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Despite TSCA Evaluations, EPA Leaves Door Open To New TCE, NMP Rules

June 11, 2018
EPA says it could still promulgate stalled Obama-era proposals to regulate two chemicals under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) even though the agency says in recently issued “problem formulation” documents that it is planning to re-evaluate risks that the previous administration had already assessed. “It is important to note that conducting these evaluations does not preclude EPA from finalizing the proposed” rules for the solvent trichloroethylene (TCE) and paint-stripper n-methylpyrrolidone (NMP), the agency told Inside EPA June 8...

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