Wendy Wagner, “EPA Official Says Senate Bill Needs Deadlines to Spur Completion of Chemical Reviews” (Bloomberg BNA)

A November 13 BNA Bloomberg article quotes Professor Wendy Wagner on legislation Congress is considering to modernize the Toxic Substances Control Act:

“Wendy Wagner, a law professor at the University of Texas School of Law, said S. 1009 would unduly restrict the types of scientific evidence that the EPA could consider as it determines the safety of chemicals.
“The constraints of the legislation would be inconsistent with recommendations the National Academies has made about the science the EPA should use to underly its decisions on chemicals, she said.
“‘By my count, at least 40 pages of Senate Bill 1009 are dedicated to developing these legislative constraints on the types of evidence EPA may consider and how it must use this evidence,’ she said.
Problems Foreseen
“Those requirements would create opportunities for some manufacturers to claim the agency failed to implement the law correctly, Wagner said.”