NGOs File Suit against EPA for Failing to Disclose Information about New Chemical Substances – Update from Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

On March 18, 2020, a coalition of non-governmental organizations (NGO) filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), claiming that EPA fails to disclose information about new chemical substances under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).  According to the plaintiffs’ complaint, EPA fails to publish full and complete notices of its receipt of new chemical applications in a timely fashion and does not disclose all non-confidential information, including health and safety studies, supporting such applications.  The plaintiffs state that action by the court is needed to ensure that the NGOs and their members “have timely access to information and are able to provide input on the potential risks of new chemicals and the need for protections from those risks prior to completion of EPA’s reviews.”  For more information, please read the full memorandum.

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