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New Chemicals Could Enter Market Sooner Under Plan Eyed by EPA (1)

July 17, 2018, 3:12 PMUpdated: July 17, 2018, 8:40 PM

Chemical makers, such as DowDupont and the BASF Corp., may be able to bring products to market faster under a strategy the EPA is considering that would ease restrictions on new substances.

Political appointees in the EPA’s chemicals office are directing agency staff to limit rules and other restrictions they place on new chemicals.

Career staff also are being directed to increase the number of new chemicals deemed safe enough to reach the marketplace quickly, according to information obtained by Bloomberg Environment.

The agency continues to evolve its approach ...