This comment letter, submitted on December 11, 2017, outlines ECOS’ recommendations to U.S. EPA on the chemical data reporting (CDR) requirements for the inorganic byproduct chemical substances negotiated rulemaking process and on the associated Federal Advisory Committee. ECOS also submitted an appendix to the comments, here, which discusses options considered by the negotiated rulemaking committee…
This letter and corresponding document contain ECOS’ comments on U.S. EPA’s draft Fiscal Year (FY) 2018-2019 National Program Manager (NPM) Guidances for the OLEM, OAR, OCSPP, OW, OEI, OITA, OECA, and NEPPS offices.
This resolution encourages support for sustainable and green chemistry and the promotion of alternatives assessment.
Below is the charter establishing ECOS’ Toxic Substances Reduction Workgroup, which will fall under the auspices of the Cross-Media Committee.
In this resolution, ECOS urges EPA to ensure it has resources to implement TSCA reform; urges timely consultation and coordination with states on prioritization of chemicals for risk evaluation, and implementation of risk determinations; and urges states and EPA to maintain a dialogue so that proper regulation of chemicals is not limited by preemption, confidential…
In this resolution, ECOS requests that the federal government work with states on fish consumption advisories for mercury, to collect data on mercury use and supply, to research mercury alternatives and pollution controls, to minimize preemption of state or local mercury programs under TSCA, and to implement strategic approaches to reduce mercury in the environment.…
ECOS submitted the attached comments in response to the Federal Register notice seeking input on the development of processes for risk evaluation under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) as amended by the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act.
This flow chart acts as a quick guide to preemption in the Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act.
This press statement was released on June 22, 2016 announcing state group support for the collaborative efforts that led to the enactment of the “Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act.”