EPA Releases Second Set of Draft Scope Documents for Remaining High-Priority Substances – Update from Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

On April 17, 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the draft scope documents for the remaining seven of the 20 chemicals designated as high-priority substances for risk evaluation under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).  The draft scope documents include the proposed conditions of use, hazards, exposures, and the potentially exposed or susceptible subpopulations EPA expects to consider in the risk evaluations.  The documents also include:  a description of the reasonably available information and the science approaches that EPA plans to use; a conceptual model that outlines the potential hazards and exposures throughout the life cycle of the chemical; an analysis plan to identify the approaches and methods that EPA plans to use to assess health and environmental factors; and a potential plan for peer review. For more information, please read the full memorandum.

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