TSCA and Prioritization of Candidates
EPA Identifies 40 Chemicals to Prioritize for Risk Evaluation
On March 20, 2019, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a list of 40 chemicals to initiate a prioritization process to review the chemicals currently in commerce under the TSCA.
This list is issued by the Agency to provide the public with the opportunity to provide relevant information such as uses, hazards, and exposure to these chemicals.
A docket was opened for every 40 chemicals. This list will be publicized n in the Federal Register for the next 90 days for public comment. The publication also publishes a legal requirement from the Environmental Protection Agency to complete the prioritization process in the next nine to 12 months, allowing EPA to label 20 chemicals as a high priority and 20 chemicals as a low priority by December 2019.HIGH PRIORITY
Status is listed as either:
Initiated: The first step of the prioritization process, and the chemical is currently undergoing a screening level review of reasonably available information to information its priority designation;Proposed: The second step of the prioritization process, when EPA proposes a chemical’s designation as either high or low priority for risk evaluation; orHigh/Low: The final step of the prioritization process. This chemical has been designated as high or low priority for risk evaluation.
Alexandra Dapolito Dunn, Assistant Administrator for EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention said “Initiating a chemical for high or low prioritization does not mean EPA has determined it poses an unreasonable risk or no risk to human health or the environment; it means we are beginning the prioritization process set forth in Lautenberg”
For More Details Please Visit: https://www.epa.gov/assessing-and-managing-chemicals-under-tsca/list-chemicals-undergoing-prioritization
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