On March 20, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the 20 High Priority and 20 Low Priority chemicals to begin the prioritization process under Section 6(b) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The EPA has provided the list of chemicals with a brief explanation of basis and are encouraging interested parties to utilize the 90-day comment period to submit relevant information that will assist the EPA in making their decision about what further action for each chemical is warranted.
The EPA will use the stakeholder feedback regarding the High Priority chemicals during their three-year risk evaluation process to ensure that any identified risks to human health and the environment are addressed. There will also be a similar process for Low Priority chemicals.
The Household & Commercial Products Association (HCPA) would like to thank the EPA for their diligent efforts to implement the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act.
To review the list of High and Low Priority chemicals released by the EPA, please click here.