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EPA Orders Chemical Makers to Provide Data for Nine Chemicals

Jan. 15, 2021, 7:02 PM

The 3M Co., BASF Corp, Boeing Co., and Porsche are among the companies that must turn over data on nine solvents and flame retardants to help the EPA determine whether it needs to regulate those chemicals.

The Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday that it’s issued “test orders” that require companies making and using the nine chemicals to provide environmental safety and worker exposure data about them.

The agency will use the information to decide whether the chemicals are so risky that they must be restricted.

The 2016 Toxic Substances Control Act amendments gave the EPA the authority to simply order ...

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