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EPA Nixes Request by Attorneys General to Gather Asbestos Data

April 30, 2019, 10:40 PM

The EPA won’t require companies importing asbestos or asbestos-containing products to report that information, the agency told a group of attorneys general April 30.

The Environmental Protection Agency has all the information it needs to decide whether ongoing uses of the mineral and products made with it pose an unreasonable risk to public health or the environment, the agency said in a notice detailing its reasons for denying a rulemaking request 15 attorneys general submitted Jan. 31.

A risk assessment the EPA is conducting of asbestos should be finished by mid-2020, and any decision about whether regulatory controls ...