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This report contains the results of an analysis of member countries’ case studies concerning persistent and bioaccumulative pesticides in OECD Member countries that were conducted in 2003.
In November 2004, the OECD member countries agreed on the principles for validating (quantitative) structure-activity relationship [(Q)SAR] models for their use in regulatory assessment of chemical safety.
(Q)SARs are methods for estimating the toxicity and other properties of a chemical from its molecular structure.
The document is based on a report produced by the Building Research Establishment for the UK Environment Agency entitled ‘Use Category Document – Metal Finishing’. The original purpose of the document was to provide information to be used in risk assessments for new and existing substances in the EU. Information for the original report was largely provided by practitioners in the industry with a wide breadth of knowledge and experience.
Automotive refinishing operations consist of surface preparation and repainting of motor vehicles subsequent to their initial manufacture. These operations occur in auto-body repair/paint shops, new car dealer repair/paint shops, fleet operator repair/paint shops, production auto-body paint shops, and custom-made car fabrication facilities. Following structural preparation of the automobile, paint and/or coating mixtures are sprayed
This document provides information on the use and potential release to the environment of substances used in lubricants. Such information can be used in the risk assessment of new and existing substances in situations where specific information on a substance or process is not available. The document is based on a report produced for the UK Environment Agency entitled ‘Use Category Document - Lubricants and Lubricant Additives’ and
The Resource Centre provides a clearinghouse of guidance manuals/documents ofrelease estimation techniques for the principal pollutant release and transfer registers developed by OECD member countries. The manuals and documents include descriptive information on the sources of pollution and the pollutants that are released, as well as information on emission factors, mass balance methods, engineering calculations, and monitoring
This OECD Emission Scenario Document (ESD) is intended to provide information on the sources, use patterns and release pathways of chemicals used in photographic industry to assist in the estimation of releases of chemicals to the environment.
This OECD Emission Scenario Document (ESD) is intended to provide information on the sources, use patterns and release pathways of chemicals used in textile finishing industry to assist in the estimation of releases of chemicals to the environment.
This ESD covers the Industry Category 7 – leather processing industry. It describes the processes of the life cycle stage “industrial use” and the emission estimations to local surface waters. The stages “service life of article” and “disposal” are not covered and need to be added at a later date.
This OECD Emission Scenario Document (ESD) is intended to provide information on the sources, use patterns and release pathways of chemicals used as additives in rubber industry to assist in the estimation of releases of chemicals to the environment.