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Antimony Trioxide TSCA Chemical Risk Assessment; Notice of Public Meetings and Opportunity to Comment

09/25/13

Source: EPA
Related Topics: Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) US Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing the proposed expert panel and meeting dates for an independent, scientific peer review of the TSCA Workplan Chemical Risk Assessment for Antimony Trioxide (ATO) http://www.ofr.gov/OFRUpload/OFRData/2013-23634_PI.pdf .  The peer review meetings will be available by web connect and teleconference on October 16, 2013, from 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM EDT; October 31, 2013, from 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT; and November 14, 2013, from 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST.
 
EPA will consider the peer review report, recommendations from the peer panel, and public comments when it finalizes the TSCA Risk Assessment for Antimony Trioxide.  If potential risks are indicated in the revised risk assessment following peer review and public comment, the Agency will evaluate and pursue appropriate risk reduction actions, as warranted. If an assessment indicates negligible risk, EPA will conclude its current work on assessment of those specified targeted uses of that chemical.  This draft risk assessment is part of EPA’s TSCA Work Plan effort, which identifies chemicals for risk assessment over the coming years. Please see the Federal Register notice for further details.
 
Upcoming Deadlines:
  • Participation in peer review meetings ; register no later than 11:59 PM, EDT, on October 13, 2013.  To register on-line, go to www.scgcorp.com/ATO2013 ;
  • Comments on conflict of interest: although the date in the Federal Register notice is October 18, 2013, to ensure timely consideration of comments on potential conflict of interest for proposed panel members, please send comments by October 10th to Stan Barone in EPA's Office of  Pollution Prevention and Toxics, at barone.stan@epa.gov, and to the Docket – Antimony Trioxide (EPA-HQ-OPPT-2012-0724) ;
  • Comments on the ATO draft risk assessment: submit comments on or before November 7, 2013.






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