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TSCA Rule Suits Will Test EPA's Discretion On Interpreting 'Uses' Definition

September 06, 2017
Lawsuits challenging EPA's initial rules implementing the revised Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) will test the discretion courts are willing to give the agency on interpreting the law's definition of a chemical's “uses” that will determine when a substance is subject to the rules and must undergo a risk assessment, sources say. The Trump EPA's approach to the contested rules takes far too narrow a view of what qualifies as a chemical use that could exclude potentially harmful uses from...

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