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PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD EXTENDED FOR CHEMICAL INFORMATION COLLECTION PROPOSAL
Release Date: 10/21/99
FOR RELEASE: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1999
PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD EXTENDED FOR CHEMICAL INFORMATION
EPA is extending the public comment period for the proposed amendments to a chemical reporting system to identify risk and exposure information for 9,000 chemicals currently used or produced in the United States. The public may submit comments on this proposal until Dec. 24, 1999. This proposal would require companies to provide additional data that would assist EPA and other organizations in identifying risks and exposure to chemicals in the workplace and in commerce. These data would allow EPA and other users to screen existing chemicals to identify potential risks and exposure. The proposed amendments would alter the existing Toxic Substances Control Act Inventory Update Rule (IUR) by adding exposure-related information on the use and manufacture of chemicals currently reported. The amendments also propose to collect information for currently exempt inorganic chemicals. In addition, EPA is proposing changes to the process for making and retaining confidential business information claims. The comment period for this proposal started on Aug. 26, 1999, the Federal Register publication date. For more information, see: https://www.epa.gov/opptintr/iuramend/ or contact Susan Krueger at 202-260-1713 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.