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Re: E-M:/ Right to know about lead pollution under attack
Here is a notice concerning changes/approval in methodology in screening
for endocrine disruptors. It appears to be the chemical industry
"policing itself" by the panel presented below.
Further information on these entities would be appreciated.
As a Michigan resident, and pregnant and nursing during the 1973 and 1974
PBB dump in milk in this state I have often wondered what we have
not been told about the effects of this fire retardant chemical added to
livestock feed by mistake.
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program;
Proposed Endocrine Disruptor Methods Validation Subcommittee under the
National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology; Notice
Story Filed: Monday, March 26, 2001 6:42 PM EST Washington, DC, Mar 26,
2001 (FedNet via COMTEX) -- As mandated by the Federal Food, Drug, and
Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), as amended by the Food Quality Protection Act of
1996 (FQPA), EPA is implementing an Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program
The Agency plans to establish an Endocrine Disruptor Methods Validation
Subcommittee (EDMVS) under the National Advisory Council for
Environmental Policy and Technology (NACEPT) to assist its EDSP
NACEPT is a chartered Federal advisory committee subject to the
provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Through NACEPT, the
EDMVS will provide technical advice and recommendations to EPA regarding
the design, conduct, and interpretation of studies, and preparation of
peer review documents necessary to validate endocrine disruptor
screening and testing methods.
The public meeting is intended to solicit input from interested
stakeholders regarding their views on the organization of EDVMS. The
Agency is interested in obtaining input from the agrichemical and
commodity chemical industries; environmental/public interest
organizations; public health organizations; animal welfare organizations;
Federal agencies; State, local and tribal governments; academia;
consumers, and the public.
DATES: The meeting will be held on April 24, 2001, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Requests to participate in the meeting must be received on or before
April 20, 2001. AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION:
Notice of public meeting. Copyright 2001 FedNet
Copyright © 2001, FedNet Government News, all rights reserved.
At 08:29 PM 03/27/2001 -0600, you wrote:
Thanks for this update. On the heels of the excellent
Moyer's report on the toxics industry, its no wonder the Bush League will
be gutting right-to-know provisions on toxic pollutants. Today's
New York Times has an article on exactly that effort today":