EPA's Fee Rule Takes Effect Without Suit, A First For TSCA Framework

January 18, 2019
EPA's rule setting user fees for chemical manufacturers and processors to fund agency actions under the revised Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) has taken effect without a challenge from environmentalists or other parties, marking the only one of the agency's four TSCA framework rules to take effect without facing a lawsuit. EPA Oct. 17 published its final rule establishing a fee structure to defray up to 25 percent of the costs of implementing several key TSCA programs, such as new...

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