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EPA to Hold Public Meeting on TSCA New Chemicals Program

For Release: November 15, 2019

EPA is holding a public meeting on December 10, 2019, to engage with interested stakeholders on the implementation of EPA’s Toxics Substances Control Act (TSCA) New Chemicals program. At the meeting, EPA will:

  • provide an overview of EPA’s updated “Working Approach” document,
  • demonstrate how EPA has used concepts in the Working Approach to reach conclusions and make determinations,
  • update confidential business information process improvements and clarifications, and
  • discuss its progress on transparency in the TSCA New Chemicals program.

By the end of the year, EPA will announce the availability of the updated “Working Approach” document and provide an opportunity for written public comment on the document. Feedback from the public meeting and comments received will help inform the Agency’s ongoing efforts to improve the way the Agency reviews new chemicals under TSCA.

EPA is committed to increasing transparency in our new chemicals program and values all stakeholder feedback. Engaging with stakeholders on our continued implementation of this important program will enhance overall understanding of EPA’s technical review and help ensure submissions move efficiently through the review process. 

The December 10th meeting will be held at 1201 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20460 and via webinar.

Register Now

Members of the public may register to speak at the meeting and share their views by selecting one of the “Attend and speak” options. Please register to speak by December 6, 2019. Attendees that do not wish to speak at the meeting can select one of the “Attend and listen-only” options. While on-site registration for both attendance and speaking will be permitted, priority will be given to those who pre-register by the deadline.

Read the prepublication copy of the federal register notice