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EPA Defends Proposed TSCA Fees Rule As Reasonable 'Starting Point'

March 05, 2018
A senior EPA official is defending the agency's proposed rule for collecting fees under the revised toxics law, arguing that competing criticism from industry and environmentalists suggests the proposed fees are reasonable, while also calling the proposed rule “a starting point” that the agency is open to revising based on public input. Mark Hartman, acting deputy director of EPA's Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT), told the American Chemistry Council's (ACC) annual Global Chemical Regulations Conference in Washington, DC,...

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