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The program evaluates quantitative and qualitative risk information on effects that may result from exposure to specific chemical substances found in the environment, with the ultimate goal of creating a comprehensive database of all substances.
Today's notice invites voluntary public nominations for chemical substances not already listed (for that list, click the link below). The notice also invites comments on assessments on the current IRIS agenda. A form for submittal is provided in the Federal Register notice (again, below).
A Government Accountability Office report in May 2008 warned that the IRIS database was in serious risk of becoming obsolete due to neglect, and then didn't take too kindly to the agency's response about workload complaints. A report in June 2009 noted the program was back on track under President Obama, but noted that there's plenty of work to go.
Nominations must be submitted by Dec. 17, 2010.
SOURCE: Federal Register