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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’s mission is to advocate for the people, policy, and products of chemistry that make the United States the global leader in innovation and manufacturing. To achieve this, we: Champion science-based policy solutions across all levels of government; Drive continuous performance improvement to protect employees and communities through Responsible Care®; Foster the development of sustainability practices throughout ACC member companies; and Communicate authentically with communities about challenges and solutions for a safer, healthier and more sustainable way of life. Our vision is a world made better by chemistry, where people live happier, healthier, and more prosperous lives, safely and sustainably—for generations to come.

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