Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals (SACC) announced that it will hold the first meeting for Pigment Violet 29 (PV29), the first chemical of the initial 10 chemicals undergoing review between June 18-21 under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), as amended by the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (Lautenberg Act).
The SACC operates as an independent review of scientific material for the EPA to get the underlying PV29 risk assessment, including the hazard assessment, assessment of dose-response, exposure assessment, and risk characterization. Additionally, the committee meeting will include an orientation on TSCA and how the EPA is evaluating chemicals in commerce as directed by the Lautenberg Act. The EPA will use the scientific advice, information and recommendations from the SACC, as well as public comments, to inform the final risk evaluation.
The Household & Commercial Products Association’s (HCPA), Dr. Steve Bennett, Senior Vice President, Scientific Affairs, serves as a member of SACC and will participate in these meetings.
To learn more about the upcoming SACC meeting, click here.