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EPA’s Request for 6PPD Rule ‘Curious,’ Says Prero

December 4, 2023

Environmental counsel Judah Prero was quoted in the Chemical Watch article, “US EPA grants TSCA petition to regulate 6PPD in tyres,” which discusses the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recent grant of a request made by Native tribes that EPA develop a Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) rule restricting 6PPD, a chemical widely used as an additive in vehicle tires.

Prero described the EPA’s decision to focus on restricting the use of the chemical specifically in tires as “curious” in light of EPA’s approach towards making risk determinations on a “whole-substance” basis. He added that the agency’s current approach to 6PPD “raises a lot of questions,” and that if a final rule results in litigation, the EPA “is going to have a lot of explaining to do.”

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