Bloomberg Law
May 29, 2018, 8:43 PM

Trade Secrets Safe Under EPA Science Proposal, Attorneys Say

Bloomberg Law - Staff Reports

Chemical manufacturers’ intellectual property wouldn’t be released to the public even if the EPA completes a proposal to increase access to the science it uses to decide whether chemicals could hurt people or the environment, industry representatives said.

The proposal (RIN 2080-AA14) would require scientific data be sufficiently available to the public so that interested parties could understand how the Environmental Protection Agency reached its conclusions. That would include information the agency uses in models that predict how chemicals affect people and the environment.

Chemical toxicity and exposure data that companies spend time and money generating and submit to the ...

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