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2019 Outlook: ‘Most Active Year’ on EPA Toxics Rules (Corrected)

Dec. 19, 2018, 12:00 PMUpdated: Dec. 20, 2018, 4:17 PM

The EPA will examine and propose controls for more chemicals next year than it has done since Congress overhauled the nation’s primary chemicals law in 2016.

Companies and the trade associations that represent them need to “take a deep breath and re-energize for 2019, which may be the most active year yet,” Martha Marrapese, a partner with Wiley Rein LLP’s Washington office, told Bloomberg Environment.

The deadlines the 2016 Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) amendments set won’t allow much time for companies or trade associations to gather information to help shape the Environmental Protection Agency’s decisions, she said.

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