United States      Prevention, Pesticides     EPA712-C-96-007
          Environmental Protection   and Toxic Substances     August 1996
          Agency        (7101)
&EPA    Product Properties
          Test Guidelines
          OPPTS 830.1600
          Description of Materials
          Used to Produce the
          Product

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                           INTRODUCTION
     This guideline is one  of a series  of test guidelines  that have been
developed by the Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances,
United States Environmental Protection Agency for use in the testing  of
pesticides and toxic substances, and the  development of test data that must
be submitted to the Agency  for review under Federal regulations.

     The Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances (OPPTS)
has  developed this guideline through  a  process of harmonization that
blended the testing  guidance and requirements that existed in the Office
of Pollution Prevention and Toxics  (OPPT) and appeared in Title 40,
Chapter I,  Subchapter R of the Code of Federal Regulations  (CFR), the
Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) which appeared in publications of the
National Technical  Information Service (NTIS) and  the guidelines pub-
lished by the Organization  for Economic Cooperation and Development
(OECD).

     The purpose of harmonizing these guidelines into a single set  of
OPPTS  guidelines is to minimize variations among the testing procedures
that must be performed to meet the data  requirements of the U. S. Environ-
mental Protection Agency  under the Toxic  Substances Control Act (15
U.S.C. 2601) and the Federal Insecticide,  Fungicide and Rodenticide Act
(7U.S.C. I36,etseq.).

     Final  Guideline Release: This document is available from the U.S.
Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 on The Federal Bul-
letin  Board.   By  modem  dial   202-512-1387,   telnet   and  ftp:
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fedbbs.access.gpo.gov, or call 202-512-0132 for disks or paper copies.
This guideline is available in ASCII and PDF (portable document format)
from the EPA Public Access Gopher (gopher.epa.gov) under the heading
"Environmental Test Methods and Guidelines."

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OPPTS 830.1600  Description of materials used to produce the prod-
uct.
    (a) Scopeó(1) Applicability. This guideline is intended to meet test-
ing requirements  of  both  the  Federal  Insecticide,  Fungicide,  and
Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) (7 U.S.C. 136, et seq.) and the Toxic Substances
Control Act (TSCA) (15 U.S.C. 2601).

    (2) Background.  The source  material used in developing this har-
monized OPPTS test guideline is 40 CFR 158.160 Description of materials
used to produce the product.

    (b) Information required. The  following information must be sub-
mitted on the materials used to produce the product:

    (1) Products not  produced by  an integrated system, (i) For  each
active ingredient that is derived from an EPA-registered product:

    (A) The name of the EPA-registered product.

    (B) The EPA registration number of that product.

    (ii) For each inert ingredient:

    (A) Each brand name, trade name, common name, CAS registry num-
ber, or other commercial designation of the ingredient.

    (B) All information that the applicant knows  (or that is reasonably
available to him)  concerning the composition  (and, if required  by the
Agency, chemical and  physical properties)  of the ingredient, including a
copy of technical specifications, data sheets, or other documents describing
the ingredient.

    (C) If requested by the Agency, the name and address of the producer
of the ingredient  or, if that  information is not known to the applicant,
the name and address of the supplier of the ingredient.

    (2) Products produced by  an integrated  system  and  products
which contain solely technical grade active ingredients, (i) The informa-
tion required by paragraph (b)(l) of this section concerning each active
ingredient that is derived from an EPA-registered product (if any).

    (ii) The following information concerning each active ingredient that
is not derived from an EPA-registered product:

    (A) The name and address of the  producer of the ingredient (if dif-
ferent from the applicant).

    (B) Information  on each starting material used to produce the active
ingredient, as follows:

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     (7) Each brand name, trade name, common name, CAS registry num-
ber, or other commercial designation of the starting material.

     (2) The name and address of the company which produces the starting
material or, if that  information is  not known to the applicant, the name
and address of the company which supplies the starting material.
        All information that the applicant knows (or that is reasonably
available to him)  concerning  the  composition (and if requested by the
Agency, chemical or physical properties) of each starting material, includ-
ing a copy of all technical specifications, material  safety data sheets, or
other documents describing it.

     (iii) The information required by paragraph (b)(l)(ii) of this section
concerning each inert ingredient.

     (d) Additional  information.  On  a case-by-case  basis,  the Agency
may require additional information on substances used in the production
of the product.

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