EPA Submits TSCA Section (6a) Rulemaking On Asbestos (Part 1: Chrysotile Asbestos) to OMB for Review

National Law Review Washington, DC

On December 16, 2021, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) submitted to the Office of Management Budget (OMB) a proposed rule under Section 6(a) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) on asbestos (part 1: chrysotile asbestos). According to an item in the fall 2021 Unified Agenda, the TSCA Section 6(a) rulemaking is needed to address the unreasonable risks of chrysotile asbestos that were identified in a risk evaluation completed under TSCA Section 6(b). 

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