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OPPT Hedges On TSCA Rules For Legacy Uses Of Persistent Chemicals

December 06, 2017
EPA officials are undecided on whether to assess exposures to, and manage risks of, legacy uses and disposal of persistent and biaccumulative chemicals under the reformed Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), opening the door to a limitation that is already a feature of litigation over the Trump administration's rules governing TSCA assessments and chemical prioritization processes. "The best I can say is that a decision hasn't been made" on whether to consider legacy uses, Cindy Wheeler, attorney advisor to the...

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