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EPA Rejects Petition From Advocacy Groups
For Ban Under TSCA of Lead Bullets, Shot

April 10, 2012, 4:00 AM

The Environmental Protection Agency rejected a March 13 petition from the Center for Biological Diversity and several other environmental advocacy groups seeking a ban on lead bullets and shot under the Toxic Substances Control Act.

In a letter to Jeff Miller of the Center for Biological diversity dated April 9, EPA informed the group that the petition was being rejected because it was essentially a repeat of a 2010 petition, with no significant new information.

EPA added that even if the latest petition had contained genuinely new information, it would have been rejected because TSCA Section 3(2)(B)(v) excludes bullets and...

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