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      Prioritization process important first step toward achieving world-class chemical management system

      Today, I am pleased to announce ACC’s development of a chemical prioritization process that should help improve our nation’s chemical management system under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

      We believe this system will help EPA create a clear process to determine which chemicals may require further scientific evaluation and which do not.

      Developing a prioritization process is an important first step toward improving TSCA because it will ensure that the EPA does not waste time and resources gathering information on chemicals that are already well-understood or evaluating chemicals that do not pose a significant risk to public health or the environment.

      We are announcing our prioritization system in advance of an EPA stakeholder meeting tomorrow. ACC experts will attend the forum to engage in a constructive dialogue on how prioritization can succeed under TSCA.

      It is our hope that the process announced today will positively inform these discussions and EPA’s path forward in developing a prioritization process that is science-based and transparent.

      Please take a look at the supporting materials on our proposed system below, and as always, we welcome and encourage your input in the comments below. [hr]

      Release: ACC Proposes New System to Prioritize Chemicals for Review

      Fact Sheet: ACC Proposes New Prioritization Tool to Increase Effectiveness of EPA’s Chemical Review Process

      Visual Companion to the Proposed Prioritization Tool

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