The document below lays out EPA's near-term approach for identifying potential chemicals for prioritization and includes a longer-term risk-based approach for managing the larger TSCA chemical landscape. After the Federal Register notice publishes, EPA will accept comments on this longer-term strategy in docket EPA-HQ-OPPT-2018-0659 on www.regulations.gov until November 15, 2018.
The approach presented in this document reflects public input received at the December 2017 meeting and through the public docket for that meeting (EPA-HQ-OPPT-2017-0587). The Agency's response to public comments can be found below.
Also below is a prepublication version of the Federal Register notice announcing the availability of this document and the opening of several public dockets where the public can submit information on chemicals to be considered for prioritization. Learn more about submitting information TSCA work plan chemicals to inform prioritization.You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.
- A Working Approach for Identifying Potential Candidate Chemicals for Prioritization (PDF)(30 pp, 438 K, September 27, 2018)
- Pre-publication Version of the Federal Register Notice: A Working Approach for Identifying Potential Candidate Chemicals for Prioritization; Notice of Availability (PDF)(13 pp, 249 K)
- A Working Approach for Identifying Potential Candidate Chemicals for Prioritization Summary of Public Comments by Topic (PDF)(72 pp, 715 K, September 27, 2018)