Less than thirty minutes before the “witching hour” when the comment period ended, InternationalMosaic.com submitted it’s last set of comments. As in the past, the substance of the comments is below, but we apologize for some glitches in formatting and any missing quotation marks.
“The proposed regulation will undercut the ability of EPA (including future EPA administrators) to protect the public pursuant to the SDWA and TSCA. The breadth of the proposed regulation is is shown in part by reviewing the chemicals covered by the two acts. See, e.g., The non-confidential list of 67951 TSCA chemicals, https://www.epa.gov/tsca-inventory/how-access-tsca-inventory , the list of hazardous wastes, https://www.epa.gov/hw/defining-hazardous-waste-listed-characteristic-and-mixed-radiological-wastes
, SDWA Regulations, https://www.epa.gov/ground-water-and-drinking-water/national-primary-drinking-water-regulations, PDF copy of list, https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2016-06/documents/npwdr_complete_table.pdf
“Moreover, in addition to being bad for the environment, SDWA and TSCA lists mark the starting points for the required EIS that EPA must prepare, as required by NEPA, before the regulation is approved.”