EPA Reforms Process For Chemical Risk Assessment

Law360, New York (August 27, 2009, 2:20 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday announced reforms to its system for evaluating the public health risk of potentially hazardous chemicals, pledging to bring transparency to a process criticized last year for being vulnerable to political influence.

EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson said improvements to the agency’s Integrated Risk Information System would speed the process for posting assessments on human health risks and make comments from other federal agencies and the White House public.

“We’re improving efficiency, scientific integrity and transparency in a program that...
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