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Posts Tagged ‘Toxic Substances Control Act’
  • EPA Proposes Changes to Toxic Substances Control Act Regulations

    Posted by on July 29, 2016
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently proposed changes to existing regulations governing significant new uses of chemical substances under the Toxic Substances Control Act to align these regulations with revisions to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Hazard Communications Standard, and with changes to the OSHA Respiratory Protection Standard and the National Instit...
  • Chemical Manufacturers Beware: EPA Releases Formerly Confidential Chemical Information

    Posted by on November 29, 2011
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is making it more difficult for chemical manufacturers to protect chemical names in reports filed under the Toxic Substances Control Act ("TSCA").  In a recent press release, U.S. EPA announced that it is making available to the public hundreds of studies on chemicals that had been treated as confidential business information ("CBI").  The move is par...
  • Environmental Lawsuit Against McDonald’s Corp. Dismissed for Lack of Standing

    Posted by on September 21, 2011
    The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois recently issued an opinion in Gencarelli v. McDonald's Corp. that dismissed a lawsuit against McDonald's alleging environmental violations.  Plaintiff alleged that McDonald's harms the environment because its food packaging contains chemicals that harm the environment when they are discarded by customers.  Plaintiff also alleged tha...

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