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Children’s Environmental Health Listserve: EPA Proposes Addint More Chemicals to Toxic Release Inventory List
April 12, 2010, 10:36 am
Filed under: News

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to add 16 chemicals to the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) list of reportable chemicals, the first expansion of the program in more than a decade.  Established as part of the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA), TRI is a publicly available EPA database that contains information on toxic chemical releases and waste management activities reported annually by certain industries as well as federal facilities.  The proposal is part of Administrator Lisa P. Jackson’s ongoing efforts to provide communities with more complete information on chemicals.   
 
The TRI, established as part of the EPCRA of 1986, contains information on nearly 650 chemicals and chemical groups from about 22,000 industrial facilities in the U.S. Congress enacted EPCRA to provide the public with additional information on toxic chemicals in their communities.
 
EPA will accept public comments on the proposal for 60 days after it appears in the Federal Register.
 
For a list of the 16 chemicals:  http://www.epa.gov/tri/lawsandregs/ntp_chemicals/index.html
 
More information on TRI: http://www.epa.gov/tri

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