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Toxics

EPA Limiting Asbestos Chemical Evaluation To Six Forms Under TSCA

EPA is limiting its review of asbestos under the revised Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to the definition of asbestos in the statute, agency staff announced at a recent stakeholders meeting where speakers clashed over which uses EPA should pursue.

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201935

Industry Seeks Pruitt's Commitment To Follow FIFRA In Pesticide Reviews

Pesticide sector officials will seek EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's commitment that the Trump administration will follow federal law and sound science in pesticide reviews following industry claims that the Obama EPA's process was inadequate, and they will also press Congress to ensure the agency has adequate resources to process reviews.

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201934

EPA Rejects Fluoride Ban But Details New TSCA Path To Revive Request

EPA is rejecting health groups' petition seeking a Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) ban on drinking water fluoridation after finding it lacked adequate evidence of neurological risks to justify a ban, but the agency is also offering guidance on how to craft petitions to win reviews of potential bans under last year's revised TSCA.

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201933

Acting EPA Toxics Chief Says Pruitt 'Engaged' On Meeting TSCA Deadlines

EPA's acting toxics office chief says new agency Administrator Scott Pruitt is “very engaged” on implementing the new rulemaking mandates in the revised Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and how to meet statutory deadlines for issuing the rules, downplaying fears that the Trump EPA might try to slow the law's implementation.

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201912

Pruitt Urged To Fulfill PFOA Testing Pledge As State Advances Water Limit

Community campaigners are urging EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to fulfill a pledge he gave during his Senate confirmation to test drinking water in communities that may contain the emerging contaminant perflouorooctanoic acid (PFOA), while New Jersey pushes ahead with developing possibly the strictest PFOA limit in the country.

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201819

Rep. Green Floats Resolution Calling On EPA To Issue Cr6 Water Standard

Rep. Al Green (D-TX) has introduced a resolution that expresses concern over the presence of hexavalent chromium (Cr6) in drinking water and calling on EPA to complete its ongoing assessment of Cr6's human health risks and set a drinking water standard for its presence in drinking water, as well as urging states to set Cr6 limits.

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201818

EPA delays TSCA CBI policy for White House review

Even though the rule is only being delayed by a day, it serves as a notice that the White House is open to revising the policy rather than allowing it to take effect as written.

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201751

Broad coalition presses Congress for speedy PRIA renewal

Groups ranging from the American Chemistry Council, the Consumer Specialty Products Association and the Natural Resources Defense Council are urging Congress to quickly pass the PRIA extension.

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201735

Environmentalists Rebut EPA In Pursuit Of Updated Lead Dust Hazard Levels

Environmental petitioners are rebutting recent EPA arguments in a case seeking to force the agency to update its lead hazard standards for dust and soil, with petitioners arguing EPA has failed to fulfill its duty to revise the standards in accordance with updated science.

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201715

Industries Plan To Press Pruitt For New EPA RMP Rule If CRA Effort Fails

Chemical, agricultural, and other industry officials plan to press Scott Pruitt -- President Donald Trump's nominee for next EPA administrator -- to pursue a rulemaking repealing controversial Obama-era revisions to the agency's facility safety program if a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to undo the changes fails to become law.

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