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WASHINGTON (September 6, 2017) – The American Chemistry Council today issued the following statement regarding the House Committee on Science hearing on the scientific and operational integrity of the Environmental Protection Agency's Integrated Risk Information System:

“We are pleased the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology held a hearing on the scientific and operational integrity of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Integrated Risk Information System. We support the establishment of consistent, transparent standards throughout EPA to evaluate the science using a weight of the evidence approach as required under the Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act (LCSA). All EPA chemical assessments must reflect the requirements of LCSA, directly support EPA’s core regulatory priorities and be completed in a timely manner to inform EPA’s decision-making.

“We commend the Committee for their continued efforts to enact positive reforms to EPA’s chemical assessment approaches, and we look forward to working with them and EPA to ensure that high-quality science is used in regulatory decisions when assessing chemical hazards and risks to health and the environment.”

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