Date: Thu, 10 Jun 2010 18:42:26 -0500
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From: Georjean Adams <gla**At_Symbol_Here**EHSSTRATEGIES.COM>
Subject: Re: Question about regulations
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I assume this was under TSCA.
Does Baylor have commercial chemical activity?  Are you working on 
chemicals that you hope may eventually be commercialized?  If so, 
there is a minimum amount of review and documentation required to 
qualify for the R&D exemption for new chemical substances 
premanufacture notification.  See EPA's site:

Requirements depend on who's doing what where.

Georjean Adams

>My name is Karen Humphrey and I'm the safety officer for Baylor's 
>Chemistry Department.  I'm trying to sort out the violations we 
>received from an EPA audit that was done recently.  One of the 
>violations that we received was for not having the proper 
>documentation for new chemicals made by our research groups involved 
>with synthesis. 
>Do any of you have experience with the documentation required for 
>newly synthesized chemicals?  All of the chemicals are for research 
>and development purposes, and all are in small quantities. 
>According to the regulations, as I understand them, we have to 
>provide notice of health risks that may be associated with exposure 
>to these newly synthesized chemicals.  But how?  Do we need to 
>generate some kind of MSDS, or is there a labeling system that is 
>Thank you in advance for your help.
>Karen Humphrey

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