Extension of Comment Period to Jan. 10 for Alternative Testing Methods Strategy Under TSCA

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Extension of Comment Period to Jan. 10 for Alternative Testing Methods Strategy Under TSCA

Source: 12/29/17 EPA email

The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act amended Section 4(h) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to require EPA to develop a Strategic Plan by June 22, 2018, to promote the development and implementation of alternative test methods and strategies to reduce, refine or replace vertebrate animal testing.

On November 2nd, 2017, EPA held a public meeting and opened a comment period to obtain input from interested parties and the public on the Agency’s development of the Strategic Plan to promote the development and implementation of alternative test methods and strategies to reduce, refine or replace vertebrate animal testing under TSCA. EPA believes this early feedback will be important in developing a strong Strategic Plan. Strategic Plan goals and objectives and other meeting materials are available at: https://www.epa.gov/assessing-and-managing-chemicals-under-tsca/materials-meeting-alternative-test-methods-and

EPA is extending the comment period associated with the public meeting from January 3, 2018, to January 10, 2018. Interested parties may provide written comments to docket EPA-HQ-OPPT-2017-0559 at www.regulations.gov: https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=EPA-HQ-OPPT-2017-0559

The Agency will consider input from the meeting and from written comments to develop a draft Strategic Plan that will be shared with the public for comment. 

 

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