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US EPA Identifies First 10 Chemicals For Risk Evaluations Under Amended TSCA

On November 29, US Environmental Protection Agency announced the first 10 chemicals it will evaluate for potential risks to human health and the environment under the recently amended Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). US EPA will evaluate the 10 chemicals to determine whether they “present an unreasonable risk of injury” to health or the environment “under the conditions of use.” 

Chemicals, BeakersWithin six months, US EPA must release a scoping document for each of these 10 chemicals, which includes the hazards, exposures, conditions of use and the potentially exposed or susceptible subpopulations that US EPA plans to consider in the risk evaluation. US EPA must complete the risk evaluations within three years (although the Agency may extend the deadline for up to six months if additional data or testing is needed). 

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Steve Owens focuses his practice on environmental, safety and health issues. From 2009 until November 30, 2011, Steve served as the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Assistant Administrator, Office of Chemical Safety & Pollution Prevention. Appointed by President Obama and unanimously confirmed by the US Senate, Steve was responsible for managing US regulatory and scientific programs on pesticides and industrial chemicals including nanotechnology and biotechnology under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA); Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and...

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