EPA’s first major decision under the 2016 Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform law is the choice of which chemicals to review first. The law requires that the agency choose at least ten chemicals from its existing Work Plan list within 180 days of enactment. Once the chemicals are designated, the law’s deadlines apply, requiring the evaluations to be completed and any needed restrictions imposed within five years. After a review of the Work Plan list, Safer Chemicals Healthy Families and our partners from a cross section of industrial unions, environmental organizations and public health organizations made recommendations for the first ten chemicals for EPA’s review.

See our coalition letter to EPA (PDF).