Top of Page The most immediate effects will be on the new chemicals review process.EPA is now required to make an affirmative determination on a new chemical or significant new use of an existing chemical before manufacturing can commence.
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States also retain authority to address local environmental concerns related to air, water, waste treatment and disposal.
For state and federal requirements that are identical, states retain the ability to partner with the federal government on enforcement.
State action is also temporarily “paused” when EPA is evaluating a chemical, although states can avail themselves of a mandatory waiver from the “pause” if they still seek to pursue their own regulation.
Top of Page Section 26 of the Act provides EPA authority to collect fees that help to defray the costs of administering the provisions on collecting and managing information, implementing the new chemicals program, and evaluating and regulating existing chemicals.