EPA to Hold Public Meeting on Collecting Chemical Use Information

On February 14, EPA will hold a public meeting to receive public input and information on uses and conditions of use for the initial ten chemicals to be evaluated under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), as amended by the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act.  Information on uses and the conditions of use will assist EPA in identifying potential exposure scenarios for the ten chemicals.

In preparation for the public meeting, EPA is making available the preliminary summaries of information collected thus far on the manufacturing (including importing), processing, distribution in commerce, use, and disposal of the initial ten chemicals subject to risk evaluation under TSCA.

These documents contain publicly available information submitted to EPA, including Chemical Data Reporting and Toxics Release Inventory information, as well as information provided by a range of stakeholders the Agency consulted with, including other government agencies, states, NGOs, manufacturers, users, and from the published literature.

The information summaries are available on EPA’s web site and in the public dockets for each chemical.

The meeting will be held on February 14, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Polaris Room, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20004.

To participate, please register online:  https://tscachemicaluse.eventbrite.com  The meeting will also be available by remote access for registered participants.  EPA has also established public dockets for those who wish to submit information.  Written comments and materials will also be accepted and should be submitted before March 15, 2017.

Read more about managing chemicals under TSCA.

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