EPA Requires Testing of 19 Widely Used Chemicals

Law360, New York (January 4, 2011, 5:50 PM EST) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday unveiled a final rule under the Toxic Substances Control Act requiring manufacturers of 19 commonly produced and imported chemicals to test and report their health and environmental effects.

The requirements, to be published in the Federal Register on Jan. 7, will fill a data gap left by the agency's 1998 High Production Volume Challenge, which asked companies to voluntarily provide basic environmental test results for chemicals produced in or imported into the U.S. in quantities of 1 million pounds...
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