David Fischer Quoted in Inside TSCA Article on TSCA ‘Threshold’ Policy
Keller and Heckman Counsel David Fischer was quoted in the Inside TSCA article, “Environmentalists See TSCA ‘Threshold’ Policy Aiding Fenceline Protections.” The article discusses the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) termination of a long-standing policy against modeling some “small” chemical releases during the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) new-chemical reviews. Environmentalists see this as a victory, saying the move will have positive benefits for fenceline communities. However, David says that he would have wanted to see the Biden EPA seek input from the public or EPA’s science advisors first before enacting the new policy. “They just sort of pop up, and before we even know it, it’s been resolved without any input. I find that bothersome,” David comments. “I don’t know why public comment isn’t sought and SACC review isn’t sought . . . there are scientific issues. Shouldn’t we seek scientific review and potentially peer review?”
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