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®: CRE Regulatory Action of the Week

Comments Requested on NTP's Proposed Changes in the ROC Review Process
The Division of the National Toxicology Program, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health has requested written public comment on the proposed Report on Carcinogens review process, and has announced a public listening session to receive oral comments on the proposed process.

The deadline for submission of written comments is November 30, 2011, and the deadline to register for the public listening session is November 21, 2011. The public listening session will be held November 29, 2011, 1-5 p.m. (EST). Registrants will receive information to access the listening session on or before November 22, 2011, and speakers should send talking points or slides by COB on November 21, 2011.

The RoC is a science-based, public health document, required by Congress to be published every two years (Public Health Services Act sec. 301(b)(4), 42 U.S.C. 241(b)(4)). The RoC provides information on substances that may pose a hazard to human health by virtue of their carcinogenicity (for more information see The NTP prepares the RoC on behalf of the Secretary of Health and Human Services. The 12th RoC was published in June 2011.

The NTP is proposing changes to the review process for listing substances in the 13th RoC to enhance transparency and efficiency and to enable the NTP to publish the RoC in a timelier manner. The proposed RoC review process is available on the NTP RoC Web site (

  • Click here to read Federal Register notice requesting comment