EPA is issuing a list of 134 additional chemicals to be tested under the agency’s Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP) for substances that may affect the human hormonal system. 75 Fed. Reg. 70,557 (11/17/10). The 134 chemicals are being added to an existing list of 67 chemicals, named by EPA earlier this year and now subject to agency test orders. EPA is also issuing, along with the list of chemicals, a draft set of supplemental policies and procedures for the EDSP to account for Safe Drinking Water Act requirements.
Among the 134 chemicals are a large number of pesticides, industrial chemicals, such as plasticizers, and chemicals used in the production of pharmaceutical and personal care products. Three pharmaceuticals are included: erythromycin, nitroglycerin and quinoline. Industrial chemicals perfluorooctanic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctaine sulfonate (PFOS) are also included. The supplemental draft policies are subject to a 60-day comment period, which will end January 18, 2011.