EPA Floats Health Testing Rules For 45 Chemicals

Law360, New York (October 21, 2011, 7:22 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued two proposed rules Friday that would require manufacturers, processors and importers of 45 high production volume chemicals to provide health, environmental and use data to be used in screening the effects of human exposure.

The EPA proposed in the Federal Register a new test rule that would apply to 23 high production volume chemicals and a significant new use rule for another 22 widely produced chemical substances.

Both new rules would be issued under the Toxic Substances Control Act and...
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