EPA Quietly Revises Model TSCA Order, Sparking Enforcement Debate

June 10, 2020
EPA has quietly revised its model consent order for reviewing potential risks and approving the use of new chemicals under section 5 of the revised toxics law, a document that an industry lawyer says emphasizes the non-enforcement nature of the process while a leading environmentalist says the document reflects a “scaled back” approach to regulating chemicals. The model TSCA order was developed with “informal” input from industry and others, and reflects the agency's experience over the past several years in...

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