EPA Grapples With TSCA’s ‘Balance’ Of Data Needs Vs. Disclosures

February 14, 2020
EPA’s toxics chief says the agency is grappling with how to obtain more data about chemicals from companies while having limited ability to protect it as confidential business information (CBI) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), an issue industry sources say limits companies’ interest and ability to share studies with EPA. In one pending case, EPA and manufacturers of n-methylpyrrolidone (NMP), an existing chemical the agency is assessing, are struggling to reach agreement over use of industry health and...

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