EPA Draft Risk Evaluation for 1-BP – Update from Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

EPA Draft Risk Evaluation for 1-BP Finds Unreasonable Risks to Workers, Occupational Non-Users, Consumers, and Bystanders under Certain Specific Uses

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released on August 9, 2019, the draft risk evaluation for 1-bromopropane (1-BP), the fourth of the first ten chemicals undergoing risk evaluation under the amended Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The draft risk evaluation states that there could be unreasonable risks to workers, occupational non-users, consumers, and bystanders under certain conditions of use. EPA did not find unreasonable risk to the environment under any of the conditions of use. Because the TSCA Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals (SACC) will be peer reviewing the draft risk evaluation at its September 10-12, 2019, meeting, EPA requests comments on the draft risk evaluation by August 30, 2019. EPA will continue to accept comments on the draft risk evaluations until October 11, 2019.

For more information on the draft risk evaluation, please read the full memorandum by clicking here.