John Shriver , Jul 23, 2011; 10:36 a.m.
It's an inherently very high-contrast film, like High Contrast Copy or Technical Pan. The contrast index in D-11 developer at the recommended time was about 3.4. Kodak only gave times for D-8 and D-11, which are both even hotter and higher-contrast developers than D-19.
While you could certainly find a processing time with D-76, the contrast would still be well beyond the normal pictorial range. You'd really need to use a POTA developer (such as Technidol) to get a gamma under 1.0.
You can certainly do "development by inspection" under a red safelight with D-76, so that you have a bit more control when experimenting. It would probably be more interesting to develop it in D-19, for lith-type high-contrast results.