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Update to EPA’s Chemical Data Collection Rule Under Review

Jan. 30, 2019, 2:31 PM

An EPA proposed rule to update information that chemical manufacturers must provide periodically is being reviewed by the White House, a critical step before the agency can proceed to get comment on its ideas.

The Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal could alter the information that companies would submit next year or propose changes for future data collection cycles.

The proposal would revise the Chemical Data Reporting rule. That rule requires chemical manufacturers and importers to provide the EPA every four years with production volume information along with general information on how their chemical is used and the number of workers ...