EPA Toxics Director Seeks 'New Chemicals' Program Fixes Beyond Backlog

June 16, 2017
EPA toxics managers are working on a series of fixes to the agency's new chemicals program, which are intended to address the backlog of applications to commence production, prevent a similar backlog, and address related issues. The ongoing delays in EPA's ability to review and process pre-manufacture notices for new chemicals in a timely way has been one of the surprising and perhaps unanticipated outcomes of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, which made sweeping...

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