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August 18, 2022

EDF Sees EPA Elevating TSCA Worker Protection Standards In Recent SNURs

August 3, 2022 at 5:53 PM
The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is praising a recent set of draft Significant New Use Rules (SNURs) that they say appears to include EPA’s first-ever use of worker exposure protection levels, known as New Chemical Exposure Limits (NCEL), in TSCA regulations governing specific new chemical uses. In its July 25 comments on a slate of proposed SNURs, the group “commends EPA for including NCEL requirements as an alternative regulatory option” to its more common mandate that workers wear respirators with...

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