EPA Releases Draft Risk Evaluations for HBCD and 1,4-Dioxane, Schedules SACC Peer Review

Wed, 07/03/2019 - 14:11

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published on July 1, 2019, a Federal Register notice announcing the availability of the draft risk evaluations for cyclic aliphatic bromide cluster (HBCD) and 1,4-dioxane, two of the first ten chemicals undergoing risk evaluation under the amended Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). 84 Fed. Reg. 31315. EPA states that the purpose of the risk evaluations is to determine whether a chemical substance presents an unreasonable risk to health or the environment under the conditions of use, including an unreasonable risk to a relevant potentially exposed or susceptible subpopulation.  EPA is submitting these same documents to the TSCA Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals (SACC) for peer review.  SACC will hold a five-day in-person meeting on July 29-August 2, 2019, to consider and review these draft risk evaluations.  Preceding the in-person meeting, there will be a three-hour preparatory virtual meeting on July 10, 2019, for SACC to consider the scope and clarity of the draft charge questions for the peer reviews.  Comments on the draft risk evaluations are due August 30, 2019.SEE:  https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/07/01/2019-14021/draft-toxic-substances-control-act-tsca-risk-evaluations-and-tsca-science-advisory-committee-on