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Federal report faults EPA chemical assessment strategies

9:46 AM MDT | May 1, 2013 | Rebecca Coons

A new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) says that despite EPA’s increased efforts to assess and regulate potentially harmful chemicals under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the agency’s approach is impractical and ultimately fails to address the agency’s lack of authority under TSCA. “Since 2009 the [EPA] has made progress implementing its new approach to managing toxic chemicals under its existing [TSCA] authority; particularly by increasing efforts to obtain chemical toxicity and exposure data and initiating...

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