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Main Title Assessment of the environmental and economic impacts of the ban on imports of PCBs : final task report /
Author Burruss, Jr., Robert P.
CORP Author Versar, Inc., Springfield, Va.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C. Office of Toxic Substances.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA 560/6-77-007; 474-5B; EPA-68-01-3259
Stock Number PB-270 225
OCLC Number 44596395
Subjects Polychlorinated biphenyls--Economic aspects ; Polychlorinated biphenyls--Environmental aspects
Additional Subjects Air pollution abatement ; Hazards ; Chlorine aromatic compounds ; Mining engineering ; Investment casting ; Waxes ; Imports ; United States ; Legislation ; Foundries ; Environmental surveys ; Economic impact ; Polychlorinated biphenyls ; Biphenyl/chloro ; Polychlorinated terphenyls ; Mining machinery ; Investment casting waxes ; Toxic hazards ; Toxic Substances Control Act ; Banning
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N/A CAS No. 1336-36-3 ; PCBs; Aroclor; 1,1'-Biphenyl, chloro derivs.; Biphenyl, chlorinated ; Aroclor-polychlorinated biphenyl; Biphenyl chloro derivs; Chlorinated biphenyl
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJED  EPA 560/6-77-007 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 07/28/2000
EKBD  EPA-560/6-77-007 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 05/30/2003
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 560-6-77-007 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ESAD  EPA 560-6-77-007 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-270 225 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations ; 28 cm
This report summarizes an investigation into the uses of imported polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in the United States. Imported PCBs are presently used only for the maintenance of certain mining machinery. In addition, PCBs are present as a significant impurity in polychlorinated terphenyls (PCTs) imported for use in investment casting waxes. Importation of PCBs for these uses will be banned after 1977 by the Toxic Substances Control Act, unless exemptions are allowed in accordance with the provisions of the Act. The recent Directive of the Council of the European Communities (EEC) prohibits use of PCBs and PCTs in investment casting waxes, but allows continued use of PCBs in mining machinery in Europe.
"EPA 560/6-77-007." "Contract No. 68-01-3259. Task 6." "July 8, 1977." "Submitted by: VERSAR INC."