EPA Posts Presentations from Meeting on New Chemicals Collaborative Research Program
By Lynn L. Bergeson and Carla N. Hutton
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) held a virtual public meeting on April 20-21, 2022, to provide an overview of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) New Chemicals Collaborative Research Program and give stakeholders an opportunity to provide input. As described in EPA’s draft document entitled “Modernizing the Process and Bringing Innovative Science to Evaluate New Chemicals Under TSCA,” the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) proposes to develop and implement a multi-year collaborative research program focused on approaches for performing risk assessments on new chemical substances under TSCA. EPA has posted the following presentations from the April 20-21, 2022, meeting:
- Louis (Gino) Scarano, Ph.D., New Chemicals Division, “Collaborative Research Program to Modernize the Process and Bring Innovative Science to Evaluate New Chemical[s] Under TSCA: Current Approaches and Opportunities.” Cathy Fehrenbacher, EPA, co-authored the slides.
- Katie Paul Friedman, Ph.D., Office of Research and Development (ORD), “Collaborative Research Program to Modernize the Process and Bring Innovative Science to Evaluate New Chemicals Under TSCA.”
- Warren Casey, Ph.D., DABT, Division of the National Toxicology Program, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, “NIH Collaborators: NIEHS DNTP and NCATS DPI.”
More information on the meeting is available in our April 22, 2022, memorandum, and more information on EPA’s draft document is available in our March 14, 2022, memorandum. Written comments on the draft document are due May 10, 2022.