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Emission estimation plays a key role in the risk assessments of chemical pollutants. These assessments have been facilitated with the use of Emission Scenario Documents (ESD’s) developed by member countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
The purpose of this emission scenario document (ESD) is to provide a realistic worst-case emission scenario for chemicals used at recovered paper mills.
This document summarises the outcome from a Policy Dialogue on Exposure Assessment which was held on 6-7 June 2005 in Paris, in conjunction with the 38th Joint Meeting of the Chemicals Committee and the Working Party on Chemicals, Pesticides and Biotechnology.
This ESD on nonintegrated paper mills is representative of the industrial phase of the life cycle, when the pulp is converted to paper and/or board products.
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
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.
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
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 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.