Letter on Revising New Chemical Review Process

On September 20, 2021, we sent a letter to the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, offering recommendations regarding the process by which EPA makes scientific judgments about the risks of new chemicals subject to premanufacture notification (PMN) under section 5 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Given the importance of ensuring confidence in the new chemical review process, we recommended revisions to enhance transparency, facilitate dispute resolution, and ensure the scientific integrity of new chemical safety decisions.

Read the letter.