EPA Issues First TSCA Test Orders To Companies Since Statute’s Reform

March 3, 2020
EPA has issued its first orders requiring companies to test chemicals they manufacture and report the results to the agency since Congress reformed the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) in 2016, responding to calls from its advisors who charged it had too little data on pigment violet 29 (PV29), the first chemical it sought to evaluate, to find it did not pose “unreasonable risk.” “[L]ate last week, we used for the first time our TSCA section 4 order authority to...

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