The OECD’s Chemicals Committee held a Special Session on the Potential Implications of Manufactured Nanomaterials for Human Health and Environmental Safety, 7th June 2005.
This OECD Emission Scenario Document (ESD) describes emission scenarios for three parts of the life cycle for antifouling products used on ship and boat hulls: (1) application; (2) service life; and (3) removal. The primary aim of this ESD is for use in risk assessments in notification and authorisation procedures in regulatory frameworks used in OECD countries. The ESD is intended to be used for general risk assessment and is
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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, with the following objectives: - establish the differences in how member countries identify persistent (P) and bioaccumulating (B) substances as such - establish the differences in how member countries take persistence (P) and bioaccumulation (B)
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Following the publication of Series on Pesticides, No. 15, the Netherlands agreed to take the lead on carrying out an examination of member country case studies.
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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