On April 29, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) efforts to achieve long-term chemical safety goals set up by the Toxic Substances Control Act. The report praised the agency’s efforts but said more can be done. The EPA is required to conduct risk assessments of 83 chemicals. Seven assessments were initiated in 2012, and the agency plans to begin an additional 18 assessments in 2013 and 2014. The report recommended the EPA improve its efforts to gather data, reach out to the European Chemicals Agency for such data, consider alternatives for actions for chemicals, and identify required resources to conduct the assessments.