Rejecting Concerns Of Many, EPA Quickly Finalizes 1,4-Dioxane Evaluation

January 4, 2021
Three weeks after receiving public comments, the Trump EPA has quickly finalized its controversial TSCA evaluation of 1,4-dioxane, rejecting concerns from chemical producers, states and environmentalists over its 11th-hour supplemental that exposure to the substance when used as a byproduct in consumer products does not pose unreasonable risks. The agency’s finding on byproducts is likely to please downstream users and processors, who sought the expanded evaluation to preempt growing state efforts to regulate the chemical in consumer products. But given...

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