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Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)

Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization v. Wheeler

A district court denied EPA's motion to dismiss a challenge to its denial of a petition to revise reporting requirements for asbestos under the Chemical Data Reporting Rule. Health and environmental groups challenged EPA's denial of...

Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The Ninth Circuit dismissed in part, granted in part, and denied in part petitions to review EPA's 2017 Risk Evaluation Rule, which established a process for evaluating the risks of chemical substances. Environmental and health groups...

Environmental Defense Fund v. Environmental Protection Agency

The D.C. Circuit granted in part and denied in part an environmental group's petition to review EPA's 2017 Inventory Rule that imposed new reporting requirements under TSCA for chemical manufacturers and processors. The group argued...

Liebhart v. SPX Corp.

A district court held that polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) being regulated under TSCA does not bar a Wisconsin couple from bringing a citizen suit under RCRA against a neighboring property owner for releasing PCBs during the demolition...

Trumpeter Swan Society v. Environmental Protection Agency

The D.C. Circuit upheld EPA's denial of a petition filed by 101 environmental groups asking the Agency to regulate spent lead bullets and shot under TSCA. EPA rejected the petition as “non-cognizable” under TSCA §21 on the grounds that...

Center for Biological Diversity v. Jackson

A district court dismissed environmental groups' action against EPA seeking the regulation of lead shot and bullets under TSCA. In August 2010, the group petitioned EPA to regulate lead shot, bullets, and fishing sinkers under the...