EPA Requests Input on Risk Evaluation, Chemical Prioritization Processes under TSCA

Published August 3, 2016

​Next week, on Aug. 9 and 10, EPA will hold public meetings to gather input on the processes that the agency will use to prioritize and evaluate chemicals under the Toxic Substances Control Act as amended by the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act. The Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act requires EPA to evaluate the safety of existing chemicals in commerce, starting with those most likely to cause risks, and to evaluate new and existing chemicals against a new risk-based safety standard that includes explicit considerations for vulnerable populations.

The meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 9, will focus on input to inform a proposed rule on EPA’s process for conducting risk evaluations to determine whether a chemical presents an unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment. On Aug. 10, EPA will gather input that will inform a proposed rule to establish a risk-based process for chemical prioritization.

Individuals can attend either in person or remotely. EPA requests that those who plan to participate register in advance. Registered participants will receive information on how to connect remotely to the meetings.

For more information on EPA’s upcoming public meetings and webinars, visit the agency’s website.