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any attempt by EPA to further regulate common rock dust particles." NSSGA supported TSCA modernization for a variety of reasons, not the least of which relate to regulatory process. The updated law instructs EPA to craft a new and transparent review process that requires a thorough scientific evaluation of any public health risks before a substance can be regulated or put into commerce. An important feature of the new law-one that is difficult to overemphasize-is that EPA must use the best available science when evaluating substances for regulation. If EPA decides a substance poses an unreasonable risk to humans or the environment, it must issue use restrictions that can range from labeling requirements to an outright ban. EPA must also further employ the federal government's formal rulemaking process that requires public notice of the agency's intent, and the opportunity for all stakeholders to participate in TSCA regulatory actions. EPA staff are wasting no time implementing the new law, in part because of deadlines imposed by the statute and because the clock is ticking on the current administration. The agency held stakeholder meetings Aug. 9-10 in Washington, D.C. to solicit input on EPA's development of new procedures to identify and evaluate high-priority chemical substances. By mid-December 2016, EPA is expected to establish a chemical Science Advisory Committee "to provide independent advice and expert consultation with respect to the scientific and technical aspects of issues related to implementation of the statute" under TSCA. Also by the end of 2016, EPA is required to publish the initial list of 10 high-priority chemicals and formally initiate risk evaluations for those chemicals, and to propose its updated process for identifying and conducting risk evaluations for high priority chemicals. The final rules for these new processes are due mid-June 2017. Endorsed by Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., and ranking Democrat Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., the TSCA modernization act was named in honor of its original sponsor, Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg, D-N.J., who died in 2013. The senator worked tirelessly over numerous legislative sessions to gain support in both parties for the overhaul. Looking back at the decade-long efforts to modernize the 40-year-old statute, it's natural to wonder if the bipartisan efforts leading to TSCA reform were isolated events. "I want the American people to know that this is proof that even in the current polarized political climate here in Washington, things can work," President Obama said during the billsigning ceremony at the White House. "It's possible. We can keep families safe and unleash the engine of American innovation. We can protect the planet and keep creating jobs. If we can get this bill done, it means that somewhere out there on the horizon, we can make our politics less toxic as well." ■ Design & Construction of Fines Recovery Equipment Doing What We Do Best omega Providing Solutions Learn More Call 866-616-9351 or Visit www.azfab.com 24804657_AZFAB.indd STONE, SAND & GRAVEL REVIEW, September/October 2016 1 4/1/16 12:11 PM http://www.azfab.com http://www.azfab.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - September/October 2016

Aggregates Alerts
Election Day Means More Than the Oval Office
Election 2016
Going Above and Beyond
The Endangered Species Act and Development Projects
Toxic Substances Subject to New Review and Regulation
Q&A With Marc Kmec
Rip & Share
NSSGA@Work
Products & Services Guide
Index of Advertisers
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Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - September/October 2016 - Aggregates Alerts
Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - September/October 2016 - Election Day Means More Than the Oval Office
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Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - September/October 2016 - Going Above and Beyond
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Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - September/October 2016 - The Endangered Species Act and Development Projects
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Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - September/October 2016 - Toxic Substances Subject to New Review and Regulation
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Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - September/October 2016 - Q&A With Marc Kmec
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Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - September/October 2016 - Products & Services Guide
Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - September/October 2016 - Index of Advertisers
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