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EPA Diverts Staff To Implement Revised TSCA Reviews For 'New' Chemicals

August 08, 2017
EPA is diverting full-time equivalent (FTE) staff to help implement an updated process to streamline risk reviews for “new” chemicals as required by the overhauled Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), outlining a set of “operating principles” for the effort and vowing to release draft documents this fall offering further details. In an Aug. 7 announcement , EPA said that it has already taken steps to reduce a backlog of hundreds of pending new chemicals reviews that occurred after enactment of...

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