EPA and OSHA Sign MOU Regarding EPA’s Review of New Chemicals under TSCA – Update from Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on January 12, 2021, that it signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) “that advances collaboration and communication on EPA’s review of new chemicals under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).”  The goal of the MOU is to improve the combined efforts of the agencies to protect workers who may be exposed to a new chemical substance by providing guidelines for coordination of interface activities between the two agencies, specifically communication as it relates to TSCA Section 5, with the common goal of minimizing workplace exposures.  The MOU will remain in effect for three years.  For more information on the MOU and our commentary, please read the full memorandum.


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