to substances at the nanoscale. Maybe, in the future, there may be nano-specific guidance documents. As of now, it is what it is.

ASTM Nano Tox Testing Standands - 3 new ones established in Dec 07 doc [32 KB]

Three National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Cancer Institute (NCI) Nanotechnology Characterization Laboratory (NCL)-championed ASTM nanomaterial toxicity testing standards were passed by the ASTM on 31 December, 2007. The ASTM standards are available at the ASTMs website (www.astm.org)

  1. ASTM F756-00 Standard Practice for Assessment of Hemolytic Properties of Materials
  2. Standard Practice for Evaluation of the Effect of Nanoparticulate Materials on the Formation of Mouse Granulocyte-Macrophage Colonies
  3. Standard Practice for Evaluation of Cytotoxicity of Nanoparticulate Materials on Porcine Kidney Cells
Review of Regulatory Frameworks for Nano Risk Assmt and Risk Mgmt pdf [299 KB]

NANOMATERIAL RISK ASSESSMENT AND RISK MANAGEMENT
Review of Regulatory Frameworks. 2008. Prepared by USACE scientist.

New DOE Notice N456.1 on the Safe Handling of Unbound Engineered Nanoparticle pdf [114 KB]
2008 CRS Rpt on Nanomaterials Regulation pdf [172 KB]

Congressional Research Service Report to Congress: Engineered Nanoscale Materials and Derivative Products: Regulatory Challenges January 22, 2008

Consumer Product Safety Commission pdf [88 KB]

Various files related to the potential regulation of Nanomaterials.

TSCA pdf [167 KB]

American Bar Assoc on the Potential Regulation of Nano Material

RCRA pdf [143 KB]

American Bar Assoc on the Potential Regulation of Nano Material

FIFRA pdf [156 KB]

American Bar Assoc on the Potential Regulation of Nano Material

EMS pdf [135 KB]

American Bar Assoc on the Potential Regulation of Nano Material

Clean Water Act (CWA) pdf [118 KB]

American Bar Assoc on the Potential Regulation of Nano Material

Clean Air Act (CAA) pdf [178 KB]

American Bar Assoc on the Potential Regulation of Nano Material

State Epidemiologists Issue First-Time Call for EPA Nanotech Standards pdf [29 KB]

Information related to the DoD EC Nano Material Work Group.

USACE nano tox research ppt [246 KB]

Information related to the DoD EC Nano Material Work Group.

NRC Review pdf [1.12 MB]

Information related to the DoD EC Nano Material Work Group.

SRA Group doc [35 KB]

Information related to the DoD EC Nano Material Work Group.

OECD nano work ppt [68 KB]

Information related to the DoD EC Nano Material Work Group.

USACE NATO workshop doc [447 KB]

Information related to the DoD EC Nano Material Work Group.

Nato pdf [43 KB]

Information related to the DoD EC Nano Material Work Group.

EPA Nano P2 ppt [331 KB]

Information related to the DoD EC Nano Material Work Group.

PPT on TAG ISO TC 229 ppt [1.43 MB]

Information related to the DoD EC Nano Material Work Group.

EPA Nano White Paper pdf [1.74 MB]

Information related to the DoD EC Nano Material Work Group.

EPA brief on TSCA and Nano ppt [64 KB]

Information related to the DoD EC Nano Material Work Group.

Defense Nanotechnology pdf [324 KB]

Information related to the DoD EC Nano Material Work Group.

DoD Nanomaterials Lab Safety Memo 08 pdf [75 KB]
DoD-NIOSH Nanomaterials Collaboration Memo 09 pdf [268 KB]
DoD Policy Memo on Substitutes for Hexavalent Chromium pdf [1.87 MB]
NTP Report pdf [12.61 MB]

NTP study shows that hexavalent chromium in Drinking Water Causes Cancer in Lab Animals

NTP Beryllium Profile pdf [151 KB]

Information related to the Phase I Impact Assessment Meeting for Beryllium held on 1 March 2007.

