EPA Webinars Held
EPA has held several consultations to gather stakeholder input on reducing risks from several chemicals assessed under the TSCA Work Plan, including trichloroethylene (TCE) and the paint removers NMP and methylene chloride:
EPA is using a multi-pronged strategy to ensure the safety of chemicals, recognizing that the current chemicals management law, the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), needs to be strengthened.
EPA’s three-part strategy for addressing potential risks from existing chemicals includes:
- Identifying chemicals for risk assessment and taking actions as appropriate. Read about EPA’s TSCA Work Plan Chemicals and risk management actions for individual chemicals.
- Increasing opportunities for industry to move toward using safer chemicals, such as those described in EPA’s Safer Choice and Green Chemistry programs.
- Increasing public access to data on chemicals that have been developed by EPA and, or provided by industry. Learn about EPA's ChemView and its transparency efforts.
In September 2009, EPA issued Essential Principles for Reform of Chemicals Management Legislation to help inform efforts underway in Congress to reauthorize and significantly strengthen the effectiveness of TSCA.
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