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EPA Shifts Gears as Chemical Law Hits Two-Year Milestone

June 22, 2018, 4:02 AM

Chemical manufacturers will get guidance from the EPA June 22 on ways they can name their chemicals while protecting confidential business information.

The Environmental Protection Agency said its guidance will allow it to share more information with the public about new chemicals that will enter commerce and existing compounds while protecting the confidential details about a molecule’s specific identity.

The EPA’s guidance on structurally descriptive generic names, additional guidance and policies, and a final rule requiring a wide variety of companies to report their production or use of mercury reporting—all of which the agency is ready to release June 22—marked ...