EPA Announces the Availability of the September 10-12, 2019 TSCA SACC Meeting Minutes and Final Report
For Release: December 16, 2019
The meeting minutes and final report for the September 10-12, 2019, Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals (SACC) in-person meeting regarding the “Draft Risk Evaluation for 1-Bromopropane (1-BP),” is now available.
The minutes and final report document is posted at the SACC meeting web page at www.epa.gov/tsca-peer-review/peer-review-draft-risk-evaluation-1-bromopropane. The document will also be available in the docket at www.regulations.gov with docket ID number: EPA-HQ-OPPT-2019-0235 shortly.
EPA is in the process of reviewing the report and will begin to determine how we will use the findings to finalize the risk evaluations for 1-Bromopropane.
The TSCA SACC serves as a primary scientific peer review mechanism of EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention and is structured to provide independent scientific advice and recommendations to the EPA on the scientific basis for risk assessments, methodologies, and pollution prevention measures and approaches for chemicals regulated under the Toxic Substances Control Act .
Peer review is an integral part of our risk evaluation process. It increases transparency and public involvement and provides EPA with advice from the diverse perspectives and expertise of our Committee. TSCA mandates that the risk evaluations use the best available science and weight of the scientific evidence. A key factor for the Agency to consider in employing the best available science is the extent of independent verification or peer review of the information. This defines the critical role of the SACC.