Wednesday, March 17, 2010
EPA to accelerate work underway to reassess health risks from exposures to dioxin
In May 2009, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Administrator Lisa P. Jackson directed EPA to accelerate work underway to reassess the human health risks from exposures to dioxin including completing the development of draft interim preliminary remediation goals (PRGs) for dioxin in soil. Following through on that commitment, EPA has developed the draft interim PRGs and is requesting public comment. EPA began taking public comment on the draft interim PRGs on January 7, 2010, and will accept comments for 50 days. EPA anticipates issuing the final interim PRGs in June 2010.
To offer comments, go to: http://www.regulations.gov and enter docket ID number: EPA-HQ-SFUND-2009-0907.