Date: Feb 03, 2010
As introduction of a TSCA (Toxic Substances Control Act) reform bill becomes more imminent, a "national non-profit, non-partisan association of state and territorial environmental agency leaders," has offered some recommendations for federal action based on experiences with emerging contaminants in the states. The Environmental Council of the States (ECOS) has led discussions among states on issues and concerns regarding chemicals, and issued a report in January 2010. In the "ECOS Green Report" they offer the following recommendations primarily related to how federal agencies can support state activities.
The ECOS report also includes a series of case studies of chemical control related activities in Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and Washington. The report also includes a Prioritization Tool that ECOS developed and released in December 2009 to identify and prioritize contaminants of emerging concern.
The ECOS report is available on the ECOS web site (http://www.ecos.org/) and can be found at: http://www.ecos.org/files/3959_file_January_2010_ECOS_Green_Report.pdf
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