This article is brought to you by Bloomberg BNA concerning data received by the EPA on chemicals for risk assessment.
Chemical manufacturers provide EPA data on half of the chemicals for which it sought information for risk assessments in 2013 and 2014.
“Submissions have been received and posted to the docket on 1,1,2-trichloroethane, 1,2-dichloroethane, 4-tert-octylphenol, the four ethanone fragrance chemicals, 2,6-di-tert-butyl-4-sec-butylphenol, and 1-bromopropane,” EPA said in a Sept. 27 response to emailed questions. The agency has not posted additional information since that date.
“All of the information being received is being placed in docket EPA-HQ-OPPT-2011-0516 unless there are copyright concerns or claims of confidential business information,” EPA said.
The 18 chemicals were selected from a list of 83 compounds for which EPA’s Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT) plans to conduct risk assessments over the next several years (36 CRR 269, 3/5/12).
OPPT’s risk assessment effort is part of the agency’s initiative, announced in 2009, to increase its examinations of chemicals that are on the U.S. market and to regulate them when necessary (33 CRR 993, 10/12/09).
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