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Find notifications (by year) of new IRIS Summary and Toxicological Review postings to IRIS, Federal Register notices, peer review meetings and other announcements about the IRIS Program and Web site. If you like to receive notifications of Recent Addition items, please contact us.

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02 July 2015

EPA has released additional information on the epigenetics and cumulative risk workshop to be held on September 2-3, 2015.  The purpose of the workshop is to examine the state-of-the-science with respect to the role of the environment in inducing epigenetic changes in the regulation of gene expression, with an emphasis on exposure to both chemical and non-chemical stressors. The public is invited to provide comments on the scope of the workshop and nominate experts to participate in the workshop discussions. Comments and nominations are requested by July 17, 2015.

15 June 2015

EPA has posted a summary table providing history and current status information for active IRIS assessments in place of IRISTrack. Included is a memo from the IRIS Program. Updated status information will be provided periodically until the redesigned IRIS website is launched.

03 June 2015

EPA has posted the agenda for the June 17-18, 2015 IRIS public science meeting on the scoping and problem formulation materials for the PCB assessment (effects other than cancer).  Registration is open until June 12 to attend in person and until the day of the meeting to attend by webinar.

01 May 2015

EPA is announcing the availability of the most recent IRIS Progress Report and Report to Congress. This report, responsive to language in the 2014 Consolidated Appropriations Act and submitted to Congress on February 6, 2015, provides Congress, stakeholders, and the public with an update on the implementation of recommendations from the National Research Council (NRC).

21 April 2015

EPA announced several upcoming science workshops to discuss and evaluate topics in risk assessment that are designed to engage the broader scientific community, interested stakeholders, and the public. These workshops will not only inform ongoing work within NCEA, but also enhance our understanding of current scientific challenges that may be addressed through new research. Four workshops are currently planned in 2015-2016.

17 April 2015

EPA has posted scoping and problem formulation materials and key scientific topics specific to the IRIS assessment for PCBs (effects other than cancer), for the June 17-18 IRIS public science meeting. Meeting registration is now open.

30 March 2015

The National Academies' National Research council (NRC) is accepting nominations for experts to participate in the June 2015 IRIS public science meeting on PCBs. The Nominations may be submitted until April 13, 2015 at the NRC website.

18 March 2015

EPA announced the availability of preliminary discussion topics specific to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) for the upcoming June IRIS public science meeting scheduled for June 17-18, 2015 in Arlington, Virginia.

13 March 2015

EPA has posted the presentations from the February bimonthly science meeting.

11 March 2015

EPA announced two schedule adjustments for the remaining 2015 IRIS bimonthly meetings 1) the April 29-30, 2015 meeting is cancelled; and 2) the bimonthly meeting originally scheduled for September 2-3, 2015 will be moved to August 26-27, 2015. Save the September dates for a workshop that will be announced on the website shortly! The next bimonthly meeting is scheduled for June 17-18,2015 with materials to be posted in the near future.

06 February 2015

EPA released the agenda for the February 2015 IRIS Bimonthly Public Meeting on BBP, DIBP, and DBP. The deadline for registration and comments are posted on the meeting website.

16 January 2015

EPA's SAB-CAAC-Benzo[a]pyrene Panel announced two upcoming meetings: a public teleconference on March 4, 2015 to learn about the development of the Agency's draft IRIS assessment and to discuss draft charge questions for the peer review of the document; and then a face-to-face meeting on April 15-17, 2015 to conduct a peer review of the draft document, IRIS Toxicological Review of Benzo[a]pyrene (External Review Draft-September 2014).

14 January 2015

EPA released the preliminary materials for Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP) which will be discussed at the February 2015 IRIS Bimonthly Public Meeting.

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