June 6, 2023
EPA Downplays Methylene Chloride Proposal As Marker For Future Rules
EPA chemicals chief Michal Freedhoff used the launch of the agency’s landmark TSCA risk-management proposal for methylene chloride to temper top officials’ prior statements that cast the rule and its worker-protection standards as a model for future chemical regulations under the law, saying key elements of the draft rest on case-specific factors. “Since each of these chemical risk evaluations are different, the chemicals are different, the remedy and risk management approaches the agency is likely to select will look different...
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