The EPA Set for a Busy 2017

The Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention likely will have a lot to do

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Last year was full of surprises, two of which will drive much of the agenda in 2017 for the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). First, Congress significantly amended the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Although many thought the chances of successful TSCA legislation were slim, the second surprise event was even more unexpected — the election of Donald Trump as President. Along with a Republican President, both the House and Senate remain Republican majorities. So, the EPA , along with other regulators, will be pressured to align with the party platform, and be more flexible and…

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