EPA releases 1st annual report under revised TSCA

Scoping documents scheduled for June 19, 2017

Posted February 21, 2017

EPA released the first annual report on risk evaluations as required under the amended Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). According to the report, EPA has begun work on the risk evaluations for the first ten chemicals. The evaluations are to determine whether the chemical substances present an unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment. These chemicals are:

  1. 1, 4 Dioxane
  2. 1-Bromopropane
  3. Asbestos
  4. Carbon Tetrachloride
  5. Cyclic Aliphatic Bromide Cluster (HBCD)
  6. Methylene Chloride
  7. N-Methylpyrolidone
  8. Pigment Violet 29
  9. Trichloroethylene
  10. Tetrachloroethylene

Under the revised TSCA, EPA must issue a scoping document within six months from the date of the initiation of a risk evaluation. This document must include the hazards, exposures, conditions of use, and the potentially exposed or susceptible subpopulations to be considered in the evaluation. EPA plans to publish the scoping document for each of the initial ten chemicals by June 19, 2017.

Read the report on the EPA website.


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