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Web Date: February 19, 2010

Reforms Recommended For EPA Chemicals Program

TSCA: More enforcement, limits on confidentiality claims needed, inspector general says
Department: Government & Policy
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: TSCA, EPA

The Environmental Protection Agency needs to make internal reforms to its program on commercial chemicals, the agency's Office of Inspector General (OIG) says in a Feb. 17 report.

One of the major recommendations in the report is for EPA to beef up enforcement of regulations under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Another is to limit protection of information chemical makers submit under TSCA and claim as trade secrets.

OIG finds the agency's . . .

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