EPA begins risk evaluation prioritization process for 40 chemicals

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 10:13

Washington — The Environmental Protection Agency, in accordance with the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, is seeking public comment on a list of 40 chemicals to prioritize for risk evaluation, according to a notice published in the March 21 Federal Register.Publication of the list triggers a statutory requirement for EPA to designate at least 20 chemicals each as high and low priority by Dec. 22. A chemical identified as high priority is required to undergo a three-year risk evaluation, while the low-priority chemicals aren’t required to undergo evaluation. SEE: https://www.safetyandhealthmagazine.com/articles/18382-epa-begins-risk-evaluation-prioritization-process-for-40-chemicals