IRIS

Vanadium and Compounds (Oral)

CASRN Various

  • Status: Vanadium and Compounds (Oral) is in step 1 at this time.

IRIS Assessment Plan for Oral Exposure to Vanadium and Compounds (Scoping and Problem Formulation Materials)

Notice

EPA announced the availability of the IRIS Assessment Plan for Oral Exposure to Vanadium and Compounds (Scoping and Problem Formulation Materials) for a 30-day public comment period. EPA also announced a public science meeting (via webinar) held on August 19, 2020. Deadline for comments was extended to September 23, 2020. [FR Notice Aug 20, 2020]

Overview

In July 2020, EPA released the draft IRIS Assessment Plan (IAP) for Oral Exposure to Vanadium and Compounds for public review and comment. An IRIS Assessment Plan (IAP) communicates to the public the plan for assessing each individual chemical and includes summary information on the IRIS Program’s scoping and initial problem formulation; objectives and specific aims for the assessment; the PECO (Populations, Exposures, Comparators, and Outcomes) criteria that outlines the evidence considered most pertinent to the assessment; and identification of key areas of scientific complexity. The PECO provides the framework for developing literature search strategies and inclusion/exclusion criteria, particularly with respect to evidence stream (i.e., human, animal, mechanistic), exposure and outcome measures. The IAP serves to inform the subsequent development of the chemical specific systematic review protocol.

Citation

U.S. EPA. IRIS Assessment Plan for Oral Exposure to Vanadium and Compounds (Scoping and Problem Formulation Materials). U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/635/R-20/112, 2020.

Contact

Erin Yost,  Ph:  919-541-0000,  Email: yost.erin@epa.gov

Kathleen Newhouse,  Ph:  703-347-8641,  Email: newhouse.kathleen@epa.gov

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Background

Vanadium is a naturally occurring metal that is the 22nd most abundant element in the earth’s crust and is found in a variety of minerals and nearly all coal and petroleum crude oils. Oral exposure to vanadium may occur naturally (e.g., foods) or anthropogenically via contamination of soil, surface waters, or groundwater.

History/Chronology

Date Description
Jul 2020EPA released the IRIS Assessment Plan for oral exposure to vanadium and compounds for public comment and review. [Federal Register Notice Jul 24, 2020]

Status

Following the public (webinar) meeting, the IRIS Program will use the IAP to inform the subsequent development of a chemical-specific systematic review protocol.


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Download(s)

This download(s) is distributed solely for the purpose of pre-dissemination peer review under applicable information quality guidelines. It has not been formally disseminated by EPA. It does not represent and should not be construed to represent any Agency determination or policy.

Docket

Comments on the assessment may be submitted and reviewed using the Docket ID EPA-HQ-ORD-2020-0183

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