EPA Releases Draft Risk Evaluations for Initial Chemicals Undergoing Evaluation Under Amended TSCA
On July 1, 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of draft risk evaluations for two substances that are among the initial chemicals for which risk evaluations are being conducted under the amended Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).
With its amending via the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, Section 6 of TSCA dictates that the EPA must conduct risk evaluations to determine if a chemical poses an unreasonable risk to health or the environment under its use conditions, including whether the chemical presents an unreasonable risk to potentially susceptible or exposed subpopulations. The first 10 chemicals slated for risk evaluation by the Agency include:
- Carbon Tetrachloride
- 1, 4 Dioxane
- Cyclic Aliphatic Bromide Cluster (HBCD)
- Methylene Chloride
- Pigment Violet 29
Cyclic aliphatic bromide cluster (HBCD) and 1,4-dioxane, are among the initial chemicals for which risk evaluations are being released by the EPA.
|Chemical Name||Description and Key Facts||Initial Risk Determination from EPA|
|cyclic aliphatic bromide cluster (HBCD)|
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
In the case of both chemicals, the Agency has noted that its initial risk determinations may be revised as its assessments become increasingly refined.
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