EPA’s current efforts to change regulations for what it constitutes as unsafe products is counter to the law clearly prescribed by Congress in the 2016 amended TSCA law. The change would allow the EPA to ignore the scientific process for basing its conclusions on empirical evidence. Instead, the EPA could ban all uses of a substance because it finds one use of it to be an “unreasonable risk.” It could also mean that perfectly safe products would be needlessly banned. This kind of regulatory burden puts U.S. manufacturers at a significant disadvantage in the global economy, and it costs American jobs.
You can read this commentary in Real Clear Energy.