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EPA begins process to prioritize five chemicals for risk evaluation under Toxic Substances Control Act

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If, during the 12-month long statutory process, EPA designates these five chemicals as High Priority Substances, EPA will then begin risk evaluations for these chemicals. … Continue reading EPA begins process to prioritize five chemicals for risk evaluation under Toxic Substances Control Act

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NGOs Petition EPA to Remove PFAS Immediately from Fluorinated Plastic Containers

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The Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) announced on April 11, 2024, that a coalition of public health groups filed a petition under Section 21 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) seeking to stop immediately the manufacture and distribution of “hundreds of millions of plastic containers with dangerous levels of per- and (..)

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EPA Issues Fourth TSCA Test Order for PFAS

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on March 25, 2024, that it has issued the fourth Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) test order requiring testing on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) under its National PFAS Testing Strategy.

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Asbestos Reporting Rule — A Conversation with Richard E. Engler, Ph.D.

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Those of us in the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) community know asbestos occupies a special place in TSCA’s checkered past, and EPA’s final rule is an important chapter in that book. Engler, Director of Chemistry for B&C and The Acta Group, our consulting affiliate, the U.S.

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EPA Publishes ANPRM Regarding Lead Wheel Weights

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EPA requests comments and information to assist in the potential development of regulations for the manufacture (including importing), processing (including recycling), and distribution in commerce of lead for lead wheel weights under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

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EPA Denies Petition to Eliminate Current Allowances for PCBs in Consumer Products

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is scheduled to publish a notice on April 9, 2024, announcing its denial of the Washington Department of Ecology’s (WDOE) petition under Section 21 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) seeking a rulemaking to eliminate the current allowances for polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) in consumer products.

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Register Now for “Harmonizing TSCA Consent Orders with OSHA HCS 2012” on May 14, 2024, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (EDT)

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Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) consent orders and Significant New Use Rules (SNUR) are issued under Section 5 for specific chemicals. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) consent orders and The post Register Now for “Harmonizing TSCA Consent Orders with OSHA HCS 2012” on May 14, 2024, 11:00 a.m. –

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