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Posted on behalf of the authors, Michael Ierardi and Dr. Marisa Kreider.

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Posted on behalf of authors Michael Ierardi and Claire McMenamy.

TSCA Stakeholder Meeting for Risk Assessment and Risk Prioritization- Will Your Business be Ready?

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) held two public meetings to gather input that will inform a proposed rule to establish a risk-based process for chemical prioritization (August 10), in addition to its process for conducting risk evaluations to determine whether a chemical presents an unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment under TSCA section 6(b) (August 9).

By June 2017, EPA must decide on a risk-based screening process for evaluating new and existing chemicals. The previous “unreasonable risk” standard will be replaced by the “safety standard” for regulating chemicals, which will consider both hazard and exposure in a risk-based approach that is protective of human health and the environment.

During these meetings, stakeholders from government, private industry, academia, non-governmental organizations, as well as medical professionals, offered feedback regarding their suggestions and concerns. Cardno ChemRisk scientists, Dr. Denise Hill and Ms. Claire McMenamy, attended the meetings, and offer the following observations, as well as the selected comments, repeatedly offered by multiple stakeholders:

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Cardno ChemRisk scientist, Denise Hill, will be attending the August 9th and August 10th public meetings hosted by the EPA regarding the amended Toxic Substances Control Act.

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) is currently soliciting feedback for its Draft Guidelines for Human Exposure Assessment. The current guidance document for human exposure assessment, Guidelines for Exposure Assessment, was published in 1992 and incorporates exposure assessment knowledge that was formulated in the 1970s and 1980s. The updated guidelines expand upon topics currently included in the guidance document, including planning and scoping for an exposure assessment, data acquisition and use, modeling, and consideration of uncertainty. New information regarding planning and conducting an observational human exposure measurement study, as well as considerations of different life stages and sensitive populations in exposure assessments, have also been added to the guidelines. The deadline to submit comments on the draft document is February 22, 2016.

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