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Beck, Controversial Trump Toxics Chief, Leads Push For Implementing TSCA

Nancy Beck, for now the top Trump toxics appointee at EPA, is leading the administration's efforts to implement the reformed Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), detailing in an exclusive interview with Inside EPA the challenges she sees even as the former industry lobbyist faces new criticisms for rewriting TSCA rules based on industry comments.

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Beck, Controversial Trump Toxics Chief, Leads Push For Implementing TSCA

Nancy Beck, for now the top Trump toxics appointee at EPA, is leading the administration's efforts to implement the reformed Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), detailing in an exclusive interview with Inside EPA the challenges she sees even as the former industry lobbyist faces new criticisms for rewriting TSCA rules based on industry comments.

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Former OSHA chief urges senators to block EPA toxics office pick

David Michaels, who led OSHA during the Obama administration, urged senators to reject Michael Dourson's nomination in part because of work he has done to undermine worker safety measures.

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EPA names new research chief after Kavlock announces retirement

Jennifer Orme-Zavaleta, currently director of EPA's National Exposure Research Laboratory (NERL), will serve as its acting research chief until President Donald Trump names a political appointee to the role.

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EPA Leaders Grapple With Where To House TRI In OPPT Reorganization

As they weigh options for reorganizing the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT), EPA toxics office leaders are grappling with where to house the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) program, which provides critical data on facilities' annual pollution releases, given the new responsibilities the office must shoulder under the revised Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

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Environmentalists urge 9th Circuit to speed chlorpyrifos suit

“Children continue to be exposed to chlorpyrifos,” environmentalists said in their brief seeking to speed litigation over Pruitt's decision to reverse a proposed ban of the pesticide.

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Under EPA Pressure, Industry Withdraws Guide For RMP Rule Compliance

The chlorine industry has dropped a controversial guidance based on a novel dispersion modeling approach for assessing risks from toxic gas releases in response to an EPA directive to withdraw it because it “significantly under-predicts” off-site consequences of releases and to advise facilities not to use the method for complying with its Risk Management Plan (RMP) facility safety rules.

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Capito Poised To Be Key Player In Vote On Trump's EPA Toxics Nominee

As the Senate environment committee prepares to vote on a slate of EPA nominees, Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) appears poised to play a key role in determining whether Michael Dourson, President Donald Trump's nominee to lead EPA's toxics office, wins confirmation.

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OPPT's reorganization plans . . . the latest

Catch up on our exclusive coverage of OPPT's reorganization plans.

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EPA seeks input on potential TSCA reporting rule

EPA is seeking public input on potential approaches for reducing reporting burdens for certain chemical byproducts after negotiated rulemaking discussions collapsed.

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