NCCOS Represented on Interagency Testing Committee
A National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science researcher is currently serving as Vice-Chair of EPA’s Interagency Testing (ITC) Committee. The ITC includes 16 federal member agencies and was established under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to identify chemicals regulated by TSCA for which there are suspicions of toxicity or exposure and little, if any, data on ecological effects, environmental fate, or health effects testing. The ITC adds the chemicals identified to the Priority Testing List and recommends them to the Administrator of EPA for testing or information reporting. The availability of fate and effects data for chemicals is critical to assessing possible environmental impacts.