Regulatory agencies world-wide are looking to efficiently integrate information on chemical substances in order to inform priorities for decisions and data requests. This document updates the long-term strategy described in the Working Approach and presents the Public Information Curation and Synthesis (PICS) approach that integrates publicly-available hazard, exposure, persistence, and bioaccumulation information for chemical substances. This approach is not designed to replace the prioritization process described in TSCA but aims to increase efficiency and focus expert review on substances that may have a greater potential for selection as a high- or low-priority candidate.
Full document citation: U.S. EPA. A Proof-of-Concept Case Study Integrating Publicly Available Information to Screen Candidates for Chemical Prioritization under TSCA. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/600/R-21-106, 2021. https://doi.org/10.23645/epacomptox.14878125