Archive for August, 2015

CRE Files Comments on EPA’s Proposed Use of HTP and ToxCast as EDSP Screens

CRE’s comments included the following points.

First, CRE supports and commends EPA’s efforts to provide High Throughput Assays (HTP) and Toxicity Forecaster (ToxCast) as an alternative to the current EDSP Tier 1screening assays.

Second, EPA should not require products that have already undergone current Tier 1 screening to be rescreened and/or reevaluated through HTP and ToxCast.

Third, EPA should have another Science Advisory Panel review EPA’s conclusions about HTP/ToxCast and the Current Tier 1 uterotrophic screening assay.

State Pesticide Officials Meet

The Association of American Pesticide Control Officials/State FIFRA Issues Research and Evaluation Group, the Environmental Quality Issues and the Pesticides Operations and Management committees will hold a joint 2-day meeting, beginning on September 21, 2015 and ending September 22, 2015. These meetings will be held at EPA, One Potomac Yard (South Bldg.) 2777 Crystal Dr., Arlington, Virginia, 1st
Floor, South Conference Room.

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