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David Fischer Quoted in Inside TSCA Article on EPA’s ‘Unreasonable Risk’ Stance

Keller and Heckman Counsel David Fischer was quoted in the Inside TSCA article, “EPA, Allies Defend TSCA ‘Unreasonable Risk’ Stance Amid Industry Attacks.” The article outlines the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) defense of the agency’s ‘Unreasonable Risk’ stance in recent TSCA rulemakings, while discussing the criticism the agency is receiving that they are overstepping their authority.

David argues that the current administration has set ‘unreasonable risk’ at the same levels it establishes as existing chemical exposure limits (ECELs).

Referencing EPA’s rule for methylene chloride, David said the rule sets out “more or less a definition of what is the unreasonable risk. It’s the ECEL.” He followed up by saying, “My bottom line is the ECEL seems very close to a no risk standard so what happened to the term ‘unreasonable risk’?”

David believes that Congress should revise TSCA again, in order to define the term more clearly. To that end, he has formed the TSCA Improvement Coalition, further details of which can be found in the following Keller and Heckman press release.

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