TSCA Takes

TSCA Takes

September 27, 2021

EPA may be close to an agreement with environmentalists, who are suing to force TSCA testing of 54 PFAS, saying they need more time to consider how the agency’s testing strategy affects the request.

September 24, 2021

EPA gives companies several extra months to submit toxicity and use data for 50 chemicals it added to the TSCA priority testing list.

September 21, 2021

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit is staying litigation over EPA’s rule for decabromodiphenyl ether until Oct. 7, granting a request that had been pending since June.

September 20, 2021

EPA is seeking comment on its proposal to update its information collection request for the chemical data reporting program, including adoption of international chemical codes.

September 16, 2021

EPA will formally publish its delay of the TSCA ban on use or distribution of a common flame retardant in the Sept. 17 Federal Register, starting the clock for potential litigation.

September 15, 2021

EPA has set a November date for next CHPAC meeting, where panel members could press the agency for a response to their recommendations on prioritizing chemicals for TSCA evaluation.

September 13, 2021

The next court date in the long-running suit over a potential TSCA ban on drinking water fluoridation is now set for Jan. 18.

September 10, 2021

The Defense Department’s latest attempt to calculate safe exposure levels for trichloroethylene comes as EPA is crafting TSCA risk-management rules for the solvent.

September 7, 2021

EPA and environmentalists told the federal court hearing litigation over TSCA regulation of fluoride in drinking water that a closely watched “cohort” study of the chemical’s effects has no clear timeline for release.

September 3, 2021

EPA’s influential Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) program is seeking nominees to peer review a half-dozen pending chemical assessments, including of chloroform and five perfluorinated chemicals, as it seeks to accelerate those and other projects following years of dormancy under the Trump administration.

September 2, 2021

The Texas environment department is seeking new toxicity data on 16 PFAS to aid updates to its 10-year-old risk analyses.

August 31, 2021

EPA is renewing its reporting mandate for the TSCA consumer ban on methylene chloride paint-strippers but expects that implementation costs for the next cycle will fall by 90 percent.

August 26, 2021

EPA plans to recognize not only green-chemistry achievements that reduced use of toxic chemicals but those that helped cut greenhouse gas emissions.

August 25, 2021

Hayley Hughes, former EPA’s top official on lead, will head the office responsible for administrative, budget and personnel duties at the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention.

August 23, 2021

EPA is offering new guidance to industry on how to craft and file petitions seeking chemical-specific exemptions from CDR reporting mandates.

August 19, 2021

The environmental group says either a new treaty or more aggressive use of pacts like the Stocklholm convention are needed to control chemicals linked to plastic waste.

August 18, 2021

The prosecution of a New York contractor marks the first test of TSCA’s enhanced penalties for knowing and willful conduct that leads to “imminent danger of death or serious bodily injury.”

August 16, 2021

The final rules come almost a year after EPA released its proposals, and reject an animal welfare group’s request to use SNURs to encourage non-animal toxicity testing.

August 12, 2021

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) is seeking to renew its authority to respond to requests from EPA and others to conduct exposure investigations following chemical releases or suspected releases.

August 11, 2021

EPA is seeking to renew its authority to respond to requests from medical professionals and first responders to allow them to view confidential information about chemicals under TSCA.

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