ATSDR Toxicological Profile for Beryllium pdf [1.81 MB]

Information related to the Phase I Impact Assessment Meeting for Beryllium held on 1 March 2007.

Call for Papers - Beryllium Health and Safety Committee

This serves as official notification that the Spring 2009 meeting of the Beryllium Health and Safety Committee (BHSC) will be held on April 1-2, 2009 (Wednesday-Thursday) at DOEs Savannah River Site (SRS), Aiken, SC. Meetings of the BHSC Board and the US/UK Joint Working Group (JOWOG) 30-1-1 will be held on March 31, 2009 (Tuesday), also at SRS. A phone-in number for those who cannot attend in person will be made available, but video conferencing will not be available.
As with the spring 2008 meeting, organizers are soliciting speakers for 15-minute oral presentations. If you or a colleague would be interested, please see the attached call for papers for abstract submission details. Abstracts are due no later than February 12, 2009.

Jan 2009 Defense Strategic Materials Board Report - Beryllium

DOD report - addresses high quality BE as a strategic and critical material. Also defines what are strategic and critical materials.

ACGIH adopts new beryllium TLV pdf [53 KB]

The ACGIH has adopted the following provisions from their Notice of Intended Change for beryllium: - TLV-TWA of 0.05 micrograms per cubic meter - Skin and SEN notations - A1 carcinogenicity classification

EPA IRIS Tox Summary pdf [781 KB]

Information related to the Phase I Impact Assessment Meeting for Beryllium held on 1 March 2007.

Dr. Ashton Carter Named Senior DoD Sustainability Officer pdf [54 KB]

Risk Assessment

57th Report 11_8_05 doc [27 KB]

The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Interagency Testing Committee (ITC) transmitted its 56th ITC Report to the Administrator of EPA on September 15, 2005. The 57th ITC Report.

56th Report FRNotice10_24_05 pdf [205 KB]

The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Interagency Testing Committee (ITC) transmitted its 56th ITC Report to the Administrator of EPA on September 15, 2005. The 56th ITC Report.

IRIS ppt [614 KB]

ECOS/ DoD Emerging Contaminants Task Group Forum, White Paper Nov 2005

ywalker slides ppt [712 KB]

Navy Environmental Health Center (NEHC) presentation to National Acad. of Sciences Committee on Improving EPA Risk Analysis - NEHC represented the three Services laboratories to the NAS committee when presenting information on DoD expertise.

Vision and a Strategy pdf [572 KB]

This report of the NRC Committee on Toxicity Testing and Assessment of Environmental Agents, prepared in response to EPAs request, envisions a major campaign in the scientific community to advance the science of toxicity testing.

Toxicological Review of Tetrachloroethylene (Perchloroethylene) (External Revi pdf [3.79 MB]

EPA invites public comment on the draft document entitled, Toxicological Review of Tetrachloroethylene (Perchloroethylene): In Support of Summary Information on the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) (EPA/635/R-08/011A).

The draft tetrachloroethylene health assessment addresses both potential cancer and non-cancer human health effects that may result from chronic exposure to tetrachloroethylene. Tetrachloroethylene, commonly referred to as perc, is a solvent widely used in the dry cleaning of clothes and as a metal degreaser.

House letter pdf [511 KB]

EC News 22 May 06

DOD-ATL Summary IRIS Mar 05.pdf pdf [95 KB]

MERIT meeting materials 01 March 2005

Vapor Intrusion - SERDP/ESTCP 2008 efforts doc [35 KB]
Wildlife Exposure pdf [3.63 MB]

Exposure of wildlife to explosives and selected metals. Concentrations of contaminants in tissue are needed to estimate exposure of wildlife. In the absence of measured data, models are used.

California EPA Green Chemistry Initiative Presentation pdf [810 KB]

This is a May 2007 presentation explaining the California EPAs Green Chemistry Initiative.

WHO Guidelines for Drinking-Water Quality 2006 pdf [2.43 MB]

The addendum to the World Health Organizations (WHO) third edition of the Guidelines has been comprehensively updated to take account of developments in risk assessment and risk management since the second edition.

