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Toxics

Judge Codifies Key Rulings Ahead Of Landmark TSCA Trial On Fluoride

The federal judge overseeing the first-time trial next month on whether EPA must regulate water fluoridation under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) has codified his earlier verbal rulings barring the agency from presenting evidence on the practice’s benefits while leaving the door open for EPA to argue that it could defer any regulation.

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States file ‘protective’ challenge to EPA’s COVID enforcement policy

States are anticipating that EPA will seek to dismiss their district court suit and argue that it belongs in the D.C. Circuit.

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Industry wins another extension to report TSCA fee obligations

But industry groups are asking EPA to delay any fees companies must pay until June 2021.

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OMB approves EPA response to petitions for listing 1-BP as HAP

If EPA decides 1-BP is a hazardous air pollutant, it will open the door to new air rules and help address concerns that EPA’s pending TSCA assessment of the substance precluded review of unregulated exposures.

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EDF Action targets EPA’s TCE evaluation in Arizona ad

“In Washington, Trump is ignoring the science on TCE,” the group says in a political ad running in the swing state.

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EPA Further Eases FIFRA Rules To Boost Anti-Virals For Food Sector

EPA is continuing its efforts to relax supply chain and other anti-microbial rules governing disinfectants to address the coronavirus, issuing a series of measures over the past few weeks aimed at bolstering anti-viral supplies for the food processing sector, which has been hit hard by the pandemic.

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As Deadline Looms, Industry Asks EPA For 'Forbearance' Of TSCA Fees

Citing fiscal concerns stemming from the pandemic, the chemical industry is asking EPA to delay until next year any fees companies may have to pay to cover the cost of the agency’s next 20 risk evaluations being conducted under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), as firms are due May 27 to report on their potential eligibility.

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Top Toxics Official Expects EPA To ‘Tailor’ First TSCA Management Rules

As EPA moves closer to completing some of its first chemical evaluations under the revised Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), a top official says he expects the agency will narrowly “tailor” any risk management rules the agency eventually writes, to address any “unreasonable risks” it finds in its final evaluations.

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2nd Circuit allows PFAS medical monitoring claims to proceed

The ruling is part of an “uptick in medical monitoring cases surviving the motion to dismiss phase in federal court,” says one lawyer tracking the issue.

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Industry Backs Environmentalists On Legal Vulnerabilities Of TSCA ‘Scopes’

An industry lawyer is backing environmentalists’ charges that EPA's “scope” documents that will guide the next 20 risk evaluations of high-priority chemicals under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) are vulnerable to legal challenge and must be revised, intensifying the battle over the documents ahead of a looming June deadline.

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