SACC Doubts TSCA Fenceline Method Despite EPA Push For Lenient Review

March 17, 2022
Members of EPA’s Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals (SACC) are questioning whether the agency’s draft TSCA screening method for identifying risks to fenceline communities can achieve that goal without significant changes, even after chemicals chief Michal Freedhoff warned that a lengthy screening process could unduly delay “urgent” rules. In early remarks during their March 15-17 peer review meeting for the screening method, many SACC panelists voiced concerns the approach ignores too many exposure pathways and has other flaws that may...

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