The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released on August 9, 2019, the draft risk evaluation for 1-bromopropane (1-BP), the fourth of the first ten chemicals undergoing risk evaluation under the amended Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).
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Below are the draft risk evaluation and supporting documents for 1-bromopropane, and a fact sheet on understanding the draft risk evaluation. Read the Federal Register notice announcing the availability of the draft risk evaluation.In the August 2019 draft risk evaluation of 1-bromopropane, EPA made the following initial determinations on risk.
Statistics under Amended TSCASince the law’s passage, EPA has completed determinations on 2,217 new chemical cases*. Details on the Agency’s determinations are displayed in the tables below.EPA will continue to add new content on a regular basis to provide more transparency to the review process for all stakeholders and to allow submitters to readily determine the disposition of their cases.
WASHINGTON (August 1, 2019) — Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is continuing its commitment to transparency by making additional information about new chemical notices available to the public on the agency’s website.
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