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David Fischer Cited in Article on EPA’s ‘Process’ for Broader TSCA Evaluations

Keller and Heckman Counsel David Fischer was cited in the Inside TSCA article, “Defending Agenda, Freedhoff Vows ‘Process’ for Broader TSCA Evaluations.” The article discusses how Michal Freedhoff, President Biden’s nominee to lead EPA’s chemicals office, says she has asked staff to develop a “process” for TSCA officials to work with other programs to address risks the agency identifies in its chemical evaluations, as part of a sweeping defense of her plan to overhaul and tighten implementation of the chemicals law.

Her announcement has sparked concern among former Trump EPA chemicals officials and industry attorneys who think those pathways will be burdensome and complicated and risk creating redundant or contradictory rules. 

David noted that abandoning the narrower approach could have a heavier impact on the overall toxics program than any other policy shift Ms. Freedhoff has yet signaled, in part because the office lacks experience with general population exposures.

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