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Chemical Oversight Funds Nudged Up While EPA Budget Chopped (2)

March 11, 2019, 5:40 PMUpdated: March 11, 2019, 7:54 PM

President Donald Trump’s requested fiscal year 2020 budget would boost funding for EPA’s chemical risk assessments and other tasks required by the Toxic Substances Control Act by around 8 percent from current spending.

The budget requests $66 million in fiscal year 2020, which begins Oct. 1. That allocation would compare to the estimated $61 million the agency received this year, according to the agency’s Budget in Brief released March 11.

The increased budget request reflects the busy year the EPA’s Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics faces in 2020. The 2016 TSCA amendments require the agency to ...