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EPA Updates Chemical Info Tool

chemicalsThe EPA has posted additional data and added new functions to ChemView, the agency’s publicly accessible, one-stop online tool to find information for chemicals regulated under the Toxic Substances Control Act.

The EPA is moving forward to make chemical information more readily available in the absence of TSCA reform, says James Jones, assistant administrator for the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention.

The enhanced data functions include: improving the display and content for the Chemical Data Reporting information, adding a new link that displays the pollution prevention information generated as part of the Toxics Release Inventory program, and launching an administrative tool that will save EPA resources by streamlining the loading of future information.

The updated database now includes the following new information: 244 consent orders, an additional 1,205 Significant New Use Rules (SNURs) for new and existing chemicals, 16 additional chemicals with test rule data, and updates to the Safer Chemicals Ingredient List. This is the first time EPA has posted consent orders and new chemical SNURs to ChemView. With these additions, ChemView now contains information on almost 10,000 chemicals.

ChemView was launched in 2013 to increase the availability of information on chemicals and help manufacturers choose safer ingredients to use in everyday products.

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