Feds Stiffen Rules on Toxic Chemicals

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 @ 03:10 PM gHale


Chemical manufacturers are coming under new scrutiny from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as the agency is moving forward with significant new rules for using 52 chemicals.

The new rules mean chemical manufacturers must notify the agency at least 90 days in advance of working with these substances.

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The Toxic Substances Control Act gives the EPA the authority to require pre-manufacture notifications for certain chemicals.

“The required notification will provide EPA with the opportunity to evaluate the intended use and, if necessary, to prohibit or limit that activity before it occurs,” the agency said.

The changes will go into effect in 60 days.



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