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Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)

Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization v. Wheeler

A district court granted nonprofit groups' motion for summary judgment in a challenge to EPA's denial of their petitions to initiate TSCA rulemaking to expand its information-gathering process regarding asbestos-related health risks....

Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. v. United States Environmental Protection Agency

The Second Circuit granted in part and denied in part a challenge to provisions of EPA's Mercury Reporting Rule that exempted certain manufacturers of mercury or mercury-added products from reporting requirements. An environmental group...

Food & Water Watch, Inc. v. United States Environmental Protection Agency

A district court denied nonprofit groups' and EPA's cross-motions for summary judgment in a challenge to the Agency's denial of a petition to regulate the fluoridation of drinking water supplies under TSCA. The groups argued that the...

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...

The Use of PFAS at Industrial and Military Facilities: Technical, Regulatory, and Legal Issues

Contamination of drinking water by per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) has garnered much attention in recent years. PFAS include perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), and PFAS exposures and risks can...

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...

Toxic Substances Control Act Reform: What's Happening, and What's Next?

Betting on Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform before the 2016 presidential election is anything but a sure thing. While most remain optimistic, with each passing day, the window of opportunity is narrowed. One possibility is...

The Price of Reform: Models for Financing a Toxic Substances Control Act 2.0

At the start of the 114th Congress, lawmakers from both parties in the House and the Senate have voiced support for reviewing and reforming the 39-year old Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Assuming that the diverse TSCA stakeholder...