In 2017, at the direction of a provision in the 2016 Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, which fundamentally reformed the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), EPA convened a group of stakeholders representing environmental groups, states,
Continue Reading EPA Punts on Meaningful Revisions to TSCA Reporting of Recycled Byproducts

During confirmation hearings before Congress last week, Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler indicated that a long-awaited EPA rule to restrict consumer and commercial uses of methylene chloride as a paint and coating remover has been delayed by the government shutdown,
Continue Reading EPA Rule Addressing Methylene Chloride Risks Stalled by “Shutdown” … While Activists File First “New TSCA” Court Challenge for EPA Failure to Act

EPA released on June 1 the “problem formulation” documents for the first 10 chemicals for which risk evaluations are being conducted under the amended Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).  (See:  https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-takes-three-important-steps-ensure-chemical-safety-under-lautenberg-act-proposes.)  The documents describe the chemical use and exposure scenarios
Continue Reading EPA Releases Scoping Documents for Risk Evaluation of First 10 Chemicals Under “New TSCA”

As part of the continuing implementation of the 2016 amendments to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), EPA is moving rapidly to complete designation of chemicals in commerce that are considered “active.” This “Reset” effort is a first step in

Continue Reading Chemical “Reset”: Make Sure the Substances You Manufacture, Import or Use Are EPA “Active”