Event overview

Topics Covered:

Section 4 Chemical Testing

EPA’s new more flexible and strengthened legal authority for testing and how it might be used to support:

  • Section 5 needs and purposes
  • Section 6 prioritization and Risk Evaluation (RE) processes

Effect of the animal welfare provision

 Section 5 New Chemicals and Significant New Uses (NC/SNU)

Effect of changes to Section 5, including the requirements that EPA make an affirmative determination on all Section 5 notices

Explanation of the new Section 5 process to regulate NC/SNUs and associated legal/policy implications

Section 6 Prioritization, RE, and Risk Management (RM) of Existing Chemicals

Details of the process, approaches, and legal requirements that must be met for each of:

  • Prioritization
  • RE
  • RM