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David Fischer Quoted in Inside TSCA Article on EPA’s TSCA New-Chemicals Framework Comment Period Extension

Keller and Heckman Counsel David Fischer was quoted in the Inside TSCA article, “EPA Extends Comment Period On Redone TSCA New-Chemicals Framework.” The article discusses the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) extended deadline for its proposed update to the “framework” for the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) new-chemical reviews. The article mentions that Keller and Heckman’s letter to EPA on behalf of a TSCA Coalition of regulated companies was a factor in EPA extending the comment period by two weeks.

The article points out that many have criticized the proposal because it does not fully address concerns, such as the agency’s failure to meet the 90-day deadline for almost all submissions.

“We were aware this rule needed to be written,” commented David. “When I was [at EPA], we were hoping to make it more substantive than what this current [proposal] conveys. We knew we needed to update [the new chemicals rule] to reflect” the 2016 TSCA reform law.

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