In an article published on August 14, 2017, the non-profit organization (NPO) Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families (SCHF) informed that it has, together with other NPOs and public health advocates, filed petitions in the U.S. Court of Appeals to challenge the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) final rules setting out the framework of the revised Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). In June 2016, TSCA was amended by the Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act (LCSA) (FPF reported) and in June 2017, the EPA issued three final rules on the prioritization, risk evaluation, and inventory of chemicals (FPF reported). SCHF’s petitions address the prioritization and risk evaluation rules, alleging they “fail to provide the protections against unsafe chemicals that Congress required in the critical priority-setting and risk evaluation provisions of the new law, which are intended to ensure that unreasonable risks to health and the environment are fully assessed and eliminated.”

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SCHF (August 14, 2017). “Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families and allies sue Trump EPA over new toxics rules.

EDF (August 14, 2017). “EDF files lawsuits to defend reforms to chemical safety law.

Kelly Franklin (August 15, 2017). “NGOs take EPA to court over TSCA framework rules.Chemical Watch

Britt Erickson (October 2, 2017). “Activists sue over revamped U.S. chemical law.Chemical & Engineering News