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Environmentalists, Udall Fault EPA's TSCA New Chemical Review Process

August 08, 2017
Environmentalists and Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM) are faulting EPA's “operating principles” for streamlined review of new chemicals under the revised Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), saying it fails to adequately address “reasonably foreseen uses” -- the same narrow approach EPA is using for existing chemicals that critics say is unlawful. EPA Aug. 7 announced that it has taken steps to reduce a backlog of hundreds of pending new chemicals reviews, and outlined the principles that will guide the Office of...

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