EPA Pushes Back Chemical Safety Rollback Amid Data Dispute

July 23, 2018, 4:25 PM

Companies will have to wait a little longer for the EPA to finish work on a rollback of chemical facility safety rules after the agency failed to post data justifying the action.

The public will have another 30 days to weigh in on the plan, the EPA said in a notice scheduled for publication in the Federal Register July 24, in response to the lapse.

The decision could set back the administration’s timeline to rescind the Obama program and replace it with provisions that industry organizations support. It also comes as litigation, Air Alliance Houston v. EPA, that ...

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