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3 May 2013
EPA announced a revised External Draft Toxicological Review for Methanol (noncancer) for public viewing and comments. Comments must be received on or before June 17, 2013. [Federal Register Notice: May 03, 2013]
1 May 2013
EPA announced that several scientific workshops will be held this summer/fall. Stay tuned for more announcements!
1 May 2013
EPA is seeking public input on specific topics related to systematic review of scientific studies and suggested speakers on this topic. This is part of EPA's plan to develop and implement approaches to improve the fundamental science of its assessments and to increase transparency and clarity in evaluating evidence and drawing conclusions. EPA will use this input to inform the development of one or more public workshops that will take place in the summer or fall of 2013 and will focus on issues related to the use of a systematic review process for evaluating potential health hazards of chemical exposures. Suggestions must be received on or before May 31, 2013.
4 April 2013
The National Research Council (NRC) hosts a Second Inorganic Arsenic Meeting
2 April 2013
EPA's SAB Chemical Assessment Advisory Committee meets to discuss next steps to advise the IRIS program on upcoming toxicological reviews.
5 February 2013
IRISTrack Schedule Updates
EPA's IRIS Program is announcing updated schedules for several chemicals in the assessment development process. The chemical assessments with new schedules represent a subset of the entire IRIS agenda. These schedules incorporate additional stakeholder engagement early in the assessment development process. For several assessments that have already undergone public comment and external peer review, the schedules reflect EPA's decision to obtain further public comment and external peer review of the revisions due to the nature of the peer review comments. Finally, some schedules reflect assessments that will undergo external peer review by EPA's newly formed Science Advisory Board Chemical Assessment Advisory Committee. Additional schedules will be released in the near future. The release of these schedules represents the IRIS Program's continuing efforts to improve the assessment development process, meet the needs of the American public, and meet our goal to complete the IRIS assessments in a timely manner.
30 January 2013
EPA Materials submitted to the National Research Council committee reviewing the IRIS assessment development process.
30 January 2013
Publication: Final Review Report Available on the Toxicological Review of Libby Amphibole Asbestos
EPA's Science Advisory Board has released the final report on the "Review of EPA's Draft Assessment Entitled Toxicological Review of Libby Amphibole Asbestos (August 2011)."
25 January 2013
EPA's Science Advisory Board announces the establishment of the Chemical Assessment Advisory Committee (CAAC) for review of IRIS Assessments. The charter of the new CAAC committee is to provide advice regarding Toxicological Reviews of environmental chemicals available on EPA’s Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS). EPA will also consult with the committee on questions regarding the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) Program. This action continues the agency’s efforts to further strengthen the IRIS program. See the original November 18, 2011 press release announcement.
18 January 2013
National Research Council (NRC) hosted a public workshop on planning and scoping for the inorganic arsenic assessment on January 24-25, 2013. The NRC held a public workshop in Washington DC, on guidance for and review of EPA's IRIS Toxicological Review of Inorganic Arsenic.