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Chemical Makers Get Second Chance to Protect Trade Secrets (1)

Jan. 5, 2021, 6:13 PM; Updated: Jan. 5, 2021, 9:00 PM

The EPA is giving chemical manufacturers another shot to revise their requests to keep secret the details of chemicals they make or import, to the consternation of environmental groups.

The Environmental Protection Agency released a final rule (RIN 2070-AK24) Tuesday reopening a 2017 regulation describing what chemical manufacturers had to do to shield from the public and competitors the specific identity of certain compounds.

Environmental groups argue such information is vital for the public to be informed about the existence and potential risks of chemicals.

Specific chemical names are like blueprints providing the structure, source, and other details about how ...

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