IRIS Toxicological Review of Benzo[a]pyrene (Public Comment Draft)
In October 2013, EPA announced the availability of the draft IRIS Toxicological Review of Benzo[a]pyrene (Public Review Draft) for a 60-day public comment and review period. Update: In January 2014, EPA's Science Advisory Board (SAB) requested nominations of experts to augment the SAB Chemical Assessment Advisory Committee (CAAC) for the review of the EPA's IRIS Toxicological Review of Benzo[a]pyrene (BaP) (Public Comment Draft). [Federal Register Notice Jan 28, 2014].
EPA is developing an Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) assessment of benzo[a]pyrene and has released the draft assessment for public comment and external peer review. When final, the assessment will appear on the IRIS database. Please refer to IRISTrack - Benzo[a]pyrene for the latest schedule updates.
This public comment draft is a reassessment of an IRIS assessment posted in 1987 and includes an oral reference dose, inhalation reference concentration, oral slope factor, inhalation unit risk, and dermal slope factor. It is the first IRIS assessment to propose a dermal slope factor.
|Jun 2011||EPA initiated the interagency science consultation on the draft Toxicological Review of Benzo[a]pyrene.|
|Jun 2012||A revised interagency science consultation draft Toxicological Review of Benzo[a]pyrene was provided for further review by other federal agencies and the Executive Office of the President.|
|Aug 2013||EPA released the public comment draft for review and comments. EPA also released the interagency science consultation documents, comments from reviewers, and EPA's response to major comments (see "related links"). [Federal Register Notice: Aug 21, 2013]|
|Sep 2013||EPA announced an extension of the public comment period from October 21, 2013 to November 21, 2013. Additionally, EPA reposted the draft Toxicological Review and included an errata sheet detailing the update of the correction. [Federal Register Notice: Oct 24, 2013]|
|Oct 2013||EPA announced an extension of the public comment period to November 21, 2013 [Federal Register Notice Oct 24, 2013]. As a result, EPA moved benzo[a]pyrene (BaP) onto the agenda at the December Bimonthly IRIS public meeting (scheduled for December 12-13, 2013). Information on this meetings is available on the IRIS public meeting page.|
|Dec 2013||EPA held a public meeting to engage stakeholders in early discussions on the draft IRIS assessment and draft charge.|
|Jan 2014||EPA announced a request for nominations for experts to augment the SAB CAAC committee for the upcoming review of the draft benzo[a]pyrene assessment. [Federal Register Notice Jan 28, 2014].|