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December 13, 2012

Lynn L. Bergeson, “EPA Keeps Close Eye on Cadmium,” Chemical Processing, December 13, 2012.

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

On December 3, 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continued its use of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to regulate products (not just chemicals) in publishing a final rule adding cadmium and cadmium compounds to the TSCA Section 8(d) rule. In so doing, manufacturers and importers of cadmium must submit unpublished health and safety studies to the EPA (including use in materials that have been or are “reasonably likely” to be incorporated into consumer products). This article summarizes the rule and its implications. [NOTE – on December 14, 2012, the EPA withdrew their December 3, 2012 ruling – see “EPA Withdraws TSCA Section 8(d) Cadmium Rule”]