Chemical Makers Need to Better Explain Trade Secrets to EPA

March 7, 2019, 10:11 PM

Chemical manufacturers need to better justify their requests to keep information secret in EPA submissions, attorneys told Bloomberg Environment March 7.

The Environmental Protection Agency has promised Congress that by May 31 it will post online a range of documents that companies submit when they ask the agency for permission to make new chemicals and microbes, said Alexandra Dapolito Dunn, EPA’s assistant administrator for chemical safety and pollution prevention.

Dunn, speaking at the 2019 Global Chemical Regulations Conference, referred to promises EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler made earlier this year in a letter to Sen. Tom ...

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