On October 23, 2014 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced an update of its Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Work Plan for Chemical Assessments. Chemicals included in the TSCA Work Plan will be considered for further assessment by EPA as part of its chemical safety program. The 2014 update reflects data on chemical releases and potential exposures submitted to EPA by the industry. The work plan was extended by 23 chemicals, including bisphenol A (BPA), seven phthalates and two flame retardants. The agency further removed 15 chemicals most of which are no longer sold. Additionally, benzo[a]pyrene will be evaluated as part of EPA’s assessment for creosote. The revised TSCA Work Plan contains 90 chemicals.

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U.S. EPA (October 23, 2014). “TSCA work plan for chemical assessments: 2014 update.” (pdf)

U.S. EPA. “TSCA Work Plan Chemicals.”

Bloomberg BNA (October 27, 2014). “EPA Adds 23 Chemicals, Including BPA, to Key List for Scrutiny, Possible Action.