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EPA Tightening New Chemicals Controls to Aid Worker Safety (1)

March 29, 2021, 3:03 PMUpdated: March 29, 2021, 7:13 PM

The EPA will oversee and regulate new chemicals more tightly going forward, under an approach that differs from the Trump administration’s policies, the agency’s top chemicals official said Monday.

The Environmental Protection Agency will issue an order to control potential risks if it concludes one or more uses of a new chemical may present an unreasonable risk, or when it lacks the information needed to make a safety finding, said Michal Ilana Freedhoff, the Biden administration’s acting assistant administrator for chemical safety and pollution prevention.

The Trump administration often allowed companies to make a chemical—even if it could pose some ...

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