IRIS Bimonthly Public Meeting (December 2013)
UPDATE: EPA announced that the presentation materials from the December meeting are now available.
EPA hosted a Bimonthly IRIS public meeting to provide an opportunity for the public to give input and participate in an open discussion regarding preliminary materials that were prepared for IRIS chemicals prior to the development of the draft assessment. This included the following chemicals:
- ethyl tert-butyl ether (ETBE)
- tert-butyl alcohol (tert-butanol)
- hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine (RDX)
This meeting was also an opportunity for the public to provide input and discussion on draft assessments and draft charges to the peer review panel prior to external peer review for the following chemicals:
- ethylene oxide (EtO)
- benzo[a]pyrene (BaP)
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 is 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 provided 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 will help inform the development of the draft IRIS assessments. [Federal Register Notice: Aug 9, 2013]
The meeting was held on December 12-13, 2013 from 9:30 - 5:30pm Eastern Time.
The meeting was held in the EPA Conference Center at 2777 South Crystal Drive, Arlington, Virginia, 22202. The meeting was also available by webinar/teleconference.