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EPA Seeks Company Data on Plastic Chemicals’ Disposal for Public

Aug. 5, 2022, 5:17 PM

Companies that make or use certain chemicals in plastics would have to provide the EPA details about their releases and disposal of those compounds under a rulemaking the EPA has relaunched 22 years after it was first sought.

The supplemental proposed Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act rule the Environmental Protection Agency will publish Monday would, if finalized, give communities data on the amount of the diisononyl phthalate (DINP) chemicals released into air and water, or disposed of or recycled.

The data is warranted because DINP “can reasonably be anticipated to cause cancer and serious or irreversible chronic health effects ...