Environmental -- 2019

Environmental Defense Fund v. EPA   (D.C. Circuit)

TSCA inventory reset intervention

The NAM and a group of other associations intervened in the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) lawsuit filed by the Environmental Defense Fund. The “Inventory Reset Rule” at issue here, sorts the master list of chemicals, called the TSCA Chemical Substances Inventory “TSCA Inventory,” based on whether the chemicals are active or inactive in commerce. If a chemical is not identified as active, it will be listed as “inactive.” After the Reset, it will be illegal to manufacture, import, or process chemicals designated on the Inventory as inactive. An adverse decision in this litigation could have significantly impacted companies that manufacture or use chemicals that are classified, prioritized and evaluated under TSCA. On April 26, 2019, the NAM received a mostly favorable judgment.

Related Documents:
NAM intervenor brief  (May 31, 2018)
Motion to Intervene  (October 2, 2017)


© 2019 National Association of Manufacturers