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EPA Fast-Tracks 5 Bioaccumulative, Toxic Chems For Review

Law360, New York (October 12, 2016, 2:46 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday that it is prioritizing the review of five persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic chemicals for review under the newly passed Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, which reforms the Toxic Substances Control Act.

President Barack Obama had enacted sweeping reforms to the TSCA in June, which task the EPA with revamping the way it regulates chemicals that appear in commerce — a process both industry and environmentalists agree has been broken since the TSCA was passed...
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