EPA Explains its Implementation of TSCA Amendments
On January 13, 2017, the U.S. EPA published a press release that discusses EPA's actions under The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century. This new federal statute amends the Toxic Substances Control Act. The new law includes Mandatory requirement for EPA to evaluate existing chemicals with clear and enforceable deadline; a new risk-based safety standard; increased public transparency for chemical information; and a consistent source of funding for EPA to carry out the responsibilities under the new law. EPA is proposing three rules to help administer the new process. They are: inventory rule; prioritization rule; and risk evaluation rule.
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