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Reassessment of PCB Use Authorizations: Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

04/08/10

Source: SOCMA
Related Topics: Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) US Environmental Protection Agency

Yesterday EPA issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) on the Agency's potential reassessment of its current authorizations for PCB use and distribution in commerce.  Comments are due on the ANPR on or before July 6, 2010.  EPA will hold a series of public meetings around the country to provide stakeholders with the opportunity to provide comments, data and information on certain areas of the PCB regulations under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

The public meetings will take place in the following locations:

  • New York, NY, on May 4, 2010, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the EPA Region 2 offices, 290 Broadway, 27th Floor, Room 2735 (Conference Room A).
  • Chicago, IL, on May 18, 2010, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00p.m. The meeting will be held at the EPA Region 5 offices, 77 West Jackson Blvd., Lake Michigan Room (12th Floor).
  • Atlanta, GA, on May 25, 2010, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the EPA Region 4 offices, Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center, 61 Forsyth Street, SW, Rooms 9D and 9E.
  • Washington, DC, on May 27, 2010, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at EPA Headquarters, EPA East, 1201 Constitution Avenue, NW, Room 1153.

For more information on these public meetings, contact Christine Zachek (Email address: zachek.christine@epa.gov; telephone: 202-566-2219) of the National Program Chemicals Division in the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics.  Persons interested in presenting comments at any of the above scheduled meetings are encouraged to contact Ms. Zachek at least 10 days prior to the meeting.
 







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