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August 7, 2020

EPA Updates New Chemicals Approach But Retains Controversial Provisions

January 6, 2020 at 3:36 PM
EPA has released its updated “working approach” for determining whether new chemical applications meet the Toxic Substances Control Act’s (TSCA) “unreasonable risk” standard, retaining controversial provisions over its use of interim enforcement orders and worker protections even as it sought to provide explanations absent from an earlier version. EPA’s updated “ Working Approach for Making Determinations Under TSCA Section 5 ” is almost three times as long as the November 2017 version of the document, incorporating public comments on the...

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