Tribal leaders are invited to a Consultation Briefing on December 12, 2013. Tribes will have the opportunity to provide input during the meeting and/or submit any written comments to EPA within six weeks of after the meeting.
Executive Order 13175 Consultation Briefing
Date: December 12, 2013
Time: 10:00-11:30am EST and 3:00-4:30pm EST
Call in # is 1-800-380-1073
Conference ID for 10am is 98233044# and conference ID for 3pm is 98235260#.
Direct questions and RSVP with Tom Simons in the EPA's Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-566-0517.
The Toxic Substance Control Act generally prohibited the manufacture, processing, distribution in commerce, and use of PCBs, effective on January 1, 1977 and EPA promulgated these regulations on May 31, 1979. Since then, EPA has proposed, revised and published regulationsallowing certain uses of PCBs as outlined at:
Generally, the rules have continued to allow the use of PCB-containing equipment to the end of the equipment’s useful life. EPA is currently considering whether to eliminate or restrict certain use authorizations.
EPA's October 2013 consultation letter states that "the Agency has refined the scope of what it intends to address in its rulemaking… In particular, EPA would like:
National Tribal Toxics Council Concerns about PCBs