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Citing Efficiency, EPA Defends Strategy For Some 'New' TSCA Chemicals

December 06, 2017
EPA officials say their decision to drop the use of enforcement orders as an interim step for regulating and approving new chemicals is intended to make the process more efficient, pushing back against environmentalists' charges that it will undermine health protections. Jeff Morris, director of EPA's toxics office, told a Dec. 6 public meeting on the agency's new chemicals program that dropping the use of enforcement orders and proceeding directly to new “use” rules is intended to be more efficient...

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