REGULATION OF TRIBUTYLTIN CONTAINING ANTIFOULING PAINTS

This presentation consists of the text of the Federal Register of 4 October 1988, titled "Environmental Protection Agency--Tributyltin Antifoulants; Notice of Intent to Cancel; Denial of Applications for Registration; Partial Conclusion of Special Review." This aforementioned action to cancel registrations and deny applications of products containing tributyltin (TBT) compounds is based on the EPA's determination that use of TBT without adhering to the modified regulations will result in adverse effects to the environment. TBT compounds, mainly used as paint for ship hulls, is shown to cause deformities and growth reduction in a broad spectrum of nontarget aquatic organisms. Meanwhile, paints that meet the Organotin Antifouling Paint Control Act release rate of 4 mg/sq cm/day are still allowed pending further notice in a forthcoming determination by the EPA on antifoulant effects of TBT-containing paints.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 22p.

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  • Accession Number: 00660915
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM