A New Phase In EPA Chemical Risk Control

Law360, New York (February 25, 2013, 12:55 PM ET) -- On Jan. 9, 2013, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released for public comment draft risk assessments on the first five of the "work plan" chemicals identified for priority review by the agency last year.  See 78 Fed. Reg.1856.

In March 2012, the EPA unveiled a list of 83 chemicals that the agency is targeting for risk assessments and possible risk management actions in the next few years. The EPA selected the chemicals through a two-step process.

First, the agency reviewed a wide range of internal and external data...
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