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EPA Releases Chemical Action Plans, New Regulations May Follow

9:50 AM MST | December 31, 2009 | Kara Sissell

EPA has released action plans on four chemicals under its previously announced plan for enhancing chemicals management under its existing Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) authority. The four chemicals are phthalates; short-chain chlorinated paraffins; polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs); and perfluorinated chemicals, including perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA). “For the first time, EPA intends to establish a ‘Chemicals of Concern’ list and is beginning a process that may lead to regulations requiring significant risk reduction measures to...

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