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ACC Concerned with EPA’s Proposed Supplemental Revisions to the TSCA Fees Rule

Telly Lovelace

WASHINGTON (November 16, 2022) – The American Chemistry Council (ACC) today issued the following statement in response to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed supplemental revisions to the 2018 Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) fees rule:  

“ACC and its members have consistently advocated for cost-effective approaches to TSCA implementation, including the reasonable collection of fees from chemical manufacturers to conduct TSCA risk evaluations. 

“ACC supports efforts to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the TSCA program. We will review EPA’s proposed revisions to the TSCA fees rule and provide detailed comments to the Agency’s on the proposed rule. 

“We are extremely concerned with EPA’s proposal to considerably increase TSCA fees and at the Agency’s continued failure to adequately substantiate these costs. For example, EPA proposes increasing the industry fee for a TSCA Section 6 EPA-Initiated Risk Evaluation from $1.35 million to an astronomical $5 million for each risk evaluation. That’s a 276 percent increase from 2018. 

“We want EPA to show us the math and substantiate TSCA fees and revenue. We strongly urge EPA and its program offices to develop a more forward-looking and transparent financing model for an effective and efficient TSCA program.”

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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