IRIS Bimonthly Public Meeting (February 2014)
UPDATE: 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 on why the EPA is conducting an assessment on study methods and quality that will promote more robust discussions at future public meetings.
Future Step-1 materials will include information about why EPA is undertaking an assessment, and will include information about study methods and quality that would be important in subsequent assessment development. These actions are responsive to recommendations received from the public during the December bimonthly meeting and should not delay the release of final IRIS assessments. Additional details for the next scheduled IRIS bimonthly meeting can be found on the public meeting calendar.
The objective of this public meeting was to obtain input from stakeholders and the public on the studies and data that may be used in assessments that are under development. Specifically, EPA was seeking input on preliminary materials including draft literature searches and associated search strategies, evidence tables, and exposure-response arrays for chemicals prior to the development of the IRIS assessments. Additionally, this meeting could allow the public an opportunity to engage in early discussions on draft IRIS assessments and draft charges to the peer review panels prior to external peer review. The discussions in this meeting give the opportunity to inform the development of the draft IRIS assessments.
The February 2014 meeting has been CANCELED.