Risk evaluation scopes for the 20 priority chemicals listed under TCSA last year, including two chlorinated FRs and TPP, are open to comment to 26th May 2020. EPA identified in December 2019 twenty chemicals as “high priority” for risk evaluation under TSCA (Toxic Substances Control Act). These include eleven halogenated chemicals (of which two halogenated FRs, TCEP and TBBPA), six phthalates, formaldehyde, a fragrance ingredient, a rubber intermediate and the non-halogenated phosphorus ester FR TPP (triphenyl phosphate). EPA has now published “Draft Scope of the Risk Evaluation” documents for these twenty chemicals. These documents indicate which applications of the substances will be assessed for possible regulation. Public comment on the draft scope for TPP is open to 26th May 2020.
“Draft Scope Documents for High-Priority Chemicals Undergoing Risk Evaluation”, US EPA (TCSA) 3rd April 2020 https://www.epa.gov/assessing-and-managing-chemicals-under-tsca/draft-scope-documents-high-priority-chemicals-undergoing
Public consultation on the draft scope for TPP, open to 26th may 2020 https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=EPA-HQ-OPPT-2018-0458-0020