Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and harmful algal blooms (HABs) are two priority contaminants that states struggle to communicate the risks of. Most state environmental and health agencies have oversight of their water systems, and are responsible for implementing mitigation measures to reduce chemical exposure, protect public health, and communicate risks associated with contaminated water.…
This ECOS letter to U.S. EPA outlines questions states intend to raise at the agency’s National Leadership Summit to address Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS). Of upmost importance is the collective states’ view that the federal government should take a leadership role in protecting public health, informing citizens, and supporting state action to address these…
This letter details ECOS’ request for U.S. EPA to designate mercury and mercury compounds as priority chemicals under the Lautenberg Act.
These comments reflect state views on U.S. EPA’s draft guidance for access to TSCA Section 14(d)(4) Confidential Business Information.
This letter urges Congress to support retaining the U.S. EPA’s Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) Program’s funding and personnel with the Office of Research and Development (ORD). Retaining IRIS within ORD will help to ensure that state public health and environmental protection programs can continue to rely on IRIS’ invaluable and impartial health hazard assessments.
This letter outlines ECOS’ Comments submitted under Federal Docket EPA-HQ-OPPT-2017-0421 (82 FR 49564) on reporting requirements for the TSCA Mercury Inventory. ECOS urges EPA to adopt mercury reporting requirements for the TSCA Mercury Inventory that will ensure fulfillment of the statutory requirements under TSCA’s 2016 amendment, the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act.
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.