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July 18, 2017

Charles Auer and Richard Engler, Ph.D., Quoted In Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report Article “Chemical Industry Eyes New Chance to Drive EPA Risk Analyses”

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On July 18, 2017, Charles M. Auer, Senior Regulatory and Policy Advisor with The Acta Group (Acta®), and Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Senior Chemist with Acta, were quoted by Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) data gathering authority.

[…] The EPA’s recent rules don’t mention any intention to use the agency’s new authority under the amended chemicals law to order companies to provide toxicity or exposure data, Richard Denison, lead senior scientist for the Environmental Defense Fund, said June 27 at a [Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA)] forum organized by the Environmental Law Institute.


Charles Auer, who used to run the agency’s chemicals office, and Richard Engler, a chemist who worked for the EPA’s new chemicals program, have told Bloomberg BNA they’d like to see the agency make greater use its new data-gathering authority. Both men now work in the Washington, D.C., office of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

The central failing of the original law was the hurdle the EPA had to surmount before it could get the information it needed to assess and manage chemical risks, Auer said during the law institute forum. […] [subscription required]