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Data Concerns Fuel Controversy Over TSCA PV29 Risk Evaluation

May 10, 2019 / by

Kelly Franklin /

Chemical Watch

EPN member Robert Sussman, former EPA Deputy Administrator and Senior Policy Counsel to Administrator, is quoted in this article about whether the public can trust TSCA risk evaluations without access to full and unredacted copies of health and safety information.

Frustrated With EPA, Lawmakers Seek Bipartisan Approach On Asbestos

May 10, 2019 / by

Inside EPA Staff /

Inside EPA

EPN members Robert Sussman, former EPA Deputy Administrator and Senior Policy Counsel to Administrator, is quoted in this article about House lawmakers signaling that they are willing to pursue bipartisan negotiations on a Democratic bill that would outright ban the import and use of asbestos due to frustration over EPA’s handling of the substance under the revised Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

EPA Disregards Own Scientists on Asbestos Ban

May 9, 2019 / by

Peter Castagno /

Citizen Truth

EPN member Betsy Southerland, former Director, EPA Office of Science and Technology in the Office of Water, is quoted in the Citizen Truth article about The New York Times report that revealed EPA officials disregarded the recommendations of their own scientists when issuing a rule that restricts Asbestos use but does not ban it. 

EPA Expands Asbestos SNUR While Curbing Risk Evaluation, Irking Critics

May 6, 2019 / by

Maria Hegstad /

Inside EPA

EPN members Robert Sussman, former EPA Deputy Administrator and Senior Policy Counsel to Administrator; Betsy Southerland, former Director, EPA Office of Science and Technology in the Office of Water; and Gary Timm, former EPA Chief of the Chemical Testing Branch of the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, are quoted in this article about EPA’s finalized rule regulating renewed uses of asbestos, which expanded the number of applications subject to regulation but cut some of those applications from a related risk evaluation of existing uses, angering critics and renewing the call for a total ban on asbestos.

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