Nalco Sues EPA Over Chemical Regulation 'Flip-Flop'

Law360, New York (April 21, 2011, 3:07 PM EDT) -- Nalco Co. lodged a suit Wednesday in Washington federal court alleging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's “regulatory flip-flop” on urea and ammonia products will put its pulp and paper operations out of business, prompting the agency to temporarily back off.

For years, it was the EPA's position that Nalco's three major products for use in the pulp and paperboard industry — an ammonium sulfate product and two urea-based products — did not have to be registered under the Federal Insecticide Fungicide and Rodenticide Act, according to...
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