March 1, 2010

Monthly Update for March 2010

EPA Issues Draft IRIS Risk Assessment On Inorganic Arsenic: On February 19, 2010, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a 60-day public comment period for a draft document entitled Toxicological Review of Inorganic Arsenic: In Support of the Summary Information on the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) (EPA/635/R-10/001) (Toxicological Review of Inorganic Arsenic). 75 Fed. Reg. 7477. The draft document was prepared by the National Center for Environmental...
February 1, 2010

Monthly Update for February 2010

TSCA/FIFRA/NTP EPA Announces New Practice Regarding CBI: On January 21, 2010, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a new practice concerning confidential business information (CBI) claims for substantial risk information submitted to EPA under Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Section 8(e). 75 Fed. Reg. 3462. According to EPA’s announcement, if a chemical substance is listed on the public portion of the TSCA Inventory, EPA expects a company submitting a health...
January 1, 2010

Monthly Update for January 2010

TSCA/FIFRA/NTP/EPCRA EPA Announces Peer Review Workshop On 1,1,2,2-Tetrachloroethane — On December 17, 2009, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the scheduling of an external scientific peer review workshop to review the external review draft document titled, “Toxicological Review of 1,1,2,2-Tetrachloroethane: In Support of Summary Information on the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)” (EPA/635/R-09/001). 74 Fed. Reg. 66963. The draft document...
December 1, 2009

Monthly Update for December 2009

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. extends its best wishes to our clients and many friends and we wish you and your family a happy, healthy, and peaceful New Year. TSCA/FIFRA/NTP/EPCRA EPA Issues Technical Amendment Of Cross-Media Electronic Reporting Rule — On November 17, 2009, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) amended the Final Cross-Media Electronic Reporting Rule (CROMERR) to exclude from the regulation all documents and information submitted electronically to EPA by...
November 1, 2009

Monthly Update for November 2009

TSCA/FIFRA/NTP/EPCRA EPA Issues Notice For External Peer Review Draft Of Recommended Toxicity Equivalency Factors (TEF) For Dioxin And Dioxin-Like Compounds — On October 16, 2009, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced plans to convene an independent panel of experts to organize and conduct an external peer review meeting to review the draft document titled “Recommended Toxicity Equivalency Factors (TEFs) for Human Health Risk Assessments of Dioxin and Dioxin-Like...
October 1, 2009

Monthly Update for October 2009

TSCA/FIFRA/NTP/EPCRA Ecology Center Creates Consumer Product Website — On September 16, 2009, the nonprofit environmental organization Ecology Center rolled out a new website designed to provide consumers with test data on common products. The new site, http://www.HealthyStuff.org, provides information on chemicals in common products. The site provides more than 15,000 test results on more than 5,000 common items, including pet products, women’s handbags, back-to-school...
September 1, 2009

Monthly Update for September 2009

TSCA/FIFRA/NTP/EPCRA Reporting Year 2008 Preliminary TRI Data Now Available Through The TRI Website – On August 19, 2009, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Program announced that EPA has released preliminary TRI data for reporting year 2008. EPA took the “unprecedented step” of releasing the raw data prior to its completing its data analysis. EPA states that it plans to analyze the data and publish the national analysis once it is completed....