Sign-on letter to EPA Administrator McCarthy: NRDC/NEWMOA TSCA (Chemical Policy) Petition for Rulemaking

The 22 undersigned organizations work to address public health and environmental concerns of
communities across the United States. We are very concerned with the impacts of mercury pollution
on human health, wildlife and the environment.
We are writing to you today to support the petition filed by the Natural Resources Defense Council
(NRDC) and the Northeast Waste Management Officials’ Association (NEWMOA) on June 24, 2015
to issue a rule requiring companies which import, produce, or use mercury (or mercury compounds)
in manufacturing processes to provide data regarding these activities. A national mercury inventory
was promised by EPA nearly a decade ago and these data are necessary to fulfill that promise

September 2, 2015

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