EPA Shutdown Stymies Looming TSCA Assessment, Rule Deadlines

January 18, 2019
The nearly month-long shutdown of EPA and other agencies is hampering the agency's ability to comply with a host of looming statutory deadlines that Congress set in the revised Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), raising the stakes that officials will miss targets to assess chemicals, complete rulemakings or approve new chemical uses. “As [EPA] is currently closed due to the lapse in appropriations, EPA has ceased all work reviewing new and existing chemicals under the [TSCA],” Richard Engler and Margaret...

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