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Chemical Makers Face First of Two EPA Fee Hikes (2)

Nov. 24, 2021, 2:12 PMUpdated: Nov. 24, 2021, 5:44 PM

Fees that chemical manufacturers pay the EPA so the agency can partly recoup its costs to oversee the safety of their products will increase 18.9% effective Jan. 1.

The fee that a chemical manufacturer would pay the agency to review a new chemical and decide whether that compound can be made in or imported into the U.S., for example, will increase from $16,000 to $19,020 for medium and large chemical manufacturers and from $2,800 to $3,330 for small manufacturers, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Tuesday.

The total fee manufacturers of the same chemical would jointly pay when the EPA decides ...