Anal. Chem. 2007, 79, 4295-4324 pdf [225 KB]

A technical paper: Water Analysis: Emerging Contaminants and Current Issues by Dr. Susan D. Richardson National Exposure Research Laboratory, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Athens, Georgia 30605

Tech Memo pdf [393 KB]

Exposure of wildlife to explosives and selected metals. Concentrations of contaminants in tissue are needed to estimate exposure of wildlife. In the absence of measured data, models are used.

Pre-Fr Notice Drinking Water Standards for Selected ECs pdf [414 KB]

In this draft notice, EPA announced its preliminary determinations for 11 contaminants listed on the second CCL. EPA had sufficient health and occurrence information to make the determination not to regulate 2,4-dinitrotoluene and 2,6-dinitrotoluene.

Mixtures Risk Assessment pdf [64 KB]

EPA has announced an external review of the draft document Considerations for Developing Alternative Health Risk Assessment Approaches for Addressing Multiple Chemicals, Exposures and Effects (EPA/600/R-06/013A).

EPAs SAB Peer Review Comments pdf [614 KB]

The Framework for Metals Risk Assessment, released on March 8, 2007, outlines key principles about metals and describes how they should be considered in conducting human health and ecological risk assessments.

Metals Framework pdf [917 KB]

The Framework for Metals Risk Assessment, released on March 8, 2007, outlines key principles about metals and describes how they should be considered in conducting human health and ecological risk assessments.

FR Notice pdf [62 KB]

EPA is soliciting public nominations for chemical substances for its 2007 agenda. EPA invites the public to submit nominations for substances to be considered for an assessment or reassessment in its IRIS Program.

CRS Report on the OMB Risk Bulletin pdf [89 KB]

CRS Report on the OMB Risk Bulletin

Strategies to assess systemic exposure of chemicals in subchronic/chronic diet and drinking water studies pdf [509 KB]

Information related to the 16 January 2007 MERIT Information Exchange Meeting.

GAO testimony on revised IRIS process pdf [379 KB]

GAO testifies to how OMB facilitated interagency review slows IRIS process

GAO Report on IRIS process revisions pdf [1.13 MB]

GAO slams interagency review process that allows DoD input on science.

Narrative Description of EPAs Development of Toxicity Values pdf [134 KB]

Beryllium

Call for Papers - Beryllium Health and Safety Committee pdf [36 KB]

This serves as official notification that the Spring 2009 meeting of the Beryllium Health and Safety Committee (BHSC) will be held on April 1-2, 2009 (Wednesday-Thursday) at DOEs Savannah River Site (SRS), Aiken, SC. Meetings of the BHSC Board and the US/UK Joint Working Group (JOWOG) 30-1-1 will be held on March 31, 2009 (Tuesday), also at SRS. A phone-in number for those who cannot attend in person will be made available, but video conferencing will not be available.
As with the spring 2008 meeting, organizers are soliciting speakers for 15-minute oral presentations. If you or a colleague would be interested, please see the attached call for papers for abstract submission details. Abstracts are due no later than February 12, 2009.

BeO call for participants doc [28 KB]

Hexavalent Chromium

As information on a chemical becomes dated, it will be moved this archive section before it is eventually truly archived.

Lead

Lead was added to the emerging contaminants program's 'Action List' October 13, 2009.  More information will be forthcoming and posted on this site when it becomes available.

Nanomaterials

annexAcnAbbrev pdf [97 KB]

Summary: The Royal Academy of Engineering report on nanotechnologies - Nanoscience and nanotechnologies: opportunities and uncertainties - was published on 29 July 2004. The report illustrates the fact that nanotechnologies offer many benefits both now and in the future but that public debate is needed about their development. It also highlights the immediate need for research to address uncertainties about the health and environmental effects of nanoparticles one small area of nanotechnologies. It also makes recommendations about regulation to control exposure to nanoparticles.

