EPA cracks down on toxic chemicals
10/24/14 05:09 PM EDT
The manufacturers are coming under new scrutiny by the Environmental Protection Agency.
The EPA announced Friday it is moving forward with significant new rules for using 52 chemicals. That means chemical manufacturers will be required to notify the agency at least 90 days in advance of working with these substances.
The Toxic Substances Control Act gives the EPA the authority to require pre-manufacture notifications for certain chemicals.
"The required notification will provide EPA with the opportunity to evaluate the intended use and, if necessary, to prohibit or limit that activity before it occurs," the agency wrote in the Federal Register.
The changes go into effect in 60 days.
Source: The Hill
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