EPA Adds Two New Chemical Categories: What It Means to Chemical Innovators — A Conversation with Richard E. Engler, Ph.D.
This week, Dr. Richard E. Engler, Director of Chemistry for B&C and The Acta Group, our consulting affiliate, returned to the studio to discuss the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) bold moves in developing new chemical categories to help streamline the review of new chemicals under Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Section 5. While the categorical approach to new chemical review is by no means new, it has stalled out in recent years, and EPA’s renewed work in this area is both timely and essential. Rich and I discuss the new category for mixed metal oxides (MMO) and cathode active materials (CAM) and another category for biofuels. We answer the questions “Why now?,” “How are the categories developed?,” “Where is EPA headed?,” and we discuss why you should care.
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