April 18, 2023

Madison Le Moving from EPA’s New Chemicals Division to Biopesticides Division

In May 2023, Madison Le will move from her position as Director of the New Chemicals Division (NCD) within the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT) to the Office of Pesticide Programs’ Biopesticides Division. As reported in our March 4, 2020, blog item, Le joined OPPT as Director of the then Chemical Control Division in 2020, a particularly challenging time. During her time as head of NCD, NCD has increased...
October 14, 2021

EPA Announces Steps Intended to Enhance Scientific Integrity and Strengthen New Chemical Safety Reviews

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) announced on October 14, 2021, several actions intended to enhance scientific integrity, including establishing two internal science policy advisory councils, creating a new senior-level career position to serve as a science policy advisor to the Assistant Administrator, and making further improvements to policies and procedures. The announcement includes the following actions:...