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US EPA Announces New Plan For Identifying Existing Chemicals For Risk Assessment

Robert Bilott Posted in Compliance

On March 1, 2012, US EPA announced that it has finalized a new plan for identifying which existing chemicals should undergo comprehensive risk assessment under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).  US EPA also announced that, using this new plan, it has identified  83 existing chemicals for further risk assessment, with 7 of those chemicals slated for assessments in 2012.  US EPA first inititiated stakeholder discussion on how best to address future risk assessments last fall when it asked for public comment through an on-line forum, webinar, and stakeholder meeting on its August 2011 two-step plan for identifying existing chemicals for risk assessment.

To learn more about this new plan, I invite you to read an article I recently published.