Greg Clark Quoted in Inside TSCA Article
Keller and Heckman Partner Greg Clark was quoted in the Inside TSCA article, “Ambiguities in TSCA Orders Spur Call for Firms to Work with EPA on Tests.” The article discusses how industry attorneys are warning that the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) recent round of TSCA orders for companies to conduct occupational exposure monitoring studies of several chemicals under evaluation left unclear the exact targets of some of those tests and are urging firms to seek clarification so they don’t produce data the agency would consider irrelevant or unusable.
During a February 17th webinar Keller and Heckman hosted on EPA’s most recent set of testing orders, Greg urged representatives of companies who received test orders from EPA last month to work out study plans with the new administration, because some of the orders as written lack detail on exactly what information EPA is seeking for use in the next round of Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) evaluations.
“It’s really going to be critical to get that right,” Greg said. “It really is critical that it be clear how the testing should be performed but also that the testing is actually going to satisfy the data needs that EPA has. You don’t want to spend all the time, resources, and money to conduct these studies and have it not meet EPA’s requirements or needs for risk evaluation.”
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