Fourteen AGs Sent Comments Urging EPA to Strengthen TSCA Risk Evaluations

Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul led a coalition of 14 attorneys general and the City of New York in submitting comments on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposal to amend the rule that determines how risk evaluations under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) are conducted. In the comments, the AGs supported EPA’s proposed amendments, including the agency’s inclusion of the term “overburdened communities,” but urged EPA to include more specific provisions in the rule so that risk evaluations will better assess the cumulative effects of toxic chemicals on these communities. The AGs also urged EPA to strengthen its proposed requirements regarding accidental releases, peer review of risk evaluations, and the way the agency assesses “fit-for-purpose” evaluations.