Bloomberg Law
March 8, 2019, 5:29 PM

Trump Budget Said to Again Propose End of Chemical Safety Board

Ari Natter
Ari Natter
Bloomberg News

The Trump administration’s budget proposal will again call for eliminating the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board, an independent federal agency that investigates major industrial accidents, according to a person familiar with the plan.

The board, with an annual budget of just $12 million, was informed by the White House Office of Management and Budget of the plans, according to the person, a senior government official who wasn’t authorized to discuss the budget proposal before its release next week.

Calls to kill the agency have been previously ignored by Congress ...