Bloomberg Law
Dec. 11, 2019, 4:12 PM

Rule Would Require Disclosure of Chemicals Released in Accidents

Fatima Hussein
Fatima Hussein
Legal Reporter

The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board is launching a rulemaking process to require companies to disclose the chemicals released in explosions or other accidents.

“The purpose of the proposed rule is to ensure that the CSB receives rapid, accurate reports of any accidental release that meets established statutory criteria,” according to a notice of proposed rulemaking to be released Dec. 12.

A judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in February ordered the safety board to develop a rule to ensure that companies disclose the chemicals released as a result of an accident. It ...