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EPA’s Nascent TSCA Program Faces Major Legal, Scientific Challenges

January 6, 2020
As EPA scrambles to step up its Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) program following Congress’ 2016 reform of the law, the agency is facing a series of scientific tests as well as challenges to its methodologies that may stymie its efforts to comply with the new law’s steep deadlines and drive new lawsuits from environmentalists. For example, the agency is scrambling to meet the new law’s deadline to complete the first 10 evaluations of existing chemicals by the end of...


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