EPA Accepting Public Comments for Candidates under Consideration for TSCA SACC Membership
By Lynn L. Bergeson and Carla N. Hutton
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is accepting public comments for all candidates under consideration for membership on the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals (SACC). Biographies for all candidates are available in Docket ID EPA-HQ-OPPT-2020-0135. When providing comments, EPA states that stakeholders should not submit electronically any information considered to be confidential business information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Comments are due October 30, 2020. EPA will use public comments to assist in selecting multiple members of the SACC over the next year.
EPA anticipates appointing approximately 15 members to the SACC by March 2021. EPA notes that current SACC members are eligible for reappointment during this period. Therefore, the appointments completed by March 2021 may include a mix of newly appointed and reappointed members.