EPA Takes “Three Important Steps” Intended to Ensure Chemical Safety
On June 1, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it took “three important steps” intended to ensure chemical safety under the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (Lautenberg Act), which amended the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). EPA released the following for public comment: (1) the first ten problem formulation documents, (2) EPA’s systemic review approach document, and (3) a significant new use rule (SNUR) proposal enabling EPA to prevent new uses of asbestos, “the first such action on asbestos ever proposed.” As noted in this memorandum, the due dates for public comments on the documents will be available when EPA publishes them in the Federal Register.
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