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EPA’s 'Chemicals of Concern' List Languishes at OMB

3:05 PM MDT | April 11, 2011 | Kara Sissell

Bergeson: Any listing by the U.S. would be late in the game. EPA’s proposal last year of a chemicals of concern list, a first-time use of EPA’s authority under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to flag substances considered to pose a unreasonable risk, was initially heralded as an important tool in the agency’s plan to strengthen chemicals management. However, EPA’s proposal to establish the first three substances on the list has been under review at the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) since May 2010. The substances...

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