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Lead Wheel Weights; Regulatory Investigation Under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) (Draft)
Apr. 3, 2024
EPA is requesting comments to assist in the potential development of regulations for the manufacture (including importing), processing, and distribution in commerce of lead for wheel-balancing weights ("lead wheel weights") under the TSCA. To inform this consideration, EPA is requesting comment from all stakeholders on the use and exposure to lead from the manufacture (including importing), processing (including recycling), distribution, use, and disposal of lead wheel weights, as well as information on their substitutes, to help determine if there is unreasonable risk to human health and the environment associated with this use. This action is relevant to a petition for a writ of mandamus filed in August 2023, by the Ecology Center, Center for Environmental Health, United Parents Against Lead & Other Environmental Hazards, and Sierra Club in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit requesting the court to direct EPA to conduct a rulemaking regulating lead wheel weights under TSCA. This final rule is effective 3 May 2024. POC is Sofie Sonner, Existing Chemicals Risk Management Division (7404M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, EPA, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460-0001; tele: (202) 565-2414; email: sonner.sofie@epa.gov. (Federal Register 3 April 2024 [Rule] Pages 22972-22974)
(Federal Register 3 April 2024 [Rule] Pages 22972-22974)

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