26 Jan
EPA Finalizes New Use Rule (SNUR) for 329 PFAS under TSCA

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced a Significant New Use Rule (SNUR) to prevent 329 PFAS that are not currently in use, from re-entering the marketplace and environment. The Final Rule covers 329 per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances so-called “forever […]

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13 Dec
EPA’s Bold Move to Safeguard Health with Stricter TCE Regulations

On October 31, 2023, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) introduced a proposed risk management rule under Section 6 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), aiming to prohibit most applications of Trichloroethylene (TCE) within one year after the final […]

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3 Nov
US EPA Unveils Proposed Risk Management Rule for Trichloroethylene (TCE)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) unveiled a risk management rule in October 2023 in response to escalating human health concerns associated with trichloroethylene (TCE). This initiative follows the release of the final revised risk determination for TCE in January […]

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16 Oct
EPA Publishes Final Rule for PFAS Regulation under TSCA

On October 11, 2023, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) took a significant step by publishing the long-anticipated final rule on reporting and recordkeeping requirements for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). This vital rule, initially introduced as a draft in June […]

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7 Sep
Comprehensive Risk Evaluation for Asbestos

In a bid to protect public health and the environment, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has undertaken a comprehensive quantitative analysis of the risks associated with asbestos exposure. This evaluation, conducted under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), aims […]

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3 Aug
EPA’s Asbestos Alert: Safeguarding Health through Compliance

Asbestos is a fibrous silicate mineral found in six types: Chrysotile, amosite, crocidolite, anthophyllite, tremolite, and actinolite. Asbestos is used in various commercial products to strengthen cement, fireproof buildings, and create textiles. TSCA Section 8(a) empowers environmental protection agencies to […]

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20 Jun
Environment Protection Agency (EPA) proposes to ban perchloroethylene

To protect public health under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed on June 8, 2023, that most uses of perchloroethylene (PCE), a chemical that poses serious health risks like neurotoxicity and cancer, be […]

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2 Jun
Decoding the EPA’s Latest proposal to amend TSCA Chemical Regulation

On May 26, 2023, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed amendments to the regulations governing new chemicals under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The purpose of these amendments is to align the regulations with the amendments made to […]

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10 May
EPA Proposes TSCA to prohibit Methylene Chloride

To safeguard human health, the EPA proposed on April 20, 2023, to prohibit most methylene chloride applications. In the revised method established by the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act passed in 2016, methylene chloride is […]

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25 Apr
EPA adds eight high priority chemicals for further testing under TSCA

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced, on 24 March 2022, the results of a second round of tests under section 4 of TSCA (Toxic Substances Control Act). The purpose of this is to collect additional information on eight of […]

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