Washington — The Environmental Protection Agency is seeking public comment on a draft risk evaluation that states the chemical substance Pigment Violet 29 “does not present an unreasonable risk of injury to human health or the environment,” according to a notice published in the Nov. 15 Federal Register.
Washington – Asbestos is one of the first 10 chemicals to be evaluated for potential health and environmental risks under the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, the Environmental Protection Agency announced on Nov. 29.
Washington – The Senate on Dec. 17 passed legislation that would reform the nation’s chemical safety laws by requiring the Environmental Protection Agency to make decisions based on how chemicals affect workers and other individuals.
Washington – The Environmental Protection Agency has added content and updated other features on ChemView, the agency’s online resource for information about chemicals regulated under the Toxic Substances Control Act.
Washington – A coalition of health, labor and environmental groups has filed a petition seeking to end chemical manufacturers’ ability to indefinitely maintain “confidentiality claims” for information submitted under the Environmental Protection Agency’s Toxic Substances Control Act.
Washington – It is unclear whether the Environmental Protection Agency’s approach to managing toxic chemicals will be successful in ensuring safety, an official from the Government Accountability Office recently told legislators.