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Final TCE Evaluation Finds Many Risks For Biden EPA To Regulate

The incoming Biden administration will be asked to regulate dozens of uses of the common solvent trichloroethylene (TCE) under TSCA after EPA issued a final evaluation that finds almost all of the assessed uses pose unreasonable risk, despite declining to evaluate risks based on controversial evidence that exposure can cause fetal heart defects.

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Critics of EPA’s RMP rollback detail legal arguments

Environmental groups and the union United Steelworkers are challenging EPA’s decision to deny their petitions to reconsider its rule rolling back Obama-era Risk Management Program requirements.

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EPA Expands Draft 1,4-Dioxane Evaluation, Sparking Preemption Battle

EPA has expanded its draft evaluation of 1,4-dioxane, finding the presence of the chemical as a byproduct in eight consumer products poses no unreasonable risks that must be regulated under TSCA, a win for consumer product manufacturers who had sought the expanded evaluation to preempt pending state rules.

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EPA extends CDR deadline for ‘technical’ reasons

“This submission period extension is in response to stakeholder requests for additional time due to technical issues with the electronic reporting tool,” EPA says.

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EPA Official Sees New Jersey Environmental Justice Law As National Model

A senior EPA official is acknowledging many environmentalists’ calls for the Biden administration to strengthen environmental justice (EJ) reviews, and is touting a New Jersey law as a model for how states and federal agencies can address chemicals’ cumulative risks disproportionately harming low-income and minority communities.

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Environmentalists Back Biden’s PFAS Plan But Seek To Speed Strict Limits

Environmentalists will press the incoming Biden administration to implement its campaign pledges to regulate and study risks of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) but they are also planning to urge officials to quickly adopt strict standards, including with the use of novel emergency power to quickly set drinking water limits.

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Dingell Outlines Democrats’ Plans To Speed PFAS Legislation, Regulation

Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI) says Democrats have three core actions they will pursue to speed legislation and regulation for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) including reintroducing a sweeping PFAS bill, urging the Biden administration to issue PFAS mitigation policies, and educating the public on the chemicals’ risks.

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Judge Appears Open To Plaintiffs’ Claims In TSCA Asbestos Reporting Suit

A federal judge appeared to leave the door open to arguments being made by states and environmentalists as they seek to force EPA to require industry groups to report more data on their use of asbestos under TSCA, suggesting the states may have standing to sue while environmentalists may be able to make extra-record arguments.

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Chemical maker’s suit over EPA air toxics rule attacks EtO assessment

A chemical manufacturing company is faulting EPA’s landmark risk assessment of the solvent ethylene oxide (EtO) in litigation over the agency’s air toxics limits for the organic chemical sector.

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New Jersey PFAS lawsuits add to growing NRD claims against companies

The litigation adds to the state’s growing lawsuits against businesses to require cleanups and recover natural resource damages, particularly over per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance contamination.

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