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EPA Narrows Scope Of First 10 TSCA Assessments, Drawing Criticisms

June 01, 2018
EPA is further narrowing its approach for assessing the risks of the first 10 “existing” chemicals it is reviewing for possible regulation under the new Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), issuing problem formulation documents that preclude consideration of risks that programs administered by other agencies, such as OSHA, are already addressing. The move is drawing strong criticism from environmentalists who charge the approach is unlawful and will exclude millions of pounds of chemicals from EPA's assessments. “The documents released today...

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