Texas Warns EPA To Bolster Legal Basis For Draft Cumulative Risk Guide

September 11, 2023
Texas officials are warning EPA that without a rulemaking, the agency has no legal basis for requiring states to conduct cumulative risk assessments (CRAs) or use the results of such assessments in decision-making, suggesting that the agency’s years-long effort to craft a guidance for conducting such assessments is still likely a long way off. In Aug. 15 comments , the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) charged that no law requires the use of CRAs -- or related cumulative impact...

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