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Toxics

GAO Says TSCA May Help End 'High Risk' Status Of EPA Chemical Reviews

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) says revisions to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) could help move EPA's chemical risk assessment program off GAO's list of programs that pose a “high risk” of fraud, waste or abuse, because the updated law will help EPA take steps to address the watchdog's long-running concerns.

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201664

EPA TSCA Review Plan Sparks Debate Over Scope Of 'Uses' To Consider

EPA's plan to use authority under the revised Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to review 10 chemicals is sparking debate between the chemical industry and environmentalists over the uses of the substances the agency should weigh in its risk reviews, with a former EPA official urging EPA to collect a broad set of data.

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201656

CBD argues 9th Circuit ruling bolsters ESA suit claims

Environmentalists say the appellate decision helps their separate pesticide registration case against EPA, and reject claims that it resolves the question of where to hear the suit.

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201612

Chemical Manufacturers Cite CRA Bid In Call For EPA To Delay RMP Rule

Chemical manufacturers are urging EPA to further delay implementation of the Obama administration's final rule revising the agency's industrial facility safety program, saying additional time is vital to give Congress time to consider a Congressional Review Act (CRA) disapproval resolution that could potentially undo the entire rule.

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201571

EPA launches TSCA risk evaluation advisory committee

EPA's launch of the Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals satisfies a mandate in the revised Toxic Substances Control Act.

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IG plans review of EPA farmworker pesticide rule

EPA's Inspector General will assess the adequacy of the agency's management controls over implementation and enforcement of its farmworker protection standards.

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201518

EPA Extends TCE Rules' Input Deadline Over Environmentalists' Opposition

EPA has granted in part chemical makers' request to extend the comment deadline for two proposed rules to ban uses of the ubiquitous solvent and cleaning agent trichloroethylene (TCE) using EPA's revamped Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) authority, over the objections of environmentalists who say any delay will harm human health.

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201515

Stakeholders Flag Early Concerns On EPA TSCA Risk Evaluation Proposal

Stakeholders tracking EPA's implementation of the revised Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) are flagging early concerns over the agency's draft rule to establish a chemical risk evaluation process under the new law, including how the agency will consider the various uses of substances and how it will make inferences from chemical risk data.

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201507

Anti-asbestos groups fear Pruitt could hinder planned TSCA ban

Supporters of the Obama EPA's plan to review asbestos for possible regulation under the revised toxics law fear Trump's nominee to head the agency might delay or drop the effort.

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201500

Toxics: EPA cites 9th Circuit ruling to bolster defense in ESA case

The Justice Department says a recent appellate ruling in litigation over an EPA pesticide risk review bolsters its claims in a related pending suit.

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