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Biden Set to Nominate Attorney as Chemical Safety Board Chair

July 21, 2022, 8:44 PM

The White House Thursday announced its intention to nominate Steve Owens as the next chair of the US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board, where he is already a board member.

If the Senate confirms Owens as chairman, he would replace Katherine Lemos, appointed by President Donald Trump, who is leaving the board this month. He would need Senate confirmation to take the chair role.

Prior to joining the CSB, Owens was an attorney in Phoenix, Ariz., with Squire Patton Boggs LLP, focusing on environmental, safety, and health issues. During the Obama administration he served as the US Environmental Protection ...