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Panel to Build on Ideas to Ease Chemical Data Requirements

Aug. 18, 2017, 4:00 AM

A panel that included manufacturers agreed Aug. 17 to flesh out four ideas to simplify EPA requirements companies face when providing information about chemicals in waste streams they recycle.

Before its next meeting Sept. 13-14, the Environmental Protection Agency advisory committee—which includes makers of glass, metal, electronic parts, and other products—will discuss strategies to:

  • clarify existing exemptions in a chemical rule that allow some manufacturers to not have to give the EPA details about certain chemicals in their waste;
  • give manufacturers the option of reporting some chemicals as groups rather than individual substances;
  • simplify the requirements of a specific section ...