Former Official Says Industry Push On Test Orders Would Narrow EPA Power

September 23, 2022
An environmentalist and former EPA official says industry push-back against new TSCA chemical test orders appears aimed at minimizing new authority Congress added when it reformed the law, and if successful would return the agency to data-gathering through voluntary outreach and rulemaking -- methods that often proved slow or futile. A push by chemical firms and trade groups for EPA to engage with industry on the scope and goals of Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) section 4 test orders before...

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