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EPA's Chemical Evaluation Documents Suggest Key TSCA Rules Are Stalled

June 08, 2018
Despite plans to advance an Obama-era proposal to regulate a paint stripping chemical under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), recently released EPA documents suggest the agency will not -- or at least not soon -- be pursuing other proposed TSCA rules restricting uses of two other substances, a move that is worrying environmentalists. The agency's recently released problem formulation documents for its planned risk evaluations of the solvent trichloroethylene (TCE) and paint-stripper n-methylpyrrolidone (NMP) indicate that the agency is...

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