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Industries Back EPA’s Plan to Examine Many Uses of 20 Chemicals

May 21, 2020, 5:02 PM

The EPA’s plans to examine how a wide variety of industries use 20 potentially risky chemicals are supported by businesses and trade groups as a step toward preventing a jumble of state regulations.

The Environmental Protection Agency has opted to examine a broad swath of ways the aerospace, auto, battery, hydraulic fracturing, and other industrial sectors use the 20 chemicals, according to a Bloomberg Law study of draft risk analysis plans released for public comment last month.

Examining a wide array of uses by many industrial sectors—rather than taking a narrow focus—could result in more state regulations being temporarily, and ...