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April 11, 2022, 1:46 PMUpdated: April 11, 2022, 3:33 PM

Brace for Sticker Shock Fees, EPA Tells Chemical Makers (2)

Pat Rizzuto
Pat Rizzuto

Chemical manufacturers may be surprised by the fees the EPA will ask them to pay for its safety reviews of their chemicals, the agency’s top chemicals official said Monday.

Prepare “yourselves for some sticker shock on TSCA fees,” Michal Ilana Freedhoff, assistant administrator for chemical safety and pollution prevention, said at the opening session of the American Chemistry Council’s annual Global Chemical Regulations conference.

Prior to this year’s budget request, the chemicals office never asked for the increased appropriations needed to carry out its new responsibilities under the 2016 Toxic Substances Control Act, Freedhoff said. Even “the passage of the ...

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