EPA Updates from Bergeson & Campbell

Sun, 11/17/2019 - 21:57

TSCA/FIFRA/TRIEPA Will Provide Minimum 30-Day Public Comment Period On Draft Risk Evaluations: Alexandra Dapolito Dunn, Assistant Administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) stated on October 11, 2019, that EPA will provide more time for public comment on its draft risk evaluations before the TSCA Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals (SACC) meets to peer review the draft documents. According to Dunn, the new schedule will include a comment period of at least 30 days before SACC meets. EPA plans to complete ten chemical risk evaluations by June 22, 2020. To date, EPA has released six draft chemical risk evaluations, and SACC has peer reviewed four of them and is scheduled to peer review two in December 2019. For the remaining four chemicals, EPA intends to release two of the draft risk evaluations for public comment by the end of 2019 and the other two in January 2020. SACC will peer review the four risk evaluations in 2020. Dunn stated that EPA will meet the Lautenberg Act’s deadline to release all ten risk evaluations by June 2020.Read more...