Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), Safer Chemicals Healthy Families, and the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments (ANHE) have filed suit for review of EPA’s Risk Evaluation and Prioritization Rules promulgated under the amended Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Both rules were required by Section 6 of the amended statute. The final rules were released by […]
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EPA recently notified many companies that CBI substantiation statements are due September 19, 2017. This was a surprise to those unfamiliar with the CBI substantiation requirements imposed by the Lautenberg amendments to TSCA and EPA’s Statement of Interpretation regarding these provisions. The Statement of Interpretation was issued in the Federal Register January, 19, 2017. The Lautenberg […]
On July 18, 2017, the National Academies of Sciences released a report detailing a strategy for evaluating the evidence of low-dose effects of endocrine disruptors (called endocrine active chemicals (EACs) in the report). The Academies emphasized the importance of the strategy, noting that even small alterations in hormone concentrations, particularly during embryonic development, can have […]
On May 30, 2017, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals vacated EPA’s conditional approval of Nanosilva NSPW-L30SWS, a type of antimicrobial silver registered as a materials preservative for textiles and plastics. NRDC v. United States EPA, 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 9360 (9th Cir. 2017). The active ingredient in the product is nanoscale silver. The National […]