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EPA Reversal Of Pesticide Ban Signals Shift Away From Using Human Data

EPA is reversing an Obama administration proposed ban on the commonly-used insecticide chlorpyrifos after finding significant uncertainty in the human exposure data used for the ban, pushing back on an appellate court's power to compel a quick review of the data and signaling a shift away from using it in other pesticide decisions.

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ACC Presses EPA To Restrict Scope Of Chemical 'Uses' For TSCA Reviews

The American Chemistry Council is pressing EPA to restrict the scope of chemical "uses" it considers for the first 10 substance reviews it is planning under the revised Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) authority, arguing the agency should only look at the chemicals' current uses rather than all possible uses of the substances.

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Industries seek to delay suit over EPA's RMP revisions

The Trump EPA's reconsideration proceeding “may resolve Petitioners’ objections” to the Obama EPA's risk management plan update rule, industry groups say.

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Senators form caucus supporting chemical sector

The caucus' launch could bolster chemical industry efforts to ensure the Trump EPA fully -- and quickly -- implements the revised TSCA law.

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SOCMA Urges EPA To Cut Costs Of TSCA Inventory Rule, Citing Trump's EO

Chemical and other industry officials are urging EPA to revise its proposed rule updating and and resetting its inventory of chemicals in the U.S. marketplace so that it cuts costs and eases compliance, with one group saying that such changes will help the agency comply with President Donald Trump's executive order capping rules' costs.

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GOP Senators Hedge On Prospects For CRA Repeal Of EPA RMP Rule

Top Senate environment committee Republicans are hedging on whether a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to rescind EPA's chemical facility safety rule will reach the Senate floor, raising fresh doubts about the measure's prospects even as EPA is said to be concerned about its administrative reconsideration of the regulation.

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Administration Critics Charge EPA Rule Delays May Violate 'Procedure' Act

House Democrats and other administration critics are warning top officials that recent actions by EPA and other agencies delaying implementation of almost a dozen Obama-era environmental and energy efficiency rules may violate the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) and urging the officials to withdraw the actions.

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Environmentalists sue EPA over Enlist registration

The petition is the latest action in a long-running dispute over Enlist, Dow AgroSciences' herbicide mixture of glyphosate and 2,4-D.

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Industry hails House approval of PRIA reauthorization

The House approved by voice vote a bill that would extend through fiscal year 2023 EPA's power to collect industry fees to support timely pesticide reviews, sending the measure to the Senate.

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ACC Urges EPA To Weigh New Formaldehyde Data For Risk Assessment

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) is urging EPA to consider what it calls new "game changing" research on formaldehyde's potential to cause leukemia before the agency finalizes a long-running assessment of the common chemical's public health risks, raising concerns that the agency has stopped considering the new data before the analysis is completed.

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