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Virus Prompts EPA to Let Chemical Makers Split Risk Analysis Fees

Dec. 17, 2020, 6:17 PM

Business challenges caused by the pandemic have prompted the EPA to allow chemical manufacturers to split their payments to the agency.

Companies had been on the hook to start paying the agency more than $25 million next month. Now, they must pay one-third of their bill by Jan. 2 but will have until Sept. 4 to pay the rest, Environmental Protection Agency spokesperson Molly Block told Bloomberg Law.

“The agency is allowing for incremental payments, providing flexibility and relief for businesses” due to economic challenges posed by Covid-19, she said.

The ability to split the payments will help dozens of ...