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ACC Commends EPA on Release of TSCA Final Scoping Documents and Fees Lists

Telly Lovelace

WASHINGTON (September 4, 2020) – ACC today issued the following statement regarding EPA’s release of the final scoping documents for the next 20 risk evaluations and the final lists of responsible parties for fees:

“The release of the final scoping documents for the next 20 risk evaluations and the final lists of responsible parties for fees is another important step in the implementation of the 2016 amendments to TSCA. ACC commends Administrator Wheeler, Assistant Administrator Dunn and the staff at EPA for all of their hard work and dedication to ensure the law is implemented as Congress envisioned.

“As EPA moves forward through the risk evaluation process, it must base its work on the best available science and weight of the evidence as required under Section 26 of TSCA. It is also critical for the agency to focus on the conditions of use that represent the greatest potential for risk.

“During the TSCA risk evaluation process, chemical manufacturers, processors, importers and downstream users will have opportunities to provide data, information and public comments to EPA. To assist in that process, ACC’s Center for Chemical Safety formed consortia of interested stakeholders on certain substances to help these stakeholders understand, coordinate and engage in the TSCA risk evaluation process.

“ACC will continue to support the efficient and effective implementation of TSCA. Successful implementation of this important bipartisan legislation is essential to ensuring protections for human health and environment while enabling our industry to continue to innovate, create jobs and grow the economy.”

American Chemistry Council

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) represents the leading companies engaged in the multibillion-dollar business of chemistry. ACC members apply the science of chemistry to make innovative products, technologies and services that make people's lives better, healthier and safer. ACC is committed to improved environmental, health, safety and security performance through Responsible Care®; common sense advocacy addressing major public policy issues; and health and environmental research and product testing. ACC members and chemistry companies are among the largest investors in research and development, and are advancing products, processes and technologies to address climate change, enhance air and water quality, and progress toward a more sustainable, circular economy.

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