EPA is announcing a public meeting to provide an opportunity for public input and discussion on preliminary materials for Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) chemicals prior to the development of the assessments for the following chemicals:

  • ethyl tert-butyl ether (ETBE)
  • tert-butyl alcohol (tert-butanol)
  • hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine (RDX)

New materials recently posted provide EPA's strategy for identifying relevant scientific literature for its planned IRIS assessment of RDX, preliminary health effects identified, and dose levels studies causing some or no effects. The documents are among information on five chemicals EPA released prior to its first public bimonthly IRIS meeting scheduled Oct. 23-24.

The chemicals and associated materials under discussion include:

ethyl tert-butyl ether (ETBE) – Chemical Manager: Keith Salazar

  • Preliminary draft literature search and associated strategy and evidence tables for ETBE 
  • All references sorted by author 
  • Systematic review of the ETBE literature
  •  Opportunity to provide comments on these materials in the ETBE docket

tert-butyl alcohol (tert-butanol) – Chemical Manager: Janice Lee

  • Preliminary draft literature search and associated strategy and evidence tables for tert-butanol
  • All references sorted by author (tert-Butanol)
  • Systematic review of the tert-Butanol literature
  • Opportunity to provide comments on these materials in the t-butanol docket

hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine (RDX) – Chemical Manager: Louis D'Amico

  • Preliminary draft literature search and associated strategy and evidence tables for RDX
  • All references sorted by author (RDX)
  • Systematic review of the RDX literature 
  • Opportunity to provide comments on these materials in the RDX docket 

More information about newly posted data and upcoming meeting is available at http://www.epa.gov/iris/publicmeeting/iris_bimonthly-oct2013/mtg_docs.htm