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9th Circuit Sets Speedy Deadline For EPA To Update Lead Dust Standards

A divided appellate panel has ordered EPA to propose updates to its 2001 lead dust hazard standard within 90 days, and take final action no later than a year after that, backing environmental and health groups who charged that the agency has ignored Congress’ intent to revise the standards based on new information.

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Industry backs EPA bid to dismiss RMP delay case

The delay does not “displace any robust protections of that program or otherwise disturb the many other pre-existing safety regulations that apply to industrial facilities,” the groups say.

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EPA sends TSCA fee rule for White House review

EPA's proposed rule, slated for release in February, could help ensure timely chemical reviews in the face of expected budget cuts.

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Industry Asks EPA To Consider Benefits, Endogenous Issue In IRIS Analysis

Industry is urging EPA to consider additional issues in its upcoming analysis of the human health risks of exposure to nitrate and nitrite, including conducting a risk-benefit analysis of nitrate's dietary benefits, setting a policy on endogenous chemicals before completing the assessment, and reviewing the existing assessment of perchlorate.

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Industry Argues TSCA Program Obviates Need For Ethylbezene IRIS Analysis

An industry group is arguing that EPA's influential but controversial Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) program should halt its plans to reassess ethlybenzene because the chemical is in line to be assessed by the new risk evaluation program required by the updated Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and should be assessed by that program instead.

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Industry Argues TSCA Program Obviates Need For Ethylbenzene IRIS Analysis

An industry group is arguing that EPA's influential but controversial Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) program should halt its plans to reassess ethlybenzene because the chemical is in line to be assessed by the new risk evaluation program required by the updated Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and should be assessed by that program instead.

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Industry Urges EPA To Drop Ethylbenzene IRIS Analysis Given TSCA Review

An industry group is arguing that EPA's influential but controversial Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) program should halt its plans to reassess ethlybenzene because the chemical is in line to be assessed by the new risk evaluation program required by the updated Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and should be assessed by that program instead.

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Court Denies EPA's Bid To End Fluoride Suit, Muddying TSCA 'Uses' Issue

In a first-time decision, a federal judge has denied EPA's request to dismiss environmentalists' lawsuit charging that EPA had wrongly dismissed their Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) petition seeking to ban drinking water fluoridation, but the decision could complicate other litigation challenging which “uses” the agency considers when assessing substances under the new TSCA law.

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Court grants environmentalists' bid to expedite chlorpyrifos lawsuit

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit also rejected EPA's request to dismiss the suit, which seeks to preserve the Obama-EPA's proposed chlorpyrifos ban.

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States back environmentalists' TSCA 'uses' claims

States' support for environmentalists' position signals a brewing clash with EPA and industry groups as litigation over the agency TSCA rules advances in 2018.

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