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EPA reschedules virtual peer review of draft risk evaluation for asbestos

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Washington — The Environmental Protection Agency has moved to June 8-11 a Toxic Substances Control Act Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals virtual peer review of an EPA draft risk evaluation that states asbestos, a known human carcinogen, presents an unreasonable health risk to workers under certain conditions.

According to a notice published in the May 15 Federal Register, the meeting initially was slated for April 27-30 but was postponed because of “changes in the availability of members for this peer review.”

SACC meetings are a requirement of the Toxic Substances Control Act, which was amended by the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act for the 21st Century.

 

Online registration is required to attend the peer review. Registrants will receive a webcast meeting link and audio teleconference information. Requests to speak during the peer review and comments on the draft risk evaluation are due June 2.

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