The American Chemistry Council (ACC) announced a plan yesterday that could help the EPA in ranking chemicals by the risk they pose to humans and the environment. The ACC’s plan would be a scientifically based approach that would rank chemicals in multiple ways, including by hazard and exposure. There are other factors included in the ranking process set forth, and EPA has leeway to add additional factors. The ACC believes their plan would “enable the public, public health officials, lawmakers and businesses to understand better which chemical uses raise questions suggesting further evaluation by EPA, and which do not.” The EPA is holding a stakeholder meeting today to develop a plan on how to best identify and prioritize these chemicals, and the ACC hopes their plan will influence EPA’s thinking