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Erik Baptist Quoted in Coverage of EPA’s Final Rules on Certain PBT Chemicals

Inside EPA's Inside TSCA
December 22, 2020

Erik C. Baptist, partner in Wiley’s Environment & Product Regulation Practice, was quoted by Inside EPA’s Inside TSCA in an article about final rules the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) must issue by December 22 for five chemicals that qualify as persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

The rules may include some restrictions on the chemical known as hexachlorobutadiene (HCBD), despite an initial EPA proposal last year not to restrict uses of HCBD, Mr. Baptist said in a recent blog post that was published in the Wiley Environmental Law Line (The WELL) and cited by Inside TSCA.

“Given the number of times EPA has changed direction on the first 10 risk evaluation chemicals, we would not be surprised to see a final rule that includes some regulation of HCBD, even though EPA initially proposed not to issue any restrictions on the chemical substance,” Mr. Baptist said in the blog post, as quoted by Inside TSCA.

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