CSB To Implement Chemical Release Reporting Rule

Law360, New York (August 27, 2009, 4:16 PM EDT) -- On the heels of a report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office condemning the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board's “incomplete” database of accidental chemical releases, the board has said it plans to implement a rule requiring companies to report all such accidents.

In a notice of proposed rulemaking posted Thursday in the Federal Register, the CSB said it had not yet implemented such a rule, despite a legislative requirement to do so, because it was able to find out about most chemical releases through...
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