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EPA Announces Improvements to New Chemical Safety Reviews

Friday, August 11, 2017  
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By Facility Safety Management Magazine

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is reporting the backlog of reviews for new chemicals has been eliminated.

“EPA has a tremendous responsibility to review new chemicals intended to enter the U.S. market for safety,” said EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. “EPA can either be a roadblock to new products, or it can be supporter of innovation and ever-improving chemical safety. I am happy to report that the backlog of new chemical reviews is eliminated. With the ongoing commitment of the staff working on TSCA reviews, and input from stakeholders, our goal is to ensure a new chemicals program that is both protective of human health and the environment, while also being supportive of bringing new chemicals to market.”

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