National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program

Regulatory Actions for Year 2014

California Office of Environmental Health (COEH)

Notice Type Title Summary of Notice NTP Information Cited CASRN
Notice Chemical Listed Effective May 2, 2014 as Known to the State Of California to Cause Cancer: N,N-dimethyl-p-toluidine Effective May 2, 2014, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) is adding N,N-dimethyl-p-toluidine to the list of chemicals known to the State to cause cancer for purposes of Proposition 65.

May 02, 2014 -- Proposition 65
NTP (2012). National Toxicology Program. Toxicology and Carcinogenesis Studies of N,N-Dimethyl-p-Toluidine (CAS No. 99-97-8) in F344/N Rats and B6C3F1/N Mice (Gavage Studies). Technical Report Series No. 579. NIH Publication No. 12-5921. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, NTP, Research Triangle Park, NC. 99-97-8
Notice Intent To List: Ethylene Glycol The California Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) intends to list the chemical ethylene glycol (EG) as known to the state to cause reproductive toxicity (developmental endpoint) under the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986.1 This action is being proposed under the authoritative bodies listing mechanism.

April 11, 2014 -- Proposition 65
NTP-CERHR (2004). NTP-CERHR Monograph on the Potential Human Reproductive and Developmental Effects of Ethylene Glycol. Research Triangle Park, NC, National Toxicology Program, Center for the Evaluation of Risks to Human Reproduction: NIH Publication No. 04 – 4481. 107–21–1

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Notice Type Title Summary of Notice NTP Information Cited CASRN
Final Rule Control of Air Pollution From Motor Vehicles: Tier 3 Motor Vehicle Emission and Fuel Standards This action establishes more stringent vehicle emissions standards and will reduce the sulfur content of gasoline beginning in 2017, as part of a systems approach to addressing the impacts of motor vehicles and fuels on air quality and public health. The gasoline sulfur standard will make emission control systems more effective for both existing and new vehicles, and will enable more stringent vehicle emissions standards. The vehicle standards will reduce both tailpipe and evaporative emissions from passenger cars, light-duty trucks, medium-duty passenger vehicles, and some heavy-duty vehicles. This will result in significant reductions in pollutants such as ozone, particulate matter, and air toxics across the country and help state and local agencies in their efforts to attain and maintain health-based National Ambient Air Quality Standards. Motor vehicles are an important source of exposure to air pollution both regionally and near roads. These vehicle standards are intended to harmonize with California's Low Emission Vehicle program, thus creating a federal vehicle emissions program that will allow automakers to sell the same vehicles in all 50 states. The vehicle standards will be implemented over the same timeframe as the greenhouse gas/fuel efficiency standards for light-duty vehicles (promulgated by EPA and the National Highway Safety Administration in 2012), as part of a comprehensive approach toward regulating emissions from motor vehicles.

April 28, 2014 -- 79 FR 23414
In the National Toxicology Program’s Report on Carcinogens (ROC), the following compounds have been listed as: a) known carcinogens to humans: benzene, 1,3-butadiene, formaldehyde; b) possibly carcinogenic to humans: acetaldehyde; or c) reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen: naphthalene. 71-43-2
Final Rule Diflubenzuron; Pesticide Tolerances This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of diflubenzuron (N-[[(4-chlorophenyl)amino]carbonyl]-2,6-difluorobenzimide) in or on fruit, citrus, group 10-10 and citrus, oil. Chemtura Corporation, requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).

January 31, 2014 -- 79 FR 5294
para-chloroaniline hydrochloride (PCA), a plant metabolite of diflubenzuron, tested positive for splenic tumors in male rats and hepatocellular adenomas/carcinomas in male mice. TR-351, 1989). 20265-96-7

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