Environment & Energy

EPA Signals Potential Change as Some Chemical Rules Take Effect

Feb. 5, 2021, 10:29 PM

Six final Trump-era rules on toxic chemicals and 10 rule-triggering conclusions about potential chemical risks will go under the EPA’s microscope, the agency announced Friday.

The Environmental Protection Agency’s “Updates on Chemical Safety Action” alert said the rules and risk conclusions “will undergo review (and, as necessary, revisions) to ensure they are protective of human health and the environment.” The announcement came the same day that five of the six final chemical rules became effective.

  • What potential revisions or actions are under consideration is unclear. “We don’t have anything more to provide beyond this update at this time,” Press Secretary...

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