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OSHA, EPA to Share Trade Secrets in Joint New Chemicals Work (1)

Jan. 12, 2021, 10:40 PM; Updated: Jan. 13, 2021, 12:20 AM

The EPA will share with OSHA trade secrets about chemicals that manufacturers seek to produce or import, under an agreement the two agencies announced Tuesday.

The Environmental Protection Agency and Occupational Safety and Health Administration released a memorandum of understanding describing how they would protect chemical manufacturers’ confidential business information from disclosure to the public, including competitors.

The Toxic Substances Control Act lets companies, with justified reasons, keep an array of information secret. That includes the name of the company that wants to make the new chemical, the specific uses the new chemical would have, and even the precise name ...

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