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EPA Task: Balance Chemical Trade Secrets With Public Data

June 15, 2017, 11:00 AM

The EPA says it’s hard pressed to withhold the identities of certain chemicals while also making public any health, worker safety, or environmental risk information about the chemicals under the amended toxics law passed last June.

The law gave the EPA a difficult dual obligation, Derek Swick, regulatory and scientific affairs manager for the American Petroleum Institute, told Bloomberg BNA. “It’s unclear how EPA will do this,” Swick said.

The agency is accepting comments through July 7 on its initial ideas about fulfilling a confidentiality requirement in the 2016 Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act. The agency must ...