IRIS Assessment Plan for Ethylbenzene (Scoping and Problem Formulation Materials)
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U.S. EPA. IRIS Assessment Plan for Ethylbenzene (Scoping and Problem Formulation Materials). U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/635/R-17/332, 2017.
Ethylbenzene is a colorless, flammable liquid with a sweet, gasoline-like odor. It is naturally found in products such as coal tar and crude petroleum. Ethylbenzene is primarily used as a chemical intermediate to produce styrene. In smaller quantities, ethylbenzene is also used as a solvent in common products like rubber, inks, insecticides, paints, and in fuels.
|Sep 2017||EPA released the IRIS Assessment Plan (IAP) for Ethylbenzene for public comment and review. [Federal Register Notice Sep 18, 2017]|
|Sep 2017||EPA's Science Advisory Board (SAB) Chemical Assessment Advisory Committee (CAAC) held a meeting on September 27-28, 2017 to discuss the assessment. Information regarding the meeting can be found on the SAB website.|
|Apr 2019||EPA suspended the assessment in fiscal year 2019. It may be restarted as Agency priorities change.|
|Jun 2021||This assessments was unsuspended and included in the June 2021 IRIS Program Outlook as a chemical back under development.|
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