Bloomberg Law
Jan. 27, 2021, 11:01 AM

Industry Braces for Tougher Toxic Chemical Rules Under Biden EPA

Pat Rizzuto
Pat Rizzuto

The nation’s toxic chemicals law will get a broader interpretation under President Joe Biden, triggering extra requirements for industry to protect more people, according to attorneys specializing in chemical laws.

The EPA will use its authority under the overhauled Toxic Substances Control Act, or TSCA, to make chemical manufacturers provide more information about toxicity, exposure, and other data, the attorneys said. A wide range of industries should prepare to turn over more information about chemical releases into the environment, the presence of those chemicals in consumer products, and worker exposure to industrial and commercial substances, the attorneys said.

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