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Pallone on EPA Chemical Risk Evaluation Under TSCA

Nov 14, 2018
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) released the following statement today after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a draft risk evaluation for Pigment Violet 29 (PV29), which is one of the first ten chemicals undergoing risk evaluation under the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act:   

“The new draft risk evaluation of PV29 raises serious red flags about the Trump EPA’s commitments to scientific integrity and protecting the public health.  EPA appears to have purposely discounted known environmental hazards, numerous foreseeable uses, and all manufacturing below reporting thresholds for the Chemical Data Reporting Rule.  This is disturbing but falls in line with the Trump Administration’s ongoing attempts to weaken the updated TSCA law. We look forward to holding hearings on this draft and EPA’s broad efforts to undermine the Lautenberg Act early next year.”

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