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Web Date: January 17, 2017

Chemical regulation: EPA cranks out toxics rules during Obama’s last days in office

Agency proposes processes for identifying and evaluating high-risk chemicals
Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: chemical regulation, TSCA, EPA

The Environmental Protection Agency’s office that oversees the safety of chemicals in industrial and household products has been exceptionally busy in the final days of the Obama Administration. The office has been feverishly working to ensure that it meets several upcoming deadlines under the revised Toxic Substances Control Act. It has also been pushing out several proposed rules under TSCA that would ban or restrict certain uses of some high-risk solvents.

The revised TSCA, which . . .

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