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EPA Announces Rescheduled Meeting for Peer Review of the Draft Risk Evaluation for Asbestos

For Release: May 11, 2020

EPA is holding a rescheduled public meeting of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals (SACC) from June 8 to 11, 2020, to review the draft risk evaluation for asbestos. This public meeting will be virtual, with participation by phone and webcast only. There will be no in-person gathering for this meeting. The previously announced virtual meeting for the TSCA SACC to review the draft risk evaluation for asbestos (85 FR 18954) was postponed due to changes in the availability of members for this peer review.

The four-day meeting will be held from 10:00 a.m. to approximately 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, June 8 to 10, 2020; and from 11:30 am to approximately 5:00 pm Eastern Time on June 11, 2020 (as needed, updated times for each day may be provided in the meeting agenda that will be posted in the docket at [docket number EPA-HQ-OPPT-2019-0501] and the TSCA SACC website at

You must register online to receive the webcast meeting link and audio teleconference information for participation in this meeting. Please visit to register. You may register and participate as a listen-only attendee at any time up to the end of the meeting. Requests to make brief oral comments to the TSCA SACC during the virtual meeting should be submitted when registering online on or before noon (12:00 PM EDT) on June 2, 2020.

For additional information, please contact the Designated Federal Official (DFO) for this meeting, Dr. Diana Wong at