EPA Limits Confidentiality In Toxic Chemical Reports

Law360, New York (January 21, 2010, 7:10 PM EST) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a new policy Thursday that the agency says will increase the public's access to information on potentially toxic chemicals.

Starting Thursday, the EPA said it will reject a certain type of confidentiality claim, called "confidential business information," on the identity of chemicals shown to pose a risk to human health or the environment.

Under the Toxic Substances Control Act, companies that produce, process or distribute chemicals must immediately report to the EPA if a chemical is found to be potentially...
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