EPA Issues Proposed Rule for Prioritizing Existing Chemicals for Risk Review - Proposed Four-Step Process Aims to Incentivize Early Information Submission

King & Spalding
Contact

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published its proposed rule for the prioritization of existing chemicals for the risk evaluation mandated under the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (LCSA). The LCSA granted EPA new authority to assess and manage the risk of existing chemicals, and it gave EPA one year to create regulations to fulfill this new authority, including a rule defining a risk-based screening process to designate existing chemicals as either high or low priority. In the proposed rule, EPA outlines four phases it intends to use to accomplish its prioritization task:

(1) Pre-Prioritization – The LCSA directs EPA to consider hazard, exposure, proximity to drinking water sources, potentially exposed or susceptible subpopulations, production volume, and conditions of use when it makes its designation. In order to ensure that EPA makes an appropriate designation, the proposed rule uses these factors in the pre-prioritization phase to narrow the pool of candidate chemicals. EPA will also consider whether the chemical...

Please see full Alert below for more information.

LOADING PDF: If there are any problems, click here to download the file.

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

© King & Spalding | Attorney Advertising

Written by:

King & Spalding
Contact
more
less

King & Spalding on:

Reporters on Deadline

"My best business intelligence, in one easy email…"

Your first step to building a free, personalized, morning email brief covering pertinent authors and topics on JD Supra:
*By using the service, you signify your acceptance of JD Supra's Privacy Policy.
Custom Email Digest
- hide
- hide

This website uses cookies to improve user experience, track anonymous site usage, store authorization tokens and permit sharing on social media networks. By continuing to browse this website you accept the use of cookies. Click here to read more about how we use cookies.