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June 25, 2018

Bloomberg Environment Quotes B&C Webinar “TSCA at 2: An Update on Implementation and Hot Topics” In “New Chemical Reviews, Regulations Said to Impede Commerce”

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On June 25, 2018, Bloomberg Environment included quotes from The Acta Group (Acta®) affiliate Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®)’s “TSCA at 2: An Update on Implementation and Hot Topics” webinar in the article “New Chemical Reviews, Regulations Said to Impede Commerce.”

The growing number of rules that are accompanying new chemicals is causing marketplace problems, said Michael Gould, environmental, health, and safety committee chairman with RadTech North America.

The EPA has been regulating about 90 percent of the new chemicals it has reviewed since TSCA was amended two years ago, said Gould, during a webinar organized by Bergeson & Campbell PC and hosted by Bloomberg Next.

By contrast, about 90 percent of new chemicals reached the market without regulations prior to TSCA being amended in 2016, he said.

Most companies will avoid purchasing any new chemical that is regulated, said Gould, whose trade association represents materials manufacturers that use ultraviolet light and electron beams to make coatings and other products that use less energy and solvents than traditional manufacturing processes use.

The record-keeping, supply chain communication, and other requirements that are part of the EPA’s new chemical regulations scare off businesses, he said. 

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