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Chemical Makers’ Fees Would Increase Under Proposed EPA Rule (1)

Dec. 21, 2020, 6:26 PMUpdated: Dec. 21, 2020, 8:42 PM

The EPA proposed on Monday increasing the fees chemical manufacturers must pay the agency as it oversees the safety of their products, while permanently exempting certain manufacturers and importers from some of those fees.

The Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rule (RIN: 2070-AK64) would revise its 2018 Toxic Substances Control Act fee regulation. The higher fees reflect the actual costs the EPA has experienced in its first four years implementing the 2016 amendments to TSCA, the agency said.

The TSCA amendments require chemical manufacturers to pay fees to help the agency recoup about 25% of its costs carrying out ...

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