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6 March 2014
EPA announces the availability of preliminary materials (literature search and search strategy, evidence tables, and exposure-response figures) for diethyl phthalate (DEP) and hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) for public review and comment. This announcement comes with a special message from the IRIS Program. These chemicals will be discussed at the IRIS bimonthly public meeting scheduled for April 23-24th in Arlington, Virginia. Registration is open.
26 February 2014
EPA is confirming the dates for the April 2014 IRIS Bimonthly Meeting to be held April 23-24, 2014 in Arlington, VA. At this upcoming meeting, the IRIS Program will explore a new format intended to promote public discussion of key issues for several assessments under development. The new format is responsive to public comments heard at the December 2013 bimonthly public meeting and reflects the Program’s continuing evolution in response to public comments and peer review advice.
20 February 2014
SAVE THE DATE! April 29-30 (tentative): EPA will host a workshop to discuss several scientific issues related to its draft Integrated Risk Information System assessment of formaldehyde (inhalation exposure). The workshop will focus on three areas: (1) Epidemiological research examining the potential association between formaldehyde exposure and lymphohematopoietic cancers (leukemia and lymphomas); (2) Mechanistic evidence relevant to formaldehyde inhalation exposure and these types of cancers; and (3) Evidence pertaining to the influence of formaldehyde that is produced endogenously (by the body during normal biological processes) on the toxicity of inhaled formaldehyde, and implications for the health assessment. We will confirm the workshop dates in the very near future. Additionally, we anticipate posting a draft agenda in early March and a final agenda by late March.
12 February 2014
To provide the public with additional time to prepare, EPA is rescheduling the February 18-20, 2014, meeting of the Science Advisory Board (SAB) Chemical Assessment Advisory Committee (CAAC). The purpose of this public meeting is for the SAB CAAC to peer review the draft IRIS assessments of ammonia and trimethylbenzenes (1,2,3-, 1,2,4- and 1,3,5-trimethylbenzene) to provide advice to the Agency through the chartered SAB. Rescheduling the meeting is responsive to stakeholder requests, will provide the public with additional time to prepare for the meeting, and is consistent with the IRIS Program’s practice of providing approximately two months advance notice of its public meetings and the SAB’s commitment to provide at least 45 days advanced notice of meetings. The EPA SAB staff office will reschedule the peer reviews of these draft assessments. Additional information will be provided in the near future.
30 January 2014
EPA's Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces three public meetings. The SAB Chemical Assessment Advisory Committee (CAAC) and additional experts will meet in a plenary session to learn about new enhancements to the EPA's process for IRIS health assessments for chemicals.
[Federal Register Notice: Jan 30, 2013]
29 January 2014
EPA's Science Advisory Board (SAB) is announcing a request for nominations for experts to augment the SAB Chemical Assessment Advisory Committee (CAAC) for the review of the EPA's Draft IRIS Assessment for benzo[a]pyrene (BaP).
[Federal Register Notice Jan 28, 2014]
16 January 2014
In response to public comments heard at the December bimonthly public meeting, EPA is canceling the February 26-27, 2014, IRIS bimonthly public meeting to allow time to prepare additional materials that will promote more robust discussions at future public meetings.
7 January 2014
EPA posted the presentations from the IRIS Bimonthly Meeting that was held December 2013.