Aug 31, 2015

Is EPA Formalizing a More Rigorous Chemical Health Assessment Process?

EPA announced in June the creation of its new Chemical Safety Advisory Committee (CSAC), established under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, and is seeking nominations for members.  The CSAC will render “expert scientific advice, information, and recommendations to the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics on the scientific basis for risk assessments, methodologies, and pollution prevention measures or approaches.”  The primary risk assessment work of the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT) is its review under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) of 83 chemicals which it has prioritized for risk assessment for toxicity, persistence and consumer exposure.  The… Read more