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.
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.