EPA Faces Dueling Pressures On TSCA ‘Reasonably Foreseen’ Standard

July 1, 2022
EPA is facing dueling pressures as it seeks to regulate new chemicals’ “reasonably foreseen” uses under TSCA as industry officials say the agency is applying the standard far beyond what Congress intended, even as environmentalists say widespread per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination shows the dangers of a narrow approach. During the Environmental Law Institute’s June 29 seminar marking the sixth anniversary of Congress’ reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), panelists discussing the new chemicals program sparred over...

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