NCHR Comment to EPA on Procedures for Prioritization of Chemical for Risk Evaluation

March 20, 2017. The 2016 Frank H. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act is the first major reform of the 1976 Toxic Substance Control Act. This law requires the EPA to systematically prioritize and assess the tens of thousands of existing chemicals. We support many aspects of the proposed rule on EPA’s steps for prioritization, but want to caution the EPA against designating chemicals as low-priority primarily because there is little information about risks.

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NCHR Comment to EPA Regarding Risk Evaluation Scoping Effort Under TSCA for Ten Chemical Substances

March 15, 2017. We strongly support efforts of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to improve chemical review, as required by the 2016 Frank H. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act. These first 10 chemical evaluations will set a precedent for future evaluations under this law. Therefore, it is imperative that the EPA adequately and appropriately evaluate these chemicals using sufficient, high quality information on harms, exposure, and conditions of use to evaluate the risks these chemicals pose to health.

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