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Manufacturers Want Clarity on Chemicals EPA Will Scrutinize

March 19, 2018, 1:00 PM

Chemical makers want the EPA to give clear signals about the types of substances it will sift through to decide which get scrutinized for possible regulation and which get off the regulatory radar—at least temporarily.

The most effective time for companies to urge the Environmental Protection Agency to investigate or not investigate a chemical is over the next few months before the agency releases its first “prioritization” list of chemicals, and before it announces future prioritization decisions in years to come, Mark Duvall, a Beveridge & Diamond PC attorney, told Bloomberg Environment.

The agency will prioritize more chemicals in...

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