Water Treatment pdf [852 KB]

Information on the potential impacts of Nanoparticles on Ecological Systems

Summary pdf [92 KB]

Summary: The Royal Academy of Engineering report on nanotechnologies - Nanoscience and nanotechnologies: opportunities and uncertainties - was published on 29 July 2004. The report illustrates the fact that nanotechnologies offer many benefits both now and in the future but that public debate is needed about their development. It also highlights the immediate need for research to address uncertainties about the health and environmental effects of nanoparticles one small area of nanotechnologies. It also makes recommendations about regulation to control exposure to nanoparticles.

ROOM AT THE BOTTOM? Potential State and Local Strategies for Managing the Ris pdf [3.89 MB]

This report by environmental law and policy expert Suellen Keiner presents an in-depth analysis on the role that local and state governments can play in the design and implementation of effective and forward-looking oversight systems for nanotechnology.

Overview of current status of EPA Nano Voluntary Stewardship Program ppt [111 KB]

Hand out/presentation by EPA at July 30 Nano ESOH WG mtg.

Nanobusiness ppt [92 KB]

Slides from the FDA Nanotechnology Public Meeting in October 10, 2006 held in Bethesda, Maryland

EPA presentation on its Voluntary Stewardship Program for NanoMaterials ppt [111 KB]

EPA presentation on status of the program as of July 16, 2008. Presented at July 16 EC Nano ESOH WG mtg

EPA and NANOTECHNOLOGY pdf [1.47 MB]

Various files related to the potential regulation of Nanomaterials.

2nd Nanotechnology and Occupational Health symposium doc [97 KB]

Notes from 2nd Annual Nanotechnology Occupational Health Symposium

ACC Panel on Nano pdf [82 KB]

Various files related to the potential regulation of Nanomaterials.

ASTM nano standards pdf [110 KB]

ASTM International has issued proposed standards for nanoparticles in six categories: terminology; environmental and occupational health and safety; international law and intellectual property; international cooperation; risk management and product stewards

Perchlorate

Summary of Tran, et al. 2008 article on active transport of perchlorate into t doc [20 KB]

Tran, N., et al. (2008) Thyroid stimulating hormone increases active transport of perchlorate into thyroid cells. Am J. Physiol Endocrinol. Metab., 26 Feb 2008 (e-pub ahead of publication). Using an in vitro system, authors found that perchlorate is actively transported into thyroid cells, and this transport increases in a dose-related manner when treated with TSH. Addition of iodine appeared to competitively-inhibit perchlorate transport. The highest concentration of perchlorate, 100 micromole/L, did not inhibit cell proliferation over a 72 hour period.

Summary of Parker, et al. (2008) Perchlorate in groundwater: doc [20 KB]

Parker, et al. (2008) Perchlorate in groundwater: A synoptic survey of pristine sites in the contiguous United States. Environ. Sci. Technol.
42(5): 1465-1471. Authors used a network of volunteers to collect 326 groundwater samples, avoiding areas of EAP-documented use or release. Of the 326 samples, 147 (45%) were below the method detection limit (40 ng/L), 42 (13%) were between the MDL and the method reporting limit (120 ng/L). Of the 137 samples that could be quantified, most (109) contained less than 1000 ng/L of perchlorate; the remaining 28 contained from 1000-10,400 ng/L. Perchlorate concentrations were positively-correlated with nitrate levels, but not with chloride concentrations.

DoD Request for Extension pdf [85 KB]

Historical correspondence within DoD and between DoD and other federal agencies and states related to perchlorate.

Congres.Record pdf [75 KB]

Proposed 2007 Legislation Relating to Perchlorate

Sulfur Hexafluoride

Sulfur Hexafluoride was added to the emerging contaminants program's 'Action List' on July 7, 2008. While there is some information available, more will be forthcoming and will be posted here once it is released.

TCE

EPA 2009 Interim Guidance on TCE Toxicity and Vapor Intrusion Risk Assessment pdf [4.31 MB]

EPA issues new guidance on how to address TCE risks in the interim while new Toxicity Values are being developed.