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Practitioner Insights: TSCA Preemption - Sooner Than Later?

Eric Gotting and James Votaw contributed the think piece "Practitioner Insights: TSCA Preemption - Sooner Than Later?" for Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report. The article, published August 30, 2017 examines the preemption provisions of the amended TSCA in the context of the contemporaneous federal and state actions on methylene chloride and the extent to which TSCA's preemption provisions will preclude California from regulating methylene chloride in paint strippers. The efforts of both EPA and the state of California to regulate the use of methylene chloride in paint strippers is demonstrative of the potentially overlapping EPA and state evaluations/proposals involving existing chemical substances that could trigger federal preemption questions in the near future. To read the full article, click here.