EPA Says Little On TSCA New Chemicals Approach But Draws Criticisms

December 10, 2019
Top EPA officials Dec. 10 sought to detail a long-awaited, updated approach to reviewing new chemicals under the agency’s revised Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) authorities but officials offered few, if any, new details and drew renewed criticisms from industry, environmentalists and other stakeholders. Environmentalists, for example, reiterated long-standing criticisms that the agency’s approach maintains flaws that led groups to sue over EPA’s 2017 draft document -- arguing, for example, that it unlawfully narrowed EPA’s scope of new chemical reviews...

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